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(137) Wei, J.; Liu, M.; Ye, X.; Zhang, S.; Sun, E.;Shan, C; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.* "Facile synthesis of diverse hetero polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) via the styryl Diels-Alder reaction of conjugated diynes"Org. Chem. Front., 2022, 9, 4301-4308. (PDF)


(136) Tang, Q.; Li, S.; Ye, X.; Teng, Y.; Zhao, K.; He,Y.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Richardson, D., Lan, Y.*; Shi, X.*"Design and Synthesis of Stable Four-Coordinated Benzotriazole-Borane with Tunable Fluorescence Emission" Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 5982. (PDF)

(135) Ye, X.; Wang, C.; Zhang, S.; Tang, Q.; Wojtas, L.; Li, M.*; Shi, X.* "Chiral Hemilabile P,N-Ligands Assisted Gold Redox Catalysis for Enantioselective Alkene Aminoarylation"Chem. Eur. J., 28, e202201018. (PDF)

(134) Wang, Z.; Ye, X.; Jin, M.; Tang, Q.; Fan, S.; Song, Z.*; Shi, X.*"4-Aminobenzotriazole (ABTA) as a Removable Directing Group for Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative C–H Olefination" Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 3107. (PDF)

(133) He, Y.; Liu, M.; Teng, S.; Wojtas, L.; Gu, G.; Shi, X.*"Synthesis and characterization of fluorescence active G4-quartet and direct evaluation of self-assembly impact on emission" Chin. Chem. Lett. 2022, 03, 007. (PDF)

(132) Dong, G.; Ye, X.; Wang, S.; Li, W.; Cai, R.; Du, L.; Shi, X*.; Li, M*."Au-24 as a potential thioredoxin reductase inhibitor in hepatocellular carcinoma cells" Pharmacol. Res. 2022,106113. (PDF)


(131) Li, J.; He, Y.; Zou, Y.; Yan Y.; Song, Z.; Shi, X*. "Achieving a stable COF with the combination of flat and twist large-size rigid synthons for selective gas adsorption and separation" Chin. Chem. Lett. 2021,12, 001. (PDF)

(130) He, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, M.; Zhao, K.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Guo, H.; Ding, A.; Shi, X.* "Synthesis of microporous hydrogen-bonded supramolecular organic frameworks through guanosine self-assembly" Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. 2021, 2, 100519. (PDF)

(129) Jia, T.; Fan, S.; Li, F.; Ye, X.; Zhang, W.; Song, Z.*; Shi, X.* "Achieving Aliphatic Amine Addition to Arylalkynes via the Lewis Acid Assisted Triazole-Gold (TA-Au) Catalyst System" Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 6019-6023. (PDF)

(128) Zhao, K.; He, Y.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Ren, J.; Yan, Y.; Shi, H.; Wang, H.; Song, Z.*; Shi, X.* "Construction of Stable Helical Metal-Organic Frameworks with Conformationally Rigid "Concave Ligand" Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 10833-10838. (PDF)

(127) Liu, M.; He, Y.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Ghiviriga, I.; Fathalla, O.; Yan, Y.; Li, X.; Shi, X.* "Anion Mediated, Tunable Isoguanosine Self-Assemblies: Decoding the Conformation Influence and Solvent Effect" Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 7569-7574. (PDF)

(126) Yuan, T.; Tang, Q.; Shan, C.; Ye, X.; Wang, J.; Zhao, P.; Wojtas, L.; Hadler, N.; Chen, H.; Shi, X.* "Alkyne Trifunctionalization via Divergent Gold Catalysis: Combining pi-Acid Activation, Vinyl-Gold Addition, and Redox Catalysis" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 4074-4082. (PDF)

(125) Zhang, S.; Ye, X.; Wojtas, L.; Hao, W.; Shi, X.* "Electrochemical gold redox catalysis for selective oxidative arylation" Green Syn. & Catal. 2021, 2, 82-86. (PDF)

(124) Wang, Y.; Zheng, L.; Shi, X.* and Chen, Y. "1,3-Difunctionalization of B-Alkyl Nitroalkenes via Combination of Lewis Base Catalysis and Radical Oxidation" Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 886-889. (PDF)


(123) Li, J.; He, Y.; Wang, L.; Li, G.; Zou, Y.; Yan, Y.; Li, D.; Shi, X.; Song, Z.; Shi, X. "Construction of fluorescence active MOFs with symmetrical and conformationally rigid N-2-aryl-triazole ligands" RSC Adv. 2020, 10, 41921-41925. (PDF)

(122) Zhang, Y.; He, Y.; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.*; Guo, H.* "Construction of Supramolecular Organogel with Circularly Polarized Luminescence by Self-Assembled Guanosine Octamer" Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. 2020, 1, 100211. (PDF)

(121) Li, Z.; Lin, Y.; Song, H.; Qin, X.; Yu, Z.; Zhang, Z.; Dong, G.; Li, X.; Shi, X.; Du, L.; Zhao, W.; Li, M. "First small-molecule PROTACs for G protein-coupled receptors: inducing a1A-adrenergic receptor degradation" Acta Pharm. Sin. B 2020, 10, 1669-1679. (PDF)

