Ardila-Fierro, K.J.,  V. André, D. Tan, M. T. Duarte, R. W. Lancaster, P. G. Karamertzanis, T. Friščić* "Molecular recognition of steroid hormones in the solid state: stark differences in cocrystallization of β-estradiol and estrone" Cryst. Growth Des. 2015, 15, 1492-1501.

Bhattacharjee, S., Basnet, M., Tufenkji, N., Ghoshal, S.* (2016) Effects of rhamnolipid and carboxymethylcellulose coatings on reactivity of palladium-doped nanoscale zerovalent iron particles, Environmental Science and Technology, 50:1812–1820.

Bushuyev, O. S., D. Tan, C. J. Barrett,* T. Friščić* "Fluorinated azobenzenes with highly strained geometries for halogen bond-driven self-assembly" CrystEngComm 2015, 17, 73-80.

K. J. Boniface, H.-B. Wang, R. R. Dykeman, A.  Cormier, S. M. Mercer, G. Liu, M. F. Cunningham and  P. G. Jessop, “CO2-switchable drying agents", Green Chem. (2016) 18, 208-213.

Dai, X.-J.; Li, C.-J. “En Route to a Practical Primary Alcohol Deoxygenation”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5433−5440.

Do, J.-L., C. Mottillo, D. Tan, V. Štrukil, T. Friščić* "Mechanochemical ruthenium-catalysed olefin metathesis" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2476-2479.

Erythropel, H., S. Shipley, A. Börmann, J. Nicell, M. Maric and R. Leask (in press) Designing green plasticizers: Influence of molecule geometry and alkyl chain length on the plasticizing effectiveness of diester plasticizers in PVC blends. Polymer. 89, 18–27.  (submitted December 21, 2015, accepted February 14, 2016).

Guan, J., Hachey, M., Puri, L., Howieson, V., Saliba, K. J., Auclair*, K. A cross metathesis approach to novel pantothenamides derivatives. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2016, 12, 963-968.

Hammerer, F., Chang, J., Duncan, D., Ruis, Angel C., Auclair*, K. Small molecule restores itaconaye sensitivity in Salmonella enterica: a potential new approach to treat bacterial infections. ChemBioChem, Accepted for publication on 23 May 2016, cbic.201600078.

Huang, Z.; Askari, M.; Dai, T.-Y.; Esguerra, K. V.; Kwon, O.; Ottenwaelder, X.; Lumb, J.-P.* “Adapting a Catalytic Aerobic Dearomatization of Phenols to the Synthesis of Oxindoles.” Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 358-369.

Huskić, I., J.-C. Christopherson, K. Užarević*, T. Friščić* "In situ monitoring of vapour-induced assembly of pharmaceutical cocrystals using a benchtop powder X-ray diffractometer" Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 5120-5123.

Julien, P. A., K. Užarević, A. D. Katsenis, S. A. J. Kimber, T. C. Wang, O. K. Farha, Y. Zhang, J. Casaban, L. Germann, M. Etter, R. E. Dinnebier, S. L. James*, I. Halasz*, T. Friščić* "In situ monitoring and mechanism of the mechanochemical formation of a microporous MOF-74 framework" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2929-2932.

Kandel, R., K. Huynh, L. Dalgliesh, R. Wang, and P. G. Jessop, “Contrasting Connectivity of Amidine and Phosphaamidine (1,3-P,N) Cu(I) complexes", Inorg. Chim. Acta (2016) 445, 117-123.

Korpany, K., C. Mottillo, J. Balchelder, P. Dong, S. Trudel, T. Friščić*, A. S. Blum* "One-step switching from hydrophobic to water-stable hydrophilic superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles by mechanochemical milling ligand exchange" Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 3054-3057.

Kaushik, M., A. Y. Li, R. Hudson, M. Masnadi, C.-J. Li, A. Moores,* “Reversing aggregation: Direct synthesis of nanocatalysts from bulk metal. Cellulose nanocrystals as active support to access efficient hydrogenation silver nanocatalysts”, Green Chem. 2016, 18 (1), 129-133.

Kaushik, M., A. Moores,* “Review: Nanocellulose as versatile supports for metal nanoparticles and their applications in catalysis”, Green Chem. 2016, 18 (1), 622-637.

