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List of Journal Publications [see citations in ResearcherID]

Last updated: 12 November 2016

2016

127. Microwave-Assisted Intramolecular Ullmann Diaryl Etherification as the Post-Ugi Annulation for Generation of Dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepine Scaffold: Jianyu Shi, Jinlong Wu, Chengsen Cui, and Wei-Min Dai,* J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 1039210403. [DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b01398]

126. Synthesis of Two Diastereomeric C1–C7 Acid Fragments of Amphidinolactone B Using B-alkyl Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling as the Modular Assembly Step: Yan-Dong Wu, Yecai Lai, and Wei-Min Dai,* ChemistrySelect 2016, 1022–1027. [DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600315]

125. Diastereoselective Synthesis of trans-3,5-Disubstituted Dihydrofuran-2(3H)-ones via SmI2-Mediated Reductive Coupling of 2-Alkylacrylates of N,N-Diisopropyl-2-hydroxybenzamide with Aldehydes: Yecai Lai, Lijie Sun, Man Ki Sit, Yan Wang, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2016, 72, 664673. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2015.12.009]

2015      

124. A Model Study on Installation of (Z)-g-Methylglutaconic Acid onto the 3-Aminophenol Core of Divergolide A: Guanglian Zhao, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2015, 71, 47794787. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2015.05.052]

2014      

123. Synthesis of 5-Alkyl-5-aryl-1-pyrroline N-Oxides from 1-Aryl-Substituted Nitroalkanes and Acrolein via Michael Addition and Nitro Reductive Cyclization: Jingjing Xu, Xingyao Li, Jinlong Wu,* and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 63846391. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.07.046]

122. One-Pot Synthesis of Dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepines via Mg(ClO4)2-Catalyzed Ugi Four-Component Reaction and Microwave-Assisted Intramolecular SNAr: Jialu Luo, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Diversity Oriented Synthesis 2014, 1, 2934. [DOI: 10.2478/dos-2014-0001]

121. Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Benzofuran-2-carboxamides by Ugi Four-Components Reaction and Microwave-Assisted RapStoermer Reaction: Weiwei Han, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2014, 25, 20192024. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1378351]

120. Synthesis of 5-Alkyl-5-aryl-g-lactams from 1-Aryl-Substituted Nitroalkanes and Methyl Acrylate via Michael Addition and Reductive Lactamization: Jingjing Xu, Xingyao Li, Jinlong Wu,* and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 3839–3846. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.04.074] Highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 10, 803. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1378443]

119. Synthesis of the Conjugated Tetraene Acid Side Chain of Mycolactone E by Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction of Alkenyl Boronates: Yuan Wang and Wei-Min Dai,* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 323–330. [Cover Picture] [DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201301484]

2013       

118. Increasing Appendage Diversity on 3,4-Dihydro-3-oxo-2H-1,4-benzoxazines via Aphos–Pd(OAc)2-Catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Aryl Chlorides: Gongli Yu, Yu Zheng, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 10488–10496. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2013.09.057]

117. An Efficient and Reliable Catalyst System Using Hemilabile Aphos for B-Alkyl Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction with Alkenyl Halides: Ning Ye and Wei-Min Dai,* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 831835. [Cover Picture] [DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201201602]

116. A Concise Total Synthesis of Amphidinin B: Dongdong Wu, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Chin. J. Chem. 2013, 31, 105110. [Cover Picture] [DOI: 10.1002/cjoc.201201069]

2012      

115. Review: Generation of Molecular Shape Diversity. From Privileged Scaffolds to Diverted Total Synthesis: Wei-Min Dai,* Diversity Oriented Synthesis 2012, 1, 1120. [DOI: 10.2478/dos-2012-0003]

114. Toward a Total Synthesis of Divergolide A; Synthesis of the Amido Hydroqunione Core and the C10C15 Fragment: Guanglian Zhao, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2012, 28452849. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1317491]

