(34) Visible-Light-Induced Difluoropropargylation Reaction with Benzothiazoline as a Reductant

Jingzhi Chen, Wenhao Huang, Ying Li, Xu Cheng*

Adv. Synth. Catal., DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201800066.


(33) E-Z Isomerization of 1,5-Bromotrichloromethylation Reaction Products and Trisubstituted Styrenes

Jin Li, Jingzhi Chen, Wenhao Huang, Xu Cheng*

Chin. J. Org. Chem., AOP, DOI:10.6023/cjoc201712002.


(32) Photoredox C–F Quaternary Annulation Catalyzed by a Strongly Reducing Iridium Species

Peng Dai, Junyu Ma, Wenhao Huang, Wenxin Chen, Na Wu, Shengfu Wu, Ying Li, Xu Cheng*, Renxiang Tan*

ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 802–806

(31) Hydrophosphonodifluoromethylation of Alkenes via Thiyl-Radical/Photoredox Catalysis

Wenhao Huang, Jingzhi Chen, Daocheng Hong, Wenxin Chen, Xu Cheng,* Yuxi Tian,* and Guigen Li

J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 578–587


Substituted Hantzsch Esters as Versatile Radical Reservoirs in Photoredox Reactions

Fangjun Gu, Wenhao Huang, Xu Liu, Wenxin Chen, Xu Cheng*

Adv. Synth. Catal. Early View

(29) Guoqiang Wang,a Jia Cao,a,cLiuzhou Gao,a Wenxin Chen,b Wenhao Huang,b XuCheng,b,d* and Shuhua Lia*

Metal-Free Synthesis of C-4 SubstitutedPyridine Derivatives Using Pyridine-boryl Radicals via a RadicalAddition/Coupling Mechanism: A Combined Computational and Experimental Study

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3904-3910 .


(28) Wenhao Huang, Xu Cheng*

Hantzsch esters as multifunctional reagentsin visible-light photoredox catalysis

Synlett, 2017, 28, 148-158, Invited Synpact.


(27) Wenhao Huang, Wenxin Chen, Guoqiang Wang, Jin Li, Xu Cheng,* and Guigen Li
Thiyl-Radical-Catalyzed Photoreductive Hydrodifluoroacetamidation of Alkenes with Hantzsch Ester as Multifunctional Reagent
ACS Catal., 2016, 6, 7471–7474
Highlighted by X-MOL 



(26) Jin Li, Jingzhi Chen, Wei Jiao, Guoqiang Wang, Ying Li, Xu Cheng,* Guigen Li
Difluoroalkylation/C-Hannulation cascade reaction induced by visible-light photoredox catalysis
J. Org. Chem.201681 (20), 9992–10001
Highlighted by Org. Process Res. Dev. 2016, 20, 1839.


(25) Wenxin Chena, Zheng Liua, Jiaqi Tianb, Jin Lia, Jing Mab*, Xu Chenga*, Guigen Lia,c
Building Congested Ketone: Substituted HantzschEster and Nitrile as Alkylation Reagents in Photoredox catalysis
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 12312–12315.


(24) Jie Cheng, Xia Deng, Guoqiang Wang, Ying Li, Xu Cheng*,and Guigen Li
Intermolecular C–H Quaternary Alkylation ofAniline Derivatives Induced by Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis
Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4538–4541.


(23) Wenxin Chen, Huachen Tao, Wenhao Huang, Guoqiang Wang, Shuhua Li,* Xu Cheng,* Guigen Li
Hantzsch Ester as a Photosensitizer for Visible-Light-Induced Debromination of Vicinal Dibromo Compounds
Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 9546-9550.


(22) Jun Fei, Zhen Wang, Zheren Cai, HaoSun, Xu Cheng*
Synthesis of α-TertiaryAmine Derivatives by Intermolecular Hydroamination of Unfunctionalized Alkeneswith Sulfamates under

Trifluoromethanesulfonic Acid Catalysis
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 4063357.


(21) Zheng Liu, Yi Zhang, Zheren Cai, Hao Sun, and Xu Cheng*
Photoredox Removal of p-Methoxybenzyl Ether Protecting Group withHydrogen Peroxide as Terminal Oxidant
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 589.


(20) Yi Zhang, Yuchi Dai, Guigen Li, Xu Cheng*
The Catalytic Synthesis of Carboniolamide:the Role of sp3 Hybridized Oxygen
Synlett 2014, 25, 2644.


(19) Yi Zhang, Zhihao Zhong, Yingmei Han, Ruirui Han, Xu Cheng*
A convenient synthesis of bisamides with BF etherate ascatalyst
Tetrahedron. 2013, 69, 11080.