(120) Zhao, K.; He, Y.; Shan, C.; Ren, J.; Wojtas, L.; Wang, L.; Li, G.; Song, Z.*; Shi, X.* ""Orthogonal-Twisted-Arm" Ligands for The Construction of Metal-Organic Frameworks: New Topology and Catalytic Reactivity" Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 16272-16276. (PDF)

(119) Zhang, X.; Ren, G.*; He, Z.; Yang, W.; Li, H.; Wang, Y.; Pan, Q.*; Shi, X.* "Luminescent detection of Cr(VI) and Mn(VII) based on a stable supramolecular organic framework" Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 6888-6895. (PDF)

(118) Ye, X.; Wang, C.; Zhang, S.; Wei, J.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Xie, Y.; Shi, X.* "Facilitating Ir-Catalyzed C-H Alkynylation with Electrochemistry: Anodic Oxidation Induced Reductive Elimination" ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 11693-11699. (PDF)

(117) Zhang, S.; Wang, C.; Ye, X.; Shi, X.* "Intermolecular Alkene Difunctionalization via Gold Catalyzed Oxyarylation" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 20470 - 20474. (PDF)

(116) Wei, C.; He, Y.; Wang, J.; Ye, X.; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.* "Hexafluoroisopropanol-Promoted Disulfidation and Diselenation of Alkyne, Alkene, and Allene." Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 5462-5465. (PDF)

(115) Li, X.; Ye, X.; Wei, C.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Wang, Q.*; Shi, X.* "Diazo Activation with Diazonium Salts: Synthesis of Indazole and 1,2,4-Triazole." Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 4151-4155. (PDF)

(114) Yuan, T.; Ye, X.; Zhao, P.; Teng, S.; Yi, Y.; Wang, J.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Jean, J.; Chen, H.; Shi, X.* "Regioselective Crossed Aldol Reactions under Mild Conditions via Synergistic Gold-Iron Catalysis." Chem, 2020, 6, 1420-1431. (PDF)

(113) Li, J.; He, Y.; Wang, L.; Pan, Q. H.; Song, Z.; Shi, X.* "Design and Synthesis of Photoluminescent Active Interpenetrating Metal-Organic Frameworks Using N-2-Aryl-1,2,3-Triazole Ligands." Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 5429-5433. (PDF)

(112) Wang, J.; Wei, C.; Li, X.; Zhao, P.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Chen, H.; Shi, X.* "Gold Redox Catalysis with a Selenium Cation as Mild Oxidant." Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 5946-5950. (PDF)

(111) He, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Wojtas, L.; Akhmedov, N.; Pan, Q.; Guo, H.; Shi, X.* “Reversed Cation Selectivity of G8-Octamer and G16-Hexadecamer towards Monovalent and Divalent Cations” Chem. Asian J. 2020, 15, 1030-1034. (PDF)


(110) Qin, X.; Ma, Z.; Yang, X.; Hu, S.; Chen, X.; Liang, D.; Lin, X.; Shi, X.; Du, L.; Li, M.* “Discovery of Environment-Sensitive Fluorescent Agonists for a1-Adrenergic Receptors” Anal. Chem. 2019, 91, 12173-12180. (PDF)

(109) Peng, X.; Hu, Z.; Zhang, J.; Ning, W.; Zhang, S.; Doing, C.; Shi, X.*; Zhou, H.* “Construction of benzofuranone library via a metal-free, one-pot intermolecular condensation, and their application as efficient estrogen receptor β modulators” Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 14570-14573. (PDF)

(108) Ye, X.; Zhao, P.; Zhang, S.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, Q.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, X.; Guo, H.*; Chen, H.*; Shi, X.* “Facilitating Gold Redox Catalysis with Electrochemistry: An Efficient Chemical-Oxidant-Free Approach” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 17226-17230. (PDF) This paper has been highlighted by Synfacts, 2020, 16, 172. (PDF)

(107) Jimoh, A.; Hosseyni, S.; Ye, X.; Wojtas, L.; Hu, Y.*; Shi, X.* “Gold redox catalysis for cyclization/arylation of allylic oximes: synthesis of isoxazoline derivatives” Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 8150-8153. (PDF)

(106) Wei, C.; Ye, X.; Xing, Q.; Hu, Y.;* Xie, Y.;* Shi, X.* “Synergistic palladium/enamine catalysis for asymmetric hydrocarbon functionalization of unactivated alkenes with ketones” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 6607-6611. (PDF)

(105) He, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Wojtas, L.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Thai, D.; Wang, H.; Li, X.; Guo, H.*; Shi, X.* “Construction of a cross-layer linked G-octamer via conformational control: a stable G-quadruplex in H-bond competitive solvents” Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 4192-4199. (PDF)

(104) Lai, Q.; Liu, Q.; Zhao, K.; Shan, C.; Wojtas, L.; Zheng, Q.; Shi, X.;* Song, Z.* “Rational design and synthesis of yellow-light emitting triazole fluorophores with AIE and mechanochromic properties” Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 4603-4606. (PDF)

(103) Wei, C.; He, Y.; Shi, X.;* Song, Z.* “Terpyridine-Metal Complexes: Applications in catalysis and supramolecular chemistry” Coordin. Chem. Rev. 2019, 385, 1-19. (PDF)