2011      

113. Concise Diverted Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide T1 and T4 from a (12E)-Cycloalkene by Selective Functionalized of the C12–C13 Double Bond: Lijie Sun, Dongdong Wu, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2011, 30363040. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1289903]  

112. Determination of Absolute Configuration of 2-Methyl-1-(o-tolyl)naphthalene and the Related Axially Chiral Biaryls: Lijie Sun and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 90729079. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2011.09.107]

111. In(OTf)3-Catalyzed Highly Chemo- and Regioselective Head-to-Tail Heterodimerization of Vinylarenes with 1,1-Diarylethenes: Jing Dai, Jinlong Wu, Guanglian Zhao, and Wei-Min Dai,* Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 82908293.  [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201101190]

110. Synthesis of Two Diastereoisomers of Iriomoteolide-1a via a Tunable Four-Module Coupling Approach Using Ring-Closing Metathesis as the Key Step: Yuanxin Liu, Gaofeng Feng, Jian Wang, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2011, 17741778. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1260822]

109. Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide T3 Using Ring-Closing Metathesis and Asymmetric Dihydroxylation Strategy: Dongdong Wu, Huoiming Li, Jian Jin, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2011, 895898 [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259706] [special issue dedicated to Professors Xiyan Lu and Li-Xin Dai]

108. Tandem WittigIntramolecular DielsAlder Cycloaddition of Ester-Tethered 1,3,9-Decatrienes under Microwave Heating: Jinlong Wu, Xiuqing Jiang, Jingjing Xu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 179192. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2010.10.088]

2010       

107. A Concise Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide T2: Huoming Li, Jinlong Wu, Jialu Luo, and Wei-Min Dai,* Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 1153011534. [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201001794]

106. Synthesis of Anti-Microtubule N-(2-Arylindol-7-yl)benzenesulfonamide Derivatives and Their Antitumor Mechanisms: Chun-Tang Chiou, Grace Shiahuy Chen, Meng-Ling Chen, Huoming Li, Lei Shi, Xiang-Hong Huang, Wei-Min Dai, and Ji-Wang Chern,* ChemMedChem, 2010, 5, 1489–1497. [DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201000228]

105. Synthesis of the C7C23 Fragment Related to Iriomoteolide-1a via B-Alkyl SuzukiMiyaura Cross-Coupling and Indium-Mediated Aldehyde Allylation: Yuanxin Liu, Jian Wang, Huoming Li, Jinlong Wu, Gaofeng Feng, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2010, 21842188. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258507]

104. Synthesis of N-Arylisoindolin-1-ones via Pd-Catalyzed Intramolecular Decarbonylative Coupling of N-(2-Bromobenzyl)oxanilic Acid Phenyl Esters: Yu Zheng, Gongli Yu, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2010, 10751080. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1219580]

103. Total Synthesis of Diastereomeric Marine Butenolides Possessing a Syn-Aldol Subunit at C10 and C11 and the Related C11-Ketone: Yan Wang and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 187196. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2009.10.115]

2009       

102. Stereoselectivity of Intramolecular Diels–Alder Reaction of Hydroxamate-Tethered 1,3,9-Decatrienes under Thermal and Microwave Heating: Yan Wang, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2009, 2862–2866. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1217966]

101. Synthesis of C18–C28 Ketone Fragment of Micromonospolide B Possessing 1,3-Diene and 1,3-Anti-diol Functionalities: Liang Sun, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2009, 20, 18641870. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2009.07.042]

100. Synthesis of the C1C12 Acid Fragment of Amphidinolide T Marine Macrolides via SmI2-Mediated Enantioselective Reductive Coupling of Aldehydes with a Chiral Crotonate: Jialu Luo, Huoming Li, Jinlong Wu, Xinglong Xing, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 68286833. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2009.06.070]

