<Original Papers>

  • H. Sahoo, L. Zhang, J. Cheng, M. Nishiura, and Z. Hou,
    "Auto-Tandem Copper-Catalyzed Carboxylation of Undirected Alkenyl C–H Bonds with
    CO2 by Harnessing β-Hydride Elimination",
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 23585-23594.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c10754 <Link>
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  • M. Takimoto, M. Liu, M. Nishiura, and Z. Hou,
    "Regioselective Benzylic C−H Alumination and Further Functionalization of 2‑Alkylpyridines by Yttrium Catalyst",
    ACS Catal., 2022, 12, 13792-13804.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.2c04396 <Link> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • A. Mishra, P. Wu, X. Cong, M. Nishiura, G. Luo, and Z. Hou,
    "Exo-Selective Intramolecular C−H Alkylation with 1,1-Disubstituted Alkenes by Rare-Earth Catalysts: Construction of Indanes and Tetralins with an All-Carbon Quaternary Center",
    ACS Catal., 2022, 12, 12973–12983.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.2c03681 <Link>
  • W. Xu, X. Cong, K. An, S. Lou, Z. Li, M. Nishiura, T. Murahashi, and Z. Hou,
    "Regio- and Diastereoselective Formal [2+2] Cycloaddition of Allenes with Amino-Functionalized Alkenes by Rare-Earth-Catalyzed C(sp2)–H Activation",
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61, e202210624. 
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.202210624  <Link>
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  • H. Wang, Y. Yang, M. Nishiura, Y. Hong, Y. Nishiyama, Y. Higaki, Z. Hou,
    "Making Polyisoprene Self-Healable through Microstructure Regulation by Rare-Earth Catalysts",
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61, e202210023.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.202210023 <Link>
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  • L. Jiang, Y. Wang, H. Sun, T. Fu, Z. Hou, F. Guo,
    "Phosphine-Functionalized Syndiotactic Polystyrenes: Synthesis and Application to Immobilization of Transition Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts",
    Chem.Eur. J., 2022, 28, e202202113.  https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202202113
  • F. You, X. Kang, M. Nishiura, J. Zhai, S. Xu, J. Wang, X. Shi, and Z. Hou,
    "Living 3,4-Isoselective (Co)polymerization of Biobased β-Farnesene Catalyzed by Phosphine-Functionalized Fluorenyl Rare-Earth Metal Catalysts",
    Macromolecules, 2022, 55, 5049–5057.  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.2c00887  <Link>
  • T. Fu, L. Jiang, H. Sun, Z. Hou and F. Guo,
    "Scandium-catalyzed stereoselective block and alternating copolymerization of diphenylphosphinostyrenes and isoprene",
    Polym. Chem., 2022, 13, 3498-3505. DOI: 10.1039/d2py00290f  <Link>
  • W. Zhou, X. Cong, M. Nishiura, and Z. Hou,
    "Synthesis of allylanilines via scandium-catalysed benzylic C(sp3)–H alkenylation with alkynes",
    Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 7257–7260.  DOI: 10.1039/d2cc02489f  <Link>
  • Q. Zhuo, J. Yang, Z. Mo, X. Zhou, T. Shima, Y. Luo, and Z. Hou,
    "Dinitrogen Cleavage and Functionalization with Carbon Dioxide in a Dititanium Dihydride Framework",
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 6972-6980. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c01851 <Link>
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  • X. Cong, Q. Zhuo, N. Hao, Z. Mo, G. Zhan, M. Nishiura, Z. Hou,
    "Regio- and Diastereoselective [3 + 2] Annulation of Aliphatic Aldimines with Alkenes by Scandium-Catalyzed β-C(sp3)−H Activation",
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022,61, e202115996. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202115996 <Link>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • J. Yang, Q. Zhuo, Z. Mo, Z. Hou and Y. Luo,
    "Theoretical mechanistic insights into dinitrogen cleavage by a dititanium hydride complex bearing PNP-pincer ligands",
    Dalton Trans., 2022,51, 918-926. DOI: 10.1039/D1DT03852D  <Link>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • G. Xiong, O. Tardif, M. Nishiura, B. Guan, Z. Hou,
    "Synthesis and Structure Diversity of Half-Sandwich Rare Earth Dialkynyl Complexes",
    Helv. Chim. Acta, 2022,105, e202100197.(a special issue)
    DOI: 10.1002/hlca.202100197  <Link>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    • T. Shima, Q. Zhuo, Z. Hou,
      "Dinitrogen activation and transformation by multimetallic polyhydride complexes",
      Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2022, 472, 214766.
      DOI:10.1016/j.ccr.2022.214766 <Link>