Cui Research Group
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 
36. Peng, W.; Athukorale, S.; Hu J.; Cui X.; Zhang, D. “Kinetic Spectroscopic Quantification Using Two-step Chromogenic and Fluorogenic Reactions: From Theoretical Modeling to Experimental Quantification of Biomarkers in Practical Samples” Anal. Chim. Acta 2021, 1153, 338293.
35. Qian X.;§ Zhou, H.;§ Chaminda Lakmal, H. H.; Lucore, J.; Wang, X.; Valle, U. H.; Donnadieu, B.; Xu X.; Cui X.* “Fe(III)-Based Tandem Catalysis for Amidomethylative Multiple Substitution Reactions of α-Substituted Styrene Derivatives” ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 10627.
34. Li, Z.-Y.; Chaminda Lakmal, H. H.; Qian X.; Zhu, Z.; Donnadieu, B.; McClain, S. J.; Xu X.; Cui X.* “Ruthenium-Catalyzed Enantioselective C–H Functionalization: A Practical Access to Optically Active Indoline Derivatives” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 15730.

This work has been highlighted in Synfacts:
33. Snieckus, V.; Richardson, P. Asymmetric Synthesis of Indolines via a Transient Chiral Directing Group Intermediate. Synfacts 2020, 16, 0013.
32. Li, Z.-Y.; Chaminda Lakmal, H. H.; Cui X.* “Enabling Catalytic Arene C–H Amidomethylation via Bis(tosylamido)methane as a Sustainable Formaldimine Releaser” Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 3735.
31. Zhang, X.; Qiu, X.; Rong, J.; Su, Z.; Cui, X.;* Tao, C.* “Aryldiazonium ion initiated C–N bond cleavage for the versatile, efficient and regioselective ring opening of aziridines ” Org. Chem. Front. 2019, 6, 1832.

30. Hu, Y.; Lang, K.; Li, C.-Q.; Gill, J. B.; Kim, I.; Lu, H.-J.; Fields, K. B.; Marshall, M. K.; Cheng, Q.-G.; Cui, X.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Enantioselective Radical Construction of 5-Membered Cyclic Sulfonamides by Metalloradical C−H Amination” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 18160.
29. Hu, Y.; Lang, K.; Tao, J. R.; Marshall, M. K.; Cheng, Q. G.; Cui, X.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Next‐Generation D2‐Symmetric Chiral Porphyrins for Cobalt(II)‐Based Metalloradical Catalysis: Catalyst Engineering by Distal Bridging” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201958, 2670.
28. Chaminda Lakmal, H. H.; Xu, J. X.; Xu, X.; Ahmed, B.; Fong, C.; Szalda, J. D.; Ramig, K.; Sygula, A.; Webster, C. E.; Zhang, D.; Cui X.* “Synthesis of C-Unsubstituted 1,2-Diazetidines and Their Ring-Opening Reactions via Selective N–N Bond Cleavage” J. Org. Chem. 201883, 9497.
27. Li, C.-Q.; Lang, K.; Lu, H,-J.; Hu, Y.; Cui, X.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Catalytic Radical Process for Enantioselective Amination of C(sp3)-H Bonds” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 16837.


26. Wang, Y.; Wen, X.; Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P. “Enantioselective Radical Cyclization for Construction of 5-Membered Ring Structures by Metalloradical C–H Alkylation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4792.


25. Zhou, H.; Chaminda Lakmal, H. H.; Baine, M. J.; Valle, U. H.; Xu, X.; Cui, X.* “Catalytic [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition with indium(III)-activated formaldimines: a practical and selective access to hexahydropyrimidines and 1,3-diamines from alkenes” Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6520.
PATENTS:
1. Cui, X.; Li, Z.-Y.; Chaminda Lakmal, H. H. “Synthesis of Optically Active Indoline Derivatives via Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed Enantioselective C–H Functionalization” Provisional patent filed May 2020. 
BOOK CHAPTERS
1. Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P. “C–C Bond Formation Using Carbenes” In Science of Synthesis: Catalytic Transformations via C–H Activation series; eds. Yu, J. -Q.; Thieme, 2016, Vol. 2, pp. 63–94. 


2. Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P. “Asymmetric C–H Functionalization by Transition Metal-Catalyzed Carbene Transfer Reactions” In Comprehensive Organic Synthesis 2nd Edition; eds. Knochel, P.; Molander, G. A.; Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014, Vol. 7, pp. 86–120. 


3. Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P. “Cobalt-Mediated Carbene Transfer Reactions” In Contemporary Carbene Chemistry; eds. Moss, R. A.; Doyle, M. P.; John Wiley & Sons, 2013, Chapter 15. pp. 491-525. 
Before Joining MSU:

24. Xu, X.; Wang, Y.; Cui, X.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Metalloradical Activation of α-Formyldiazoacetates for Catalytic Asymmetric Radical Cyclopropanation of Alkenes” Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 4347. 


23. Wang, Y.; Wen, X.; Cui, X.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Asymmetric Radical Cyclopropanation of Alkenes with In Situ-Generated Donor-Substituted Diazo Reagents via Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 1049. 


22. Cui, X.; Xu, X.; Jin, L. M.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Stereoselective Radical C–H Alkylation with Acceptor/Acceptor-Substituted Diazo Reagents via Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis”, Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 1219. 