99.  Influence of Appended Groups on Formation of 16-Membered Macrolactone Core Related to the Plecomacrolides via DieneEne Ring-Closing Metathesis: Liang Sun, Gaofeng Feng, Yucui Guan, Yuanxin Liu, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2009, 23612365. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1217720]

98.  Assembly of 1,3-Dihydro-2H-3-benzazepin-2-one Conjugates via Ugi Four-Component Reaction and Palladium-Catalyzed Hydroamidation: Jinlong Wu, Yong Jiang, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2009, 1162–1166. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1088115]

2008       

97.  Synthesis of 3-Arylideneindolin-2-ones from 2-Aminophenols by Ugi Four-Component Reaction and Heck Carbocyclization: Wei-Min Dai,* Jianyu Shi, and Jinlong Wu, Synlett 2008, 27162720. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1083505]

96. Total Synthesis of (4S,10R)-4-Hydroxy-10-methyl-11-oxododec-2-en-1,4-olide and Related Bioactive Marine Butenolides: Wei-Min Dai,* Lei Shi, and Yannian Li, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2008, 19, 15491556. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2008.06.028]

95. Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide X and Its 12Z-Isomer by Formation of the C12C13 Trisubstituted Double Bond via Ring-Closing Metathesis: Wei-Min Dai,* Yile Chen, Jian Jin, Jinlong Wu,* Jianshu Lou, and Qiaojun He, Synlett 2008, 17371741. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1077885]

94. Generation of an Aromatic Amide-Derived Phosphane (Aphos) Library by Self-Assisted Molecular Editing and Applications of Aphos in Room-Temperature Suzuki-Miyaura Reactions: Wei-Min Dai,* Yannian Li, Ye Zhang, Congyong Yue, and Jinlong Wu, Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 55385554. [DOI: 10.1002/chem.200800318]

93. Synthesis of C3–C12 Fragment of 24-Demethylbafilomycin C1 via Anti-Selective Aldol Condensation as the Key Stereocontrol Step: Wei-Min Dai,* Gaofeng Feng, Jinlong Wu, and Liang Sun, Synlett 2008, 10131016. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1072504]

2007       

92. Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Formation of Ugi Four-Component Reaction Product from Passerini Three-Component Reaction System without an Added Amine: Wei-Min Dai* and Huoming Li, Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 1286612876. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2007.10.050]

91. Microwave-Assisted, Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Direct Arylation for the Synthesis of Novel Fused Heterocycles: Jinlong Wu, Liang Nie, Jialu Luo, and Wei-Min Dai*, Synlett 2007, 27282732. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-991053]

90. Unexpected Epimerization and Stereochemistry Revision of IMDA Adducts from Sorbate-Related 1,3,8-Nonatrienes: Jinlong Wu, Haihua Yu, Yan Wang, Xinglong Xing, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 65436547. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.07.046]

89. Diversity-Oriented Synthesis and Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis under Controlled Microwave Heating: Wei-Min Dai* and Jianyu Shi, Comb. Chem. High Throughput Screening 2007, 10, 837856. [The special issue on "Microwaves in High Throughput Synthesis (Part 2)"] [DOI: 10.2174/138620707783220338]

88. Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide Y by Formation of Trisubstituted (E)-Double Bond via Ring-Closing Metathesis of Densely Functionalized Alkenes: Jian Jin, Yile Chen, Yannian Li, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 2585-2588. [DOI: 10.1021/ol0710360]  [cited in Organic Chemistry Highlights: 28 January, 2008]

87. Synthesis of C13C25 Fragment of 24-Demethylbafilomycin C1 via Diastereoselective Aldol Reactions of a Ketone Boron Enolate as the Key Step: Yucui Guan, Jinlong Wu, Liang Sun, and Wei-Min Dai*, J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 4953–4960. [DOI: 10.1021/jo070624o]

