Independent Research

Publications during Ph.D. Study and Postdoctoral Research

First-Author Research Publications
1. Z.-J. Shi*, B.-J. Li, X.-B. Wan, J. Cheng, Z. Fang, B. Cao, C.-M. Qin, Y. Wang, Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reaction by Pd(II)-Catalyzed Aromatic C-H Bond Activation Directed by an N-Alkyl Acetamino Group, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5554-5558.
2. B.-J. Li, S.-L. Tian, Z. Fang, Z.-J. Shi*, Multiple C-H Activations to Construct Biologically Active Molecules in a Process Completely Free of Organohalogen and Organometallic Components, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 1115-1118.
3. B.-J. Li, Y.-Z. Li, X.-Y. Lu, J. Liu, B.-T. Guan, Z.-J. Shi*, Cross-Coupling of Aryl/Alkenyl Pivalates with Organozinc Reagents through Nickel-Catalyzed C-O Bond Activation under Mild Reaction Conditions, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 10124-10127.
4. Y.-Z. Li†, B.-J. Li†, X.-Y. Lu, S. Lin, Z.-J. Shi*, Cross Dehydrogenative Arylation (CDA) of a Benzylic C-H Bond with Arenes by Iron Catalysis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 3817-3820. (†Equal contribution)
5. B.-J. Li, L. Xu, Z.-H. Wu, B.-T. Guan, C.-L. Sun, B.-Q. Wang, Z.-J. Shi*, Cross-Coupling of Alkenyl/Aryl Carboxylates with Grignard Reagent via Fe-Catalyzed C-O Bond Activation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14656-14657.
6. B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, An unexpected palladium migration from vinylic sp2 carbon to allylic sp3 carbon, Chin. Sci. Bull. 2010, 55, 2807–2810.
7. B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, Ir-Catalyzed Highly Selective Addition of Pyridyl C–H Bonds to Aldehydes Promoted by Triethylsilane, Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 488-493.
8. B.-J. Li, H.-Y. Wang, Q.-L. Zhu; Z.-J. Shi*, Rhodium/Copper-Catalyzed Annulation of Benzimides with Internal Alkynes: Indenone Synthesis through Sequential C-H and C-N Cleavage, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3948-3952.
9. B. L. Tran†, B.-J. Li†, M. Driess, J. F. Hartwig*, Copper-Catalyzed Intermolecular Amidation and Imidation of Unactivated Alkanes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 2555-2563. (†Equal contribution)
10. B.-J. Li, M. Driess, J. F. Hartwig*, Iridium-Catalyzed Regioselective Silylation of Secondary Alkyl C–H Bonds for the Synthesis of 1,3-Diols, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 6586-6589.
Non First-Author Research Publications
1. X-B. Wan, Z.-X. Ma, B.-J. Li, K.-Y. Zhang, S.-K. Cao, S.-W. Zhang, Z.-J. Shi*, Highly Selective C−H Functionalization/Halogenation of Acetanilide, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 206, 128, 7416-7417.
2. S.-D. Yang, B.-J. Li, X.-B. Wan, Z.-J. Shi*, Ortho Arylation of Acetanilides via Pd(II)-Catalyzed C−H Functionalization, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 6066–6067.
3. B.-T. Guan, Y. Wang, B.-J. Li, D.-G. Yu, Z.-J. Shi*, Biaryl Construction via Ni-Catalyzed C-O Activation of Phenolic Carboxylates, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14468-14470.
4. S.-D. Yang, C.-L. Sun, Z. Fang, B.-J. Li, Y.-Z. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of (Hetero)Arenes with Aryl Boronic Acids, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 1473-1476.
5. D.-G. Yu, M. Yu, B.-T. Guan, B.-J. Li, Y. Zheng, Z.-H. Wu, Z.-J. Shi*, Carbon-Carbon Formation via Ni-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling through C-CN Bond Cleavage of Aryl Nitrile, Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 3374-3377.
6. C.-L. Sun, N. Liu, B.-J. Li, D.-G. Yu, Y. Wang, Z.-J. Shi*, Pd-Catalyzed C-H Functionalizations of O-Methyl Oximes with Arylboronic Acids, Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 184-187.
7. L. Xu, B.-J. Li*, Z.-H. Wu, X.-Y. Lu, B.-T. Guan, B.-Q. Wang, K.-Q. Zhao, Z.-J. Shi*, Nickel-Catalyzed Efficient and Practical Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling of Alkenyl and Aryl Carbamates with Aryl Boroxines, Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 884-887.
8. D.-G. Yu, B.-J. Li, S.-F. Zheng, B.-T. Guan, B.-Q. Wang, Z.-J. Shi*, Direct Application of Phenolic Salts to Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions with Aryl Grignard Reagents, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4566-4570.
9. Y. Li, B.-J. Li, W.-H. Wang, W.-P. Huang, X.-S. Zhang, K. Chen, Z.-J. Shi*, Rhodium-Catalyzed Direct Addition of Aryl C-H Bonds to N-Sulfonyl Aldimines, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2115-2119.
Accounts and Reviews
1. B.-J. Li, S.-D. Yang, Z.-J. Shi*, Recent Advances in Direct Arylation via Palladium-Catalyzed Aromatic C-H Activation, Synlett. 2007, 7, 949-957. (Account).
2. B.-J. Li, D.-G. Yu, C.-L. Sun, Z.-J. Shi*, Activation of "Inert" Alkenyl/Aryl C-O Bond and Its Application in Cross-Coupling Reactions, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 1728-1759. (Review).
3. L.-M. Xu†, B.-J. Li†, Z. Yang, Z.-J. Shi*, Organopalladium(IV) Chemistry, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 712-733. (†Equal contribution, Review).
4. B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, From C(sp2)-H to C(sp3)-H: Systematic Studies on Transition Metal-Catalyzed Oxidative C-C Formation, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 5588-5598. (Review).
5. C.-L. Sun, B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, Pd-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling with Organometallic Reagents via C-H Activation, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 677-685. (Feature Article).
6. D.-G. Yu, B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, Exploration of New C-O Electrophiles in Cross-Coupling Reactions, Acc. Chem. Res. 2010, 43, 1486–1495. (Account).
7. C.-L. Sun, B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, Macrolactones and Macrolactams, In Handbook of Cyclization Reactions. 2010, 2, 1055-1097. (Book Chapter).
8. C.-L. Sun, B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, Dierct C-H Transformation via Iron Catalysis, Chem. Rev. 2011, 111, 1293-1314. (Review).
9. H. Li, B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, Challenge and Progress: Palladium-Catalyzed sp3 C-H Activation, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2011, 1, 191-206. (Review).
10. D.-G. Yu, B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*, Challenges in C-C Bond Formation through Direct Transformations of sp2 C-H Bonds, Tetrahedron. 2012, 68, 5130-5136. (Account).