22. Ding, Y.; Luo, S.; Weng, C.; An, J. Reductive Deuteration of Nitriles Using D2O as a Deuterium Source J. Org. Chem., 2019, 10.1021/acs.joc.9b02056.



21. Ding, Y.; Luo, S.; Ma, L.; An, J. Reductive Cleavage of Unactivated Carbon-Cyano Bonds under Ammonia-Free Birch Conditions J. Org. Chem., 2019, 10.1021/acs.joc.9b02028.



20. Fan, X.; Han, M.; Ding, Y.; Zhang, X.; Li, H.; An, J. Synthesis and fungicidal activity of deuterated pefurazoate[J]. Chinese Journal of Pesticide Science. 2019, doi: 10.16801/j.issn.1008-7303.2020.0011.

范鑫鑫, 韩敏晖, 丁宇轩, 张学博, 李恒朝, 安杰. 氘标记稻瘟酯的合成及其杀菌活性[J]. 农药学学报. doi: 10.16801/j.issn.1008-7303.2020.0011.



19. Li, H.; Lai, Z.; Adijiang, A.; Zhao, H.; An, J.* Selective C-N σ Bond Cleavage in Azetidinyl Amides under Transition Metal-Free Conditions. Molecules2019, 24, 459.


    Invited contribution to a special issue “Amide Bond Activation”, guest editor: Prof. Michal Szostak


18. Ding, Y.; Luo, S.; Adijiang, A.; Zhao, H.; An, J.* Reductive Deuteration of Nitriles: The Synthesis of α,α-Dideuterio Amines by Sodium-Mediated Electron Transfer Reactions. J. Org. Chem., 201883, 12269–12274.




17. Lei, P.; Ding, Y.; Zhang, X.; Adijiang, A.; Li, H.; Ling, Y.; An, J.* A Practical and Chemoselective Ammonia-Free Birch Reduction. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 3439-3442.Picture1

This work is highlighted by C&EN , in the Pipeline and Synfacts


16. Zhang, B.; Li, H.; Ding, Y.; Yan, Y.; An, J.* Reduction and Reductive Deuteration of Tertiary Amides Mediated by Sodium Dispersions with Distinct Proton Donor-Dependent Chemoselectivity. J. Org. Chem. 201883, 6006–6014.



15. Han, M.; Ding, Y.; Yan, Y.; Li, H.; Luo, S.; Adijiang, A.; Ling, Y.; An, J.* Transition-Metal-Free, Selective Reductive Deuteration of Terminal Alkynes with Sodium Dispersions and EtOD‑d 1. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 8–11.



14. Lei, P.; Meng, G.; Shi, S.; Ling, Y.; An, J.; Szostak, R.; Szostak, M.* Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Amides and Esters at Room Temperature: Correlation with Barriers to Rotation around C–N and C–O Bonds. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6525–6530.


13. Lei, P.; Meng, G.; Ling, Y.; An, J.; Szostak, M.* Pd-PEPPSI: Pd-NHC Precatalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions of Amides. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 6638–6646.


12. Lei, P.; Meng, G.; Ling, Y.; An, J.; Nolan, S. P.; Szostak, M.* General Method for the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Primary Amide-Derived Electrophiles Enabled by [Pd(NHC)(Cin)Cl] at Room Temperature. Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 6510–6513.8.


11. Li, H.; Zhang, B.; Dong, Y.; Liu, T.; Zhang, Y.; Nie, H.; Yang, R.; Ma, X.; Ling, Y.; An, J.* A Selective and Cost-Effective Method for the Reductive Deuteration of Activated Alkenes. Tetrahedron Lett. 2017, 58, 2757–2760.



10. Han, M.; Ma, X.; Yao, S.; Ding, Y.; Yan, Z.; Adijiang, A.; Wu, Y.; Li, H.; Zhang, Y.; Lei, P.; An, J.* Development of a Modified Bouveault–Blanc Reduction for the Selective Synthesis of α,α-Dideuterio Alcohols. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 1285–1290.


Postdoctoral and Doctoral Research


9. Fearnley, A. F.; An, J.; Jackson, M.; Lindovska, P.; Denton, R. M.* Synthesis of Quaternary Aryl Phosphonium Salts: Photoredox-Mediated Phosphine Arylation. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52 (28), 4987–4990.


8. An, J.; Work, D. N.; Kenyon, C.; Procter, D. J.* Evaluating a Sodium Dispersion Reagent for the Bouveault-Blanc Reduction of Esters. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79 (14), 6743–6747.


7. An, J.; Denton, R. M.*; Lambert, T. H.*; Nacsa, E. D. The Development of Catalytic Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions: Challenges, Progress and Future Directions. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12 (19), 2993.


6. Tang, X.; An, J.; Denton, R. M.* A Procedure for Appel Halogenations and Dehydrations Using a Polystyrene Supported Phosphine Oxide. Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55 (4), 799–802.


5. An, J.; Denton, R. M. Heteroatom Methods. Annu. Reports Sect. “B” (Organic Chem.)  2013, 109, 167.


4. An, J.; Tang, X.; Moore, J.; Lewis, W.; Denton, R. M. Phosphorus(V)-Catalyzed Deoxydichlorination Reactions of Aldehydes. Tetrahedron 2013, 69 (41), 8769–8776.


3. Denton, R. M.*; An, J.; Lindovska, P.; Lewis, W. Phosphonium Salt-Catalysed Synthesis of Nitriles from in Situ Activated Oximes. Tetrahedron 2012, 68 (13), 2899–2905.


2. Denton, R. M.*; An, J.; Adeniran, B.; Blake, A. J.; Lewis, W.; Poulton, A. M. Catalytic Phosphorus ( V ) -Mediated Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions : Development of a Catalytic Appel Reaction. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 6749–6767.


1. Denton, R. M.*; An, J.; Adeniran, B. Phosphine Oxide-Catalysed Chlorination Reactions of Alcohols under Appel Conditions. Chem Commun 2010, 46, 3025–3027.

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