Associate Professor

Phone: 027-83692745


Academic Areas: Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Research Interests: Carbohydrate Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Synthetic Methodology Development, Total Synthesis of Natural-Products.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, 2009-2014, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

B.S. in Applied Chemistry, 2005-2009, Anhui Agriculture University, Hefei, China

Professional Experience

Associate professor, 2016-present: School of Pharmacy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Post-doctor Fellow, 2014-2016, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Selected Publications

(1) Wu, K.#; Meng, L.#; Huai, M.; Huang, Z.; Liu, C.; Qi, X.; Lei, A. Palladium-catalyzed aerobic (1+2) annulation of Csp3–H bonds with olefin for the synthesis of 3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hex-2-ene. Chem. Commun., doi: 10.1039/c6cc09332a, 2017. (IF: 6.834)

(2) Meng, L.; Fujikawa, T.; Kuwayama, M.; Segawa, Y.; Itami, K. Thiophene-Fused π-Systems from Diarylacetylenes and Elemental Sulfur. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 10351-10355, 2016. (Highlight on Synfacts). (IF: 13.038)

(3) Wu, K.; Huang, Z.; Qi, X.; Li, Y.; Zhang, G.; Liu, C.; Yi, H.; Meng, L.; Bunel, E. E.; Miller, J. T.; Pao, C.-W.; Lee, J.-F.; Lan, Y.; Lei, A. Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Coupling: From Ketone and Diamine to Pyrazine, Sci. Adv.;1:e1500656, 2015

(4) Meng, L.#; Liu, C#.; Zhang, W.; Zhou, C.; Lei, A. Palladium Catalyzed b-Selective Oxidative Heck Reaction of Electron Rich Olefin, Chem. Commun., 50, 1110-1112, 2014. (IF: 6.834)

(5) Meng, L.; Zhang, G.; Liu, C.; Wu, K.; Lei, A. HOTf-Catalyzed Synergetic Oxidative Cyclization/[3+2] Cyclization of Quinones with Olefins, Angew Chem, Int Ed, 52, 10195-10198, 2013. (Hot Paper). (IF: 11.709)

(6) Meng, L.; Kamada, Y.; Muto, K.; Yamaguchi, J.; Itami, K. C–H Alkenylation of Azoles with Enols and Esters by Nickel Catalysis, Angew Chem, Int Ed, 52, 10048-10051, 2013. (IF: 11.709)

(7) Meng, L.; Wu, K.; Liu, C.; Lei, A. Palladium-catalysed aerobic oxidative Heck-type alkenylation of Csp3-H for pyrrole synthesis, Chem. Commun., 49, 5853-5855, 2013. (IF: 6.834)

(8) Liu, C.; Tang, S.; Liu, D.; Yuan, J.; Zheng, L.; Meng, L.; Lei, A. Nickel-Catalyzed Heck-Type Alkenylation of Secondary and Tertiary a-Carbonyl Alkyl Bromides, Angew Chem, Int Ed, 51, 3638-3641, 2012. (IF: 11.709)

(9) Liu, C.; Wang, J.; Meng, L.; Deng, Y.; Li, Y.; Lei, A., Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Direct Esterification of Alcohols, Angew Chem, Int Ed, 50, 5144-5148, 2011. (IF: 11.709)

(10) Duan, H.; Meng, L.; Bao, D.; Zhang, H.; Li, Y.; Lei, A. Zinc Chloride Enhanced Arylations of Secondary Benzyl Trifluoroacetates in the Presence of b-Hydrogen Atoms, Angew Chem, Int Ed, 49, 6387-6390, 2010. (IF: 11.709)

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