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Prof. Dr Zhenghu Xu


E-mail: xuzh@sdu.edu.cn

Address: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 

Shandong University. No 27 South Shanda Road, Jinan China,

Education Background and work experience :

Professor (2015, 9- ) School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, China

Associate Professor (2011,1-2015, 9) School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, China

Postdoc. (2007,10-2010,11) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, USA. Advisor: Professor Hong Wang.

Ph. D. (2001,9-2007,7) Organic chemistry, State key Laboratory of Organometallic

Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai.   

Advisors: Professor. Li-Xin Dai and Professor. Yong Tang

Thesis: The oxazoline ligand catalyzed asymmetric reaction of metal carbene derived from diazocompounds

B. S (1997.9-2001.7). Chemistry Department ,Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 


2015. Qilu and Tang Scholar award of Shandong University.

2015. Outstanding scholar award of Shandong Province.

2015 Excellent instructor award of master thesis of Shandong university.

2017 Science Bulletin 2017 Best paper award.

2018. One of the most favorite teacher of Taishai College in Shandong University

2019. Excellent instructor award of PhD thesis of Shandong Province.

2019. Excellent instructor award of Bachelor thesis of Shandong university.

2020. Thieme chemistry Journal award.

2020. Natual Science award of Shandong Province (Second class, First author)

Representive Publications

1.       Deng, Y.; Liu, L.; Sarkisian, R.; Wheeler, K.; Wang, H.*;Xu, Z.*Arylamine catalyzed Enamine Formation: Cooperative Catalysis of Arylamines with Acids.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3663-3667.(highlighted in synfacts, 2013, 631)

2.       Wang, W.; Peng, X.;Wei, F.; Tung, C.-H.; Xu, Z.* “Copper(I)-Catalyzed Interrupted Click Reaction: Synthesis of Diverse 5-Hetero-Functionalized Triazoles.”Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 649-653.

3.       Li, H.; Shan, C.; Tung, C.-H.; Xu, Z. * “Dual Gold and Photoredox Catalysis: Visible light-mediated Intermolecular Atom Transfer Thiosulfonylation of Alkenes.” Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 2610 –2615.

4.       Li, H.; Cheng, Z.; Tung, C.-H.; Xu, Z. * Atom Transfer Radical Addition to Alkynes and Enynes: a Versatile Gold/Photoredox Approach to Thio-Functionalized Vinylsulfones. Acs. Catal. 2018, 8, 8237-8243.

5.       Teng, Q.; Thirupathi, N.; Tung, C.-H.; Xu, Z. * Hydroalkynylative cyclization of 1,6-enynes with terminal alkynes. Chem Sci. 2019, 10, 6863.

6.       Thirupathi, N.; Fang Wei, Tung, C.-H., Xu, Z.* Divergent synthesis of chiral cyclic azides via asymmetric cycloaddition reactions of vinyl azides. Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 3158.

7.       Qi Teng, Wenxiu Mao, Dong Chen, Zhen Wang, Chen-Ho Tung, and Zhenghu Xu* Asymmetric Synthesis of a Fused tricyclic Hydronaphthofuran Scaffold by Desymmetric [2+2+2] Cycloaddition. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 2220-2224.

8.       Jialin Qi, Fang Wei, Shuai Huang, Chen-Ho Tung, and Zhenghu Xu*, Copper(I)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Interrupted Kinugasa Reaction: Synthesis of α-Thiofunctional Chiral β-LactamsAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021. 10.1002/anie.202013450.