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Organic Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Stereoselective Cationic RAFT Polymerization: the Effect of RAFT Agents

Zhengyi Zhang, Zan Yang, Yun Liao, and Saihu Liao*, Chin. J. Polym. Sci. 2023, doi:10.1007/s10118-024-3085-9. PDF


Photocontrolled Stereoselective Cationic Polymerization

Zan Yang, Yun Liao, Zhengyi Zhang, Jianxu Chen, Xun Zhang, and Saihu Liao*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, doi: 10.1021/jacs.3c12694. PDF    Preprint: ChemRxiv 2023, 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-b5x16. PDF


FSO2 Radical-Initiated Photoredox Cyclization of 4-Enoic Acids to Functionalized γ-Lactones

Xin Fang, Xuebing Geng, Peng Wang, Honghai Zhang, and Saihu Liao*, Synthesis 2023, doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1751535 (Invited Contribution to Special Issue “New Trends in Organic Synthesis from Chinese Chemists”) PDF


Electroreductive hydroxy fluorosulfonylation of alkenes

Qingyuan Feng, Tianyu He, Shencheng Qian, Peng Xu, Saihu Liao, and Shenlin Huang*, Nat. Commun. 2023, 14, 8278. PDF


Harnessing the photo-acidity of organic dyes for the development of ring-opening polymerization of lactones under visible light

Zhaogang Liu, Xun Zhang, Pan Sun, Junwei Han, and Saihu Liao*, Polym. Chem. 2023, 14, 4414–4418. PDF


C(sp3)–H fluorosulfonylvinylation/aza-Michael addition approach to FSO2-functionalized tetrahydropyridines

Shuai Shi, Xueyan Zhao, Dengfeng Chen, Jinyue Luo, Saihu Liao, and Shenlin Huang*, Org. Chem. Front. 2023, 10, 3805–3810. PDF


Synthesis, properties, and application of phenanthrenone: an undeveloped building block and a photocatalyst

Ziyang Gan, Jie Zhou, Lingyun Zhu, Xinyu Chen, Qiang Ma, Jianfeng Yan, Wei Jiang, Saihu Liao*, and Yuanming Li*, Org. Chem. Front. 2023, 10, 3830–3836. PDF


FSO2 Radical-Initiated Tandem Addition Reaction of Two Different Olefins: A Facile Access to Multifunctional Aliphatic Sulfonyl Fluorides

Na Yang, Chenxi Mao, Honghai Zhang, Peng Wang, Shaojie Li, Lili Xie*, and Saihu Liao*,Org. Lett. 2023, 25, 4478–4482. PDF

Organocatalytic stereoselective cationic polymerization of alkenyl vinyl ethers and post-functionalization via click chemistry

Hui Zhu+,Yu Jiang+, Zan Yang, Xun Zhang*, and Saihu Liao*, Giant 2023, 14, 100151 (Invited Contribution). PDF


Syngas as a synergistic reducing agent for selective reductive amination—a mild route to bioactive amines 

Evgeniya Podyacheva, Alexandra I. Balalaeva, Oleg I. Afanasyev, Sofiya A. Runikhina, Olga Chusova, Andrey S. Kozlov, Saihu Liao, and Denis Chusov*, New J. Chem. 2023, 47, 10514–10518. PDF

Fluorosulfonylvinylation of Unactivated C(sp3)–H via Electron Donor–Acceptor Photoactivation

Xueyan Zhao, Dengfeng Chen, Shengzhen Zhu, Jinyue Luo, Saihu Liao, Binnan Zheng, and Shenlin Huang*, Org. Lett. 2023, 25, 3109–3113. PDF

Radical Fluorosulfonyl Heteroarylation of Unactivated Alkenes with Quinoxalin-2(1H)-ones and Related N-Heterocycles

Lu Lin, Peng Wang, Tao Dong, Gavin Chit Tsui*, and Saihu Liao*, Org. Lett. 2023, 25, 1088−1093. PDF


The development of highly efficient monophosphonium photocatalysts for the visible light-regulated metal-free cationic polymerization of vinyl ethers

