Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of the world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.
Chemistry professor Chao-Jun Li is among four highly-cited chemists in Canada. Dr. Li is the E.B. Eddy Chair and Canada Research Chair in Green/Organic Chemistry. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and has given more than 300 plenary/keynote/invited lectures. His current research efforts are to develop Green Chemistry for organic synthesis based upon innovative and fundamentally new organic reactions that will defy conventional reactivities and possess high “atom-efficiency”. Well-known research developed by Dr. Li include a wide range of Grignard-type reactions in water, alkyne-aldehyde-amine coupling (A3-coupling), and cross-dehydrogenative-coupling (CDC) reactions among others.