Publications

At the University of Pittsburgh:

7. Iron-Catalyzed Contrasteric Functionalization of Allenic C(sp2)–H Bonds: Synthesis of α-Aminoalkyl 1,1-Disubstituted Allenes Wang, Y.; Scrivener, S. G.; Zuo, X.-D.; Wang, R.; Palermo, P. N.; Murphy, E.; Durham, A. C.; Wang, Y.-M.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 14998.

6. Regiocontrolled Coupling of Alkynes and Dipolar Reagents: Iron-Mediated [3+2] Cycloadditions Revisited Zhu, J.(+); Durham, A. C.(+); Wang, Y.; Corcoran, J. C.; Zuo, X.-D.; Geib, S. J.; Wang, Y.-M.* Organometallics 2021, 40, 2295.  [(+): Equally contributing authors]

5. Iron-Catalyzed α-C–H functionalization of π-Bonds: Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling and Mechanistic Insights Wang, Y.; Zhu, J.; Guo, R.; Lindberg, H.; Wang, Y.-M.* Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 12316.

4. Redox-Neutral Propargylic C-H Functionalization by Using Iron Catalysis (Synpacts account) Durham, A. C.; Wang, Y.; Wang, Y.-M.* Synlett 2020, 31, 1747.  (A Synlett top 10 most read article in September 2020)

3. Stereodivergent Alkyne Hydrofluorination Using Protic Tetrafluoroborates as Tunable Reagents Guo, R.; Qi, X.; Xiang, H.; Geaneotes, P.; Wang, R.; Liu, P.*; Wang, Y.-M.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 16651.

2. α-C–H Functionalization of π-Bonds Using Iron Complexes: Catalytic Hydroxyalkylation of Alkynes and Alkenes Wang, Y.; Zhu, J.; Durham, A. C.; Lindberg, H.; Wang, Y.-M.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 19594.    (A JACS top 20 most read article in December 2019)           

1. Remote Migratory Cross-Electrophile Coupling and Olefin Hydroarylation Reactions Enabled by in Situ Generation of NiH Chen, F.; Chen, K.; Zhang, Y.; He, Y.; Wang, Y.-M.*; Zhu, S.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13929.

Before Pitt:

  1. Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Optimization Enabled by Automated Feedback Reizman, B. J.; Wang, Y.-M.; Buchwald, S. L.*; Jensen, K. F.* React. Chem. Eng. 2016, 1, 658.
  2. Enantioselective CuH-Catalyzed Hydroallylation of Vinylarenes Wang, Y.-M.; Buchwald, S. L.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5024.
  3. Copper Hydride Catalyzed Hydroamination of Alkenes and Alkynes (Minireview) Pirnot, M. T.(+); Wang, Y.-M.(+); Buchwald, S. L.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 48. [(+): Equally contributing authors]
  4. Enantioselective Synthesis of Carbo- and Heterocycles through a CuH-Catalyzed Hydroalkylation Approach Wang, Y.-M.; Bruno, N. C; Placeres, Á. L.; Zhu, S.; Buchwald, S. L.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 10524.
  5. An In Situ Directing Group Strategy for Chiral Anion Phase-Transfer Fluorination of Allylic Alcohols Zi, W.(+); Wang, Y.-M.(+); Toste, F. D.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 12864. [(+): Equally contributing authors]
  6. Development of Catalysts and Ligands for Enantioselective Gold Catalysis (Account) Wang, Y.-M.; Lackner, A. D.; Toste, F. D.* Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 889.
  7. A Combination of Directing Groups and Chiral Anion Phase-Transfer Catalysis for Enantioselective Fluorination of Alkenes Wu, J.; Wang, Y.-M.; Drljevic, A.; Rauniyar, V.; Phipps, R. J.; Toste, F. D.* Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2013, 110, 13729.
  8. Enantioselective Fluoroamination: 1,4-Addition to Conjugated Dienes Using Anionic Phase-Transfer Catalysis Shunatona, H. P.; Früh, N.; Wang, Y.-M.; Rauniyar, V.; Toste, F. D.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 7724.
  9. Enantioselective Cyclization of Enamide-ynes and Application to the Synthesis of the Kopsifoline Core Corkey, B. K.; Heller, S. T.; Wang, Y.-M.; Toste, F. D.* Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 5640.
  10. Enantioselective Halocyclization Using Reagents Tailored for Chiral Anion Phase-Transfer Catalysis Wang, Y.-M.; Wu, J.; Hoong, C.; Rauniyar, V.; Toste, F. D.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 12928.
  11. Chiral (Acyclic Diaminocarbene)Gold(I)-Catalyzed Dynamic Kinetic Asymmetric Transformation of Propargyl Esters Wang, Y.-M.; Kuzniewski, C. N.; Rauniyar, V.; Hoong, C.; Toste, F. D.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 12972.
  12. A Bonding Model for Gold(I) Carbene Complexes Benitez, D.; Shapiro, N.; Tkatchouk, E.; Wang, Y.; Goddard, W. A., III.*; Toste, F. D.* Nature Chem. 2009, 1, 482.
  13. A Robust Platform for the Synthesis of New Tetracycline Antibiotics Sun, C.; Wang, Q.; Brubaker, J. D.; Wright, P. M.; Lerner, C. D.; Noson, K.; Charest, M.; Siegel, D. R.; Wang, Y.-M.; Myers, A. G.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 17913.
  14. Relative Volatilities of Ionic Liquids by Vacuum Distillation of Mixtures Widegren, J. A.; Wang Y.-M.; Henderson, W. A.; Magee, J. W.* J. Phys. Chem. B 2007, 111, 8959.