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XuMu Zhang


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Department of Chemistry

zhangxm@sustc.edu.cn

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT
2015 –                   South University of Science and Technology of China
                             Department Chair, Professor of Chemistry
2011 – 2015           Wuhan University
                             Professor of Chemistry
2007 – 2015           Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
                             DistiguishedProfessor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
1994 – 2006           The Pennsylvania State University
                             Professor of Chemistry (2003 - 2006)
                             Associate Professor of Chemistry (1999 - 2003)
                             Assistant Professor of Chemistry (1994 - 1999)            
 
EDUCATION 
1992 – 1994         Stanford University, Stanford, CA
                                Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate, 
                                Advisor: Professor James P. Collman
1987 - 1992          Stanford University, Stanford, CA 
                                Ph.D., Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
                                Advisor: Professor James P. Collman
1985 - 1987          University of California, San Diego, CA
                                M.S., Inorganic Chemistry
                                Advisor: Professor Gerhard N. Schrauzer
1982 - 1985          Chinese Science Academy, Fuzhou, People’s Republic of China
                                M.S., Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
                                Advisors: Professor Jinling Huang and Professor Jiaxi Lu
1978 - 1982          Wuhan University, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China
                                 B.S., Chemistry
 
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
High efficient and selective catalysis, including transition metal catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation, asymmetric hydroformylation and linear hydroformylation; Synthesis of biologically active compounds; Material chemistry
 
AWARDS & HONORS
2010 - 2015  The 1000 talent Professor of Chemistry in Wuhan University
2005 - 2010  The Changjiang Scholar lecture Professor in Wuhan University
2000 - 2003  The Oustanding Young Scientist B of NSFC, SIOC
2009 - 2010  Gusu Tech Leadership Award, Suzhou city
2008 - 2009  Tech Pioneer Award, Suzhou Industrial Park
2002  American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award 
2001  Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal    
2000  The John Simon Guggenheim  Foundation Fellow 
1998  The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award
1996  Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
1996  DuPont Young Investigator Award
1994  The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award
1991  Franklin Veatch Fellowship, Stanford University
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
1990 -Member of American Chemical Society
 
Founder of Chiral Quest  (www.chiralquest.com) Chiral Quest is profitable
Major investors: KPCB, CRCI, JIAC, Infinity, Suzhou Industrial Park Investors
 
