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207. “Visible Light Promoted Benzylic Csp3-H Bond Activation and Functionalization”. Pei Pengkun, Zhang Fan, Yi Hong, Lei Aiwen*. Acta Chim. Sinica, 2017, 75(1): 15-21.

206. “Pd/Cu-Catalyzed aerobic oxidative aromatic C–H bond activation/N-dealkylative carbonylation towards the synthesis of phenanthridinones”. Renyi Shi, Huiying Niu, Lijun Lu  and  Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1908–1911.

205. “Palladium-catalysed mono-α-alkenylation of ketones with alkenyl tosylates”. 

204. “CO/O2 assisted oxidative carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bond cleavage for the synthesis of oxosulfonates from DMSO and olefins”. 

203. “Palladium-catalyzed aerobic (1+2) annulation of Csp3–H bonds with olefin for the synthesis of 3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hex-2-ene”

202. “Electrocatalytic intramolecular oxidative annulation of N-aryl enamines into substituted indoles mediated by iodides”. 

201. “Photoinduced Oxidative Cross-Coupling for O–S Bond Formation: A Facile Synthesis of Alkyl Benzenesulfonates”. Atul K. Singh, Hong Yi, Guoting Zhang, Changliang Bian, Pengkun Pei, Aiwen Lei*. Synlett, 2017, DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588728

200. “X-ray Absorption and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Guided Discovery of the Cu-Catalyzed Synthesis of Multiaryl-Substituted Furans from Aryl Styrene and Ketones Using DMSO as the Oxidant”. Yong Wu, Zhiyuan Huang, Yi Luo, Dong Liu, Yi Deng, Hong Yi, Jyh-Fu Lee, Chih-Wen Pao, Jeng-Lung Chen, and Aiwen Lei*. Org. Lett., 2017, 19 , 2330–2333

199. “Recent Advances in Radical C–H Activation/Radical Cross-Coupling”Hong Yi, Guoting Zhang, Huamin Wang, Zhiyuan Huang, Jue Wang, Atul K. Singh, and Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Rev., 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00620

198. “Electrooxidative Tandem Cyclization of Activated Alkynes with Sulfinic Acids To Access Sulfonated Indenones”Jiangwei Wen, Wenyan Shi, Fan Zhang, Dong Liu, Shan Tang, Huamin Wang, Xiao-Min Lin, and Aiwen Lei*. Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 3131–3134

197. “Pd/Cu-catalyzed dual C–H bond carbonylation towards the synthesis of fluorazones”. 

196. “Coordination strategy-induced selective C–H amination of 8-aminoquinolines”. 

194.  “Metal-free radical oxidative alkoxycarbonylation and imidation of alkanes”

193. “Metal-Free Direct Alkylation of Ketene Dithioacetals by Oxidative C(sp2)−H/C(sp3)−H Cross-Coupling”. Jiangwei Wen, Fan Zhang, Wenyan Shi and Aiwen Lei*Chem. Eur. J.2017DOI: 10.1002/chem.201701664

192.“Pd-catalyzed Hydroxylation of Aryl Boronic Acids using in-situ Generated Hydrogen Peroxide”. Hong Yi and Aiwen Lei*Chem. Eur. J.2017. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201702045

191. “Cobalt-Catalyzed Intramolecular Oxidative C(sp3)–H/N–H Carbonylation of Aliphatic Amides”Li Zeng, Shan Tang, Dan Wang, Yi Deng, Jeng-Lung Chen, Jyh-Fu Lee, and Aiwen Lei*Org. Lett., 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00825

190. “Electrochemical intramolecular dehydrogenative C–S bond formation for the synthesis of benzothiazoles”.  

189. “Visible-light-mediated C2-amination of thiophenes by using DDQ as an organophotocatalyst”. Chunlan Song,  Hong Yi,   Bowen Dou,  Yiying Li,  Atul K. Singh  and   Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun., 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01339F  .

188. “Unravelling the hidden link of lithium halides and application in the synthesis of organocuprates”. Hong Yi, Dali Yang, Jie Xin, Xiaotian Qi, Yu Lan, Yi Deng, Chih-Wen Pao, Jyh-Fu Lee and Aiwen Lei*. Nature Comm. 2017, 8, 14794-14799.

187. “Electrocatalytic Oxidant-Free Dehydrogenative C−H/S−H Cross-Coupling”. Pan Wang, Shan Tang, Pengfei Huang and Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 10.1002/anie.201700012.

186. “Visible-Light-Mediated Anti-Markovnikov Hydration of Olefins”Xia Hu, Guoting Zhang, Faxiang Bu, and Aiwen Lei*. ACS Catal., 2017, 7 , 1432–1437.

185. “Markovnikov-Selective Radical Addition of S-Nucleophiles to Terminal Alkynes through a Photoredox Process”. Huamin Wang, Qingquan Lu, Chien-Wei Chiang, Yi Luo, Jiufu Zhou, Guangyu Wang and Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 595 –599.

184.  “Selective Oxidative Esterification from Two Different Alcohols via Photoredox Catalysis”. Hong Yi, Xia Hu, Changliang Bian and  Aiwen Lei*. ChemSusChem 2017, 10,79–82

183. “Photocatalytic Dehydrogenative Cross-Coupling of Alkenes with Alcohols or Azoles without External Oxidant”. Hong Yi, Linbin Niu,Chunlan Song, Yiying Li, Bowen Dou, Atul K. Singh and Aiwen Lei*. Angew.Chem.Int. Ed. 2017, 56,1120 –1124.

182. “Photo-induced oxidant-free oxidative C–H/N–H cross-coupling between arenes and azoles”. Linbin Niu, Hong Yi, Shengchun Wang, Tianyi Liu, Jiamei Liu and Aiwen Lei*. Nature Comm., 2017, 8, 14226-14232.

181. “Visible-Light-Induced Acetalization of Aldehydes with Alcohols”Hong Yi, Linbin Niu, Shengchun Wang, Tianyi Liu, Atul K. Singh, and Aiwen Lei*. Org. Lett., 2017, 19 , 122–125.

180. “Visible-Light-Mediated Oxygenation Reactions using Molecular Oxygen”. Changliang Bian, Atul K. Singh, Linbin Niu, Hong Yi and Aiwen Lei*. Asian J. Org. Chem 2017, 10.1002/ajoc.201600563.

179. “Palladium/Copper Co-catalyzed Oxidative C–H/C–H Carbonylation of Diphenylamines: A Way To Access Acridones”. Jiangwei Wen, Shan Tang, Fan Zhang, Renyi Shi, and Aiwen Lei*. Org. Lett., 2017, 19 ,  94–97.

178. “Catalyst-free N-methylation of amines using CO2″Huiying Niu,   Lijun Lu,   Renyi Shi,  Chien-Wei Chiang* and   Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 1148-1151.


