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Efficient hydrogenation of organic carbonates, carbamates and formates indicates alternative routes to methanol based on CO2 and CO
Catalytic hydrogenation of organic carbonates, carbamates and formates is of significant interest both conceptually and practically, because these compounds can be produced from CO2 and CO, and theirExpand
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o-Carborane functionalized pentacenes: synthesis, molecular packing and ambipolar organic thin-film transistors.
New 6,13-bis[1'-(C≡C)-2'-R-1',2'-C2B10H10]pentacenes (R = H, Me, Et, n-Bu) are synthesized and fully characterized. The results show that the alkyl substituents on the second cage carbon have aExpand
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N-H activation of amines and ammonia by Ru via metal-ligand cooperation.
A nonoxidative addition pathway for the activation of NH bonds of ammonia and amines by a Ru(II) complex is reported. The pincer complex 1 cleaves N-H bonds via metal-ligand cooperation involvingExpand
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DFT and experimental exploration of the mechanism of InCl3-catalyzed type II cycloisomerization of 1,6-enynes: identifying InCl2(+) as the catalytic species and answering why nonconjugated dienes are
InCl(3) and other In(III) species have been widely applied as catalysts in many reactions. However, what are the real catalytic species of these reactions? Through DFT calculations and experimentalExpand
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Metathesis Mechanism of Zinc-Catalyzed Fluorination of Alkenes with Hypervalent Fluoroiodine
Density functional theory calculations are used to unravel the mechanism of the Zn-catalyzed fluorocyclization reaction of alkenes using fluoro-benziodoxole reagent. In the initial step ZnExpand
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Mechanisms of the InCl3-catalyzed type-I, II, and III cycloisomerizations of 1,6-enynes.
InCl3-catalyzed cycloisomerizations of 1,6-enynes can give either type-I dienes and cyclohexenes (type-III dienes), or type-II dienes, depending on the substitutions in the substrates. Previously, weExpand
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Engineering a Small HOMO-LUMO Gap and Intramolecular C-H Borylation by Diborene/Anthracene Orbital Intercalation.
The diborene 1 was synthesized by reduction of a mixture of 1,2-di-9-anthryl-1,2-dibromodiborane(4) (6) and trimethylphosphine with potassium graphite. The X-ray structure of 1 shows the two anthrylExpand
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An Unprecedented Formal [5 + 2] Cycloaddition of Nitrones with o-Carboryne via Tandem [3 + 2] Cycloaddition/Oxygen Migration/Aromatization Sequence.
Heterocyclic skeletons are widespread among natural products as well as bioactive molecules. Cycloaddition reaction has created new opportunities to access heterocycles of great complexity due to itsExpand
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1,3-Dehydro-o-carborane: generation and reaction with arenes.
Like the importance of benzyne, witnessed in modern arene chemistry for decades, 1,2-dehydro-o-carborane (o-carboryne), a three-dimensional relative of benzyne, has been used as a synthon forExpand
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Dearomative [2 + 2] Cycloaddition and Formal C-H Insertion Reaction of o-Carboryne with Indoles: Synthesis of Carborane-Functionalized Heterocycles.
o-Carboryne (1,2-dehydro-o-carborane) is a very useful synthon for the synthesis of a variety of carborane-functionalized heterocycles. Reaction of o-carboryne with N-protected indoles gaveExpand
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