46. Organic charge-transfer complex induces chemoselective decarboxylation to aryl radicals for general functionalization, Chun-Hong Hu, Yueqian Sang, Ya-Wei Yang, Wen-Wen Li, Hui-Lin Wang, ZiYing Zhang, Chen Ye*, Li-Zhu Wu, Xiao-Song Xue*, and Yang Li*Chem 2023 (online).



45. Photoredox and Vanadate Cocatalyzed Hydrolysis of Aryl Ethers at Ambient Temperature, Rong-Gui Hu, Yueqian Sang, Fang-Fang Tan, Yuan-Li Sun, Xiao-Song Xue*, and Yang Li*, ACS Catal. 202313, 9264–9273.



44. Hydrogen Production from Formic Acid by in situ Generated Ni/CdS Photocatalytic System under Visible Light Irradiation, Kai-Wen Feng and Yang Li*ChemSusChem 2023, 16, e202202250.



43. Visible-Light-Induced Iron Redox-Catalyzed Selective Transformation of Biomass into Formic Acid, Wen-Min Zhang, Kai-Wen Feng, Rong-Gui Hu, Yan-Jun Guo, and Yang Li*, Chem 20239, 430–442.



42. Visible-Light Photoredox-Catalyzed Decarboxylation of α‑Oxo Carboxylic Acids to C1-Deuterated Aldehydes and Aldehydes, Chun-Hong Hu and Yang Li*J. Org. Chem. 2023, 88, 6401–6406. (Highlighted by



41. Visible-Light Photoredox-Catalyzed Hydrodecarboxylation and Deuterodecarboxylation of Fatty Acid, Yuan-Li Sun, Fang-Fang Tan, Rong-Gui Hu, Chun-Hong Hu, and Yang Li*Chin. J. Chem. 2022, 40, 1903–1908.



40. Utilization of renewable formic acid from lignocellulosic biomass for the selective hydrogenation and/or N-methylation, Chao-Zheng Zhou, Yu-Rou Zhao, Fang-Fang Tan, Yan-Jun Guo, and Yang Li*ChemCatChem 2021, 13, 4724–4728.



39. Practical DMSO-promoted selective hydrolysis-oxidation of lignocellulosic biomass to formic acid attributed to hydrogen bonds, Yan-Jun Guo, Shi-Jun Li, Yuan-Li Sun, Lei Wang, Wen-Min Zhang, Ping Zhang, Yu Lan* and Yang Li*Green Chem. 2021, 23, 7041–7052.



38. Formic Acid Disproportionation into Formaldehyde Trigged by Vanadium Complexes With Iridium Catalysis Under Mild Conditions in the N-methylation, Chao-zheng Zhou, Yu-Rou Zhao, Yan-Jun Guo, Ping Zhang and Yang Li*Green Chem. 2021, 23, 2918–2924.



37. Visible-light photoredox-catalyzed C-O bond cleavage of diaryl ethers by acridinium photocatalysts at room temperature, Fang-Fang Tan, Xiao-Ya He, Wan-Fa Tian, and Yang Li*, Nat. Commun. 202011, 6126. (Highlighted by Synfacts 2021; 17(03): 0290. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1720316)



36. Across the Board: Yang Li on Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis, Yang Li*, ChemSusChem 2020, 13, 3937–3939.




35. Visible-Light Photoredox-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Alkylation of Heteroarenes Using Carboxylic Acids with Hydrogen Release, Wan-Fa Tian, Chun-Hong Hu, Ke-Han He, Xiao-Ya He, and Yang Li*, Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 6930–6935.




34. Utilization of Hydrogen Source from Renewable Lignocellulosic Biomass for Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes, Fang-Fang Tan, Kai-Li Tang, Ping Zhang, Yan-Jun Guo, Meng-Nan Qu, and Yang Li*ChemCatChem 201911, 4189–4195.



33. Streamlined Hydrogen Production from Biomass, Ping Zhang, Yan-Jun Guo, Jianbin Chen, Yu-Rou Zhao, Jun Chang, Henrik Junge, Matthias Beller*, and Yang Li*, Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 332–338. (Highlighted by Chemistry World and reported by Chemical Science Department of National Natural ScienceFund Committee.




32. Visible-light Photoredox-Catalyzed Iminyl Radical Formation by N-H Cleavage with Hydrogen Release and Its Application in Synthesis of Isoquinolines, Wan-Fa Tian, Dang-Po Wang, Shao-Feng Wang, Ke-Han He, Xiao-Ping Cao, and Yang Li*Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 1421−1425.




