Independent Publications

10)   Alom, N.; Rina, Y. A.; Li, W. “Intermolecular Regio- and Stereoselective Sulfenoamination of Alkenes with Thioimidazoles” Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 6204.


9)   Alom, N.; Wu, F.; Li, W. “One-Pot Strategy for Thiazoline Synthesis from Alkenes and Thioamides” Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 930.

* Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal and ChemistryViews.


Mentored Publications Prior to University of Toledo

8)   Zuo, Z.; Cong, H.; Li, W.; Choi, J.; Fu, G.; MacMillan, D. W. C. “Enantioselective Decarboxylative Arylation of a-Amino Acids via the Merger of Photoredox and Nickel Catalysis” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 1832.


7)   Evans, R. W.; Zbieg, J. R.; Zhu, S.; Li, W.; MacMillan, D. W. C. “Simple Catalytic Mechanism for the Direct Couplign of a-Carbonyls with Functionalized Amines: A One-Step Synthesis of Plavix” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16074. The most read J. Am. Chem. Soc. article in 2013.


6)   Miller, Z. D.; Li, W.; Belderrain, T. R.; Montgomery, J. “Regioselective Allene Hydrosilylation Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Nickel and Palladium” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 15282.


5)   Li, W.; Montgomery, J. “Ligand-Guided Pathway in Nickel-Catalyzed Couplings of Enals and Alkynes” Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 1114.


4)   Li, W.; Chen, N.; Montgomery, J. “Regioselective Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Couplings of Enones and Allenes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8712.


3)   Li, W.; Herath, A.; Montgomery, J. “Evolution of Efficient Strategies for Enone-Alkyne and Enal-Alkyne Reductive Couplings” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 17024.


2)   Herath, A.; Li, W.; Montgomery, J. “Fully Intermolecular Nickel-Catalyzed Three-Component Couplings via Internal Redox” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 469.


1)   Pohlhaus, P. D.; Sanders, S. D.; Parsons, A. T.; Li, W.; Johnson, J. S. “Scope and Mechanism for Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Cycloadditions of Aldehydes and Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes: Evidence for a Stereospecific Intimate Ion Pair Pathway” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 8642.