Shi, Min  Professor

State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

345 Lingling Lu, Shanghai 200032

Phone: +86 21 54925137

Fax: +86 21 64166128



04/1988 - 03/1991  Ph.D., Department of Chemical Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan

10/1985 - 03/1988 Master, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Japan

08/1980 - 08/1984 Bachelor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Chemical Engineering of East China, China


Research Experience:

04/1998 - present  Professor and Group Leader, State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry(SIOC)

12/1996 - 03/1998 ERATO Researcher, Inoue Photochirogenesis Project, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST) and worked on the photo-induced asymmetric reaction and synthesis

10/1995 - 12/1996  Postdoctor, University of Oklahoma, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, U.S.A., Prof. Kenneth M. Nicholas’s research group and worked on the fixation of CO2 using transition metal complexes

04/1993 - 10/1995  Research Assistant, Research Laboratory of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Japan and worked on the asymmetric synthesis, drug design, and molecular recognition


Awards & Honors:

Eli Lilly & Company Scientific Excellence Award(2005)


Research Interest:

Green chemistry-Fixation of CO2 using transition metal catalyst, green nitration;

Developing new chiral ligands or organocatalysts in catalytic asymmetric synthesis, organocatalysis, Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction;

Chemistry of highly strained small rings, total synthesis of natural product


Selected Publications:

1. Yin Wei and Min Shi* Multifunctional Chiral Phosphine Organocatalysts in Catalytic Asymmetric Morita-Baylis-Hillman and Related Reactions. Acc. Chem. Res. 2010, in press.

2. Min Shi*, Li-Xiong Shao, Jian-Mei Lu, Yin Wei, Kazuhiko Mizuno*, Hajime Maeda,cChemistry of Vinylidenecyclopropanes. Chem. Rev. 2010, in press.

3. Guang-Ning Ma, Jia-Jun Jiang, Min Shi* and Yin Wei, Recent extensions of Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction. Chem. Commun. 2009, 5496-5514 (feature article).

4. Min Shi*, Le-Ping Liub and Jie Tang, Palladium-catalyzed Ring Enlargement of Aryl Substituted Methylenecyclopropanes to Cyclobutenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 7430-7431.

5. Min Shi*, Yu Chen, Bo Xu, and Jie Tang, Heptadecafluorooctanesulfonic acid catalyzed ring opening reactions of methylenecyclopropanes with aromatic amines, sulfonamides and alcohols in supercritical carbon dioxide. Green Chem. 2003, 5, 85.

6. Min Shi* and Shi-Cong Cui,Electrophilic Aromatic Nitration Using Perfluorinated Rare Earth Metal Salts in Fluorous Phase. Chem. Commun. 2002, 994.

7. Min Shi* and Shi-Cong Cui, Electrophilic Aromatic Nitration Using Mixed Catalyst of Li, Mo, Yb on SiO2. Adv. Synth. & Catal. 2003, 345, 1329.

8. Yu-Mei Shen, Wei-Liang Duanb and Min Shi* Binaphthyldiamino Zn, Cu, Co Salen Type Complexes Catalyzed Chemical Fixation of Carbon Dioxide. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 1558.

9. Yu-Mei Shen, Wei-Liang Duan and Min Shi* Phenol and Organic Bases Co-catalyzed Chemical Fixation of Carbon Dioxide with terminal epoxides to form cyclic carbonates. Adv. Synth. & Catal. 2003, 345, 337.