22. Ya-Ping Chang, Xia Ma, Hui Shao and Yu-Ming Zhao*; Total Syntheses of Galanthamine and Lycoramine via a Palladium-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization and Late-Stage Reorganization of the Cyclized Skeleton; Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 9659-9663. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2022, 18 (03), 0236.]

21. Yong Zhang, Ya-Kui Sun, Ya-Ping Chang, Hui Shao and Yu-Ming Zhao*; Palladium-Catalyzed Cascade Carbonylative Annulation between Alkene-tethered Aryl Iodides and Carbon Monoxide; Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 7023-7026.

20. Fen Zhang, and Yu-Ming Zhao*; Divergent Total Syntheses of Six Ganoderma Meroterpenoids: A Bio-inspired Two-phase Strategy; Synlett. 2020, 31, 1551-1554.

19. Hui Shao,§ Xiaonan Gao,§ Zhong-Tian Wang, Ziwei Gao, and Yu-Ming Zhao*; Divergent Biomimetic Total Syntheses of Ganocins A-C, Ganocochlearins C-D and Cochlearol T; Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 7419-7424. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2020, 16 (06), 0618.]

18. Hui Shao, Yu-Ming Zhao*; “Total Synthesis of (±)-Cephanolides B and C Enabled by Palladium-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization and Late-Stage sp3 C-H Bond Oxidation” in Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis, Vol 14, Harmata, M. Ed.; Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc: San Diego, United States, 2019, 159-185.


17. Lun Xu,§ Chao Wang,§ Ziwei Gao, Yu-Ming Zhao*; Total Synthesis of (±)-Cephanolides B and C via a Palladium-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization and Late-stage sp3 C–H Bond Oxidation; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 5653-5658. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2018, 14 (07), 0666.]

Publication 4

16. Xiaozhong Liang,§ Chao Wang,§ Min Wu, Yuezhen Wu, Fang Zhang, Zhaoxiang Han, Xiaoqing Lu, Kunpeng Guo, Yu-Ming Zhao*; Effects of core moiety and substituted positions in phenothiazinebased hole transporting materials towards high thermal stability and good hole mobility; Tetrahedron 2017, 73, 7115-7121.

Publication 3

15. Lun Xu, Fengyi Liu, Li-Wen Xu, Ziwei Gao, Yu-Ming Zhao*; A Total Synthesis of Paeoveitol; Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 3698-3701. [Highlighted by Computational Organic Chemistry and X-Mol.]

Publication 2

14. Yu-Ming Zhao, Thomas J. Maimone*; Short, Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Chatancin; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1223-1226.[VIP paper; Highlighted in Synfacts 2015, 11 (3), 227.]

Before 2015

13. XiuqinDong, Yu-Ming Zhao, Jianwei Sun*; N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Catalyzed Synthesis of α,α-Difluoro Esters. Synlett, 2013, 24, 1221-1224. [invited paper]

12. Yu-Ming Zhao, Man Sing Cheung, Zhenyang Lin, Jianwei Sun*; Enantioselective Synthesis of β, γ-Unsaturated α-Fluoroesters Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10359-10363. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 8 (11), 1260.]

11. Yu-Ming Zhao, Yik Tam, Yu-Jie Wang, Zigang Li, Jianwei Sun*; N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Internal Redox Reaction of Alkynals: An Efficient Synthesis of Allenoates. Org. Lett. 2011, 14, 1398-1401. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 8 (5), 0564.]

10. Zengqiang Song, Yu-Ming Zhao*, Hongbin Zhai; One-Step Construction of Tetrahydro-5H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolines from Benzyl Azides and Indoles via a Cascade Reaction Sequence. Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 6331-6333. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 8 (3), 0255.]

9. Ming Yang, Yu-Ming Zhao, Shu-Yu Zhang, Yong-Qiang Tu*, Fu-Min Zhang; Chiral Brønsted Acid-Promoted Enantioselective Desymmetrization in an Intramolecular Schmidt Reaction of Symmetric Azido 1,3-Hexanediones: Asymmetric Synthesis of Azaquaternary Pyrroloazepine Skeletons. Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2011, 6, 1344-1347.

8. Yu-Ming Zhao, Peiming Gu, Hai-Jun Zhang, Yong-Qiang Tu*, Qing-Wei Zhang, Chun-An Fan, Zhi-Min Chen; One-Pot Synthesis of Aminoenone via Direct Reaction of the Chloroalkyl Enone with NaN3: Rapid Access to Polycyclic Alkaloids. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 5289-5295. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2010, 11, 1216.]

7. Yu-Ming Zhao, Peiming Gu, Yong-Qiang Tu*, Hai-Jun Zhang, Qing-Wei Zhang, Chun-An Fan; Formal syntheses of (±)-stemonamine and (±)-cephalotaxine. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 3211-3213.

6. Yu-Ming Zhao, Peiming Gu, Yong-Qiang Tu*, Chun-An Fan, and Qingwei Zhang; An efficient total synthesis of (±)-stemonamine. Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 1763-1766. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2008, 10, 1023.]

5. Peiming Gu, Yu-Ming Zhao, Yong-Qiang Tu*, Yufei Ma, and Fumin Zhang; Tandem Semipinacol/Schmidt reaction leading to a versatile and efficient approach to azaquaternary alkaloid skeletons. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 5271-5273.

4. Qing-Wei Zhang, Kai Xiang, Yong-Qiang Tu*, Shu-Yu Zhang, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Yu-Ming Zhao, Tian-Cai Zhang; Formal Synthesis of (−)-Cephalotaxine Based on a Tandem Hydroamination/Semipinacol Rearrangement Reaction. Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2012, 7, 894-898.

3. Qing-Wei Zhang, Chun-An Fan, Hai-Jun Zhang, Yong-Qiang Tu*, Yu-Ming Zhao, Peiming Gu, Zhi-Min Chen; Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Semipinacol Rearrangement for the Synthesis of Chiral Spiroethers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8572-8574.

2. Shuanhu Gao, Yong Qiang Tu*, Xiangdong Hu, Shaohua Wang, Rongbao Hua, Yijun Jiang, Yu-Ming Zhao, Xiaohui Fan, and Shuyu Zhang; General and Efficient Strategy for Erythrinan and Homoerythrinan Alkaloids:  Syntheses of (±)-3-Demethoxyerythratidinone and (±)-Erysotramidine. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 2373-2376.

1. Lei Shi, Yong-Qiang Tu*, Min Wang, Fu-Min Zhang, Chun-An Fan, Yu-Ming Zhao, and Wu-Jiong Xia; A Reaction for sp3-sp3 C-C Bond Formation via Cooperation of Lewis Acid-Promoted/Rh-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 10836-10837.