178. Haihan Yan#, Botao Wu#, Xiao-Kun Zhao, Chao Yu, Junnian Wei, Han-Shi Hu, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi, Rare-earth Metal Boroxide with Formal Triple Metal-Oxygen Orbital Interaction: Synthesis from B(C6F5)3·H2O and Radical-anion Ligated Rare-earth Metal Amides,

CCS Chem. 2020, 2, 2772–2781. ( #Authors contributed equally.)



177. Yu Zheng#, Chang-Su Cao#, Wangyang Ma#, Tianyang Chen, Botao Wu, Chao Yu, Zhe Huang, Jianhao Yin, Han-Shi Hu*, Jun Li, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi, 2-Butene Tetraanion Bridged Dinuclear Samarium(III) Complexes via Sm(II)-Mediated Reduction of Electron-Rich Olefins,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 10705–10714. ( #Authors contributed equally.)



176. Nan Li#, Botao Wu#, Chao Yu, Tianyu Li, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Trishomoaromatic (B3N3Ph6) Dianion: Characterization and Two-Electron Reduction,

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 8868–8872. ( #Authors contributed equally., Hot Paper)



175. Yang Wang*, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi, Carbodiimide-Based Synthesis of N-Heterocycles: Moving from Two Classical Reactive Sites to Chemical Bond Breaking/Forming Reaction,

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 5810–5849. (Invited Review Article)



174. Gen Luo, Shanshan Du, Pan Wang, Fan Liu, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Yi Luo*, Fragmentation Mechanism of White Phosphorus: A Theoretical Insight into Multiple Cleavage/Formation of P‒P and P‒C Bonds,

Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 13282–13287.



173. Yongliang Zhang, Botao Wu, Mingdong Zhong, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Cyclic Bis-alkylidene Complexes of Titanium and Zirconium: Synthesis, Characterization, and Reaction,

Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 16472–16479.



172. Nan Li, and Wen-Xiong Zhang*, Molecular Complexes of Emerging Tetravalent Rare-Earth Metals,

Chin. J. Chem. 2020, 38, 1449–1450. (Invited Emerging Topic)



171. Nan Li, and Wen-Xiong Zhang*, Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Discovery and Overviews in Catalysis,

Chin. J. Chem. 2020, 38, 1360–1370. (Invited Critical Review)



170. Ze-Jie Lv, Junnian Wei, Wen-Xiong Zhang, Ping Chen, Dehui Deng, Zhang-Jie Shi, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Direct Transformation of Dinitrogen: Synthesis of N-Containing Organic Compounds via N−C Bond Formation,

Natl. Sci. Rev. 2020, 7, 1564–1583.



169. Zhe Huang, Yu Zheng, Wen-Xiong Zhang, Shengfa Ye*, Liang Deng*, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Dinickelaferrocene: A Ferrocene Analogue with Two Aromatic Nickeloles Realized by Electron Back-Donation from Iron,

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 14394–14398.



168. Chao Yu, Mingdong Zhong, Yongliang Zhang, Junnian Wei, Wangyang Ma, Wen-Xiong Zhang, Shengfa Ye*,and Zhenfeng Xi*, Butadienyl Diiron Complexes: Nonplanar Metalla-Aromatics Involving σ-Type Orbital Overlap,

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 19048–19053.



167. Chao Yu, Botao Wu, Zhenqiang Yang, Hui Chen, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*,

Inverse-Sandwich Cyclobutadiene Dinickel Complexes: Synthesis and Structural Characterization,

Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2020, 93, 1314–1318.



166. Chao Yu, Wang Ma, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Mono- and Bis-Titanium Complexes Bridged by 2-Butene Tetraanion: Synthesis and Structural Characterization,

Organometallics 2020, 39, 793–796.