Release date:2016-05-17  Release:


Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

School of Pharmacy

Email: xwenxue@cpu.edu.cn

Research Summary

Professor Xue’s research focuses on synthetic medicinal chemistry,which includes three parts:

  1. The synthesis and biological evaluation of new organic molecules as anti- cancer agents;

  2. The synthesis and biological evaluation of new organic molecules as anti- fibrosis agents;

  3. Total synthesis of terpenoid natural productswith biological activities.


2005       Ph.D., Organic Chemistry , Miami University, USA

1986       B.S., Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University

Academic Experience

2006-      Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University

2005-2006  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University


  1. Zhengyuan Xin, Yunlong Lu, Xiaolan Xing, Jingjie Long, Jiabin Li, Xiaowen Xue*, “Synthesis of (-)-agathic acid and (-)-copalic acid from andrographolide via a regioselective Barton-McCombie reaction”, Tetrahedron 2016, 72, 555-562.

  2. Yong Ai, Fenghua Kang, Zhangjian Huang*, Xiaowen Xue, Yisheng Lai, Sixun Peng, Jide Tian, and Yihua Zhang*, “Synthesis of CDDO–Amino Acid–Nitric Oxide Donor Trihybrids as Potential Antitumor Agents against Both Drug-Sensitive and Drug-Resistant Colon Cancer”,J. Med. Chem.2015, 58, 2452−2464.

  3. Yaping Song, Zhengyuan Xin, Yumeng Wan, Jiabin Li, Boping Ye, Xiaowen Xue*, “Synthesis and anticancer activity of some novel indolo[3,2-b]andrographolide derivatives as apoptosis-inducing agents”,European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry2015, 90, 695-706.

  4. Dongsheng Chen, Yaping Song, Yunlong Lu, and Xiaowen Xue*, “Synthesis and in vitro cytotoxicity of andrographolide-19-oic acid analogues as anti-cancer agents”, Bioorg. & Med. Chem. Lett. 2013,23, 3166-3169.

  5. Qiao Sun, Yiwu Yao, Chunping Liu, Hua Li, Hequan Yao, Xiaowen Xue, Jinsong Liu, Zhengchao Tu*, Sheng Jiang*, “Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel histone deacetylase 1 inhibitors through click chemistry”, Bioorg. & Med. Chem. Lett. 2013, 23, 3295-3299.

  6. Lutai Wang, Jiabin Li, Xiaowen Xue*,  A concise Synthesis of Ximenynic Acid, Synth. Commun. 2012, 42, 3540-3543.

  7. Lei Yang, Xiaowen Xue*, Yihua Zhang, “Simple and Efficient Synthesis of Belinostat”, Synth. Commun. 2010, 40, 2520-2524.

  8. Xueqing Zhao, Fei Li, Weiping Zhuang, Xiaowen Xue*, Yuanyang Lian, Jianhui Fan, Dongsheng Fang, A New Method for Synthesis of Nolatrexed Dihydrochloride, Org. Process Res. Dev. 2010, 14, 346-350.

  9. Xueqing Zhao*, Weiping Zhuang, Dongsheng Fang, Xiaowen Xue*, Jingming Zhou, “A Highly Efficient Conversion of Primary or Secondary Alcohols into Fluorides with n-Perfluorobutanesulfonyl Fluoride-Tetrabutylammonium Triphenyldifluorosilicate”, Synlett2009, 779-782.

  10. Benjamin W. Gung*, Xiaowen Xue and Zou Yan, “Enthalpy (H) and Entropy (S) for -Stacking Interactions in Near-Sandwich Configurations: Relative Importance of Electrostatic, Dispersive, and Charge-Transfer Effects”, J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 2469-2475.

  11. Benjamin W. Gung*, Mehul Patel and Xiaowen Xue, “A Threshold for Charge-Transfer Effects in Aromatic Interactions? Quantitative Study of π-Stacking Interactions ” (article, J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 10532-10537.

  12. Benjamin W. Gung*, Xiaowen Xue and Hans J. Reich, “Off Center Oxygen-Arene Interactions in Solution: A Quantitative Study” (article), J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 7232-7237.

  13. Benjamin W. Gung*, Xiaowen Xue and Hans J. Reich, “The Strength of Parallel- Displaced Arene-Arene Interactions in Chloroform” (article), J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 3641-3644.

  14. Benjamin W. Gung,* Xiaowen Xue, Nina Knatz, and James A. Marshall, “Addition of chiral allenylzinc reagent to acetaldehyde: diastereotopic cyclic transition states with a tetrahedral zinc atom located by ab initio and density functional theory”, Organometallics2003, 22, 3158.

  15. Benjamin W. Gung,* Xiaowen Xue, and William R. Roush, “The origin of diastereofacial control in allyboration reactions using tartrate ester derived allylboronates: attractive interactions between the Lewis acid coordinated aldehyde carbonyl group and an ester carbonyl oxygen”, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2002, 124, 10692.

  16. Benjamin W. Gung* and Xiaowen Xue, “Asymmetric transition states of allylation reaction: an ab initio molecular orbital study”, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry2001, 12, 2955.