32. L. L. Liu; D. Zhu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

N-Heterocyclic Carbene Stabilized Parent Sulfenyl, Selenenyl, and Tellurenyl Cations (XH+, X = S, Se, Te),

Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 3095-3099. DOI: 10.1039/c7dt00186j

(Selected as front cover)



31. Y. Wu;* C. Shan; J. Ying; J. Su; J. Zhu; L. L. Liu* and Y. Zhao,*

Catalytic Hydroboration of Aldehydes, Ketones, Alkyens and Alkenes Initiated by NaOH,

Green Chem. 2017, 19, 4169-4175. DOI: 10.1039/c7gc01632h



33. M. M. Hansmann; D. A. Ruiz; L. L. Liu; R. Jazzar and G. Bertrand,*

(Phosphanyl)phosphaketenes as Building Blocks for Novel Phosphorus Heterocycles,

Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 3720-3725. DOI: 10.1039/c7sc00300e


35. L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao; Y. Shao and D. W. Stephan,*

Single Electron Delivery to Lewis Pairs: An Avenue to Anions by Small Molecule Activation,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10062-10071. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b05120

(Peer-review report)

34. L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao; Y. Shao; G. Ménard and D. W. Stephan,*

A Radical Mechanism for Frustrated Lewis Pair Reactivity,

Chem 2017, 3, 259-267. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.05.022

(Selected as front cover; Previewed by Duncan F. Wass entitled “How Important Are Radical Mechanisms in Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry?” in Chem)

(Peer-review report)


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

FLP Reactivity of [Ph3C]+ and (o-tolyl)3P and the Capture of a Staudinger Reaction Intermediate,

Dalton. Trans. 2017, 46, 9334-9338. DOI: 10.1039/c7dt01726j

(Selected as outside front cover)

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

A Theoretical Study on the Mechanism of Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed Phosphoryl-Directed ortho-Selective C−H Bond Activations: the Phosphoryl Hydroxy Group Triggers Ru(II)/Ru(0) Catalytic Cycle,

Org. Chem. Front. 2017, 4, 1482-1492. DOI: 10.1039/c7qo00240h

(Selected as outside front cover)


38. L. L. Liu,*

The Dynamic Nature of Phosphorus,

Chem 2017, 3, 195-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.07.002

(Invited "Potential Energy" article)


Liu Leo Liu

E-mail: liuleoliu[at]sustech.edu.cn

Department of Chemistry,

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)