18. Chemical Synthesis of Carbon Nanorings and Nanobelts
      Yuanming Li, Hideya Kono, Takehisa Maekawa, Yasutomo Segawa, Akiko Yagi, and Kenichiro Itami*
      Acc. Mater. Res. 2021, 2, 8, 681–691. PDF


17. A Nonalternant Aromatic Belt: Methylene-Bridged [6]Cycloparaphenylene Synthesized from Pillar[6]arene

      Yuanming Li, Yasutomo Segawa, Akiko Yagi, Kenichiro Itami*

      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 12850-12856. PDF


16. Synthesis of Highly Twisted, Nonplanar Aromatic Macrocycles Enabled by an Axially Chiral 4,5-                          Diphenylphenanthrene Building Block
      Yuanming Li, Akiko Yagi, Kenichiro Itami*
      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 3246-3253. PDF

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15. Synthesis of sterically hindered 4,5-diarylphenanthrenes via acid-catalyzed bisannulation of                                    benzenediacetaldehydes with alkynes.

      Yuanming LiAkiko Yagi, Kenichiro Itami*

      Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 5470-5475. PDF

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14. Reaction of Arynes with Vinyl Sulfoxides: Highly Stereospecific Synthesis of ortho-Sulfinylaryl Vinyl Ethers

      Yuanming Li, Armido Studer*
      Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 666-669. PDF



13. Sulfonium Ylides by (3+2) Cycloaddition of Arynes with Vinyl Sulfides: Stereoselective Synthesis of Highly                Substituted Alkenes

      Yuanming Li, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld, Armido Studer*
      Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14435-14438. PDF



12. Ortho-Trialkylstannyl Arylphosphanes by C–P and C–Sn Bond Formation in Arynes
      Yuanming Li, Shyamal Chakrabarty, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld, Armido Studer*
      Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 802-806. PDF



11. An Efficient Approach to Chiral Allyloxyamines by Stereospecific Allylation of Nitrosoarenes with Chiral            Allylboronates
      Yuanming Li, Shyamal Chakrabarty, Armido Studer*
      Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 3587-3591. PDF



10. Iron-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Amidation of Tertiary Amines with Carboxylic Acids
      Lina Ma, Yuanming Li, Zhiping Li*
      Sci. China Chem. 2015, 58, 1310-1315. PDF



9. FeCl2-Catalyzed Oxidative Amidation of Aldehydes with Primary and Secondary Amines
    Yuanming Li, Fan Jia, Lina Ma, Zhiping Li*
    Acta Chim. Sinica, 2015, 73, 1311-1314.PDF



8. Amide Bond Formation through Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Amidation of Tertiary Amines with Anhydrides
    Yuanming Li, Lina Ma, Fan Jia, Zhiping Li*
    J.Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 5638-5646. PDF

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7. Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Amidation of Tertiary Amines with Aldehydes
    Yuanming Li, Fan Jia, Zhiping Li*
    Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 82-86. PDF



6. Progress in the Transition-Metal Catalyzed Oxidation of Tertiary Amines
    Yuanming Li, Lina Ma, Zhiping Li
    Chinese J. Org. Chem. 2013, 33, 704-714. PDF


5. Efficient and Selective Synthesis of α,β-Epoxy-γ-Butyrolactones from 2-Peroxy-1,4-Dicarbonyl Compounds
    Kaisheng Liu, Yuanming Li, Weiping Liu, Xiaojian Zheng, Zhenzhen Zong, Zhiping Li*
    Chem. Asian J. 2013, 8, 359-363. PDF


4. Direct Benzothiophene Formation via Oxygen-Triggered Intermolecular Cyclization of Thiophenols and                    Alkynes Assisted by Manganese/PhCOOH
    Kaisheng Liu, Fan Jia, Hui Xi, Yuanming Li, Xiaojian Zheng, Qiaoxia Guo, Baojian Shen, Zhiping Li*
    Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 2026-2029. PDF



3. Synthesis of α-Ester–β-Keto Peroxides via Iron-Catalyzed Carbonylation-Peroxidation of α,β-Unsaturated Esters
    Kaisheng Liu, Yuanming Li, Xiaojian Zheng, Weiping Liu, Zhiping Li*
    Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 10333-10337. PDF



2. Iron-catalyzed benzylation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds by simple toluene derivative
    Shiguang Pan, Jinhua Liu, Yuanming Li, Zhiping Li*
    Chin. Sci. Bull. 2012, 57, 2382-2386. PDF



1. Iron-Catalyzed Carbonylation-Peroxidation of Alkenes with Aldehydes and Hydroperoxides
    Weiping Liu, Yuanming Li, Kaisheng Liu, Zhiping Li*
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 10756-10759. PDF



Shu-Li You, Yuanming Li, Facile Synthesis of Deuterated Cyanophenyl Thiazole Derivatives, CN 102010384 B, 2013 (in Chinese).