Publications

80. Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Tetraarylmethanes
Li, X.; Duan, M.; Deng, Z.; Shao, Q.; Chen, M.; Zhu, G.;* Houk, K. N.;* Sun, J.*
Nat. Catal. 2020, Accepted.

79. 3-Aminooxetanes: Versatile 1,3-Amphoteric Molecules for Intermolecular Annulation Reactions
Lai, Z.; Zhang, R.; Feng, Q.; Sun, J.*
Chem. Sci. 2020, Accepted.

78. Synthesis of Coumarins via [4+2] Cyclization of Siloxy Alkynes and Salicylaldehydes
Qian, H.; Sun, J.*
Synlett 2020, Accepted. (Invited contribution to the cluster issue of heterocycles)

77. An Efficient [3+2] Annulation for the Asymmetric Synthesis of Densely-Functionalized Pyrrolidinones and γ-Butenolides
Qian, H.; Sun, S.; Zhao, W.; Sun, J.*
Chem. Commun. 2020, Accepted.

76. Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Tertiary Amino Ketones from Sulfonium Ylides
Guo, W.; Luo, Z.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Li, P.;* Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 14384-14390.

75. Ru-Catalyzed Geminal Hydroboration of Silyl Alkynes via a New gem-Addition Mechanism
Feng, Q.; Wu, H.-N.; Li, X.; Song, L.; Chung, L. W.;*; Wu, Y.-D.;* Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 13867-13877.

74. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Allenes: Remote Asymmetric 1,8-Addition of Indole Imine Methides
Li, X.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, Early View.

73. Benzannulation of Isobenzopyryliums with Electron-Rich Alkynes: A Modular Access to β-Functionalized Naphthalenes
Wu, A.; Qian, H.; Zhao, W.; Sun, J.*
Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 7957-7962.

72. A Study of the Reactivity of (Aza-)Quinone Methides in Selective C6-Alkylations of Indoles
Yan, J.; Zhang, Z.; Chen, M.; Lin, Z.;* Sun, J.*
ChemCatChem 2020, Accepted. (Invited contribution to a Special Collection on "Phosphorus in Catalysis")

71. Unusual Skeletal Reorganization of Oxetanes for the Synthesis of 1,2-Dihydroquinolines
Wang, G.; Huang, H.; Guo, W.; Qian, C.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 11245-11249.

70. Synthesis of medium-sized lactones from siloxy alkynes via ring expansion
Wu, A.; Zhao, W.; Sun, J.*
Tetrahedron 2020, In press.
(Invited contribution)

69. HNTf2-Catalyzed Synthesis of Hydrodibenzofurans by an Epoxidation/Semipinacol Rearrangement Cascade
Wong, T. H. M.; Li, X.; Ma, D.; Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 1951-1954.

68. Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of 1,4-Benzodioxepines
Zhou, X.; Sun, G.; Huang, H.; Wang, J.*; Yang, W.*; Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 249-252.

67. Ru-Catalyzed Migratory Geminal Semi-Hydrogenation of Internal Alkynes to Terminal Olefins
Song, L.; Feng, Q.; Wang, Y.; Ding, S.; Wu, Y.-D.; Zhang, X.; Chuang, L. W.;* Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 17441-17451.

66. Asymmetric Desymmetrization of Oxetanes for the Synthesis of Chiral Tetrahydrothiophenes and Tetrahydroselenophenes
Zhang, R.; Guo, W.; Duan, M.; Houk, K. N.;* Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 18055-18060.

65. Organocatalytic Enantioconvergent Synthesis of Tetrasubstituted Allenes via Asymmetric 1,8-Addition to aza-para-Quinone Methides
Chen, M.; Qian, D.; Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 8127-8131.

64. Catalytic Enantioselective House-Meinwald Rearrangement: Efficient Construction of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters
Ma, D.; Miao, C.-B.; Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 13783-13787.

63. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Functionalization of Unactivated Indole C(sp3)-H Bonds
Ma, D.; Zhang, Z.; Chen, M.; Lin, Z.;* Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 15916-15921.

62. A Mild Catalytic Synthesis of 2-Oxazolines via Oxetane Ring-Opening: Rapid Access to A Diverse Family of Natural Products
Huang, H.; Yang, W.; Chen, Z.; Lai, Z.; Sun, J.*
Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 9586-9590.

61. Electrochemical Synthesis of β-Hydroxy-, β-Alkoxy-, and β-Carbonyloxy Sulfones by Vicinal Difunctionalization of Olefins
Zhang, Z.; Yan, J.; Ma, D.; Sun, J.*
Chin. Chem. Lett. 2019, 30, 1509-1511.
(Invited contribution)

60. Synthesis of Eight-Membered Lactams via Formal [6+2] Cyclization of Siloxy Alkynes and Vinylazetidines
Wu, A.; Feng, Q.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.;* Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 6776-6780.