21. Goswami, M.; Lyaskovskyy, V.; Domingos, S.; Buma, W. J.; Woutersen, S.; Troeppner, O.; Ivanović-Burmazović, I.; Lu, H.; Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P.; Reijerse, E.; DeBeer, S.; van Schooneveld, M.; Pfaff, F.; Ray, K.; de Bruin, B. “Characterization of Porphyrin-Co(III)-‘Nitrene Radical’ Species Relevant in Catalytic Nitrene Transfer Reactions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5468. 


20. Subbarayan V; Jin, L. M.; Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P. “Room temperature activation of aryloxysulfonyl azides by [Co(II)(TPP)] for selective radical aziridination of alkenes via metalloradical catalysis”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 3431. 
19. Paul, N. D.; Mandal, S.; Otte, M.; Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P.; de Bruin, B. “A Metalloradical Approach to 2H-Chromenes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1090. 


18. Jin, L. M.; Lu, H. J.; Cui, Y.; Lizardi, C. L.; Arzua, T. N.; Wojtas, L.; Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P. “Selective radical amination of aldehydic C(sp(2))-H bonds with fluoroaryl azides via Co(II)-based metalloradical catalysis: synthesis of N-fluoroaryl amides from aldehydes under neutral and nonoxidative conditions”, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2422. 


17. Ruppel, J. V.; Cui, X.; Xu, X.; Zhang, X. P. “Stereoselective Intramolecular Cyclopropanation of α-Diazoacetates via Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis” Org. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 515. 


16. Xu X., Zhu, S.-F.; Cui, X.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Cobalt(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Olefin Cyclopropanation with α-Ketodiazoacetates”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 11857. 


15. Jin, L.-M.; Xu, X.; Lu, H.; Cui, X.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Effective Synthesis of Chiral N-Fluoroaryl Aziridines through Enantioselective Aziridination of Alkenes with Fluoroaryl Azides”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 5309. 


14. Cui, X.; Xu, X.; Wojtas, L.; Kim, M. M.; Zhang, X. P. “Regioselective Synthesis of Multisubstituted Furans via Metalloradical Cyclization of Alkynes with α-Diazocarbonyls: Construction of Functionalized α-Oligofurans”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 19981. 


13. Zhu, S.-F.; Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P. “Ligand Effect on Cobalt(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Cyclopropanation with Diazosulfones-Approaching High Stereoselectivity through Modular Design of D2-Symmetric Chiral Porphyrins”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 430. 


12. Cui, X.; Xu, X.; Lu, H.-J.; Zhu, S.-F.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Enantioselective Cyclopropenation of Alkynes with Acceptor/Acceptor-Substituted Diazo Reagents via Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 3304. 


11. Xu, X.; Lu, H.-J.; Ruppel, J. V.; Cui, X.; de Mesa, S. L.; Wojtas, L.; Zhang, X. P. “Highly Asymmetric Intramolecular Cyclopropanation of Acceptor-Substituted Diazoacetates by Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis: Iterative Approach for Development of New-Generation Catalysts”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 15292. 


10. Cui, X.; Zhang, X. P. “Iron(III) meso-Tetraphenylporphine Chloride” e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, John Wiley & Sons, 2011, DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn01388. 


9. Cui, X.; Li, J.; Fu, Y.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “Regioselective Pd-Catalyzed Indolization of 2-Bromoanilines with Internal Alkynes using Phosphine-free Ligands”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 3458. 


8. Cui, X.; Li, J.; Zhang, Z.-P.; Fu, Y.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “Pd(quinoline-8-carboxylate)2 as a Low-priced, Phosphine-free Catalyst for Heck and Suzuki Reactions”, J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 9342. 


7. Cui, X.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, N.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “N-Phenylurea as an inexpensive and efficient ligand for Pd-catalyzed Heck and room-temperature Suzuki reactions”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 163. 


6. Cui, X.; Qin, T.; Wang, J.-R.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “Pd(N,N-dimethyl-b-alaninate)2 as a high-turnover-number, phosphine-free catalyst for the Suzuki reaction”, Synthesis, 2007, 3, 393. 


5. Cui, X.; Li, J.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “1,3-Dicarbonyl compounds as phosphine-free ligands for Pd-catalyzed Heck and Suzuki reactions”, Chin. Chem. Lett. 2007, 18, 625. 


4. Tao, C.-Z.; Li, J.; Cui, X.; Fu, Y.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “Cu-catalyzed cross-couplings under ligandless conditions”, Chin. Chem. Lett. 2007, 18, 1199. 


3. Tao, C.-Z.; Cui, X.; Li, J.; Liu, A.-X., Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “Copper-catalyzed synthesis of aryl azides and 1-aryl-1,2,3-triazoles from boronic acids”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 3525. 


2. Wang, J.-R.; Fu, Y.; Zhang, B.-B.; Cui, X.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Amines”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 8293. 


1. Cui, X.; Li, Z.; Tao, C.-Z.; Xu, Y.; Li, J.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X. “N,N-Dimethyl-beta-alanine as an inexpensive and efficient ligand for palladium-catalyzed Heck reaction”, Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 2467.