Representative Publications
1    “Shape-Selective Olefin Epoxidation Catalyzed by Manganese Picnic-Basket Porphyrins,” J. P. Collman, X. Zhang, J. I. Brauman, and R. T. Hembre, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1990, 112, 5356.
2    “Asymmetric Epoxidation Catalyzed by an Iron ‘BINAP Capped’ Porphyrin,” J. P. Collman, X. Zhang, V. Lee, and J. I. Brauman, Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemistry Communications, 1992, 1647. 
3    “Enantioselective Epoxidation of Unfunctionalized Olefins Catalyzed by Threitol-strapped Manganese Porphyrins,” J. P. Collman, V. J. Lee, X. Zhang, J. A. Ibers, and J. I. Brauman, Journal of the  American Chemical Society, 1993, 115, 3824.
4    “Catalytic Regioselective and Asymmetric Epoxidation,” J. P. Collman, X. Zhang, V. J. Lee, E. Uffelman, and J. I. Brauman, Science, 1993, 261, 1404.
5    “Congruent Multiple Michael Addition for the Synthesis of Biomimetic Heme Analogues,” J. P. Collman, X. Zhang, P. C. Herrmann, E. S. Uffelman, B. Boitrel, A. Straumanis, and J. I. Brauman, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1994, 116, 2881.
6    “Dioxygen Binding in Iron and Cobalt Picnic-Basket Porphyrins,” J. P. Collman, X. Zhang, K. Wong, and J. I. Brauman, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1994, 116, 6245.
7    “A Synthetic Analogue for the Oxygen Binding Site in Cytochrome C Oxidase,” J. P. Collman, P. C. Herrmann, B. Boitrel, X. Zhang, T. A. Eberspacher, L. Fu, J. Wang, D. L. Rousseau, and E. R. Williams, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1994, 116, 9783.
8    “Enantioselective Epoxidations Catalyzed by Tartrate-Strapped Metalloporphyrins,” J. P. Collman, V. J. Lee, X. Zhang, C. Kellen-Yuen, J. A. Ibers, and J. I. Brauman, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1995, 117, 692.
9    “Functional Analogues of the Oxygen Binding and Activating Heme Proteins,” J. P. Collman and X. Zhang, in Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry, Jean-Marie Lehn, ed., 1996, Vol. 5, p. 1.
10    “Aza-Crown-Capped Porphyrin Models of Myoglobin: Studies of the Steric Interactions of Gas Binding,” J. P. Collman, P. C. Herrmann, L. Fu, T. A. Eberspacher, M. Eubanks, B. Boitrel, P. Hayoz, X. Zhang, J. I. Brauman, and V. W. Day, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1997, 119, 3481.
11    “A Functional Model Related to Cytochrome C Oxidase and its Electrocatalytic Four-Electron Reduction of Dioxygen,” J. P. Collman, L. Fu, P. C. Herrmann, and X. Zhang, Science, 1997, 275, 949.
12    “Highly Enantioselective Rh-Catalyzed Hydrogenations with a New 1,4-Diphosphine Containing Cyclic Backbones,” G. Zhu, P. Cao, Q. Jiang, and X. Zhang, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1997, 119, 1799.
13    “The First Asymmetric [3+2] Cycloaddition of 2,3-Butadienoates with Electron-Deficient Olefins Catalyzed by Novel Chiral Monophosphines, 2,5-Dialkyl-7-phenyl-7-phosphabicyclo[2.2.1]heptanes,” G. Zhu, Z. Chen, Q.  Jiang, D.  Xiao, P. Cao, X. Zhang, Journal of the American Chemical Society 1997, 119, 3836.
14    “Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Simple Ketones Catalyzed by a Rh-PennPhos Complex,” Q. Jiang, Y. Jiang, D. Xiao, P. Cao, and X. Zhang, Angewandte Chemie International English Edition, 1998, 37, 1100 (Highlighted as a Cover Picture).
15    “New Chiral Bis(oxazolinylmethyl)amine Ligand for Ru-Catalyzed Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones,” Y. Jiang, Q. Jiang, and X. Zhang, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1998, 120, 3817.
16    “Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Cyclic Enol Acetates Catalyzed by a Rh-PennPhos Compound,” D. Xiao, Q. Jiang, Z. Zhang, P. Cao, X. Zhang, Angewandte Chemi International English Edition, 1999, 38,  516.
17    “Highly Enantioselective Cyclocarbonylation of Allylic Alcohols Catalyzed by Pd-1,4-bisphosphine Complexes”  P. Cao,  and X. Zhang, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1999, 121, 7708.
18    “Development of New Chiral P, N Ligands and Their Application in Cu-Catalyzed Enantioselective Conjugate Addition of Diethylzinc to Enones,” X. Hu, H. Chen and X. Zhang, Angewandte Chemi International English Edition, 1999, 38, 3518.
