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12/17/2007 Congratulations to Guozhu, Xiaogen and Guotao. Their work of 'Au-Containing All-Carbon 1,4-Dipoles' is accepted as a communication to J. Am. Chem. Soc.
12/05/2007 Dr. Zhang is given an unrestricted grant by Merck & Co. , Inc. Thanks Merck process for the kind support.
12/04/2007 Dr. Zhang is awarded the Thieme Journal Award
09/25/2007 Congratulations to Guotao and Xiaogen, their work "Pt-Catalyzed Reaction of N-(2-Alkynylphenyl)lactams: Formation of Cyclic Ketone-Fused Substituted Indoles" is accepted as a communication to Angew. Chem.
09/21/2007 Congratulations to Xiaogen, his work "AuCl-Catalyzed Synthesis of Benzyl-Protected Substituted Phenols: A Formal [3+3] Approach" is accepted for publication at Organic Letters.
08/15/2007 Congratulations to Guozhu. His work "PtCl2-Catalyzed Rapid Access to Tetracyclic 2,3-Indoline-fused Cyclopentenes: Reactivity Divergent from Cationic Au(I) Catalysis and Synthetic Potential" is accepted as a communication to J. Am. Chem. Soc.
05/17/2007 Dr. Zhang is awarded Junior Faculty Research Grant at University of Nevada, Reno.
04/24/2007 Congratulations to Guotao. His work, 'Gold-Catalyzed Intramolecular Redox Reaction of Sulfinyl Alkynes: Efficient Generation of α-Oxo Gold Carbenoids and Application in Insertion into R-CO Bonds' is accepted as a communication to Angew. Chem., Int. Ed.
04/23/2007 Congratulations to Meng and Guozhu. Their work, 'Gold-Catalyzed Efficient Preparation of Linear α-Iodoenones from Propargylic Acetates', is accepted to Organic Letters.
04/13/2007 Congratulations to Xiaogen. His recent work, ' Two-Step Formal [3+2] Cycloaddition of Enones/Enals and Allenyl MOM Ether:   Gold-Catalyzed Highly Diastereoselective Synthesis of Cyclopentanone Enol Ether Containing an All-Carbon Quaternary Center', is accepted as a communication to JACS
04/12/2007 Dr. Zhang is a recepient of Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2007.
02/26/2007 Our article, “Efficient Synthesis of Cyclopentenones from Enynyl Acetates via Tandem Au(I)-Catalyzed 3,3-Rearrangement and the Nazarov Reaction was the #5 most-cited article in 2006 published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society as reported by Thomson ISI’s Web of Science (http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jacsat/promo/most/most_cited/2006.html).
02/16/2007 Congratulations to Meng, Guotao and Shaozhong. Their work, 'Gold-Catalyzed Efficient Formation of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones from Propargylic Acetates', is accepted as a communication to Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis.

09/27/2006

Congratulations to Shaozhong. His work, "A Gold-Catalyzed Unique Cycloisomerization of 1,5-Enynes: Efficient Formation of 1-Carboxycyclohexa-1,4-dienes and Carboxyarenes", is accepted as a communication to JACS
09/25/2006 Dr. Xiaogen Huang joins the group. He received his Ph. D. from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2004.
09/14/2006 Dr. Zhang presents a talk titled " Exploring Au Catalysis: Development of Efficient Synthetic Methods" at ACS national meeting at San Francisco.
09/12/2006 Second-year graduate students Myoung-Geun Song and Meng Yu present posters at ACS national meeting at San Francisco
09/02/2006 Dr. Shaozhong leaves the group to reassume the position of Associate Professor at the Dept. of Chemistry, Nanjing University, P. R. China.
09/01/2006 Congratulations to Shaozhong. His work on Au-catalyzed alkenyl enol esters/carbonate formation appears at Org. Lett. ASAP
08/01/2006 Dr. Guotao Li joins the group. He received his Ph. D. from Peking University in 2004
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