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2017
 

188. "Recent Advances in Metal-Catalyzed 1,2-Difunctionalization of Conjugated Dienes", Zhengxing Wu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 2017, accepted.

 

187. "Pd(II)-catalyzed aerobic intermolecular 1,4-diamination of conjugated dienes: a regioselective [4+4] annulation for the construction of medium-ring 1,6-benzodiazocine derivatives", Zhengxing Wu, Jingang Zhang, Yunyi Li, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Lett., 2017, 58, 2640-2643. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2017.05.053

 

186. "Pd(II)-Catalyzed Aerobic Intermolecular 1,2-Diamination of Conjugated Dienes: A Regio- and Chemoselective [4+2] An-nulation for the Synthesis of Tetrahydroquinoxalines", Zhengxing Wu, Ke Wen, Jingang Zhang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 2813-2816. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00919

 
185. "Ir/BiphPHOX-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of 3-Substituted 2,5-Dihydropyrroles and 2,5-Dihydrothiophene 1,1-Dioxides", Ke Meng, Jingzhao Xia, Yanzhao Wang, Xinghua Zhang*, Guoqiang Yang*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, accepted. DOI:10.1039/C7QO00248C

 

184. "The Construction of Chiral Fused Tricyclic γ-Lactams via a trans-Perhydroindolic Acid-Catalyzed Asymmetric Domino Reaction", Qianjin An § Jiefeng Shen, Delong Liu*, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 2925-2928. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01160

 

183. "Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Piperazin-2-ones", Yanzhao Wang, Yuanyuan Liu, Kun Li, Guoqiang Yang*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2017, 359, 1933-1941.. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201700175.

 

182. Front Cover Paper: "Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Alkynylation of Cyclic N-sulfonyl Ketimines", Zheng Ling, Sonia Singh, Fang Xie*, Liang Wu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 5364-5367. DOI: 10.1039/c7cc02159c.

 

181. "Direct Use of Allylic Alcohols and Allylic Amines in Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Amination", Jiangyan Jing, Xiaohong Huo, Jiefeng Shen*, Jingke Fu, Qinghua Meng*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 5151-5154. DOI: 10.1039/c7cc01069a.

 

180. "Synthesis of Chiral γ-Lactams via in Situ Elimination/Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Racemic γ-Hydroxy γ-Lactams", Qianjia Yuan, Delong Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 1886-1889. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00651.

 

179. Invited for Artemisinin Special Issue: "The Development on the Research of Industrial Production of Artemisinin", Delong Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. Sci. Bull., 2017, accepted. DOI:10.1360/N972017-00226

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178. "Palladium(II)-catalyzed aerobic intramolecular allylic C-H activation for the synthesis of indolines", Changrui Xu, Zhengxing Wu, Jianzhong Chen, Fang Xie*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2017, 73, 1904-1910. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2017.02.040

 

177. "Palladium-Catalyzed Addition of Arylboronic Acids to para-Quinone Methides", Ruijing Zhuge, Liang Wu, Mao Quan, Nicholas Butt, Guoqiang Yang*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2017, 359, 1028-1036 . DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201601 m

 

176. "A direct enantioselective C-acylation of benzofuranones was developed using a chiral bicyclic imidazole catalyst and an achiral tertiary amine additive", Mo Wang, Xiao Zhang, Zheng Ling, Zhenfeng Zhang*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1381-1384. DOI: 10.1039/c6cc09451a

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175. "Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β,γ-Unsaturated γ-Lactams: Scope and Mechanistic Studies", Qianjia Yuan, Delong Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 1144-1147. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00171.

 

174. "The Construction of Chiral Fused Azabicycles Using a Pd-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution Cascade and Asymmetric Desymmetrisation Strategy", Qianjin An, Delong Liu*, Jiefeng Shen, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 238-241. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b03529.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Amit Banerjee in SYNFACTS 2017, 13, 272. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589974.

 

173. "Ni(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Cyclic Imines", Mao Quan, Liang Tang, Jiaqi Shen, Guoqiang Yang,* and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 609-612. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08759K.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Amit Banerjee in SYNFACTS 2017, 13, 378. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1590155.

 

172. "Rh-Catalyzed Chemo- and Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Allylic Hydrazones", Qiupeng Hu, Yanhua Hu, Yang Liu, Zhenfeng Zhang,* Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 1040-1043. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604298.

 

171. "Preparation of Isoindolinones via a Palladium-Catalyzed Diamination", Yu Li, Xuezhen Kou, Chenghao Ye, Xinghua Zhang*, Guoqiang Yang*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Lett., 2017, 58, 285-288. DOI:10.1016/j.tetlet.2016.11.113
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2016

170. "1,3-Dithianes as Acyl Anion Equivalents in Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution", Kun Yao, Delong Liu*, Qianjia Yuan, Tsuneo Imamoto, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 6296-6299. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b03161.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Hiroaki Tsuji in SYNFACTS 2017, 13, 270. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589969.

 

169. "Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Non-Aromatic Cyclic Substrates", Zhenfeng Zhang, Nicholas Butt, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Rev., 2016, 116, 14769-14827. DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00564.

This paper was highlighted by X-MOL News: http://www.x-mol.com/news/4467.

 

168. Cover Paper: "The Development of Cu-Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Boron to Olefin", Yuanyuan Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 2016, 36, 2249-2271. DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201609005.

 

 

167. "Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Unfunctionalized Exocyclic C=C Bonds", Jingzhao Xia, Guoqiang Yang, Ruijing Zhuge, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 18354-18357. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604298.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Hiroaki Tsuji in SYNFACTS 2017, 13, 271. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589970.

 

166. "An Ir/Zn Dual Catalysis for Enantio- and Diastereodivergent α-Allylation of α-Hydroxyketones", Xiaohong Huo § Rui He, Xiao Zhang, and Wanbin Zhang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 11093-11096. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b06156.

Highlighted in Org. Process Res. Dev., 2016, 20, 1691. DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.6b00321 .

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Awarded Poster Prize at the Chiral China 2016 Sympiosium on "Frontiers in Asymmetric Catalysis" in Beijing, September 18-21, 2016.

Awarded Poster Prize at the 13th National Organic Synthetic Chemistry Sympiosium in Yangzhou, October 13-16, 2016.

Featured by Mark Lautens, Alvin Jang in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 1153. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589371.

Selected by the Editorial Board of Synfacts for its important insights as "SYNFACT of the month" and also selected for the cover of SYNFACTS.


 

165. "Rh-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Racemic Aldimines via Dynamic Kinetic Resolution", Dongyang Fan, Jian Lu,Yang Liu, Zhenfeng Zhang*, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 5541-5547. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2016.07.046.