19    “Rh-Catalyzed Enyne Cycloisomerization” P.  Cao,  B. Wang, X. Zhang, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2000, 122, 6490.
20     “The First Highly Enantioselective Rh-Catalyzed Enyne Cycloisomerization” P.  Cao,  X, Zhang, Angewandte Chemi International English Edition,  2000, 39, 4104.
21    “Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Acyclic Imines Catalyzed by Ir-f-Binaphane  Complexes”  D. Xiao, X. Zhang, Angewandte Chemi International English Edition, 2001, 40, 3425. 
22     “A New Chiral 1, 2-Bisphosphine Ligand with a Novel Structural Motif: Applications in Highly Enantioselective Rh-Catalyzed Hydrogenations” W. Tang, X. Zhang, Angewandte Chemi International English Edition, 2002, 41, 1612.
23    “Highly Effective Chiral ortho-Substituted BINAPO Ligands (o-BINAPO):  Applications in Ru-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenations of beta-Aryl Substituted  beta-(Acylamino)acrylates and beta -Keto Esters” Y. Zhou, W. Tang, X. Zhang, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124, 4952.
24    "Highly Enantioselective Syntheses of Functionalized alpha-Methylene-gamma-butyrolactones via Rh(I)-catalyzed Intramolecular Alder-ene Reaction" A. Lei, M. He, X. Zhang, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124, 8198.
25    "Highly Enantioselective Ag(I)-Catalyzed [3 + 2] Cycloaddition of Azomethine Ylides” J. M Longmire, B. Wang, X. Zhang, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124, 13400. 
26     “Highly Enantioselective Rh-Catalyzed  Intramolecular Alder-Ene Reactions for the Syntheses of Chiral Tetrahydrofurans” A. Lei,  M. He, S, Wu, X. Zhang, Angewandte Chemi International English Edition. 2002, 41, 3457.
27    “Highly Enantioselective Cycloisomerization of Enynes Catalyzed by Rhodium for the Preparation of Functionalized Lactams ”  A. Lei, J. P. Waldkirch, M. He, X. Zhang, Angewandte Chemi International English Edition. 2002, 41, 4526.
28    “A New Chiral Ruthenium Complex for Catalytic Asymmetric Cyclopropanation” W, Tang, X. Hu, X. Zhang, Tetrahedron Letter, 2002, 43, 3075.
29    “A Practical Synthesis of 2-Amino-2’-hydroxy-1,1’-binaphthyl (NOBIN)”, K. Körber, W. Tang, X. Hu, X. Zhang, Tetrahedron Letter. 2002, 43, 7163.
30    “Chiral C2-Symmetric Ligands with 1,4-Dioxane Backbone Derived from Tartrates: Syntheses and Applications in Asymmetric Hydrogenation” W. Li, Li, J. P.  Waldkirch, X. Zhang, Journal of Organic  Chemistry,  2002,  67; 7618
31    “Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Itaconic Acid and Enol Acetate Derivatives with the Rh-TangPhos Catalyst”   W, Tang, D, Liu, X. Zhang.    Organic  Letter,  2003,  5,  205.
32    “Phospholane-oxazoline ligands for Ir-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation.”     W. Tang, W. Wang, X. Zhang, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition  2003,  42,  943.
33    “Highly Enantioselective Reductive Amination of Simple Aryl Ketones Catalyzed by Ir-f-Binaphane in the Presence of Titanium(IV) Isopropoxide and Iodine”.   Y.  Chi, Y.-G. Zhou; X. Zhang.      Journal of Organic Chemistry  2003,  68,  4120.   
34    “Novel Rhodium-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 1,6-Enynes with an Intramolecular Halogen Shift”.     X. Tong, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang,.    Journal of the American Chemical Society  2003,  125,  6370.
35    “New Chiral Phosphorus Ligands for Enantioselective Hydrogenation”     W. Tang, X. Zhang. Chemical  Review 2003,  103, 3029.
36    “Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Tetrasubstituted Olefins of Cyclic beta-(Acylamino)acrylates”    W. Tang, S.  Wu, X. Zhang.       Journal of the American Chemical Society,   2003,  125,  9570.
37    “A bisphosphepine ligand with stereogenic phosphorus centers for the practical synthesis of beta-aryl-beta-amino acids by asymmetric hydrogenation”    W. Tang, W. Wang, Y. Chi, X.  Zhang,      Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2003,  42, 3509.
