Fei-Yu Zhou

Fei-Yu Zhou

PhD student, 2018-2023

Tsinghua University

周飞宇(Fei-Yu Zhou)

Fei-Yu Zhou was born in Shandong, China, and received his bachelor degree from Shandong University. In 2018, he joined Professor Lei Jiao’s group and began study for his PhD degree in Tsinghua University. During his PhD work, he significantly expended the realm of N-boryl pyridyl anion chemistry developed in our group. With exceptional skills in molecular design and a penchant for rational thinking, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the productive nucleophilic reactivity associated with N-boryl pyridyl anions. Fei-Yu obtained his PhD in September 2023, and he is going to work in the Steve Goldup lab as a postdoctoral researcher.

Interests
  • Pyridine and boron chemistry
  • Organofluorine chemistry
Education
  • BSc in chemistry, 2018

    Shandong University

  • PhD in chemistry, 2023

    Tsinghua University

Publications

  1. Fei-Yu Zhou, Lei Jiao* "4-Pyridyl Perfluoroalkyl Sulfide as a Practical Nucleophilic Perfluoroalkylation Reagent." Chem 2024, doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2024.04.022.
  2. Fei-Yu Zhou, Lei Jiao* "Asymmetric Defluoroallylation of 4-Trifluoromethylpyridines Enabled by Umpolung C-F Bond Activation." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202201102.
  3. Fei-Yu Zhou, Lei Jiao* "Recent Developments in Transition-Metal-Free Functionalization and Derivatization Reactions of Pyridines." Synlett 2021, 32, 159-178.
  4. Huan Yang, Li Zhang, Fei-Yu Zhou, Lei Jiao* "An Umpolung Approach to the Hydroboration of Pyridines: A Novel and Efficient Synthesis of N-H 1,4-Dihydropyridines." Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 742-747.