Wen-Zhen Zhang

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Enantiopure metal-complex catalyzed asymmetric alternating copolymerization of CO(2) and meso-epoxides is a powerful synthetic strategy for preparing optically active polycarbonates with main-chain chirality. The previous studies regarding chiral zinc catalysts provided amorphous polycarbonates with moderate enantioselectivity, and thus, developing highly(More)
The oxazolidine-2,4-dione motif is found frequently in biologically important compounds. A tandem phosphorus-mediated carboxylative condensation of primary amines and α-ketoesters/base-catalyzed cyclization reaction have been developed. These processes provide a novel and convenient access to various oxazolidine-2,4-diones in a one-pot fashion using(More)
N-Heterocyclic Olefin (NHO) with high electronegativity at the terminal carbon atom was found to show a strong tendency for CO2 sequestration, affording a CO2 adduct (NHO-CO2). X-ray single crystal analysis revealed the bent geometry of the binding CO2 in the NHO-CO2 adducts with an O-C-O angle of 127.7-129.9°, dependent on the substitute groups of(More)
A highly selective synthesis of a variety of functionalized allylic 2-alkynoates was realized via the carboxylative coupling of terminal alkynes, allylic chlorides, and CO(2) catalyzed by the N-heterocyclic carbene copper(I) complex (IPr)CuCl. The catalyst can be easily recovered without any loss in activity and product selectivity.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of immune response induced by different T-helper 1 and T-helper 2 (Th1 and Th2) ratio in peripheral blood and decidua from patients with hypertensive disorder complicating pregnancy in the pathogenesis of the disease. METHODS Peripheral blood and decidua from 12 non-pregnant women (no deciduas) (normal women group), 12(More)
An enantioselective isomerization of 4-iminocrotonates catalyzed by a rhodium(I)/phosphoramidite complex is described. This reaction uses widely available amines to couple with 4-oxocrotonate to provide a convenient access to a central chiral building block in good yield and high enantioselectivity. Although the mechanism of this new transformation remains(More)
Carbon dioxide has attracted broad interest as a renewable C1 feedstock for efficient transformation into value-added organic chemicals; nevertheless, far less attention was paid to its stereochemically controlled catalytic fixation/conversion processes. Here, we report a new strategy for the selective synthesis of chiral carbamates from carbon dioxide via(More)
Efficient synthesis of 1,3,4-oxadiazole-2(3H)-one was achieved by CsF/18-crown-6 mediated 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of nitrile imine and 2.0 MPa of CO2. CsF/18-crown-6 played a key role in enhancing the reactivity of CO2 as a 1,3-dipolarophile. The practical utility of this transition-metal-free approach to 1,3,4-oxadiazole-2(3H)-one is highlighted by the(More)