Xiao-Shui Peng received his BSc and MSc degrees from Lanzhou University in 1999 and 2002, respectively, under the guidance of Professor Xin-Fu Pan. In 2006, he obtained his PhD from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (P. R. of China), where he worked on the total synthesis of pallavicinin under the supervision of Professor Henry N. C. Wong. After completing his postdoctoral research fellowship with Professors K. C. Nicolaou and David Y. K. Chen on the cortistatin project at CSL@Biopolis, A*STAR, Singapore, he returned to CUHK as a Research Assistant Professor in 2009. He is now Research Associate Professor and is focusing his research themes on: i) Development of novel “bio-inspired” strategies and methodologies for the total synthesis of structurally complex and biologically significant natural products; ii) Natural product enabled discovery and application: drug discovery and methodology development from the chemistry and biology of natural products; iii) Exploration of an eco-friendly catalytic methodology for the new chemical bond formation with ideal selectivities (chem-, regio- and enantio-selectivity).
. PtCl2‑Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 1,8-Enynes: Synthesis of Tetrahydropyridine Species. Mirzaei, A.; Peng, X.-S.;* Wong, H. N. C.* Org. Lett. 2019. 21, 3795-3798.
. Stereospecific Iron-Catalyzed Carbon(sp2)–Carbon(sp3) Cross-Coupling with Alkyllithium and Alkenyl Iodides. Lu, X.-L.; Shannon, M.; Peng, X.-S.;* Wong, H. N. C.* Org. Lett. 2019. 21, 2546-2549.
. Ligand-Free Iron-Catalyzed Carbon (sp2)–Carbon (sp2) Oxidative Homo-Coupling of Alkenyllithiums. Zhong, Z.; Wang, Z.-Y.; Ni, S.-F.; Dang, L.;* Lee, H. K.; Peng, X.-S.;* Wong, H. N. C.* Org. Lett. 2019. 21, 700-704.
. Synthetic studies toward lindenane-type dimers via Diels-Alder reaction. Wu, J.-L.; Lu, Y.-S.; Wong, H. N. C.; * Peng, X.-S.* Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 6749-6760.
. Total syntheses of shizukaols A and E. Wu, J.-L.; Lu, Y.-S.; Tang, B.-C.;* Peng, X.-S.* Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4040. DOI.10.1038/s41467-018-06245-7.
. Gold(I)-Catalyzed Tandem Cycloisomerization of 1,5-Enyne Ethers by Hydride Transfer. Lu, X.-L.; Lyu, M.-Y.; Peng, X.-S.;* Wong, H. N. C.* Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 11365-11368.
. Ligand-Free Iron-Catalyzed Carbon(sp(2))-Carbon(sp(2)) Cross-Coupling of Alkenyllithium with Vinyl Halides. Liu, Q.; Wang, Z.-Y.; Peng, X.-S.;* Wong, H. N. C. * J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 6325-6333.
. Asymmetric Total Syntheses of Colchicine, beta-Lumicolchicine, and Allocolchicinoid N-Acetylcolchinol-O-methyl Ether (NCME). Liu, X.; Hu, Y.-J.; Chen, B.; Min, L.; Peng, X.-S.; Zhao, J.; Li, S. P.; Wong, H. N. C.; Li, C. C. Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 4612-4615.
. Total Synthesis of Pallavicinia Diterpenoids: An Overview. Bian, Y.-C.; Peng, X.-S.*; Wong, H. N. C. Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 72, 5560-5569.
. Iron-catalysed cross-coupling of organolithium compounds with organic halides. Jia, Z.-H.; Liu, Q.; Peng, X.-S.; Wong, H. N. C.* Nat. Commun. 2016, 7:10614 doi: 10.1038/ncomms10614.