86.  Isolation and Characterization of 2-Alkylaminobenzo[b]furans. Evidence for Competing O-Arylation in Cu-Catalyzed Intramolecular Amidation: Gaofeng Feng, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 401404. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2006.11.084]

2006       

85Acid-Mediated Three-Component Aza-Diels–Alder Reactions of 2-Aminophenols under Controlled Microwave Heating for Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Tetrahydroquinolines. Part 9: Chemistry of Aminophenols: Xinglong Xing, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 1120011206. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2006.09.012]

84. An Engineered Linker Capable of Promoting On-Resin Reactions for Microwave-Assisted Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis: Li-Ping Sun and Wei-Min Dai*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 72557258. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.200602523]

83. Microwave-Assisted Tandem WittigIntramolecular DielsAlder Cycloaddition. Product Distribution and Stereochemical Assignment: Jinlong Wu, Lijie Sun, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 83608372. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2006.06.039]

82. CN Bond-Linked Conjugates of Dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepines with 2-Oxindole:  Xinglong Xing, Jinlong Wu, Jialu Luo, and Wei-Min Dai*, Synlett 2006, 20992103. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-948172] [cited in Microwave Chemistry Highlights: 15 September, 2006]

81Microwave-Assisted One-Pot U-4CR and Intramolecular O-Alkylation toward Heterocyclic Scaffolds:  Xinglong Xing, Jinlong Wu, Gaofeng Feng, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 67746781. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2006.05.001] [cited in Microwave Chemistry Highlights: 15 June, 2006]

80. Effects of Structural Modification on the DNA Binding Properties and Photo-Induced Cleavage Reactivity of Propargylic Sulfones Conjugated with an Anthraquinone Structure: Ken-ichi Haruna, H. Kanezaki, Kazuhito Tanabe, Wei-Min Dai, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2006, 14, 44274432. [DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2006.02.036]

79. Efficient Remote Axial-to-Central Chirality Transfer in Enantioselective SmI2-Mediated Reductive Coupling of Aldehydes with Crotonates of Atropisomeric 1-Naphthamides: Yan Zhang, Yongqiang Wang, and Wei-Min Dai*, J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 24452455. [DOI: 10.1021/jo0526486]

78. A New Synthesis of Tetrahydrofuran Fragment of Amphidinolides X and Y: Yile Chen, Jian Jin, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Synlett 2006, 11771180. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-932487]

77.   Microwave-Assisted Regioselective Olefinations of Cyclic Mono- and Di-ketones with a Stabilized Phosphorus Ylide: Jinlong Wu, Dan Li, Huafeng Wu, Lijie Sun, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 46434650. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2005.12.060]

76.   One-Pot Regioselective Annulation toward 3,4-Dihydro-3-oxo-2H-1,4-benzoxazine Scaffolds under Controlled Microwave Heating: Gaofeng Feng, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 46354642. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2005.12.059] [cited in Microwave Chemistry Highlights: 15 April, 2006]

75.   Synthesis and DNA Cleavage Reaction Characteristics of Enediyne Prodrugs Activated via an Allylic Rearrangement by Base or UV Irradiation: Yukihiro Tachi, Wei-Min Dai,* Kazuhito Tanabe, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2006, 14, 31993209. [DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2005.12.040]

2005       

74.   Review: Structures and Total Syntheses of the Plecomacrolides: Wei-Min Dai,* Yucui Guan, and Jian Jin, Curr. Med. Chem. 2005, 12, 19471993. [DOI: 10.2174/0929867054546591]

73.   Microwave-Assisted One-Pot Regioselective Synthesis of 2-Alkyl-3,4-dihydro-3-oxo-2H-1,4-benzoxazines: Wei-Min Dai,* Xuan Wang, and Chen Ma, Tetrahedron 2005, 61, 68796885. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2005.04.072] [cited in Microwave Chemistry Highlights: 15 July, 2005 & in Organic Chemistry Portal]

