M. E. , Hunan University, 2001

Ph. D. , Zhejiang University, 2004

Postdoc., McMaster University, 2005

Associate Professor.  Zhejiang University, 2005

Selected Publications:


Synthesis of Polyfunctionalized Quinolines via the Sequence of Propargyl–Allenyl Isomerization and Aza-electrocyclization
Hongwei Zhou*,  Le Liu, and Shimin Xu
J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 9418
Applications of the in situ Propargyl-Allenyl Isomerization in Organic Synthesis
Yanpeng Xing, Yuxiu Wei, Hongwei Zhou*
Curr. Org. Chem. 2012, 16, 1594 (invited review)
Sulfur as a Bridge: Synthesis of Medium Rings via a Bicyclic Sulfonium Ion
Hongwei Zhou,* Yanpeng Xing, Le Liu, and Junjie Hong
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011, 353, 3146
A Simple and Efficient Protocol to 1,2,4-Substituted Pyrroles via a Sonogashira Coupling–Acid-Catalyzed Cyclization
Da Zhu, Jie Zhao, Yuxiu Wei, Hongwei Zhou*
Synlett  2011, 2185
Heteroatom as a Promotor: Synthesis of Polyfunctionalized Benzenes and Naphthalenes
Hongwei Zhou,* Yanpeng Xing, Jinzhong Yao, and Yun Lu
J. Org. Chem2011, 4582
Sulfur-assisted propargyl–allenyl isomerizations and intramolecular cyclization for the synthesis of tricyclic thiophene derivatives
Guangyu Xu , Kaixiong Chen a, Hongwei Zhou *
Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 6240
Sulfur-Assisted and 1,8-DiazabicycloACHTUNGTRENUNG[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU)-Catalyzed Cyclization of 2-Alkynylanilines for the Metal-Free Synthesis of Indole Derivatives
Hongwei Zhou,* Da Zhu, Yanpeng Xing, and Huafeng Huang
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2010, 352, 2127   
Sulfur-Assisted Propargyl-Allenyl Isomerizations and Electrocyclizations for the Convenient and Efficient Synthesis of Polyfunctionalized Benzenes and Naphthalenes
Hongwei Zhou,* Yanpeng Xing, Jinzhong Yao, and Junhui Chen
Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 3674 

Ga(OTf)3-Promoted Sequential Reactions via Sulfur-Assisted Propargyl-Allenyl Isomerizations and Intramolecular [4 þ 2] Cycloaddition for the Synthesis of 1,3-Dihydrobenzo[c]thiophenes
Hongwei Zhou,* Da Zhu, Yongfa Xie, Huafeng Huang, Kai Wang
J. Org. Chem2010, 2706

Sulfur-Assisted Five-Cascade Sequential Reactions for the Convenient and
Efficient Synthesis of Allyl Thiophen-2-yl Acetates, Propionates, and Ketones
Hongwei Zhou,* Yongfa Xie, Lianjun Ren, and Rui Su
Org. Lett2010, 356

Sulfur-Participated Nazarov-Type Cyclization: A Simple and Efficient  Synthesis for 3-Thio-1H-indenes
Hongwei Zhou*, Yongfa Xie, Lianjun Ren, Kai Wang
Adv. Synth. Catal.  2009, 1289

‘Long-Range’ Pummerer-Type Cyclization: A Simple and Facile Synthesis of 5-Vinyl-1,3-oxazole
Guanyu Xu, Kaixiong Chen, Hongwei Zhou*

Electrophilic cyclization of 4-thio-but-2-yn-1-ols via 1,2-migration of
the thio group: efficient synthesis of 2,4-dihalo-3-thio-substituted furans
Hongwei Zhou,* Jinzhong Yao, Guoliang Liu
Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 226–228

Bismetalated carbon for tandem Wittig-type reaction via
allylgallation of magnesium acetylides: A convenient and
efficient method to allyl allenes
Hongwei Zhou,* Guoliang Liu, Changying Zeng
J. Orgmet. Chem. 2008, 787–791

GaCl3-Catalyzed Chloroacylation of Alkynes: A Simple, Convenient and
Efficient Method to b-Chlorovinyl Ketones
Hongwei Zhou,* Changying Zeng, Lianjun Ren,Wenhui Liao, Xian Huang*
Synlett  2006, 3504
A New Thermal Source of Dimethoxycarbene. Dipolar Intermediates Lead to 2:1 
Stoichiometry in Reaction with Electrophilic Alkenes
Hongwei Zhou, Grzegorz Mloston and John Warkentin*
Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 487.
Facile and Effective Copper-Mediated Cyclization Reaction of Cyclopropylideneacetic
Acids (or Esters) and Cyclopropylideneacetonitriles
Xian Huang* , Hongwei Zhou, Wanli Chen
J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 839 
First Tandem Free-Radical Cyclization Reaction of Alkylenecyclopropanes: A Novel and Efficient Method for the Preparation of 2-(3,4-Dihydronaphthalen-2-yl)malonic Acid Diethyl Esters.
Hongwei Zhou, Xian Huang*, Wanli Chen
J. Org. Chem2004, 69, 5471
An Efficient Access to Selenazoline-4-Carboxylate Derivatives Incorporating Cyclopropyl Groups
Xian Huang *, Wan Li Chen, Hongwei Zhou
Synlett 2004, 329
A Novel One-Pot Stereoselective Synthesis of N-[(E)-Homocinnamyl] Amides
Wanli Chen, Xian Huang*, Hongwei Zhou
Synthesis 2004, 1573
CuX2Mediated Halogenation of Alkylidenecyclopropanes: A Highly Efficient and Stereoselective Method for the Preparation of 3-Halo-homoallylic Halides
Hongwei Zhou, Xian Huang*, Wanli Chen
Synlett 2003, 13, 2080 
Novel Tunable CuX2-Mediated Cyclization Reaction of Cyclopropylideneacetic Acids and Esters for the Facile Synthesis of 4-Halomethyl-2 (5H)-furanones and 4-Halo-5,6-dihydro-2H-pyran-2-ones.
Xian Huang* and Hongwei Zhou
Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 4419

Research work

Organic Synthesis