(102) Lai, Q.; Liu, Q.; He, Y.; Zhao, K.; Wei, C.; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.;* Song, Z.* “Triazole-imidazole (TA-IM) derivatives as ultrafast fluorescent probes for selective Ag+ detection” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 7801. (PDF)

(101) Li, P.; Zhao, J.; Shi, L.; Wang, J.; Shi, X.;* Li, F.* “Iodine Catalyzed Diazo Activation to Access Radical Reactivity” Nature Commun. 2018, 9, 1972. (PDF)

(100) Ye, X.; Peng, H.; Wei, C.; Teng, Y.; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.;* “Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Alkynes towards the Synthesis of Cyclic Conjugated Diynes” Chem 2018, 4, 1983-1993. (PDF)

(99) Zhang, F.; Lai, Q.; Shi, X.;* Song, Z.* “Triazole-Gold (TA-Au) Catalyzed Three-Component Coupling (A3 reaction) towards the Synthesis of 2,4-Disubstituted Quinoline Derivatives” Chin. Chem. Lett. 2019, 30, 392-394. (PDF)

(98) Wang, J.; Zhang, S.; Xu, C.; Wojtas, L,; Akhmedov, N. G.; Chen, H.;* Shi, X.* “Highly Efficient and Stereoselective Thioallylation of Alkynes: Possible Gold Redox Catalysis with No Need of a Strong Oxidant” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 6915-6920. (PDF)

(97) Motika, S. E.; Shi, X.* “Synthesis and Application of a Novel Bis-1,2,3-Triazole Ligand Containing a 2,2'-Bipyrrolidine Core” Arkivoc 2018, 280-287. (PDF) Invited Contribuation.

(96) Lei, X.; Zheng, L.; Zhang, C.; Shi, X.;* Chen, Y.* “Allylic C-S Bond Construction through Metal-Free Direct Nitroalkene Sulfonation” J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 1772-1778. (PDF)

(95) Lu, M.; Su, Y.; Zhao, P.; Ye, X.; Cai, Y.; Shi, X.;* Masson, E.;* Li, F.; Campbell, J. L.; Chen, H.* “Direct Evidence for the Origin of Bis-Gold Intermediates: Probing Gold Catalysis with Mass Spectrometry” Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 2144-2150. (PDF)


(94) Ye, X.; Wang, J.; Ding S.; Hosseyni, S.; Wojtas, L.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Shi, X.* “Investigations on Gold-Catalyzed Thioalkyne Activation Toward Facile Synthesis of Ketene Dithioacetals” Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 10506-10510. (PDF)

(93) Dong, B.; Peng, H.; Motika, S.; Shi, X.* “Gold Redox Catalysis through Base Initiated DiazoniumDecomposition toward Alkene, Alkyne and Allene Activation” Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 11093-11099. (PDF)

(92) Smith, C. A.; Motika, S. E.; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.* “Accessing Alternative Reaction Pathways of the Intermolecular Condensation between Homo-Propargyl Alcohols and Terminal Alkynes through Divergent Gold Catalysis” Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 2315-2318. (PDF) This paper has been selected as the inside front cover. (PDF)

(91) Basanta-Sanchez, M.; Wang, R.; Liu, Z.; Ye, X.; Li, M.; Shi, X.; Agris, P. F.; Zhou, Y.; Huang, Y.*; Sheng, J.* “TET1-Mediated Oxidation of 5-Formylcytosine (5fC) to5-Carboxycytosine (5caC) in RNA” ChemBioChem. 2017, 18, 72-76. (PDF)

(90) Cai, R.; Ye, X.; Sun, Q.; He, Q.; He, Y.; Ma, S.*; Shi, X.* “Anchoring Triazole-Gold(I) Complex into Porous Organic Polymer to Boost the Stability and Reactivity of Gold(I) Catalyst ” ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 1087-1092. (PDF)


(89) Hosseyni, S.; Smith, C. A.; Shi, X.* “Gold-Catalyzed Vinyl Ether Hydroalkynylation: An Alternative Pathway for the Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular Reaction of Alkenes and Alkynes” Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 6336-6339. (PDF)

(88) Motika, S. E.; Wang, Q.; Akmendov, N. G.; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.* “Regioselective Amine-Borane Cyclization: Towards the Synthesis of 1,2-BN-3-cyclohexene via Copper Assisted Triazole Gold Catalysis” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 11582-11586. (PDF)

(87) Yang, Y.; Hu, W.; Ye, X.; Wang, D.*; Shi, X.* "Preparation of Triazole Gold(III) Complex as an Effective Catalyst for the Synthesis of E-alfa-Haloenones" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016, 358, 2583-2588.(PDF)

(86) Peng, H.; Cai, R.; Chang, X.;Chen, H.*; Shi, X.* "Nucleophile Promoted Gold Redox Catalysis with diazonium: C-Br, C-S and C-P Bond Formation through Catalytic Sandmeyer Coupling”Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 6190-6196. (PDF)

