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2017

126. Honglin Zhang, Chengjian Zhu*,"Iron-Catalyzed Cascade Cyanoalkylation/Radical Dearomatization of N-phenylcinnamamides: Access to Cyanoalkylated 1-Azaspiro[4.5]decanes", Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Accepted Manuscript.

125.Chuanhua Qu, Zhongkai Wu, Weipeng Li, Hongbin Du*, Chengjian Zhu*, "Electron Catalytic Photochemical Cascade Carbodifluoroalkylation /Radical Cyclization of Methylene-2-oxazolines", Adv. Synth. Catal., 2017, in press. (VIP)

124. Nengneng Zhou,  Jing Liu,  Zhongfei Yan,  Zhongkai Wu,  Honglin Zhang, Weipeng Li , Chengjian Zhu*, "Synthesis of cyclohexylidenehydrazines-fused polycyclics via photocatalytic radical cascade reaction of 2-ethynylaldehyde hydrazones", Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 2036.

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123. Honglin Zhang, Weipeng Li, Chengjian Zhu*, "Copper-catalyzed cascade phosphorylation initiated radical cy-clization: access to 2-phosphorylated-pyrrolo[1,2-a]indole", J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 2199.

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122. Yingqian Duan+, Muliang Zhang+, Rehanguli Ruzi, Zhongkai Wu, Chengjian Zhu*, "The Direct Decarboxylative Allylation of N-arylglycine Derivates by Photoredox Catalysis", Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 525. ( Y. Duan and M. Zhang contributed equally to this work).
121.  Zhongkai Wu, Pan Xu, Nengneng Zhou, Yingqian Duan, Muliang Zhang, Chengjian Zhu*,"[3+2] Cycloaddition of azide with aldehyde hydrazone through an aminyl radical-polar crossover strategy", Chem. Commun., 2017, 53,1045.

120. Jian Cheng, Weipeng Li, Yingqian Duan, Yixiang Cheng, Shouyun Yu* , Chengjian Zhu*, "Relay Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis: Synthesis of Pyrazole Derivatives via Formal [4+1] Annulation and Aromatization", Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 214.

 

119.  Pan Xu, Guoqiang Wang, Zhongkai Wu, Shuhua li* and Chengjian Zhu*, " Rh(III)-catalyzed double C-H activation of aldehyde hydrazones: en route to functionalized 1H-Indazole synthesis",Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 1303.

118. Zhou Nengneng, Xu Pan, Li Weipeng, Cheng Yixiang, Zhu Chengjian*, "Visible light promoted carbodifluoroalkylation of homopropargylic alcohols via concomitant 1,4-aryl migration",  Acta Chim. Sinica. 2017, 75, 60.

2016

117. Nengneng Zhou, Zhongfei Yan, Honglin Zhang, Zhongkai Wu and Chengjian Zhu*, " Metal-free radical Oxidative Cyclization of o-Azidoaryl Acetylenic Ketones with Sulfinic acids to Access Sulfone-Containing 4-Quinolones", J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 12181.

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116. Chuanhua Qu, Songlin Zhang, Hongbin Du* and Chengjian Zhu*, "Cascade photoredox/gold catalysis: access to multisubstituted indoles via aminoarylation of alkynes", Chem. Comm. 2016, 52, 14400.

115. Yingqian Duan, Weipeng Li, Pan Xu, Muliang Zhang, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, "Visible-light-induced three-component 1,2-difluoroalkylarylation of styrenes with ¦Á-carbonyl difluoroalkyl bromides and indoles", Org. Chem. Front., 2016, 3,1443.

114.Muliang Zhang, Yingqian Duan, Weipeng Li, Pan Xu, Jian Cheng, Shouyun Yu*, and Chengjian Zhu*, "A Single Electron Transfer (SET) Approach to C¨CH Amidation of Hydrazones via Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis", Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 5356.

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113. Jian Cheng, Pan Xu, Weipeng Li, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, "The Functionalization of a Cascade of C(sp2)-H/C(sp3)-H Bonds: Synthesis of Fused Dihydropyrazoles via Visible-light Photoredox Catalysis", Chem. Comm. 2016, 52, 11901.

112.Muliang Zhang, Weipeng Li,Yingqian Duan, Pan Xu, Songlin Zhang, Chengjian Zhu*,'' Cascade Photoredox/Iodide Catalysis: Access to Difluoro-¦Ã-lactams via Aminodifluoroalkylation of Alkenes", Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 3266.

111. Weipeng Li, Yingqian Duan, Muliang Zhang, Jian Cheng,  and Chengjian Zhu*,  '' Photoredox Catalyzed Radical-Radical Coupling Reaction: Facile Access to Multi-Substitued Nitrogen Heterocycles", Chem. Comm. 2016, 52, 7596.