59. A [3+2] Cyclization of Siloxyalkynes and Isocyanides for the Syn- thesis of Oxazoles
Wu, A.; Sun, J.*
Synlett 2019, 30, 515-518.
(Invited contribution to the 30 Years SYNLETT - Pearl Anniversary Issue)

58. Recent Progress in Asymmetric Ion-Pairing Catalysis on Ammoniums
Qian, D.;* Sun, J.*
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 25, 3740-3751.
(Invited submission)

57. Triflimide (HNTf2) in Organic Synthesis
Zhao, W.; Sun, J.*
Chem. Rev. 2018, 118, 10349-10392.

56. NHC-Catalyzed Electrophilic Trifluoromethylation: Efficient Synthesis of γ-Trifluoromethyl α,β-Unsaturated Esters
Yang, W.;1 Ma, D.;1 Zhou, Y.; Dong, X.; Lin, Z.;* Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 12097-12101.
(1: equal contribution)

55. Stereoselective Synthesis of Fully-Substituted Acrylonitriles via Formal Acylcyanation of Electron-Rich Alkynes
Liu, B.;1 Wang, Y.;1 Chen, Y.; Wu, Q.; Zhao J.;* Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 3465-3468.
(1: equal contribution)

54. An Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral β,β-Diaryl-α-amino Acids via Addition of Azlactones to In-Situ Generated para-Quinone Methides
Yan, J.;1 Chen, M.;1 Sung, H. H.-Y.; Williams, I. D; Sun, J.* (1: equal contribution)
Chem. Asian J. 2018, 13, 2440-2444.
(Invited submission)

53. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Diarylmethylamines from Racemic Alcohols
Chen, M.; Han, Y.; Ma, D.; Wang, Y.; Lai, Z.; Sun, J.*
Chin. J. Chem. 2018, 36, 519-525.
(Invited submission)

52. Counterion-Induced Asymmetric Control on Azetidiniums: A Facile Access to Chiral Amines
Qian, D.;1 Chen, M.;1 Bissember, A. C.; Sun, J.*
(1: equal contribution)
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 3763-3766.

51. How Understanding the Role of an Additive Can Lead to an Improved Synthetic Protocol without an Additive: Organocatalytic Synthesis of Chiral Diarylmethyl Alkynes
Chen, M.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 11966-11970.

50. Organocatalytic Synthesis of Chiral Tetrasubstituted Allenes from Racemic Propargylic Alcohols
Qian, D.; Wu, L.; Lin, Z.;* Sun, J.*
Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 567.

49. Enantioselective [4 + 2] Cycloaddition of o-Quinone Methides and Vinyl Sulfides: Indirect Access to Generally Substituted Chiral Chromanes
Wang, Z.; Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 2334-2337.

48. Catalytic Asymmetric N-Alkylation of Indoles and Carbazoles via 1,6-Conjugate Addition of Aza-para-Quinone Methides
Chen, M.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 4583-4587.

47. N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed 纬-Dihalomethylenation of Enals via Single Electron Transfer
Yang, W.; Hu, W.; Dong, X.; Li, X.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 15783-15786.

46. Catalytic Enantioselective Aza-Piancatelli Rearrangement
Li, H.; Tong, R.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 15125-15128.

45. Metal-Free [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Ynamides and Nitriles: Mild and Regioselective Synthesis of Fully Substituted Pyridines
Wang, Y.; Song, L.-J.; Zhang, X.;* Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 9704-9708.

44. Ir-Catalyzed Regio- and Stereoselective Hydrosilylation of Internal Thioalkynes: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study
Song, L.-J.; Ding, S.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, X.;* Wu, Y.-D.;* Sun, J.*
J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 6157-6164.

43. Enantioselective Chloride Opening of Oxetanes: Unusual Use of Wet Molecular Sieves for Controlled Release of HCl
Yang, W.; Wang, Z.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6954-6958.

42. Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Naphthols to para-Quinone Methides
Wong, Y. F.; Wang, Z.; Sun, J.*
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 5751-5754.
(Invited contribution to the "New Talent" issue)

41. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Desymmetrization of meso-Aziridines and Prochiral Azetidines
Wang, Z.; Hong, W.-X.; Sun, J.*
Curr. Org. Chem. 2016, 20, 1851-1861. (Invited review)

40. A One-Pot Oxidation/Cycloaddition Cascade Synthesis of 2,4-Diaryl Chromans via ortho-Qunione Methides
Wong, Y. F.; Wang, Z.; Hong, W.-X.; Sun, J.*
Tetrahedron 2016, 72, 2748-2751.
(Invited contribution to the issue on Catalytic C-C Bond Formation by C-H Functionalization and C-C Bond Cleavage)

39. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of 1,4-Dioxanes and Other Oxa-Heterocycles by Oxetane Desymmetrization
Yang, W.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1868-1871.

38. Enantioselective Addition of Thiols to ortho-Quinone Methides Catalyzed by Chiral Phosphoric Acids
Lai, Z.; Sun, J.*
Synlett 2016, 27, 555-558.
(Invited contribution to the Chiral Phosphoric Acid cluster issue)

37. Organocatalytic Asymmetric Nucleophilic Addition to ortho-Quinone Methides by Alcohols
Lai, Z.; Wang, Z.; Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 6058-6061.

36. Recent Advances in Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions of ortho-Quinone Methides
Wang, Z.; Sun, J.*
Synthesis 2015, 47, 3629-3644. (Invited review)

35. Catalytic Asymmetric 1,6-Conjugate Addition of para-Quinone Methides: Formation of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters
Wang, Z.; Wong, Y. F.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 13711-13714.

34. Triflimide (Update)
Sun, J.
e-Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2015.
 

33. Catalytic Ring Expansion of Cyclic Hemiaminals for the Synthesis of Medium Ring Lactams
Zhao, W. 1; Qian, H. 1; Li, Z.*; Sun, J.* (1: equal contribution)

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10005-10008.

32. Catalytic Enantioselective Intermolecular Desymmetrization of Azetidines
Wang, Z.; Sheong, F. K.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Lin, Z.*; Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5895-5898.
 

31. Highly Regio- and Stereoselective Hydrosilylation of Internal Thioalkynes Under Mild Conditions
Ding, S.; Song, L.-J.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, X.*; Chung, L. W.*; Wu, Y.-D.*; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 5632-5635.
 

30. Organocatalytic Enantio- and Diastereoselective Synthesis of 1,2-Dihydronaphthalenes from Isobenzopyrylium Ions
Qian, H.; Zhao, W.; Wang, Z.; Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 560-563.
 

29. Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of 1,1-Diarylethanes by Transfer Hydrogenation
Wang, Z.; Ai, F.; Wang, Z.; Zhao, W.; Zhu, G.*; Lin, Z.*; Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 383-389.
 

28. Enantioselective Formation of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters from Indoles and Tertiary Alcohols Bearing A Directing Group
Zhao, W.; Wang, Z.; Chu, B.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54,
1910-1913.
 

27. N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Enantioselective 伪-Fluorination of Aliphatic Aldehydes and 伪-Chloro Aldehydes: Synthesis of 伪-Fluoro Esters, Amides, and Thioesters
Dong, X.; Yang, W.; Hu, W.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 660-663.
 

26. Dithieno[3,2-b:2',3'-d]pyran-Containing Organic D-p-A Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Chu, B.; Wang, H.; Xerri, B.; Lee, K-H.; Yang, T.; Wang, Z.; Lin, Z.; Liang, Y.*; Adamo, C.*; Yang, S.*; Sun, J.*
RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 62472-62475.
 

25. Theoretical Studies on the Regioselectivity of Iridium-Catalyzed 1,3-Dipolar Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition Reactions
Luo, Q.; Jia, G.*; Sun, J.*; Lin, Z.*
J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 11970-11980.
 

24. Siloxy Alkynes in Annulation Reactions
Qian, H.; Zhao, W.; Sun, J.*
Chem. Rec. 2014, 14, 1070-1085. (Invited Account)
 

23. Catalytic Asymmetric Nucleophilic Openings of 3-Substituted Oxetanes
Wang, Z.; Chen, Z.; Sun, J.*
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 6028-6032. (Invited Perspective)
 

22. Catalytic Asymmetric 伪-Aldol Reaction of Vinylogous N-Heterocyclic Carbene Enolates: Formation of Quaternary and Labile Tertiary Stereocenters
Dong, X.; Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2450-2453.
 

21. Organocatalytic Enantio- and Diastereoselective Assembly of Thiazolidine Scaffolds by Formal [3+2] Annulation
Qian, H.; Sun, J.*
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2014, 3, 387-390. (Invited contribution for the speical issue of Organocatalysis)
 

20. Ir-Catalyzed Intermolecular Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition of Internal Thioalkynes under Mild Conditions
Ding, S.; Jia, G.*; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 1877
-1880.
 