Featured by Mark Lautens, Ivan Franzoni in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 1046. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589243.

 

164. "Regio- and enantioselective Cu-catalyzed 1,4-conjugate addition of trimethylaluminum to linear α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated alkyl ketones", Xiaoting Wu, Fang Xie*, Zheng Ling, Liang Tang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2016, 358, 2510-2518. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201600375.

 

163. "One-pot Sequential Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β-Aryl-β-aryloxy Acroleins ", Yufeng Liu, Jianzhong Chen, Zhenfeng Zhang*, Jian Qin, Min Zhao*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 7099-7102. DOI: 10.1039/C6OB00871B.

Featured by Mark Lautens, Ivan Franzoni in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 935. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562842.

 
162. Invited Review: "Allylic Alkylations with Enamine Nucleophiles", Nicholas Butt, Guoqiang Yang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Rec., 2016, 16, 2687-2696. DOI: 10.1002/tcr.201600071.

Dedicated to Prof. Ryoji Noyori on the occasion of his 15th anniversary of Nobel Prize!

 

161. "Ru-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenative/Transfer Hydrogenative Desymmetrization of Meso-Epoxy Diketones", Yuping Hong, Jianzhong Chen, Zhenfeng Zhang*, Delong Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2640-2643. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01073.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Amit Banerjee in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 936. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562762.

 

 

160. "Palladium-Catalyzed Chemo- and Enantioselective C-O Bond Cleavage of a-Acyloxy Ketones via Hydrogenolysis", Jianzhong Chen, Zhenfeng Zhang, Delong Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 8444-8447. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201603590.

Highlighted in Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2016, 36, 1970.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Masahiro Sai in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 1047. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589261.

 

 

159. "Asymmetric Hydrogenation of α-Substituted Acrylic Acids Catalyzed by a Ruthenocenyl Phosphino-oxazoline-ruthenium Complex", Jing Li, Jiefeng Shen, Chao Xia, Yanzhao Wang, Delong Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2122-2125. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00748.

 

158. "The Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic C-H Functionalization: The Development of New Catalytic Systems", Haoming Tang, Xiaohong Huo, Qinghua Meng*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Acta Chimica Sinica, 2016, 74, 219-233. DOI: 10.6023/A16020078.

 

157. "Rh-Catalyzed One-pot Sequential Asymmetric Hydrogenation of α-Dehydroamino Ketones for the Synthesis of Chiral Cyclic trans-β-Amino Alcohols", Qiupeng Hu, Jianzhong Chen, Zhenfeng Zhang*, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 1290-1293. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00212.

This paper was highlighted by X-MOL News: http://www.x-mol.com/news/2585.

Featured by Mark Lautens, Hyung Yoon in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 498. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562060.

 

156. Invited Paper: "The Development of Studies on the Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Enol Esters", Zhihui Wang, Zhenfeng Zhang*, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 201636, 447-459. DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201512009.

 

155. "Pd(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Isatin-Derived Ketimines", Qun He, Liang Wu, Xuezhen Kou, Nicholas Butt, Guoqiang Yang*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 288-291. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b03458.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Wafa Gati in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 286. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561729.

 

154. "Preparation of organophosphorus compounds from P-H compounds using o-(trimethylsilyl)aryl triflates as aryne precursors", Guoqiang Yang, Chaoren Shen, Mao Quan and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 333-337. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2015.11.045.

 

153. Invited Highlight: "Recent advances of remote selective C-H activation: ligand and template design", Guoqiang Yang, Nicholas Butt, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Cata., 2016, 37, 98-101. DOI: 10.1016/S1872-2067(15)61008-7.

 

152. "The Applications of Phosphoramidite Ligands in Ir-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation Reactions", Qianjia Yuan and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 201636, 274-282. DOI: 10.6023/cjoc/cjoc201509016.

 

2015

151. "Hydrogen-Bond Directed Regioselective Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation: The Construction of Chiral α-Amino Acids with Vicinal Tertiary and Quaternary Stereocenters", Xuan Wei, Delong Liu, Qianjin An, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 5768-5771. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02868.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Amit Banerjee in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 279. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561733.

 

 

150. "Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Aminooxygenation of Alkenes for Preparation of Isoindolinones", Xuezhen Kou, Yu Li, Liang Wu, Xinghua Zhang, Guoqiang Yang* and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 5566-5569. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02703.

 

149. "Rh-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Cyclic α-Dehydroamino Ketones", Zhenfeng Zhang, Qiupeng Hu, Yingjie Wang, Jianzhong Chen, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 5380-5383. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02733.

This paper was highlighted by X-MOL News: http://www.x-mol.com/news/1654.

Featured by Mark Lartens, Thomas Johnson in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 51. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561037.

 

148. "The Construction of 3-Methyl-4-aryl Piperidines via a trans-Perhydroindolic Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric aza-Diels–Alder Reaction", Qianjin An, Jiefeng Shen, Nicholas Butt, Delong Liu,* Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2015, 357, 3627-3638. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.20150550.

 

147. "Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β-Secondary Amino Ketones Catalyzed by a Ruthenocenyl Phosphino-oxazoline-Ruthenium Complex (RuPHOX-Ru): the Synthesis of γ-Secondary Amino Alcohols", Jianxia Wang, Yanzhao Wang, Delong Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2015, 357, 3262-3272. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.20150653.

Featured by Mark Lartens, Kosuke Yamamoto in SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 52. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561042.

 

146. Cover Review: "Transition Metal-catalyzed Allylic Substitution Reactions with Unactivated Allylic Substrates", Nicholas Butt and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 7929-7967. DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00144G.

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145. "Asymmetric Michael Addition of Diphenylphosphine to β,γ-Unsaturated α-Keto Esters Catalyzed by a P-Stereogenic Pincer-Pd Complex", Yang Xu, Zehua Yang, Boqiang Ding, Delong Liu*, Yangang Liu, Masashi Sugiya, Tsuneo Imamoto, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2015, 71, 6832-6839. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2015.07.026.

 

144. "Iridium-Catalyzed Allyl-Allyl Cross-Coupling of Allylic Carbonates with (E)-1,3-Diarylpropenes", Qianjia Yuan, Kun Yao, Delong Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 11834-11846. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04085J.

 

143. "Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Nitrostyrenes", Qun He, Fang Xie, Guanghong Fu, Mao Quan, Chaoren Shen, Guoqiang Yang,* Ilya D. Gridnev, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2250-2253. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00863.

Featured by Paul Knochel, Sarah Fernandez in SYNFACTS 2015, 11, 751. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1380910.

