Prof. Shou-Fei Zhu

  • Educational Background
    1996.09-2000.06 
    B.Sc., Nankai University (Advisor: Prof. Shou-He Xiang)
    2000.09-2005.06 
    Ph.D., Nankai University (Advisor: Prof. Qi-Lin Zhou)  
    2012.03-2013.03 
    Postdoctoral Fellow, the University of Tokyo (Advisor: Prof. Eiichi Nakamura)



  • Professional Career
    2005.07-2008.12 Lecturer, Nankai University
    2008.12-2013.12
    Associate Professor, Nankai University
    2013.12-present
    Professor, Nankai University



  • Honors and Awards
    2019 The National Natural Science Award (the First-Rank, R3)
    2019 Asian Rising Stars Lectureship Award, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies
    2018 Chiral Chemistry Award for Your Investigates (CCS)
    2018 Tianjin 131 Creative Team Leader
    2017 National Program for Special Support of Eminent Professionals
    2016 The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars
    2016 Tianjin Youth Wu-Si Medal
    2015 Youth Science and Technology Innovation Leader (MOST)
    2015 Tianjin Youth Science and Technology Innovation Leader
    2015 Tianjin 131 Creative Talents Cultivation Project (First Class)
    2015 Asian Core Program Lectureship Awards (from Hong Kong and Korea)
    2015 Nankai-Jebsen Scholarships for Teachers
    2013 National Program for Support of Top-notch Young Professionals
    2013 The 12th Tianjin Youth Award for Science and Technology
    2013 Tianjin Natural Science Award (the First-Rank, R3)
    2012 the Science Funds for Excellent Youth (NSFC)
    2012 Young Chemist Award of Chinese Chemical Society
    2010 the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (MOE)
    2007 Tianjin Natural Science Award (the First-Rank, R3)
    2004 Hong Kong Qiu-Shi Award for Graduate Students

  • Representative Publications

    1. 1. Ji-Min Yang#, Feng-Kai Guo#, Yu-Tao Zhao, Qiao Zhang, Ming-Yao Huang, Mao-Lin Li, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Insertion of alkylidene carbenes into B-H bonds, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 20924-20929.
    2. 2. Meng-Yang Hu, Peng He, Tian-Zhang Qiao, Wei Sun, Wen-Tao Li, Jie Lian, Jin-Hong Li, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Iron-catalyzed regiodivergent alkyne hydrosilylation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 16894-16902.
    3. 3. Liang-Liang Yang, Declan Evans, Bin Xu, Wen-Tao Li, Mao-Lin Li, Shou-Fei Zhu*, K. N. Houk*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Enantioselective diarylcarbene insertion into Si-H bonds induced by electronic properties of the carbenes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 12394-12399.
    4. 4. You Li, Yu-Tao Zhao, Ting Zhou, Meng-Qing Chen, Yi-Pan Li, Ming-Yao Huang, Zhen-Chuang Xu, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou, Highly enantioselective O-H bond insertion of α-alkyl- and α-alkenyl-α-diazoacetates with water, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 10557-10566.
    5. 5. Mao-Lin Li, Jin-Han Yu, Yi-Hao Li, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Highly enantioselective carbene insertion into N-H bonds of aliphatic amines, Science 2019, 366, 990-994.
    6. 6. Meng-Yang Hu, Jie Lian, Wei Sun, Tian-Zhang Qiao, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Iron-catalyzed dihydrosilylation of alkynes: efficient access to geminal bis(silanes), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 4579-4583.
    7. 7. Meng-Yang Hu, Qiao He, Song-Jie Fan, Zi-Chen Wang, Luo-Yan Liu, Yi-Jiang Mu, Qian Peng*, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Ligands with 1,10-phenanthroline scaffold for highly regioselective iron-catalyzed alkene hydrosilylation, Nature Commun. 2018, 9, 221.
    8. 8. Yue Pang, Qiao He, Zi-Qi Li, Ji-Min Yang, Jin-Han Yu, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou, Rhodium-catalyzed B–H bond insertion reactions of unstabilized diazo compounds generated in situ from tosylhydrazones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 10663-10668.
    9. 9. Ke Li, Mao-Lin Li, Qi Zhang, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Highly enantioselective nickel-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkenylation of N- and O-tethered 1,6-dienes to form six-membered heterocycles, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 7458-7461.
    10. 10. Huan Xu#, Yi-Pan Li#, Yan Cai#, Guo-Peng Wang, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Highly enantioselective copper- and iron-catalyzed intramolecular cyclopropanation of indoles, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 7697-7700.
    11. 11. Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Iridium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of unsaturated carboxylic acids, Acc. Chem. Res. 2017, 50, 988-1001.
    12. 12. Ji-Min Yang, Zi-Qi Li, Mao-Lin Li, Qiao He, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Catalytic B-H bond insertion reactions using alkynes as carbene precursors, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3784-3789.
    13. 13. Mao-Lin Li#, Shuang Yang#, Xun-Cheng Su, Hui-Ling Wu, Liang-Liang Yang, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Mechanism studies of Ir-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of unsaturated carboxylic acids, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 541-547.
    14. 14. Bin Xu, Mao-Lin Li, Xiao-Dong Zuo, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou, Catalytic asymmetric arylation of α-aryl-α-diazoacetates with aniline derivatives, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8700-8703.
    15. 15. Cui Guo, Dong-Wei Sun, Shuang Yang, Shen-Jie Mao, Xiao-Hua Xu*, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Iridium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of 2-pyridyl cyclic imines: a highly enantioselective approach to nicotine derivatives, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 90-93.
    16. 16. Jun-Jie Shen, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Yan Cai, Huan Xu, Xiu-Lan Xie, Qi-Lin Zhou, Enantioselective iron-catalyzed intramolecular cyclopropanation reactions, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13188-13191.
    17. 17. Bin Xu, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Xiao-Dong Zuo, Zhi-Chao Zhang, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Enantioselective N‒H insertion reaction of α-aryl α-diazoketones: an efficient access to chiral α-aminoketones, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 3913-3916.
    18. 18. Xiu-Lan Xie, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Jun-Xia Guo, Yan Cai, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Enantioselective palladium-catalyzed insertion of α-aryl-α-dizaoacetates into the O-H bonds of phenols, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2978-2981.
    19. 19. Qing-Qing Cheng, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Yong-Zhen Zhang, Xiu-Lan Xie, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Copper-catalyzed B-H bond insertion reaction: a highly efficient and enantioselective C-B bond-forming reaction with amine-borane and phosphine-borane adducts, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14094-14097.
    20. 20. Bin Xu, Shou-Fei Zhu*, Xiu-Lan Xie, Jun-Jie Shen, Qi-Lin Zhou*, Asymmetric N-H insertion reaction cooperatively catalyzed by rhodium and chiral spiro phosphoric acids, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11483-11486.