2024

47. Halogen-Atom Transfer Enabled Catalytic Enantioselective Coupling to Chiral Trifluoromethylated Alkynes via Dual Nickel and Photocatalysis

Shanya Lu, Zihao Hu, Dong Wang, and Tao XU*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  2024, 63,  e202406064.


46. Dual Nickel- and Photoredox-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Bond Formations via Reductive Cross-Coupling Involving Organohalides (Invited Review)

Hepan Wang, and Tao XU*

Chem Catalysis  2024, 4,  100952.


45. Deoxygenative Transformation of Alcohols via Phosphoranyl Radical from Exogenous Radical Addition

Wenhao Xu, Chao Fan, Xile Hu, and Tao XU*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  2024, 63,  e202401575.


44. Direct Synthesis of β-Amino Boronates via Amide α-C-H Bond Activation and C(sp3)-C(sp3) Coupling under Dual Ni/Photoredox Catalysis

Zihao Hu, Dong Wang, and Tao XU*

ACS Catalysis  2024, 14,  547-553.


43. Photoinduced Radical Addition Process Enabled Deoxygenative Hydroacylation and Hydrophosphonylation of Carbonyls

Xiaoqiang Wu, Jun Zhou, Zihao Hu, and Tao XU*

Chem Catalysis  2024, 4,  100828.

Previewed in Chem Catalysis


2023

42. Formal Deoxygenative Cross-Coupling of Aldehydes to Ketones through α-Haloboronates: A Route to Deoxygenative Hydroacylation of Aldehydes

Zihao Hu, Wanqi Zhang, and Tao XU*

Chinese Journal of Chemistry  2023, 41,  3593-3597.

Invited paper for the special issue in memory of Professor Xiyan Lu


41. Nickel-Catalyzed Regio- and Enantioselective Borylative Coupling of Terminal Alkenes with Alkyl Halides (Invited Highlight)

Hepan Wang, and Tao XU*

Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry  2023, 43,  3328-3330.


40. Synthesis of Chiral Allylic Phosphonates via Asymmetric Reductive Cross-Coupling of α-Bromophosphonates and Vinyl Bromides

Hepan Wang, Xinxuan Li, and Tao XU* 

Science China Chemistry  2023, 66,  2621-2625.


39. Cross-Coupling of Aldehydes and α-Bromophosphonates to Modularly Access α-Substituted-β-Ketophosphonates Under Dual Nickel/Photoredox Catalysis

Xinxuan Li, Hepan Wang, and Tao XU* (equal contribution)

Organic Chemistry Frontiers  2023, 10,  3061-3066.

Featured in Organic Chemistry Highlights


38. Selectively Tunable Synthesis of α-Trifluoromethyl Ketones

Pan Zhou, Shanya Lu, Xiaoqiang Wu, Wei Zhong*, and Tao XU*

Organic Letters  2023, 25,  2344-2348.


37. Enantioconvergent Reductive C(sp)-C(sp3) Cross-Coupling to Access Chiral α-Alkynyl Phosphonates Under Dual Nickel/Photoredox Catalysis (Hot Paper) 

Hepan Wang, Xiaoqiang Wu, and Tao XU*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  2023, 62,  e202218299.

Highlighted by Chinese Journal of  Organic Chemistry

Highlighted by Synfacts 2023, 19, 0583


36. Recent Advances on The Preparation and Asymmetric Transformation of α-Haloboron Compounds

Dong Wang, and Tao XU*

Synlett  2023, 34 2085-2096.

Invited paper for the special issue on modern boron chemistry: 60 years of the Matteson reaction


35. Enantioselective C(sp3)-C(sp3) Reductive Cross-Electrophile Coupling of Unactivated Alkyl Halides with α-Chloroboronates via Dual Nickel/Photoredox Catalysis

Jun Zhou, Dong Wang, Wenhao Xu, Zihao Hu, and Tao XU*

Journal of the American Chemical Society  2023, 145 2081-2087.

Highlighted by Synfacts 2023, 19, 0377

Featured in Organic Chemistry Highlights


34. Deoxygenative Alkylboration of Aldehydes to Synthesize Versatile Secondary α,α-Dialkyl Boronates (Synpacts)

Wenhao Xu, Liejin Zhou*, and Tao XU*

Synlett  2023, 34,  1075-1078.


2022

33. Deoxygenative Haloboration and Enantioselective Chloroboration of Carbonyls

Dong Wang, Jun Zhou, Zihao Hu, and Tao XU*

Journal of the American Chemical Society  2022, 144,  22870-22876.