110. Guoqiang Wang, Honglin Zhang, Jiyang Zhao,Wei Li, Jia Cao, Chengjian Zhu*, and Shuhua Li,* " Homolytic Cleavage of a B−B Bond by the Cooperative Catalysis of Two Lewis Bases: Computational Design and Experimental Verification ", Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 5985.

109. Muliang Zhang, Yingqian Duan, Weipeng Li, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Visible-Light-Induced Aerobic Dearomative Reaction of Indole Derivatives: Access to Heterocycle Fused or Spirocyclo Indolones'', Chem. Comm., 2016, 52, 4761.

 

108.Pan Xu, Zhongkai Wu, Nengneng Zhou, Chengjian Zhu*, ''Oxidative C(sp2)¨CH Phosphonation of Aldehyde Hydrazones''. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 1143.

107. Jin Xie and Chengjian Zhu, Sustainable C(sp3)-H Bond Functionalization, Springer, 2016 ( Invited Book, ISBN:978-3-662-49494-3).

106. Honglin Zhang, Zhangxi Gu, Zhenyi Li, Changduo Pan, Weipeng Li, Hongwen Hu, and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Silver-Catalyzed  Cascade Radical Cyclization: A Direct Approach to 3,4-Disubstituted Dihydroquinolin-2(1H)-ones through Activation of the P¨CH Bond and Functionalization of the C(sp2)¨CH Bond '', J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 2122.

105. Pan Xu, Guoqiang Wang, Yuchen Zhu, Weipeng Li, Yixiang Cheng, Shuhua Li* and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Visible-Light Photoredox-Catalyzed C[BOND]H Difluoroalkylation of Hydrazones through an Aminyl Radical/Polar Mechanism'', Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 2939.

104. Honglin Zhang, Zhangxi Gu, Pan Xu, Hongwen Hu, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Metal-free tandem oxidative C(sp3)¨CH bond functionalization of alkanes and dearomatization of N-phenyl-cinnamamides: access to alkylated 1-azaspiro[4.5]decanes'' Chem. Comm., 2016, 52, 477.

2015

103. Zhangxi Gu, Honglin Zhang, Pan Xu, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Visible-Light-Induced Radical Tandem Aryldifluoroacetylation of Cinnamamides : Access to Difluoroacetylated Quinolone-2-ones And 1-Azaspiro[4.5]decanes '',Adv. Synth. Catal., 2015,357, 3057-3063.(VIP)

102. Chuanhua Qu, Pan Xu, Wujiang Ma, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*,'' A novel visible light mediated radical cyclization of enol lactones: a concise method for fluorinated polycyclic lactone scaffolds '',  Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 13508-13510.

101. Weipeng Li,Yunhuang Zhu, Yingqian Duan, Muliang Zhang and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Monofluoromethylation of tetrahydroisoquinolines by visible light induced direct C(sp3) C-H bond activation '', Adv. Synth. Catal., 2015, 357, 1277-1282.

100. Pan Xu, Kaidong Hu,  Zhangxi Gu, Yixiang Cheng and  Chengjian Zhu*, '' Visible light promoted carbodifluoroalkylation of allylic alcohols via concomitant 1,2-aryl migration '', Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 7222-7225.

99. Ning Jin, Changduo Pan, Honglin Zhang, Pan Xu, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu,* '' Rhodium-Catalyzed Direct C7 Alkynylation of Indolines '', Adv. Synth. Catal., 2015, 357, 1149-1153.

98. Hongming Jin, Zhengbo Zhu, Ning Jin, Jin Xie, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu, ¡° CO-Enabled Rhenium Hydride Catalyst for Directed C(sp2)-H bond Alkylation with Olefins¡±, Org.Chem.Front, 2015, 2, 378-382.

97. Changduo Pan, Honglin Zhang, Jie Han, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu,* '' Metal-free radical oxidative  decarboxylation/cyclization of acyl peroxides and 2-isocyanobiphenyls'',  Chem. Commun, 2015, 51, 3786-3788.

96. Honglin Zhang, Changduo Pan, Ning Jin,  Zhangxi Gu,  Hongwen Hu and Chengjian Zhu,* '' Metal-free cascade construction of C-C bond by activation of inert C(sp3)-H bond '', Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 1320-1322.

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95.Changduo Pan, Honglin Zhang and Chengjian Zhu,* '' Fe-promoted radical cyanomethylation/arylation of arylacrylamides to access oxindoles via cleavage of the sp3 C¨CH of acetonitrile and the sp2 C¨CH of phenyl group '', Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 361-364.

2014

94. Changduo Pan, Ning Jin, Honglin Zhang, Jie Han and Chengjian Zhu,* '' Iridium-Catalyzed Phosphoramidation of Arene C−H Bonds with Phosphoryl Azide'', J. Org. Chem. 2014, 9427-9432.

93. Jie Han, Changduo Pan, Xuefeng Jia* and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Rhodium-Catalyzed ortho-Cyanation of Symmetrical Azobenzenes with N-Cyano-N-phenyl-p-toluenesulfonamide.'' Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 8603-8606.