 

142. "P-Stereogenic Pincer Iridium Complexes: Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Application in Asymmetric Hydrogenation", Zehua Yang, Xuan Wei, Delong Liu*, Yangang Liu, Masashi Sugiya, Tsuneo Imamoto*, and Wanbin Zhang*, J. Organomet. Chem., 2015, 791, 41-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2015.05.002.

 

 

141. "Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Nickel Complexes Possessing P-Stereogenic Pincer Scaffolds and Their Application in Asymmetric aza-Michael Reactions", Zehua Yang, Delong Liu*, Yangang Liu, Masashi Sugiya, Tsuneo Imamoto*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Organometallics, 2015, 34, 1228-1237. DOI: 110.1021/om501287k.

This paper was one of the most read articles in April 2015.

 

140. "P-Stereogenic PNP Pincer-Pd Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroamination of Amino-1,3-dienes", Zehua Yang, Chao Xia, Delong Liu, Yangang Liu, Masashi Sugiya, Tsuneo Imamoto*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 2694-2702. DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02402H.

 
139. "Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Amination Using Easily Accessible Metallocenyl P,N-Ligands", Hongwei Wu, Fang Xie, Yanlan Wang, Xiaohu Zhao, Delong Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 4248-4254. DOI: 10.1039/C5OB00032G.

 

138. "Temperature-Controlled Switchable Preparation of Ferrocene Bis(oxazoline-phosphine) Ligands with Different Planar Chiralities and Their Coordination Behaviors", Hongwei Wu, Qianjin An, Delong Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2015, 71, 5112-5118. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2015.06.006.

 

137. "Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Decarboxylative Cycloaddition of Vinylethylene Carbonates with Isocyanates", Ajmal Khan, Juxiang Xing, Jingming Zhao, Yuhe Kan, Wanbin Zhang, and Yong Jian Zhang*, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 120-124. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201405830.

 

136. Invited Paper: "The Study on the Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Cyclic Dehydroamino Acids and Their Derivatives", Yingjie Wang, Zhenfeng Zhang*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 201535, 528-538. DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201502017.

 

135. "ZnCl2-Promoted Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β-Secondary-Amino Ketones Catalyzed by a P-Chiral Bisphosphine-Rh Complex", Qiupeng Hu, Zhenfeng Zhang, Yangang Liu, Tsuneo Imamoto, and Wanbin Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 2260-2264. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201411384.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Ramesh C. Samanta in SYNFACTS 2015, 11, 411. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1380474.

Highlighted in Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 35, 1187.

 

134. "Copper-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization Reactions: Efficient Synthesis of Heterocycles", Xun-Xiang Guo,* Da-Wei Gu, Zhengxing Wu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 1622-1651. DOI: 10.1021/cr500410y.

This review article was ranked No. 1 in a list of the most read articles of Chemical Reviews in January 2015.

This review article was ranked No. 3 in a list of the most read articles of Chemical Reviews in February 2015.

This review article was ranked No. 15 in a list of the most read articles of Chemical Reviews in March 2015.

This review is a hot paper (0.1%) and highly cited paper (1%) (From Web of Science).

This review was selected as one of the "Top 100 Most Impact Papers From China Published in International Journals in 2015".

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133. "Asymmetric Tandem Reactions of N-Sulfonylimines and α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes: An Alternative Reaction Pathway to That of Using Saturated Aldehydes ", Qianjin An, Jing Li, Jiefeng Shen, Nicholas Butt, Delong Liu,* Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 885-888. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07051H.

 

132. Invited Paper: "Pd(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Cyclic N-sulfonyl Ketimine Esters and a DFT Study of Its Mechanism", Mao Quan, Guoqiang Yang, Fang Xie*, Ilya D. Gridnev, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 398-402. DOI: 10.1039/C4QO00347K.

Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Professor Ei-ichi Negishi!

From themed collection HOT articles in Organic Chemistry Frontier in 2015.

2014

131. "Asymmetric Domino Reaction of Cyclic N-Sulfonylimines and Simple Aldehydes with trans-Perhydroindolic Acid as an Organocatalyst", Qianjin An, Jiefeng Shen, Nicholas Butt, Delong Liu,* Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 4496-4499. DOI: 10.1021/ol502033v.

 

130. "Chiral Bicyclic Imidazole Nucleophilic Catalysts: Design, Synthesis, and Application to the Kinetic Resolution of Arylalkyl-carbinols", Zhenfeng Zhang, Mo Wang, Fang Xie*, Huai Sun, and Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2014, 356, 3164-3170. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201400415.

 

129. Cover Paper: "Synthesis of Chiral γ-Amino Alcohols via a RuPHOX-Ru Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β-Imide Ketones", Yanzhao Wang, Jianxia Wang, Delong Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 201434, 1766-1772. DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201404035.

This article was ranked No. 2 in a list of the most read articles of Chin. J. Org. Chem. in Septemper 2014.

 

128. "Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation of Simple Ketones with Allylic Alcohols and Its Mechanistic Study", Xiaohong Huo, Guoqiang Yang, Delong Liu, Yangang Liu, Ilya D. Gridnev*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 6776-6780. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201403410.

 

127. "Hydrogen-Bond-Activated Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation via Allylic Alkyl Ethers: Challenging Leaving Groups", Xiaohong Huo, Mao Quan, Guoqiang Yang, Xiaohu Zhao, Delong Liu*, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1570-1573. DOI: 10.1021/ol5000988.

This paper was one of the most read articles in Mar. 2014.

 

126. "Cu-Catalyzed Amidation of Halogenated Imidazoles", Mo Wang, Zhenfeng Zhang*, Fang Xie, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3163-3165. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49107B.

 

125. "Mechanism of Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Functionalized Olefins with Ir/iPr-BiphPHOX Catalyst: NMR and DFT Study", Yuanyuan Liu, Ilya D. Gridnev*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 1901-1905. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201309677.

 

124. Invited Account: "The Design and Synthesis of Planar Chiral Ligands and Their Application to Asymmetric Catalysis", Nicholas A. Butt, Delong Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Synlett, 2014, 25, 615-630.  DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1340487.

 

123. "Enantioselective Black Rearrangement Catalyzed by Chiral Bicyclic Imidazole", Mingli Wang, Zhenfeng Zhang*, Shan Liu, Fang Xie, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1227-1230. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47455K.

2013

122. "Insertion of Arynes into Arylphosphoryl Amide Bonds: One-Step Simultaneous Construction of C-N and C-P Bonds", Chaoren Shen, Guoqiang Yang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5722-5725. DOI: 10.1021/ol402748u.

This paper was one of the most read articles in Nov. 2013.

