Publications in 2014


Book Volume
"C−C Bond activation". Topics in Current Chemistry 2014, V 346. Editor: Guangbin Dong. [doi]

With contributions by the groups of Prof. William D. Jones, Prof. Yoshiaki Nakao, Prof. Chul-Ho Jun, Prof. Christopher J. Douglas, Prof. Jason S. Kingsbury, Prof. Nicolai Cramer and Prof. Zhi-Xiang Yu.


Invited review
Huang, Zhongxing; Dong, Guangbin.* "Catalytic C−C Bond Forming Transformations via Direct β-C−H Functionalization of Carbonyl Compounds". Tetrahedron Lett2014, 55, 5869–5889. [doi]


VIP in Angewandte Chemie
Zhao, Yu; Ding, Yu; Song, Jie; Li, Gang; Dong, Guangbin; Goodenough, John B.; Yu, Guihua.* "Sustainable Electrical Energy Storage through the Ferrocene/Ferrocenium Redox Reaction in Aprotic Electrolyte". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014,53, 11036–11040. [doi]


Xu, Tao; Dong, Guangbin.* "Coupling of Sterically Hindered Trisubstituted Olefins and Benzocyclobutenones by C–C Activation: Total Synthesis and Structural Revision of Cycloinumakiol". Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201453, 10733–10736. [doi]


Thompson, S. John; Dong, Guangbin.* "Alkylation of Rhodium Porphyrins Using Ammonium and Quinolinium Salts".Organometallics 201433, 3757–3767. [doi]


Ko, Haye Min; Dong, Guangbin.* “Cooperative activation of cyclobutanones and olefins leads to bridged ring systems by a catalytic [4 + 2] coupling”. Nature Chemistry 20146, 739–744. [doi]


Mo, Fanyang; Dong, Guangbin.* "Regioselective ketone α-alkylation with simple olefins via dual activation". Science, 2014345, 68–72. [doi]

*Highlighted by Chemical & Engineering News 2014, 92(27), 6. Ketones Couple With Olefins In Alkylation Advance


Invited article for 2014 Emerging Investigators issue:
Wang, Zhiqian; Reinus, Brandon J.; Dong, Guangbin.* "Catalytic intermolecular β-C–H alkenylation of α-enamino-ketones with simple alkynes". Chem. Common201450, 5230–5232. [doi]


Invited article for Prof. Sarah Reisman Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award:
Chen, Penghao; Savage, Nikolas A.; Dong, Guangbin.* "Concise synthesis of functionalized benzocyclobutenones". Tetrahedron 201470, 4135–4146. [doi]


Invited Review:
Dermenci, Alpay; Coe, Jotham W.; Dong, Guangbin.* "Direct Activation of Relatively Unstrained Carbon-Carbon Bonds in Homogenous Systems".Organic Chemistry Frontiers 20141, 567–581. [doi]

Top 3 most-read articles in Aug. 2013. [link]


Invited Review:
Mo, Fanyang; Tabor, John; Dong, Guangbin.* "Alcohols or Masked Alcohols as Directing Groups for C–H Bond Functionalization". Chem. Lett. 2014, 43, 264–271. [doi]


Xu, Tao; Savage, Nikolas A.; Dong, Guangbin.* "Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed Decarbonylative Spirocyclization through C-C Bond Cleavage of Benzocyclobutenones: An Efficient Approach to Functionalized Spirocycles". Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201453, 1891–1895. [doi]


VIP in Angewandte Chemie
Chen, Peng-hao; Xu, Tao; Dong, Guangbin.* "Divergent Syntheses of Fused β-Naphthol and Indene Scaffolds Using Rhodium-Catalyzed Direct and Decarbonylative Alkyne–Benzocyclobutenone Couplings". Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2014,53, 1674–1678. [doi]

*Highlighted by Synfacts 2014; 10(5): 0469.


Pan, Ming; Gong, Jinlong; Dong, Guangbin; Mullins, C. Buddie.* "Model Studies with Gold: A Versatile Oxidation and Hydrogenation Catalyst". Acc. Chem. Res201447, 750–760. [doi]