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177. “Aromatic C–H bond cleavage by using a Cu(I) ate-complex”.Guanghui Zhang,   Hong Yi,   Jie Xin,   Yi Deng,  Ruopeng Bai,   Zhiliang Huang,   Jeffrey T. Miller,  A. Jeremy Kropf,   Emilio E. Bunel,   Xiaotian Qi,  Yu Lan and   Aiwen Lei*. Org. Chem. Front., 2016,3, 975-978.

176. “Visible-light induced oxidative Csp3–H activation of methyl aromatics to methyl esters”Lingling Zhang,   Hong Yi,   Jue Wang and  Aiwen Lei*. Green Chem., 2016,18, 5122-5126.

175. “Single-Electron Transfer between CuX2 and Thiols Determined by Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Analysis: Application in Markovnikov-Type Hydrothiolation of Styrenes”.Hong Yi†, Chunlan Song,Yiying Li, Dr. Chih-Wen Pao, Prof. Dr. Jyh-Fu Lee and Prof. Dr. Aiwen Lei*, Chem. Eur.J., 2016, 22,18331 –18334.

174. “Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Cross-Coupling of Aryl Bromides with Alkyl Bromides: Et3N as the Terminal Reductant“. Zhengli Duan, Wu Li*, and Aiwen Lei*, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 4012-4015.

173. “Anti-Markovnikov Oxidation of β-Alkyl Styrenes with H2O as the Terminal Oxidant”. Guoting Zhang, Xia Hu, Chien-Wei Chiang, Hong Yi, Pengkun Pei, Atul K. Singh, and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 12037–12040.

172. “Tuning the Reactivity of Radical through a Triplet Diradical Cu(II) Intermediate in Radical Oxidative Cross-Coupling“. Liangliang Zhou1, Hong Yi, Lei Zhu, Xiaotian Qi, Hanpeng Jiang, Chao Liu, Yuqi Feng, Yu Lan and Aiwen Lei*, Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, Article number: 15934

171. “Direct Observation of Reduction of Cu(II) to Cu(I) by P−H Compounds using XAS and EPR Spectroscopy“. Hong Yi, Dali Yang, Yi Luo, Chih-Wen Pao, Jyh-Fu Lee, and Aiwen Lei*, Organometallics 2016, 35, 1426−1429

170. “Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Cross-Coupling of Aryl Bromides with Alkyl Bromides: Et3N as the Terminal Reductant“. Zhengli Duan, Wu Li,* and Aiwen Lei*, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 4012–4015

169. “Aerobic Oxidative Carbonylation of Enamides by Merging Palladium with Photoredox Catalysis.”  Kun Liu, Minzhu Zou, and Aiwen Lei, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 7088–7092

168. “Aerobic Copper-Promoted Radical-Type Cleavage of Coordinated Cyanide Anion: Nitrogen Transfer to Aldehydes To Form Nitriles.” Qian Wu, Yi Luo, Aiwen Lei,*, and Jingsong You*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2885−2888

167. “Oxidative Alkane C-H Alkoxycarbonylation.” Lijun Lu, Renyi Shi, Luyao Liu, Jingwen Yan, Fangling Lu, and Aiwen Lei, Chem. -Eur. J. 2016,  DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602791

166. “Visible-light induced oxidant-free oxidative cross-coupling for constructing allylic sulfones from olefins and sulfinic acids.”  Guoting Zhang, Lingling Zhang, Hong Yi, Yi Luo, Xiaotian Qi, Chen-Ho Tung, Li-Zhu Wu* and Aiwen Lei*, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 10407-10410

165. “Tuning O2 reactivity through synergistic Photo/Copper catalysis: Direct synthesis of 4-aryl tetralones via Cyclodimerizationoxygenation
of styrenes” Xu Zhang, Hong Yi, Yi Luo and Aiwen Lei, Chem.-Asian J. 2016, 11, 2117-2120

164. “Multimetallic catalysed radical oxidative C(sp3)–H/C(sp)–H cross-coupling between unactivated alkanes and terminal alkynes.”  Shan Tang, Pan Wang, Haoran Li and Aiwen Lei, Nat. Commun. 2016, 11676

163. “Decarboxylative (4+1) Oxidative Annulation of Malonate Monoesters with 2-Vinylpyridine Derivatives.” Shan Tang, Xinlong Gao and Aiwen Lei, Adv. Synth. Catal2016,  DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201600506

162. “Aromatic C-H Bond Cleavage by Cu(I) Ate-Complex.” Guanghui Zhang, Hong Yi, Jie Xin, Yi Deng, Ruopeng Bai, Zhiliang Huang, Jeffrey T Miller, A. Jeremy Kropf, Emilio E. Bunel, Xiaotian Qi, Yu Lan and Aiwen Lei,  Org. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 975-978

161. “Radical−Radical Cross-Coupling for C−S Bond Formation.” Zhiliang Huang, Dongchao Zhang, Xiaotian Qi, Zhiyuan Yan, Mengfan Wang, Haiming Yan and Aiwen Lei, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2351–2354.

160. “Homolytic cleavage of the O–Cu(II) bond: XAFS and EPR spectroscopy evidence for one electron reduction of Cu(II) to Cu(I).”Hong Yi, Guanghui Zhang, Jie Xin, Yi Deng, Jeffrey T. Miller, Arthur J. Kropf, Emilio E. Bunel, Xiaotian Qi, Yu Lan, Jyh-Fu Lee and Aiwen Lei, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6914-6917.

159. “Solvent-Enabled Radical Selectivities: Controlled Syntheses of Sulfoxides and Sulfides.” Huamin Wang, Qingquan Lu, Chaohang Qian, Chao Liu, Wei Liu, Kai Chen, and Aiwen Lei, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1094 –1097.

158. “Acid-Promoted Cross-Dehydrative Aromatization for the Synthesis of Tetraaryl-Substituted Pyrroles.” Xudong Wu, Ke Li, Siyuan Wang, Chao Liu, and Aiwen Lei, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 56–59. 


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157. “Copper-catalyzed aerobic oxidative coupling: From ketone and diamine to pyrazine.” Kun Wu, Zhiliang Huang, Xiaotian Qi, Yingzi Li, Guanghui Zhang, Chao Liu, Hong Yi, Lingkui Meng, Emilio E. Bunel, Jeffrey T. Miller, Chih-Wen Pao, Jyh-Fu Lee, Yu Lan, and Aiwen Lei, Sci. Adv., 2015, 1, 9. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500656

156. “Olefinic C–H functionalization through radical alkenylation.” Shan Tang, Kun Liu, Chao Liu, and Aiwen Lei, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,  1070-1082.

155. “Recent Advances in Oxidative Coupling Reactions.” Zhang Jian, Lu Qingquan, Liu Chao, and Lei Aiwen, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 2015, 35, 743-759.

