• Chemistry of non-traditional oxidation states of rare earth metals 
      Wang, Y.; Huang, W. SCIENTIA SINICA Chimica
      202050, 1504-1559
      DOI: 10.1360/SSC-2020-0154
    • Distinct Electronic Structures and Bonding Interactions in Inverse-Sandwich Samarium and Ytterbium Biphenyl Complexes
      Xiao, Y.; Zhao, X.; Wu, T.; Miller, J. T.; Hu, H.; Li, J.; Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Chem. Sci.2020, accepted
      DOI: 10.1039/D0SC03555F
    • Arene-Bridged Dithorium Complexes: Inverse Sandwiches Supported by a δ Bonding Interaction
      Yu, C.; Liang, J.; Deng, C.; Lefèvre, G.; Cantat, T.; Diaconescu, P. L.; Huang, W. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2020142, 21292-21297
    • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c11215
    • Chemistry of Unusual Oxidation States of Actinides . Gas Phase, Solid State and Aqueous Solution
      Deng, C.; Su, Y.; Huang, W. J. Nucl. Radiochem., 2020, 42, 443-464


    • Molecular Design of Deep Blue Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Materials Employing Homoconjugation and Dihedral Angle Engineering
      Huang, W.; Einzinger, M.; Zhu, T.; Chae, H.-S.; Jeon, S.; Lee, S.-Y.; Ihn, S.-G.; Sim, M.; Kim, S.; Su, M.; Teverovskiy, G.; Wu, T.; Van Voorhis, T.; Swager, T. M.; Baldo, M. A.; Buchwald, S. L. Chem. Mater.
    • Reduction of Diphenylacetylene Mediated by Rare-Earth Ferrocene Diamide Complexes
      Brosmer J. L.;Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Organometallics, 2017, 36 (23), pp 4643–4648
    • Aromatic C–F Bond Activation by Rare-Earth Metal Complexes
      Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Organometallics, 2017, 36 (1), pp 89–96


    • Reactivity and Properties of Metal Complexes Enabled by Flexible and Redox-Active Ligands with a Ferrocene Backbone
      Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55 (20), pp 10013–10023
    • Palladium catalyzed N-Arylation of Iminodibenzyls and Iminostilbenes with Aryl and Hetero‐Aryl Halides
      Huang, W.; Buchwald, S. L. Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22 (40), pp 14186–14189
    • Design of Efficient Molecular Organic Light-Emitting Diodes by a High-Throughput Virtual Screening and Experimental Approach
      Gómez-Bombarelli, R.; Aguilera-Iparraguirre, J.; Hirzel, T.; Duvenaud, D.; Maclaurin, D.; Blood-Forsythe, M.; Chae, H.-S.; Einzinger, M.; Ha, D.-G.; Wu, T.; Markopoulos, G.; Jeon, S.; Kang, H.; Miyazaki, H.; Numata, M.; Kim, S.; Huang, W.; Hong, S.-I.; Baldo, M. A.; Adams, R.; Aspuru-Guzik, A.Nat. Mater. , 2016, 15, pp 1120-1127
    • Organometallic Chemistry of Lanthanides (Chapter 5)
      Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. In: Liddle, Stephen; Natrajan, Louise, Editor(s), The Lanthanides and Actinides: Synthesis, Reactivity, Properties and Applications Imperial College Press


  1. Chapter Two: C–H Bond Activation of Hydrocarbons Mediated by Rare-Earth Metals and Actinides: Beyond σ-Bond Metathesis and 1,2-Addition
    Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L., In: Pérez, Pedro J., Editor(s), Advances in Organometallic Chemistry, Academic Press 2015, 64, pp 41-75
    Link:Chapter Two
  2. In situ Synthesis of Rare-Earth Metal Complexes Supported by Ferrocene Diamide Ligand: Extension to Redox Active Lanthanide Ions
    Huang, W.; Brosmer, J. L.; Diaconescu, P. L. New J. Chem., 2015, 39, pp 7696-7702
  3. Rare-Earth Metal π-Complexes of Reduced Arenes, Alkenes, and Alkynes: Bonding, Electronic Structure and Comparison with Actinides and Other Highly Electropositive Metals
    Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, pp 15360-15371
  4. Tetraanionic Biphenyl Lanthanide Complexes as Single-Molecule Magnets
    Huang, W.; Le Roy, J. J.; Khan, S. I.; Ungur, L.; Murugesu, M.; Diaconescu, P. L., Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54 (5), pp 2374–2382


  1. Bimetallic Cleavage of Aromatic C–H Bonds by Rare-Earth-Metal Complexes
    Huang, W.; Dulong, F.; Khan, S. I.; Cantat, T.; Diaconescu, P. L. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (50), pp 17410–17413
  2. Rare Earth Arene-bridged Complexes Obtained by Reduction of Organometallic Precursors
    Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths
  3. Group 3 Metal Stilbene Complexes: Synthesis, Reactivity, and Electronic Structure Studies
    Huang, W.; Abukhalil, P. M.; Khan, S, I.; Diaconescu, P. L. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, pp 5221-5223
  4. P4 Activation by Lanthanum and Lutetium Naphthalene Complexes Supported by a Ferrocene Diamide Ligand
    Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 22-23, pp 4090-4096
  5. Synthesis and Characterization of Paramagnetic Lanthanide Benzyl Complexes
    Huang, W.; Upton, B. M.; Khan, S. I.; Diaconescu, P. L. Organometallics, 2013, 32 (5), pp 1379–1386
  6. A Six-carbon, 10π-electron Aromatic System Supported by Group 3 Metals
    Huang, W.; Dulong, F.; Wu, T.; Khan, S. I.; Miller, J. T.; Cantat, T.; Diaconescu, P. L. Nat. Commun., 2013, 4, 1448
  7. P4 activation by Group 3 Metal Arene Complexes
    Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, pp 2216-2218
  8. Visible-Light-Induced Reversible C–C Bond Formation of an Imidazole-derived Scandium Complex
    Huang, W.; Diaconescu, P. L. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2012, 380, pp 274-277
  9. Inverted Sandwiches of Scandium Arene Complexes Supported by a Ferrocene Diamide Ligand
    Huang, W.; Khan, S. I.; Diaconescu, P. L. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133 (27), pp 10410–10413
  10. Transmetalation Reactions of a Scandium Complex Supported by a Ferrocene-Diamide Ligand
    Huang, W.; Carver, C. T.; Diaconescu, P. L. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50 (3), pp 978–984
  11. Group 3 Metal Complexes of Radical-Anionic 2,2'-Bipyridyl Ligands
    Williams, B. N.; Huang, W.; Miller, K. L.; Diaconescu, P. L. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49 (24), pp 11493–11498