38    “Rh-Catalyzed Kinetic Resolution of Enynes and Highly Enantioselective Formation of 4-Alkenyl-2,3-disubstituted Tetrahydrofurans”    A. Lei, M. He, X. Zhang,  Journal of the American Chemical Society,  2003,  125, 11472.
39     “Highly Enantioselective Asymmetric Hydrogenation of  Alpha-Phthalimide Ketone-An Efficient Entry to Enantiomerically Pure Aminoalcohol  Aminoalcohols”  A. Lei, M. He,  S  Wu,  X.  Zhang Journal of the American Chemical Society,  2004,  126, 1626
40    “Rhodium-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 1,6-Enynes with an Intramolecular Halogen Transfer Reaction Scope and Mechanism”  X, Tong, D, Li,. Z.Zhang, X. Zhang. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2004, 126, 7601.
41     “Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation” Y. Chi, W. Tang, X.  Zhang.   Chapter one  in  “Rhodium-Catalyzed Organic Reactions”  Wiley-VCH,  Evans, A. Ed,  Weinheim, p 1, 2005.
42    "Practical Synthesis of Enantiopure gamma-Amino Alcohols by Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of beta-Secondary-Amino Ketones" Liu, D.; Gao, W.; Wang, C.; Zhang, X.Angewandte Chemi International English Edition, 2005, 44, 1687.
43     “Enantioselective hydrogenation of allylphthalimides: an efficient method for the synthesis of beta-methyl chiral amines”     Wang C. J.; Sun X.; Zhang X.  Angewandte Chemi International English Edition, 2005, 44, 4933.
44    “A Highly Enantioselective, Pd- TangPhos-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of N-Tosylimines”   Yang, Q.; Gao, S.; Gao, W.; Deng, J.; Zhang, X. Angewandte Chemi International English Edition,  2006, 45, 3832.
45    “A Hydrid Phosphorus Ligand for Highly Enantioselective Asymmetric Hydroformylation”   Yan, Y.; X. Zhang. X.  Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 7198.
46    “A Tetraphosphorus Ligand for Highly Regioselective Isomerization−Hydroformylation of Internal Olefins“ Yan, Y.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, X Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 16058.
47    " Rh-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of 3-Arylbutanoic Acids" Sun, X.; Zhou, L.; Wang, C.-J.; Zhang, X.Angewandte Chemi International English Edition 2007, 46, 2623-2626.
48     “Developing Chiral Ligands for Asymmetric Hydrogenation.”      Zhang, W.; Chi, Y.; Zhang, X.    Acc. Chem. Res.  2007,  40,  1278.  
49    “The other bisphosphine ligands for enantioselective alkene hydrogenation”      Chi, Y.; Tang, W.; Zhang, X.    Editor(s): De Vries, Johannes G.; Elsevier, Cornelis J.    Handbook of Homogeneous Hydrogenation  2007,  2  853.  
50    “Chiral Bronsted acid catalyzed asymmetric Baeyer-Villiger reaction of 3-substituted cyclobutanones by using aqueous H2O2”     Xu, S.; Wang, Z.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, X.; Ding, K.    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed  2008,  47,  2840.  
51     “Phospholes, phospholenes, phospholanes and phosphinanes”      Shang, G.; Zhang, X  In  Phosphorus Ligands in Asymmetric Catalysis, .    Boerner, Armin. Ed.  2008,  1  135.  
52    “Efficient synthesis of chiral beta-arylisopropylamines by using catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation”      Chen, J.; Zhang, W.; Geng, H.; Li, W.; Hou, G.; Lei, A.; Zhang, X.   Angewandte Chemi International English Edition 2009,  48,  800.  
53     “Rhodium-Catalyzed Direct Oxidative Carbonylation of Aromatic C-H Bond with CO and Alcohols”      Guan, Z.; Ren, Z.; Spinella, S..; Yu, S; Liang, Y.; Zhang, X.     Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009,  131,  729.
54    “Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective and Diastereoselective Hydrogenation of  -Ketoenamides: Efficient Access to anti 1,3-Amino Alcohols”      Geng, H.; Zhang, W.; Chen, J.; Hou, G.; Zhou, L.; Zou, Y.; Wu, W.; Zhang, X.    Angewandte Chemie, International Edition  2009,  48,  6052.
55     “Spiro[4,4]-1,6-nonadiene-Based Phosphine-Oxazoline Ligands for Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Ketimines”      Han, Z.; Wang, Z.; Zhang, X.; Ding, K.     Angewandte Chemi International English Edition   2009,  48,  5345.