154. “Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative C–H/C–H Cross-Coupling between Electron-Rich Arenes and Alkenes.” Yiyang Ma, Dongchao Zhang, Zhiyuan Yan, Mengfan Wang, Changliang Bian, Xinlong Gao, Emilio E. Bunel, and Aiwen Lei, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2174–2177.

153. “Palladium/Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative C–H Carbonylation for the Synthesis of o-Aminobenzoates.” Wu Li, Zhengli Duan, Ru Jiang, and Aiwen Lei, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1397–1400.

152. “Copper-/Cobalt-Catalyzed Highly Selective Radical Dioxygenation of Alkenes.” Qingquan Lu, Zhiliang Liu, Yi Luo, Guanghui Zhang, Zhiyuan Huang, Huamin Wang, Chao Liu, Jeffrey T. Miller, and Aiwen Lei, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3402–3405.

151. “Iodine-Catalyzed Radical Oxidative Annulation for the Construction of Dihydrofurans and Indolizines.” Shan Tang, Kun Liu, Yue Long, Xinlong Gao, Meng Gao, and Aiwen Lei, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2404–2407.

150. “External Oxidant-Free Oxidative Cross-Coupling: A Photoredox Cobalt-Catalyzed Aromatic C–H Thiolation for Constructing C–S Bonds.” Guoting Zhang, Chao Liu, Hong Yi, Qingyuan Meng, Changliang Bian, Hong Chen, Jing-Xin Jian, Li-Zhu Wu, and Aiwen Lei, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 9273–9280.

149. “An efficient [3+2] cycloaddition for the synthesis of substituted pyrazolo[1,5-c]quinazolines.” Tao Wang, Ailong Shao, Haiyan Feng, Shuwu Yang, Meng Gao, Jun Tian, and Aiwen Lei, Tetrahedron., 2015, 4473–4477.

148. “Oxidative cross-coupling: an alternative way for C–C bond formations.” Zhiyuan Huang, Shan Tang, and Aiwen Lei, Sci. Bull., , 60, 1391-1394.

147. “A facile access for the C-N bond formation by transition metal-free oxidative coupling of benzylic C-H bonds and amides.” Jie Liu, Heng Zhang, Hong Yi, Chao Liu, and Aiwen Lei, Sci. China Chem., , 58, 1323-1328.

146. “Pd(OAc)2/S=PPh3 Accelerated Activation of gem-Dichloroalkenes for the Construction of 3-Arylchromones.” Jianming Liu, Weiwei Song, Yuanyuan Yue, Ren Liu, Hong Yi, Kelei Zhuo, and Aiwen Lei, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17576-17579.

145. “Visible Light Mediated Efficient Oxidative Benzylic sp3 C−H to Ketone Derivatives under Mild Conditions using O2.” Hong Yi, Changliang Bian, Xia Hu, Linbin Niu, and  Aiwen Lei, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 14046-14049.

144. “Synthesis of oxazoles by silver catalysed oxidative decarboxylation-cyclization of α-oxocarboxylates and isocyanides.” Yiyang Ma, Zhiyuan Yan, Changliang Bian, Ke Li, Xiaowen Zhang, Mengfan Wang, Xinlong Gao, Heng Zhang, and  Aiwen Lei, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 10524-10527.

143. “Tuning radical reactivity by iodine in oxidative C(sp3)​-​H​/C(sp)​-​H cross-​coupling: an easy way toward furans and indolizines.” Shan Tang, Kun Liu, Yue Long, Xiaotian Qi, Yu Lan, and  Aiwen Lei, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8769-8772.

142. “Aerobic C-N Bond Activation: A Simple Strategy to Construct Pyridines and Quinolines.” Kun Wu, Zhiliang Huang, Chao Liu, Heng Zhang, and  Aiwen Lei, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 2286-2289.

141. “Which one is faster? A kinetic investigation of Pd and Ni catalyzed Negishi-type oxidative coupling reactions.” Jie Xin, Guanghui Zhang, Yi Deng, Heng Zhang, and  Aiwen Lei, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 19777-19781.

140. “Dinuclear versus Mononuclear Pathways in Zinc Mediated Nucleophilic Addition: A Combined Experimental and DFT Study.” Xiaotian Qi, Yingzi Li, Guanghui Zhang, Yang Li, Aiwen Lei, Chao Liu, and Yu Lan, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 11165-11171.

139. “Advances in Visible-light-mediated Oxidative Coupling Reactions.” Guoting Zhang, Changliang Bian, and Aiwen Lei,  Chin. J. Catal., 2015, 36, 1428-1439.

138. “Nickel-Catalyzed Selective Oxidative Radical Cross-Coupling: An Effective Strategy for Inert Csp3−H Functionalization.” Dong Liu, Yuxiu Li, Xiaotian Qi, Chao Liu, Yu Lan, and Aiwen Lei, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 998–1001.

137. “Palladium-catalysed oxidative cross-esterification between two alcohols.” Jianhui Xia, Ailong Shao, Shan Tang, Xinlong Gao, Meng Gao, and Aiwen Lei, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 6154-6157.

136. “Copper-Catalysed Oxidative Alkenylation of Thioethers via Csp3-H Functionalization.” Hao Cao, Dong Liu, Chao Liu, Xinquan Hu, and Aiwen Lei, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 2264-2266.

135. “Operando X-ray Absorption, EPR Evidence for Single Electron Redox in Copper Catalysis.” Qingquan Lu, Jian Zhang, Pan Peng, Guanghui Zhang, Zhiliang Huang, Hong Yi, Jeffrey T. Miller, and  Aiwen Lei, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 4851-4854.

134. “Single-​Site Palladium(II) Catalyst for Oxidative Heck Reaction: Catalytic Performance and Kinetic Investigations.” Hui Duan, Menghuan Li, Guanghui Zhang, James R. Gallagher, Zhiliang Huang, Yu Sun, Zhong Luo,Hongzhong Chen, Jeffrey T. Miller, Ruqiang Zou , Aiwen Lei, and Yanli Zhao, ACS Catal., 2015, 5, 3752–3759.

133. “Iodine-Catalyzed C-H/S-H Oxidative Coupling: from 1,3-Diketones and Thiophenols to β-Dicarbonyl Thioethers.” Hao Cao,  Jiwen Yuan, Chao Liu, Xinquan Hu and  Aiwen Lei, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 41493-41496.

132. “O2-mediated C(sp2)–X bond oxygenation: autoxidative carbon–heteroatom bond formation using activated alkenes as a linkage.” Qingquan Lu,  Jiyong Chen,  Chao Liu,  Zhiyuan Huang, Pan Peng, Huamin Wang and Aiwen Lei, RSC Adv., 2015, 5,  24494-24498.

