Publications and Conferences

Publications (*corresponding author; #equal contribution)



47. H. Sun, Y. He, W. Guo*,

Manuscript in preparation.


46. Y. Liu (Yang Liu), T. Liu, W. Guo*,

Manuscript in preparation.


45. Y. He, B. Yan, S. He, S. Ni, C. Ma, W. Guo*,



44. T. Liu, Y. Liu, W. Guo*,

Alkynyl-Induced Construction of Stereodefined Polysubstituted Conjugated Enynes via Pd-Catalyzed Allylic Arylations,

Org. Chem. Front. 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2QO00511E.


43. T. Liu, S. Ni, W. Guo*,

Practical Asymmetric Amine Nucleophilic Approach for the Modular Construction of Protected α-Quaternary Amino Acids,

Chem. Sci., 2022accepted.


42. L. Zuo, W. Guo*,

Zwitterionic Metal-Enolate or Equivalent: Generation and Capture,

Synlett 2022, in press. (Invited Synpacts in honor of Prof. P. C. Vollhardt)


41. Y. Liu (Yang Liu), W. Guo*,

Visible-Light Driven C-P Bond Formation with Recyclable Carbon Nitride Photocatalyst,

ChemCatChem 2022, accepted.


40. Y. Liu (Yin Liu), Y. He, Y. Liu, K. Wei, W. Guo*, 

Kinetically Controllable Construction of Nine-Membered Carbocycles via Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Cycloaddition,

Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 2567-2572.


39. B. Yan, W. Guo*,

Recent Advances in Decarboxylative Conversions of Cyclic Carbonates and Beyond,

Synthesis 2022, 54, 1964-1976. (Invited contribution in honor of Prof. Paul Knochel)


38. Y. Liu (Yin Liu),# T. Liu,# B. Yan, K. Wei*, W. Guo*,

Flexible Construction of Functionalized-Pyrroles under Palladium or Copper Catalysis in the Presence of BF3·Et2O,

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2022, 364, 916-921.


37. Y. Liu (Yin Liu),# Y. He,# Y. Liu, K. Wei, W. Guo*, 

The Access to Azonanes via Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylative [5 + 4] Cycloaddition with Exclusive Regioselectivity,

Org. Chem. Front. 2021, 8, 7004-7008.


36. L. Zuo,# P. Ma,# T. Liu, X. Chen, R. Lavroff, W. Chen, K. N. Houk*, W. Guo*,

Ambiphilic Reactivity of Vinyl Pd-Oxyallyl for Expeditious Construction of Highly Functionalized Cyclooctanoids,

Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 7330-7335. 


35. W. Guo*, L. Zuo,# M. Cui,# B. Yan, S. Ni, 

Propargylic Amination Enabled the Access to Enantioenriched Acyclic αQuaternary αAmino Ketones.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 7629. (Highlight in Organic Chemistry Portal) 


34. Y. Yang,# L. Zuo,# K. Wei, W. Guo*,

Water-Mediated Catalytic Decarboxylation Enabled Polysubstituted Furans and Allylic Alcohols with Exclusive (E)-Configurations,

Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 3195.


33. T. Liu, Y. Fang, L. Zuo, Y. Yang, Y. Liu, W. Chen, L. Dang, W. Guo*,

Pd/LA-Catalyzed Decarboxylation Enabled Exclusive [5+2] Annulation toward N-Aryl Azepanes and DFT Insights, 

Org. Chem. Front. 2021, 8, 1902. (Hot paper; Front Cover) 


32. L. Zuo, Y. Yang, W. Guo*,

Modular Domino Process towards Highly Functionalized Pyrroles via Pd-Catalyzed [4+1] Annulation under Mild Conditions, 

Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 2013.


31. B. Yan,# L. Zuo,# X. Chang, T. Liu, M. Cui, Y. Liu, H. Sun, W. Chen, W. Guo*,

Kinetically Controllable Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylation Enabled [5+2] and [3+2] Cycloaddition toward Carbocycles Featuring Quaternary Carbons, 

Org. Lett. 202123, 351. (Highlight in Organic Chemistry Portal; Highlight in Chinese J. Org. Chem. 2021, 41, 2134)


30. L. Zuo, T. Liu, X. Chang, W. Guo*,

An Update of Transition Metal-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Transformations of Cyclic Carbonates and Carbamates, 

Molecules 201924, 3930. (Invited Contribution)


29.  W. Guo*, J. E. Gómez, A. Cristofol, J. Xie, A.W. Kleij*

Catalytic Transformations of Functionalized Cyclic Organic Carbonates, 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857, 13735. (ESI highly cited paper)


Before FIST of Xi'an Jiaotong University !