56    “Enantioselective Hydrogenation of N-H Imines”      Hou, G.; Gosselin, F.; Li, W.; McWilliams, J. C.; Sun, Y.; Weisel, M.; O'Shea, P. D.; Chen, C. Y.; Davies, I. W.; Zhang, X.. Journal of the American Chemical Society  2009,  131,  9882.  
57    "Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric hydroformylation of N-allylamides: highly enantioselective approach to beta2-amino aldehydes"     Zhang Xiaowei; Cao Bonan; Yu Shichao; Zhang Xumu  Angewandte Chemi International English Edition   2010,  49,  4047. 
58     "Electron-Donating and Rigid P-Stereogenic Bisphospholane Ligands for Highly Enantioselective Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenations"      Zhang, Xi; Huang, Kexuan; Hou, Guohua; Cao, Bonan; Zhang, Xumu.     Angewandte Chemi International English Edition   2010,  49,  6421-6424.
59    "Iridium-Monodentate Phosphoramidite-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Substituted Benzophenone N-H Imines"      Hou, Guohua; Tao, Ran; Sun, Yongkui; Zhang, Xumu; Gosselin, Francis.     Journal of the American Chemical Society  2010,  132,  2124-2125.  
60     "Highly Efficient Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Unprotected  -Enamine Esters"     Hou, Guohua; Li, Wei; Ma, Miaofeng; Zhang, Xiaowei; Zhang, Xumu.   Journal of the American Chemical Society   2010,  132,  12844-12846. 
61    " Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Unprotected Indoles Activated by Bronsted Acids"      Wang, Duo-Sheng; Chen, Qing-An; Li, Wei; Yu, Chang-Bin; Zhou, Yong-Gui; Zhang, Xumu.    Journal of the American Chemical Society   2010,  132,  8909-8911.  
62    " Developing chiral phosphorus ligands for asymmetric hydrogenations"     Li, Wei; Hou, Guohua; Sun, Xianfeng; Shang, Gao; Zhang, Weicheng; Zhang, Xumu.    IUPAC Commission,  Pure and Applied Chemistry  2010,  82,  1429-1441.
63    "Bisphosphacycles - from DuPhos and BPE to a diverse set of broadly applied ligands" Zhang, Weicheng; Zhang, Xumu, Edited by Zhou, Qi-Lin From Privileged Chiral Ligands and Catalysts, 2011, p 55-91.  
64    "A highly efficient and enantioselective access to tetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloids: asymmetric hydrogenation with an iridium catalyst"  Chang Mingxin; Li Wei; Zhang Xumu, Angewandte Chemi International English Edition 2011, 50, 10679-81. 
65    "Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of β,β-Disubstituted Nitroalkenes " Li, Shengkun; Huang, Kexuan; Cao, Bonan; Zhang, Jiwen; Wu, Wenjun; Zhang, Xumu,Angewandte Chemi International English Edition 2012, 51, 8573-8576.
66    "Synthesis of Chiral Aliphatic Amines through Asymmetric Hydrogenation" Liu, Tang-Lin; Wang, Chun-Jiang; Zhang, Xumu Angewandte Chemi International English Edition 2013, 52, 8416-8419
67     “Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Pyridinium Salts with an Iridium Phosphole Catalyst” Chang, Mingxin; Huang, Yuhua; Liu, Shaodong; Chen, Yonggang; Krska, Shane W.; Davies, Ian W.; Zhang, Xumu.Angewandte Chemi International English Edition 2014, 53, 12761-12764.
68    “Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Tetrasubstituted α-Acetoxy β-Enamido Esters: A New Approach to Chiral α-Hydroxyl-β-amino Acid Derivatives” Wang, Qingli; Huang, Wenhua; Yuan, Haoquan; Cai, Qin; Chen, Liming; Lv, Hui; Zhang, Xumu. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 16120-16123.  
69     “Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of unprotected NH imines assisted by a thiourea” Zhao Qingyang; Wen Jialin; Tan Renchang; Huang Kexuan; Metola Pedro; Wang Rui; Anslyn Eric V; Zhang Xumu.Angewandte Chemi International English Edition 2014, 53, 8467-70.  
70     “Asymmetric hydrogenation of imines” Li Wei; Zhang Xumu.Topics in current chemistry 2014, 343, 103-44.
71    "Highly Regio- and Enantioselective Synthesis of γ,δ-Unsaturated Amido Esters by Catalytic Hydrogenation of Conjugated Enamides” Gao, Min; Meng, Jing-jing; Lv, Hui; Zhang,Angewandte Chemi International English Edition 2015, 54, 1885–1887.
 
 

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