131. “Zinc-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Cross-Coupling of Terminal Alkynes with Aldehydes: Access to Ynones.” Shan Tang, Li Zeng, Yichang Liu, and Aiwen Lei, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 15850 –15853

130. “Oxidative Coupling between Two Hydrocarbons: An Update of Recent C-H Functionalizations.” Chao Liu, Jiwen Yuan, Meng Gao, Shan Tang, Wu Li, Renyi Shi, and Aiwen Lei, Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 12138–12204.

129. “Autoinductive Thiolation/Oxygenation of Alkenes at Room Temperature.” Qingquan Lu,  Huamin Wang,   Pan Peng,   Chao Liu,  Zhiyuan Huang,   Yi Luo and  Aiwen Lei,  Org. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 908-912

128. “Copper-Catalyzed Radical/Radical C(sp3)-H/P-H Cross-Coupling: alpha-Phosphorylation of Aryl Ketone O-Acetyloximes.” Jie Ke, Yuliang Tang, Hong Yi, Yali Li, Yongde Cheng, Chao Liu, and Aiwen Lei, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6604 –6607.

127. “From anilines to isatins: oxidative palladium-catalyzed double carbonylation of ch bonds.” W. Li; Z. Duan; X. Zhang; H. Zhang; M. Wang; R. Jiang; H. Zeng; C. Liu; A. Lei, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1893-1896.

126. “Chloroacetate-Promoted Selective Oxidation of Heterobenzylic Methylenes under Copper Catalysis.” Jianming Liu; Xin Zhang; Hong Yi; Chao Liu; Ren Liu; Heng Zhang; Kelei Zhuo; Aiwen Lei, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1261-1265.

125. “Revealing the halide effect on the aerobic oxidation kinetics of Cu(I) to Cu(II). ” Yi Deng; Guanghui Zhang; Xiaotian Qi; Chao Liu; Jeffery T. Miller; A. Jeremy Kropf; Emilio E. Bunel; Yu Lan; Aiwen Lei. Chem. Commun. 2015, 318-321.

124. “Bimetallic Zinc Complex — Active Species in Coupling of Terminal Alkynes with Aldehydes via Nucleophilic Addition/Oppenauer Oxidation.” Jiwen Yuan; Jing Wang; Guanghui Zhang; Chao Liu; Xiaotian Qi; Yu Lan; Jeffery T. Miller; A. Jeremy Kropf; Emilio E. Bunel; Aiwen Lei, Chem. Commun. 2015, 576-579.

123. “Construction of N-Containing Heterocycles via Oxidative Intramolecular N-H/X-H Coupling. ” Jiwen Yuan; Chao Liu; Aiwen Lei, Chem. Commun. 2015, 1394-1409.

122. “(E)-a,b-unsaturated amides from tertiary amines, olefins and CO via Pd/Cu-catalyzed aerobic oxidative N-dealkylation.” Renyi Shi; Hua Zhang; Lijun Lu; Pei Gan; Yuchen Sha; Heng Zhang; Qiang Liu; Matthias Beller; Aiwen Lei,  Chem. Commun. 2015,  3247-3250.

121. “Iodine-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling Reactions Utilizing C-H and X-H as Nucleophiles.” Dong Liu; Aiwen Lei, Chem.- Asian J. 2015, 10, 806-823.

120. “Copper-Catalyzed Radical Carbooxygenation: Alkylation and Alkoxylation of Styrenes” Zhixiong Liao; Hong Yi; Zheng Li; Chao Fan; Xu Zhang; Jie Liu; Zixin Deng; Aiwen Lei, Chem.- Asian J. 2015, 10, 96-99.

119. “Revealing the Ligand Effect on Copper(I) Disproportionation via Operando IR Spectra. ” Ben Cheng; Hong Yi; Chuan He; Chao Liu; Aiwen Lei Organometallics 2015, 34, 206-211.

118. “Oxidative Cross S-H/S-H Coupling: Selective Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Aryl tert-Alkyl Disulfanes. ” Jiwen Yuan; Chao Liu; Aiwen Lei, Org. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 677-680.

117. “Evidence for the interaction between tBuOK and 1,10-phenanthroline to form the 1,10-phenanthroline radical anion: a key step for the activation of aryl bromides by electron transfer.” Hong Yi; Anny Jutand; Aiwen Lei,Chem. Commun. 2015, 545-548.

116. “Silver-Mediated Selective Oxidative Cross-Coupling between C-H/P-H: A Strategy to Construct Alkynyl(diaryl)phosphine Oxide.” T. Wang; S. Chen; A. Shao; M. Gao; Y. Huang; A. Lei, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 118-121.


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115. “Cu(II)/Cu(I)-Synergistic Cooperation to Lead the Alkyne C-H Activation.” Ruopeng Bai , Guanghui Zhang , Hong Yi , Zhiliang Huang , Xiaotian Qi , Chao Liu , Jeffrey T Miller , Arthur Jeremy Kropf , Emilio E Bunel , Yu Lan*, and Aiwen Lei*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 16760-16763.

114. “Direct Observation of Reduction of Cu(II) to Cu(I) by Terminal Alkynes.” G. Zhang, H. Yi, G. Zhang, Y. Deng, R. Bai, H. Zhang, J. T. Miller, A. J. Kropf, E. E. Bunel, A. Lei*.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 924-926.

113. “Visible-Light-Mediated Decarboxylation/Oxidative Amidation of α-Keto Acids with Amines under Mild Reaction Conditions Using O2. ” Jie Liu, Qiang Liu, Hong Yi, Chu Qin, Ruopeng Bai, Xiaotian Qi, Yu Lan*, Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 502-506.

112. “Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbonylation of N-Allylamines for the Synthesis of β-Lactams. ” W. Li, C. Liu, H. Zhang, K. Ye, G. Zhang, W. Zhang, Z. Duan, S. You, A. Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 2443 –2446.

111. “CO/C-H as an Acylating Reagent: A Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Carbonylative Esterification of Alcohols. ” Lu Wang; Yanxia Wang; Chao Liu; Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 5657-5661.

110. “Transition-Metal-Assisted Radical/Radical Cross-Coupling: A New Strategy to the Oxidative C(sp3)–H/N–H Cross-Coupling” Liangliang Zhou; Shan Tang; Xiaotian Qi; Caitao Lin; Kun Liu; Chao Liu; Yu Lan; Aiwen Lei*, Org. Lett. 2014, 3404-3407.

109. “Synergistic Pd/Enamine Catalysis: A Strategy for the C–H/C–H Oxidative Coupling of Allylarenes with Unactivated Ketones.” Shan Tang; Xudong Wu; Wenqing Liao; Kun Liu; Chao Liu; Sanzhong Luo*; Aiwen Lei*, Org. Lett. 2014, 3584-3587.

108. “Carbon-Centered Radical Addition to O-C of Amides or Esters as a Route to C-O Bond Formations.” Dong Liu; Shan Tang; Hong Yi; Chao Liu; Xiaotian Qi; Yu Lan; Aiwen Lei*, Chem.-Eur. J. 2014, 15605-15610.

