Wei XU

xu-wi at keio.jp

2014 B.S. in Applied Chemistry
School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

2019 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China (Prof. Yuanhong Liu)

2019-2020 Post-doctoral fellow
Institute of Microbial Chemistry (BIKAKEN), Tokyo, Japan
(Prof. Masakatsu Shibasaki and Dr. Naoya Kumagai)

2021 Project assistant professor
Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

2023 Assistant professor
Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University


2023年度有機合成化学協会 研究企画賞


19. In2Q2: A New Entry of 16-Membered Tetraazamacrocycle Concatenating Indole and Quinoline Units
Kazuki Kihara, Toi Kobayashi, Wei Xu, and Naoya Kumagai*
Chem. Eur. J. in press.

18. Recent Advances in Quinoline-based Macrocycles: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications in Catalytic Reactions
Xu, W.; Kumagai, N.*
Synthesis in press.

17. Chemoselective Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Benzylic Amines Driven by TEtraQuinoline/FeCl2 Complex
Nishiwaki, N.; Xu, W.; Kumagai, N.*
Asian J. Org. Chem., 2023, e202300261.

16. A Brief Introduction of Highly Symmetrical N-Heteroarene-based Heterocycles
Xu, W.; Kumagai, N.*
Tetrahedron, 2023, 141, 133512.

15. Azo-Tagged C4N4 Fluorophores: Unusual Overcrowded Structures and Their Applications to
Fluorescent Imaging
Kohei, M.; Takizawa, T.; Tsutsumi, R.; Xu, W.; Kumagai, N.*
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2023, 21, 2889–2893.

14. TEtraQuinolines: A Missing Link in the Family of Porphyrinoid Macrocycles
  Xu, W.; Nagata, Y.; Kumagai, N.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 2609–2618.

13. Strategic Synthesis of Asymmetrically Substituted C4N4 Fluorophores.
 Xu, W.; Kohei, M.; Shibasaki, M.*; Kumagai, N.* Synthesis, 2021, 53, 3355.

12. Gold-Catalyzed Spirocyclization of Furan-ynones and Unexpected Skeleton Rearrangement of the
Resulting Spirohydrofurans.
  Chen, Y.; Xu, W.; Xie, X.*; Pei, M.; Lu, M.; Wang, Y.; Liu, Y.* Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 1090.

11. Benzofurazan N-Oxides as Mild Reagents for the Generation of α-Imino Gold Carbenes: Synthesis of
 Functionalized 7‑Nitroindoles.
 Xu, W.; Chen, Y.; Wang, A.; Liu, Y.* Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 7613.

10. Ligandless nickel-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of alkenes and alkynes using water as the hydrogen donor.
 Hu, X.; Wang, G.; Qin, C.; Xie, X.; Zhang, C.; Xu, W.; Liu, Y.* Org. Chem. Front. 2019, 6, 2619.

9. Dehalogenative Deuteration of Unactivated Alkyl Halides Using D2O as the Deuterium Source.
 Xia, A.; Xie, X.; Hu, X.; Xu, W.; Liu, Y.* J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 13841.

8. Ligand-Controlled Regiodivergent Silylation of Allylic Alcohols by Ni/Cu Catalysis for the Synthesis of
 Functionalized Allylsilanes. Gan, Y.; Xu, W.; Liu Y. * Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 9652.

7. Nickel-catalyzed highly regioselective hydrocyanation of alkenes with Zn(CN)2.
 Wang, G.; Xie, X.; Xu, W.; Liu, Y.* Org. Chem. Front. 2019, 6, 2037.

6. Gold(I)-Catalyzed Formal Intramolecular Dehydro-Diels–Alder Reaction of Ynamide-ynes: Synthesis of
 Functionalized Benzo[b]carbazoles.
 Xu, W.; Wang, G.; Xie, X.; Liu, Y.* Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 3273.

5. Selective [5 + 1] and [5 + 2] Cycloaddition of Ynamides or Propargyl Esters with Benzo[d]isoxazoles via Gold
 Catalysis. Xu, W.; Zhao, J.; Li, X.; Liu, Y.* J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 15470.

4. Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclizations of o-(Alkynyl)phenyl Propargyl Ethers Involving 1,2-Enynyl Migration:
  Synthesis of Functionalized 1H-Isochromene, Isocoumarin and 2H-Pyran Derivatives.
  Zhao, J.; Xu, W.; Xie, X.; Sun, N.; Li, X; Liu, Y.* Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5461.

3. Gold-Catalyzed Formal [3 + 2] Cycloaddition of Ynamides with 4,5‑Dihydro-1,2,4-oxadiazoles: Synthesis of
Functionalized 4‑Aminoimidazoles.
Xu, W.; Wang, G.; Sun, N.; Liu, Y.* Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 3307.

2. Gold-catalyzed cyclization of 1,6-diynyl dithioacetals via 1,7-carbene transfer and aromatic C–H
functionalization. Xu, W.; Chen, M.; Sun, N.; Liu, Y.* Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 11000.

1. Gold-Catalyzed Ring Expansion of Alkynyl Heterocycles through 1,2-Migration of an Endocyclic Carbon–
Heteroatom Bond. Chen, M.; Sun, N.; Xu, W.; Zhao, J.; Wang, G.; Liu, Y.* Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 18571.