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Publications (independent):

66. Li Zhai, Ye Tang, Yan Zhang, and Ran Hong*, 2020, manuscript in preparation

65. Chao Wang, Ying Liu, Zhuwei Ruan, Lili Zhu, Sha-Hua Huang, and Ran Hong*, 2020, manuscript in preparation.

64. Kuan Zheng, Defeng Shen, and Ran Hong*, 2020, manuscript submitted.

63. Sijie Qiao, Li Zhai*, Sha-Hua Huang, and Ran Hong, "Gliovirins: Discovery, Antimicrobial Activity, and Synthesis" Journal of Fujian Normal University (Natural Science Edition) (in Chinese), 2020, 36, in press. 

62. Lin Yang, Zuming Lin, Kuan Zheng, Luyao Kong, and Ran Hong*, "A Modular Synthesis of Antitumor Macrolide Lasonolide A" Chin. J. Chem. 2020, 38, doi:10.1002/cjoc.202000026. 

61. Kuan Zheng and Ran Hong*, 2020, accepted for publication.

60. Lin Yang, Luyao Kong, Qi Gu, Shunjie Shao, Guo-Qiang Lin, and Ran Hong*, 2020, manuscript submitted. 

59. Yu-Cong Zheng, Fu-Long Li, Zuming Lin, Guo-Qiang Lin, Ran Hong*, Hui-Lei Yu*, Jia-He Xu*, 2020, manuscript submitted

58. Lin Yang and Ran Hong*, "Integration of Novel Strategy and Methods: Total Synthesis of Antitumor Lasonolide A" in "Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis" (Chapter 4) 2019, Vol. 14, pp 107-138. 

57. Shiju Zhang, Sha-Hua Huang*, Ying Liu, Qi Song, and Ran Hong*, "[3+3]-De Novo Synthesis of Pyridine" Chin. Sci. Bull. (Kexue Tongbao) 2019, 64, 1430-1432. 


56. Zhuwei Ruan, Cheng Li, Defeng Shen, Sha-Hua Huang*, and Ran Hong*, "FR901483: Synthetic Efficiency Remains a Challenge" Synthesis 2019, 51, 2237-2251.


55. Kuan Zheng and Ran Hong*, "Stereoconfining Macrocyclizations in the Total Synthesis of Natural Products" Nat. Prod. Rep. 2019, 36, 1546-1575. doi:10.1039/C8NP00094H.


54. Yuping Zhang, Xuechao Tian, Yan Zhang, Ran Hong*, and Sha-Hua Huang*, "Methods and Strategies for the Synthesis of Peduncularine" Chin. J. Org. Chem. (Youji Huaxue) 2019, 39, 47-58. DOI:10.6023.cjoc201810008

53. Wei-Min Dai* and Ran Hong*, "Preface: Special Memorial issue for Professor Wei-Shan Zhou" Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 1573-1575


52. Ying Liu#, Zhuwei Ruan#, Yan Wang, Sha-Hua Huang*, and Ran Hong*, "Stereoselectivity in a Nitroso-Ene Cyclization: Formal Synthesis of rac-Manzacidins A and C" Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 1767-1773. (# Equal contribution). 


51. Lin Yang, Zuming Lin, Shunjie Shao, Qian Zhao, and Ran Hong*, "An Enantioconvergent and Concise Synthesis of Lasonolide A" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 16200-16204.  


50. Jisheng Luo#, Changmin Xie#, Yuping Zhang, Sha-Hua Huang, Lili Zhu, and Ran Hong*,  "Total Syntheses of Melinonine-E and Strychnoxanthine: Evolution of the Synthetic Strategy Enabled by Novel Method Development" (Symposium-in-Print dedicated to Professor Leon Ghosez), Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 5791-5803. (# Equal contribution) 


49. Changmin Xie, Jisheng Luo, Yuping Zhang, Sha-Hua Huang, Lili Zhu, and Ran Hong*, "Catalytic Aza-Wacker Annulation: Tuning Mechanism by the Activation Mode of Amide and Enantioselective Syntheses of Melinonine-E and Strychnoxanthine" Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 2386-2390.  


48. Sha-Hua Huang* and Ran Hong*, "Pinacol Coupling Going in a Photocatalytic Asymmetric Manner: Construction of Chiral Vicinal Amino Alcohols" Science China Chem. (Highlights) 2018, 61, 509-510.  


