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Zi Weiwei

Subject: Organic Chemistry

Address:613 North Chemistry Building, Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin

Telephone: 022-83662801

E-Mail: zi@nankai.edu.cn

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Weiwei_Zi

Research Interest:
Organometallic Chemistry, Asymmetric Catalysis, Natural Products Synthesis





History:
2002-2006 B.S. in Chemistry, Lanzhou University
2006-2011 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic chemistry, CAS
2011-2012 Research Associate, Shanghai Institute of Organic chemistry, CAS
2012-2016 Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley

Honors and Awards:
2011 Dean Excellence Award of CAS





Selected publications:
1. Weiwei Zi, F. Dean Toste*, Recent Advances in Enantioselective Gold Catalysis. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016, Advance Article
2. Weiwei Zi, F. Dean Toste*, Gold(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Desymmetrization of 1,3-Diols through Intramolecular Hydroalkoxylation of Allenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14447-14451.
3. Hongmiao Wu,? Weiwei Zi, ? Guigen Li, Hongjian Lu*, F. Dean Toste*, Gold(I)-Catalyzed Desymmetrization of 1,4-Dienes by an Enantioselective Tandem Alkoxylation/Claisen Rearrangement. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 8529-8532. (?equally contribution)
4. Weiwei Zi, Hongmiao Wu, F. Dean Toste*, Gold(I)-Catalyzed Dearomative Rau- tenstrauch Rearrangement: Enantioselective Access to Cyclopenta indoles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 3225-3228.
5. Weiwei Zi, Zhiwei Zuo, Dawei Ma*, Intramolecular Dearomative Oxidative Coupling of Indoles: A Unified Strategy for Total Synthesis of Indoline Alkaloids. Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 42, 702-711.
6. Weiwei Zi,? Yi-Ming Wang, ? F. Dean Toste*, An In Situ Directing Group Strategy for Chiral Anion Phase-Transfer Fluorination of Allylic Alcohols. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 12864-12867. (?equally contribution)
7. Weiwei Zi, F. Dean Toste*, Gold(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Carboalkoxylation of Alkynes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12600-12603.
8. Weiwei Zi, Weiqing Xie, Dawei Ma*, Total Synthesis of Akuammiline Alkaloid (-)-Vincorine via Intramolecular Oxidative Coupling. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9126-9129.
9. Weiwei Zi, Shouyun Yu, Dawei Ma*, A Convergent Route to the Galbulimima Alkaloids (-)- GB 13 and (+)- GB 16. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 34, 5887-5890.