Jianxu Chen, Junqiang Lin, Zan Yang, Yi Wu and Saihu Liao*, Polym. Chem., 2023, 14, 486–491. PDF


Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization of a SuFExable Vinyl Monomer and Polymer Library Construction via SuFEx Click Reaction
Meng Li, Jun-An Ma, Saihu Liao*, Macromolecules 2023, 56, 806−814. PDF

Chalcogenide-Doped Anthracenes as Organophotocatalysts for Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization        

Guangrong Wang, Hui Shao, Jun-An Ma, and Saihu Liao*, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2022, 224, 2200382. PDF


Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of ɛ-Caprolactonewith Phosphoramidimidates(PADIs) as a Bifunctional Brønsted Acid Catalyst

Xun Zhang+, Pan Sun+, Yu Jiang, and Saihu Liao*, Chem. Asian J. 202318, e202201127 (Invited Contribution). PDF

Linear Cyclobutane-containing Polymers Synthesis via [2 + 2] Photo-polymerization in Unconfined Environment under Visible Light

Yu Jiang, Hui Zhu, Jianxu Chen, Qiang Ma, Saihu Liao*, ACS Macro Lett. 2022, 11, 1336-1342. PDF

Organocatalytic [2 + 2] Photopolymerization under Visible Light: Accessing Sustainable Polymers from Cinnamic Acids

Yu Jiang, Hui Zhu, Jianxu Chen, Saihu Liao*, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2023, 44, 2200702. PDF

Radical Fluorosulfonyl Arylation of Alkenes: Accessing FSO2‑Functionalized Chromanes via Formal Endo and Exo Cyclization

Honghai Zhang+, Na Yang+, Jing Li, Peng Wang, Shaojie Li, Lili Xie, and Saihu Liao*, Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 8170-8175. PDF


Photo-organocatalytic Synthesis of β-Keto Sulfonyl Fluorides via Radical Fluorosulfonylation of Vinyl Acetates

Peng Wang, Shao-Jie Li, Honghai Zhang, Na Yang, Saihu Liao*, Synlett 2023, 34, 471-476. PDF

   *Invited to TCJA Special Edition


Monophosphoniums as Effective Photoredox Organocatalysts for Visible Light-Regulated Cationic RAFT Polymerization

Zan Yang, Jianxu Chen, and Saihu Liao*, ACS Macro Lett. 2022, 11, 1073−1078. PDF


Radical Hydro-Fluorosulfonylation of Unactivated Alkenes and Alkynes

Peng Wang+, Honghai Zhang+, Mingqi Zhao+, Shuang shuang Ji, Lu Lin, Na Yang, Xingliang Nie, Jinshuai Song*, and Saihu Liao*, Angew. Chem.Int. Ed. 2022, e202207684. PDF

 *Highlighted by WileyChem, CBG, and in Org. Process Res. Dev.

Photocatalytic Fluorosulfonylation of Aliphatic Carboxylic Acid NHPI Esters

Honghai Zhang, Shaojie Li, Han-Liang Zheng, Gangguo Zhu, Saihu Liao, Xingliang Nie*, Org. Chem. Front. 2022, 9, 4854–4860.  PDF


Organocatalytic orthogonal ATRP and ringopening polymerization using a single dual-function photocatalyst

Qiang Ma, Yu Jiang, Junqiang Lin, Xun Zhang, Hui Shao and Saihu Liao *, Polym. Chem. 2022, 13, 4284-4289. PDF

Construction of a Hollow Spherical Covalent Organic Framework with Olefin and Imine Dual Linkages Based on Orthogonal Reactions

Jingtao Hu, Junjie Zhang, Zhangxiang Lin, Lili Xie*, Saihu Liao, and Xiong Chen*, Chem. Mater. 2022, 34,  5249–5257. PDF

Photoredox catalytic radical fluorosulfonylation of olefins enabled by a bench-stable redox-active fluorosulfonyl radical precursor

Peng Wang, Honghai Zhang, Xingliang Nie, Tianxiao Xu, Saihu Liao*, Nat. Commun. 2022, 13, 3370. PDF

   *Featured in Nature Communications Editors' Highlights, Highlighted in Chin. J. Org. Chem. and X-MOL.