Li, A. Y., M. Kaushik,, C.-J. Li,* A. Moores,* “Microwave-assisted, atom-economical synthesis of magnetically separable carboxymethylcellulose-embedded Ag-Fe3O4 nanocatalysts for the selective hydrogenation and oxidation of carbonyl in water”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016, 4 (3), 965–973. (Invited contribution to the Festschrift issue in Honor of Rajender S. Varma).

Li, J., Rajajayavel, S.C.R., Ghoshal, S.* (2016) Transport of polyelectrolyte-coated zerovalent iron nanoparticles in a sand tank: Effects of sand grain size, nanoparticle concentration and injection velocity. Chemosphere. 150: 8-16.

Li, L.; Liu, W.; Mu, X.; Mi, Z.; Li, C.-J. “Metal Catalyst Free Iodination of Aryl Halides: a Simple and Clean Photo-induced Aromatic-Finkelstein-Iodination under Very Mild Conditions”, Nature Protocol, 2016, 0000.

Li, L.; Mu, X.; Liu, W.; Wang, Y.; Mi, Z.; Li, C.-J. “Simple and Clean Photo-induced Aromatic Trifluoromethylation Reaction” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5809−5812.

Liu, W.; Chen, Z.; Li, L.; Wang, H.; Li, C.-J. “Transition-metal-free coupling of alkynes with bromo carbonyl compounds: an efficient approach towards β,γ-alkynoates and allenoates”, Chem. Eur. J, 2016, 22, 5888-5893.

Liu, W.; Wang, H.; Li, C.-J. “Metal-Free Markovnikov-Type Alkyne Hydration under Mild Conditions”, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 2184–2187.

Liu, W.; Zhu, Y.; Li, C.-J. “Pd-catalyzed homo cross-dehydrogenative coupling of 2-arylpyridines by using I2 as the sole oxidant”, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 1616-1621.  (Invited Feature Article).

Mariaule, G., Stéphane De Cesco, Francesco Airaghi, Jerry Kurian, Paolo Schiavini, Sylvain Rocheleau, Igor Huskić, Karine Auclair, Anthony Mittermaier, and Nicolas Moitessier*.N. 3-Oxo-hexahydro-1H-isoindole-4-carboxylic acid as a drug chiral bicyclic scaffold and its application to the preparation of conformationally constrained covalent and non-covalent prolyl oligopeptidase inhibitors. J. Med. Chem., 2016, 59 (9), pp 4221–4234.

Mottillo, C., T. Friščić* "Supramolecular imidazolium frameworks: direct analogues of metal azolate frameworks with a charge-inverted node-and-linker structure" Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 8924-8927. (back journal cover)

Quesnel, J.S., A. Fabrikant, B. A. Arndtsen*  “A Flexible Approach to Pd-Catalyzed Carbonylations via Aroyl Dimethyamiopyridinium Salts”  Chemical Science, 2016, 7, 295.

Rak, M., T. Friscic, A. Moores,* “One-step, atom-economical and energy-efficient mechanochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles infused lignin composites used as highly active multidrug resistant antibacterial filters”, RSC Adv. 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA03711A.

Tan, D., L. Loots, T. Friščić* "Medicinal mechanochemistry: evolution of milling from pharmaceutical solid form screening to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) synthesis" Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02015A

Užarević, K.,* V. Štrukil, C. Mottillo, P. A. Julien, A. Puškarić, T. Friščić,* I. Halasz* " Exploring the effect of temperature on a mechanochemical reaction by in situ synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction" Cryst. Growth Des. 2016, 16, 2342-2347.


Albertson, A. K. F.; Lumb, J. P. "A Bio-Inspired Total Synthesis of Tetrahydrofuran Lignans." Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 2204. The work was highlighted as a Synfact of the Month.

Ang, M.T.C.,  L. Phan, A. K. Alshamrani, J. R. Harjani, R. Wang, G. Schatte, N. J. Mosey and  P. G. Jessop, “Contrasting Reactivity of CS2 with Cyclic Amidines versus Acyclic Amidines", Eur. J. Org. Chem. (2015) 7334-7343.

Askari, M.S.; Esguerra, K.V.N.; Lumb, J.P. A Biomimetic Mechanism for the Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxygenation of 4-tert-Butylphenol. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 8665-8672.