92.Changduo Pan, Jin Xie, Jie Han and Chengjian Zhu,* Sci. China Chem. 2014, 57, 1172.

91. Zhongkai Tang,   Yan Shi,   Haibin Mao,  Xuebin Zhu,   Weipeng Li,   Cheng Yixiang   Wen-hua Zheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Bisoxindoles with Two Vicinal Quarternary Stereocenters via Lewis Base Mediated Addition of Oxindoles to Isatin-Derived Ketimines ''. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 6085-6088.

90. Haibin Mao,   Zhongkai Tang,   Hongwen Hu,  Cheng Yixiang ,  Wen-hua Zheng and  Chengjian Zhu*, '' Lewis Base Mediated Halo genation/Semipinacol Rearrangement of Diazo Compounds: A New Access to ¦Á-Halo-Quaternary Ketones ''. Chem. Commun., 2014,  50,9773-9775.

89. Weipeng Li, Xuebin Zhu, Haibin Mao and Zhongkai Tang Chengjian Zhu*, '' Visible-light-induced direct C(sp3)-H difluromethylation of tetrahydroisoquinolines with the in-situ generated difluoroenolates ''. Chem. Commun., 2014,50.7521-7523.

88. Ablimit Abdukader, Hongming Jin,Yixiang Cheng,Chengjian Zhu*, '' Rhenium-Catalyzed Amination of Alcohols by Hydrogen  Transfer Process ''. Tetrahedron Letters. 2014, 55, 4172-4174.

87. Changduo Pan, Jie Han, Honglin Zhang, Chengjian Zhu*, '' Radical Arylalkoxycarbonylation of 2-Isocyanobiphenyl with Carbazates: Dual C-C Bond Formation towards Phenanthridine-6-carboxylates ''. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 5374-5378.

86.Jin Xie, Changduo Pan, Ablimit Abdukader and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Gold-catalyzed C(sp3)-H bond functionalization''. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, Accepted.

85. Jin Xie, Xiangai Yuan, Ablimit Abdukader, Chengjian Zhu* and Jing Ma, '' Visible-Light-Promoted Radical C−H Trifluoromethylation of Free Anilines '', Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 1768-1771.

84. Haibin Mao, Aijun Lin, Zhongkai Tang, Hongwen Hu, Yixiang Cheng, and Chengjian Zhu,* '' Organocatalytic One-pot Synthesis of Highly Substituted Pyridazines from Morita¿Baylis¿Hillman Carbonates and Diazo Compounds '', Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 2454-2458.
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83. Pan Xu, Ablimit Abdukader, Kaidong Hu, Yixiang Cheng, and Chengjian Zhu,* '' Room Temperature Decarboxylative Trifluoromethy -lation of ¦Á,¦Â-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids by Photoredox Catalysis '', Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2308-2310.

82. Changduo Pan, Ablimit Abdukader, Jie Han, Yixiang Cheng, and Chengjian Zhu,* '' Ruthenium-Catalyzed C7-Amidation of Indoline C-H Bond with Sulfonyl Azides '', Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 3606-3609.

81.  Ling Fang, Aijun Lin, Yan Shi, Yixiang Cheng , Chengjian Zhu*, '' Enantioselective sulfenylation of a-nitroesters catalyzed by diarylprolinols '', Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 387-389.

80. Jin Xie, Hongming Jin, Pan Xu and Chengjian Zhu*, '' When C-H bond functionalization meets visible-light photoredox catalysis '', Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 36-48. (Invited Review).

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2013

79. Xuebin Zhu, Yan Shi, Haibin Mao, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, ''Tetraethylammonium Bromide-Catalyzed Oxidative Thioesterification of Aldehydes and Alcohols '', Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. 2013, 355, 3558-3562.

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78. Zhijie Mao , Aijun Lin , Yan Shi , Haibin Mao ,Weipeng Li , Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu, '' Chiral Tertiary Amine-thiourea Catalyzed Asymmetric Inverse-Electron-Demand Diels-Alder Reaction of Chromone Heterodienes Using 3-Vinylindoles as Dienophiles.'' J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 10233-10239

77.Huamin Li, Changduo Pan, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, ''Copper-catalyzed oxidative coupling of carboxylic acids with formamides for the synthesis of ¦Á,¦Â -unsaturated amides. '' Tetrahdron Lett. 2013, 54, 6679-6681.


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76. Ablimit Abdukadera, Qicai Xue, Aijun Lin, Ming Zhang, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Gold-catalyzed cascade C−C and C−N bond formation: synthesis of polysubstituted indolequinones and pyrroles'' Tetrahdron Lett. 2013, 54, 5898-5900.

75. Aijun Lin, Hao Peng, Ablimit Abdukader, Chengjian Zhu*, '' Rhenium-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyanation of Tertiary Amines with TMSCN '' Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2013, 7286-7290.

