• Journal Papers

Publications in Sustech:


(37) Zu, B.; Guo, Y.; He, C.*

Catalytic Enantioselective Construction of Chiroptical Boron-Stereogenic Compounds, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 16302–16310.

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(36) Liu, W.; Ke, J.; He, C.*

Sulfur Stereogenic Centers in Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric C–H Functionalization: Generation and Utilization (Perspective), 

Chem. Sci. 202112, 10972−10984.



(35) You, L.; Yuan, W.; He, C.* 

Intermolecular Dehydrogenative C−H/Si−H Cross-Coupling for the Synthesis of Arylbenzyl Bis(silanes), 

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2021, 3079–3082.

Special Collection on "Silicon Chemistry in Organic Synthesis"

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(34) Zhu, J.; He, C.* 

Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Silicon-Stereogenic Alkoxysilanes and Siloxanes (Invited Synpacts),

Synlett 2021, 32, 1575–1580. DOI: 10.1055/a-1503-7976

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(33) Guo, Y.; Liu, M.-M.; Zhu, X.; Zhu, L.; He, C.* 

Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Silicon-Stereogenic Dihydrodibenzosilines: Silicon-Central to Axial Chirality Relay, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 202160, 13887−13891.

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(32) Zhu, J.; Chen, S.; He, C.* 

Catalytic Enantioselective Dehydrogenative Si–O Coupling to Access Chiroptical Silicon-Stereogenic Siloxanes and Alkoxysilanes, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 5301−5307.

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(31) Ke, J.; Liu, W.; Zhu, X.; Tan, X.; He, C.* 

Electrochemical Radical Silyl-Oxygenation of Activated Alkenes, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 202160, 8744−8749

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(30) Zu, B.; Guo, Y.; Ke, J.; He, C.*

Transient and Native Directing Group Enabled Enantioselective C–H Functionalization (Invited Short Review),

Synthesis 202153, 2029–2042. DOI: 10.1055/a-1372-6627



(29) Yuan, W.; You, L.; Lin, W.; Ke, J.; Li, Y.; He, C.*

Asymmetric Synthesis of Silicon-Stereogenic Monohydrosilanes by Dehydrogenative C–H Silylation,

Org. Lett. 202123, 1367−1372.

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(28) Chen, S.; Mu, D.; Mai, P-L.; Ke, J.; Li, Y.; He, C.*

Enantioselective Construction of Six- and Seven-Membered Triorgano-Substituted Silicon-Stereogenic Heterocycles,

Nat. Commun. 202112, 1249.

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(27) Ke, J.; Zu, B.; Guo, Y.; Li, Y.; He, C.*

Hexafluoroisopropanol-Enabled Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Halogenation of Cyclic Diaryliodoniums for the Synthesis of Axially Chiral 2,2'-Dihalobiaryls,

Org. Lett. 202123, 329−333.

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(26) Zu, B.; Ke, J.; Guo, Y.; He, C.*

Synthesis of Diverse Aryliodine(III) Reagents by Anodic Oxidation,

Chin. J. Chem. 202139, 627−632.

"special issue dedicated to Department of Chemistry, SUSTech, on the occasion of her 10th founding anniversary" in Chinese Journal of Chemistry.



(25) Yang, W.; Li, Y.; Zhu, J.; Liu, W.; Ke, J.; He, C.*

Lewis Acid-Assisted Ir(III) Reductive Elimination Enables Construction of Seven-Membered-Ring Sulfoxides, 

Chem. Sci. 202011, 10149−10158.

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(24) Yang, B.; Yang, W.; Guo, Y.; You, L.; He, C.* 

Enantioselective Silylation of Aliphatic C–H Bonds for the Synthesis of Silicon-Stereogenic Dihydrobenzosiloles, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 202059, 22217−22222.

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(23) Mu, D.; Yuan, W.; Chen, S.; Wang, N.; Yang, B.; You, L.; Zu, B.; Yu, P.; He, C.*

Streamlined Construction of Silicon-Stereogenic Silanes by Tandem Enantioselective C−H Silylation/Alkene Hydrosilylation, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 13459−13468.

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(22) Liu, W.; Yang, W.; Zhu, J.; Guo, Y.; Wang, N.; Ke, J.; Yu, P.; He, C.* 

Dual Ligand Enabled Ir(III)-Catalyzed Enantioselective C–H Amidation for the Synthesis of Chiral Sulfoxides, 

ACS Catal. 202010, 7207−7215.

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(21) He, C.*; Whitehurst, W. G.; Gaunt, M. J.*

Palladium-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Bond Functionalization of Aliphatic Amines, 

Chem. 2019, 5, 1031–1058.



(20) He, C.*  

Oxidative Coupling Reactions Between Hydrocarbons and Organometallic Reagents (The Second Generation). In: Lei A. (eds) Transition Metal Catalyzed Oxidative Cross-Coupling Reactions. Lecture Notes in Chemistry, vol 102. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2019.



Ph.D. and Postdoc Publications:


(19) Nappi, M.; He, C. (co-first author); Whitehurst, W. G.; Chappell, B. G. N.; Gaunt, M. J.