47. Lili Zhu* and Ran Hong*, "Pursuing Effective Gram-negative Antibiotics: The Chemical Synthesis of Negamycin" Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 2112-2127 (Digest paper). 


46. Chao Wang, Shiju Zhang, Yan Wang, Sha-Hua Huang*, and Ran Hong*, "Total Synthesis of Strictamine: A Tutorial for Novel and Efficient Synthesis" Org. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 447-452. 


45. Kuan Zheng, Changmin Xie, and Ran Hong*, "Concise Synthesis and Revision to the Proposed Biogenesis of Helicascolides" Tetrahedron Lett. 2017, 58, 4459-4464. 


44. Kuan Zheng, Defeng Shen, and Ran Hong*, "Biomimetic Synthesis of Lankacidin Antibiotics" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 12939-12942. 


43. Li Zhai, Xuechao Tian, Chao Wang, Qi Cui, Wenhua Li, Sha-Hua Huang*, Zhi-Xiang Yu*, and Ran Hong*, "Construction of Morphan Derivatives by Nitroso-Ene Cyclization: Mechanistic Insight and Total Synthesis of rac-Kopsone" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 11599-11603. 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201706018/full and highlighted by: http://www.x-mol.com/news/10943 

42. Changmin Xie#, Jisheng Luo#, Yan Zhang, Lili Zhu, and Ran Hong*, "A Chiral Pentenolide-Based Unified Synthesis of Dihydrocorynantheal, Dihydrocorynantheol, Protoemetine, Protoemetinol, and Yohimbane" Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 3592-3595 (# Equal contribution) 


41. Yu-Cong Zheng, Jian-He Xu, Hui Wang, Guo-Qiang Lin, Ran Hong*, and Hui-Lei Yu*, "Hydroxynitrile lyase isozymes from Prunus communis: identification, characterization and synthetic application". Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 1185-1193. 


40. Jie Ouyang, Xianwei Mi, Yan Wang*, and Ran Hong*, "Crossing the Ring: A Journey of the Nitroso-ene Reaction" Synlett 2017, 28, 762-772 (account). 


39. Guoli He, Yan Wang, Calvine Lai, Wenhua Li, and Ran Hong*, "Stereoselective construction of skipped polyol in polyketides enabled by oxonia-Cope rearrangement and iodolactonization: Enantioselective synthesis of (+)-yashabushitriol” Sci. China Chem. 2016, 59, 1197-1204. 


38. Lin Yang, Zuming Lin, Sha-Hua Huang*, and Ran Hong*, "Stereodivergent Synthesis of Functionalized Tetrahydropyrans Accelerated by Mechanism-Based Allylboration and Bioinspired oxa-Michael Cyclization" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6280-6284. 


37. Lumin Zhang, Lili Zhu, Jun Yang*, Jisheng Luo, and Ran Hong*, "Stereoselective alpha-Hydroxylation of Amides with Oppolzer's Sultam as Chiral Auxiliary" J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 3890-3900. 


36. Wenhua Li, Zuming Lin, Long Chen, Xuechao Tian, Sha-Hua Huang*, and Ran Hong*, "Highly Stereoselective Kinetic Resolution of alpha-Allenic Alcohols: An Enzymatic Approach" Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 57, 603-606.  


Highlighted as "Hot off the press" (Nat. Prod. Rep. 2016, doi:10.1039/c6np90012g) 

35. Sha-Hua Huang*, Xuechao Tian, Xianwei Mi, Yan Wang*, Ran Hong, "Nitroso-ene Cyclization Enabled Access To 1-Azaspiro[4.4]nonane and Its Application In a Modular Synthesis Toward (±)-Cephalotaxine" Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 6656-6658. DOI:10.1016/j.tetlet.2015.10.002  


34. Hao Liu#, Jing Yu#, Xinyu Li, Rui Yan, Ji-Chang Xiao, and Ran Hong*, "Stereoselectivity in N-Iminium Ion Cyclization: Development of an Efficient Synthesis of (+/-)-Cephalotaxine" Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 4444-4447. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02106. (# These authors contributed equally to the work.) 


33. Jie Ouyang#, Rui Yan#, Xianwei Mi, and Ran Hong*, "Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (−)-Hosieine A" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10940-10943. (#These authors contributed equally to the work.)  


32. Kuan Zheng, Changmin Xie, and Ran Hong*, "Bioinspired Iterative Synthesis of Polyketides", Front. Chem. 2015, 3, e32. 


