Dr. Prof. Chanjuan XI




Prof. Dr. Xi got her B.Sc. degree in 1986 at Lanzhou University. Then she joined Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and pursued research program in Physical Chemistry. In course of her work, she earned a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry in 1994. In 1996, she joined Hokkaido University and earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1999, and spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow in Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University. In 2000, she joined Department of Chemistry of Tsinghua University. She has involved in teaching <Physical Organic Chemistry> and <Organotransition Metal Chemistry>. Her research interests are in designing organometallic compounds and finding novel reactions for organic synthesis. Now she is Mmember of the Editorial Advisory Board for the American Chemical Society journal Organometallics.



1982.08 - 1986.07  B. Sci. Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, China

1991.04 - 1994.05  M Sci. Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

1996.04 - 1999.03  Ph.D. Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan



1986.07-1995.08   Assistant Professor, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

1995.11-1996.03   Researcher, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan

2000.05-2005.12   Associate Professor, Department ofChemistry, TsinghuaUniversity, Beijing

2006.01-present    Professor, Department of Chemistry, TsinghuaUniversity, Beijing



Physical Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Elementary Organic Chemistry

Advanced Organic Chemistry



1.       Zhou, Y.; Yan, X.; Chen, C.; Xi, C. Copper-Mediated Reaction of Zirconacyclopentadienes with Azides: A One-Pot Three-Component Synthesis of Multiply Substituted Pyrroles from One Azide and Two Alkynes, Organometallics 2013, 32, 6182-6185.

2.       Liu, H.; Zhou, Y.; Yan, X.; Chen, C.; Liu, Q.; Xi, C. Copper-Mediated Amidation of Alkenylzirconocenes with Acyl Azides: Formation of Enamides, Orgnic Letters 2013, 15, 5174-5177.

3.       Yan, X.; Fang, K.; Liu, H.; Xi, C. Copper-catalyzed oxidation of arene-fused cyclic amines to cyclic imides, Chemical Communication 2013, 49, 10650-10652.

4.       Liu, H.; Yan, X.; Chen, C.; Liu, Q.; Xi, C. Copper-mediated electrophilic imination of alkenylzirconocenes with O-benzoyl ketoximes and aldoximes, Chemical Communication 2013, 49, 5513-5515.

5.       Cai, S.; Chen, C.; Sun, Z.; Xi, C. CuCl-catalyzed ortho trifluoromethylation of arenes and heteroarenes with a pivalamido directing group, Chemical Communication 2013, 49, 4552-4554.

6.       Yan, X.; Zhou, Y.; Xi, C. Reactivity of Alkynylzirconate toward α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds, Organometallics 2013, 32, 869-873.

7.       Yan X, Chen C, Zhou Y, Xi C, Copper-Catalyzed Electrophilic Amination of Alkenylzirconocenes with O-Benzoylhydroxylamines: An Efficient Method for Synthesis of Enamines, Organic Letters 2012, 14, 4750-4753.

8.       Wang F, Chen C, Deng G, Xi C, Concise Approach to Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one via Copper-Catalyzed Tandem Reaction of o-Bromobenzamide and Potassium Thiocyanate in Water, Journal of Organic Chemistry 2012, 77, 4148-4151.

9.       Cai S, Wang F, Xi C, Assembly of 3-Substituted Isocoumarins via a CuI-Catalyzed DominoCoupling/Addition/Deacylation Process, J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 2331-2336.

10.   Wang Y, Liao Q, Zhao P, and Xi C, Palladium-Catalyzed Tandem N-Vinylation and Cyclization of Anilines and Haloenynes: An Efficient Approach to Substituted Quinolines, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2011, 353, 2659-2664.

11.   Zhou Y, Wang Y, and Xi C, Copper-mediated Reaction of Oxazirconacyclopentenes with But-2-ynedioates: A New Pathway for the Formation of α-Methylene-δ-lactone Derivatives, Organometallics 2011, 30, 5077-5079.

12.   Liao Q, Zhang L, Li S, and Xi C, Domino N-H/C-H Bond Activation: Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of Nitrogen-Bridgehead Heterocycles Using Azoles and 1,4-Dihalo-1,3-dienes, Organic Letters 2011, 13, 228-231.