74. Changduo Pan, Hongming Jin, Pan Xu, Xu Liu, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu *,'' Copper-Mediated Direct C2-Cyanation of Indoles Using Acetonitrile as the Cyanide Source.'' J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 9494-9498.

73. Pan Xu, Jin Xie, Qicai Xue, Changduo Pan,Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Visible-Light-Induced Trifluoromethylation of Arylacryamide: A Convenient and Effective Method to Synthesize CF3-Containing Quaternary Oxindoles. '' Chem. Eur. J.,  2013, 19, 14039-14042 (most frequently cited ones among those published in 2012 or 2013)

72. Hongming Jin, Jin Xie, Changduo Pan, Zhengbo Zhu, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*,'' Rhenium-Catalyzed Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling via Dual Activation of Alcohols and Carbonyl compounds.'' ACS Catal., 2013, 3, 2195¨C2198

71. Aijun Lin, Junying Wang, Haibin Mao, Yan Shi, Zhijie Mao,Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Organocatalytic Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation of Morita-Baylis-Hillman Carbonates with Phosphorus Ylides¿F Synthesis of Chiral 3-Substituted 2,4-Functionalized 1,4-Pentadienes.'' Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2013, 6241-6245.
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70. Haibin MaoAijun LinYang TangYan Shi, Hongwen HuYixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Organocatalytic oxa/aza-Michael¨CMichael Cascade Strategy for the Construction of Spiro [Chroman/Tetrahydroquinoline-3,3¡ä-oxindole] Scaffolds.'' Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 4062¨C4065.

69. Zhijie Mao, Weipeng Li, Yan Shi, Haibin Mao, Aijun, Lin, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, ''Enantioselective Construction of Dihydropyran-fused Indoles through Chiral Calcium Phosphate Catalyzed Oxo-hetero Diels-Alder Reactions using 2-Oxoindolin-3-ylidenes as Heterodienes.'' Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 9754-9759.

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68. Zhijie Mao, Xi Zhu, Aijun Lin, Weipeng Li,Yan Shi, Haibin Mao, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*,'' In Situ Formed Bifunctional Primary Amine-Imine Catalyst: Application to the Construction of Chiral Tertiary Alcohols Through Asymmetric Aldol-type Reaction.'' Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. 2013, 355, 2029¨C2036.

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67. Yan Shi, Xuebin Zhu, Haibin Mao, Hongwen Hu,  Yixiang Cheng, and Chengjian Zhu*,''Synthesis of Functionalized Isoquinolin-1(2H)-ones via Copper-Catalyzed -Arylation of Ketones with 2-Halobenzamides.'' Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 11553-11557.

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66. Honglai Jiang, Hongming Jin, Ablimit Abdukader, Aijun Lin, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, '' Catalyst-controlled switchable phosphination of ¦Á-diazoesters.'' Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 3612-3615.

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65. Qicai Xue , Jin Xie , Pan Xu , Kaidong Hu , Yixiang Cheng , and Chengjian Zhu*, "Metal-free, n-Bu4NI-catalyzed regioselective difunctionalization of unactivated alkenes." ACS Catalysis. 2013,6, 1365¨C1368.

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64. Jin Xie, Pan Xu, Huamin Li, Qicai Xue, Hongming Jin, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, "Room temperature decarboxylation/C-H functionalization cascade by visible-light photoredox catalysis." Chem. Commun. 2013,49, 5672-5674.

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63. Haibin Mao, Aijun Lin, Yan Shi, Zhijie Mao, Xuebin Zhu, Weipeng Li, Hongwen Hu, Yixiang Cheng, and Chengjian Zhu* , "Construction of Enantiomerically Enriched Diazo Compounds using Diazo Esters as Nucleophiles based on Chiral Lewis Base Catalysis." Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6288-6292.

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62. Qicai Xue, Jin Xie, Huamin Li, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, "Metal-free, highly efficient organocatalytic amination of benzylic C‒H bonds." Chem. Commun, 2013, 49, 3700-3702. (Top 25 most read in ChemComm 2013)

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61. Changduo Pan, Hongming Jin, Xu Liu, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, "Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative C2-Acylation of Indoles with ¦Á-Oxocarboxylic Acids." Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 2933-2935.

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60. Qicai Xue, Jin Xie, Hongming Jin, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, "Highly efficient visible-light-induced aerobic oxidative C‒C, C‒P coupling from C‒H bonds catalyzed by gold(III)-complex." Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 1606-1609.

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59. Jin Xie, Qicai Xue, Hongming Jin, Huamin Li, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*, "A visible-light-promoted aerobic C-H/C-N cleavage cascade to isoxazolidine skeletons." Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1281-1286. (Top 10 most-accessed articles in Chemical Science between January and March 2013)

58. Yan Shi, Aijun Lin, Haibin Mao, Zhijie Mao, Weipeng Li, Hongwen Hu, Chengjian Zhu*and Yixiang Cheng. "Enantioselective Construction of Spirooxindole Derivatives through [3+2] Annulation Catalyzed by a Bisthiourea as a Multiple-Hydrogen-Bond Donor. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 1914-1918.