Electrochemical Synthesis of β‑Keto Sulfonyl Fluorides via Radical Fluorosulfonylation of Vinyl Triflates

Qingyuan Feng, Yuanyuan Fu, Yu Zheng, Saihu Liao, and Shenlin Huang*, Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 3702–3706. PDF


Acetalization of Enol Ethers with Alcohols under Visible Light Irradiation Using BINOLs as Photoacid Catalysts

Haonan Liu, Yueyong Chen, Deng An, Xun Zhang*, Saihu Liao*, Synlett 2022, 33, 800-804. PDF

Visible Light-Regulated Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones Using Hydroxybenzophenones as Photocatalyst

Siping Hu, Jianxu Chen, Xun Zhang, Yuying Zhang, and Saihu Liao*, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2022, 4, 3361–3368. PDF

Organocatalytic cationic degenerate chain transfer polymerization of vinyl ethers with excellent temporal control

Zan Yang, Wenpei Xiao, Xun Zhang and Saihu Liao*, Polym. Chem. 202213, 2776-2781. PDF

  *In the themed collection Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators Series

Solution [2 + 2] photopolymerization of biomassderived nonrigid biscinnamate monomers enabled by energy transfer catalysis

Yu Jiang, Qiang Ma,  Xun Zhang, Junqiang Lin and Saihu Liao*, Polym. Chem. 2022, 13, 2538-2544. PDF

Divergent isoindolinone synthesis through palladium-catalyzed isocyanide bridging C–H activation

Fulin Zhang, Ruihua Zhao, Lei Zhu, Yinghua Yu, Saihu Liao, Zhi-Xiang Wang*and Xueliang Huang*, Cell Reports Physical Science. 2022, 3, 100776. PDF

Organocatalytic, Stereoselective, Cationic Reversible Addition− Fragmentation Chain-Transfer Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers

Xun Zhang+, Zan Yang+, Yu Jiang, and Saihu Liao*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 679–684. PDF

    *Highlighted in Synfacts. link  also highlighted by X-MOL, 高分子科技公众号


Organocatalytic PET-RAFT Polymerization with ppm of Organic Photocatalyst under Visible Light
Qiang Ma, Xun Zhang, Yu Jiang, Junqiang Lin, Bernadette Graff, Siping Hu, Jacques Lalevée*, Saihu Liao*, Polym. Chem. 2022, 13, 209-219.

Radical Fluorosulfonylation: Accessing Alkenylsulfonyl Fluorides from Alkenes and Alkynes

Xingliang Nie, Saihu Liao*, Synlett 2022, 33, 401-408. (Invited SYNPACTS)

Electrochemical Oxo-Fluorosulfonylation of Alkynes under Air: A Facile Access to β-Keto Sulfonyl Fluorides

Dengfeng Chen, Xingliang Nie, Qingyuan Feng, Yingyin Zhang, Yiheng Wang, Qiuyue Wang, Lin Huang, Shenlin Huang*, Saihu Liao*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2021, 60, 27271-27276.

   *Highlighted by WileyChem, X-MOL, etc.

Organocatalytic Stereoselective Cationic Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers by Employing a Confined Brønsted Acid as the Catalyst

Zan Yang+, Xun Zhang+, Yu Jiang, Qiang Ma, Saihu Liao*, Science China Chemistry, 2022, 65, 304-308.

   *See the earlier preprint on ChemRxiv 2021, doi: 10.33774/chemrxiv-2021-qlpb. PDF 


Introducing A New Class of Sulfonyl Fluoride Hubs via Radical Chloro-Fluorosulfonylation of Alkynes

Xingliang Nie, Tianxiao Xu, Yuhao Hong, Honghai Zhang, Chenxi Mao, Saihu Liao*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2021, 60, 22035-22042. PDF  

    * "Hot Paper"; highlighted by WileyChem.

