(47) Ring-Contraction of Hantzsch Ester and Derivatives to Pyrrole via Electrochemical Extrusion of Ethyl Acetate out of Aromatic Rings

Xu Liu, Chang Liu, Xu Cheng*

Green Chemistry, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1GC00487E

(46) Chlorination Reaction of Aromatic Compounds and Unsaturated Carbon-Carbon Bonds with Chlorine on Demand

Feng Liu, Na Wu, Xu Cheng*

Org. Lett., 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00704

(45) Electrochemical Aziridination of Tetrasubstituted Alkenes with Ammonia

Shuai Liu, Wenxuan Zhao, Jin Li1, Na Wu, Chang Liu, Xin Wang, Shuohao Li, Yan Zhu, Yong Liang*, Xu Cheng*

CCS Chemistry, 2021, DOI: 10.31635/ccschem.021.202100826

(44Electrochemical Reduction of Nitroarenes with Gaseous Ammonia 

Chang Liu, † Jin Li, † Na Wu, and Xu Cheng*

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2021, 19, 2468 - 2472

(43) Electrochemical Allylic Hydrodefluorinative Reaction using Gaseous Ammonia

Sheng Jie; Wu Na; Liu Xu; Liu Feng; Liu Shuai; Ding Weijie; Liu Chang; Cheng Xu

Chin. J. Org. Chem.2020, 40, 3873-3880


(42) Chemical‐Reductant‐Free Electrochemical Deuteration Reaction using Deuterium Oxide

Xu Liu, Ruoyu Liu, Jiaxing Qiu, Xu Cheng*, Guigen Li

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Accepted.



(41) Experimenting with a Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction That Demonstrates Tolerance toward Aldehyde Groups To Teach Undergraduate Students the Fundamentals of Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Reactions

Jie Dai, Dadong Lu, Tao Ye, Shouyun Yu*, Xu Cheng*

J. Chem. Edu.2019, 96, 2672-2675



(40) Electrochemical Approach for Direct C−H Phosphonylation of Unprotected Secondary Amine

Min Huang, Jie Dai, Xu Cheng,* and Mengning Ding*

Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 7759-7762



(39) An Electrochemical Cinnamyl C-H Amination Reaction Using Carbonyl Sulfamate

Shuai Liu, Jin Li, Dalin Wang, Feng Liu, Xu Liu, Yongyuan Gao, Jie Dai, Xu Cheng*

Chin. J. Chem. 2019,37, 570—574


(38) Electrochemical hydrogenation with gaseous ammonia

Jin Li, Linfeng He, Xu Liu, Xu Cheng*, Guigen Li

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2019, 58, 1759-1763



(37) Application of Hantzsch Ester and Meyer Nitrile in Radical Alkynylation Reactions

Xu Liu, Ruoyu Liu, Jie Dai, Xu Cheng*, and Guigen Li

Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 6906-6909

This work is highlighted by www.organic-chemistry.org!


(36) Electrochemical Aziridination via Alkene Activation with a Sulfamate as Nitrogen Source

Jin Li, Wenhao Huang, Jingzhi Chen, Lingfeng He, Xu Cheng*, Guigen Li

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 5695-5698.


(35) Organocatalytic reductive coupling of aldehydes with 1,1-diarylethylenes using an in situ generated pyridine-boryl radical

Jia Cao, Guoqiang Wang, Liuzhou Gao, Xu Cheng and Shuhua Li*

Chem. Sci.2018, 9, 3664-3671




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

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

Adv. Synth. Catal., 2018, 360, 1466-1472.



(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.,2018, 38(6) : 1507-1515



(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




(30) Substituted Hantzsch Esters as Versatile Radical Reservoirs in Photoredox Reactions

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

Adv. Synth. Catal.2018, 360, 925-931


(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
Synlett2014, 25, 2644.


(19) Yi Zhang, Zhihao Zhong, Yingmei Han, Ruirui Han, Xu Cheng*
A convenientsynthesis 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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