Hong-Ying Niu

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Purine is utilized as a new directing group for the Pd-catalyzed monoarylation of 6-arylpurines with simple aryl iodides via C-H bond activation in good yields, providing a complementary tool for the modification of 6-arylpurines (nucleosides). Most importantly, purine can be used as a building block for nucleoside derivatives, and the use of purine as a(More)
A novel protocol for a Cu-catalyzed direct C((sp(2)))-H activation/intramolecular amination reaction of 6-anilinopurine nucleosides has been developed. This approach provides a new access to a variety of multiheterocyclic compounds from purine compounds via Cu-catalyzed intramolecular N-H bond tautomerism which are endowed with fluorescence.
A novel protocol for nickel-catalyzed direct sp(2) C-H bond alkylation of N-aromatic heterocycles has been developed. This new reaction proceeded efficiently at room temperature using a Grignard reagent as the coupling partner. This approach provides new access to a variety of alkylated N-aromatic heterocycles which are potentially of great importance in(More)
A novel one-step method for preparing C-5-substituted Omicron(6),5'-cyclopyrimidine nucleoside analogues is reported. This method employs molecular iodine to mediate the cyclization from the 5'-Omicron-hydroxyl group of the sugar ring and C-6 at the position of the nitrogen base in ammonia water under mild conditions without any other aprotic organic(More)
A new strategy to construct acyclic nucleosides with diverse side chains was developed. With Ag(I) salts as catalysts, the hydrocarboxylation, hydroamination, and hydrocarbonation reactions proceeded well, affording acyclic nucleosides in good yields (41 examples, 60-98% yields). Meanwhile, these reactions exhibited high chemoselectivities and(More)
A direct route to chiral cyclopropylpyrimidine carbocyclic nucleoside analogues has been reported via highly enantioselective intermolecular cyclopropanation reactions of N1-vinylpyrimidines with α-diazoesters. With chiral ruthenium(II)-phenyloxazoline complex (2 mol %) as the catalyst, cyclopropyl pyrimidine nucleoside analogues could be obtained in good(More)
Purine-fused tricyclic derivatives have been synthesized via a copper-catalyzed domino Michael/oxidative cross-coupling reaction between adenines and nitroolefins for the first time. With air as the oxidant, this method has high regioselectivity, which provides a new route for constructing purine-nucleoside-conjugated systems with two newly formed C–N(More)
The synthesis and fluorescence properties of novel purine analogues linked azacrown ether at C6 position were investigated. These new purine analogues could be prepared from a series of 6-chloropurines and showed selective and efficient signaling behaviors toward micromolar concentration of Ag(+) ion over other common metal ions in an aqueous environment.
A combined palladium- and photoredox-catalyzed monoselective arylation of 6-arylpurine nucleosides has been developed by employing purine as a directing group via the photoredox reaction, and many functional groups are well tolerated in this direct C-H arylation condition. Various of functionalized purines (nucleosides) which are potentially of great(More)