(18) Arun K. Ghosh*, Xu Cheng, Bing Zhou
Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Lithospermic Acid
Org. Lett. 2012,14, 5046-5049.


(17) Arun K. Ghosh*, Xu Cheng, Ruoli, Bai, Arni Hamel
Total Synthesis of Poetent Antitumor Macrolide, (-)-Zampanolide: An Oxidative C-H Bond Activation-Based Strategy.
Eur. J. Org.Chem. 2012, 4130.



(16) Arun K. Ghosh*, Xu Cheng,
Synthesis of Functionalized 4-Methylenetetrahydropyrans by Oxidative C-H Activation of Allyl or Benzyl Ethers.
Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 2568-2570.


(15) Xu Cheng, Nicole L. Harzdorf, Zin Khaing, Danby Kang, Andrew M. Camelio, Travis Shaw, Christine E. Schmidt, and Dionicio Siegel*
Neuronal Growth Promoting Sesquiterpene-Neolignans;Syntheses and Biological Studies
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012,10, 383.


(14) Arun K. Ghosh*,  Xu Cheng
Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (−)-Zampanolide, a Potent Microtubule-Stabilizing Agent
Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 4108. (one of most accessed papers in August). 


(13) Xu Cheng, Nicole L. Harzdorf, Travis Shaw and Dionicio Siegel*
Biomimetic Syntheses of the Neurotrophic Natural Products Caryolanemagnolol and Clovanemagnolol
Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1304. 


(12) Xu Cheng, Sreekumar Vellalath, Richard Goddard, and Benjamin List*
Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclic Aminals from Aldehydes
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008,130, 15786. 


(11) Nolwenn J. A. Martin, Xu Cheng, and Benjamin List*
Organocatalytic Asymmetric Transferhydrogenation of β-Nitroacrylates: Accessing β2-Amino Acids
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 13862.


(10) Xu Cheng, Richard Goddard, Gernot Buth, Benjamin List*
Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Three-Component Kabachnik-Fields Reaction
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 5079. 


(9) Ji-Chao Yan, Xu Cheng, Qi-Lin Zhou*, and Jian Pei*
Chiral Polyfluorene Derivatives: Synthesis, Chiroptical Properties, and Investigation of the Structure−Property Relationships
Macromolecules. 2007,40, 832. 


(8) Xu Cheng, Jian-Hua Xie, Sheng Li, Qi-Lin Zhou*
Asymmetric Hydrogenation of a,β-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids Catalyzed by Ruthenium(II) Complexes of Spirobifluorene Diphosphine (SFDP) Ligands 
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2006, 348, 1271. 


(7) Xu Cheng, Shou-Fei Zhu, Xiang-Chen Qiao, Pu-Cha Yan, Qi-Lin Zhou*
A general synthetic route to chiral dihydroxy-9,9′-spirobifluorenes
Tetrahedron. 2006, 62, 8077. 


(6) Jian-Hua Xie, Sheng Liu, Xiang-Hong Huo, Xu Cheng, Hai-Feng Duan, Bao-Min Fan, Li-Xin Wang, Qi-Lin Zhou*
Ru-II-SDP-complex-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of ketones. Effect of the alkali metal cation in the reaction
J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 2967. 


(5) Xu Cheng, Qi Zhang, Jian-Hua Xie, Qi-Lin Zhou*
Highly Rigid Diphosphine Ligands with Large Dihedral Angle Based on Chiral Spirobifluorene Backbone
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 1118. 


(4) Xu Cheng, Guo-Hua Hou, Jian-Hua Xie, Qi-Lin Zhou*
Synthesis and optical resolution of 9,9'-spirobifluorene-1, 1'-diol
Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 2381. 


(3) Jian-Hua Xie, Hai-Feng Duan, Bao-Min Fan, Xu Cheng, Li-Xin Wang, Qi-Lin Zhou*
Application of SDP Ligands for Pd-catalyzed allylic alkylation
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2004, 346, 625.


(2) Xiao-Guang Li, Xu Cheng, Qi-Lin Zhou*
A convenient synthesis of 2-alkyl-8-quinoline carboxylic acids
Synth. Commun. 2002, 32, 2477. 


(1) Xiao-Guang Li, Xu Cheng, Jun-An Ma, Qi-Lin Zhou*
Synthesis of chiral 2-alkyl-8-quinolinyl-oxazoline ligands: reversal of enantioselectivity in the asymmetric palladium-catalyzed allylic alkylation
J. Organomet. Chem. 2001, 640, 65.


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