ZHU CanOrganic Chemistry, Principal Investigator

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  • Transition metal catalysis: Design and development of novel ligands and catalysts

  • Methodology development for the synthesis of natural products and drug molecules

  • Supramolecular catalysis

  • 2013  Wang You Scholarship, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

  • 2014  M. Braun Scholarship, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS              

  • 2016  Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany                       

  • 2019  Olle Engkvist Foundation Scholarship, Sweden                          

  • 2005.9-2009.7   B.S. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China

  • 2009.9-2014.7   Ph.D.  Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2014.9-2016.8   Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • 2016.9-2018.6   Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

  • 2018.7-2019.9   Researcher, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • 2019.10-2020.9   Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 2020.11   Principal Investigator, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

  1. C. Zhu, J. Liu†, B. K. Mai, F. Himo, J. E. Bäckvall. Efficient Stereoselective Carbocyclization to cis-1,4-Disubstituted Heterocycles Enabled by Dual Pd/Electron Transfer Mediator (ETM) Catalysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 5751-5759 (2020).

  2. C. Zhu, J. Liu†, M.-b. Li†, J.-E. Bäckvall. Palladium-catalyzed oxidative dehydrogenative carbonylation reactions using carbon monoxide and mechanistic overviews. Chem. Soc. Rev. 49, 341-353 (2020).

  3. M. B. Li, D. Posevins, A. Geoffroy, C. Zhu, J. E. Bäckvall. Efficient Heterogeneous Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Cascade Reactions of Enallenols to Furan and Oxaborole Derivatives. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 1992-1996 (2020).

  4. C. Zhu, B. Yang†, B. K. Mai, S. Palazzotto, Y. Qiu, A. Gudmundsson, A. Ricke, F. Himo, J. E. Bäckvall. Highly Selective Palladium-Catalyzed Hydroborylative Carbocyclization of Bisallenes to Seven-Membered Rings. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 14324-14333 (2018).

  5. C. Zhu, J. L. Schwarz, S. Cembellín, S. Greßies, F. Glorius. Highly Selective Manganese(I)/Lewis Acid Cocatalyzed Direct C‒H Propargylation Using Bromoallenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 437-441 (2018).

  6. B. Yang, Y. Qiu, T. Jiang, W. D. Wulff, X. Yin, C. Zhu, J. E. Bäckvall. Enantioselective Pd-Catalyzed Carbonylative Carbocyclization of Enallenes via Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling with Terminal Alkynes: Efficient Construction of α-Chirality of Ketones. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 4535-4539 (2017).

  7. C. Zhu, B. Yang†, Y. Qiu, J. E. Bäckvall. Highly Selective Construction of Seven-Membered Carbocycles by Olefin-Assisted Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbocyclization–Alkoxycarbonylation of Bisallenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 14405-14408 (2016).

  8. Y. Qiu, B. Yang, C. Zhu, J. E. Bäckvall. Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbocyclization-Borylation of Enallenes to Cyclobutenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 6520-6524 (2016).

  9. B. Yang†, C. Zhu, Y. Qiu, J. E. Bäckvall. Enzyme- and Ruthenium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Transformation of α-Allenic Alcohols to 2,3-Dihydrofurans. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 5568-5572 (2016).

  10. C. Zhu, B. Yang, J. E. Bäckvall. Highly Selective Cascade C-C Bond Formation via Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbonylation-Carbocyclization-Carbonylation-Alkynylation of Enallenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 11868-11871 (2015).

  11. C. Zhu, B. Yang, T. Jiang, J. E. Bäckvall. Olefin-Directed Palladium-Catalyzed Regio-and Stereoselective Oxidative Arylation of Allenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 9066-9069 (2015).

  12. C. Zhu, S. Ma. Sc(OTf)3-Catalyzed Bicyclization of o-Alkynylanilines with Aldehydes: Ring-Fused 1,2-Dihydroquinolines. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 13532-13535 (2014).

  13. C. Zhu, X. Zhang, X. Lian, S. Ma. One-Pot Approach to Installing Eight-Membered Rings onto Indoles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 7817-7820 (2012).

 (†equal contribution,; corresponding author)         

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