107. “Palladium catalysed beta-selective oxidative Heck reaction of an electron-rich olefin. ” L. Meng, C. Liu, W. Zhang, C. Zhou, A. Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2014, 1110-1112.

106. “I2-catalyzed oxidative C(sp3)-H/S-H coupling: utilizing alkanes and mercaptans as the nucleophiles.” Jiwen Yuan; Xu Ma; Hong Yi; Chao Liu; Aiwen Lei. Chem. Commun. 2014, 14386-14389.

105. “Synthesis of 6-acyl phenanthridines by oxidative radical decarboxylation-cyclization of alpha-oxocarboxylates and isocyanides. ” J. Liu, C. Fan, H. Yin, C. Qin, G. Zhang, X. Zhang, H. Yi, A. Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2014, 2145-2147.

104. “Copper-catalysed oxidative Csp3-H methylenation to terminal olefins using DMF.” Jianming Liu; Hong Yi; Xin Zhang; Chao Liu; Ren Liu; Guoting Zhang; Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2014, 7636-7638.

103. “Structure-Kinetic Relationship Study of Organozinc Reagents.” Guanghui Zhang; Jing Li; Yi Deng; Jeffery T. Miller; A. Jeremy Kropf; Emilio E. Bunel; Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2014, 8709-8711.

102. “Copper-Catalysed Oxidative C-H/C-H Coupling between Olefins and Simple Ethers.” D. Liu, C. Liu, H. Li, A. Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2014, 3623-3626.

101. “Revealing the Metal-like Behavior of Iodine: An Iodide-Catalysed Radical Oxidative Alkenylation.” Shan Tang; Yong Wu; Wenqing Liao; Ruopeng Bai; Chao Liu; Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2014, 4496-4499.

100. “Visible Light-Induced γ-Alkoxynitrile Synthesis via Three- Component Alkoxycyanomethylation of Alkenes.” Hong Yi; Xu Zhang; Chu Qin; Zhixiong Liao; Jie Liu; Aiwen Lei*. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 2873-2877.

99. “Transmetalation of Ar1ZnX with [Ar2–Pd–X] is the rate-limiting step: kinetic insights from a live Pd-catalyzed Negishi coupling. ” J. Li, L. Jin, C. Liu, A. Lei*. Org. Chem. Front., 2014, 50-53.

98. “Direct Oxidative Esterification of Alcohols” Shan Tang, Jiwen Yuan, Chao Liu and Aiwen Lei*.Dalton Trans. 2014, 13460-13470.

97. “1,3-Diyne chemistry: synthesis and derivations” Wei Shi; Aiwen Lei.Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 2763-2772.

96. “Copper-catalysed direct radical alkenylation of alkyl bromides” Xu Zhang; Hong Yi; Zhixiong Liao; Guoting Zhang; Chao Fan; Chu Qin; Jie Liu; Aiwen Lei*.Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 6790-6793.

95. “Copper-Catalyzed Trifluoromethylation-Initiated Radical Oxidative Annulation toward Oxindoles. ” Q. Lu, C. Liu, P. Peng, Z. Liu, L. Fu, J. Huang, A. Lei*. Asian J. Org. Chem., 2014, 273-276.


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94. “Quantitative Kinetic Investigation on Transmetalation of ArZnX in a Pd-Catalysed Oxidative Coupling. ” Jing Li, Liqun Jin, Chao Liu and Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2013, 9615-9617.

93. “Palladium/Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative CH Alkenylation/N-Dealkylative Carbonylation of Tertiary Anilines. ” R. Shi, L. Lu, H. Zhang, B. Chen, Y. Sha, C. Liu and A. Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 10582–10585.

92. “Trifluoromethanesulfonic Acid Catalyzed Synergetic Oxidative/[3+2] Cyclization of Quinones with Olefins. ” L. Meng, G. Zhang, C. Liu, K. Wu and A. Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 10195–10198.

91. “Easy Access to Enamides: A Mild Nickel-Catalysed Alkene Isomerization of Allylamides. ” Lu Wang, Chao Liu, Ruopeng Bai, Yani Pan and Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2013, 7923-7925.

90. “Dioxygen-Triggered Oxidative Radical Reaction: Direct Aerobic Difunctionalization of Terminal Alkynes toward β-Keto Sulfones. ” Qingquan Lu, Jian Zhang, Ganglu Zhao, Yue Qi, Huamin Wang and Aiwen Lei*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 11481-11484.

89. “Oxidative cross-coupling/cyclization to build polysubstituted pyrroles from terminal alkynes and beta-enamino esters. ” J. Ke, C. He, H. Liu, M. Li and A. Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2013, 7549-7551.

88. “Alcohol assisted C-C bond breaking: copper-catalyzed deacetylative alpha-arylation of beta-keto esters and amides. ” J. Ke, C. He, H. Liu, H. Xu and A. Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2013, 6767-6769.

87. “The “kinetic capture” of an acylium ion from live aluminum chloride promoted Friedel-Crafts acylation reactions. ” Z. Huang, L. Jin, H. Han and A. Lei*. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 1810-1814.

86. “Transition-metal-free aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to carboxylic acids ” Jing Wang, Chao Liu, Jiwen Yuan and Aiwen Lei*. New J. Chem. 2013, 1700

85. “One-shot indole-to-carbazole π-extension by a Pd–Cu–Ag trimetallic system ” Kyohei Ozaki, Hua Zhang, Hideto Ito, Aiwen Lei* and Kenichiro Itami*. Chem. Sci. 2013, 3416.

84. “Palladium-catalysed aerobic oxidative Heck-type alkenylation of Csp3-H for pyrrole synthesis. ” L. Meng, K. Wu, C. Liu and A. Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2013, 5853-5855.

83. “Aerobic Oxysulfonylation of Alkenes Leading to Secondary and Tertiary β-Hydroxysulfones ” Qingquan Lu, Jian Zhang, Fuliang Wei, Yue Qi, Huamin Wang, Zhiliang Liu and Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 7156-7159.

82. “Synthesis of Pyrroles by Click Reaction: Silver-Catalyzed Cycloaddition of Terminal Alkynes with Isocyanides ” Meng Gao, Chuan He, Hongyi Chen, Ruopeng Bai, Ben Cheng, and Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 6958–6961.

81. “Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Radical Cross-Coupling / Cyclization between Phenol and Olefin ” Z. Huang, L. Jin, Y. Feng, P. Peng, H. Yi and A. Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 7151-7155.

80. “Direct Functionalization of Tetrahydrofuran and 1,4-Dioxane: Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative C(sp3)-H Arylation ” Dong Liu, Chao Liu, Heng Li, and Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 4453-4456.

79. “Visible-Light Photocatalytic Radical Alkenylation of α-Carbonyl Alkyl Bromides and Benzyl Bromides ” Dr. Qiang Liu, Hong Yi, Jie Liu, Yuhong Yang, Xu Zhang, Ziqi Zeng, Prof. Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 5120–5126.