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57. Honglai Jiang, Aijun Lin,  Chengjian Zhu*and Yixiang Cheng. "Copper-Catalyzed C-N Bond Formation through C-H/N-H Activation: A Novel Approach for the Synthesis of Multisubstituted Ureas."  Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 819-821

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2012

56. Honglai Jiang, Jin Xie, Aijun Lin, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*. "The Au(III)-catalyzed coupling reactions between alcohols and N-heterocycles via C¨CH bond activation." RSC Advances, 2012, 2 , 10496¨C10498.
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55. Yan Zhang, Chengjian Zhu, "Gold complex-catalyzed C\P bond formation by Kabachnik¨CFields reactions". Catalysis Communications, 2012, 28, 134¨C137.
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54. Ming Zhang, Ablimit Abdukader, Yong Fu and Chengjian Zhu, "Efficient Synthesis of ¦Â-Enaminones and ¦Â-Enaminoesters Catalyzed by Gold (I)/Silver (I) under Solvent-Free Conditions". Molecules, 2012, 17, 2812-2822.
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53. Huamin Li, Jin Xie, Qicai Xue, Yixiang Cheng, and Chengjian Zhu*. "Metal-free n-Bu4NI catalyzed direct synthesis of amides from  alcohols and N, N-disubstituted formamides." Tetrahedron Letters2012, 53, 6479-6482.
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52. Yan Shi,[a] Zhijie Mao,[a] Qicai Xue,[a] Chengjian Zhu,*[a,b] Hongwen Hu,[a] and Yixiang Cheng[a]. "Crystal Structures of Chiral Mono- and Dinuclear Salan-Cu(II) Complexes and the Application to Catalytic Asymmetric Henry Reaction." Inorganic chemistry communications, 2012, 20, 259-262.
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51. Kang Shena, Xia Yanga, Yixiang Chenga * and Chengjian Zhua,b *. "A Highly selective ratiometric fluorescent chemosensor for Zn2+ ion based on a polyimine macrocycle." Tetrahedron. 2012, 68, 5719-5723.
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50. Jin Xie, Huamin Li, Qicai Xue, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*. "A Scalable, Efficient Gold-catalyzed Oxidative Phosphonation of sp3 C-H Bonds Using Air as Sustainable Oxidant." Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. 2012, 354, 1646-1650.
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49. Zhitao Xing, Yong Fu, Jiecong Zhou, Chengjian Zhu* and Yixiang Cheng. ¡°Coumarin-based chiral fluorescence sensor incorporating a thiourea unit for highly enantioselective recognition of N-Boc-protected proline.¡± Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 4024-4028.
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 48. Qicai Xue, Zhijie Mao, Yan Shi, Haibin Mao, Yixiang Cheng, Chengjian Zhu*.¡°Metal-free, one-pot highly selective synthesis of (E)-vinyl sulfones and sulfoxides via addition-oxidation of thiols with alkynes.¡± Tetrahedron Letters. 2012, 53, 1851¨C1854 ..
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 47. Zhitao Xing, Huichen Wang, Yixiang Cheng, Chengjian Zhu,* Tony D. James,* Jianzhang Zhao. ¡°Selective Saccharide Recognition Using Modular Diboronic Acid Fluorescent Sensors.¡± Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 6, 1223-1229.
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46. Yong Fu, Zhitao Xing, Chengcheng Zhu, Hongwei Yang, Weijiang He, Chengjian Zhu*, Yixiang Cheng. ¡°A novel calixsalen macrocycle: metal sensing behavior for Zn2+ and intracellular imaging application.¡± Tetrahedron Letters. 2012, 53, 804-807.
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45.  Jin Xie, Honglai Jiang, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Metal-free, Organocatalytic Cascade Formation of C-N and C-O Bonds through Dual sp3 C-H Activation: Oxidative Synthesis of Oxazole Derivatives.¡± Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 979-981.
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44. Jin Xie, Huamin Li, Jiecong Zhou, Yixiang Cheng and Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°A Highly Efficient Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative C-C Coupling from C-H Bonds Using Air as Oxidant.¡± Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1252-1255. (Selected as "Hot Paper" by the editor; most accessed in 12/2011)

 
43. Hao Peng, Aijun Lin, Yan Zhang, Honglai Jiang, Jiecong Zhou, Yixiang Cheng, Chengjian Zhu,* and Hongwen Hu. ¡°Facile Oxidation and Amination of Benzylic sp3 C-H bond Catalyzed by Rhenium(V) Complexes.¡± ACS Catalysis. 2012, 2, 163-167.

