Research Interests

Polyhomologation, asymmetric synthesis

Selected Publications

  • Chiral Phosphine-Catalyzed Tunable Cycloaddition Reactions of Allenoates with Benzofuranone Derived Olefins for Hig...
    D. Wang, G.-P. Wang, Y.-L. Sun, S.-F. Zhu, Y. Wei, Q.-L. Zhou, M. Shi
    Chem. Sci., , DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03135D, (2015)
  • A Phosphine-Catalyzed Novel Asymmetric [3+2] Cycloaddition of C,N-Cyclic Azomethine Imines with δ-substituted Allen...
    D. Wang, Y. Lei, Y. Wei, M. Shi
    Chem.-Eur. J., , 20, 15325-15329, (2014)
  • Highly Efficient Construction of Trifluoromethylated Heterocycles: [3+2] Annulation of N, N’-Cyclic or C, N-Cyclic ...
    D. Wang, H.-P. Deng, Y. Wei, Q. Xu, M. Shi
    Eur. J. Org. Chem. , 401-406, (2013)
  • Synthesis of Highly Functionalizaed Aminoindolizines via TiCl4 Mediated Cycloisomerization and Phosphine-Catalyzed ...
    D. Wang, Y. Wei, M. Shi
    Asian. J. Org. Chem. , 2, 480-485, (2013)
  • Construction of adjacent spiro-quaternary and tertiary stereocenters through phosphine-catalyzed asymmetric [3+2] a...
    D. Wang, Y. Wei, M. Shi
    Chem. Commun., , 48, 2764-2766, (2012)
  • Chiral phosphine-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation of 3-substituted benzofuran-2(3H)-ones or oxindoles with M...
    D. Wang, Y.-L. Yang, J.-J. Jiang, M. Shi
    Org. Biomol. Chem., , 10, 7158-7166, (2012)
  • Axially chiral BINIM and Ni(II)-catalyzed asymmetric chlorination of 3-substituted oxindoles
    D. Wang, J.-J. Jiang, R. Zhang, M. Shi
    Tetrahedron:Asymmetry , 1133-1141, (2011)

Education Profile

  • 09/2014-present: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
                                     Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
                                  Advisor: Nikos Hadjichristidis
  • 9/2009-07/2014: East China University of Science and Technology & Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, P. R. China.
    Degree: Ph. D. Major in Organic Chemistry
    Advisor: Professor Min Shi (0086-021-54925137)
                                     Research focus: Asymmetric synthesis and Heterocyclic synthesis    
  • 09/2004-07/2008: Department of Chemistry, Lu Dong University, Yantai, P. R. China
                                      Degree: B. S. Major in Chemistry

Professional Profile

  • 09/2014-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


  • 2012-High level paper award of ECUST;
  • 2012-(Cheng Siwei) Honorary president Award.
  • 2013-National Graduate Scholarship.


KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)