NEWS

10.2017 Our papers are highlighted in Synfacts and on Organic Chemistry Portal. Congratulations to Cheng and Meng! Chengwei’s paper is selected as a Hot paper in Angewandte. Well-done!

10.2017 Yuki’s paper on Suzuki cross-coupling of acyl-succimides (aka “half-twisted amides”) is published. Well-done! (Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry)

09.2017 Meng’s paper on cooperative C-H arylation with primary amides as arylating reagents is published. Well-done! (ACS Catalysis)

09.2017 Cheng’s paper on Suzuki-Miyaura acyl-cross-coupling of esters using Pd-PEPPSI is published. Well-done! (Organometallics)

09.2017 Cheng’s paper on Buchwald-Hartwig acyl-cross-coupling of esters and amides using Pd-PEPPSI is published. Well-done! (Chemical Communications) 

09.2017 Elwira’s paper is selected as the Front Cover and highlighted as a Cover Profile of ChemSusChem. Congratulations! This is our third Cover this year! 

09.2017 Congratulations to Elwira, whose two papers on iron-catalysis are published. Well-done! (ChemSusChem & Green Chemistry)

08.2017 Congratulations to Meng, whose paper on the cross-coupling of MAP amides is accepted for publication. Well-done! (Orgnic Letters)

08.2017 Congratulations to Cheng, whose paper has been highlighted on the front cover of Synthesis, Special topic on Nickel catalysis. Well-done!

08.2017 Chengwei’s paper on the first Amide Hirao Cross-Coupling is published. Well-done! (Angewandte Chemie)

08.2017 Pradeep’s review on ruthenium-catalyzed C-H arylations is published. Well-done! (ACS Catalysis)

08.2017 Peng’s paper on the first room temperature Suzuki cross-coupling of amides and esters is published. Well-done! (Chemical Science)

07.2017 Meng’s paper on the Suzuki cross-coupling of N-acylpyrroles is published. Well-done! (Organic Letters)

07.2017 Congratulations to Peng, whose paper on PEPPSI-catalyzed Suzuki coupling of amides has been published. Well-done! (Journal of Organic Chemistry)

07.2017 Congratulations to Syed, whose paper on SmI2-mediated reductions has been published. Well-done! (Journal of Organic Chemistry)

06.2017 Congratulations to Pradeep, whose Ru(II)-paper has been highlighted on the front cover of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. Well-done!

06.2017 Cheng’s paper on the first decarbonylative cyanation of amides by C–N and C–C cleavage is published. Well-done! (Organic Letters)

05.2017 Congratulations to Chengwei (Organic Letters) and Pradeep (Chemical Science), whose papers have been highlighted in Synfacts. Well-done!

05.2017 Feng’s paper on sew-and-cut strategy of twisted amides is published. Well-done! (Organic Letters)

04.2017 Congratulations to Chengwei and Marcel, whose paper on N-acylazetidines has been highlighted at Organic Chemistry Portal. Well-done!

04.2017 Pradeep’s paper on the ruthenium(II)-catalyzed direct Hiyama cross-coupling of N-heterocycles has been accepted as a communication. Well-done! (Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry)

04.2017 Meng’s and Peng’s paper on the Pd-NHC-catalyzed Buchwald-Hartwig coupling of amides by N-C cleavage is published. Well-done! (Organic Letters) 

03.2017 Our metal-free transamidation paper has been highlighted at In the Pipeline. Well-done!

03.2017 Our amide Suzuki biaryl synthesis paper has been highlighted in The Celebration of Scholarship 2017. Well-done!

03.2017 Our paper on metal-free transamidation of amides at room temperature is published. Congratulations to all involved! (Organic Letters)

03.2017 Chengwei’s paper on the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of N-mesyl activated amides is published. Well-done! (Organic Letters)

02.2017 Meng’s and Cheng’s papers on the Suzuki-Miyaura and Negishi cross-couplings of primary amides are highlighted in Synfacts. Well-done!

 02.2017 Pradeep’s paper on the first ruthenium(II)-catalyzed C-H arylation with organosilanes is published. Well-done! (Chemical Science)

02.2017 Our paper on the first Pd-NHC-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of amides is published. Congratulations to all involved! (ACS Catalysis)

02.2017 Yongmei’s paper on the first synthesis of anhydrides from amides is published. Well-done! (Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry)

11.2016 Cheng’s paper on SmI2-H2O-mediated cyclizations of aminoketyl radicals is highlighted in Synfacts. Well-done! 

11.2016 Chengwei’s paper on Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of N-acylsaccharins is highlighted in Synfacts and Organic Process Research & Development. Well-done! 

11.2016 Review on evolution of twisted amides to N-C cross-coupling reactions is published. Well-done! (Chemistry European Journal)

11.2016 Chengwei’s paper on decarbonylative Heck of N-acylsaccharins is published. Well-done! (Journal of Organic Chemistry)

11.2016 Cheng’s paper on Negishi cross-coupling of primary amides is published. Well-done! (Organic Letters)

11.2016 Review on cross-coupling of amides by N-C activation is published. Well-done! (Synlett)

10.2016 Meng’s paper on Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of primary amides by cooperative catalysis is published. Well-done! (ACS Catalysis)

10.2016 Mechanistic investigation on proton-coupled electron transfer mechanism using SmI2-H2O is published. (Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry)

08.2016 Feng’s paper on ruthenium(0)-catalyzed C-H activation of imines under neutral conditions is published. Well-done! (Organic Letters)

08.2016 Two papers on conformational preferences of acyclic twisted amides are published. Congratulations to all involved! (Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry European Journal)

08.2016 Chengwei’s paper on Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of N-acylsaccharins is published. Well-done! (Organic Letters)

07.2016 Pradeep’s paper on the ruthenium(II)-catalyzed C-H activation is one of the most accessed articles in ACS Catalysis. Well-done!

07.2016 Feng’s paper on ketone-directed hydroarylation of alkynes using ruthenium(0) is published. Well-done! (Chemical Communications)

07.2016 Cheng’s paper on the first direct reductive cyclizations of N-tethered precursors with SmI2 is published. Well-done! (Chemistry European Journal)

06.2016 Congratulations to Pradeep on the first ruthenium(II)-catalyzed C-H activation of N,N-dialkyl benzamides! (ACS Catalysis)

06.2016 Congratulations to Cheng on the first Negishi biaryl ketone synthesis by N-C activation in amides! (Chemistry European Journal)

06.2016 Congratulations to Cheng, whose paper on aminoketyl radicals is highlighted in Thieme Chemistry News! (Synthesis)

04.2016 Congratulations to Cheng and Meng on the discovery of the first Suzuki-Miyaura biaryl coupling of amides! (Angewandte Chemie)

04.2016 Congratulations to Chengwei and Marcel on the discovery of the first organometallic addition to N-acylazetidines! (Organic Letters)

04.2016 Congratulations to Yongmei and Meng on the discovery of the first Friedel-Crafts reaction of twisted amides! (Chemical Communications)

03.2016 Congratulations to Feng and Roger on the first isolation and structural characterization of methylammonium salts of twisted amides! (Angewandte Chemie)

03.2016 Congratulations to Cheng and Roger, whose paper on aminoketyl radicals is accepted for publication in a special issue of Synthesis! (Cyclization Tactics and Strategies)

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