2011

42. Aijun Lin, Haibin Mao, Xi Zhu,  Huiming Ge, Renxiang Tan, Chengjian Zhu,* Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Organocatalytic Asymmetric C-S bond Formation: Synthesis of ¦Á-Methylene ¦Â-Mercapto Esters with Simple Alkyl Thiols¡±. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011, 353, 3301-3306.

 41. Aijun Lin, Haibin Mao, Xi Zhu, Huiming Ge, Renxiang Tan, Chengjian Zhu,* Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Organocatalytic Enantioselective Amination of Morita¨CBaylis¨CHillman Carbonates with Masked Ammonia: A Facile Method for the Synthesis of Unprotected ¦Á-Methylene-¦Â-Amino Esters.¡± Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 13676-13679

40. Zhitao Xing, Huichen Wang, Yixiang Cheng*, Tony D. James*, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°A Ditopic Fluorescence Sensor for Saccharides and Mercury Based on a Boronic-Acid Receptor and Desulfurisation Reaction.¡± Chemistry--An Asian Journal. 2011, 6, 3054-3058.

39. Xi Zhu, Aijun Lin, Ling Fang, Wei Li, Chengjian Zhu*, Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°In Situ Formed Bifunctional Primary Amine¨CImine Catalyst for Asymmetric Aldol Reactions of a-Keto Esters.¡± Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 8281-8284.

38. Xi Zhu, Aijun Lin, Yan Shi, Jingyu Guo, Chengjian Zhu,* Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Enantioselective Synthesis of Polycyclic Coumarin Derivatives Catalyzed by an in Situ Formed Primary Amine-Imine Catalyst¡±. Org. Lett. 2011, 13 ,4382-4385.

37.   Aijun Lin, Junying Wang, Haibin Mao, Huiming Ge, Renxiang Tan, Chengjian Zhu,* Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Organocatalytic Asymmetric Michael-Type/Wittig Reaction of Phosphorus Ylides: Synthesis of Chiral ¦Á-Methylene-¦Ä-Ketoesters¡±. Org. Lett. 2011, 13 ,4176-4179.

36. Aijun Lin, Ling Fang, Xi Zhu, Chengjian Zhu*, Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Organocatalytic Enantioselective Sulfenylation of ¦Â-Keto Phosphonates: A Convenient Approach to Construct Hetero-Quaternary Stereocenters¡±. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011, 353, 545-549.

35. Xia Yang, Xuechao Liu, Kang Shen, Chengjian Zhu,* Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°A Chiral Perazamacrocyclic Fluorescent Sensor for Cascade Recognition of Cu(II) and the Unmodified ¦Á-Amino Acids in Protic Solutions¡±. Org. Lett. 2011, 13 ,3510-3513.

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34. Honglai Jiang, Aijun Lin, Hao Peng, Yuhua Zhu, Yi Pan, Chengjian Zhu,* Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Me3Ga-Mediated Addition of Acetylenes to a-Keto Esters: A New Method for the Synthesis of ¦Á-Hydroxy Esters¡±. Synlett, 2011, 14, 2039-2042.

33. Xia Yang, Xuechao Liu, Kang Shen, Yong Fu, Ming Zhang, Chengjian Zhu*, Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Enantioselective fluorescent recognition of mandelic acid by unsymmetrical salalen and salan sensors¡±. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2011, 9, 6011-6021.

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32. Xuefeng Jia, Aijun Lin, Zhijie Mao, Chengjian Zhu,* Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Catalytic Enantioselective Aryl Transfer to Aldehydes Using Chiral 2,2¡¯-Bispyrrolidine-Based Salan Ligands¡±.  Molecules 2011, 16, 2971-2981.

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31. Xia Yang, Kang Shen, Xuechao Liu, Chengjian Zhu*, Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Highly enantioselective fluorescent recognition of amino acid derivatives by unsymmetrical salan sensors¡±.  Tetrahedron Letters. 2011, 52, 4611-4614.

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30. Ming Zhang, Hongwei Yang, Yan Zhang, Chengjian Zhu,* Wei Li, Yixiang Cheng*, Hongwen Hu. ¡°Direct reductive amination of aromatic aldehydes catalyzed by gold(I) complex under transfer hydrogenation conditions¡±.  Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 6605-6607.

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29. Xuechao Liu, Xia Yang, Yong Fu, Chengjian Zhu*, Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°Novel fluorescent sensor for Ag+ and Hg2+ based on the BINOL-pyrene derivative via click reaction¡±. Tetrahedron. 2011, 67, 3181-3186.

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28. Xuechao Liu, Xia Yang, Hao Peng, Chengjian Zhu*, Yixiang Cheng*. ¡°A fluorescent sensor for Hg2+ and Ag+ functions as a molecular switch based on click-generated triazole moiety¡±. Tetrahedron Letters. 2011, 52, 2295-2298.
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27.Yan Zhang, Hao Peng, Ming Zhang, Yixiang Cheng, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Gold-complexes catalyzed oxidative ¦Á-cyanation of tertiary amines¡±. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 2354-2356.

