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19. Cooperative Fe/Co Catalyzed Remote Desaturation for the Synthesis of Unsaturated Amide Derivatives

Wan, Y.; Ramirez E.; Ford, A.^; Zhang, H. K.; Norton, J. R.*; Li, G.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 4985-4992Preprint available:




18. Hydrogen Atom Transfer (HAT)-Mediated Remote Desaturation Enabled by Fe/Cr-H Cooperative Catalysis

Wan, Y.; Adda, A.;Qian, J.; Vaccaro, D.; He, P.; Li, G.*; Norton, J. R.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024146, 4795-4802. Preprint available:



17. Rapid Olefin Cyclopropanation Catalyzed by a Bioinspired Cobalt Complex

Tan, L.; Wu, K.; Li, G.* Chem. Asian J. 2023, e202300873. Highlighted in European Journal of Organic Chemistry Hot Topic: Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Catalysis.



16. Fe-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Diversification toward γ-Functionalized Amides via Iron Nitrenoid: Mechanistic Insights and Applications

Wan, Y.; Ramirez, L.; Ford, A.^; Bustamante, V,^; Li, G.* ACS Catal. 2023, 13, 14023.



15. C(sp3)–H Oxidation and Chlorination Catalysed by A Bioinspired Pincer Iron(III) Complex

Han, J.; Tan, L.; Wan, Y.; Li, G.*; Anderson, S. N. Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 11620.

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13. Chloride-Mediated Electrochemical Synthesis of Oxazolines

Wu, W.; Li, G.*; Liu, T. L.* Chem Catal. 2021, 1, 966. (Preview Article)



12. Unmasking the Ligand Effect in Manganese-Catalyzed Hydrogenation: Mechanistic Insight and Catalytic Application

Wang, Y.; Zhu, L.; Shao, Z.; Li, G.; Lan, Y.*; Liu, Q.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 13774.

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Manganese-Catalyzed Desaturation of N-Acyl Amines and Ethers

Li, G.; Kates, P. A.; Dilger, A. K.; Cheng, P. T., Ewing, W. R., Groves, J. T.* ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 9513.


Selective C-H Halogenations with a Highly Fluorinated Manganese Porphyrin

Li, G.; Dilger, A. K.; Cheng, P. T., Ewing, W. R., Groves, J. T.* Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 1251.


Radical Isomerization and Cycloisomerization Initiated by H• Transfer

Li, G.; Kuo, J. L.; Han, A.; Abuyuan, J. M.; Young, L. C.; Norton, J. R.*; Palmer, J. H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 7698.


Dihydrogen Activation by Cobaloximes with Various Axial Ligands.

Li, G.; Estes, D. P.; Norton, J. R.*; Ruccolo, S. Sattler, A., Sattler, W. Inorg. Chem.201453, 10743.


Kinetics and Mechanism of the Hydrogenation of the CpCr(CO)3•/[CpCr(CO)3]2 Equilibrium to CpCr(CO)3H.

Norton, J. R.*; Spataru, T.; Camaioni, D. M.; Lee, S. –J.; Li, G.; Choi, J.; Franz. J. A.  Organometallics 2014, 33, 2496.


Effect of Double-Bond Substituents on the Rate of Cyclization of α-Carbomethoxyhex-5-enyl Radicals.

Han, A.; Spataru. T.; Hartung, J.; Li, G.; Norton, J. R.* J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 1938.


Evidence for Formation of a CoH Bond from (H2O)2Co(dmgBF2)2 under H2: Application to  Radical Cyclizations.


Li, G.; Han, A.; Pulling, M. E.; Estes, D. P.; Norton, J. R.*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 14662.


Pd-Catalyzed Direct and Selective C-H Functionalization: C3-Acetoxylation of Indoles.


Liu, Q.; Li, G.; Yi, H.; Wu, P.; Liu, J.; Lei, A.* Chem. Eur. J. 201117, 2353.


Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Carbonylation of Arylboronate Esters under Mild Conditions.


Liu,  Q.;  Li,  G.;  He,  J.;  Liu,  J.;  Li,  P.;  Lei,  A.* Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 3371.


An Electron-Deficient Diene as Ligand for Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions: An Efficient Alkylation of Aryl Iodides by Primary and Secondary Alkylzinc Reagents.

Liu, Q.; Duan, H.; Luo, X.; Tang, Y.; Li, G.; Huang, R.; Lei, A.* Adv. Synth. Catal. 2008350, 1349.

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