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09/27/2013 Our invited paper, Kegong Ji and Jonathan Nelson's "Gold-catalyzed regioselective oxidation of propargylic carboxylates: a reliable access to α-carboxy-α,β-unsaturated ketones/aldehydes" is now online!

09/26/2013 Graduate student Hongyi Chen and visiting scholar Dr. Renhua Zheng have joined our lab. Welcome!
06/21/2013 Youliang Wang, Akop Yepremyan, Subir Ghorai, Robert Todd, and Donald H. Aue's paper titled "Gold-Catalyzed Cyclizations of cis-Enediynes: Insights into the Nature of Gold–Aryne Interactions" is now online!

06/03/2013 Biao Lu, Yuxue Li, Youliang Wang, Donald H. Aue, and Yingdong Luo's paper titled "[3,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangement versus Carbene Formation in Gold-Catalyzed Transformations of Alkynyl Aryl Sulfoxides: Mechanistic Studies and Expanded Reaction Scope" is now online!

05/03/2013 Kegong Ji and Yulong Zhao's paper titled "Optimizing P,N-Bidentate Ligands for Oxidative Gold Catalysis: Efficient Intermolecular Trapping of α-Oxo Gold Carbenes by Carboxylic Acids" is now online.

04/30/2013 Dr. Guojun Pan has joined our lab. Welcome!
01/14/2013 Visiting scholar Dr. Jiabin Li has joined our lab. Welcome!
11/08/2012 Yanzhao Wang and Lianzhu Liu's paper titled "Combining Zn ion catalysis with homogeneous gold catalysis: an efficient annulation approach to N-protected indoles" is now online.

11/01/2012 Visting scholar Dr. Yulong Zhao has joined our lab. Welcome!
10/05/2012 Yingdong Luo and Kegong Ji's paper titled "Tempering the Reactivities of Postulated α-Oxo Gold Carbenes by Bidentate Ligands: Implication of Tricoordinated Gold Intermediates and the Development of an Expedient Bimolecular Assembly of 2,4-Disubstituted Oxazoles" is now online.

09/26/2012 Graduate students Zhixun Wang and Zhitong Zheng have joined our lab. Welcome!
09/26/2012 Visting scholars Dr. Gongde Wu and Tao Zheng have joined our lab. Welcome!
09/25/2012 Zeyi Yan and Yuanjing Xiao's paper titled "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" is highlighted in Synfacts
09/25/2012 Lianzhu Liu's paper titled " Access to Electron-Rich Arene-Fused Hexahydroquinolizinones through Gold-Catalysis Initiated Cascade Process" is highlighted in Synfacts
08/23/2012 Yuanjing Xiao's paper titled "Synthesis of Bicyclic Imidazoles via [2 + 3] Cycloaddition between Nitriles and Regioselectively Generated α-Imino Gold Carbene Intermediates" is now online.

07/30/2012 Zeyi Yan and Yuanjing Xiao's paper titled "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" is now online

07/05/2012 Lianzhu Liu and Yanzhao Wang's paper titled " Formal Synthesis of 7-Methoxymitosene and Synthesis of its Analog via a Key PtCl2-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization" is now online.

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06/12/2012 Lianzhu Liu's paper titled " Access to Electron-Rich Arene-Fused Hexahydroquinolizinones through a Gold-Catalysis-Initiated Cascade Process" is now online.

01/16/2012 Sam Willardson has joined our lab for this semester. Welcome Sam.
01/15/2012 Yanzhao Wang, Kegong Ji, and Sylvester Lan's paper titled "Rapid Access to Chroman-3-ones through Gold-Catalyzed Oxidation of Propargyl Aryl Ethers" is now online.

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