Publications in 2012


Xu, Tao; Ko, Haye Min; Savage, Nikolas; Dong, Guangbin.* " Highly Enantioselective Rh-Catalyzed Carboacylation of Olefins: Efficient Syntheses of Chiral Poly-Fused Rings ". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 20005. [doi]


Mo, Fanyang; Trzepkowski, Louis J.; Dong, Guangbin.* "Synthesis of ortho-Acylphenols via Pd-Catalyzed Ketone-Directed Hydroxylation of Arenes". Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201251, 13075. [doi]


Ren, Zhi; Mo, Fanyang; Dong, Guangbin.* "Catalytic Functionalization of Unactivated sp3 C–H Bonds via exo-Directing Groups: Synthesis of Chemically Differentiated 1,2-Diols". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 16991. [doi]

The third most read JACS article in Nov 2012.
*Highlighted by Nature Chemistry 2014, 6, 94-96.


Pan, Ming; Brush, Adrian; Dong, Guangbin; Mullins, C. Buddie.* "Tunable Ether Production via Coupling of Aldehydes or Aldehyde/Alcohol over Hydrogen-Modified Gold Catalysts at Low Temperatures" The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters20123, 2512. [doi]


Wang, Zhiqian; Reinus, Brandon; Dong, Guangbin.* "Catalytic Intermolecular C-Alkylation of 1,2-Diketones with Simple Olefins: A Recyclable Directing Group Strategy". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 13954. [doi]


Teo. Peili; Wickens, Zachary K.; Dong, Guangbin; Grubbs, Robert H.* "Efficient and Highly Aldehyde Selective Wacker Oxidation." Organic Letters201214, 3237. [doi]


Xu, Tao; Dong, Guangbin.* "Rh-Catalyzed Regioselective Carboacylation of Olefins: A C-C Activation Approach to Access Fused-Ring Systems." Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201251, 7567. [doi]

*Highlighted by Chemical & Engineering News, 90(27), July 02, 2012
Cut-And-Sew Route Makes Fused Rings.

The work also presents a new twist on carbon-carbon bond activation. Chemists typically forge alkaloid core structures with lengthy multistep syntheses. Now, assistant professor Guangbin Dong and postdoctoral researcher Tao Xu have stitched the three-ring cores together in one rhodium-catalyzed step.


Trost, Barry M.*; Osipov, Maksim.; Dong , Guangbin. "Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation of Electron-Deficient Pyrroles with Meso Electrophiles" Organic Letters201214, 2254. [doi]