89. Ling Xu, Yu-Chen Wang, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi, Half-sandwich Bis(propiolamidinate) Rare-earth Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Structure and Dissociation of the Cyclopentadienyl Ligand via Competition with an Amidinate,

Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 16466-16469.


88. Yang Wang, Fei Zhao, Yi Zhou, Yue Chi, Zitao Wang, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi, Mechanistic Study on the Cleavage and Reorganization of C(sp3)-H and C=N Bonds in Carbodiimides: Synthesis of 1,2-Dihydrothiopyrimidines and 2,3-Dihydropyrimidinthiones through Four-Component Coupling,

Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 10643-10654.


87. Yang Wang, Yue Chi, Fei Zhao, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi, Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of N-Acyl Chloroformamidines: Useful Building Blocks for the Construction of N-Acyl-Substituted 1,1-Diaminoethylenes, Amidines, Ureas, and Thioureas,

Synthesis 2013, 45, 347-354.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1316833

86. Shaoguang Zhang, Ming Zhan, Wen-Xiong Zhang*, and Zhenfeng Xi*, 3-D Brick-Wall Polymeric Structure of TMEDA-Supported 1,4-Dilithio-1,3-Butadiene,

Organometallics 2013, 32, 4020-4023.


85. Shaoguang Zhang, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Lewis Acid Catalyzed Site-Selective Cycloadditions of 2,6-Diazasemibullvalenes with Isocyanides, Azides, and Diazo Compounds for the Synthesis of Diaza- and Triazabrexadiene Derivatives,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3485-3489.


84. Heng, Li, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng*, Alkaline Earth Metallocenes Coordinated with Ester Pendants: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Application in Metathesis Reactions,

Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 12859-12866.


83. Heng Li, Baosheng Wei, Ling Xu, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng*, Barium Dibenzopentalenide as a Main-Group Metal η8 Complex: Facile Synthesis from 1,4-Dilithio-1,3-butadienes and Ba[N(SiMe3)2]2, Structural Characterization, and Reaction Chemistry,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 10822-10825. (Cover Paper)


82. Ming Zhan, Shaoguang Zhang, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng*, Diazo Compounds as Electrophiles to React with 1,4-Dilithio-1,3-dienes: Efficient Synthesis of 1-Imino-Pyrrole Derivatives,

Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4182-4185.


81. Junnian Wei, Zitao Wang, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Construction of Octaalkyl- Substituted and Decasubstituted all-cis-Octatetraenes via Linear Dimerization of 1,4-Dicopper-1,3-butadienes and Subsequent Cross-coupling with Halides,

Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1222-1225. (Highlighted by SYNFACTS)


80. Fei Zhao, Ming Zhan, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*, DFT Studies on the Reaction Mechanisms of 1,4-Dilithio-1,3-dienes with Nitriles,

Organometallics 2013, 32, 2059-2068.


79. Shaoguang Zhang, Ming Zhan, Qian Luo, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi*, Oxidation of C-H Bonds to C=O Bonds by O2 Only or N-Oxides and DMSO: Synthesis of ∆1-Bipyrrolinones and Pyrrolino[3,2-b]pyrrolinones from 2,6-Diazasemibullvalenes,

Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 6146-6148.


78. Lijun Shi, Dazhi Yang, Francesca Colombo, Yuming Yu, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Liangbing Gan*, Punching a Carbon Atom of C60 into its Own Cavity to Form Endohedral Complex CO@C59O6 under Mild Conditions,

Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 16545-16549.


77. Weizhi Geng, Chao Wang, Jie Guang, Wei Hao, Wen-Xiong Zhang, and Zhenfeng Xi,* 1,2,3,4-Tetrasubstituted Cyclopentadienes and Their Applications for Metallocenes: Efficient Synthesis through Zirconocene- and CuCl-Mediated Intermolecular Coupling of Two Alkynes and One Diiodomethane,

Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 8657-8664.


76. Tingting Li, Masayoshi Nishiura, Jianhua Cheng, Wen-Xiong Zhang, Yang Li, and Zhaomin Hou*, Hydrogenolysis and Protonation of Polynuclear Lutetium Methylidene and Methyl Complexes,

Organometallics 2013, 32, 4142-4148.