Zi-Fa Shi


Zi-Fa Shi received a B.S. degree from Lanzhou University in 1995. He joined Prof. Xiao-Ping Cao’s group at College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou, as a graduate student and performed research in the field of organic synthesis. He got his Ph.D. degree in the year of 2007 and became a lecturer of chemistry at Lanzhou University in July. He was promoted to an associate professorship in 2010. His current research interests include synthesis of organic functional molecules and synthetic methodology.

Representative Publications

1. Man, T.; Xu, N.-S.; Yu, Z.-H.; Huo, Y.; Yuan, Y.; Shi, Z.-F.; Cao, X.-P.; Wang, L.; Zhang, H.-L., Modulation of Piezochromic Fluorescence Behavior by Subtle Structural Change. Dyes and Pigments 2019, 166, 301–306.

2. Xing, Z.-M.; Song, L.-L.; Li, F.-X.; Xu, N.-S.; Wang, L.-F.; Shi, Z.-F.; Cao, X.-P., Organocatalytic Enantioselective Tandem Michael Addition and Cyclization Reaction of Trisubstituted 2-Nitro-1,3-enynes with Cyclic 1,3-Diketones. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 1892–1900.

3. Shi, Z.-F.; An, P.; Wen, W.; Xing, Z.-M., Dendron-Enhanced Emission from 1,4-Bis[2,2-bis(4-alkoxyphenyl)vinyl]benzene Derivatives. Asian J. Org. Chem. 2016, 5, 786‒791.

4. An, P.; Xu, N.-S.; Zhang, H.-L.; Cao, X.-P.; Shi, Z.-F.; Wen, W., Facile Preparation of α-Cyano-α,ω-Diaryloligovinylenes: A New Class of Color-Tunable Solid Emitters. Chem. Asian J. 2015, 10, 1959‒1966.

5. Wang, L.-F.; Shi, Z.-F.; Cao, X.-P.; Li, B.-S.; An, P., Construction of Fused- and Spiro-oxa-[n.2.1] Skeletons by a Tandem Epoxide Rearrangement/intramolecular [3+2] Cycloaddition of Cyclopropanes with Carbonyls. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 8061‒8064.

6. Wang, L.-F.; Cao, X.-P.; Shi, Z.-F.; An, P.; Chow, H.-F., A Phosphine-Catalyzed Regioselective [3+2] Cycloaddition of Ethyl 5,5-Diarylpenta-2,3,4-trienoate with Aromatic Aldehydes and α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 3383‒3390.

7. Shi, Z.-F.; Black, H. T.; Dadvand, A.; Perepichka, D. F., Pentacenobis(thiadiazole)dione, an n-Type Semiconductor for Field-Effect Transistors. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 5858‒5860.

8. An, P.; Shi, Z.-F.; Dou, W.; Cao, X.-P.; Zhang, H.-L., Synthesis of 1,4-Bis[2,2-bis(4-alkoxyphenyl)vinyl]benzenes and Side Chain Modulation of Their Solid-State Emission. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 4364‒4367.

9. Shi, Z.-F.; Chai, W.-Y.; An, P.; Cao, X.-P., Novel Synthesis of Amphiphilic Dendrons by the Double-Stage Convergent Method. Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 4394‒4397.

10. Shi, Z.-F.; Wang, L.-J.; Wang, H.; Cao, X.-P.; Zhang, H.-L., Synthesis of Oligo(phenylene ethynylene)s with Dendrimer "Shells" for Molecular Electronics. Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 595‒598.



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