(85) Ye, X.; Xu, C.; Wojtas, L.; Akhmedov, N.;Chen, H.*; Shi, X.* "Silver-Free Palladium-Catalyzed sp3 and sp2 C-H Alkynylation Promoted by a 1,2,3-Triazole Amine Directing Group”Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 2970-2973. (PDF)

(84) Thummanapelli, S.; Hosseyni, S.; Su, Y.; Akhmedov, N.; Shi, X.* “Ligand-Controlled Goldl-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 1,n-Enyne Esters toward Synthesis of Dihydronaphthalene” Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7687-7690.(PDF)

(83) Hosseyni, S.; Wojtas, L.; Li, M.; Shi, X.* “Intermolecular Homopropargyl Alcohol Addition to Alkyne and a Sequential 1,6-Enyne Cycloisomerization with Triazole-Gold Catalyst”J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 3994-3997.(PDF) This paper has been highlighted by Synfacts, 2016, 12, 573. (PDF)

(82) Yang, Y.; Qin, A.; Zhao, K.; Wang, D.*; Shi, X.* "Design and Synthesis of Alanine Triazole Lgands and Application in Promotion of Hydration, Allene Synthesis and Borrowing Hydrogen Reactions" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016, 358, 1433-1439.(PDF)

(81)Yang, Y.; Shen, Y.; Wang, X., Zhang, Y.; Wang, D.*; Shi, X.* "Triazole Acetyl Gold(III) Catalyzed Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement of Propargyl Alcohol" Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 22, 5543-5546. (PDF)

(80) Ye, X.; Zhang, Y.; He, Y.;Shi, X.* “1,2,3-Triazole amine as directing group in promoting catalytic oxidative C-H olefination under aerobic conditions” Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 2756-2762. Special issue on C-H activation (PDF)

(79) Wang, D.*; Yu, X.; Yao, W.; Hu, W.; Ge, C.; Shi, X.* "Copper-Catalyzed Reaction Cascade of Thiophenol Hydroxylation and S-Arylation through Disulfide-Directed C-H Activation" Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 5543-5546. (PDF)

(78) Ma, Z.; Lin, Y.; Cheng, Y.; Wu, W.; Cai, R.; Chen, S.; Shi, B.; Han, B.; Shi, X.; Zhou, Y.; Du, L.; Li, M.* “Discovery of the First Environment-Sensitive Near-Infrared (NIR) Fluorogenic Ligand for alfa1-Adrenergic Receptors Imaging in Vivo” J. Med. Chem. 2016, 59, 2125-2162. (PDF)

(77) Dong, B.; Xi, Y.; Su, Y.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* “Gold/gallium-catalyzed annulation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and cyclopropylacetylenes for synthesis of substituted cyclopentenes” RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 17386-17389. (PDF)

(76) Hosseyni, S.; Ding, S.; Su, Y.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Shi, X.* “Tiazole-Gold Promoted Intermolecular Propargyl Alcohol Addition to Alkyne: Reaction Cascade Toward Substituted Allenes” Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 296-299.(PDF)

(75) Qin, C.; Su, Y.; Shi, X.*; Jiao, N.* “Split A Substrate to Three Parts and Reassemble: Au-Catalyzed Nitrogenation of Alkynes via C-C and C=C Bond Cleavages” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 350-354. (PDF)


(74) Hosseyni, S.; Su, Y.; Shi, X.* “Gold Catalyzed Synthesis of Substituted Furan by Intermolecular Cascade Reaction of Propargyl Alcohol and Alkyne”Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 6010-6013.(PDF)

(73) Jing J.; He L.; Sun, A.; Quintana, A.; Ding, Y.; Ma, G.; Tan, P.; Liang, X.; Zheng, X.; Chen, L.; Shi, X.; Zhng, S.; Zhong, L.; Huang, Y.; Dong, M.; Walker, C. L.; Hogan, P. G.; Wang, Y.; Zhou, Y.*; “Proteomic mapping of ER-PM junctions identifies STIMATE as a regulator of Ca(2+) influx” Nat. Cell Biol. 2015, 17, 1399-1347. (PDF)

(72) Peng, H.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Liang, Y.; Jiao, N.*; Shi, X.* "Synergistic Gold and Iron Dual Catalysis: Preferred Radical Addition toward Vinyl-Gold Intermediate over Alkene" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8912-8915. (PDF)

(71) Cai, R.; Lu, M.; Aguilera, E. Y.; Xi, Y.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Chen, H.*; Shi, X.* "Ligand-Assisted Gold-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling with Aryldiazonium Salts: A Case of External Oxidant Free Redox Gold Catalysis"Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 8772-8776. (PDF)

(70) Ye, X.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* “Nickel-Catalyzed Directed Sulfenylation of sp2 and sp3 C-H bonds" Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 7863-7866. (PDF)

(69) Shi, Y.; Ye, X.; Gu, Q.;Shi, X.*; Song, Z.* “Facile Synthesis and Stereo-Resolution of Chiral 1,2,3-Triazole"Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 5407-5411. (PDF)

(68) Dong, B.; Su, Y.; Ye, X.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* “Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescent-Active Triazole-Gold Complexes" Sci. China Chem. 2015, 58, 1235-1238. (PDF)

