Prof. Zheng-Ming Li has devoted to basic research of green pesticide chemistry. He and colleagues established National Pesticide Engineering Research Center in Nankai University in 1995. His team discovered a new eco-friendly Monosulfuron with independent intellectual properties and state certificates to apply in millet fields. The docking of Monosulfuron on target enzyme ALS was investigated:
Recently he studied structure / activity / degradation relationship of sulfonylurea herbicides and firstly discovered that substitutes on their structural key points greatly influence degradation rates in environment. It provides a controllable degradation approach for our multi-crop rotation planting system.