Featured in Organic Chemistry Highlights

Collected by Organic Chemistry Portal


32. Deoxygenative Arylboration of Aldehydes via Copper and Nickel/Photoredox Catalysis

Purui Zheng, Wenhao Xu, Hepan Wang, Dong Wang, Xiaoqiang Wu, and Tao XU*

ACS Catalysis  2022, 12,  14926-14933.


31. Modular and Fast Synthesis of Versatile Secondary α,α-Dialkyl Boronates via Deoxygenative Alkylboration of Aldehydes

Wenhao Xu, Purui Zheng, Jun Zhou, Zihao Hu, and Tao XU*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  2022, 61, e202214213.

                                           

30. Molybdenum-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Benzyl Alcohols: Direct C-OH Bond Transformation via [2+2]-Type Addition and Elimination

Pan Zhou, Yuqiang Li*, and Tao XU*

Organic Letters  202224,  4218-4223.

                      

29. Modular and Facile Access to Chiral α-Aryl Phosphonates via Dual Nickel- and Photoredox-catalyzed Reductive Cross-Coupling

Hepan Wang, Purui Zheng, Xiaoqiang Wu, Yuqiang Li*, and Tao XU*

Journal of the American Chemical Society  2022144,  3989-3997.

Highlighted by Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry

Highlighted by Synfacts 2022, 18, 0515


2021

28A Pivotal Role of Chloride Ion on Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Cross-Coupling to Access Chiral Perfluoroalkylated Boronate Esters

Dong Wang, and Tao XU*

ACS Catalysis  202111,  12469-12475.


27. Dual Nickel- and Photoredox-Catalyzed Reductive Cross-Coupling to Access Chiral Trifluoromethylated Alkanes

Pan Zhou, Xinxuan Li, Dong Wang, and Tao XU*

Organic Letters  202123,  4683-4687.

One of the most viewed articles in Organic Letter in July


26. Reductive Cross-Coupling to Access C-N Bond from Aryl Halides and Diazoesters under Dual Nickel/Photoredox-Catalyzed Conditions

Xiaoqiang Wu, Purui Zheng, Wanfang Li*, and Tao XU*

Organic Chemistry Frontiers  20218,  4118-4123.


25. Dual Ni/Photoredox-catalyzed asymmetric cross-coupling to access chiral benzylic boronic esters

Purui Zheng, Pan Zhou, Dong Wang, Wenhao Xu, Hepan Wang, and Tao XU*

Nature Communications  202112,  1646.

Highlighted by Synfacts 2021, 17, 0657


2020

24. Dual Nickel- and Photoredox-Catalyzed Reductive Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides with Dichloromethane via a radical process

Wenhao Xu, Purui Zheng, and Tao XU*  (equal contribution)

Organic Letters  202022,  8643-8647.


23. A Novel Bisoxazoline-Imidazolium Salt in Ytterbium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reduction of Ketone

Yujie Zhai, Wenhao Xu, Dong Wang, Purui Zheng, Xiaoming Zhao*, and Tao XU*

European Journal of Organic Chemistry  2020, 2020,  5025-5028.


22. Nickel-catalyzed Intramolecular Desymmetrization Addition of Aryl Halides to 1,3-Diketones

Pan Zhou, and Tao XU*

Chemical Communications  202056,  8194-8197.

Invited paper for the themed collection "2020 Emerging Investigators"


2019

21. Enantioselective Copper-Catalyzed Desymmetrization of 1,3-Diketones Involving Borylation of Styrenes

Purui Zheng, Xiaoyu Han, Jiao Hu, Xiaoming Zhao*, and Tao XU*

Organic Letters  201921,  6040-6044.


20. Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of gem-Bis(boronates) with Aryl Halides: An Alternative To Access Quaternary α-Aryl Aldehydes

Purui Zheng, Yujie Zhai, Xiaoming Zhao*, and Tao XU*

Organic Letters  201921,  393-396.

Collected by Organic Chemistry Portal

Highlighted by Synfacts 2019, 15, 0264


2018

19. Difunctionalization of ketones via gem-bis(boronates) to synthesize quaternary carbon with high selectivity

Purui Zheng, Yujie Zhai, Xiaoming Zhao*, and Tao XU*

Chemical Communications  201854,  13375-13378.



Postdoc and Ph.D. work of Prof. Tao XU


18. A Water-bridged H-bonding network contributes to the catalysis of a SAM-dependent C-methyltransferase HcgC

Liping Bai#, Tristan Wagner#, Tao Xu, Xile Hu, Ulrich Ermler, and Seigo Shima*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  201756,  10806-10809.