31. An Efficient Aryl Migration from an Aryl Ether to Ester Ether by Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis, Shao-Feng Wang, Xiao-Ping Cao*, and Yang Li*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13809–13813. (Highlighted by Synfacts201713, 1317).


30. Acceptorless Dehydrogenation of N-Heterocycles by Merging Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis and Cobalt Catalysis, Ke-Han He, Fang-Fang Tan, Chao-Zheng Zhou, Gui-Jiang Zhou, Xiao-Long Yang, and Yang Li*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3080–3084. (Highlighted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 7716–7718, Chin. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 37, 1051).



29. Redox-Divergent Hydrogen-Retentive or Hydrogen-Releasing Synthesis of 3,4-Dihydroisoquinolines or Isoquinolines, Ke-Han He, Wei-Dong Zhang, Ming-Yu Yang, Kai-Li Tang, Mengnan Qu, You-Song Ding, and Yang Li*, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 2840–2843.



28.  Rhodium-catalyzed Inert Chemical Bonds Transformation and Related Mechanism Investigation, Yang Li*, Zhang-Jie Shi*, Sci. Sin. Chem., 2016, 46, 579–587. (Invited Paper).


26. Oxidant-Free Dehydrogenative Coupling Reactions via Hydrogen Evolution, Ke-Han He, Yang Li*, ChemSusChem 2014, 7, 2788–2790.




Before Joining FIST-XJTU

27 “Group Exchange between Ketones and Carboxylic Acids through Directing Group Assisted Rh-catalyzed Reorganization of Carbon Skeletons ”, Lei, Z.-Q.; Pan, F.; Li, H.; Li, Y.; Zhang,X.-S.; Chen, K.; Wang, X.; Li, Y.-X.; Sun, J.; Shi, Z.-J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5012-5020.


25 “Efficient and Selective Hydrogen Generation from Bioethanol using Ruthenium Pincer-type Complexes”, Sponholz, P.; Mellmann, D.; Cordes, C.; Alsabeh, P. G.; Li, B.; Li, Y.; Nielsen, M.; Junge, H.; Dixneuf , P.; Beller M. ChemSusChem, 2014, 7, 2419-2422.


24 “Selective Ruthenium-catalyzed Methylation of 2-Arylethanols using Methanol as C1 Feedstock”, Li, Y.; Li, H.;Junge, H.; Beller, M. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 14991.



23 “Ruthenium-catalyzed Hydrogen Generation from Glycerol and Selective Synthesis of Lactic Acid”, Li, Y.; Nielsen, M.; Li,  B.; Dixneuf, P. H.; Junge, H.; Beller, M. Green Chem, 2015, 17, 193.


22 “A Molecular-defined Iridium Catalyst for Direct Hydrogen Production from Monosaccharides, Disaccharide, Cellulose and  Lignocellulose”, Li, Y.; Sponholz, P.; Nielsen, M.;Junge, H.; Beller, M. ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 804.


The video for the reaction procedure (It is easier played by Google Explorer, Firefox Explorer):


21 “Copper-catalyzed Trifluoromethylation of Aryl- and Vinylboronic Acids with Generation of CF3-radicals”, Li, Y.; Wu, L.; Neumann, H.; Beller, M. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 2628 (ESI highly cited paper).


20 “Olefinic C–H Bond Addition to Aryl Aldehyde and Its N-Sulfonylimine via Rh Catalysis Li, Y.; Zhang, X.-S.; Zhu, Q.-L.; Shi, Z.-J. Org. Lett.2012, 14, 636.


19 “Mechanistic Insight into the Regioselective Palladation of Indole Derivatives: Tetranuclear Indolyl Palladacycles with High C2−Pd or C3−Pd Bond Selectivity”, Li, Y.; Wang, W.-H.; He, K.-H.; Shi, Z.-J. Organometallics 2012, 31, 4397.


18 “Mechanistic Understanding of Rh-Catalyzed N-Sulfonylaldimine Insertion to Aryl C-H Bonds”, Li, Y.; Zhang, X.-S.; Li,  H.; Wang, W.-H.; Chen, K.; Li, B.-J.; Shi, Z.-J. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 1634 (ESI highly cited paper).


The video for the reaction mechanism (It is easier played by Google Explorer,Firefox Explorer):



17 “N-Directing Group Assisted Rhodium-Catalyzed Aryl C-H Addition to Aryl Aldehydes”, Li, Y.; Zhang, X.-S.; Chen, K.; He, K.-H.; Pan, F.; Li, B.-J.; Shi, Z.-J. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 636 (ESI highly cited paper).