(67) Zhang, Y.; Ye, X.; Petersen, J. L.; Li, M.*; Shi, X.* “Synthesis and Characterization of Bis-N-2-Aryl Triazole as Fluorophore"J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 3664-3669. (PDF)

(66) Gao, W.; Cai, R.; Pham, T.; Forrest, K. A.; Hogan, A.; Nugen, P.; Williams, K.; Wojtas, L.; Luebke, R.; Weseliński, L. J.; Zaworotko, M. J.; Space, B.; Chen, Y.; Eddaoudi, M.;* Shi, X.;* Ma, S.* “Remote Stabilization of Copper Paddlewheel Based Molecular Building Blocks in Metal Organic Frameworks" Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 2144-2151. (PDF)

(65) Su, Y.; Petersen, J. L.; Gregg, T. L.; Shi, X.* “Ambient Benzotriazole Ring Opening through Intermolecular Radical Addition to Vinyltriazole" Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 1208-1211. (PDF)

(64) Motika, S. E.; Wang, Q.; Ye, X.; Shi, X.* “Ambient Synthesis of Dienals via Triazole-Au and Amine Catalysis Relay" Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 290-293. (PDF)

(63) Cai, R.; Yan, W.; Bologna, M. G.; de Silva, K.; Finklea, H. O.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* “Synthesis and Characterization of N-2-Aryl-1,2,3-Triazole Based Iridium Complexes as Photocatalysts with Tuneable Photoredox Potential " Org. Chem. Front. 2015, 2, 141-144. (PDF)


(62) Peng, H.; Xi, Y.; Ronaghi, N.; Dong, B.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Shi, X.* “Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Termina Alkynes: Selective Synthesis of Unsymmetrical 1,3-Diynes" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13174-13177. (PDF)

(61) Ye, X.; Shi, X.* “Palladium Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative C-H Olefination with Removable 1, 2, 3-Triazole Directing Group" Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 4448-4451. (PDF)

(60) Xi, Y.; Su, Y.; Yu, Z.; Dong, B.; McClain, E. J.; Lan, Y.*; Shi, X.* “Chemoselective Carbophilic Addition of α-Diazoesters through Ligand-Controlled Gold Catalysis ” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9817-9821. (PDF)

(59) Senty, T. R.; Yalamanchi, M.; Zhang, Y.; Cushing, S. K.; Seehra, M. S.; Shi, X.; Bristow, A. D.* “Photoluminescence spectroscopy of YVO4:Eu3+ nanoparticles with aromatic linker molecules: a precursor to biomedical functionalization” J. Appl. Phys. 2014,115, 163107. (PDF)

(58) Feng, P.; Sun, X.; Su, Y.; Li, X.; Zhang, L.; Shi, X.*; Jiao, N.* “Ceric Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) Catalyzed Modification of Ketones via Two C-C Bond Cleavages with the Retention of the Oxo-Group” Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 3388-3391. (PDF)

(57) Gautam, L. N.; Su, Y.; R.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* “Asymmetric synthesis of substituted NH-piperidines from chiral amines”Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 6384-6388. (PDF)

(56) Cai, R.; Wang, D.; Chen, Y.; Yan, W.; Geise, N. R.; Sharma, S.; Li, H.; Petersen, J. L.;Li, M.*; Shi, X.* “Facile synthesis of fluorescent active triazapentalenes through gold-catalyzed triazole–alkyne cyclization” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 7303-7305. (PDF)

(55) Su, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* “Ambient Intermolecular [2 + 2] Cycloaddition: An Example of Carbophilicity and Oxophilicity Competition in Au/Ag Catalysis” Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2478-2481. (PDF)

(54) Wang, Q.; Motika, S. E.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* “Synthesis of Cyclic Amine Borane Through Triazole-Gold(I) Catalyzed Alkyne Hydroboration” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 5418-5422. (PDF)

(53) Xi, Y.; Dong, B.; McClain, E. J.; Wang, Q.; Gregg, T. L.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular C-S Bond Formation: Efficient Synthesis of a-Substituted Vinyl Sulfones" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4657-4661. (PDF)

(52) Xi, Y.; Wang, Q.; Su, Y.; Li, M.*; Shi, X.* "Quantitative Kinetic Investigation of Triazole-Gold(I) Complex Catalyzed [3,3]-Rearrangement of Propargyl Ester" Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2158-2160. (PDF)

(51) Su, Y.; Lu, M.; Dong, B.; Chen, H.*; Shi, X.* "Silver Catalyzed Alkyne Activation: the Surprising Ligand Effect" Adv. Syn. Cat . 2014, 356, 692-696.(PDF)

(50) Xi, Y.; Wang, D.; Ye, X.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Synergistic Au/Ga Catalysis in Ambient Nakamura Reaction" Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 306-309. (PDF)



(49) Chen, Y.*; Zhou, S.; Ma, S.; Liu, W.; Pan, Z.; Shi, X.* "A facile synthesis of 5-amino-[1,2,3]triazolo[5,1-a]isoquinoline derivatives through copper-catalyzed cascade reactions" Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 8171-8174. (PDF)

(48) Gao, W.; Cai, R.; Meng, L.; Wojtas, L.; Zhou, W.; Yildirim, T.; Shi, X.*; Ma, S.* "Quest for a highly connected robust porous metal–organic framework on the basis of a bifunctional linear linker and a rare heptanuclear zinc cluster" Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 10516-10518.(PDF)