2010

 26. Ling Fang, Yan Shi, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Organocatalytic asymmetric ¦Á-functionalization of ¦Â-keto esters.¡± Huaxue Jinzhan 2010, 22, 1679-1686.

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 25.  Xiong Ding, Wenming Tang, Chengjian* Zhu, Yixiang Cheng. ¡°Imidazolium Ion-Tagged Proline Organocatalyst for ¦Á-Aminoxylation of Aldehydes and Ketones in Ionic Liquids.¡± Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. 2010, 352, 108-112.

2009

 24. Ming Zhang, Hongwei Yang, Yixiang Cheng, Yuhua Zhu, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Direct substitution of propargylic alcohol with oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon nucleophiles catalyzed by molybdenum(VI).¡± Tetrahedron Letters. 2010, 51, 1176-1179.
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23. Jiangtao Sun, Zhenya Dai, Changsi Li, Xu Pan, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Enantioselective pinacol coupling reaction of aromatic aldehydes catalyzed by chiral vanadium complexes.¡± Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 2009, 694, 3219-3221.
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 22.   Ling Fang, Aijun Lin, Xuefeng Jia, Jie Meng, Yangnian Wang, Chengjian Zhu*.  ¡°Enantioselective conjugate addition of N-heterocycles to ¦Á,¦Â-enones mediated by diarylprolinols.¡± Letters in Organic Chemistry. 2009, 6, 397-399.
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 21.  Jiangtao Sun, Weijin Gu, Yijun Huang, Xu Pan, Chengjian Zhu*.  ¡°Salan-vanadium-catalyzed enantioselective desymmetrization of meso-epoxides with aromatic thiols.¡± Letters in Organic Chemistry. 2009, 6, 329-331.

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 20.   Ling Fang, Aijun Lin, Hongwen Hu, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Highly Enantioselective Sulfenylation of ¦Â-Ketoesters: H-Bond Acceptor Catalysis.¡± Chemistry--A European Journal. 2009, 15, 7039-7043.
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 19.   Jiangtao Sun, Minghua Yang, Fang Yuan, Xuefeng Jia, Xia Yang, Yi Pan, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Catalytic asymmetric ring-opening reaction of meso-epoxides with aryl selenols and thiols catalyzed by a heterobimetallic gallium-titanium-salen complex.¡± Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. 2009, 351, 920-930.

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 18.   Xuefeng Jia, Ling Fang, Aijun Lin, Yi Pan, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Highly efficient and facile aryl transfer to aldehydes using ArB(OH)2-GaMe3.¡± Synlett. 2009, 3, 495-499.
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 17.   Hongwei Yang, Ling Fang, Ming Zhang, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°An efficient molybdenum(VI)-catalyzed direct substitution of allylic alcohols with nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon nucleophiles.¡±  European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2009, 5, 666-672.
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 16.   Jiangtao Sun, Fang Yuan, Minghua Yang, Yi Pan, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Enantioselective ring-opening reaction of meso-epoxides with ArSH catalyzed by heterobimetallic Ti-Ga-Salen system.¡± Tetrahedron Letters  2009, 50, 548-551.
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2008

 15.   Jiangtao Sun, Xu Pan, Zhenya Dai, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Synthesis of new Schiff base-camphorsulfonyl amide ligands and in situ screening in the asymmetric additions of organozinc reagents to aldehydes.¡± Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2008, 19, 2451-2457.
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 14.   Jiangtao Sun, Minghua Yang, Zhenya Dai, Chengjian Zhu*, Hongwen Hu.  ¡°Synthesis of optically active 2,5-dialkylcyclohexane-1,4-diols and their application in the asymmetric oxidation of sulfides.¡±  Synthesis. 2008, 16, 2513-2518.
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 13.   Jiangtao Sun, Zhenya Dai, Minghua Yang, Xu Pan, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Vanadium-salan catalyzed enantioselective ring opening of meso-epoxides with aromatic amines.¡± Synthesis. 2008, 13, 2100-2104.
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 12.  Xuefeng Jia, Hongwei Yang, Ling Fang, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Me3Ga-mediated alkynylation of aldehydes.¡± Tetrahedron Letters. 2008, 49, 1370-1372.

2007

 11.   Hongwei Yang, Hongsong Wang, Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Enantioselective Pinacol Coupling of Aryl Aldehydes Catalyzed by Chiral Salan-Mo(IV) Complexes.¡±  Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2007, 72, 10029-10034.
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2006

 10.   Chengjian Zhu*, Yijun Huang. ¡°Asymmetric synthesis of chiral organoselenium compounds.¡± Current Organic Chemistry. 2006, 10, 1905-1920.
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  9.   Chengjian Zhu*, Chaoying Yuan, Yang Lv. ¡°Synthesis of chiral calixarene-like salen ligand and application in catalytic asymmetric friedel-crafts reaction of aromatic amines with glyoxylate.¡± Synlett: 2006, 8, 1221-1224.