 

121. "P-Stereogenic PCP Pincer-Pd Complexes: Synthesis and Application in Asymmetric Addition of Diarylphosphines to Nitro alkenes", BoqiangDing, Zhenfeng Zhang, Yang Xu, Yangang Liu, Masashi Sugiya, Tsuneo Imamoto*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5476-5479. DOI: 10.1021/ol402627f.

Featured by Hisashi Yamamoto, Yasushi Shimoda in SYNFACTS 2014, 10, 0156. DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1340531.

 

120. "The Synthesis of Chiral β-Aryl-α,β-unsaturated Amino Alcohols via a Pd-catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Amination", Mao Quan, Nicholas Butt, Jiefeng Shen, Kaiji Shen, Delong Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 7412-7419. DOI: 10.1039/C3OB41642A.

Featured by Mark Lautens, Marcel Sickert in SYNFACTS 2014, 10, 0290. DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1340730.

 

119. "Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of a-Acyloxy-1-aryletheanones", Jianzhong Chen, Delong Liu, Nicholas Butt, Chao Li, Dongyang Fan, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 11632-11636. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201306231.

Highlighted in Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013, 33 (12), 2637-2638.

Featured in SYNFACTS 2014, 10, 64.

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118. "Synthesis of Axially Chiral C10-BridgePHOS Oxides and Their Use as Organocatalysts in Enantioselective Allylations of Aldehydes", Jianzhong Chen, Delong Liu, Dongyang Fan, Yangang Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 8161-8168. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2013.07.030.

 

117. "Chemoselective Transfer Hydrogenation of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones Catalyzed by Pincer-Pd Complexes Using Alcohol as Hydrogen Source", Boqiang Ding, Zhenfeng Zhang, Yangang Liu, Masashi Sugiya, Tsuneo Imamoto, and Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3690-3693. DOI: 10.1021/ol401560q.

 

116. Cover Paper: "Synthesis of D-(R)-Tyrosine by Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrogenation and Its Practical Application", Kunjiao Yu, Zhenfeng Zhang*, Xiaohong Huo, Xingguang Wang, Delong Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013, 33, 1932-1938. DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201305051.

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115. "Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of N-unprotected Indoles using (S)-C10-BridgePHOS as the Chiral Ligand", Chao Li,§ Jianzhong Chen,§ Guanghong Fu, Delong Liu, Yangang Liu*, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 6839-6844. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2013.06.016.

Featured in SYNFACTS 2013, 9, 1186.

 

114. "A Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Cyclic Ketimines", Guoqiang Yang, Wanbin Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 7540-7544. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2013.06.016.

Featured in SYNFACTS 2013, 9, 1085.

 

113. Feature Article: "Asymmetric Domino Double Michael Addition of Nitroolefins and Aldehyde Esters with trans-Perhydroindolic Acid as an Organocatalyst", Qianjin An, Jiefeng Shen, Nicholas A. Butt, Delong Liu*, Yangang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1612-1623.

 

112. "Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric 1,4-Conjugate Addition of Grignard Reagents to Linear α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated ketones", Zhenni Ma, Fang Xie*, Han Yu, Yiren Zhang, Xiaoting Wu, Wanbin Zhang*, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5292-5294.

 

111. "Synthesis of (2S,3aR,7aS)-benzyl octahydro-1H-indole-2-carboxylate", Tao Shi, Jiefeng Shen, Qianjin An, Delong Liu*, Yangang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013, 33, 1573-1577.

 

110. "A Soluble Bis-Chelated Gold(I) Diphosphine Compound with Strong Anticancer Activity and Low Toxicity", Yanli Wang, Minyu Liu, Ran Cao, Wanbin Zhang, Ming Yin, Xuhua Xiao, Quanhai Liu,* and Niu Huang*, J. Med. Chem., 2013, 56, 1455–1466.

 

109. "Asymmetric hydrogenation of β-amino ketones with a bimetallic complex RuPHOX-Ru as the chiral catalyst", Jiahao Wang, Delong Liu*, Yangang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 3855-3861.

 

108. Book: "Synthesis of Heterocycles via Palladium-Catalyzed Wacker-Type Oxidative Cyclization Reactions of Hydroxy- and Amino-Alkenes", in 《Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry》": Nicholas A. Butt and Wanbin Zhang, Top Heterocycl Chem (2013) 32: 77–108. John P. Wolfe ed., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/7081_2013_102.

 

107. Invited Review:  "Chiral Polymetallic Catalysts and Their Applications in Asymmetric Catalysis", Kun Li; Guoqiang Yang;  Yuanyuan Liu; Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 201333, 749-759.

 

106. Invited Paper: "A Pd(II)-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclization for the Preparation of Aryl-Fused Six-Membered Nitrogen Heterocycles with 2-Acetoxy Functionality", Xiaolei Wang, Zhengxing Wu, Xiaowen Zhu, Chenghao Ye, Feng Jiang, Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Chem., 2013, 31, 132-138.

 

105. "Ir-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of a-Alkylidene Succinimides", Yuanyuan Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 2203-2206.

Featured in SYNFACTS 2013, 9, 0506.

 

2012

104. "An Asymmetric Aerobic Aza-Wacker-Type Cyclization: Synthesis of Isoindolinones Bearing Tetrasubstituted Carbon Stereocenters", Guoqiang Yang, Chaoren Shen, Wanbin Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 9141-9145.

Featured in SYNFACTS 2012, 8, 1185.

 

103. Invited Paper: "An Efficient Asymmetric Domino Reaction of Amino Aldehyde to β,γ-Unsaturated α-Keto Esters Using trans-Perhydroindolic Acid as a Chiral Organocatalyst", Jiefeng Shen, Qianjin An, Delong Liu, Yangang Liu and Wanbin Zhang*, Chin. J. Chem., 2012, 30, 2681–2687.

 

102. "The Effects of Solvent on Switchable Stereoselectivity: Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Additions Using D2-Symmetric Biphenyl Phosphoramidite Ligands", Han Yu, Fang Xie, Zhenni Ma, Yanggang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 5137-5142.

 

101. "The Synthesis of trans-Perhydroindolic Acids and Their Application in Asymmetric Domino Reactions of Aldehyde Esters with β,γ-Unsaturated α-Keto Esters", Jiefeng Shen, Delong Liu, Qianjing An, Yangang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2012, 354, 3311-3325.

 

100. "Switchable Stereoselectivity: The Effects of Substituents on the D2-Symmetric Biphenyl Backbone of Phosphoramidites in Copper-catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Addition Reactions with Triethylaluminium", Han Yu, Fang Xie, Zhenni Ma, Yangang Liu Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2012, 354, 1941-1947.

