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33. Synthetic studies on pseudolaric acid B: Enantioselective synthesis of C4,C10-di-epi-trans-fused [5-7]-bicyclic skeleton, Rui Guo, Hongbin Zhai, and Yun Li* Chin. Chem. Lett., 2020, Doi: 10.1016/j.cclet.2020.09.023

32. Quick Access to Pyridines through 6π-3-Azatriene Electrocyclization: Concise Total Synthesis of Suaveoline Alkaloids, Hongbo Wei, and Yun Li* Synlett, 2019, 30, 1615-1620

• Invited SYNPACTS Covering Breakthroughs by Young Chemists in the synthetic community.

31. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Arboridinine, Zhen Zhang, Sujun Xie, Bin Cheng, Hongbin Zhai*, and Yun Li* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 7147-7154

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30. Stereoselective Synthesis of Spiro-2-oxabicyclo[2.2.2]octane Enabled by Ag(I)/ Brønsted Acid Relay Catalysis, Qingyu Zhang, Jianping Wang, Yansheng Wei, Hongbin Zhai and Yun Li* Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 1694-1698

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29. Facile Synthesis of Pyridines from Propargyl Amines: Concise Total Synthesis of Suaveoline Alkaloids, Zhiwen Zhao,^ Hongbo Wei, ^ Ke Xiao, Bin Cheng, Hongbin Zhai and Yun Li* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 1148-1152 |^ contributed equally.

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28. Relay Catalysis of Rh (II) and Cobaloxime: Stereoselective Synthesis of Spiroindanones from N-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles,  Zhao Liu, Qiuchen Du, Hongbin Zhai, and Yun Li*Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 7514-7517


27. The Expanding Utility of Rhodium‐Iminocarbenes: Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Natural Products and Related Scaffolds, Yun Li*, Hongjian Yang, and Hongbin Zhai* Chem. –Eur. J. 2018, 24, 12757-12766

[Invited Review]


26. Organocatalytic Synthesis of 4-Aryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyridines from Morita-Baylis-Hillman Carbonates through a One-Pot Three-Component Cyclization, Jian Wei, Yuntong Li, Cheng Tao, Huifei Wang, Bin Cheng , Hongbin Zhai* , and Yun Li* J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 835-842


25. Bioinspired Total Synthesis of (±)-Chaetophenol C Enabled by a Pd-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization, Yun Li*, Qingyu Zhang, Hongyu Wang, Bin Cheng, Hongbin zhai* Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 4387-4390

Chaetophenol C

24. Rhodium-Catalyzed Denitrogenative [3+2] Cycloaddition: Access to Functionalized Hydroindolones and the Framework of Montanine-Type Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids, Hongjian Yang, Shengtai Hou, Cheng Tao, Zhao Liu, Chao Wang, Bin Cheng, Yun Li* and Hongbin Zhai* Chem. –Eur. J. 2017, 23, 12930-12936 

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23. Cobaloxime-catalyzed hydration of terminal alkynes without acidic promoters. Shengtai Hou, Hongjian Yang, Bin Cheng, Hongbin Zhai and Yun Li* Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 6926-6929

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22. Rh-Catalyzed [3 + 2] Cycloaddition of 1-Sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles: Access to the Framework of Aspidosperma and Kopsia Indole Alkaloids. Yun Li*, Qingyu Zhang, Qiucheng Du, and Hongbin Zhai* Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4076-4079


21. An environmentally friendly approach to pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinoxalines using oxygen as the oxidant. Chao Wang, Yun Li*, Jianfei Zhao, Bin Cheng, Huifei Wang, Hongbin Zhai* Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 57, 3908-3911


20. Synthesis of Polysubstituted Pyridines via a One-Pot Metal-Free Strategy. Hongbo Wei, Yun Li,* Ke Xiao, Bin Cheng, Huifei Wang, Lin Hu, and Hongbin Zhai* Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 5974−5977 [link]


19. Stereoselective Synthesis of (2Z)‑2,4-Dienamides via NBS-Mediated Allyloxyl Addition−Claisen Rearrangement−Dehydrobromination Cascade Reaction of Ynsulfonamides.  Runbo Ding, Yun Li,* Cheng Tao, Bin Cheng, and Hongbin Zhai* Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 3994−3997 [link]


18. Total Synthesis of the Diterpenoid (+)-Harringtonolide. Zhang, H.; Hu, L.; Ma, Z.; Li, R.; Zhang, Z.; Tao, C.; Cheng, B.; Li, Y.; Wang, H.; Zhai, H.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 11638-11641

