Zhixiang Xie



Zhixiang Xie received his BS (1996) in chemical engineering at Guangxi University, and MS (1999) and PhD (2002) in organic chemistry at Lanzhou University (P. R. China). He worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2002-2004) at Peking University working with Professor Zhen Yang. He obtained an associate professor position at Lanzhou University in 2004. In 2010, He was promoted to full professor. He worked with Professor Barry M. Trost as a senior visiting fellow (2012-2013) at Stanford University. His current research interests include: (1) Total Synthesis of Anti-HIV Bioactive Natural Products; (2) Biomimetic Synthesis of Natural Product and Synthetic Methodological Research; (3) Improvement on the Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals.

Representative Publications

1. Guo, Y. H.; Zhang, Y. H.; Xiao, M. X.; Xie, Z. X.* Biomimetic Syntheses of Callistrilones A–E via an Oxidative [3 + 2] Cycloaddition, Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 2509−2512.

2. Li, Z. L.; Zhang, X.; Yang, Z. J.; Zhang, Y. H.; Xie, Z. X.* Biomimetic Synthesis of Isorosmanol and Przewalskin A, J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83(1), 437−442.

3. Zhang, Y. H.; Guo, Y. H.; Li, Z. L.; Xie, Z. X.* Biomimetic Total Synthesis of Paeoveitol, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4578−4581.

4. Wang, Y.; Li, Z. L.; Lv, L. B.; Xie, Z. X.* Synthetic Study of Rubriflordilactone B: Highly Stereoselective Construction of the C-5-epi ABCDE Ring System, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 792-795.

5. Zhou, N. N.; Xie, T.; Liu, L.; Xie, Z. X.* Cu/Mn Co-oxidized Cyclization for the Synthesis of Highly Substituted Pyrrole Derivatives from Amino Acid Esters: A Strategy for the Biomimetic Syntheses of Lycogarubin C and Chromopyrrolic Acid, J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 6061–6068.

6. Wei, L.; Xiao, M. X.; Xie, Z. X.* Total Syntheses of (−)-Spirooliganones A and B, Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2784–2786.

7. Wu, W.; Xiao, M. X.; Wang, J. B.; Li, Y.; Xie, Z. X.* Biomimetic Total Synthesis of (-)-Isatisine A, Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 1624-1627.

8. Du, C.; Li, L Q.; Li, Y.; Xie, Z. X.* Construction of Two Vicinal Quaternary Carbons by Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation: Total Synthesis of Hyperolactone C and (-)-Biyouyanagin A, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 7853-7856.


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19921996Guangxi UniversityB.S.

19961999Lanzhou UniversityM.S.

19992002Lanzhou UniversityPh.D.

20022002Perking UniversityPost-doc.

20122013Stanford UniversityUS, Senior Visiting Scholar.