Photocatalytic Divergent Decarboxylative Amination: A Metal-Free Access to Aliphatic Amines and Hydrazines

Xianli Shu, Ruting Xu, Saihu Liao*, Sci. China Chem. 2021, 64, 1756-1762. PDF

Metal-Free Cationic Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers with Strict Temporal Control by Employing an Organophotocatalyst

Xun Zhang, Yu Jiang, Qiang Ma, Siping Hu, and Saihu Liao*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 6357-6362. PDF

    *Highlighted in Synfacts. link also highlighted by X-MOL, 高分子科技公众号

Visible light-regulated organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of lactones by harnessing excited state acidity

Xun Zhang, Qiang Ma, Yu Jiang, Siping Hu, Junfang Li, Saihu Liao*, Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 885-892. PDF

    *Selected as Polymer Chemistry Author of the Month. link

Metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization with ppm catalyst loading under sunlight

Qiang Ma, Jinshuai Song, Xun Zhang, Yu Jiang, Li Ji, Saihu Liao*, Nat. Commun. 2021, 12, 429. PDF

    *Highlighted in Nature Review Chemistry. Link.  also highlighted by 高分子科技公众号

Recent Advances in Palladium-Catalyzed Bridging C–H Activation by Using Alkenes, Alkynes or Diazo Compounds as Bridging Reagents

Fulin Zhang, Luoting Xin, Yinghua Yu, Saihu Liao*, Xueliang Huang*, Synthesis 2021, 53, 238–254. PDF

Radical Fluorosulfonylation: Accessing Alkenyl Sulfonyl Fluorides from Alkenes

Xingliang Nie, Tianxiao Xu, Jinshuai Song, Anandkumar Devaraj, Bolun Zhang, Yong Chen,  Saihu Liao*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 3956–3960. PDF 

    *Highlighted by WileyChem, X-Mol.


Decarboxylative thiolation of redox-active esters to free thiols and further diversification

Tianpeng Cao, Tianxiao Xu, Ruting Xu, Xianli Shu, Saihu Liao*, Nat. Commun. 2020, 11:5340. PDF

     *Featured in Org. Chem. Highlights.

Accessing alkyl boronic esters via visible light-mediated decarboxylative addition reactions of redox-active esters

Xianli Shu, Ruting Xu, Qiang Ma and Saihu Liao*, Org. Chem. Front. 2020, 7, 2003–2007. PDF

Visible light-mediated ring-opening polymerization of lactones based on the excited state acidity of ESPT molecules

Xun Zhang, Siping Hu, Qiang Ma, and Saihu Liao*, Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 3709–3715. PDF

Decarboxylative Thiolation of Redox-Active Esters to Thioesters by Merging Photoredox and Copper Catalysis

Tianxiao Xu, Tianpeng Cao, Mingcheng Yang, Ruting Xu, Xingliang Nie, and Saihu Liao*, Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 3692–3695. PDF

Metal-free dehydrosulfurization of thioamides to nitriles under visible light

Tianxiao Xu+, Tianpeng Cao+, Qingyuan Feng, Shenlin Huang*, and Saihu Liao,* Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 5151–5153. PDF


Imidodiphosphorimidate (IDPi) as an Efficient Organocatalyst for Controlled/Living Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones

Xun Zhang, Yu Jiang, Qiang Ma, Siping Hu, Qinggang Wang, and Saihu Liao*, Eur. Polym. J. 2020, 123: 109449. PDF



BINOLs as Visible Light Photocatalyst for Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Qiang Ma, Xun Zhang, Li Ji, Saihu Liao,* Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 6662-6668. PDF

Visible-Light-Induced Deaminative Thioesterification of Amino Acid Derived Katritzky Salts via Electron Donor–Acceptor Complex Formation

Mingcheng Yang, Tianpeng Cao, Tianxiao Xu, Saihu Liao,* Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 8673–8678. PDF

Copper-Catalyzed Nitrogenation of Aromatic and Aliphatic Aldehydes: A Direct Route to Carbamoyl Azides 

Rongbiao Wei, Liang Ge, Hongli Bao, Saihu Liao,* Yajun Li,* Synthesis 2019, 51, 4645–4649. PDF

