<Original Papers>

  • X. Hu, X. Kang, G. Zhou, X. Wang, Z. Hou, Y. Luo,
    "DFT Studies on Isoprene/Ethylene Copolymerization Catalyzed by Cationic Scandium Complexes Bearing Different Ancillary Ligands",
    Chin. J. Chem., 2017, 35, 723-732. https://doi.org/10.1002/cjoc.201600673 <Link>

  • S. Hu, G. Luo, T. Shima, Y. Luo & Z. Hou,
    "Hydrodenitrogenation of Pyridines and Quinolines at a Multinuclear Titanium Hydride Framework",
    Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 1866. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01607 <Link>
    Press Release <Link>
    RIKEN Research Highlights <Link>

  • H. Teng, Y. Luo, M. Nishiura, and Z. Hou,
    "Diastereodivergent Asymmetric Carboamination/Annulation of Cyclopropenes with Aminoalkenes by Chiral Lanthanum Catalysts",
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 16506–16509. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10786 <Link>
  • B. Wang, G. Luo, M. Nishiura, Y Luo, and Z. Hou,
    "Cooperative Trimerization of Carbon Monoxide by Lithium and Samarium Boryls",
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 16967-16973. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10108 <Link>
  • F. Guo, N. Jiao, L. Jiang, Y. Li, and Z. Hou,
    "Scandium-Catalyzed Syndiospecific Polymerization of Halide-Substituted Styrenes and Their Copolymerization with Styrene",
    Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 8398–8405. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01668 <Link>
  • Y. Higaki, K. Suzuki, Y. Kiyoshima, T. Toda, M. Nishiura, N. Ohta, H. Masunaga, Z. Hou, and A. Takahara,
    "Molecular Aggregation States and Physical Properties of Syndiotactic Polystyrene/Hydrogenated Polyisoprene Multiblock Copolymers with Crystalline Hard Domain",
    Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 6184−6191. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01193 <Link>
  • A. Yamamoto, M. Nishiura, Y. Yang, and Z. Hou,
    "Cationic Scandium Anisyl Species in Styrene Polymerization Using Anisole and N,N-Dimethyl-o-toluidine as Chain-Transfer Agents",
    Organometallics, 2017, 36, 4635–4642. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00526 <Link>
    “Organometallic Actinide and Lanthanide Chemistry” Special Issue

  • Y. Ma, L. Zhang, Y. Luo, M. Nishiura, and Z. Hou,
    "B(C6F5)3-Catalyzed C–Si/Si–H Cross-Metathesis of Hydrosilanes",
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 12434–12437. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b08053 <Link>
    Highlighted by X-mol  <Link>

  • G. Luo, Y. Luo, and Z. Hou,
    "E−H (E = N and P) Bond Activation of PhEH2 by a Trinuclear Yttrium Methylidene Complex: Theoretical Insights into Mechanism and Multimetal Cooperation Behavior",
    Organometallics, 2017, 36, 4611-4619. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00443 <Link>
    “Organometallic Actinide and Lanthanide Chemistry” Special Issue

  • C. Wang, G. Luo, M. Nishiura, G. Song, A. Yamamoto, Y. Luo, Z. Hou,
    "Heteroatom-assisted olefin polymerization by rare-earth metal catalysts",
    Sci. Adv., 2017, 3, e1701011. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701011 <Link>
    Press Release <Link>
    RIKEN Research Highlights <Link>
  • Y. Luo, H. Teng, M. Nishiura, and Z. Hou,
    "Asymmetric Yttrium-Catalyzed C(sp3)−H Addition of 2-Methyl Azaarenes to Cyclopropenes",
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 9207-9210. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705431 <Link>
    SYNFACTS: Highlights in Current Synthetic Chemistry <Link>
    Highlighted by X-mol  <Link>
  • L. Jiang, F. Guo, Z. Shi, Y. Li, and Z. Hou,
    "Syndiotactic Poly(aminostyrene)-Supported Palladium Catalyst for Ketone Methylation with Methanol",
    ChemCatChem, 2017, 9, 3827–3832. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700907 <Link>
  • X. Wang, X. Kang, G. Zhou, J. Qu, Z. Hou, and Y. Luo,
    "DFT Studies on cis-1,4-Polymerization of Dienes Catalyzed by a Cationic Rare-Earth Metal Complex Bearing an Ancillary PNP Ligand",
    Polymers, 2017, 9, 53. DOI:10.3390/polym9020053 <Link>
  • F. Liu, G. Luo, Z. Hou, and Y. Luo,
    "Mechanistic Insights into Scandium-Catalyzed Hydroaminoalkylation of Olefins with Amines: Origin of Regioselectivity and Charge-Based Prediction Model",
    Organometallics, 2017, 36, 1557-1565. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00116 <Link>
  • D. Kawai, T. Shima, M. Nishiura, Z. Hou,
    "Cleavage of carbon monoxide and C-C bond formation promoted by rare-earth/ruthenium heterobimetallic hydride complexes",
    J. Organomet. Chem., 2017, 847, 74-81. (a special issue) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2017.02.042 <Link>

  • A. Ueno, M. Takimoto and Z. Hou,
    "Synthesis of 2-aryloxy butenoates by coppercatalysed allylic C–H carboxylation of allyl aryl ethers with carbon dioxide",
    Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 2370–2375.  DOI: 10.1039/c7ob00341b <Link>
  • B. Wang, G. Luo, M. Nishiura, S. Hu, T. Shima, Y. Luo, and Z. Hou,
    "Dinitrogen Activation by Dihydrogen and a PNP-Ligated Titanium Complex",
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 1818-1821. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b13323 <Link>
    Highlighted by X-mol <Link>


  • L. Zhang, Z. Hou,
    "Transition metal promoted carboxylation of unsaturated substrates with carbon dioxide",
    Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2017, 3, 17-21. <Link>

  • T. Shima, Z. Hou,
    "Dinitrogen Fixation by Transition Metal Hydride Complexes",
    Top. Organomet. Chem., 2017, 60, 23-43. DOI: 10.1007/3418_2016_3 <Link>

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