Renhua Zheng, Youliang Wang, and Liming Zhang “Ruthenium-catalyzed rearrangement of propargyl sulfoxides: formation of α,β-unsaturated thioesters” Tetrahedron Lett. 201456, 3144–3146[Link]


Kegong Ji, Zhitong Zheng, Zhixun Wang, and Liming Zhang “Enantioselective Oxidative Gold Catalysis Enabled by a Designed Chiral P,N-Bidentate Ligand” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201454, 1245-1249[Link]


Kegong Ji, Brendan D’Souza, Jon Nelson, Liming Zhang “Gold-catalyzed oxidation of propargylic ethers with internal C–C triple bonds: Impressive regioselectivity enabled by inductive effect” J. Organometallic Chem. 2014770, 142-145 [Link]


Youliang Wang, Zhitong Zheng, Liming Zhang “Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidative Transformations of Terminal Alkynes to Ketenes By Using Tethered Sulfoxides: Access to β-Lactams and Cyclobutanones” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 9572-9576 [Link]


Zhitong Zheng, Mollie Touve, Josue Barnes, Norbert Reich and Liming Zhang “Synthesis-Enabled Probing of Mitosene Structural Space Leads to Improved IC50 over Mitomycin C” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 9302-9305[Link]


Zhixun Wang, Yanzhao Wang and Liming Zhang “Soft Propargylic Deprotonation: Designed Ligand Enables Au-Catalyzed Isomerization of Alkynes to 1,3-Dienes” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2014136, 8887–8890 [Link]


Gongde Wu, Renhua Zheng, Jonathan Nelson and Liming Zhang “One-Step Synthesis of Methanesulfonyloxymethyl Ketones via Gold-Catalyzed Oxidation of Terminal Alkynes: A Combination of Ligand and Counter Anion Enables High Efficiency and a One-Pot Synthesis of 2,4-Disubstituted Thiazoles” Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014356, 1229 [Link]


Yanzhao Wang, Zhixun Wang, Yuxue Li, Gongde Wu, Zheng Cao and Liming Zhang “A general ligand design for gold catalysis allowing ligand-directed anti-nucleophilic attack of alkynes” Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 3470 [Link]


Jiabin Li, Kegong Ji, Renhua Zheng, Jonathan Nelson and Liming Zhang “Expanding the horizon of intermolecular trapping of in situ generated α-oxo gold carbenes: efficient oxidative union of allylic sulfides and terminal alkynes via C–C bond formation” Chem. Commun.201450, 4130-4133 [Link]


Kegong Ji and Liming Zhang “A non-diazo strategy to cyclopropanation via oxidatively generated gold carbene: The benefit of a conformationally rigid P,N-bidentate ligand”Org. Chem. Front.20141, 34-38 [Link]


Zhitong Zheng, Hangfei Tu amd Liming Zhang “One-Pot Synthesis of Fused Pyrroles through a Key Gold-Catalysis-Triggered Cascade” Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 2445-2448 [Link]


Liming Zhang “A Non-Diazo Approach to α-Oxo Gold Carbenes via Gold-Catalyzed Alkyne Oxidation” Acc. Chem. Res.201447, 877-888 [Link]


Kegong Ji, Jonathan Nelson, and Liming Zhang “Gold-catalyzed regioselective oxidation of propargylic carboxylates: a reliable access to α-carboxy-α,β-unsaturated ketones/aldehydes” Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2013, 9, 1925–1930 [Link]


Youliang Wang, Akop Yepremyan, Subir Ghorai, Robert Todd, Donald H. Aue and Liming Zhang “Gold-Catalyzed Cyclizations of cis-Enediynes: Insights into the Nature of Gold–Aryne Interactions” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201352, 7795 –7799 [Link]


Biao Lu, Yuxue Li, Youliang Wang, Donald H. Aue, Yingdong Luo and Liming Zhang “[3,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangement versus Carbene Formation in Gold-Catalyzed Transformations of Alkynyl Aryl Sulfoxides: Mechanistic Studies and Expanded Reaction Scope” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2013135, 8512-8524 [Link]


Kegong Ji, Yulong Zhao and Liming Zhang “Optimizing P,N-Bidentate Ligands for Oxidative Gold Catalysis: Efficient Intermolecular Trapping of α-Oxo Gold Carbenes by Carboxylic Acids” AngewChemIntEd201352, 6508-6512 [Link]


Yanzhao Wang  Lianzhu Liu and Liming Zhang “Combining Zn ion catalysis with homogeneous gold catalysis: an efficient annulation approach to N-protected indoles” Chem. Sci.20134, 739-746 [Link]


Yingdong Luo, Kegong Ji, Yuxue Li, and Liming Zhang “Tempering the Reactivities of Postulated α-Oxo Gold Carbenes Using Bidentate Ligands: Implication of Tricoordinated Gold Intermediates and the Development of an Expedient Bimolecular Assembly of 2,4-Disubstituted Oxazoles” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 17412-17415[Link]


Yuanjing Xiao, and Liming Zhang “Synthesis of Bicyclic Imidazoles via [2 + 3] Cycloaddition between Nitriles and Regioselectively Generated α-Imino Gold Carbene Intermediates” OrgLett201214, 4662-4665 [Link]