78. “Nickel-catalysed novel β,γ-unsaturated nitrile synthesis ” Shan Tang, Chao Liu and Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2013, 2442-2444

77. “Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Alkenes with Aldehydes: Direct Access to α,β-Unsaturated Ketones ” Jing Wang, Dr. Chao Liu, Jiwen Yuan, Prof. Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 2256-2259

76. “Oxidant Controlled Pd-Catalysed Selective Oxidation of Primary Alcohols” Chao Liu,Shan Tangand Aiwen Lei*.Chem. Commun. 2013, 1324-1326.

75. “Synergistic Catalysis in the Sonogashira Coupling Reaction: Quantitative Kinetic Investigation of Transmetalation” Chuan He, Jie Ke, Huan Xu, Prof. Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 1527-1530

74. “Labile Cu(I)-Catalyst/Spectator Cu(II)-Species in Copper-Catalyzed C-C Coupling Reaction: Operando IR, In situ XANES/EXAFS Evidence and Kinetic Investigations” Chuan He, Guanghui Zhang, Jie Ke, Heng Zhang, Jeffrey T. Miller, Arthur J. Kropf,and Aiwen Lei*.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 488-493.

73. “Synthetic applications of photoredox catalysis with visible light ” Yumeng Xi , Hong Yi and Aiwen Lei*. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 2387-2403.

72. “Isolation, Structure, and Reactivity of an Arylnickel(II) Pivalate Complex in Catalytic C-H/C-O Biaryl Coupling. ” Kei Muto, Junichiro Yamaguchi*, Aiwen Lei*, and Kenichiro Itami*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16384–16387


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71. “Spectroscopic observation of iodosylarene metalloporphyrin adducts and manganese(V)-oxo porphyrin species in a cytochrome P450 analogue” Mian Guo, Hang Dong, Jie Li, Ben Cheng, Yun-qing Huang, Yu-qi Feng and Aiwen Lei*. Nature Communications. 2012, 1190

70. “Transition-Metal-Free Alkoxycarbonylation of Aryl Halides” Hua Zhang, Renyi Shi, Anxing Ding, Lijun Lu, Borui Chen, and Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 12542–12545.

69. “DDQ-Catalyzed Oxidative C-O Coupling Of sp3 C-H Bonds With Carboxylic Acids” Hong Yi, Qiang Liu, Jie Liu, Ziqi Zeng,Yuhong Yang, and Aiwen Lei.ChemSusChem 2012, 2143–2146.

68. “Heteroaromatic imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines synthesis from C–H/N–H oxidative cross-coupling/cyclization” Chuan He , Jing Hao , Huan Xu , Yiping Mo , Huiying Liu , Juanjuan Han and Aiwen Lei. Chem. Commun. 2012, 11073-11075.

67. “Rational Design of a Palladium-Catalyzed Csp-Csp Cross-Coupling Reaction Inspired by Kinetic Studies” Weng, Y.; Cheng, B.; He, C.; Lei, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 9547-9551.

66. “Covalently Bound Benzyl Ligand Promotes Selective Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Esterification of Aldehydes with Alcohols” Liu, C.; Tang, S.; Zheng, L.; Liu, D.; Zhang, H.; Lei, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5662-5666.

65. “Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Double C-H Functionalization/Carbonylation for the Synthesis of Xanthones” Zhang, H.; Shi, R.; Gan, P.; Liu, C.; Ding, A.; Wang, Q.; Lei, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5204-5207.

64. “Room-Temperature Copper-Catalyzed Oxidation of Electron-Deficient Arenes and Heteroarenes Using Air” Liu, Q.; Wu, P.; Yang, Y.; Zeng, Z.; Liu, J.; Yi, H.; Lei, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4666-4670.

63. “Nickel-Catalyzed Heck-Type Alkenylation of Secondary and Tertiary α-Carbonyl Alkyl Bromides” Liu, C.; Tang, S.; Liu, D.; Yuan, J.; Zheng, L.; Meng, L.; Lei, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3638-3641.

62. “Silver-Mediated Oxidative C–H/C–H Functionalization: A Strategy To Construct Polysubstituted Furans” He, C.; Guo, S.; Ke, J.; Hao, J.; Xu, H.; Chen, H.; Lei, A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5766-5769.

61. “Insights into the elementary steps in Negishi coupling through kinetic investigations” Liqun Jin and Aiwen Lei, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 6817-6825

60. “Fe-catalysed oxidative C–H functionalization/C–S bond formation” Wang, H.; Wang, L.; Shang, J.; Li, X.; Wang, H.; Gui, J.; Lei, A. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3239-3241.

59. “A trans diacyloxylation of indoles” Qiang Liu, Qing Yong Zhao, Jie Liu, Pan Wu, Hong Yi and Aiwen Lei Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 76.

58. ““Push effect” of sulfur coordination: promoting the breaking of C(sp2)–I bond by pincer thioimido-Pd(ii) complexes“ Liu, J.; Deng, Y.; Lin, C.; Lei, A. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 1211.

57. “C-X (X=Br, I) Bond-Tolerant Aerobic Oxidative Cross- Coupling: A Strategy to Selectively Construct β-Aryl Ketones and Aldehydes“ Chen, M.; Wang, J.; Chai, Z.; You, C.; Lei, A. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 341-346.

56. “Pd/π-Acidic Ligand Catalyzed ArI and Alkyl-In Cross-CouplingReactions under Mild Conditions“ Jin, L. Q.; Luo, X. C.; Lei, A. W. Huaxue Xuebao. 2012, 70, 1538-1542.

55. “Mechanistic aspects of oxidation of palladium with O2“ Jin, L. Q.; Lei, A. W. Science China Chemistry. 2012, 55, 2027-2035.

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54. “Palladium-Catalyzed CC Bond Formation To Construct 1,4-Diketones under Mild Conditions” Liu, C.; Deng, Y.; Wang, J.; Yang, Y.; Tang, S.; Lei, A. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 7337.

53. “Oxidative Carbonylation Reactions: Organometallic Compounds (R-M) or Hydrocarbons (R-H) as Nucleophiles” Liu, Q.; Zhang, H.; Lei, A. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 10788-10799.

52. “Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective Aerobic Oxidative C-H/N-H Carbonylation of Heteroarenes under Base-free Conditions“ Hua Zhang, Dong Liu, Caiyou Chen, Chao Liu, Aiwen Lei*, Chem.-Eur. J., 2011, 9581 – 9585

51. “Cobalt-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Unactivated Arenes with Aryl Halides“ Wei Liu, Hao Cao, Jie Xin, Liqun Jin and Aiwen Lei*, Chem. -Eur. J., 2011, 3588–3592

50. “Transition-metal catalyzed oxidative cross-coupling reactions to form C–C bonds involving organometallic reagents as nucleophiles“ Wei Shi, Chao Liu and Aiwen Lei*, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 2761-2776

49. “Pd-Catalyzed Direct and Selective C-H Functionalization: C3-Acetoxylation of Indoles” Qiang Liu, Gang Li, Hong Yi, Pan Wu, Jie Liu, Aiwen Lei*, Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 2353–2357.

