Prof. Zhihui Shao
Prof. Zhihui Shao

Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry for Natural Resource, Ministry of Education

School of Chemical Science and Technology, Yunnan University, China


2007 – Present Professor, Yunnan University, China
2006 – 2007  Postdoctoral fellows, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
2004 – 2006  Postdoctoral associates, University of Montreal, Canada

2001 – 2004  Ph.D.  Lanzhou University, China

Publications (Selected)
  1. Shao, Z.-H.;* Zhang, H.-B. Combining of transition metal catalysis and organocatalysis: a broad new concept for catalysis  Chem. Soc. Rev. 2009, 38, 2745-2755
  2. Shao, Z.-H.;* Zhang, H.-B. N-Tosylhydrazones: versatile reagents for metal-catalyzed and metal-free cross-coupling reactions  Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 560-572
  3. Shao, Z.-H.;* Peng, F.-Z. Metal-mediated oxidative cross-coupling of terminal alkynes: a promising strategy for alkyne synthesis Angew.  Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 9566-9568
  4. Li, Y.-M.; Li, X.; Peng, F.-Z.; Li, Z.-Q.; Wu, S.-T.; Sun, Z.-W.; Zhang, H.-B.; Shao, Z.-H.* Catalytic asymmetric construction of spirocyclopentaneoxindoles by a combined Ru-catalyzed cross-metathesis/double Michael addition sequence Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 6200-6203
  5. Li, X.; Li, Y.-M.; Peng, F.-Z.; Wu, S.-T.; Li, Z.-Q.; Sun, Z.-W.; Zhang, H.-B.; Shao, Z.-H.* Highly enantioselective one-pot synthesis of spirocyclopentaneoxindoles containing the oxime group by organocatalyzed Michael addition/ISOC/fragmentation sequence. Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 6160-6163
  6. Fan, B.-M.; Li, X.-J.; Peng, F.-Z.; Zhang, H.-B.; Chan, A. S. C.; Shao, Z.-H.* Ligand-controlled enantioselective [2 + 2] cycloaddition of oxabicyclic alkenes with terminal alkynes using chiral iridium catalysts Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 304-306
  7. Peng, F.-Z.; Shao, Z.-H.;* Pu, X.-W.; Zhang, H.-B. Highly diastereo- and enantioselective direct aldol reactions promoted by water-compatible organocatalysts bearing central and axial chiral elements Adv. Synth. Catal. 2008, 350, 2199-2204
  8. Li, X.; Li, X.-J.; Peng, F.-Z.; Shao, Z.-H.* Mutually complementary metal- and organocatalysis with collective synthesis: asymmetric conjugate addition of 1,3-carbonyl compounds to nitroenynes and further reactions of the products Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201200226
  9. Li, X.-J.; Peng, F.-Z.; Li, X.; Wu, W.-T.; Sun, Z.-W.; Li, Y.-M.; Zhang, S.-X.; Shao, Z.-H.* Enantio- and regioselective organocatalytic conjugate addition of malonates to nitroenynes Chem. Asian J. 2011, 6, 220-225
  10. Sun, Z.-W.; Peng F.-Z.; Li, Z.-Q.; Zou, L.-W.; Zhang, S.-X.; Li, X.; Shao, Z.-H.* Enantioselective conjugate addition of both aromatic ketones and acetone to nitroolefins catalyzed by chiral primary amines bearing multiple hydrogen-bonding donors. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 4103