Welcome Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi to Wuhan University!


Welcome Prof. Carsten Bolm to Our Lab

Mr. Carsten Bolm, professor of RWTH Aachen University, associate editor for journal of organic chemistry,  paid a visit to our lab in Oct. 17, 2012. He gave us a wonderful speech entitled with ‘Catalysis with iron salts: What we learnt and where it directed us’. Then, our students shown Prof. Carsten Bolm around our laboratory. After a welcoming dinner with students, he toured the beautiful campus of Wuhan University and made a deep discussion with Prof. Aiwen Lei and students.He also had a ping-pang match with Prof. Aiwen Lei and other students during rest time. 

Prof. Ruben Martin Romo Vistied Our Lab

Prof. Ruben Martin Romo (Institut Català d’Investigació Química, Spain) visited our lab on 13th Oct.. In the morning on 14th Oct., he gave us a impressive lecture entitled “Turning simplicity into complexity via activation of inert bonds”, and after the lecture, he also discussed several questions with Prof. Aiwen Lei and students in the lecture. In the afternoon and the third day of his visit, our students made presentation about their works, and get some valuable advices from Prof. Ruben. At last, Prof. Ruben paid a visit to the yellow crane tower along with our students.

New Paper:Heteroaromatic imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines synthesis from C–H/N–H oxidative cross-coupling/cyclization

New Paper — As the cover image of ChemComm., issue 90, 2012

Heteroaromatic imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines synthesis from C–H/N–H oxidative cross-coupling/cyclization

Chuan He , Jing Hao , Huan Xu , Yiping Mo , Huiying Liu , Juanjuan Han and Aiwen Lei

Chem. Commun., 2012, 11073-11075

DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35927H


A novel silver-mediated highly selective C–H/N–H oxidative cross-coupling/cyclization between 2-aminopyridines and terminal alkynes has been demonstrated. This approach provided a simple way to construct heteroaromatic imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines. By using this protocol, the marketed drug zolimidine (antiulcer) could be synthesized easily.

Prof. Peter Kündig and Prof. Zhaomin Hou Visited Our Lab

Prof. Peter Kündig (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and Prof. Zhaomin Hou(侯召民) (RIKEN, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Japan) visited our lab in 9th Oct. They gave us two lectures entitled “Iron- and Ruthenium-Lewis Acids. Syntheses and Applications in [3+2] and [4+2] Cycloaddition Reactions” and “Cu-catalyzed carboxylation with CO2” respectively. They also had discussion with Prof. Aiwen Lei, Prof. Chunjiang Wang, Prof. Xiang Zhou and students during their stay in Wuhan.

Prof. Yixin Lu Paid a Visit

Mr. Yixin Lu(卢一新), associate professor from National University of Singapore, paid a visit between Sep.26th and 28th.

During this time, Prof. Lu gave a lecture titled “Amino Acid Based Organic Catalysts for Enantioselective Reactions”. He also had a discussion with Prof. Aiwen Lei, Prof. Chunjiang Wang and students.