Publications in 2016


Zhou, Xuan; and Dong, Guangbin.* "Nickel-Catalyzed Chemo- and Enantioselective Coupling between Cyclobutanones and Allenes: Rapid Synthesis of [3.2.2] Bicycles" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 15091. [doi]


Xia, Ying; Lu, Gang; Liu, Peng; and Dong, Guangbin.* "Catalytic Activation of Carbon–carbon Bonds in Cyclopentanones" Nature, 2016, 539, 546 [doi]

*Highlighted by Chemical & Engineering News94(44), Nov 7, 2016.

Breaking bonds in unstrained rings Catalyst system activates carbon-carbon bonds in cyclopentanones. “This incredible transformation makes an elegant addition to the synthetic toolbox,” comments Masahiro Murakami, an expert in organic chemistry at Kyoto University. “Carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bonds are robust sigma bonds,” he notes. In this new reaction such bonds “are not only both broken but also swapped, making a totally different framework,” he says.


Wang, Jianchun;‡ Zhang, Lei;‡ Dong, Zhe;* and Dong, Guangbin.* "Reagent-Enabled ortho-Alkoxycarbonylation of Aryl Iodides via Palladium/Norbornene Catalysis" Chem 2016, 1 , 581. [doi]

*Highlighted by Chem 2016, 1, 522.

*Chosen as the cover for Chem, Vol 1, Issue 4.


Zhou, Xuan; Ko, Haye Min;* and Guangbin Dong.* "Synthesis of Bridged Cyclopentane Derivatives by Catalytic Decarbonylative Cycloaddition of Cyclobutanones and Olefins" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 13867.  [doi]


Chen, Peng-hao and Dong, Guangbin.* "Cyclobutenones and Benzocyclobutenones: Versatile Synthons in Organic Synthesis" Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 18290. [doi]


Hot Paper
Xu, Yan‡; Young, Michael‡; Wang, Chengpeng; Magness, David ; and Guangbin Dong.* "Catalytic C(sp3 )-H Arylation of Free Primary Amines with an exo Directing Group Generated In Situ." Angew. Chem., Int. Ed.2016, 55, 9084. [doi]


Li, Gang; Yoon, Ki-young; Zhong, Xinjue; Zhu, Xiao-Yang;* Dong, Guangbin.* "Efficient Bottom-Up Preparation of Graphene Nanoribbons via Mild Suzuki-Miyaura Polymerization of Simple Triaryl Monomers." Chem. Eur. J.2016, 22, 9116. [doi]


Hayes, Colin; Chen, Peng-hao; Thedford, Paxton; Ellison, Christopher; Dong, Guangbin; Willson, Grant.* "Effect of Ring Functionalization on the Reaction Temperature of Benzocyclobutene Thermoset Polymers." Marcomolecules,  201649 , 3706. [doi]


Ren, Zhi; Dong, Guangbin.* "Direct Observation of C−H Cyclopalladation at Tertiary Positions Enabled by an Exo-Directing Group". Organometallics2016, 35, 1057. [doi]


Huang, Zhongxing; Wang, Chengpeng; Dong, Guangbin.* "A Hydrazone-Based exo-Directing Group Strategy for β-C–H Oxidation of Aliphatic Amines". Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201655, 5299. [doi]

*Highlighted by the Organic Chemistry Portal! [link]


Lim, Hee Nam; Dong, Guangbin.* "Catalytic Cage Formation via Controlled Dimerization of Norbornadienes: An Entry to Functionalized HCTDs (Heptacyclo[,6.03,13.04,11.05,9.010,14]tetradecanes)". Org. Lett. 2016,18, 1104. [doi]


Xu, Yan; Su, Tianshun; Huang, Zhongxing; Dong, Guangbin.* "Practical Direct α-Arylation of Cyclopentanones by Palladium/Enamine Cooperative Catalysis". Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201655, 2559. [doi]


Zeng, Rong; Chen, Peng-hao; Dong, Guangbin.* "Efficient Benzimidazolidinone Synthesis via Rhodium-Catalyzed Double-Decarbonylative C-C Activation/Cycloaddition between Isatins and Isocyanates". ACS Catal. 20166, 969-973. [doi]


Deng, Lin; Xu, Tao; Li, Hongbo; Dong, Guangbin.* "Enantioselective Rh-catalyzed Carboacylation of C=N Bonds via C−C Activation of Benzocyclobutenones". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 369-374. [doi]

*Highlighted by Synfacts 2016; 12(3): 0288.


Invited Review:
Whittaker, R. E.; Dermenci, Alpay; Dong, Guangbin.* "Synthesis of Ynones and Recent Application in Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Reaction". Synthesis 201648, 161. [doi]