(47) Xi, Y.; Dong, B.; Shi, X.* "Ambient gold-catalyzed O-vinylation of cyclic 1,3-diketone: A vinyl ether synthesis" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2013, 9, 2537-2543. (PDF)

(46) Xi, Y.; Shi, X.* "Cinchonine and thiourea" Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 8583-8585. (PDF)

(45) Ye, X.; He, Z.; Ahmed, T.; Weise, K.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "1,2,3-Triazoles as versatile directing group for selective sp2 and sp3 C-H activation: cyclization vs substitution" Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 3712-3716. (PDF)

(44) Yan, W.; Shi, X.*; Zhong, C.* "Secondary Amines as Lewis Bases in Nitroalkene Activation" Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2, 904-914. (PDF)

(43) Wang, K.; Chen, M.; Wang, Q.; Shi, X.*; Lee, J. K.* "1,2,3-Triazoles: Gas Phase Properties"J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 7249-7258. (PDF)

(42) Ma, Z.; Sun, W.; Chen, L,; Li, J.; Liu, Z.; Bai, H.; Zhu, M.; Du, L.; Shi, X.; Li, M.* "A novel hydrazino-substituted naphthalimide-based fluorogenic probe for tert-butoxy radicals"Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 6295-6297. (PDF)

(41) Gautam, L. N.; Wang, Q.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Stereoselective synthesis of N-heterocycles through amine addition to nitroalkenes" Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 12, 1917-1920. (PDF)

(40) Wang, L.; Zhang, J.; Sun, J.; Zhu, L.; Zhang, H.; Liu, F.; Zheng, D.; Meng, X.; Shi, X.*; Xiao, F.* "Copper-Incorporated Porous Polydivinylbenzene as Efficient and Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalyst in Ullmann Biaryl Ether Coupling" ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 1606-1613. (PDF)

(39) Wang, C.; Wang, Y.; Xu, L.; Shi, X.; Li, X.; Xu, X.; Sun, H.; Yang, B.; Lin, Q.* "A Galvanic Replacement Route to Prepare Strongly Fluorescent and Highly Stable Gold Nanodots for Cellular Imaging" Small, 2013, 9, 413-420. (PDF)



(38) Gao, W.; Yan, W.; Cai, R.; Williams, K.; Salas A.; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.*; Ma, S.* "A pillared metal-organic framework incorporated with 1,2,3-triazole moieties exhibiting remarkable enhancement of CO2 uptake" Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 8898-8900. (PDF)

(37) Wang, D.; Cai, R.; Sharma, S.; Jirak, J.; Thummanapelli, S. K.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Zhang, H.;Liu, X.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "'Silver Effect' in Gold(I) Catalysis: An Overlooked Important Factor" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9012-9019. (PDF)

(36) He, W.; Zhang, F.; Shi, X.*; Li, H.* "Ordered Mesoporous Proline Organocatalyst with High Activity and Strong Durability in Promoting Intermolecular Cross-Conjugated Additions" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 20, 3753-3758. (PDF)

(35) Yan, W.; Ye, X.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "1,2,3-Triazole: Unique Ligand in Promoting Iron-Catalyzed Propargyl Alcohol Dehydration" Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2358-2361. (PDF)

(34) Wang, C.; Xu, L.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, D.; Shi, X.*; Dong, F.; Yu, K.; Lin, Q.*; Yang, B. "Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters as Effective Probes for Highly Selective Detection of Mercury(II) at Parts-per-Billion Levels" Chem. Asian. J. 2012, 7, 1652-1656. (PDF)

(33) Gao, W.; Yan, W;,Cai, R.; Meng, L.; Salas, A.; Wang, X.; Wojtas, L.; Shi, X.*; Ma, S.* "Porous Double-Walled Metal Triazolate Framework Based upon a Bifunctional Ligand and a Pentanuclear Zinc Cluster Exhibiting Selective CO2 Uptake" Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 4423-4425. (PDF)

(32) Yan, W.; Ye, X.; Weise, K.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Synthesis of allene triazole through iron catalyzed regioselective addition to propargyl alcohols" Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3521-3523.(PDF)

(31) Wang, Q.; Aparaj, S.; Akhmedov, N. G.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Ambient Schmittel Cyclization Promoted by Chemoselective Triazole-Gold Catalyst" Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 1334-1337.(PDF)



(30) Wang, D.; Zhang, Y.; Harris, A.; Gautam, L. N. S.; Shi, X.* "Triazole-Gold Promoted Effective Synthesis of Enone from Propargyl-Esters and Alcohols: a Catalyst Offered Chemo-Selectivity, Acidity and Ligand Economy" Adv. Syn. Cat. 2011, 353, 2584-2588. (Abstract) (PDF

(29) Yan, W.; Liao, T.; Tuguldur, O.; Zhong, C.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Mitsunobu Reaction of the 1,2,3-NH-Triazoles: A regio- and stereo-selective approach in reaching functional triazole derivatives"  Chem. Asian. J. 2011, 6, 2720-2724.  (Abstract) (PDF