16 “Rhodium-Catalyzed Direct Addition of Aryl C-H Bonds toN-Sulfonyl Aldimines”, Li, Y.; Li, B.-J.; Wang, W.-H.; Huang, W.-P.; Zhang, X.-S.; Chen. K.; Shi, Z.-J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2115 (ESI highly cited paper).


15 “Oxidative Dimerization of N-Protected and Free Indole Derivatives toward 3,3´-Biindoles viaPd-catalyzed Direct C–H Transformations”, Li, Y.; Wang, W.-H.; Yang, S.-D.; Li, B.-J.; Feng, C.; Shi, Z.-J. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4553.


14 “Total Synthesis and Correct Absolute Configuration of Malyngamide U”, Li, Y.; Feng, J.-P.; Wang, W.- H.; Chen, J.; Cao, X.-P. J. Org. Chem. 2007,72, 2344 (most-accessed article for the full year of 2007).

13 “Rh-Catalyzed C-C Cleavage of Benzyl/Allylic Alcohols to Produce Benzyl/Allylic Amines or Other Alcohols by Nucleophilic Addition of Intermediate Rhodacycles to Aldehydes and Imines ”, Zhang, X.-S.; Li, Y.; Li, H.; Chen, K; Lei,  Z.-Q.; Shi, Z.-J. Chem. Eur. J. 2012,18, 16214.

12 “Reductive Cleavage of the Csp2-Csp3 Bond of Secondary Benzyl Alcohols: Rhodium Catalysis Directed by N-Containing Groups”, Chen, K.; Li, H.; Lei, Z.-Q.; Li, Y.; Ye, W.-H.; Zhang, L.-S.; Sun, J.; Shi, Z.-J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012,51, 9851.

11 “Direct Oxidative Arylation via Rhodium-Catalyzed C-C Bond Cleavage of Secondary Alcohols with Arylsilanes”, Chen, K.; Li, H.; Li, Y.; Zhang, X.-S.; Lei, Z.-Q.; Shi, Z.-J. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 1645.

10 “Extrusion of CO from Aryl Ketones: Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed C-C Bond Cleavage Directed by a Pyridine Group”, Lei, Z.-Q.; Li, H.; Li, Y.; Zhang, X.-S.; Chen, K.; Wang, X.; Sun, J.; Shi, Z.-J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012,51, 2690.

9 “Pyridinyl Directed Alkenylation with Olefins via Rh(III)-Catalyzed C–C Bond Cleavage of Secondary Arylmethanols”, Li; H.; Li, Y.; Zhang, X.-S.; Chen, K.; Wang, X.; Shi, Z.-J. .J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 15244.

8 “An Improved Asymmetric Synthesis of Malyngamide U and Its 2΄-Epimer”, Feng, J.-P.; Shi, Z.-F.; Li, Y.; Zhang, J.-T.; Qi, X.-L.; Chen, J.; Cao, X.-P. J. Org. Chem. 2008,73, 6873.

7 “A Stereoselective Synthesis of (4E,7S)-(–)-7-Methoxydodec-4-enoic Acid”, Li, Y.; Chen, J.; Cao, X.-P. Synthesis 2006, 320.

6 “First Stereoselective Synthesis of Serinol-derived Malyngamidesand Their 1΄-epi-isomers”, Chen, J.; Li, Y.; Cao, X.-P. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2006, 17, 933.

5 “The First Total Synthesis of Phebaclavin A and C”, Zhang, Y.; Liu, D.; Li, Y.; Cao, X.-P. Chin. J. Chem. 2005, 23, 1453.

4 “Stereoselective Synthesis of Naturally Occurring Unsaturated Amide Alkaloids by a Modified Ramberg-Bäcklund Reaction”, Li, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Huang, Z.; Cao, X.-P.; Gao, K. Can. J. Chem. 2004, 82, 622.

3 “Stereoselective Synthesis of Piperamide Alkaloids by a Modified Ramberg-Bäcklund Reaction”, Li, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, X.-L.; Huang, Z.; Cao, X.-P. Chin. Chem. Lett.2004, 15, 631.

2 “Stereoselective Synthesis of (Z)-5-(Trideca-4-enyl) Resorcinol and Gibbilimbols A–D”, Zhou, L.; Li, Y.; Cao, X.-P. Chin. J. Chem. 2004, 22, 1344.

1  “A Novel Practical Reaction of α,βUnsaturated Esters and Ketones with Lithium Aluminum Hydride”, Li, Y.; Wang, F.; Cao, X.-P. Acta Chimica Sinica 2003, 61, 279.