72.    A Family of Simple Amide-Derived Air-Stable P,O-Ligands for Suzuki Cross-Coupling of Unactivated Aryl Chlorides: Wei-Min Dai* and Ye Zhang, Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 13771381. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.12.133]

2004       

71.    Stepwise and One-Pot Cross-CouplingHeteroannulation Approaches toward 2-Substituted C5-, C6-, and C7-Nitroindoles: Li-Ping Sun, Xiang-Hong Huang, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 1098310992. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2004.09.034]

70.    Highly Regioselective Wittig Reactions of Cyclic Ketones with a Stabilized Phosphorus Ylide Under Controlled Microwave Heating: Jinlong Wu, Huafeng Wu, Shaoyong Wei, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 44014404. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.03.198]

69.    The First Example of Atropisomeric Amide-Derived P,O-Ligands Used for an Asymmetric Heck Reaction: Wei-Min Dai,* Kelly Ka Yim Yeung, and Yongqiang Wang, Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 44254430. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2004.02.062]

68.    A Novel Class of Amide-Derived Air-Stable P,O-Ligands for Suzuki Cross-Coupling at Low Catalyst Loading: Wei-Min Dai,* Yannian Li, Ye Zhang, Kwong Wah Lai, and Jinlong Wu, Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 19992001. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2003.12.142]

67.    Synthesis of Atropisomeric 2,8-Dioxygenated N,N-Diisopropyl-1-naphthamides via Kinetic Resolution under the Sharpless Asymmetric Dihydroxylation Conditions: Wei-Min Dai,* Yan Zhang, and Ye Zhang, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2004, 15, 525535. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2003.11.039]

66.    Synthesis and Cytotoxicity of Enediyne Prodrugs with 3-Hydroxy-4-(arylmethylidene)cyclodeca-1,5-diyne Scaffolds: Wei-Min Dai,* Yukihiro Tachi, Sei-ich Nishimoto, Xiaofen Zhong, and Zhihong Guo, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery 2004, 1, 6972. [DOI: 10.2174/1570180043485699]

2003       

65.    Photo-Induced DNA Cleavage Reaction Characteristics of Propargylic Sulfones Possessing Anthraquinone Chromophore: Ken-ichi Haruna, Kazuhito Tanabe, Atsushi Ishii, Wei-Min Dai, Hiroshi Hatta, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2003, 11, 53115316 (Corrigendum: Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2004, 12, 2489-2489). [DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2003.09.030]   [DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2004.03.001]

64.    Air-Stable P-Stereogenic Secondary Phosphine Oxides as Chiral Monodentate Ligands for Asymmetric Catalytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation: Wei-Min Dai,* Kelly Ka Yim Yeung, Wa Hung Leung, and Richard K. Haynes, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2003, 14, 28212826. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2003.07.008]

63.    Review: Natural Product Inspired Design of Enediyne Prodrugs via Rearrangement of an Allylic Double Bond: Wei-Min Dai*, Curr. Med. Chem. 2003, 10, 22652283. [DOI: 10.2174/0929867033456756]

62.    Microwave-Assisted Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis (MASPOS) as a Key Step for an Indole Library Construction: Wei-Min Dai,* Dian-Shun Guo, Li-Ping Sun, and Xiang-Hong Huang, Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 29192922. [DOI: 10.1021/ol0350543]

61.    Structural Effect on Eu(fod)3-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Allylic Esters: Wei-Min Dai* and Wing-Leung Mak, Chin. J. Chem. 2003, 21, 772783. [DOI: 10.1002/cjoc.20030210713]

2002       

60.    Chemistry of Aminophenols. Part 3: First Synthesis of Nitrobenzo[b]furans via a CouplingCyclization Approach: Wei-Min Dai* and Kwong Wah Lai, Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 93779380. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(02)02333-X]