17. A One-Pot Synthesis of Dibenzofurans from 6-Diazo-2-cyclohexenones. Zhao, Hua; Yang, Ke; Zheng, H.; Ding, R.; Yin, F.; Wang, N.; Li, Y.; Cheng, B.; Wang, H.; Zhai, H.*  Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 5744-5747

16. Iodine-Catalyzed Facile Synthesis of Pyrrolo- and Indolo[1,2-a]quinoxalines. Wang, C.; Li, Y.; Guo, R.; Tian, J.; Tao, C.; Cheng, B.; Wang, H.; Zhang, J.; Zhai, H.* Asian J. Org. Chem. 2015, 4, 866-869

15. Expedient construction of the [5-6-7] tricyclic core of calyciphylline a-type alkaloids. Guo, J. J.; Li, Y.; Cheng, B.; Xu, T.; Tao, C.; Yang, X.; Zhang, D.; Yan, G.; Zhai, H.* Chem.-Asian J. 2015, 10, 865-868

14. Silver(I)-catalyzed ring-contractive rearrangement: a new entry to 5-alkylidene-2-cyclopentenones. Zhao, L.; Wang, J.; Zheng, H.; Li, Y.; Yang, K.; Cheng, B.; Jin, X.; Yao, X.; Zhai, H.*  Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 6378-6381

13. Stereocontrolled total syntheses of (+/-)-fawcettimine, (+/-)-lycoflexine, and (+/-)-lycoflexine N-oxide. Xu, K.; Cheng, B.; Li, Y.; Xu, T.; Yu, C.; Zhang, J.; Ma, Z.; Zhai, H.* Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 196-199

12. Total synthesis of indole alkaloid (+/-)-subincanadine E. Tian, J.; Du, Q.; Guo, R.; Li, Y.; Cheng, B.; Zhai, H.* Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 3173-3175

11. Total synthesis of (+/-)-sculponeatin N. Pan, Z.; Zheng, C.; Wang, H.; Chen, Y.; Li, Y.; Cheng, B.; Zhai, H.*  Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 216-219

10. Direct access to tetrahydro[1,2]diazepinones from alpha,beta-epoxy-N-aziridinylimines via anionic rearrangement. Wu, F.; Dong, M.; Fang, F.; Sang, Y.; Li, Y.; Cheng, B.; Zhang, L.; Zhai, H.*  Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 914-916

Postdoc Works @ CNIBR (China Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research)

9. ‘Evans Auxiliary’ Based P-N Ligands for Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation Reactions. Li, Y.; Liang, F.; Wu, R.; Li, Q.; Wang, Q.-R.; Xu, Y.-C. Jiang, L.*;   Synlett 2012, 23, 1805-1808

8. Room Temperature Asymmetric Allylic Trifluoromethylation of Morita–Baylis–Hillman Carbonates. Li, Y.; Liang, F.; Li, Q.; Xu, Y.-C.; Wang, Q.-R.; Jiang, L.*  Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 6082-6085

Doctoral works @ SIOC (shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry)

7. Antimalarial Spiro-Bridged 1,2-Dioxolanes via Intramolecular Addition of Peroxycarbenium Ions to C-C Double Bonds. Li, Y.; Wittlin, S.; Wu, Y.* Heterocycles 2012, 86, 245-254

6. Access to Some UV Chromophore-Containing Antimalarial Trioxanes Using Hydrogen Peroxide as Source of the Peroxy Bonds. Li, Y.; Wittlin, S.; Wu, Y.*  Heterocycles 2012, 84, 1217-1226

5. Simple analogues of qinghaosu (artemisinin). Li, Y.; Hao, H. D.; Wittlin, S.; Wu, Y.* Chem.-Asian J. 2012, 7, 1881-1886

4. A Hydrogen Peroxide Based Access to Qinghaosu (Artemisinin). Hao, H.-D.; Li, Y.; Han, W.-B.; Wu, Y.*:  Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 4212-4215

3. Synthesis and in vitro antimalarial activity of spiro-analogues of peroxyplakoric acids. Li, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Wittlin, S.; Jin, H.-X.; Wu, Y.* Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 6972-6985

2. A Broadly Applicable Mild Method for the Synthesis ofgem-Diperoxides from Corresponding Ketones or 1,3-Dioxolanes. Li, Y.; Hao, H.-D.; Zhang, Q.; Wu, Y.* Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 1615-1618

1.  Facile Ring-Opening of Oxiranes by H2O2 Catalyzed by Phosphomolybdic Acid. Li, Y.; Hao, H.-D.; Wu, Y.* Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 2691-2694

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