Chen, Z.;. Zeng, H.; Girard S. A.; Wang, F.; Chen, N.; Li, C.-J. “Formal Direct Cross-Coupling of Phenols with Amines”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14487–14491. (highlighted by Chem. Eng. News, November 16, 2015, Synfact 2016, 12, 0205).

Chen, Z.; Zeng, H.; Gong, H.; Wang, H.; Li, C.-J. “Palladium-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Phenols with Anilines and Anilines: Efficient Conversion of Phenolic Lignin Model Monomers and Analogues to Cyclohexylamines”, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 4174-4178.

Erythropel, H.C., T. Brown, M. Maric, J. Nicell, D. Cooper, and R. Leask (2015) Designing greener plasticizers: Effects of alkyl chain length and branching on the biodegradation of maleate based plasticizers. Chemosphere 134, 106–112 (submitted October 3, 2014, resubmitted Jan, 2014, accepted April 8, 2015).

Gong, H.; Zeng, H.; Zhou, F.; Li, C.-J. “Rh(I)-Catalyzed Regiospecific Dimerization of Aromatic Acids via Direct Twofold C-H Bond Activations under Air in Water”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 5718-5721.

Huang, Z.; Kwon, O.; Esguerra, K. V. N.; Lumb, J. P.* “A Divergent and Selective Synthesis of ortho- and para-Quinones from Phenols.” Tetrahedron 2015, 71, 5871-5885. Invited Submission for a Special Issue in honor of Professor Barry Trost’s receipt of the Tetrahedron Prize.

Hudson, R., V. Chazelle, M. Bateman, R. Roy, C.J. Li,* A. Moores,* “Sustainable synthesis of magnetic ruthenium-coated iron nanoparticles and application in the catalytic transfer hydrogenation of ketones”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2015, 3 (5), 814–820.

Li, J., Bhattacharjee, S., Ghoshal, S.* (2015) The effects of viscosity of carboxymethyl cellulose on aggregation and transport of nanoscale zerovalent iron. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 481:451-459.

Katsenis, A. D., A. Puškarić, V. Štrukil, C. Mottillo, P. A. Julien, K. Užarević, M.-H. Pham, T.-O. Do, S. A. J.  Kimber, P. Lazić, O. Magdysyuk, R. E. Dinnebier, I. Halasz,*, T. Friščić* "In situ X-ray diffraction monitoring of a mechanochemical reaction reveals a unique-topology metal-organic framework" Nature Commun. 2015 6:6662.

Kaushik, M., H. M. Friedman, M. Bateman, A. Moores,* “Cellulose Nanocrystals as non-innocent Support to the Synthesis of Ruthenium Nanoparticles and their Application to Arene Hydrogenation”, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 53207-53210. (Invited contribution to the themed issue entitled “Advanced nanomaterials – sustainable preparation and their catalytic applications”)

Kaushik, M., K. Basu, C. Benoit, C.M. Cirtiu, H. Vali, A. Moores,* “Cellulose Nanocrystals as chiral inducers: Enantioselective catalysis and Transmission Electron Microscopy 3D Characterization”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (19), 6124–6127.

Leitch, D.C., L. V. Kayser, Z. Y. Han, A. R. Siamaki, E. N. Keyzer, A. Gefen, B. A. Arndtsen* “A Palladium Catalyzed Multicomponent Coupling Approach to Conjugated Poly(1,3-Dipoles) and Polyheterocycles” Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 7411.

Li, L.; Liu, W.; Zeng, H.; Mu, X.; Cosa, G.; Mi, Z.; Li, C.-J., “Photo-Induced Metal Catalyst-Free Aromatic Finkelstein Reaction”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8328-8331. (highlighted by Chem. Eng. News, June 29, 2015)(JACS Spotlight, July 2015).

Li, L.; Mu, X.; Liu, W.; Mi, Z.; Li, C.-J., “A Simple and Efficient System for Combined Solar-Energy Harvesting and Reversible Hydrogen Storage”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 7576–7579. (highlighted by Phys.Org, June, 2015)

Liu, M.; Zeng, H.; Li, C.-J. “Silver(I) as a Widely Applicable, Homogeneous Catalyst for Aerobic Oxidation of Aldehydes towards Carboxylic Acids in Water-----‘Silver Mirror’: from Stoichiometric to Catalytic”, Sciences Adv. 2015, 1, e1500020. (The new sister journal by Sciences of AAAS)(Highlighted by:  German National Radio-March 30th, 2015).

