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98. 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)


97. J. Han; C. Hu; Q. Li; L. L. Liu;* C.-H. Tung, P. Cui* and L. Kong,*

Derivatization of an Alkylideneborane with B=C Bond Cleavage,

Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 18820-18824. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c03232


96. X. Lan; X. Zhang; Y. Mei; C. Hu and L. L. Liu,*

Utilizing Bis(imino)dihydroacridanide Pincer Ligands in p-Block Chemistry: Synthesis and Catalysis of an Antimony Monocation Salt,

Dalton Trans. 2023, 52, 15660-15664. DOI: 10.1039/D3DT03310D

(Peer-review report)

95. R. Guo;+ C. Hu;+ Q. Li; L. L. Liu;* C.-H. Tung and L. Kong,*

BN Analogue of Butadiyne: A Platform for Dinitrogen Release and Reduction,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 18767-18772. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c07469

(+ equal contribution)

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94. X. Zhang and L. L. Liu,*

Crystalline Neutral Aluminum Selenide/Telluride: Isoelectronic Aluminum Analogues of Carbonyls,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 15729-15734. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c05954

(Peer-review report)


93. 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)


92. J. Zhang; R. Wei; C. Ren; L. L. Liu* and L. Wu,*

Si−B Functional Group Exchange Reaction Enabled by a Catalytic Amount of BH3: Scope, Mechanism, and Application,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 15619-15629. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c05625


91. X. Zhang and L. L. Liu,* 

Reactivity of a Free Aluminylene towards Boron Lewis Acids: Accessing Aluminum-Boron-Bonded Species,

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2023, 26, e202300157. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202300157

(Invited contribution for Collections of Chinese EurJIC Talents, EurJIC Talents, and Celebrating EurJIC's 25th Anniversary)

(Featured in Front Cover)

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90. R. Wei; X.-F. Wang and L. L. Liu,* 

Cleavage of the Au−P Bond in Au-Substituted Phosphines,

Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2023, 649, e202300005. DOI: 10.1002/zaac.202300005

(Invited contribution for celebration of the 70th birthday of Prof. Douglas W. Stephan)

(Peer-review report)


89. 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 (Hot Paper)

(Peer-review report)


88. T. Chen; Y. Mei; L. L. Liu;* Y. Zhao; Y. Wu* and D. W. Stephan,* 

Alkoxyphosphorane/Borane Cooperative Alkylations: A Frustrated Lewis Pair Version of the Mitsunobu Reaction,

Chem. Eur. J. 2023, 29, e202300264. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202300264

(Invited contribution for Special Collection on the p-block elements)

(Peer-review report)


87. C. Hu and L. L. Liu,* 

Utilization of a Tris(carbene)borate Ligand for Umpolung Reactivity of a Nucleophilic Tin(II) Cation Salt,

Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 3592-3600. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c04258

(Peer-review report)


86.  R. Wei; X.-F. Wang; C. Hu and L. L. Liu,* 

Synthesis and Reactivity of Copper Carbyne Anion Complexes,

Nat. Synth. 2023, 2, 357-363. DOI: 10.1038/s44160-022-00225-y

(Highlighted by Didier Bourissou in Nat. Synth. entitled “Carbyne anions get to work”)

(Peer-review report)


85.  J. Tan; C. Hu; X. Yang; S. Ju; L. L. Cao; Y. Wu,* L. L. Liu* and D. W. Stephan,*

Structure and Reactivity Studies of the Aluminum Analogue of Piers' Borane [HAl(C6F5)2]3,

Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 282-285. DOI: 10.1039/D2CC06075B

(Highlighted by front cover)

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84.  X. Zhang; H. Wang; X. Lan; Y. Mei; D. A. Ruiz and L. L. Liu,* 

Transfer of an Aluminum Atom: An Avenue to Aluminum Heterocycles,

CCS Chem. 2023, 5, 2059–2068. DOI: 10.31635/ccschem.022.202202406

(Highlighted by CCS News)

(Peer-review report)


83. L. Ling; C. Hu; L. Long; X. Zhang; L. Zhao; L. L. Liu; H. Chen;* M. Luo* and X. Zeng,*

Chromium-Catalyzed Stereodivergent E- and Z-Selective Alkyne Hydrogenation Controlled by Cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene Ligands,

Nat. Commun. 2023, 14, 990. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-36677-9

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