2005

  8.   Yijun Huang, Fengyue Yang, and Chengjian Zhu*. ¡°Highly Enantioseletive Biginelli Reaction Using a New Chiral Ytterbium Catalyst: Asymmetric Synthesis of Dihydropyrimidines.¡± J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 16386-16387
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 7.   Zhenya Dai, Mingran Shao, Xianshan Hou, Chengjian Zhu*, Yuhua Zhu, Yi Pan. ¡°Utilization of organogallium and organoindium compounds as alkylation reagents in organic synthesis: The addition of trialkylgallium and trialkylindium to aldehydes catalyzed by Lewis acids.¡± Applied Organometallic Chemistry. 2005, 19, 898-902.
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  6.   Minghua Yang, Chengjian Zhu*, Fang Yuan, Yijun Huang, Yi Pan. ¡°Enantioselective ring-opening reaction of meso-epoxides with ArSeH catalyzed by heterometallic Ti-Ga-Salen system.¡± Organic Letters. 2005, 7, 1927-1930.
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  5.   Zhenya Dai, Chengjian Zhu*, Minghua Yang, Yunfa Zheng, Yi Pan. ¡°The first asymmetric addition of organogallium to aldehydes catalyzed by chiral titanium catalysts.¡± Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. 2005, 16, 605-608.
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2004

  4.   Jiangtao Sun, Chengjian Zhu*, Zhenya Dai, Minghua Yang, Yi Pan, Hongwen Hu.   ¡°Efficient Asymmetric Oxidation of Sulfides and Kinetic Resolution of Sulfoxides Catalyzed by a Vanadium-Salan System.¡± Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2004, 69, 8500-8503.
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  3.  Chengjian Zhu*, Minghua Yang, Jiangtao Sun, Yuhua Zhu, Yi Pan. ¡°The synthesis of new C2-symmetric chiral 1,4-diamino motif and application in catalytic asymmetric alkynylation of meso-epoxides.¡± Synlett. 2004, 3, 465-468.

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2003

  2.   Fang Yuan, Chengjian Zhu*, Jiangtao Sun, Yongjiang Liu, Yi Pan. ¡°Synthesis and asymmetric catalytic activities of chiral organogallium and indium complexes with ephedrine derivatives as ligands. The crystal structure of [(1R,2S)-(Me2Ga-m-OCH(C6H5)CH(CH3)-m-NHCH3)]2.¡± Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2003, 682, 102-107.

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  1.  Chengjian Zhu*, Fang Yuan, Weijin Gu, Yi Pan. ¡°The first example of enantioselective isocyanosilylation of meso epoxides with TMSCN catalyzed by novel chiral organogallium and -indium complexes.¡± Chemical Communications  2003, 6, 692-693.

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Previous work

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     Jay K. Kochi, Rajendra Rathore, Chengjian Zhu, "Sergey V Lindeman. Structural characterization of novel olefinic cation radicals: x-ray crystallographic evidence of s-p hyperconjugation". Angew.Chem. Int. Ed., 2000, 39, 3671-3674.

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     Rajendra Rathore, Chengjian Zhu, Sergey V. Lindeman, Jay K Kochi. ¡°Spontaneous oxidation of organic donors to their cation radicals using Bronsted acids. Identification of the elusive oxidant.¡± Perkin 2. 2000, 9, 1837-1840.
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     Changtao Qian, Chengjian Zhu, Taisheng Huang. ¡°Enantioselective trimethylsilyl cyanation of aldehydes catalyzed by chiral lanthanoid alkoxides.¡± Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1: Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry  1998, 14, 2131-2132.
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     Changtao Qian, Taisheng Huang, Chengjian Zhu, Jie Sun. ¡°Synthesis of 3,3'-, 6,6'- and 3,3',6,6'-substituted binaphthols and their application in the asymmetric hydrophosphonylation of aldehydes-an obvious effect of substituents of BINOL on the enantioselectivity.¡± Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1: Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry 1998, 13, 2097-2104.
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     Changtao Qian, Chengjian Zhu, Yonghua Lin, Yan Xing. ¡°Studies on organolanthanide complexes. LVIII . Syntheses of 1,1'-(3-oxapentamethylene)dicyclopentadienyl divalent organolanthanides (Ln = Sm, Yb) and X-ray molecular structure of O(CH2CH2C5H4)2Yb(DME).¡± Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 1996, 507, 41-5.
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     Changtao Qian, Chengjian Zhu, Dunming Zhu. ¡°Carbon-halogen bond cleavage reaction catalyzed by organoyttrium hydride (in situ) and lanthanide alkoxides.¡± Applied Organometallic Chemistry. 1995, 9, 457-460.
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