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29. L. L. Liu; P. Chen; Y. Sun; Y. Wu; S. Chen; J. Zhu* and Y. Zhao,*

Mechanism of Nickel-Catalyzed Selective C–N Bond Activation in Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Amides: A Theoretical Investigation,

J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 11686–11696. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02093

28. Y. Wu; L. L. Liu;* J. Su; J. Zhu; Z. Ji and Y. Zhao,*

Isolation of a Heavier Cyclobutadiene Analogue: 2,4-Digerma-1,3-diphosphacyclobutadiene, Organometallics, 2016, 35, 1593–1596. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00187

27. L. Liu; D. A. Ruiz; D. Munz and G. Bertrand,*

A Singlet Phosphinidene Stable at Room Temperature,

Chem 2016, 1, 147–153. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2016.04.001

(Highlighted by Chem. Eng. News entitled “Stable phosphorus carbene analog debuts”; Previewed by Rory Waterman entitled “A ‘Bottle-able’ Phosphinidene” in Chem)

(Selected as ESI Highly Cited Papers)

(Peer-review report)

26. 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


25. 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)

24. L. L. Liu;* Y. Wu; P. Chen; C. Chan; J. Xu; J. Zhu* and Y. Zhao,*

Mechanism, Catalysis and Predictions of 1,3,2-Diazaphospholenes: Theoretical Insight into Highly Polarized P-X bonds,

Org. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 423–433. DOI: 10.1039/c6qo00002a

(Selected as inside front cover)

23. L. L. Liu; D. A. Ruiz; F. Dahcheh; G. Bertrand;* R. Suter; A. M. Tondreau and H. Grützmacher,*

Isolation of Au-, Co-η1 PCO and Cu-η2 PCO Complexes, Conversion of an Ir-η1 PCO Complex into a Dimetalladiphosphene, and an Interaction-free PCO Anion,

Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 2335–2341. DOI: 10.1039/c5sc04504e

22. Y. Wu; L. L. Liu; J. Su; K. Yan; J. Zhu and Y. Zhao,*

Synthesis of Digermylene-Stabilized Linear Tetraboronate and Boroxine,

Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 1582–1585. DOI: 10.1039/c5cc09330a

30. Y. Wu;* C. Shan; Y. Sun; P. Chen; J. Ying; J. Zhu; L. L. Liu;* and Y. Zhao,*

Main Group Metal-Ligand Cooperation of N-Heterocyclic Germylene: An Efficient Catalyst for Hydroboration of Carbonyl Compounds,

Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13799-13802. DOI: 10.1039/c6cc08147a

(Selected in the themed collection: Celebrating a Century of Excellency in Chemistry at Xiamen University)

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