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Organic Chemistry



Pingfan Li

Office: Keji Dasha 1105

Tel: 010-64435565

Fax: 010-64435565


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 The University of Chicago

Ph.D (Advisor: Hisashi Yamamoto)


 Peking University

B. S. (Advisor: Jiaxi Xu)


Research Experience


2013.9- Now

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Associate Professor


Boston College

Postdoc (Advisor: Amir H. Hoveyda)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Postdoc (Advisor: David Y. Gin and Samuel J. Danishefsky)


Research Interests


Ø    Synthetic organic chemistry, including new reaction methodology and natural product total synthesis, especially the development and application of catalytic asymmetric reactions


Selected Publications


Ø Gang Hu, Jiaxi Xu*, and Pingfan Li*. Sulfur Mediated Allylic C−H Alkylation of Tri- and Disubstituted Olefins. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 6036-6039.

Ø  Pingfan Li and Hisashi Yamamoto*. Lewis Acid Catalyzed Inverse-Electron-Demand DielsAlder Reaction of Tropones. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 16628-16629.

Ø  Pingfan Li, Joshua N. Payette, and Hisashi Yamamoto*. Enantioselective Route to Platensimycin: An Intramolecular Robinson Annulation Approach. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 9534-9535.

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