Liu, W.; Li, L.; Chen, Z.; Li, C.-J. “Transition-Metal-Free Heck-type Reaction between Alkenes and Alkyl Iodides Enabled by Light in Water”, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 6170 - 6174.

Liu, W.; Li, L.; Li, C.-J. “Empowering a Transition-Metal–Free Coupling between Alkyne and Alkyl iodide with Light in Water”, Nature Commun., 2015, 6, 6526.

Masnadi, M., N. Braidy,* A. Moores,* “Cu(II) Galvanic Reduction and Deposition onto Iron Nano- and Micro-Particles: Resulting Morphologies and growth Mechanisms”, Langmuir 2015, 31(2), 789-798.

Querard, P.; Girard, S. A.; Uhlig, N.; Li, C.-J. “Gold-Catalyzed Tandem Reactions of Amide-Aldehyde-Alkyne Coupling and Cyclization - Synthesis of 2,4,5-Trisubstituted Oxazoles”, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 7332 – 7335.

Quesnel, J.S., L. V. Kayser, B. A. Arndtsen* Acid Chloride Synthesis via the Palladium_Catalyzed Chlorocarbonylation of Aryl Bromides”  Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 9550.

Rajajayavel, S.C.R., Ghoshal, S.* (2015) Enhanced reductive dechlorination of trichloroethylene by sulfidated nanoscale zero valent iron. Water Research. 78:144-153

Rangelov, S. and J. Nicell (2015) A model of the transient kinetics of laccase-catalyzed oxidation of phenol at micromolar concentrations. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 99, 1–15 (submitted November 24, 2014, accepted February 26, 2015).

Schiavini, P., Pottel, J., Moitessier*, N., Auclair*, K. Metabolic instability of cyanothiazolidine-based prolyl oligopeptidase inhibitors: a Structural assignment challenge and potential medicinal chemistry implications. ChemMedChem 2015, 10, 1174-1183.

Tjutrins, J., B. A. Arndtsen*  “An Electrophilic Approach to the Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Functionalization of Heterocycles”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 12050.

Tjutrins, J., J. L. Shao, V. Yempally, A. A. Bengali, B. A. Arndtsen* “A Nickel-Based, Tandem Catalytic Approach to Isoindolinones from Imines, Aryl Iodides and CO” Organometallics, 2015, 34, 1802.

Xu, B., J-.P. Lumb*, B. A. Arndtsen* “A TEMPO-free Copper Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 4208.

Wang, Y. C.; AlOtaibi, B.; Chowdhury, F. A.; Fan, S. Z.; Kibria, M. G.; Li, L.; Li, C.-J.;  Mi, Z. T. “Photoelectrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Using Ge Doped GaN Nanowire Photoanodes” APL Mater. 2015, 3, 116106.


Amirkhany, A., & Maguire, S. 2014. “Grief and institutional disruption.“ Academy of Management Review.

Bushuyev, O. S.; D. Tan, C. J. Barrett,* T. Friščić* "Fluorinated azobenzenes with highly strained geometries for halogen bond-driven self-assembly" CrystEngComm 2014, 16 (DOI:10.1039/C4CE01216J).

Dai, X.-J.; Li, C.-J. “Oxidative Functionalization of C-H Bonds Adjacent to a Nitrogen Atom” in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, Ed. II, V. 7, Eds. Molander, G. A. and Knochel, P.; Elsevier, Oxford, 2014, pp. 242-261.

Esguerra, K. V. N.; Fall, Y.; Petitjean, L. Lumb, J. P. “Controlling the Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Phenols.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7662.

Esguerra, K. V. N.; Fall, Y.; Lumb, J. P. “A Biomimetic Catalytic Aerobic Functionalization of Phenols.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 5877.

Girard, S. A.; Knauber, T.; Li, C.-J. “The Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling of Csp3-H Bonds: A Versatile Strategy for C-C Bond Formations” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 74-100.

Halasz, I.; T. Friščić*; S. A. Kimber; K. Užarević; A. Puškarić; C. Mottillo, P. Julien, V. Štrukil, V. Honkimäki and R. E. Dinnebier "Quantitative in situ and real-time monitoring of mechanochemical reactions" Faraday Discuss. 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00013G.

