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Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 

19. Y. Mei; X. Chen; R. Wei; X.-Y. Chang; L. Tao and L. L. Liu,*

An Isolable Radical Anion Featuring a 2-Center-3-Electron π-Bond without a Clearly Defined σ-Bond, 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202315555. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202315555

(Highlighted by Dahui Zhao in Synfacts entitled "2-Center-3-Electron π-Bond without a σ-Bond") 

(Highlighted by ChemistryViews) 

(Peer-review report)


18. W. Lv; Y. Dai; R. Guo; Y. Su;* D. A. Ruiz; L. L. Liu; C.-H. Tung and L. Kong,*

Geometrically Constrained Organoboron Species as Lewis Superacids and Organic Superbases, 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202308467. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202308467 (Hot Paper)

(Peer-review report)


17. R. Wei; X.-F. Wang; D. A. Ruiz and L. L. Liu;*

Stable Ketenyl Anions via Ligand Exchange at an Anionic Carbon as Powerful Synthons,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202219211. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202219211

(Peer-review report)


16. S. Qiu; X. Zhang; C. Hu; H. Chu; Q. Li; D. A. Ruiz; L. L. Liu;* C.-H. Tung and L. Kong,*

Unveiling Hetero-Enyne Reactivity of Aryliminoboranes: Dearomative Hetero-Diels-Alder-Like Reactions,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202205814. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202205814

(Peer-review report)


15. R. Wei; S. Ju and L. L. Liu;*

Free Metallophosphines: Extremely Electron-Rich Phosphorus Superbases that are Electronically and Sterically Tunable,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61e202205618. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202205618 (Hot Paper)

(Highlighted by ChemViews)

(Peer-review report)


14. Y. Wang; X. Zhang; T. Li; Q. Li; R. Wei; D. A. Ruiz; L. L. Liu;* C.-H. Tung and L. Kong,*

Crystalline Neutral Diboron Analogues of Cyclopropanes,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202117053. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202117053 (Hot Paper)

(Highlighted by ChemViews)

(Peer-review report)


13. X. Zhang and L. L. Liu*

Modulating the Frontier Orbitals of an Aluminylene for Facile Dearomatization of Inert Arenes,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202116658. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202116658 (VIP)

(Peer-review report)


12. X. Zhang and L. L. Liu*

A Free Aluminylene with Diverse σ-Donating and Doubly σ/π-Accepting Ligand Features for Transition Metals,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 27062-27069. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202111975 (Hot Paper)

(Peer-review report)


11. S. Li; C. Hu; X. Cui; J. Zhang; L. L. Liu* and L. Wu,*

Site-Fixed Hydroboration of Terminal and Internal Alkenes Using BX3/iPr2NEt,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 26238-26245. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202111978

(Peer-review report)


10. X. Chen;+ L. L. Liu;+ S. Liu; H. Grützmacher and Z. Li;*

A Room-Temperature Stable Distonic Radical Cation,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 23830-23835. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202011677

(+ = equal contribution)

(Peer-review report)


9. Z. Li;* X. Chen; L. L. Liu; M. T. Scharnhölz and H. Grützmacher,*

N-Heterocyclic Carbenes Stabilized Dicarbondiphosphides: Strong Neutral Four-membered Heterocyclic 6π-electron Donors,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 4288-4293. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201914015

(Peer-review report)


8. J. Zhou; L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

Base-Stabilized [PO]+/[PO2]+ Cations,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 18276-18280. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201912009


7. J. Zhou; L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

The Arene-Stabilized η5-Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Arsenic Dication [(η5-Cp*)As(toluene)]2+,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 5407-5412. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201902039


6. L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao; J. Zhou and D. W. Stephan,*

Facile Cleavage of the P=P Double Bond in Vinyl-Substituted Diphosphenes,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 273-277. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201812592

(Peer-review report)


5. J. Zhou; L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

Nitrogen-Based Lewis Acids: Synthesis and Reactivity of a Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Nitrenium Cation,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 3322–3326. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201713118

(Selected as frontispiece)

4. Z. Li; X. Chen; Z. Benkő; L. L. Liu; D. A. Ruiz; J. L. Peltier; G. Bertrand;* C. Su* and H. Grützmacher,*

N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Promotors for the Rearrangement of Phosphaketenes to Phosphaheteroallenes: A Case Study for OCP to OPC Constitutional Isomerism,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6018–6022. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201600903

3. C. Pranckevicius; L. L. Liu; G. Bertrand and D. W. Stephan,*

Synthesis of a Carbodicyclopropenylidene: A Carbodicarbene Based Solely on Carbon,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 5536–5540. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201600765

(Highlighted by Synfact, DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562150)

2. B. Rao; H. Tang; X. Zeng*; L. L. Liu; M. Melaimi and G. Bertrand,*

Cyclic (Amino)(aryl)carbenes (CAArCs) as Strong s-Donating and p-Accepting Ligands for Transition Metals,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14915–14919. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201507844

1. C. M. Weinstein; C. D. Martin; L. L. Liu and G. Bertrand,*

Cross-Coupling Reactions between Stable Carbenes,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 6550–6553. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201404199

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