||Postdoctoral Fellow, Catalysis Research Center (CRC),
Hokkaido University, Japan, (with Prof. Tamotsu TAKAHASHI)
||Ph.D. Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Japan
(with Prof.Tamotsu TAKAHASHI)
||M.Sc. Nanjing University, Zhengzhou University, and the
Henan Institute of Chemistry, (with Prof. Douman JIN)
||B.Sc. Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, China
||Professor, College of Chemistry, Peking University, China
||Research Associate, Henan Institute of Chemistry, China
||Assistant Professor, CRC, Hokkaido University, Japan
||Associate Professor, College of Chemistry, Peking University, China
(1) Development of Organo-di-metallic Reagents
(2) Reactive Organometallic Intermediate-based Organic Synthesis
(3) Cooperative Activation & Transformation of Dinitrogen Molecule
HONORS AND AWARDS
2015 Academician, CAS
2014 CCS-Akzo Nobel Chemical Sciences Award
2004 Yaozeng Huang Organometallic Chemistry Award
2002 Changjiang Professorship
2000 Outstanding Young Investigator award from HK Qiu Shi Science & Technologies Foundation
1998 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars
2008-2012 Associate Editor, Applied Organometallic Chemistry (Wiley)
2013- now Associate Editor, Organic Letters (ACS)
Member of the advisory board or the Consulting Board of Accounts of Chemical Research, Synlett/Synthesis, Tetrahedron/Tetrahedron Letters, Chem. Lett., Asian J. Org. Chem., Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan. He also serves for several Chinese journals as editors or advisory board members, including Associate Editor of Chinese Science Bulletin, and Chemistry.
Junnian Wei, Yongliang Zhang, Yue Chi, Liang Liu, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*. Aromatic Dicupraannulenes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 60-63.
Shaoguang Zhang, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Semibullvalene and Diazasemibullvalene: Recent Advances in the Synthesis, Reaction Chemistry, and Synthetic Applications, Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 1823-183.
Junnian Wei, Yongliang Zhang, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*, 1,3-Butadienyl Dianions as Non-innocent Ligands: Synthesis and Characterization of Aromatic Dilithio Rhodacycles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 9986-9990
Wen-Xiong Zhang, Shaoguang Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Zirconocene and Si-Tethered Diynes: A Happy Match Directed toward Organometallic Chemistry and Organic Synthesis, Acc. Chem. Res. 2011, 44, 541-551.
Zhenfeng Xi, 1,4-Dilithio-1,3-dienes: Reaction and Synthetic Applications, Acc. Chem. Res. 2010, 43, 1342-1451.