Xinping Hui

Ph.D., Professor


Xin-Ping Hui received his B. Sc. degree from Northwest Normal University in 1996 and Ph. D. (2001) in organic chemistry at Lanzhou University. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2002-2004) at National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. He became an associate professor of chemistry at Lanzhou University in 2006 and was promoted to a full professorship in 2012. His current research interests were focus on the asymmetrical catalytic reactions and synthetic methodology.

Representative Publications

1. Zhu, S.-Y.; Zhang, H.; Ma, Q.-W.; Liu, D.; Hui, X.-P.* Oxidative NHC catalysis: direct activation of b sp3 carbons of saturated acid chlorides, Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 298–301.

2. Zhu, S.-Y.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, W.; Hui, X.-P.* Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized Tetrahydro-1H-1,2-diazepines by N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed [3+4] Annulation. Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 5380–5383.

3. Yang, Y.-J.; Ji, Y.; Qi, L.; Wang, G.; Hui, X.-P.* Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclopenta[3,4]pyrroloindolones via N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Michael-Aldol- Lactamization Cascade Reaction. Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 3271–3274.

4. Yang, Y.-J.; Zhang, H.-R.; Zhu, S.-Y.; Zhu, P.; Hui, X.-P.* Highly Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized Pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinolines via N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Cascade Sequence, Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 5048–5051.

5. Liu, Y.; Zhou, L.;* Hui, X.-P.*; Dong, Z.; Zhu, H.; Shao, Y.; Li, Y. Fabrication of magnetic amino-functionalized nanoparticles for S-arylation of heterocyclic thiols, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 48980–48985.

6. Zhang, H.-R.; Dong, Z.-W.; Yang, Y.-J.; Wang, P.-L.; Hui, X.-P.* N-Heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed stereoselective cascade reaction: synthesis of functionalized tetrahydroquinolines, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4750–4753.

7. Wang, R.-L.; Zhu, P.; Lu, Y.; Huang, F.-P.; Hui, X.-P.* Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Four-component Cascade Reaction: Facile Synthesis of Hexahydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 87–92.

8. Shi, S.-H.; Huang, F.-P.; Zhu, P.; Dong, Z.-W.; Hui, X.-P.* Synergistic Chiral Ion Pair Catalysts for Asymmetric Catalytic Synthesis of Quaternary α,β-Diamino Acids, Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2010–2013.


Room 328, the Second Chemistry Building




19921996, Northwest Normal University, B. Sc.

19962001, Lanzhou University, Ph. D.

20022004, National Chung Hsing University, Post-doctoral