59.    Asymmetric Wittig Reactions of Chiral Arsonium Ylides. Part 3: Reversal of Stereochemistry Caused by Metal Cation in Enantioselective Olefination of 4-Substituted Cyclohexanones Using a C2-Symmetric Chiral Arsine: Wei-Min Dai,* Anxin Wu, and Huafeng Wu, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2002, 13, 21872191. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(02)00588-8]

58.    Chemistry of Aminophenols. Part 2: A General and Efficient Synthesis of Indoles Possessing a Nitrogen Substituent at the C4, C5, C6, and C7 Positions: Wei-Min Dai,* Li-Ping Sun, and Dian-Shun Guo, Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 76997702. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(02)01851-8]

57.    A Novel Class of Nonbiaryl Atropisomeric P,O-Ligands for Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation: Wei-Min Dai,* Kelly Ka Yim Yeung, Jin-Ting Liu, Ye Zhang, and Ian D. Williams, Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 16151618. [DOI: 10.1021/ol0258233]

56.    DNA Cleavage Potency, Cytotoxicity, and Mechanism of Action of a Novel Class of Enediyne Prodrugs: Wei-Min Dai,* Kwong Wah Lai, Anxin Wu, Wataru Hamaguchi, Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, Ling Zhou, Atsushi Ishii, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, J. Med. Chem. 2002, 45, 758761. [DOI: 10.1021/jm015588e]

2001       

55.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. Part 7: Effect of O, S, N in Aromatic Ring Substituents at C1 on Enantioselectivity Induced by Tetrahydro-b-carboline Ligands in Diethylzinc Addition to Aldehydes: H. J. Zhu,* B. T. Zhao, G. Y. Zuo, C. U. Pittman, Wei-Min Dai,* and Xiao-Jiang Hao*, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2001, 12, 26132619. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(01)00460-8]

54.    Study on Enantiomerically Pure 2-Substituted N,N-Dialkyl-1-naphthamides. Resolution, Absolute Stereochemistry, and Application to Desymmetrization of Cyclic meso Anhydrides. Wei-Min Dai,* Kelly Ka Yim Yeung, Chun Wo Chow, and Ian D. Williams, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2001, 12, 16031613. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(01)00278-6]

53.    Chemistry of Amino Phenols. Part 1: Remarkable Additive Effects on Sonogashira Cross-Coupling of 2-Carboxamidoaryl Triflates and Application to Novel Synthesis of Indoles. Wei-Min Dai,* Dian-Shun Guo, and Li-Ping Sun, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 52755278. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00965-0]

52.    Neighboring Nucleophilic Group Assisted Rearrangement of Allylic Esters under Eu(fod)3 Catalysis: Wei-Min Dai,* Anxin Wu, Mavis Yuk Ha Lee and Kwong Wah Lai, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 42154218. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00708-0]

51.    Intramolecular Nozaki–Hiyama–Kishi Reactions and Ln(III)-Catalyzed Allylic Rearrangement as the Key Steps towards 10-Membered Ring Enediynes: Wei-Min Dai,* Anxin Wu and Wataru Hamaguchi, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 42114214. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00707-9]

50.    Asymmetric Wittig Reactions of Chiral Arsonium Ylides. Part 2: Atroposelective Olefination of Axially Chiral N,N-Dialkyl 2-formyl-1-naphthamides: Wei-Min Dai* and Chi Wai Lau, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 25412544. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00193-9]

49.    First Synthesis of a Highly Strained Cyclodeca-1,5-diyne Skeleton via Intramolecular Sonogashira Cross-Coupling: Wei-Min Dai* and Anxin Wu, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 8183. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)01890-6]

2000       

48.    First Synthesis of Dioxadithiaporphycene with a Benzene Ring Fused onto the Double Bond: Wei-Min Dai* and Wing Leung Mak, Tetrahedron Lett. 2000, 41, 1027710280. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)01846-3]