 

99. Invited Paper: "Pd(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Wacker-type Cyclization for The Preparation of 2-Vinylchroman Derivatives with Biphenyl Tetraoxazoline Ligands", Qingchuan Liu, Ke Wen, Zhenfeng Zhang, Zhengxing Wu, Yong Jian Zhang, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2012, 68, 5209-5215.

 

98. "Efficient Ru(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Simple Ketones with C2-Symmetric Planar Chiral Metallocenyl Phosphinooxazoline Ligands", Hui Guo, Delong Liu, Nicholas. Butt, Yangang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2012, 68, 3295-3299.

 

97. "First Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of P-Stereogenic Phosphoramides via Kinetic Resolution Promoted by a Chiral Bicyclic Imidazole Nucleophilic Catalyst", Shan Liu, Zhenfeng Zhang, Fang Xie, Nicholas Butt, Li Sun, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2012, 23, 329-332.

 

96. "Nickel-Catalyzed C-P Coupling of Aryl Mesylates and Tosylates with H(O)PR1R2", Chaoren Shen, Guoqiang Yang, Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 3500-3505.

Featured in the top 10% of the most highly cited articles published in the latest Impact Factor window (2011-2012).

 

95. "Highly Efficient Asymmetric Michael Addition of Aldehyde to Nitroolefin using Perhydroindolic Acid as a Chiral Organocatalyst", Lina Zhao, Jiefeng Shen, Delong Liu, Yangang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 2840-2846 .

 

94. "Pd-Catalyzed Regioselective and Stereospecific Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling of Allylic Carbonates with Arylboronic Acids", Chenguang Li, Juxiang Xing, Jingming Zhao, Patrick Huynh, Wanbin Zhang, Pingkai Jiang, and Yong Jian Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 390.

 

93. "Regioselective Pd-Catalyzed Aerobic Aza-Wacker Cyclization for Preparation of Isoindolinones and Isoquinolin-1(2H)-ones
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, Guoqiang Yang, Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 268.

2011

92. "C-N Bond Cleavage of Allylic Amines via Hydrogen Bond Activation with Alcohol Solvents in Pd-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation of Carbonyl Compounds", Xiaohu Zhao, Delong Liu, Hui Guo, Yangang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2011, 133,19354-19357.

This paper was one of the most read articles in Nov. 2011.

Featured on organic-chemistry.org.

Featured in SYNFACTS 2012, 8, 0182.

 

91. "Iridium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of 3-substituted unsaturated oxindoles to prepare chiral C3-mono substituted oxindoles ", Yuanyuan Liu, Dongmei Yao, Kun Li, Fengtao Tian, Fang Xie, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2011, 67,8445-8450.

 

90. "Nickel-Catalyzed Arbuzov Reactions of Aryl Triflates with Triethyl Phosphite", Guoqiang Yang, Chaoren Shen, Liang Zhang, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Lett., 2011, 52, 5032-5035.

 

89. "Enantioselective synthesis of chiral γ-aryl α-keto ester by copper-catalyzed 1,4-conjugate addition using D2-symmetric biphenyl phosphoramidite ligand", Bo Yang , Fang Xie, Han Yu, Kaiji Shen, Zhenni Ma, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 6197-6201.

 

88. "Chiral dinuclear phthalazine bridged bisoxazoline ligands: synthesis and application in enantioselective Cu-catalyzed conjugate addition of ZnEt2 to enones", Liang Zhang, Guoqiang Yang, Chaoren Shen, Sabah Arghib, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Lett., 2011, 52, 2375-2378.

 

87. "Efficient palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation of ketones and aldehydes", Xiaohu Zhao, Delong Liu, Fang Xie, Yangang Liu, Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 1871-1875.

 

86. "Chiral Phosphoramidite Ligand and Its Application in Asymmetric Catalysis", Zhenfeng Zhang, Fang Xie, Bo Yang, Han Yu, Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011, 31, 429-442.

 

85. "Asymmetric Hydorgenation of Imines Catalyzed by Ir/Phosphine-oxazoline Complexes with an Axis-unfixed Biphenyl Backbone", Dongmei Yao, Tengtao Tian, Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011, 31, 505-510.

 

84. "Novel chiral bisoxazoline ligands with a bipyridinyl backbone: preparation and interesting complexation behavior", Feng Jiang, Zhengxing Wu, Guoqiang Yang, Fang Xie, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Lett., 2011, 52, 2844-2848.

 

83. "Synthesis and photochromic properties of substituted naphthopyran compounds", Zhen Wang, Qinghua Meng*, Zhihui Zhang, Dingliang Fu, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 2246-2250.

 

82. “Pd(II)-catalyzed oxidative cyclization reaction for the preparation of 2-substituted 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolines with halide functionality”, Feng Jiang, Zhengxing Wu, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 1501-1505. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2010.12.017.

 

81. Invited Paper: “Convenient Synthesis of Tropos Phosphine-oxazoline Ligands”, Yuanyuan Liu, Guoqiang Yang, Dongmei Yao, Fengtao Tian, Wanbin Zhang*, Science China Chemistry, 2011, 54, 87-94.

 

80. “Synthesis of Biphenol Trimers”, Changqing Wang, Jing Zhuang, Guoqiang Yang, Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011, 31, 115-118.

 

2010

79. “Chiral Bicycle Imidazole Nucleophilic Catalysts: Rational Design, Facile Synthesis, and Successful Application in Asymmetric Steglich Rearrangement”, Zhenfeng Zhang, Fang Xie, Jia Jia, Wanbin Zhang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132(45), 15939–15941. Featured in SYNFACTS 2011, 7, 0098.

 
78. Book: 《Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry》, Delong Liu, Wanbin Zhang, Chapter 14, 2010. Shioiri, T./Izawa, K./Konoike, T.(eds.) Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 273-302.
 

77. “Iridium-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Exocyclic α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds”, Fengtao Tian, Dongmei Yao, Yuanyuan Liu, Fang Xie, Wanbin Zhang*, Adv. Synth. & Catal., 2010, 352, 1841-1845. Featured in SYNFACTS 2011, 7, 0064.

 

76. “Highly efficient asymmetric organocatalytic Friedel-Crafts alkylation of indoles with a,ss-unsaturated aldehydes”, Shangbin Jin,Yuanhui Ma,Chenguang Li, Qiqi Li,Yong Jian Zhang*, Wanbin Zhang*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010, 8, 4011-4015.

 

75. “Pd-catalyzed asymmetric aza-Wacker-type cyclization reaction of olefinic tosylamides”, Feng Jiang, Zhengxing Wu, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Lett., 2010, 51(23), 5124-5126. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.07.084.