Hernández, J. G.; N. A. J. Macdonald; C. Mottillo; I. S. Butler and T. Friščić. "A mechanochemical strategy for oxidative addition: remarkable yields and stereoselectivity in the halogenation of organometallic Re(I) complexes" Green Chem. 2014, 16, 1087-1092.

Hernández, J. G.; I. S. Butler*, T. Friščić* "Multi-step and multi-component organometallic synthesis in one pot using orthogonal mechanochemical reactions" Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 3576-3582.

Hoegl, A., Darabi, H., Tran, E., Awuah, E., Kerdo, E., Saliba, K. J., Auclair*, K. Stereochemical modification of geminal dialkyl substituents on pantothenamides alters antimicrobial activity. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2014, 24, 3274-3277.

Hudson, R.; Feng, Y.; Varma, R.S.; Moores, A. “Bare Magnetic Nanoparticles: Sustainable Synthesis and Applications in Catalytic Organic Transformations”, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 4493-4505.

Ishikawa, S.; Reuben, H.; Masnadi Khiabani, M.; Bateman, M.; Castonguay, A.; Moores*, A; Li, C.-J.  “Cyclopropanation of diazoesters with styrene derivatives catalyzed by magnetically recoverable copper-plated iron nanoparticles”, Tetrahedron, 2014, 70, 36, 6162–6168. (Invited contribution to the special “Nanotek for organic synthesis, and organic synthesis for nanotek”).

M. Kaushik, W. C. Chen, T. G. M. van de Ven, A. Moores*, “Imaging Cellulose Nanocrystals by Transmission Electron Spectroscopy”, Nordic Pulp and Paper Res. J., 2014, 29 (1), 77-84. (Invited contribution to the special on Nanocellulose)

Li, L.; Fan, S.; Mu, X.; Mi, Z.; Li, C.-J. “Efficient and Selective Conversion of Methane into Benzene”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7793-7796. (highlighted by Chem. Eng. News, June 9, 2014).

Li, L.; Mu, X.; Liu, W.; Kong, X.; Fan, S.; Mi, Z.; Li, C.-J. “Thermal Non-Oxidative Aromatization of Light Alkanes Catalyzed by Gallium Nitride”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 0000.

J. Lietard, M.R. Hassler,  and M.J. Damha (2014) An orthogonal photolabile linker for the complete "on-support" synthesis/fast deprotection/hybridization of RNA, Chemical Communications, 50: 15063-15066.

Liu, M.; Zhou, F.; Jia, Z.; Li, C.-J. “A Silver-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Aldehyde in Air and Water”, Org. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 161-166.

Morin,M.S.T.; B. A. Arndtsen. “Chiral Phosphorus-Based 1,3-Dipoles:  A Modular Approach to Enantioselective 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition and 2-Pyrroline  Synthesis”  Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 1056.

Mottillo, C.; T. Friščić. "Carbon dioxide sensitivity of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7471-7474.

Polic, V., Auclair*, K. Controlling substrate specificity and product regio- and stereo-selectivities of P450 enzymes without mutagenesis. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2014.06.034.

Qi, F.; R. Stein; T. Friščić. "Mimicking mineral neogenesis for the clean synthesis of metal-organic materials from mineral feedstocks: coordination polymers, MOFs and metal oxide separation" Green Chem. 2014, 16, 121-132 (hot article).

Rak, M.J.; N. K. Saade; T. Friščić and A. Moores. "Mechanosynthesis of Ultra-small Monodisperse Amine-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles with Controllable Size," Green Chem. 2014, 16, 86-89.

Rak, M. J.; T. Friščić; A. Moores. “Mechanochemical synthesis of Au, Pd, Ru and Re nanoparticles with lignin as a bio-based reducing agent and stabilizing matrix”, Faraday Discuss. 2014, DOI:10.1039/C4FD00053F.

Rak, M. J.; M. Lerro; A. Moores,* “Hollow Iron Oxide Nanoparticles are Selective Oxidation Catalysts of Styrene using Molecular Oxygen”, Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 12482-12485.

