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Selected Publications before HKU

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The Story of the Little Blue Box: A Tribute to Siegfried Hünig

Chen, X.-Y.*; Chen, H.*; Stoddart, J. F.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202211387 [Link]
  • Highlighted by X-Mol

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Weak-Bonding Strategies for Achieving Regio- and Site-Selective Transformations

Jiao, Y.; Chen, X.-Y.*; Stoddart, J. F.*
Chem 2022, 8, 414–438 [Link]
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Radically Enhanced Dual Recognition

Chen, X.-Y.; Mao, H.; Feng, Y.; Cai, K.; Shen, D.; Wu, H.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, X.; Chen, H.; Song, B.; Jiao, Y.; Wu, Y.; Stern, C. L.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F.* 
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 25454–25462  [Link]
  • Selected as a HOT paper by Angewandte Chemie

  • Selected to appear as an Inside Back Cover in Angewandte Chemie


Selective Photodimerization in a Cyclodextrin Metal-Organic Framework

Chen, X.-Y.; Chen, H; Đorđević, L.; Guo, Q.-H.; Wu, H.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, L.; Jiao, Y.; Cai, K.; Chen, H.; Stern, C. L.; Stupp, S. I.; Snurr, R. Q.; Shen, D.*; Stoddart, J. F.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 9129–9139  [Link]
  • Selected to as a Supplementary Front Cover in JACS

  • Highlighted by X-Mol



Chen, X.-Y.; Shen, D.; Cai, K.; Jiao, Y.; Wu, H.; Song, B.; Zhang, L.; Tan, Y.; Wang, Y.; Feng, Y.; Stern, C. L.; Stoddart, J. F.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 20152–20160  [Link]
  • Highlighted by Polymer-science


Ir(III)-catalyzed Ortho C–H Alkylations of (Hetero) aromatic Aldehydes Using Alkyl Boron Reagents

Chen, X.-Y.*; Sorensen, E. J.*
Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 8951–8956  [Link]
  • Highlighted by Synfacts (Synfacts 2019, 15, 0051)

  • Highlighted by X-mol

  • Selected for the “2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection”


Pd-catalyzed, Ortho C–H Methylation and Fluorination of Benzaldehydes Using Orthanilic Acids as Transient Directing Groups

Chen, X.-Y.*; Sorensen, E. J.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 2789–2792  [Link]
  • Highlighted by Nature Catalysis (Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 167)

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Pd-catalyzed Ortho C–H Hydroxylation of Benzaldehydes Using a Transient Directing Group

Chen, X.-Y.; Ozturk, S.; Sorensen, E. J.*
Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 6280–6283  [Link]
  • Selected as an ACS Editors’ Choice Article


Synthesis of Fluorenones from Benzaldehydes and Aryl Iodides: Dual C–H Functionalizations Using a Transient Directing Group

Chen, X.-Y.; Ozturk, S.; Sorensen, E. J.*
Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 1140–1143  [Link]

Diastereoselective Allylation of N-tert-Butanesulfinyl Imines: An Asymmetric Synthesis Experiment for the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory

Chen, X.-Y.; Sun, L.-S.; Gao, X.; Sun, X.-W.*
J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92, 714–718  [Link]
  • Successfully implemented as a mandatory laboratory course in the Department of Chemistry at Fudan University since 2014

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