 

74. “From C2- to D2-symmetry: Atropos phosphoramidites with a D2-symmetric backbone as highly efficient ligands in Cu-catalyzed conjugate additions”, Hui Zhang, Fang Fang, Fang Xie, Han Yu, Guoqiang Yang, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Lett., 2010, 51(23), 3119-3122. .

 

73. “Highly active asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions catalyzed by C2-symmetric bipyrrolidines: catalyst recycling in water medium and insight into the catalytic mode”, Yuanhui Ma, Shangbin Jin, Yuhe Kan, Yong Jian Zhang*, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrhedron, 2010, 66(21), 3849-3854.

 

72. “Highly enantioselective copper-catalyzed allylic alkylation with atropos phosphoramidites bearing a D2-symmetric backbone”, Fang Fang, Hui Zhang, Fang Xie, Guoqiang, Yang, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2010, 66, 3593-3598.

 

71. “From Tropos to Atropos: 5,5'-Bridged 2,2'-Bis(diphenylphosphino)biphenyls as Chiral Ligands for Highly Enantioselective Palladium-Catalyzed Hydrogenation a-Phthalimide Ketones”, Changqing Wang, Guoqiang Yang, Jing Zhuang, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Lett., 2010, 51(15), 2044-2047. Corrigendum: Tetrahedron Lett., 2011, 52(40), 5196-5196. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.201108.001.

2009

70. Book: 《Chiral Ferrocenes in Asymmetric Catalysis》, Wanbin Zhang, Delong Liu, Chapter 7, 2009, Dai, L. / Hou, X. (eds.) Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 175-214.

69. “Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Simple Ketones with Planar Chiral Ruthenocenyl Phosphinooxazoline Ligands”, Yanlan Wang, Delong Liu, Qinghua Meng, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 2009, 20(21), 2510-2512.

68. “C2-Symmetric Bipyrrolidines as Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reactions”, Yuanhui Ma, Yong Jian Zhang*, Shangbin Jin, Qiqi Li, Chenguang Li, Junseong Lee, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2009, 50(52), 7388-7391.

67. “One-pot Efficient Synthesis of Aryl a-keto Esters from Aryl-ketones”, Jing Zhuang, Changqing Wang, Fang Xie, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2009, 65(47), 9797-9800.

66. “Phosphine-Oxazoline Ligands with an Axial-unfixed Biphenyl Backbone: the Effects of the Substituent at Oxazoline Ring and P Phenyl Ring on Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation”, Fengtao Tian, Dongmei Yao, Yong Jian Zhang, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2009, 65(46), 9609-9615.

65. “Efficient Bimetallic Titanium Catalyst for Carbonyl-ene Reaction”, Fang Fang, Fang Xie, Han Yu, Hui Zhang, Bo Yang, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2009, 50(48), 6672-6675.

64. Review: “Development of Planar Chiral Diarylphosphino-oxazoline Ligands and Their Applications in Asymmetric Catalysis”, Yaxi Li, Yuli Zheng, Fengtao Tian, Yong Jian Zhang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2009, 29(10), 1487-1498.

63. “Synthesis of Atropisomeric 5,5'-linked Biphenyl Bisaminophosphine Ligands and their Applications in Asymmetric Catalysis”, Yong Jian Zhang, Hao Wei, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2009, 65(2), 1281-1286.

62. “Enamines: Efficient Nucleophiles for the Palladium-catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation”, Xiaohu Zhao, Delong Liu, Fang Xie, Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2009, 65(2), 512-517.

2008

61. “Pd-catalyzed Asymmetric Wacker-type Cyclization of o-trisubstituted Allylphenols by Use of Tetraoxazoline Ligands”,Feijun Wang, Guoqiang Yang, Yong Jian Zhang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2008, 64(40), 9413-9416

60. “Novel atropisomeric aminophosphine ligands with a bridge across the 5,5’-position of biphenyl for Rh(I)-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation”, Hao Wei, Yong Jian Zhang, Yijun Dai, Jiaming Zhang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2008, 49(26), 4106-4109.

59. “Enantioselective Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones with Planar Chiral Ruthenocene-based Phosphinooxazoline Ligands”, Delong Liu, Fang Xie, Xiaohu Zhao, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron, 2008, 64(16), 3561-3566.

58. “Reversal in enantioselectivity for the palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic substitution with novel metallocene-based planar chiral diphosphine ligands”, Fang Xie, Delong Liu, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2008, 49(6), 1012-1015.

57. “Steric and temperature control of enantiopurity of chiral mesoporous silica”, Huibin Qiu, Shuguang Wang, Wanbin Zhang, Kazutami Sakamoto, Osamu Terasaki, Yoshihisa Inoue*; and Shunai Che*, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008, 112(6), 1871-1877.

56. “Novel atropisomeric bisphosphine ligands with a bridge across the 5,5'-position of biphenyl for asymmetric catalysis”, Hao Wei, Yong Jian Zhang, Feijun Wang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 2008, 19(4), 482-488.

55. Review: “Development of Axial-unfixed (Tropos) Ligands and Their Applications in Asymmetric Catalytic Reactions”, Yijun Dai, Guoqiang Yang, Yong Jian Zhang, Feijun Wang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2008, 28(7), 1169-1180.

54. Review: “Progress of Chiral DMAP Derivatives as Novel Nucleophilic Catalysts”, Li Sun, Fang Xie, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2008, 28(4), 574-587.

53. “Study on the Convenient Synthesis of Bromovinyl Deoxyuridine (BVDU)”, Chunjuan Wang, Fang Xie, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2008, 28, 503-505.

2007

52. “Chelation-Induced Axially Chiral Palladium Complex System with Tetraoxazoline Ligands for Highly Enantioselective Wacker-Type Cyclization”, Yong Jian Zhang, Feijun Wang, and Wanbin Zhang*, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 72(24), 9208-9213.

51. “Novel C2-Symmetric Planar Chiral Diphosphine Ligands and Their Application in Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitutions”, Delong Liu, Fang Xie, and Wanbin Zhang*, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 72(18), 6992-6997.

50. “Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation with an Enamine as the Nucleophilic Reagent”, Delong Liu, Fang Xie, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2007, 48(43), 7591-7594.

49. “Highly Enantioselective Pd(II)-Catalyzed Wacker-type Cyclization of 2-Allylphenols by Use of Bisoxazoline Ligands with Axial-unfixed Biphenyl”, Feijun Wang, Yong Jian Zhang, Guoqiang Yang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2007, 48(24), 4179-4182.