19. New Strategies for Medium and Large Ring Lactone Synthesis
Zhao, W.; Sun, J.*
Synlett. 2014, 25, 303-307. (Invited SYNPACTS highlight)
 

18. Multi-Targeted Organometallic Ruthenium(II)-Arene Anticancer Complexes Bearing Inhibitors of Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase-1: A Strategy to Improve Cytotoxicity
Wang, Z.; Qian, H.; Yiu, S.-M.; Sun, J.; Zhu, G.*
J. Inorg. Biochem. 2014, 131, 47-55.
 

17. Platinated Benzonaphthyridone is a Stronger Inhibitor of Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase-1 and a More Potent Anticancer Agent than is the Parent Inhibitor
Wang, B.; Qian, H.; Yiu, S.-M.; Sun, J.; Zhu, G.*
Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2014, 71, 366-373.
 

16. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of 2,3-Allenoates by Intermolecular Addition of Nitroalkanes to Activated Enynes
Qian, H.; Yu, X.; Zhang, J.*; Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18020-18023.
 

15. Enantio- and Diastereoselective Assembly of Tetrahydrofuran and Tetrahydropyran Skeletons with All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters
Chen, Z.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13593-13596.
 

14. Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Desymmetrization of meso-Epoxides by Thiols
Wang, Z.; Law, W. K.; Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 5964-5966.
 

13. Ligand-Controlled Remarkable Regio- and Stereodivergence in Intermolecular Hydrosilylation of Internal Alkynes: Experimental and Theoretical Studies
Ding, S.; Song, L.-J.; Chung, L. W.; Zhang, X.; Sun, J.*; Wu, Y.-D.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13835-13842.
 

12. N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Catalyzed Synthesis of 伪,伪-Difluoro Esters
Dong, X.; Zhao, Y.-M.; Sun, J.*
Synlett 2013, 24, 1221-1224. (Invited contribution for the Cluster on N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysis)
 

11. Catalytic Enantioselective Assembly of Tetrahydroisoquinolines and Their Analogues Bearing A C-4 Stereocenter: A Formal Synthesis of (+)-(8S,13R)-Cyclocelabenzine
Chen, Z.1; Wang, Z.1; Sun, J.* (1: equal contribution)
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 8426-8430.
 

10. Catalytic Enantioselective Intermolecular Desymmetrization of 3-Substituted Oxetanes
Wang, Z.; Chen, Z.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6685-6688. (front cover)
 

9. A New Strategy for Efficient Synthesis of Medium and Large Ring Lactones without High Dilution or Slow Addition
Zhao, W.; Li, Z.*; Sun, J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 4680-4683
 

8. Stereoselective Synthesis of Aminoindanols via An Efficient Cascade aza-Michael/Aldol Reaction
Qian, H.; Zhao, W.; Sung, H. H.-Y.; Williams, I. D.; Sun, J.*
Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4361-4363.
(Invited contribution for the Emerging Investigators 2013 issue)
 

7. Complex Bioactive Alkaloid-Type Polycycles through Efficient Catalytic Asymmetric Multicomponent Aza-Diels-Alder Reaction of Indoles with Oxetane as Directing Group
Chen, Z.; Wang, B.; Wang, Z.; Zhu, G.*; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 2027-2031.
 

6. Enantioselective Synthesis of 尾,纬-Unsaturated 伪-Fluoroesters Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
Zhao, Y.-M.; Cheung, M. S.; Lin, Z.*; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10359-10363.
 

5. Synthesis of 8-Membered Lactones via Intermolecular [6+2] Cyclization of New Amphoteric Molecules with Siloxy Alkynes
Zhao, W.; Wang, Z.; Sun, J.*
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6209-6213.
 

4. NHC-Catalyzed Intramolecular Redox Reaction of Alkynals: An Efficient Synthesis of Allenoates
Zhao, Y.; Tam, Y.; Wang, Y.; Li, Z.; Sun, J.*
Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 1398-1401.
 

3. Dithiafulvenyl Unit as a New Donor for High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Synthesis and Demonstration of a Family of Metal-Free Organic Sensitizers
Guo, K.; Yan, K.; Lu, X.; Qiu, Y.; Liu, Z.; Sun, J.; Yan, F.; Guo, W.; Yang, S.*
Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2214-2217.
 

2. DFT Studies on Gold-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 1,5-Enynes
Fan, T.; Chen, X.; Sun, J.*; Lin, Z.*
Organometallics 2012, 31, 4221-4227.
 

1. Triflimide (review)
Sun, J.*
e-Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2010.