17. Towards artificial methanogenesis: biosynthesis of the [Fe]-hydrogenase cofactor and characterization of the semi-synthetic hydrogenase

Liping Bai, Takashi Fujishiro, Gangfeng Huang, Jürgen Koch, Atsushi Takabayashi, Makio Yokono, Ayumi Tanka, Tao Xu, Xile Hu, Ulrich Ermler, and Seigo Shima*

Faraday Discussion  2017198,  37-58.

16. Nickel pincer model of the active site of lactate racemase involves ligand participation in hydride transfer

Tao Xu, Matthew D. Wodrich, Rosario Scopelliti, Clemence Corminboeuf, and Xile Hu*

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  2017114,  1242-1245.

15. Identification of HcgC as SAM-Dependent Pyridinol Methyltransferase in [Fe]- Hydrogenase Cofactor Biosynthesis

Takashi Fujishiro#, Liping Bai#, Tao Xu, Xiulan Xie, Michael Schick, Jörg Kahnt, Michael Rother, Xile Hu, Ulrich Ermler, and Seigo Shima*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  201655,  9648-9651.

14. A Functional Model of [Fe]-Hydrogenase

Tao Xu, Chih-Juo Madeline Yin, Matthew D. Wodrich, Simona Mazza, Katherine M. Schultz, Rosario Scopelliti, and Xile Hu*

Journal of the American Chemical Society  2016138,  3270-3273.

13. Mechanistic Investigation on the Silver-Catalyzed Oxidative Intramolecular Aminofluorination of Alkynes

Tao Xu, Yichen Wu, Zheliang Yuan, Hairong Guan, and Guosheng Liu*

Organometallics  201635,  1347-1349.

12. A Novel Nickel Pincer Complex in the Active Site of Lactate Racemase

Tao Xu, Gerald Bauer, and Xile Hu*

ChemBioChem  201617,  31-32.

11. Reconstitution of [Fe]-hydrogenase using model complexes

Seigo Shima*, Dafa Chen, Tao Xu, Matthew D. Wodrich, Takashi Fujishiro, Katherine M. Schultz, Jörg Kahnt, Kenichi Ataka, and Xile Hu*

Nature Chemistry  20157,  995-1002.

10. Abnormal Mesoionic Carbene Silver Complex: Synthesis, Reactivity, and Mechanistic Insight on Oxidative Fluorination

Qilun Liu, Zheliang Yuan, Hao-yang Wang*, Yang Li, Yichen Wu, Tao Xu, Xuebing Leng, Pinhong Chen, Yinlong Guo, Zhenyang Lin*, and Guosheng Liu*

ACS catalysis  20155,  6732-6737.

9. Hydrogen-activating models of hydrogenases

Tao Xu, Dafa Chen, and Xile Hu*

Coordination Chemistry Reviews  2015303,  32-41.

8. Copper-Catalyzed 1,2-Addition of α-Carbonyl Iodides to Alkynes

Tao Xu, and Xile Hu*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  201554,  1307-1311.

7. Iron-catalyzed 1,2-Addition of Perfluoroalkyl Iodides to Alkynes and Alkenes

Tao Xu, Chi Wai Cheung, and Xile Hu*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  201453,  4910-4914.

6. Ag(I)-Catalyzed Aminofluorination of Alkynes: Efficient Synthesis of 4-Fluoroisoquinolines and 4‑Fluoropyrrolo[α]isoquinolines

Tao Xu, and Guosheng Liu*

Organic Letters  201214,  5416-5419.

5. Silver-Catalyzed Fluorination Reactions

Tao Xu, and Guosheng Liu*

Synlett  201223,  955-958.

4. Silver-Catalyzed Intramolecular Aminofluorination of Activated Allenes

Tao Xu, Xin Mu, Haihui Peng, and Guosheng Liu*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition  201150,  8176-8179.

3. Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Aminofluorination of Styrenes

Tao Xu, Shuifa Qiu, and Guosheng Liu*

Chinese Journal of Chemistry  201129,  2785-2790.

2. Palladium-catalyzed inter- and intramolecular hydroamination of styrenes coupled with alcohol oxidation using N-fluorobenzenesulfonimide as the oxidant

Tao Xu, Shifa Qiu, and Guosheng Liu*

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry  2011696,  46-49.

1. Palladium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Aminofluorination of Styrenes

Shifa Qiu, Tao Xu, Juan Zhou, Yinlong Guo, and Guosheng Liu*

Journal of the American Chemical Society  2010132,  2856-2857.





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