Zeshui Liu (刘泽水) (Postdoctoral Scholar)

Zeshui Liu (刘泽水)

Postdoctoral Scholar (2018.7 – present)

Research Interests: synthetic methodologies

and asymmetric catalysis

E-mail: lzsh123@126.com



2018.7 – present   Postdoctoral Scholar

Wuhan University (advisor: Prof. Qianghui Zhou)

2015.9 – 2018.6   Ph. D. of Organic Chemistry

Wuhan University (advisor: Prof. Qianghui Zhou)

2012.9 – 2015.6   Master of Organic Chemistry

China West Normal University (advisor: Prof. Quan-Zhong Liu)

2007.9 – 2011.6   Bachelor of Biology

Yangtze University (advisor: Prof. Jun Rong)



  1. Z.-S. Liu, Y. Hua, Q. Gao, Y. Ma, H. Tang, Y. Shang, H.-G. Cheng, Q. Zhou*. Construction of axial chirality via palladium/chiral norbornene cooperative catalysis. Nat. Catal. 2020, 3, 727−733.
  2. Z.-S. Liu, H.-G. Cheng, Q. Zhou*. Precise functionalization of remote C-H bonds. Chem. Res. Chinese U. 2020, 36, 727−728.
  3. Z.-S. Liu, G. Qian, Q. Gao, P. Wang, H.-G. Cheng, Y. Hua, Q. Zhou*. 5-Norbornene-2- carboxylic acid: another catalytic mediator for Catellani-type reactions. Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 1774−1780.
  4. Z.-S. Liu, G. Qian, Q. Gao, P. Wang, H.-G. Cheng, Q. Wei, Q. Zhou*. Palladium/norbornene cooperative catalysis to access tetrahdronaphthalenes and indanes with a quaternary center. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 4783−4788. (Co-first authors)
  5. S. Chen, Z.-S. Liu, T. Yang, Y. Hua, Z. Zhou, H.-G. Cheng, Q. Zhou*. The discovery of a Pd(II)-initiated borono-Catellani reaction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 7161–7165. (Co-first authors) (Highlighted by Synfacts 2018, 14, 0856)
  6. Z.-S. Liu, Q. Gao, H.-G. Cheng*, Q. Zhou*. The alkylating reagents employed in Catellani-type reactions. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 15461–15476. (Co-first authors) (Front Cover)
  7. Z.-S. Liu, W.-K. Li, T.-R. Kang, L. He*, Q.-Z. Liu*. Palladium-catalyzed asymmetric cycloadditions of vinylcyclopropanes and in situ formed unsaturated imines: construction of structurally and optically enriched spiroindolenines. Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 150−153.
  8. Q. Gao, Z.-S. Liu, Y. Hua, S. Zhou, H.-G. Cheng*, Q. Zhou*. Alkyl tosylates as alkylating reagents in the Catellani reaction. Synthesis 2020, 52, 834−846.
  9. Q. Gao, Z.-S. Liu, Y. Hua, L. Li, H.-G. Cheng, H. Cong, Q. Zhou*. A palladium/norbornene cooperative catalysis to access N-containing bridged scaffolds. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 8816−8819.
  10. Q. Gao, Y. Shang, F. Song, J. Ye, Z.-S. Liu, L. Li, H.-G. Cheng, Q. Zhou*. Modular dual-tasked C−H methylation via the Catellani strategy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 15986−15993.
  11. C. Wu, H.-G. Cheng, R. Chen, H. Chen, Z.-S. Liu, J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhu, Z. Geng, Q. Zhou*. Convergent syntheses of 2,3-dihydrobenzofurans via a Catellani strategy. Org. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 2533–2536.
  12. W.-K. Li, Z.-S. Liu, L. He, T.-R. Kang, Q.-Z. Liu*. Enantioselective cycloadditions of vinyl cyclopropanes and nitroolefins for functionally and optically enriched nitrocyclopentanes. Asian J. Org. Chem. 2015, 4, 28−32. (VIP)