Selective Reductive Elimination at Alkyl Pd(IV) via Dissociative Ligand Ionization Enables Catalytic C(sp3)–H Amination to Azetidines, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 3178–3182.



(18) He, C.; Gaunt, M. J.

Ligand-Assisted Palladium-Catalyzed C–H Alkenylation of Aliphatic Amines for the Synthesis of Functionalized Pyrrolidines, 

Chem. Sci. 20178, 3586–3592.



(17) He, C.* 

Chapter 3 Oxidative Couplings Involving the Cleavage of C–H Bonds. In Lei, A.; Shi, W.; Liu, C.; Liu, W.; Zhang, H.; He, C. Oxidative Cross-Coupling Reactions; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: 2016.



(16) He, C.; Gaunt, M. J.

Ligand-Enabled Catalytic C–H Arylation of Aliphatic Amines by a Four-Membered-Ring Cyclopalladation Pathway, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201554, 15840–15844.



(15) He, C.; Lei, A.

Application of Nontoxic Iron Salts in Oxidative C–C Coupling Reactions in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, eds. Reedijk, J. and Poeppelmeier, K., Vol 6. Oxford: Elsevier; 2013. p. 521–547.

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(14) Ke, J.; He, C. (co-first author); Liu, H.; Li, M.; Lei, A.

Oxidative Cross-Coupling /Cyclization to Build Polysubstituted Pyrroles from Terminal Alkynes and b-Enamino Esters, 

Chem. Commun. 201349, 7549–7551.



(13) Ke, J.; He, C. (co-first author); Liu, H.; Xu, H.; Lei, A.

Alcohol Assisted C–C Bond Breaking: Copper-Catalyzed Deacetylative a-Arylation of b-keto Esters and Amides, 

Chem. Commun. 201349, 6767–6769.



(12) Gao, M.; He, C. (co-first author); Chen, H.; Bai, R.; Cheng, B.; Lei, A.

Synthesis of Pyrroles by Click Reaction: Silver-Catalyzed Cycloaddition of Terminal Alkynes with Isocyanides, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201352, 6958–6961. 



(11) He, C.; Ke, J.; Xu, H.; Lei, A.

Synergistic Catalysis in the Sonogashira Coupling Reaction: Quantitative Kinetic Investigation of Transmetalation, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201352, 1527–1530.



(10) He, C.; Zhang, G.; Ke, J.; Zhang, H.; Miller, J. T.; Kropf, A. J.; Lei, A.

Labile Cu(I)-Catalyst/Spectator Cu(II)-Species in Copper-Catalyzed C–C Coupling Reaction: Operando IR, In situ XANES/EXAFS Evidence and Kinetic Investigations, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 488–493.



(9) He, C.; Guo, S.; Ke, J.; Hao, J.; Xu, H.; Chen, H.; Lei, A.

Silver-Mediated Oxidative C–H/C–H Functionalization: A Strategy To Construct Polysubstituted Furans, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 5766–5769.



(8) He, C.; Hao, J.; Xu, H.; Mo, Y.; Liu, H.; Han, J.; Lei, A.

Heteroaromatic imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines synthesis from C–H/N–H oxidative cross-coupling/cyclization, 

Chem. Commun. 201248, 11073–11075.



(7) He, C.; Guo, S.; Huang, L.; Lei, A.

Copper Catalyzed Arylation/C–C Bond Activation: An Approach toward alpha-Aryl Ketones, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 8273–8275.



(6) He, C.; Chen, C.; Cheng, J.; Liu, C.; Liu, W.; Li, Q.; Lei, A.

Aryl halide tolerated electrophilic amination of arylboronic acids with N-chloroamides catalyzed by CuCl at room temperature, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 200847, 6414–6417.



(5) Cheng, B.; Yi, H.; He, C.; Liu, C.; Lei, A.

Revealing the Ligand Effect on Copper(I) Disproportionation via Operando IR Spectra, 

Organometallics 201534, 206–211.



(4) Weng, Y.; Cheng, B.; He, C.; Lei, A.

Rational Design of a Pd-Catalyzed Csp–Csp Cross-Coupling Reaction Inspired by Kinetic Studies, 

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201251, 9547–9551.



(3) Liu, W.; Cao, H.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, H.; Chung, K. H.; He, C.; Wang, H.; Kwong, F. Y.; Lei, A.

Organocatalysis in Cross-Coupling: DMEDA-Catalyzed Direct C–H Arylation of Unactivated Benzene, 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 16737–16740.



(2) Yin, W.; He, C.; Chen, M.; Zhang, H.; Lei, A.

Nickel-catalyzed oxidative coupling reactions of two different terminal alkynes using O2 as the oxidant at room temperature: facile syntheses of unsymmetric 1,3-diynes, 

Org. Lett. 200911, 709–712.



(1) Liu, C.; He, C.; Shi, W.; Chen, M.; Lei, A.

Ni-catalyzed mild arylation of alpha-halocarbonyl compounds with arylboronic acids, 

Org. Lett. 20079, 5601–5604.


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