Sharma, A.; Mejia, D.; Regnaud, A.; Uhlig, N.; Li, C.-J,; Maysinger, D.; Kakkar, A. “Combined A3 Coupling and Click Chemistry Approach for the Synthesis of Dendrimer-Based Biological Tools” ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 3, 1079–1083.

Shi, X. Y.; Renzetti, A.; Kundu, S.; Li, C.-J., “A Novel Rhodium-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization: Direct Synthesis of N-Substituted Phthalimides from Isocyanates and Aromatic Acids”, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 723-728.

Tan, D.; C. Mottillo, A. D. Katsenis, V. Štrukil, T. Friščić. "Development of a New C-N Coupling using Mechanochemistry: Catalytic Coupling of Arylsulfonamides and Carbodiimides" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9321-9324.

Tan, D.; V. Štrukil; C. Mottillo; T. Friščić. "Mechanosynthesis of pharmaceutically relevant sulfonyl-(thio)ureas" Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 5248-5250. (invited for the 2014 Emerging Investigator theme issue).

Uhlig, N.; Li, C.-J. “Aniline Carbamates: A Versatile and Removable Motif for Palladium-Catalyzed Directed C-H Activation”, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 12066-12070.

Xu, B.; B. A. Arndtsen. “Palladium Catalyzed Stille-Type Coupling of N-Acyl Iminium Ions with Distannanes:  A Multicomponent Synthesis of -Amidostannanes” ACS Catal, 2014, 4, 843.

Zeng, H.; Li, C.-J. “Rodeo-Rhodium:  Completely Switching the Directional Selectivity in the Annulation of 2-Hydroxylaldehydes with Alkynes”, Angew. Chem,. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13862.

Zhou, F.; Chen, L.; Li, C.-J. “Palladium-catalyzed 1,4-Addition of Terminal Alkynes to Conjugated Enones”, Org. Synth. 2014, 91, 72-82.

Zhou, F.; Li, C.-J. “The Barbier-Grignard-Type Arylation of Aldehydes Using Unactivated Aryl Halides in Water”, Nature Commun., 2014, 5254. (highlighted by Chem. Eng. News, June 30, 2014).



Affan, M. A.; P. G. Jessop, M. A. Salam, S. N. B. A. Halim, E. R. T. Tiekink. “2 (Benzothiazol-2-yliminomethyl)-6-methoxyphenol - a new monoclinic polymorph”, Acta Cryst. E (2013) 69, o1273.

G.F. Deleavey, F. Frank, M. Hassler, B. Nagar and M.J. Damha (2013). The 5'-binding MID domain of hAGO2 tolerates chemically modified nucleotide analogues, Nucleic Acids Therapeutics, 23: 81-87.

Girard, S. A.; Knauber, T.; Li, C.-J. “The Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling of Csp3-H Bonds: A Versatile Strategy for C-C Bond Formations” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 0000.

Huang, J.-L; Dai, X.-J.; Li, C.-J. “An Iridium-Catalyzed Dehydroxylation of Alcohols”, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 6496-6500.

Hudson, R.; Hamasaka, G .; Osako, T.; Yamada, Y. M. A.; Li, C.-J.; Uozumi, Y. ; Moores, A. “Highly efficient iron(0) nanoparticle-catalyzed hydrogenation in water in flow” Green Chemistry, 2013, 15, 2141-2148.

Hudson, R, S. Ishikawa, C.J. Li,* A. Moores,* “Magnetically Recoverable CuFe2O4 Nanoparticles as Highly Active Catalysts for Csp3-Csp and Csp3-Csp3 Oxidative Cross Dehydrogenative Coupling”, Synlett 2013, 24, 1637-1642.

Jia, Z.; Liu, M.; Li, X.; Chan, A. S. C.; Li, C.-J. “Highly Efficient Reduction of Aldehyde with Silanes in Water Catalyzed by Silver”. Synlett 2013; 24(16): 2049-2056
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1339660.

Jia, Z.; Zhou, F.; Liu, M.; Li, X.; Chan, A. S. C.; Li, C.-J. “Silver-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Aldehydes in Water”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 5211871-11874.

Marie S. T. Morin, Daniel J. St-Cyr, Bruce A. Arndtsen, Elizabeth H. Krenske, and K. N. Houk, "Modular Mesoionics: Understanding and Controlling Regioselectivity in 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Münchnone Derivatives" , J. Am. Chem. Soc. ( 2013), 135 (46), 17349–17358.