48. “Novel a-arylnitriles synthesis via Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling of a-bromonitriles with arylboronic acids under mild conditions“ Yang, Y.; Tang, S.; Liu, C.; Zhang, H.; Sun, Z.; Lei, A.*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 5343-5345

47. “Palladium(IV) chemistry supported by pincer type ligands” Heng Zhang and Aiwen Lei*, Dalton Trans., 2011, 8745-8754

46. “Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Direct Esterification of Alcohols” Chao Liu, Jing Wang, Lingkui Meng, Yi Deng, Yao Li, Aiwen Lei*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2011, 5144–5148.

45. “Bond Formations between Two Nucleophiles: Transition Metal Catalyzed Oxidative Cross-Coupling Reactions” Chao Liu, Hua Zhang, Wei Shi, and Aiwen Lei*, Chem. Rev., 2011, 1780–1824

44. “Development of Mechanism Studies and Kinetic Investigations in Friedel-Crafts Acylation” Huang Zhiliang, Jin Liqun, Lei Aiwen*, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 2011, 775-783.


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43. “Organocatalysis in Cross-Coupling: DMEDA-Catalyzed Direct C−H Arylation of Unactivated Benzene” Wei Liu, Hao Cao, Hua Zhang, Heng Zhang, Kin Ho Chung, Chuan He, Haibo Wang, Fuk Yee Kwong*, and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 16737–16740

42. “Iron-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Unactivated Arenes with Aryl Halides” Wei Liu, Hao Cao, Aiwen Lei*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2010, 2004–2008.

41. “Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Carbonylation of Arylboronate Esters under Mild Conditions” Qiang Liu, Gang Li, Jun He, Jing Liu, Peng Li, Aiwen Lei*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2010, 3371–3374.

40. “Zinc Chloride Enhanced Arylations of Secondary Benzyl Trifluoroacetates in the Presence of β-Hydrogen Atoms” Hui Duan, Lingkui Meng, Denghui Bao, Heng Zhang, Yao Li, Aiwen Lei*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2010, 6387–6390.

39. “Transmetalation is the Rate-Limiting Step: Quantitative Kinetic Investigation of Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Arylzinc Reagents” Liqun Jin†, Jie Xin, Zhiliang Huang, Jun He and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 9607-9609.

38. “Base-Induced Mechanistic Variation in Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Aryl Iodides” Yanhe Hu, Jing Liu, Zhixin, Xiancai Luo, Heng Zhang, Yu Lan and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 3153-3158.

37. “Copper Catalyzed Arylation/C−C Bond Activation: An Approach toward α-Aryl Ketones” Chuan He, Sheng Guo, Li Huang and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 8273–8275.

36. “Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Cross-Coupling Reactions of Terminal Alkynes with Alkylzinc Reagents” Mao Chen, Xiaolong Zheng, Wenqing Li, Jun He and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 4101-4103

35. “Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Oxidative Cross-Coupling Reactions“ Chao Liu, Liqun Jin, and Aiwen Lei*, Synlett, 2010, 2527–2536

34. “A novel self-promoted Morita-Baylis-Hillman-like dimerization“ Qiang Li, Wongkhan Kittiya, XianCai Luo, Batsanov Andrei S, Howard Judith A K, Yu Lan, YunDong Wu, Marder Todd B and Aiwen Lei*, Chin. Sci. Bull., 2011, 1780–1824

33. “Arylation of unactivated arenes“ Aiwen Lei*, Wei Liu, Chao Liu and Mao Chen, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 10352-10361

32. “Asymmetric Cycloisomerization of 1,n-Enynes Catalyzed by Transition Metals“ Mao Chen, Yue Weng, and Aiwen Lei*, Progress in Chemistry, 2010, 1341-1352


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31. “Revelation of the Difference between Arylzinc Reagents Prepared from Aryl Grignard and Aryllithium Reagents Respectively: Kinetic and Structural Features” Jin, L. Q.; Liu, C.; Liu, J.; Hu, F.; Lan, Y.; Batsanov, A. S.; Howard, J. A. K.; Marder, T. B.; Lei, A., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009,


30. “What is the Rate of the Csp2-Csp2 Reductive Elimination Step Revealing an Unusually Fast Ni-Catalyzed Negishi-Type Oxidative Coupling Reaction ” Liqun Jin, Hua Zhang, Peng Li, John R Sowa* and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 9892–9893

29. “Revealing a Second Transmetalation Step in the Negishi Coupling and Its Competition with Reductive Elimination:Improvement in the Interpretation of the Mechanism of Biaryl Syntheses ” Qiang Liu, Yu Lan, Jing Liu, Gang Li, Yun-Dong Wu, and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 10201–10210

28. “Acceleration of Reductive Elimination of [Ar-Pd-Csp3] by a Phosphine/Electron-Deficient Olefin Ligand: A Kinetic Investigation ” Heng Zhang, Xiancai Luo, Kittiya Wongkhan, Hui Duan, Qiang Li, Lizheng Zhu, Jian Wang, Andrei S. Batsanov, Judith A. K. Howard, Todd B. Marder,* and Aiwen Lei*, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 3823–3829

27. “Identification of a Highly Efficient Alkylated Pincer Thioimido–Palladium(II) Complex as the Active Catalyst in Negishi Coupling ” Jing Liu, Haibo Wang, Heng Zhang, Xiaojun Wu, Hua Zhang, Yi Deng, Zhen Yang,* and Aiwen Lei*, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 4437–4445

26. “Pincer Thioamide and Pincer ThioACHTUNGTRENUNGimide Palladium Complexes Catalyze Highly Efficient Negishi Coupling of Primary and Secondary Alkyl Zinc Reagents at Room Temperature ” Haibo Wang, Jing Liu, Yi Deng, Tianyin Min, Ganxiang Yu, Xiaojun Wu, Zhen Yang,* and Aiwen Lei*, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 1499–1507

25. “Highly Selective Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Csp2-Csp3 Cross-Coupling of Arylzinc and Alkylindium Reagents through Double Transmetallation ” Liqun Jin, Yingsheng Zhao, Lizheng Zhu, Heng Zhang,* and Aiwen Leia,* Adv. Synth. Catal. 2009, 630–634

24. “Efficient Synthesis of Chiral β-Arylisopropylamines by Using Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrogenation “Jian Chen, Weicheng Zhang, Huiling Geng, Wei Li, Guohua Hou, Aiwen Lei,* and Xumu Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 800–802