47.    Eu(fod)3-Catalyzed Tandem Regiospecific Rearrangement of Divinyl Alkoxyacetates and DielsAlder Reaction: Wei-Min Dai,* Wing Leung Mak, and Anxin Wu, Tetrahedron Lett. 2000, 41, 71017105. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)01172-2]

46.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. Part 6: Importance of a Bulky N-Alkyl Group in Indole-Containing Chiral b-tertiary Amino Alcohols for Controlling Enantioselectivity in Addition of Diethylzinc toward Aldehydes: Wei-Min Dai,* Hua-Jie Zhu, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2000, 11, 23152337. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(00)00189-0]

1999       

45.    Bifunctional 2-Naphthyl Propargylic Sulfones Exhibiting High DNA Intercalating and Alkylation Activity: Wei-Min Dai,* Chun Wo Chow, Ling Zhou, Atushi Ishii, Chi Wai Lau, Quan Li, Wataru Hamaguchi, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1999, 9, 27892794.

44.    Evidences for Adduct Formation between Intracellular Non-Protein Thoils and Nitroazoles Possessing an a,b-Unsaturated Carbonyl Side Chain and the Effects on Radiosensitization of Hypoxic Cells: Ling Zhou, Akira Ino, Wei-Min Dai, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 1999, 7, 25912598.

43.    Regioselective Synthesis of Acyclic cis-Enediynes via an Acid-Catalyzed Rearrangement of 1,2-Dialkynylallyl Alcohols. Syntheses, Computational Calculations, and Mechanism: Wei-Min Dai,* Jinlong Wu, Kin Chiu Fong, Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, and Chi Wai Lau, J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 50625082. [DOI: 10.1021/jo982476v]

42.    Eu(fod)3-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Allylic Esters Possessing a Chelating Site. Application to Enediyne Synthesis: Wei-Min Dai* and Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, Tetrahedron Lett. 1999, 40, 23972400.

41.    Synthesis and DNA Cleavage Study of a 10-Membered Ring Enediyne Formed via Allylic Rearrangement: Wei-Min Dai,* Kin Chiu Fong, Chi Wai Lau, Ling Zhou, Wataru Hamaguchi, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 682683. [DOI: 10.1021/jo9820263]

1998       

40.    Regiocontrolled Synthesis of cis-Enediynes via Intramolecular Trapping of Allylic Cations: Wei-Min Dai* and Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 81498152.

39.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. Part 5: Substituent Effects on Asymmetric Induction in Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc toward Benzaldehyde Catalyzed by Chiral Oxazolidines Possessing an Indole Moiety: Hua-Jie Zhu, Bi-Tao Zhao, Wei-Min Dai,* Jun Zhou, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1998, 9, 28792888.

38.    General Stereoselective Synthesis of (E)-exo-Alkylidene Tetrahydrofurans via Base-Mediated Cyclization of Hydroxyl Propargylic Sulfones: Wei-Min Dai* and Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, Tetrahedron  1998, 54, 1249712512.

37.    Two Distinct Epoxide Ring Opening Pathways in a Monocyclic Model System of the Kedarcidin Chromophore: Wei-Min Dai,* Jinlong Wu, and Anxin Wu, Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 40914094.

36.    Remarkable Tethering Effect on DNA Cleavage of Propargylic Sulfone Conjugates with Intercalating Moieties: Wei-Min Dai,* Quan Li, Kin Chiu Fong, Chun Wo Chow, Ling Zhou, Wataru Hamaguchi, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1998, 8, 169174.

1997-1996       

35.    Asymmetric Wittig Reaction of Chiral Arsonium Ylides. I. Asymmetric Olefination of 4-Substituted Cyclohexanones: Wei-Min Dai,* Jinlong Wu, and Xian Huang, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1997, 8, 19791982.

34.    Stereoselective Synthesis of (Z)-Ketoeneynes via Pd(0)Cu(I)-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of (Z)-Ketoenol Triflate with 1-Alkynes: Wei-Min Dai* and Jinlong Wu, Tetrahedron 1997, 53, 91079114.