28. W. Guo*, R. Kuniyil, J. E. Gómez, F. Maseras*, A.W. Kleij*

A Domino Process toward Functionally Dense Quaternary Carbons through Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylative C(sp3)−C(sp3) Bond Formation, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 3981. (JACS Front Cover; ESI highly cited paper; Spotlight in JACS: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 3809)


27. J. Xie, W. Guo, A. Cai, E. C. Escudero-Adán, A. W. Kleij*

Pd-Catalyzed Enantio- and Regioselective Formation of Allylic Aryl Ethers, 

Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 6388. (Highlight in Synfacts 201814, 150)


26. W. Guo,# A. Cai,# J. Xie, A. W. Kleij*

Asymmetric Synthesis of α,αDisubstituted Allylic Amines through PalladiumCatalyzed Allylic Substitution, 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 11797. (Highlight in Chemistry Views; Highlight in Synfacts 201713, 1276)


25. J. E. Gómez, W. Guo*, S. Gaspa, A. W. Kleij*

CopperCatalyzed Synthesis of γAmino Acids Featuring Quaternary Stereocenters, 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 15035. (Highlight in Synfacts 201814, 43; X-mol)


24. W. Guo, J. E. Gómez, L. Martínez-Rodriguez, N. A. G. Bandeira, C. Bo, A. W. Kleij*

MetalFree Synthesis of NAryl Amides using Organocatalytic RingOpening Aminolysis of Lactones, 

ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 1969


23. J. E. Gómez, W. Guo*, A. W. Kleij*

Palladium-Catalyzed Stereoselective Formation of Substituted Allylic Thioethers and Sulfones, 

Org. Lett. 201618, 6042


22. A. Cai, W. Guo*, L. Martínez-Rodríguez, A. W. Kleij*,

Palladium-Catalyzed Regio- and Enantioselective Synthesis of Allylic Amines Featuring Tetrasubstituted Tertiary Carbons, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 14194.

(Most read article in 2017 in JACS; Highlight in Synfacts 201713, 43; Highlight in Organic Chemistry Portal; Highlight in X-Mol)


21. W. GuoL. Martínez-Rodríguez, R. Kuniyil, E. Martin, E. C. Escudero-Adán, F. Maseras*, A. W. Kleij*,

Stereoselective and Versatile Preparation of Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Allylic Amine Scaffolds under Mild Conditions, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 11970.


20. W. Guo, L. Martínez-Rodríguez, E. Martin, E. C. Escudero-Adán, A. W. Kleij*

Highly Efficient Catalytic Formation of (Z)1,4But2ene Diols Using Water as a Nucleophile, 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 11037


19. W. Guo, V. Laserna, J. Rintjema, A. W. Kleij*

Catalytic OnePot Oxetane to Carbamate Conversions: Formal Synthesis of Drug Relevant Molecules, 

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016358, 1602. (VIP, Cover)


18. S. Sopeña, V. Laserna, W. Guo, E. Martin, E. C. Escudero-Adán, A. W. Kleij*, 

Regioselective Organocatalytic Formation of Carbamates from Substituted Cyclic Carbonates, 

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016358, 2172. (VIP, Cover) 


17. W. Guo, V. Laserna, E. Martin, E. C. Escudero-Adán, A. W. Kleij*, 

Stereodivergent Carbamate Synthesis by Selective in Situ Trapping of Organic Carbonate Intermediates, 

Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 1722


16. W. Guo, J. Gónzalez-Fabra, N. A. G. Bandeira, C. Bo, A. W. Kleij*, 

A MetalFree Synthesis of NAryl Carbamates under Ambient Conditions, 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 11686


15. W. Guo, R. Pleixats*, A. Shafir*, 

WaterSoluble Gold Nanoparticles: From Catalytic Selective Nitroarene Reduction in Water to Refractive Index Sensing, 

Chem. Asian J. 201510, 2437. (Cover, Highlighted in Synfacts 201612, 104)


14. V. Laserna, W. Guo, A. W. Kleij*, 

Aluminium-Catalysed Oxazolidinone Synthesis and their Conversion into Functional Non-Symmetrical Ureas, 

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015357, 2849. (VIP, Cover)


13. W. Guo, R. Pleixats*, A. Shafir*, T. Parella, 

Rhodium Nanoflowers Stabilized by a NitrogenRich PEGTagged Substrate as Recyclable Catalyst for the Stereoselective Hydrosilylation of Internal Alkynes, 

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015357, 89. (VIP, Cover)


12. J. Rintjema, W. Guo, E. Martin, E. C. Escudero-Adán, A. W. Kleij*,

Highly Chemo-selective Catalytic Coupling of Substituted Oxetanes and Carbon Dioxide, 

Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 10754


11. G. Fiorani, W. Guo, A. W. Kleij*,

Sustainable Conversion of Carbon Dioxide: the Advent of Organocatalysis, 

Green Chem. 201517, 1375. (Most read paper in 2015; ESI highly cited paper)


10. W. Guo, O. Vallcorba, A. Shafir*, R. Pleixats*, J. Rius*, 

Oxidative Breakdown of Iodoalkanes to Catalytically Active Iodine Species: A Case Study in the αTosyloxylation of Ketones, 

ChemCatChem 2014, 6, 468


9. M. Planellas, W. Guo, F. Alonso, M. Yus, A. Shafir*, R. Pleixats*, T. Parella, 

Hydrosilylation of Internal Alkynes Catalyzed by Tris‐ Imidazolium Salt‐Stabilized Palladium Nanoparticles,

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014356, 179. (Highlight in Synfacts 201410, 443)


8. W. Guo, E. Faggi, R. M. Sebastián, A. Vallribera, R. Pleixats*, A. Shafir*, 

Direct Arylation of Oligonaphthalenes Using PIFA/BF3·Et2O: From Double Arylation to Larger Oligoarene Products, 

J. Org. Chem. 201378, 8169. (Highlight in Synfacts 20139, 1177)


7. W. Guo, A. Monge-Marcet, X. Cattoën, A. Shafir*, R. Pleixats*,

Sol-Gel Immobilized Aryl Iodides for the Catalytic Oxidative α-Tosyloxylation of Ketones, 

React. Funct. Polym. 201373, 192.


6. W. Guo*, K. Wei*, C. Lin,

Rod-like Nano-composite of Inorganic Nanowires Encapsulated by Mesoporous Silica Solid, 

J. Non-Cryst. Solids 2011357, 105.


5. K. Wei*, L. Shu, W. Guo, Y. Wu, X. Zeng,

Synthesis of Amino-Functionalized Hexagonal Mesoporous Silica for Adsorption of Pb2+

Chin. J. Chem. 201147, 1514


4. W. Guo, Y. Luo, K. Wei*, X. Gao*,

A Cellular Level Biocompatibility and Biosafety Evaluation of Mesoporous SiO2-Based Nanocomposite with Lanthanum Species, 

J. Mater. Sci. 2011,47, 1514.


3. Y. Luo, Y. Ling, W. Guo, J. Pang, W. Liu, Y. Fang, X. Wen, K. Wei*, X. Gao*, 

Docetaxel Loaded Oleic Acid-Coated Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles Enhance the Docetaxel-Induced Apoptosis through Activation of Caspase-2 in Androgen Independent Prostate Cancer Cells, 

J. Control. Release 2010147, 278


2. K. Wei, W. Guo*, C. Lai, N. Zhao, X. Li,

Molecular Self-Assembly Synthesis of Nanosphere of La-containing Hexagonal Mesoporous Solid, 

J. Alloys Compd. 2009484, 841.


1. K. Wei, W. Guo*, C. Du, N. Zhao, X. Li,

Preparation of PrxZn1-xO Nanopowder with UV-Visible Light Response, 

Mater. Lett. 200963, 1781.





14. German-Spanish Symposium on Frontiers in Chemistry; ICIQ School, 25-29 Sep 2017, ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain.
13. 19th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS), 25-29 Jun 2017, Jeju, Korea.
12. ICIQ PhD Day, 15-16 Jun 2017, ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain.
11. VII French-Catalan Meeting (1st HC3A Meeting), 26-27 Jun 2016, Toulouse, France.
10. 18th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS), 28 Jun-2 Jul 2015, Sitges-Barcelona, Spain.
9. Carbon Dioxide Catalysis-Zing Conference, 19-22 Apr 2016, Albufeira-Algarve, Portugal.
8. Aportando Valor al CO2, 17-18 Feb 2015, Madrid, Spain.
7. VII International School on Organometallic Chemistry “Marcial Moreno Mañas”, 25-27 Jun 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
6. XXV REUNIÓN BIENAL DE QUÍMICA ORGÁNICA, 4-6 Jun 2014, Alicante, Spain.
5. Festsymposium 125 Jahre Angewandte  Chemie, 11-13 Mar 2013, Berlin, Germany.
4. 14th Tetrahedron Symposium, 25-28 Jun 2013, Vienna, Austria.
3. VI International School On Organometallic Chemistry “Marcial Moreno Mañas”, 3-5 Jun 2013, Alicante, Spain.
2. V School on Organometallic Chemistry “Marcial Moreno Mañas”, 2-4 Jul 2012, Jaca, Spain.
1. IV School on Organometallic Chemistry “Marcial Moreno Mañas”, 27-29 Jun 2011, Santiago, Spain.