A Rapid Access to Aliphatic Sulfonyl Fluorides

Ruting Xu, Tianxiao Xu, Mingcheng Yang, Tianpeng Cao, Saihu Liao,* Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 3752. PDF

An Efficient and Mild Route to Highly Fluorinated Polyolefins via Copolymerization of Ethylene and 5-Perfluoroalkylnorbornenes

Li Ji+, Jia-Shuai Liu+, Xiao-Yan Wang, Jun-Fang Li, Zhou Chen, Saihu Liao,* Xiu-Li Sun,* Yong Tang, Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 3604–3609. PDF

A Synthesis of Multifunctionalized Indoles from [3 + 2] Annulation of 2‑Bromocyclopropenes with Anilines

Zhu Cao+, Jian-Bo Zhu+, Lijia Wang,* Saihu Liao,* Yong Tang, Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 4097–4100. PDF


Photoexcited Perylene Diimide Radical Anions for the Reduction of Aryl Halides: A Bay-substituent Effects

Hai-Xian Gong, Zhu Cao, Saihu Liao, Mei-Jin Lin*, Org. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 2296–2302. PDF

Before FZU:


The Activation of Carboxylic Acids via Self-Assembly Asymmetric Organocatalysis: A Combined Experimental and Computational Investigation

Mattia Riccardo Monaco, D Fazzi, Nobuya Tsuji, Markus Leutzsch, Saihu Liao, W Thiel, Benjamin List*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 14740-14749. PDF


Catalytic Enantioselective Conversion of Epoxides to Thiiranes

Saihu Liao, Markus Leutzsch, Mattia Riccardo Monaco, Benjamin List*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5230-5233. PDF (Highlighted by SynFacts, Nature Chemistry)

Stereochemical Communication within a Chiral Ion Pair Catalyst

Christian Merten*, Corina H. Pollok, Saihu Liao, Benjamin List*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 8841-8845. PDF  

Asymmetric 1,2-Perfluoroalkyl Migration: Easy Access to Enantioenriched α-Hydroxy-α-perfluoroalkyl Esters

Pan Wang, Liang-Wen Feng, Lijia Wang, Jun-Fang Li, Saihu Liao, and Yong Tang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4626–4629. PDF

Asymmetric Annulation of Donor–Acceptor Cyclopropanes with Dienes

Hao Xu, Jiang-Lin Hu, Lijia Wang, Saihu Liao, and Yong Tang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8006-8009. PDF

Sidearm Strategy for Catalyst Design Based on Bisoxazolines in the Remote Control of Enantioselection and Related

Saihu Liao, Xiu-Li Sun, Yong Tang*, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 2260-2272. PDF  

A Sidearm-assisted Phosphine for Catalytic Ylide Intramolecular Cyclopropanation

Jian-Bo Zhu, Hao Chen, Saihu Liao, Yu-Xue Li* and Yong Tang*, Org. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 1035-1039. PDF  

Double γ-alkylation of allylic phosphorus ylides: a unique access to oxa-bicyclic[3.3.0] diene skeletons

Peng Wang, Saihu Liao, Jian-Bo Zhu and Yong Tang*, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 808-810. PDF  

A Highly Efficient and Enantioselective Intramolecular Cannizzaro Reaction under TOX/Cu(II) Catalysis

Pan Wang, Wen-Jie Tao, Xiu-Li Sun, Saihu Liao*, and Yong Tang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16849-16852. PDF (Highlighted by SynFacts)

Iron-Catalyzed Three-Component Reaction: Multiple C-C Bond Cleavages and Reorganizations

Peng Wang, Saihu Liao, Jian-Bo Zhu, and Yong Tang*, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 3606-3609. PDF

Reaction of trisubstituted alkenes with iron porphyrin carbenes: facile synthesis of tetrasubstituted dienes and cyclopentadienes

Peng Wang, Saihu Liao, Sunewang R. Wang, Run-Duo Gao and Yong Tang*, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 7436-7438. PDF

Ylide Hydrolysis in Tandem Reactions: A Highly Z/E-Selective Access to 3-Alkylidene Dihydrobenzofurans and Related Analogues

Jian-Bo Zhu, Peng Wang, Saihu Liao*, and Yong Tang*, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 3054-3057. PDF