Ze-Yi Yan, Yuanjing Xiao, and Liming Zhang ” Gold-Catalyzed One-Step Construction of 2,3-Dihydro-1H-Pyrrolizines with an Electron-Withdrawing group in the 5-position: A Formal Synthesis of 7-Methoxymitosene”AngewChemIntEd2012, 51, 8624–8627[link]


Lianzhu Liu, Yanzhao Wang, and Liming Zhang. ” Formal Synthesis of 7-Methoxymitosene and Synthesis of its Analog via a Key PtCl2-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization”. OrgLett2012, 4662-4665 [Link]


Lianzhu Liu and Liming Zhang. ‘Access to Electron-Rich Arene-Fused Hexahydroquinolizinones through a Gold-Catalysis-Initiated Cascade Process’. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7301-7304 [Link]


Yanzhao Wang, Kegong Ji, Sylvester Lan, and Liming Zhang. ‘Rapid Access to Chroman-3-ones through Gold-Catalyzed Oxidation of Propargyl Aryl Ethers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 1915–1918 [Link]


Sun, S.; Knoll, J.; Luo, Y.; Zhang, L.. ‘Gold-Catalyzed Regioselective Dimerization of Aliphatic Terminal Alkynes’ Synlett. 2012, 1, 54-56. [Link]


Weimin He, Longyong Xie, Yingying Xu, Jiannan Xiang and Liming Zhang “Electrophilicity of α-oxo gold carbene intermediates: halogen abstractions from halogenated solvents leading to the formation of chloro/bromomethyl ketones” Org. Biomol. Chem.201210, 3168-3171[Link]


Noey, E. L.; Luo,Y.; Zhang, L.; Houk, K. N. ‘Mechanism of Gold(I)-Catalyzed Rearrangements of AcetylenicAmine-N-Oxides: Computational Investigations Lead to a New Mechanism Confirmed by Experiment.’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011134, 1078-1084 [Link]


Ye, L.; Wang, Y.; Aue, D. H.; Zhang, L. ‘Experimental and Computational Evidence for Gold Vinylidenes: Generation from Terminal Alkynes via a Bifurcation Pathway and Facile C−H Insertions.’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011,134, 31-34 [Link]


Biao Lu, Yingdong Luo, Lianzhu Liu, Longwu Ye, Yanzhao Wang, and Liming Zhang. ‘Umpolung Reactivity of Indole through Gold Catalysis.’ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 8358. [Link]


Yanzhao Wang, Longwu Ye and Liming Zhang. ‘ Au-catalyzed synthesis of 2-alkylindoles from N-arylhydroxylamines and terminal alkynes’ Chem. Comm. 2011, 47, 7815-7817. [Link]


Weimin He, Chaoqun Li, and Liming Zhang. “An Efficient [2 + 2 + 1] Synthesis of 2,5-Disubstituted Oxazoles via Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular Alkyne Oxidation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 8482. [Link]


Yingdong Luo, Guozhu Zhang, Erik S. Hwang, Thomas A. Wilcoxon and Liming Zhang “Gold-catalyzed regioselective oxidation of terminal allenes: formation of α-methanesulfonyloxy methyl ketones” Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 596 [Link]


Zhang, G.; Luo, Y.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, L. “Combining Gold(I)/Gold(III) Catalysis and C[BOND]H Functionalization: A Formal Intramolecular [3+2] Annulation towards Tricyclic Indolines and Mechanistic Studies” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 4450. [Link]


Ye, L.; He, W.; Zhang, L. “A Flexible and Stereoselective Synthesis of Azetidin-3-ones through Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular Oxidation of Alkynes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 3236 [Link]


Li, C.; Zhang, L. ” Gold-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer to Activated Alkynes: Formation of α,β-Unsaturated Amidines” Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 1738. [Link]


Wang, Y.; Lu, B.; Zhang, L. “The use of Br/Cl to promote regioselective gold-catalyzed rearrangement of propargylic carboxylates: an efficient synthesis of (1Z, 3E)-1-bromo/chloro-2-carboxy-1,3-dienes” Chem. Commun. 201046, 9179-9181. [Link]


Cui, L.;Li, C.; Zhang, L. “A Modular, Efficient, and Stereoselective Synthesis of Substituted Piperidin-4-ols” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010,49, 9178. [Link]


Lu, B.; Li, C.; Zhang, L. “Gold-Catalyzed Highly Regioselective Oxidation of C-C Triple Bonds without Acid additives: Propargyl Moieties as Masked α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyls” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 14070-14072. [Link]


Ye, L.; He, W.; Zhang, L. “Gold-Catalyzed One-Step Practical Synthesis of Oxetan-3-ones from Readily Available Propargylic Alcohols” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 8550-8551. [Link]


Cui, L.; Ye, L.; Zhang, L. “Gold-catalyzed efficient synthesis of azepan-4-ones via a two-step [5+2] annulation” Chem. Commun. 201046, 3351-3353[Link]



Ye, L.; Cui, L.; Zhang, G.; Zhang, L. “Alkynes as Equivalents of -Diazo Ketones in Generating α-Oxo Metal Carbenes: A Gold-Catalyzed Expedient Synthesis of Dihydrofuran-3-ones” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 3258-3259. [Link]



Cui, L.; Zhang, L. “Total synthesis of (+)-Lentiginosine via a Key Au Catalysis” Sci. China. Ser. B. Chem. 201053, 113-118. [Link]


Zhang, G.; Cui, L.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, L. “Homogeneous Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Carboheterofunctionalization of Alkenes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 1474-1475.[Link]

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