23. “Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling Reactions of Two Different Terminal Alkynes Using O2 as the Oxidant at

Room Temperature: Facile Syntheses of Unsymmetric 1,3-Diynes ” Weiyan Yin, Chuan He, Mao Chen, Heng Zhang, and Aiwen Lei*, Org. Lett. 2009, 709-712

22. “Synthesis, chromatographic evaluation and hydrophilic interaction/reversed-phase mixed-mode behavior of a “Click β-cyclodextrin” stationary phase” Guo, Z. M.; Jin, Y.; Liang, T.; Liu, Y. F.; Xu, Q.; Liang, X. M.; Lei, A.*, J. Chromatogr A., 2009, 257–263

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21. “Investigation of an Efficient Palladium-Catalyzed C(sp)-C(sp) Cross-Coupling Reaction Using Phosphine-Olefin Ligand: Application and Mechanistic Aspects ” Wei Shi, Yingdong Luo, Xiancai Luo, Lei Chao, Heng Zhang, Jian Wang, and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 14713-14720

20. “Aryl Halide Tolerated Electrophilic Amination of Arylboronic Acids with N-Chloroamides Catalyzed by CuCl at Room Temperature ” Chuan He, Chong Chen, Jin Cheng, Chao Liu, Wei Liu, Qiang Li, and Aiwen Lei*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 6414 –6417

19. “Alkoxycarbonylation of aryl iodides catalyzed by Pd with a thiourea type ligand under balloon pressure of CO ” Jing Liu, Bo Liang, Dongxu Shu, Yanhe Hub, Zhen Yang*, Aiwen Lei*, Tetrahedron, 2008, 9581–9584

18. “An Electron-Deficient Diene as Ligand for Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions: An Efficient Alkylation of Aryl Iodides byPrimary and SecondaryAlky lzinc Reagents ” Qiang Liu, Hui Duan, Xiancai Luo, Yang Tang, Gang Li, Rong Huang, and Aiwen Lei*, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2008, 1349–1354

17. “Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbonylation of Alkyl and Aryl Indium Reagents with CO under Mild Conditions ” Yingsheng Zhao, Liqun Jin, Peng Li, and Aiwen Lei*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 9429-9433

16. “A Convenient Synthesis and the Asymmetric Hydrogenation of N-Phthaloyl Dehydroamino Acid Esters “Jian Chen, Qiang Liu, Weicheng Zhang, Stephen Spinella, Aiwen Lei,* and Xumu Zhang*, Org. Lett. 2008, 3033-3036

15. “Effective Pd-Nanoparticle (PdNP)-Catalyzed Negishi Coupling Involving Alkylzinc Reagents at Room Temperature “Jing Liu, Yi Deng, Haibo Wang, Hua Zhang, Ganxiang Yu, Bingbin Wu, Heng Zhang, Qiang Li, Todd B. Marder,* Zhen Yang,* and Aiwen Lei*, Org. Lett. 2008, 2661-2664

14. “Nickel-catalyzed reductive cyclization of unactivated 1,6-enynes in the presence of organozinc reagents ” Mao Chen, Yue Weng, Mian Guo, Hua Zhang, Aiwen Lei*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008,2279 –2282

13. “Palladium-catalyzed R(sp3)-Zn/R(sp)-SnBu3 oxidative cross-coupling ” Liqun Jin, Yingsheng Zhao, Haibo Wang, Aiwen Lei*, Synthesis, 2008, 649-654

12. “Efficient Fe-catalyzed homo-coupling of aryl Grignard reagents using O2 as the oxidant” Wei Liu, Aiwen Lei *, Tetrahedron Letters, 2008, 610–613

11. “Preparation of novel β-cyclodextrin chiral stationary phase based on click chemistry” Zhang, Y. P.; Guo, Z. M.; Ye, J. X.; Xu, Q.; Liang, X. M.; Lei, A.*, J. Chromatogr A., 2008, 188–192

10. “Novel reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography stationary phase with oligo(ethylene glycol) “click” to silica” Guo, Z. M.; Liu, Y. F.; Xu, J. Y.; Xu, Q.; Xue, X. Y.; Zhang, F. F.; Ke, Y. X.; Liang, X. M.; Lei, A.*, J. Chromatogr A., 2008, 78–82

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9. “Ni-Catalyzed Mild Arylation of α-Halocarbonyl Compounds with Arylboronic Acids ” Chao Liu, Chuan He, Wei Shi, Mao Chen, and Aiwen Lei*, Org. Lett. 2007,5601-5604

8. “Rh-catalyzed highly enantioselective formation of functionalized cyclopentanes and cyclopentanones ” Fei Liu, Qiang Liu, Minsheng He, Xumu Zhang* and Aiwen Lei*, Org. Biomol. Chem.,2007, 3531–3534

7. “Superior Effect of a e-Acceptor Ligand (Phosphine-Electron-Deficient Olefin Ligand) in the Negishi Coupling Involving Alkylzinc Reagents ” Xiancai Luo, Heng Zhang, Hui Duan, Qiang Liu, Lizheng Zhu, Tony Zhang, and Aiwen Lei*, Org. Lett. 2007, 4571-4574

6. “Click saccharides”: novel separation materials for hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography.” Zhimou Guo, Aiwen Lei,* Yongping Zhang, Qing Xu, Xingya Xue, Feifang Zhang, and Xinmiao Liang* Chem. Commun., 2007, 2491-2493.

5. “Effect of Lithium Chloride on Tuning the Reactivity of Pauson-Khand Reactions- Catalyzed by Palladium-Tetramethylthiourea” Lu-Jiang Deng , Jing Liu , Ji-Qing Huang , Yanhe Hu , Mao Chen , Yu Lan, Jia-Hua Chen* , Aiwen Lei* , Zhen Yang Synthesis, 2007, 2565-2570

4. “Alkynylation of a-halocarbonyl compounds—a Stille-type crosscoupling for the formation of C(sp)–C(sp3) bonds under neutral conditions” Wei Shi, Chao Liu, Zai Yu and Aiwen Lei* Chem. Commun., 2007, 2342–2344


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3. “Oxidative Cross-Coupling through Double Transmetallation: Surprisingly High Selectivity for Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Alkylzinc and Alkynylstannanes” Yingsheng Zhao, Haibo Wang, Xiaohui Hou, Yanhe Hu, Aiwen Lei,* Heng Zhang, and Lizheng Zhu J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 15048-15049.

2. “Click chemistry: a new facile and efficient strategy for preparation of functionalized HPLC packings” Zhimou Guo, Aiwen Lei,* Xinmiao Liang* and Qing Xu. Chem. Commun., 2006, 4512–4514

1. “Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Pyridines: Enantioselective Synthesis of Nipecotic Acid Derivatives” Aiwen Lei,* Mao Chen, Minsheng He, and Xumu Zhang*, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2006, 4343–4347.





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