(28) Li, M.; Wang, Q.; Shi, X.; Hornak, L. A.; Wu, N.* "Detection of Mercury(II) by Quantum Dot/DNA/Gold Nanoparticle Ensemble Based Nanosensor Via Nanometal Surface Energy Transfer"  Anal. Chem. 2011,83, 7061-7065.  (PDF

(27) Wang, D.; Zhang, Y.; Cai, R.; Shi, X.* "Triazole-Au(I) Complex as Chemoselective Catalyst in Promoting Propargyl Ester Rearrangements"  Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1014-1020. [special issue on gold catalysis]  (Abstract) (PDF

(26) Li, M.; Cushing, S. K.; Wang, Q.; Shi, X.; Hornak, L. A.; Hong, Z.; Wu, N.* "Size-Dependent Energy Transfer between CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots and Gold Nanoparticles"  J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2,  2125-2129.  (PDF

(25) Wang, D.; Gautam, L. N. S.; Bollinger, C.; Harris, A.; Li, M.; Shi, X.* "1,2,3-Triazole Bound Au(I) (TA-Au) as Chemoselective Catalysts in Promoting Asymmetric Synthesis of Substituted Allenes"  Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2618-2621. (Abstract) (PDF

(24) Yan, W.; Wang, Q.; Lin, Q.; Li, M.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "N-2-Aryl-1,2,3-Triazoles: A New Class of UV-Blue Emitting Fluorophores with Tunable Optical Properties" Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 5011-5018. (Abstract) (PDF)

(23) Zhong, C.; Gautam, L. N. S.; Wang, D.; Akhmedov, N.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Amine Nucleophilic Addition to Nitroalkene as a New Practical Approach for the Synthesis of Fully Substituted Isoxazoline-N-Oxide" Tetrahedron 2011 67, 4402-4411.  
(Abstract) (PDF


(22) Yan, W.; Wang, Q.; Chen, Y.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Iron Catalyzed C-O Bond Activation for the Synthesis of Propargyl-1,2,3-Triazoles and 1,1-Bis-Triazoles" Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 3308-3311.  (Abstract) (PDF

(21) Chen, Y.; Wang, D.; Petersen, J. L.; Akhmedov, N.Shi, X.* "Synthesis and Characterization of Organogold Complexes Containing Acid Stable Au-C bond through Triazole-yne 5-Endo-Dig Cyclization"  Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 6147-6149. (Abstract) (PDF

(20) Zhong, C.; Gautam, L. N. S.; Petersen, J. L.; Akhmedov, N.Shi, X.* "Concise Asymmetric Synthesis of Fully Substituted Isoxazoline-N-Oxide through Lewis Base Catalyzed Nitroalkene Activation"  Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 8605-8609.  (Abstract) (PDF) 

(19) Sengupta, S.; Shi, X.* "Recent Advances in Asymmetric Gold Catalysis"  ChemCatChem 2010, 2, 609-619.  (PDF)

(18) Zhong, C.; Shi, X.* "When Organocatalysis Meets Transition Metal Catalysis"  Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 2999-3025.  (PDF)

(17) Wang, D.; Ye, X.; Shi, X.* "Efficient Synthesis of E-a-Haloenones Through Chemoselective Alkyne Activation Over Allene with Triazole-Au Catalysts"  Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2088-2091.  (Abstract) (PDF)

(16) Zhong, C.; Liao, T.; Tuguldur, O.; Shi, X.* "One-Pot Synthesis of Substituted Di-Hydrofurans from Lewis Base-Catalyzed Three-Component Condensation"  Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2064-2067.  (Abstract) (PDF)

(15) Chen, Y.; Yan, W.; Akhmedov, N.; Shi, X.* "1,2,3-Triazole as Special “X-Factor” in Promoting Hashmi Phenol Synthesis"  Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 344-347.  (Abstract)  (PDF)


(14) Liao, W.; Chen, Y.; Duan, H.; Liu, Y.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* " 1,2,3-Triazole-boranes: stable and efficient reagents for ketone and aldehyde reductive amination in organic solvents or in water" Chem. Commun.2009, 6436-6438. (Abstract)  (PDF)

(13) Chen, Y.; Zhong, C.; Sun, X.; Akhmedov, N.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* " One-pot cascade Michael–Michael–Aldol condensation for diastereoselective synthesis of nitro-substituted cyclohexanes" Chem. Commun. 2009, 5150-5152.  (Abstract)  (PDF).

(12) Duan, H.; Sengupta, S.; Petersen, J. L.; Akhmedov, N.; Shi, X.* " Triazole-Au(I) Complexes: A New Class of Catalysts with Improved Thermal Stability and Reactivity for Intermolecular Alkyne Hydroamination" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 12100-12102.  (Abstract)  (PDF).

(11) Chen, Y.; Zhong, C.; Petersen, J. L.; Akhmedov, N.; Shi, X.* " One-Pot Asymmetric Synthesis of Substituted Piperidines by Exocyclic Chirality Induction" Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 2333-2336. (Abstract) (PDF)

(10) Duan, H.; Yan, W.; Sengupta, S.;  Shi, X.* "Highly efficient synthesis of vinyl substituted triazoles by Au(I) catalyzed alkyne activation " Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.  2009,3899-3902.   (Abstract)  (PDF).