M. S. T. Morin, S. Aly, B. A. Arndtsen* “Phosphonite Mediated 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition as a Route to Polycyclic 2-Pyrrolines from Imines, Acid Chlorides and Alkenes” Chem. Comm, 2013, 49, 883.

M. S. T. Morin, Y. Lu, D. A. Black, B. A. Arndtsen* “Copper Catalyzed Petasis-Type Reaction: A General Route to α-Substituted Amides From Imines, Acid Chlorides and Organoboron Reagents” J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 2013.

C. Mottillo, Y. Lu, M.-H. Pham, M. J. Cliffe, T.-O. Do, T. Friščić* "Mineral neogenesis as an inspiration for the synthesis of microporous materials: Self-assembly of open metal-organic frameworks from ZnO and CoO" Green Chemistry 2013, 15, 2121-2131 (hot article) (Full Paper)

J. S. Quesnel, B. A. Arndtsen*. “Transition Metal Catalyzed Multicomponent Coupling Reactions with Imines and Acid Chlorides”. Pure and Applied Chem (Invited), 2013, 85, 377.

F. Qi, R. Stein, T. Friščić* "Mimicking mineral neogenesis for the clean synthesis of metal-organic materials from mineral feedstocks: coordination polymers, MOFs and metal oxide separation" Green Chem. 2013, 15, DOI:10.1039/C3GC41370E (full paper).

M. J. Rak, N. K. Saade, T. Friščić and A. Moores* "Mechanochemical Synthesis of Ultrasmall Monodisperse Amine-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles with Controllable Size" Green Chem. 2013, 15, (accepted, manuscript ID: GC-COM-09-2013-041827) 

Zhou, F.; M.-O. Simon, Li, C.-J. “Transition-Metal-Free One-Pot Synthesis of Biaryls from Grignard Reagents and Substituted Cyclohexanones” Chem. Eur. J, 2013, 19, 7151-7155.


M. J. C. Cliffe, C. Mottillo, R. S. Stein, D.-K. Bučar, T. Friščić* "Accelerated aging: a low energy, solvent-free alternative to solvothermal and mechanochemical synthesis of metal-organic materials" Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 2495-2500. (Full paper)

Girard,S. A.; Hu, X.; Knauber, T.; Zhou, F.; Simon, M.-O.; Deng, G.-J.; Li, C.-J. “Pd-Catalyzed Synthesis of Aryl Amines via Oxidative Aromatization of Cyclic Ketones and Amines with Molecular Oxygen”, Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5606-5609.

R. Hudson, C. J. Li,* A. Moores,* “Magnetic copper–iron nanoparticles as simple heterogeneous catalysts for the azide–alkyne click reaction in water”, Green Chem. 2012, 14, 622-624.

Ishikawa, S.; Hudson, R.; Moores, A.; Li, C.-J. “Ligand Modified CuFe2O4 Nanoparticles as Magnetically Recoverable and Reusable Catalyst for Azide-Alkyne Click Condensation”, (invited article for a special issue honoring Prof. Negishi) Heterocycles 2012, 86 (2), 1023-1030.

Simon, M.-O.; Girard, S. A.; Li, C.-J. “Catalytic Aerobic Synthesis of Aromatic Ethers from Non-Aromatic Precursors”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7537-7540. (Highlighted in Science, Editor’s Choice, 2012, August 10)

V. Štrukil, M. D. Igrc, L. Fábián, M. Eckert-Maksić,* S. L. Childs, D. G. Reid, M. J. Duer, I. Halasz, C. Mottillo, T. Friščić* "A model for a solvent-free synthetic organic research laboratory: click-mechanosynthesis and structural characterization of thioureas without bulk solvents" Green Chem. 2012, 14, 2462-2473 (journal cover) (Full Paper)

Uhlig, N.; Li, C.-J. “Site-specific Modification of Amino Acids and Peptides by the Aldehyde-Alkyne-Amine (A3) Coupling under Ambient Aqueous Conditions”, Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 3000-3003.

B. Xu, K. Worrall, B. A. Arndtsen*  “Palladium-Catalyzed Multicomponent Synthesis of 2-Imidazoles from Imines and Acid Chlorides”  Molecules (Invited) 2012, 17, 13759.




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