31. Lili Zhu*, Sha-Hua Huang, Jing Yu, and Ran Hong*, "Constructive Innovation of Approaching Bicyclo[3.2.1]octane in ent-Kauranoids" (Digest paper) Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 23-31. doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.11.035 


30. Sha-Hua Huang*, Wenhua Li, Long Chen, Jian-He Xu, and Ran Hong*, "Chemoenzymatic Construction of Chiral Alkenyl Acetylenic Alcohol: A Key Building Block to Access Diastereoisomers of Polyacetylenes" Bioresources and Bioprocessing 2015, 2, e10. 


29. Sha-Hua Huang*, Meng-Yuan Huang, Xueshun Jia, and Ran Hong, "Chemistry and Biology of Bakuchiol" Chin. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 34, 2412-2423. 


28. Lin Yang,# Guoli He,# Ruifeng Yin,# Lili Zhu, Xiaoxia Wang, and Ran Hong*, "Synthesis of Polyketide Stereoarrays Enabled by A Traceless Oxonia–Cope Rearrangement" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 11600-116004. (#These authors contributed equally to the work.)   


27. Meng-Yuan Huang, Long Chen, Ruoxi Li, Xueshun Jia*, and Ran Hong*, "Synthesis of rac-Bakuchiol via a Pot-Economy Approach" Chin. J. Chem. 2014, 32, 715-720. (Dedicated to Professors Lixin Dai and Chengye Yuan on the Occasion of Their 90th Birthdays.)  


26. Hua-Xing Huo, Jeremy R. Duvall, Meng-Yuan Huang, and Ran Hong*, "Catalytic Asymmetric Allylation of Carbonyl Compounds and Imines with Allyl Boronates" Org. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 303-320. doi:10.1039/C3QO00081H.  


25. Lili Zhu,# Chisheng Loh,# and Ran Hong*, "Total Synthesis of (±)-Cafestol: A Late-Stage Construction of the Furan Ring Inspired by A Biosynthesis Strategy" Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2162-2165. (#These authors contributed equally to the work.) (ACS Editor's Choice) 

Open Acess: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/ol500623w 

24. Changmin Xie,# Donghu Bai,# Sha-Hua Huang, Xueshun Jia*, and Ran Hong*, "Kinetic Resolution of Diols via Etherification Catalyzed by a Chiral Phosphoric Acid: Concise Synthesis of (+)-Sacidumlignan D" Asian J. Org. Chem. 2014, 3, 277-280. doi:10.1002/ajoc.201300250. (#These authors contributed equally to the work.) (Editor's Choice)  


23. Huili Liu, Kuan Zheng, Xiang Lu, Xiaoxia Wang*, and Ran Hong*, "Study on Total Synthesis of Velbanamine: Chemoselective Dioxygenation of Alkenes with PIFA via a Stop-and-Flow Strategy" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2013, 9, 983-990 (Invited for the Thematic Issue on Natural Product Synthesis). 


22. Donghu Bai, Sha-Hua Huang*, Zuming Lin, Lin Yang, Junzeng Dai, Meng-Yuan Huang, Xueshun Jia*, and Ran Hong*, "Aza-Bellu?Claisen Rearrangement-Enabled Synthesis of Racemic Tapentadol and Its Stereoisomers" Chin. J. Chem. 2013, 31, 317-320 (selected as the Cover Paper) (Dedicated to Professor Guo-Qiang Lin on the occasion of his 70th Birthday). 

21. Lili Zhu and Ran Hong*, "Biomimetic Cationic Cyclization toward ent–Kaurene-type Diterpenoids" Chin. J. Chem. 2013, 31, 111-118 (Special Issue, Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Wei-Shan Zhou).   

20. Ran Hong, "Biomimetic Organic Synthesis" in Advances in Chemistry (China, 1982-2012), Sciences Press: Beijing; 2012, pp. 153-155.  

19. Yan Wang, Rob Hoen, and Ran Hong*, "Development of a Non-enzymatic Kinetic Resolution of α-Allenic Alcohols" Synlett 2012, 23, 2729-2734 (doi:10.1055/s-0032-1317566) (Synpacts). 


18. Xianwei Mi, Yan Wang, Lili Zhu, Ren-Xiao Wang, and Ran Hong*, "Enantioselective Synthesis of (-)-Stemoamide" Synthesis 2012, 44, 3432-3440 (doi:10.1055/s-0032-1317499) (Feature article). 


