La Trobe

Zili Li

Academic Casual (Chemical sciences)

Melbourne, Australia

I focused on the development of new synthetic chemical methods for the preparation of cyclic molecules to recognise environmentally important anions, and designed a series of bimetallic compounds that have strong antibacterial activity. These studies offer new pathways for the development of chemical sensors and antimicrobial drugs.


  • Synthesis, conformational analysis and antibacterial activity of Au(i)–Ag(i) and Au(i)–Hg(ii) heterobimetallic N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. DOI: 10.1039/d0dt02225j
  • Stepwise Synthesis of Tetra-imidazolium Macrocycles and Their N-Heterocyclic Carbene Metal Complexes. DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00270

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