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Li Xin

Subject: Organic Chemistry

Address:Room 313, 6th Buiding, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, 300071

Telephone: 13820943109

E-Mail: xin_li@nankai.edu.cn

Website: poc.nankai.edu.cn

Research Interest:
(1) to develop viable and reliable chiral small molecular catalysts with broad synthetic applications, (2) to disclose the underlying catalytic mechanism and principle as well as the connections between molecular recognition/assembly and selective catalysis.



History:
1998.9-2002.7 B.Sc. Department of Chemistry, Nankai University,
Advisor: Professor J. –P. Cheng
2002.9-2007.7 Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Nankai University,
Advisor: Professor J. –P. Cheng
2007.9-2009.7 postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Advisor: Professor S. Z. Luo
2009.7-2009.12 Assistant Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010.1-2010.8 Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010.9-present Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Nankai University



Honors and Awards:
“New Century Excellent Talents in University” (2012)



Selected publications:
[1] S. Li, C. Yang, Q. Wu, X. Li,* J. –P. Cheng, “Atroposelective Catalytic Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation Reaction for Axially Chiral Anilides with Achiral Morita–Baylis–Hillman Carbonates” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 12836-12843.
[2] C. Yang, E. Zhang, X. Li,* J. –P. Cheng,* “Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Benzofuran-2-ones to Alkyl 2-Phthalimidoacrylates: Modeling Structure-Stereoselectivity Relationship Using Steric and Electronic Parameters”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6506-6510.
[3] N. Dong, Z. –P. Zhang, X. S. Xue, X. Li,* J. –P. Cheng, “Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric 1,6-Conjugate Addition of Thioacetic Acid to para-Quinone Methides”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1460-1464.
[4] Z.-P. Zhang, N. Dong, X. Li,* “Bismuth-Catalyzed Allylation of para-Quinone Methides”, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 1301-1304.
[5] C. Yang, J. Wang, Y. Liu, X. Ni, X. Li,* J. –P. Cheng, “Catalytic Behavior Study of Bifunctional Hydrogen-Bonding Catalysts Guided by Free Energy Relationship Analyses of Steric Parameters”, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 5488-5497.
[6] Y. Li, C. Q. He, F. –X. Gao, Z. Li, X. –S. Xue, X. Li,* K. N. Houk,* J. –P. Cheng. “Design and Applications of N-tert-Butyl Sulfinyl Squaramide Catalysts” Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 1926-1929.