The Xu Group at CCNU

Hao Xu

Prof. Dr. Hao Xu

College of Chemistry, Central China Normal University

Cuiju Zhu

QQ图片20220707144742.jpgAssociate Professor Cuiju Zhu

College of Chemistry, Central China Normal University



09/2015 to 12/2019,   Ph. D.,Institut für Organische und Biomolekulare Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Supervisor: Prof.Dr. Lutz Ackermann

09/2012-07/2015,   M. S.,   Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Weiping Su

09/2008-07/2012,   B. S.   Department of Chemistry, Sichuan Normal University

Professional Experience:

04/2021 to present,   Associate Professor, Central China Normal University

12/2019 to 02/2021,   Institut für Organische und Biomolekulare Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Supervisor: Prof.Dr. Lutz Ackermann

Research Interests:

Sustainable organometallic chemistry

Electrochemical asymmetric synthesis

Honors and Awards:

2014,   National Scholarship, ChineseAcademy of Science

2013,   Merit Student Honor, ChineseAcademy of Science


1.     Cuiju Zhu,' N. W. J. Ang,' T. H. Meyer, Y. Qiu, Lutz Ackermann*, Organic Electrochemistry: Molecular Syntheses with Potential, ACS Cent. Sci. 2021,7, 415-431.

2.    Cuiju Zhu, Rositha Kuniyil, and Lutz Ackermann*, Manganese(I)-Catalyzed C–H Activation/Diels-Alder/retro-Diels Alder Domino Alkyne Annulation by Transformable Pyridines, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2019, 58, 5388-5342. (highlighted in Synfacts 2019, 15 (06): 0621)

3.     Cuiju Zhu, R. Kuniyil, B. B. Jei and Lutz Ackermann*, Domino C–H Activation/Directing Group Migration/Alkyne Annulation: Unique Selectivity by d6-Cobalt(III) Catalysts, ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 4444-4450.

4.     Cuiju Zhu, J. C. A. Oliveira, Z. Shen, H. Huang, L. Ackermann*, Manganese(II/III/I)-Catalyzed C–H Arylations in Continuous Flow, ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 4402-4407.

5.     YouaiQiu,' Cuiju Zhu,' Lutz Ackermann*, Rhodaelectro-Catalyzed C–H and C–C Activation, CCS Chem. 2020., 2, 1529-1552.(Both authors contributed equally)

6.     Cuiju Zhu, M. Stangier, J. C. A. Oliveira, L. Massigan and Lutz Ackermann*, Iron-Electro-Catalyzed C–H Arylations: Mechanistic Insights In to Oxidation-Induced Reductive Elimination through Spectroscopy, CV, and Computation for Ferraelectrocatalysis, Chem.Eur. J. 2019, 25, 16382-16389.    (highlightedin Synfacts 03032020, 16(03), 0293

7.     R. Mei,' Cuiju Zhu,' L.Ackermann*, Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed C-H Functionalizations on Benzoic Acidswith Aryl, Alkenyl and Alkynyl Halides by Weak-O-Coordination, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13171-13174. (Both authorscontributed equally)

8.     Y. Yang,' Cuiju Zhu,' M. Zhang,S. Huang, J. Lin, X. Pan, W. Su*, Condensation of anthranilic acids withpyridines to furnish pyridoquinazolones via pyridine dearomatization, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 12869-12872. (Both authors contributed equally)

9.     Cuiju Zhu, Y. Zhang, H. Zhao, S. Huang, M. Zhang*, W. Su*, Sodium Iodide-Catalyzed Direct α-Alkoxylation of Ketones with Alcohols via Oxidation of α-Iodo Ketone Intermediates, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 331-338.

10.   Z. Shen, H. Huang, Cuiju Zhu, S. Warratz, L. Ackermann*, MnCl2-Catalyzed C–H Alkylation on Azine Heterocycles, Org.Lett. 2019, 21, 571-574.

11.   F. Fumagalli, S. Warratz,S.-K. Zhang, T. Rogge, Cuiju Zhu, A. C. Stückl, L.Ackermann*, Arene-Ligand-free Ruthenium(II/III) Manifold for meta-C–H Alkylation: Remote Purine Diversification, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 3984-3988.

12.   Z. Ruan,' S.-K. Zhang,' Cuiju Zhu, P. N. Ruth, D. Stalke, L. Ackermann*,Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed meta C-H Mono-and Difluoromethylations by Phosphine/Carboxylate Cooperation, Angew. Chem.Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 2045-2049.

13.   S. Warratz, D. J. Burns, Cuiju Zhu, K. Korvorapun, T. Rogge, J. Scholz, C. Jooss, D. Gelman, L.Ackermann*, meta-C-H Bromination on Purine Bases by Heterogeneous Ruthenium Catalysis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1557-1560.

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