17. Sha-Hua Huang*, Huaxin Huo, Wenhua Li, and Ran Hong*, "Research Progress on Nitroso-ene Reaction" Chin. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 32, 1776-1791. 


16. Yan Wang, Kuan Zheng, and Ran Hong*, "Chiral Silver Phosphate-catalyzed Cycloisomeric Kinetic Resolution of alpha-Allenic Alcohols" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 4096-4099. 


15.  He Zhang, Chang-Bing Zhou, Qing-Yun Chen, Ji-Chang Xiao*, and Ran Hong*, "Monofluorovinyl Tosylate: A Useful Building Block for the Synthesis of Terminal Vinyl Monofluorides via Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling" Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 560-563.  

(https://www.thieme-connect.com/ejournals/pdf/synfacts/doi/10.1055/s-0030-1259822.pdf and http://www.organic-chemistry.org/abstracts/lit3/158.shtm 

14.  Yan Wang, Lili Zhu, Yuying Zhang, and Ran Hong*, "Bioinspired and Concise Synthesis of (+/-)-Stemoamide" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2787-2790.  


13.  Zhiyun Zhong, Ran Hong, and Xiaoxia Wang* "Construction of 3-Aryl-1,2,4-benzotriazines via Unprecedented Rearrangement of Bis(benzotrizaol-1-yl)methylarenes" Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 6763-6766. 

12.  Xinyu Li, Cheng Li, Wenjing Zhang, Shiqing Han, Xiang Lu, and Ran Hong* "Highly Stereoselective 7-Endo-Trig/Ring Contraction Cascade To Construct Pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinoline Derivatives" Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1696-1699. 

11.  Cheng Li, Xinyu Li, and Ran Hong* “Synthetic Study on Tetrapetalones: Stereoselective Cyclization of N-acyliminium Ion To Construct Substituted 1-Benzazepines” Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 4036-4039.  

Publications (PhD and postdoc period): 

10.  Bingfeng Sun, Ran Hong, Yanbiao Kang, and Li Deng* “Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (-)-Plicatic Acid via a Highly Enantioselective and Diastereoselective Nucleophilic Epoxidation of Acyclic Trisubstitued Olefins” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 10384-10385. 

9.   Yongqiang Wang, Jun Song, Ran Hong, Hongmin Li, and Li Deng* “Asymmetric Friedel-Crafts Reaction of Indoles with Imines by an Organic Catalyst” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 8156-8157. 

8.   Fanghui Wu, Ran Hong, Jihan Khan, Xiaofeng Liu, and Li Deng* “Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral Aldehydes by Conjugate Additions with Bifunctional Organocatalysis by Cinchona Alkaloids” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 4301-4305. 

7.   Fanghui Wu, Hongmin Li, Ran Hong, and Li Deng* “Construction of Quaternary Stereocenters by Efficient and Practical Conjugate Additions to α,β-Unsaturated Ketones with a Chiral Organic Catalyst” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 947-950. 

6.   Ran Hong, Yonggang Chen, and Li Deng* “Catalytic Enantioselective Total Syntheses of Bisorbicillinolide, Bisorbicillinol and Bisorbibutenolide” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 3478-3481. 

5.   Shi-Kai Tian, Ran Hong, and Li Deng* “Catalytic Asymmetric Cyanosilylation of Ketones with Chiral Lewis Base” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 9900-9901. 

4.  Jian-Guang Lei, Ran Hong, Shen-Gang Yuan, and Guo-Qiang Lin* “Nickel-catalyzed Tandem Reaction To Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral Phthalides” Synlett 2002, 927-930. 

3.   Ran Hong, Rob Hoen, Jing Zhang, and Guo-Qiang Lin* “Nickel-catalyzed Ullmann-type Coupling Reaction to Prepare tetra-ortho-substituted Biaryls” Synlett 2001, 1527-1530. 

2.   Ran Hong, Jun Feng, Rob Hoen, and Guo-Qiang Lin* “Synthesis of (±)-3,3'-Bis(4-hydroxy-2H-benzopyran): A Literature Correction” Tetrahedron 2001, 57, 8685-8689. 

1.   Guo-Qiang Lin* and Ran Hong “A New Reagent System for Modified Ullmann-Type Coupling Reactions: NiCl2(PPh3)2/PPh3/Zn/NaH/Toluene” J. Org. Chem. 2001, 66, 2877-2880.