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59. J. Tang;+ L. L. Liu;+ S. Yang;+ X. Cong; M. Luo and X. Zeng,*

Chemoselective Cross-Coupling between Two Different and Unactivated C(aryl)–O Bonds Enabled by Chromium Catalysis,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 7715-7720. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c00283

(+ = equal contribution)

58. 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)


57. J. Zhou; H. Kim; L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

An Arene-Stabilized η5-Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Antimony Dication Acts as a Source of Sb+ or Sb3+ Cations,

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 12953-12956. DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02710C

(Peer-review report)


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

Phosphaaluminirenes: Synthons for Main Group Heterocycles,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 16971-16982. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09330

(Highlighted by ChemistryViews entitled “Phosphaaluminirenes Synthesized”)

(Peer-review report)


55. 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


54. L. L. Liu; J. Zhou; Y. Kim; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

Oligomerization of Phosphaalkynes Mediated by Bulky N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Avenues to Novel Phosphorus Frameworks,

Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 14242-14245. DOI: 10.1039/c9dt03185e

(Peer-review report)


53. L. L. Liu; J. Zhou; L. L. Cao; Y. Kim and D. W. Stephan,*

Reversible Intramolecular Cycloaddition of Phosphaalkene to an Arene Ring,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 8083-8087. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b03721

(Peer-review report)


52. Y. Kim; L. L. Liu and D. W. Stephan,*

N-Heterocyclic Carbene Derived 3-Azabutadiene as a π-Base in Classic and Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry,

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 7110-711​3. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901609


51. L. L. Liu and D. W. Stephan,*

Radicals Derived from Lewis Acid/Base Pairs,

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2019, 48, 3454-3463. DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00940f

(Invited contribution to the themed issue entitled "Contemporary Research in Boron Chemistry")

(Selected to the themed collections entitled "Celebrating our 2021 Prizewinners")


50. 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


49. 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)

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