48. “Atropisomeric Bisoxazoline Ligands with a Bridge across the 5,5’-Position of Biphenyl for Asymmetric Catalysis”, Feijun Wang, Yong Jian Zhang, Hao Wei, Jiaming Zhang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2007, 48(23), 4083-4086.

47. Review: “Bisoxazoline Ligands with Chiral Backbones and Their Applications in Asymmetric Catalytic Reactions”, Jiaming Zhang, Yong Jian Zhang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 27(09), 1089-1095.

46. “Synthesis of N-Hydroxysuccinimidyl Benzoate and its Structural Insight into Labeling Activity of Fluorescent Probes”, Qinghua Meng*, Wanbin Zhang, Zhicheng Sun, Haifeng Zhang, and Meijuan Yu, Dyes and Pigments, 2007, 75(3), 166-169.

45. Review: “Progress in Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β-Aminoacrylic Acid Derivatives”, Yuanhui Ma, Yongjian Zhang, and Wanbin Zhang*, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 27(03), 289-297.

44. “The Synthesis of Novel C2-Symmetric P, N-Chelation Ruthenocene Ligands and Their Application in Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution”, Delong Liu, Fang Xie, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2007, 48(4), 585-588.

43. “The Synthesis and Application of Novel C2-Symmetric Chiral N,N,O,O Bisoxazoline Ligands with a Ferrocene Backbone”, Genghong Hua, Delong Liu, Fang Xie, and Wanbin Zhang*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2007, 48(3), 385-388.

Publications before 2006

42.“Unexpected Reactions of Ferrocene Acetal Derived from Tartaric Acid with Butyllithium: Competition Between Proton Abstraction and Nucleophilic Attack”, Wanbin Zhang, Fang Xie, Hidefumi Yoshinaga, Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron, 2006, 62(38), 9038-9042.

41. “Bisoxazoline Ligands with an Axial-unfixed Biaryl Backbone: the Effects of the Biaryl Backbone and the Substituent At Oxazoline Ring on Cu-Catalyzed Asymmetric Cyclopropanation”, Wanbin Zhang, Fang Xie, Shigeaki Matsuo, Yuji Imahori, Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 2006, 17(5), 767-777.

40.“A Novel Axially Chiral Phosphine-Oxazoline Ligand with an Axis-Unfixed Biphenyl Backbone: Preparation, Complexation, and Application in an Asymmetric Catalytic Reaction”, Wanbin Zhang, Fang Xie, Hidefumi Yoshinaga, Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Synlett, 2006(8), 1185-1189.

39.“Study of Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Secondary Lithium Batteries”, Jinqiang Xu, Jun Yang, Yena Nuli, and Wanbin Zhang, Acta Chimica Sinica, 2005, 63 (18): 1733-1738.

38.“Crystal Structure of Anthraquinone-1,5-dithiol”, Qinghua Meng, Wanbin Zhang, YF Yu, Dyes and Pigments, 2005, 65(3), 281-283.

37“Sugar-Amide Surfactant Micells as Effective Reaction Fields for Enantioselecive Hydrolysis of α-Amino Acids Esters”, Toshiyuki Kida, Keisuke Kajihara, Kazuhiko Isogawa, Wanbin Zhang, Yohji Nakatsuji, Isao Ikeda, and Mitsuru Akashi, Langmuir, 2004, 20(20), 8504-8509.

36.“A Facile Synthesis of Novel Types of Cyclodextrin Derivatives by Insertion of an Aromatic Dicarbonyl Spacer into a Permethylated a-Cyclodextrin Skeleton.” Toshiyuki Kida, Takao Michinobu, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Chemical Communications, 2002(15), 1596-1597.

35.“Synthesis and Complexing Ability of a C-Pivot Type of Double-Armed 15-Crown-5 Ethers toward Alkali Metal Cations.” Yohji Nakatsuji, Masahiro Muraoka, Hiroyuki Kajiya, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, and Isao Ikeda, Bulletin of Chemical Society of Japan, 2002, 75(8), 1765-1770.

34.“Fluorometric Sensing of Alkaline Earth Metal Cations by New Lariat Ethers Having Plural Pyrenylmethyl Groups on the Electron-Donating Sidearms.” Yoshio Nakahara, Yasuo Matsumi, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Organic Letters, 2002, 4(16) 2641-2644.

33.“Novel Hydrolyzable and Biodegradable Cationic Gemini Surfactants: Bis(ester-ammonium) Dichlorides Having a Butenylene or a Butynylene Spacer.” Taiga Tatsumi, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, Daisuke Ono, Tokuji Takeda, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 2001, 42(3), 279-285.

32.“Preparation, Surface-Active Properties, and Antimicrobial Activities of Bis(alkylammonium) Dichlorides Having a Butenylene or a Butynylene Spacer.” Taiga Tatsumi, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Nakatsuji, Kazuhiro Miyake, Misa Tanaka, Taro Furuta, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents , 2001 , 4 (3), 271-277.

31.“Adsorption Mechanism of Poly(Ammonium Carboxylate) onto Phthalocyanine Blue Pigment Deduced by Using 1 H NMR Spin-Lattice Relaxation Time.” Taizo Mohri, Yoshio Nakahara, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Oleo Science , 2001 , 50 (11), 851-863.

30.“Study on the Adsorption Behavior of Dispersants onto Pigment Using 1 H NMR Spin-Lattice Relaxation Time.” Taizo Mohri, Yoshio Nakahara, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Oleo Science , 2001 , 50 (8), 623-631.

29.“Oxazolinylferrocene Ligands for the Addition of Diethylzinc to Benzaldehyde: Effects of the Symmetry and the Substituent on the Oxazoline Ring of the Ligands on Asymmetric Catalysis.” Wanbin Zhang , Hidefumi Yoshinaga, Yoshitane Imai, Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Synlett , 2000 (10), 1512-1514.

28.“The First Study on the Mobility of Surface-Adsorbed Molecules Using 1 H NMR Spin-Lattice Relaxation Time.” Taizo Mohri, Yoshio Nakahara, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, Toshiko Muneishi, Yoko Miyaji, and Isao Ikeda, Chemistry Letters , 2000 (9), 988-989.

27.“Switching of Cation Selectivity toward Na + and K + by a New Type of pH-Responsive 16-Crown-5 in a Countercurrent Double Uphill Transport System.” Yohji Nakatsuji, Kohji Kita, Hirofumi Inoue, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of the American Chemical Society , 2000 , 122 (26), 6307-6308.

26.“Novel Chiral Bisoxazoline Ligands with a Biphenyl Backbone: Preparation, Complexation, and Application in Asymmetric Catalytic Reactions.” Yoshitane Imai, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, The Journal of Organic Chemistry , 2000 , 65 (11), 3326-3333.

