Youzhi Xu, MSc

Youzhi Xu, MSc


Ph.D. Student


Room: 345 (N26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-38350



Youzhi Xu was born in Jiangxi, China. He did his Bachelor studies at East China University of Technology. In 2015, he obtained his Master degree in "Organic Chemistry" at the International Phosphorus Laboratory of Zhengzhou University under the supervision of Prof. Francois Mathey and Prof. Zheng Duan. In early 2016 he joined the Delius group working on two subprojects that are part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB953: Synthetic Carbon Allotropes. Outside the lab, he enjoys badminton, travelling and cooking.

Bachelor Thesis

Study on Preparation and Stability of High Color Value Gardenia Blue

Master Thesis

Study on Intramolecular Cycloaddition of Organphosphorus Compounds with Alkyne

Research area

Towards Mechanically Interlocked Carbon Allotropes


5)Y. Xu, Z. Wang, Z. Gan, Q. Xi, Z. Duan, F. Mathey Versatile Synthesis of Phospholides from Open-Chain Precursors. Application to Annelated Pyrrole- and Silole-Phosphole RingsOrganic Letters 2015, 17, 1732-1734
4)L. Zhang, W. Yu, C. Liu, Y. Xu, Z. Duan, F. Mathey The Chemistry ofortho-(Diarylphosphino)aryl IsocyanidesOrganometallics 2015, 34, 5697-5702
3)H. Liang, Y. He, Y. Xu, B. Tang, Y. Li Purification and determination by high performance liquid chromatography of genipinFood Science and Technology 2011, 36, 233-236
2)Y. Xu, H. Liang Study on Preparation and Stability of High Color Value Gardenia BlueModern Food Science and Technology 2011, 27,
1)J. H. Xie, H. Z. Liang, Y. Xu, B. C. Tang Preparation of Gardenia Red Pigment by Hydrolysis of Geniposidic Acid with Co-Immobilized EnzymeAdvanced Materials Research 2011, 236-2, 1752-1756