(9) Duan, H.; Sengupta, S.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Synthesis and Characterization of NH-triazole-Bound Rhodium(I) Complexes: Substituted-Group-Controlled Regioselective Coordination" Organomatellic  2009, 2352-2355.  (Abstract)  (PDF)

(8) Zhong, C.; Chen, Y.; Petersen, J. L.; Akhmedov, N.; Shi, X.* "Enantioselective Intermolecular Crossed-Conjugate Additions between Nitroalkenes and a,b-Enals through a Dual Activation Strategy" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2009, 48, 1279-1282. (Abstract)  (PDF)


(7) Liu, Y.; Yan, W.; Chen, Y.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Efficient Synthesis of N-2-Aryl-1,2,3-Triazole Fluorophores via Post-Triazole Arylation" Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 5389-5392.(Abstract) (PDF)

(6) Duan, H.; Sun, X.; Liao, W.;  Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Proline as Lewis Base Catalyst: Diastereoselective Synthesis of Isoxazoline-N-oxide through [3 + 2] Cycloaddition" Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 4113-4116. (Abstract) (PDF)

(5) Chen, Y.; Liu, Y.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "Conformational control in the regioselective synthesis of N-2-substituted-1,2,3-triazoles" Chem. Commun. 2008, 3254-3256. (Abstract) (PDF)

(4) Sengupta, S.; Duan, H.; Lu, W.; Petersen, J. L.; Shi, X.* "One Step Cascade Synthesis of 4,5-Disubstituted-1,2,3-(NH)-Triazoles" Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 1493-1494. (Abstract) (PDF)


(3)  Sun, X.; Sengupta, S.; Petersen, J. L.; Wang, H.; Lewis, J. P.; Shi, X.* "Intermolecular Cross-Double-Michael Addition between Nitro and Carbonyl Activated Olefins as a New Approach in C-C Bond Formation" Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 4495-4498. (Abstract)  (PDF)

(2)   Zhong, C.; Wang, J.; Wu, N.; Wu, G.; Zavalij, P.; Shi, X.* "Anion bridged nanosheet from self-assembled G-quadruplexes" Chem. Commun. 2007, 3148-3150. (Abstract) (PDF)

(1)   Lu, W.; Senguputa, S.; Petersen, J.; Akhmedov, N.; Shi, X.* "Mitsunobu Coupling of Nucleobases and Alcohols: An Efficient, Practical Synthesis for Novel Nonsugar Carbon Nucleosides" J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 5012-5017. (Abstract) (PDF)

Before 2005 (Graduate school and Postdoc publications):

(16) Shi, X.; Gorin, D. J.; Toste, F. D. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 5802-5803.
(15) Leeuwen, F. W. B.; Verboom, W.; Shi, X.; Davis, J. T.; Reinhoudt, D. N. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 16575-16581.
(14) Shi, X.; Mullaugh, K. M.; Fettinger, J. C.; Jiang, Y.; Hofstadler, S. A.; Davis, J. T. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 10830-10841.
(13) Cai, M. M.; Shi, X.; Sidorov, V.; Fabris, D.; Lam, Y.; Davis, J. D. Tetrahedron 2002, 58, 661-671. 40, 2827-2931.
(12) Shi, X.; Fettinger, J. C.; Davis, J. T. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2001, 40, 2827-2931.
(11) Shi, X.; Fettinger, J. C.; Davis, J. T. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 6738-6739.
(10) Shi, X.; Fettinger, J. C.; Cai, M. M.; Davis, J. T. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2000, 39, 3124-3127.
(9) Chen, H.; Qian, D. Q.; Xu, G. X.; Liu, Y. X.; Chen, X. D.; Shi, X. ; Cao, R. Z.; Liu, L. Z. Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem.  1999, 146, 85-88.
(8) Qian, D. Q.; Shi, X.; Cao, R. Z.; Liu, L. Z. Heteroatom Chem. 1999, 10, 271-276.
(7) Chen, H.; Qian, D. Q.; Xu, G. X.; Liu, Y. X.; Chen, X. D.; Shi, X.; Cao, R. Z.; Liu, L. Z. Synth. Commun. 1999, 29, 4025-4033.
(6) Liu, L. Z.; Cao, R. Z.; Shi, X.; Qian, D. Q. Chem. J. Chin. Univ. Chin. 1998, 19, 748-753.
(5) Qian, D. Q.; Shi, X.; Cao, R. Z.; Liu, L. Z. Tetrahedron Lett. 1997, 38, 6245-6246.
(4) Qian, D. Q.; Zeng, X. Z.; Shi, X.; Cao, R. Z.; Liu, L. Z. Heteroatom Chem. 1997, 8, 517-520.
(3) Cao, R. Z.; Cui, S.; Shi, X.; Fu, L. B.; Liu, L. Z.; Li, G. W. Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem. 1996, 113, 123-129.
(2) Liu, L. Z.; Shi, X..; Cao, R. Z. Chin. Chem. Lett. 1994, 5, 725-726.
(1) Shi, X.; Cao, R. Z.; Liu, L. Z. Chin. Chem. Lett. 1994, 5, 815-816.