25.“Novel Hydrolyzable and Biodegradable Cationic Gemini Surfactants: 1,3-Bis[(acyloxyalkyl)dimethylammonio]-2-hydroxypropane Dichloride.” Taiga Tatsumi, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, Daisuke Ono, Tokuji Takeda, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents , 2000 , 3 (2), 167-172.

24.“ On-and-Off Release Control of Glucose Entrapped in Vesicles Produced from a Styrylpyrazine-Derived Amphiphile and DPPC by UV Irradiation.” Jong-mok Park, Shigeru Aoyama, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Natatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Japan Oil Chemists' Society , 2000 , 49 (3), 271-274.

23.“A Remarkable Effect of a Cationic Micelle on Stereospecific Hydrolysis of p -Nitrophenyl D-Glucopyranoside by Boronic Acid.” Takeru Ohe, Toshiyuki Kida, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Japan Oil Chemists' Society , 2000 , 49 (3), 231-235.

22.“Remarkably Slow Aggregation of a Styrylpyrazine Amphiphile in Aqueous Dispersion.” Jong-mok Park, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Natatsuji, Tetsuro Majima, and Isao Ikeda, Chemistry Letters , 2000 (2), 182-183.

21.“Photodimerisation of a Styrylpyrazine Amphiphile Suppresses the Release of Glucose Entrapped in its Mixed Vesicle with DPPC.” Jong-mok Park, Shigeru Aoyama, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Natatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Chemical Communications , 2000 (3), 231-232.

20.“Novel C2 -Symmetric Chiral Oxazolinyl Biaryl Ligands Bearing a Hydroxyl Group.” Yoshitane Imai, Shigeaki Matsuo, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Synlett , 2000 (2), 239-241.

19.“ The Fast Photochemical [2+2] Cycloaddition and Reverse Reaction of a Styrylpyrazine Amphiphile in Aqueous Dispersion. ” Jong-mok Park, Wanbin Zhang ,Yohji Natatsuji,Tetsuro Majima,and Isao Ikeda,Chemistry letters,1999(12),1309-1310

18.“Stereospecific Acceleration of Hydrolysis of p-Nitrophenyl D-Glycoside by a -Cyclodextrin.” Takeru Ohe, Yuichi Kajiwara, Toshiyuki Kida, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Chemistry Letters , 1999 , 921-922.

17.“ C2 -Symmetric Diphosphine Ligands with only the Planar Chirality of Ferrocene for the Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation.” Wanbin Zhang , Takashi Shimanuki, Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, The Journal of Organic Chemistry , 1999 , 64 (17), 6247-6251.

16.“Novel Axial Chiral Sulfur-Oxazoline Ligands with a Biphenyl Backbone.” Yoshitane Imai, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Synlett , 1999 (8), 1319-1321.

15.“Effective Coordination of Electron-Donating Sidearms of Double-Armed 15-Crown-5 Ethers toward Alkali Metal Cations.” Masahiro Muraoka, Hiroyuki Kajiya, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Chemistry Letters , 1999 (4), 283-284.

14.“Perfect Control of Diastereomeric Complexation of C2 -Symmetric Chiral 1,1'-Bis(oxazolinyl)- ferrocene Ligands.” Yoshitane Imai, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Chemistry Letters , 1999 (3), 243-244.

13.“Achiral and Planar Chiral Ferrocene Diols: Preparation and Complexation with Titanium(IV).” Wanbin Zhang , Yoh-ichi Yoneda, Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry , 1999 , 574 (1), 19-23.

12.“Synthesis and Structure of a New Type of C2 -Symmetric Chiral Crown Ether.” Masahiko Muraoka, Atsushi Ueda, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, Isao Ikeda, Nobuko Kanehisa, and Yasushi Kai, Tetrahedron Letters , 1998 , 39 (50), 9493-9496.

11.“Stereoselective Hydrolysis of p-Nitrophenyl Glycoside by Boronic Acid.” Takeru Ohe, Toshiyuki Kida, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Chemistry Letters , 1998 (11), 1077-1078.

10.“Novel Chiral P,N-Ferrocene Ligands in Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylations.” Wanbin Zhang , Yoh-ichi Yoneda, Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry , 1998 , 9 (19), 3371-3380.

9.“Diphenylphosphinooxazoline Ligands with a Chiral Binaphthyl Backbone for Pd-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation.” Yoshitane Imai, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron Letters , 1998 , 39 (24), 4343-4346.

8.“Enantioselective Hydrolysis of an a -Amino Acid Ester in Sugar-Derived Surfactant Micelles.” Toshiyuki Kida, Kazuhiko Isogawa, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron Letters , 1998 , 39 (24), 4339-4342.

7.“Preparation, Surface-Active Properties, and Complexing Abilities toward Various Metal Chlorides.” Toshiyuki Kida, Yasuhiko Inoue, Wanbin Zhang , Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Bulletin of Chemical Society of Japan , 1998 , 71 (5), 1201-1205.

6.“Preparation and Properties of Nonionic Surfactants with One Alkyl Chain and Two Sugar-Amide Head Groups.” Toshiyuki Kida, Kazuhiko Isogawa, Nobuaki Morishima, Wanbin Zhang , Araki, Masuyama, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Journal of Japan Oil Chemists' Society , 1998 , 47 (1), 41-49.

5.“Novel Axial Chiral Catalyst Derived from Biphenyl Ligands Bearing only Two ortho -Substituents.” Yoshitane Imai, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron Letters , 1997 , 38 (15), 2681-2684.

4.“Novel C2 -Symmetric Chiral Bisoxazoline Ligands in Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrosilylation.” Yoshitane Imai, Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry , 1996 , 7 (8), 2453-2462.

3.“Novel C2 -Symmetric Diphosphine Ligand with only the Planar Chirality of Ferrocene.” Wanbin Zhang , Toshiyuki Kida, Yohji Nakatsuji, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron Letters , 1996 , 37 (44), 7995-7998.

2.“Interesting and Effective P,N-Chelation of Ferrocene Ligands for Palladium- Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution.” Wanbin Zhang , Toshikazu Hirao and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron Letters , 1996 , 37 (26), 4545-4548.

1.“Highly Diastereoselective ortho -Lithiation of 1,1'-Bis(oxazolinyl)ferrocene Directed to C2 -Symmetric Chiral Ligands.” Wanbin Zhang , Yoichi Adachi, Toshikazu Hirao, and Isao Ikeda, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry , 1996 , 7 (2), 451-460

   
 
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