Copper-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Cyclopentannulation of Indoles with Donor–Acceptor Cyclopropanes

Hu Xiong, Hao Xu, Saihu Liao, Zuowei Xie*, and Yong Tang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 7851-7854. PDF (Highlighted by SynStory)

PPh3-mediated Intramolecular Conjugation of AlkylHalides with Electron-deficient Olefins: Facile Synthesis of Chromans and Relevant Analogues

Jian-Bo Zhu, Peng Wang, Saihu Liao*, and Yong Tang*, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4570-4572. PDF

Reactions of Iron Carbenes with a,b-Unsaturated Esters by Using anUmpolung Approach: Mechanism and Applications

Peng Wang, Lin Ling, Sai-Hu Liao, Jian-Bo Zhu, Sunewang R. Wang, Yu-Xue Li*, and Yong Tang*, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 6766-6773. PDF

Highly Enantioselective [3+2] Annulation of Cyclic Enol Silyl Ethers with D-A Cyclopropanes: Accessing 3a-Hydroxy [n,3,0] Carbobicycles

Hao Xu, Jian-Ping Qu, Saihu Liao, Hu Xiong, and Yong Tang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4004-4007.

Covalent Activations: Ylides

Sai-Hu Liao, Peng Wang, Yong Tang, in Comprehensive Enantioselective Organocatalysis: Catalysts, Reactions, and Applications, P. Dalko, Ed., Wiley-VCH & Sons: Weinheim, Germany, 2013. (Book Chapter)

Highly Enantioselective [3+3] Cycloaddition of Aromatic AzomethineImines with Cyclopropanes Directed by pi–piStacking Interactions

You-Yun Zhou, Jun Li, Lin Ling, Saihu Liao, Xiu-Li Sun*, Yu-Xue Li*, Li-Jia Wang, and Yong Tang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1452-1456.

Facile and Controllable Synthesis of Multiply Substituted Benzenesvia a Formal [3+3] Cycloaddition Approach

Zhen-Cao Shu, Jian-Bo Zhu, Saihu Liao, Xiu-Li Sun, and Yong Tang*, Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 284-292.

Asymmetric Counteranion-Directed Iron Catalysis: A Highly Enantioselective Sulfoxidation

Saihu Liao and Benjamin List*, Adv. Syn. Catal. 2012, 354, 2363-2367.


The Proline-Catalyzed Mannich Reaction and the Advent of Enamine Catalysis”,

Benjamin List and Sai-Hu Liao, in Organic Chemistry–Breakthroughs and Perspectives, K. Ding, L.-X. Dai, Eds., Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 2012. (Book Chapter)

Activation of H2O2 by Chiral Confined Brønsted Acids: A Highly Enantioselective Catalytic Sulfoxidation

Saihu Liao, Ilija Čorić, Qinggang Wang, and Benjamin List*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 10765-10768. (Highlighted by SynFacts)

Highly Diastereo-and Enantioselective Cyclopropanation of 1,2-Disubstituted Alkenes

Jun Li, Sai-Hu Liao, Hu Xiong, You-Yun Zhou, Xiu-Li Sun*, Yue Zhang, Xiao-Guang Zhou, and Yong Tang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8838-8841.

Tris(oxazoline)/Copper-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkynes with Nitrones: AHighly Enantioselective Access to β-Lactams

Jiang-Hua Chen, Sai-Hu Liao, Xiu-Li Sun, Qi Shen*, and Yong Tang*, Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 5042-5045.

Asymmetric Counteranion-Directed Transition-Metal Catalysis: Enantioselective Epoxidationof Alkenes with Manganese(III)-Salen Phosphate Complexes

Saihu Liao and Benjamin List*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 628-631. (Selected as “Hot Paper”,highlightedby SynFacts)

Pyrrolidine as an Efficient Organocatalyst for Direct Aldol Reactionof Trifluoroacetaldehyde Ethyl Hemiacetal with Ketones

Fanglin Zhang, Yiyuan Peng, Saihu Liao, and Yuefa Gong*, Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 4636-4641.

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