33.    First Synthesis of cis-Enediynes from 1,5-Diynes by an Acid-Mediated Allylic Rearrangement: Wei-Min Dai* and Kin Chiu Fong, Tetrahedron Lett. 1996, 37, 84138416.

32.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. 3. Asymmetric Pictet-Spengler Reaction of Abrine Methyl Ester and Synthesis of Chiral 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydro-b-carbolines as Promoters in Addition of Diethylzinc toward Aromatic Aldehydes: Wei-Min Dai,* Hua Jie Zhu, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron Lett. 1996, 37, 59715974.

31.    DNA Cleavage of Novel Propargylic Sulfones. Enhancement of Potency via Intercalating Interaction: Wei-Min Dai,* Kin Chiu Fong, Hiroshi Danjo, Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Michael Solow, Wing Leung Mak, and Mau Lam Yeung, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1996, 6, 10931098.

30.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. 2. Oxazolidines as Promoters for Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc toward Aromatic Aldehydes: Wei-Min Dai,* Hua Jie Zhu, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1996, 7, 12451248.

29.    Synthesis of cis-Enediynes from 1,5-Diynes by Rearrangement of an Allylic Double Bond:  Wei-Min Dai,* Kin Chiu Fong, Hiroshi Danjo, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1996, 35, 779781. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.199607791]

1995-1993       

28.    Influence of Alkyl Substituent on the Asynchronous Transition Structure of Boron-Catalyzed DielsAlder Cycloaddition of a,b-Unsaturated Aldehydes with 1,1-Dimethyl-1,3-butadiene Derivatives: Wei-Min Dai,* Chi Wai Lau, Suet Ha Chung, and Yun-Dong Wu, J. Org. Chem. 1995, 60, 81288129. [DOI: 10.1021/jo00130a006]

27.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. 1. Synthesis of sec- and tert-b-Amino Alcohols and Catalysis for Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc toward Aromatic Aldehydes: Wei-Min Dai,* Hua Jie Zhu, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1995, 6, 18571860.

26.    Highly Chemoselective Acylation of Substituted Amino Phenols with 3-(Trimethylacetyl)-1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione: Wei-Min Dai,* Yuk King Cheung, Kit Wan Tang, Pui Yiu Choi, and Suet Lam Chung, Tetrahedron 1995, 51, 1226312276.

25.    Synthesis, Reaction, and Cytotoxicity of Novel Propargylic Sulfones: Wei-Min Dai* and Kin Chiu Fong, Tetrahedron Lett. 1995, 36, 56135616.

24.    Review: Chemistry and Biology of Taxol: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, and R. K. Guy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1994, 33, 1544. [10.1002/anie.199400151] [cover]

23.    Ready Access to Highly Functionalized Quinolines. Useful Intermediates for Synthesis of Enediyne Compounds Related to Dynemicin A: Wei-Min Dai*, J. Org. Chem. 1993, 58, 75817583. [DOI: 10.1021/jo00078a046]

Research activities carried out at institutions before joining HKUST:
22.    Molecular Design, Chemical Synthesis, Kinetic Studies, Calculations, and Biological Studies of Novel Enediynes Equipped with Triggering, Detection, and Deactivating Devices. Model Dynemicin A Epoxide and cis-Diol Systems: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, Y. P. Hong, S.-C. Tsay, K. K. Baldridge, and J. S. Siegel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 7944
7953. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00071a003]

1992-1985       

21.    Synthesis and Biological Action of Optically Active Enediynes Related to Dynemicin A: K. C. Nicolaou, Y. P. Hong, Wei-Min Dai, Z.-J. Zeng,  and W. Wrasidlo, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1992, 15421544.

20.    On the Mechanism of Activation of Designed Enediynes with Selective Cytotoxicity: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, S.-C. Tsay, and W. Wrasidlo, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1992, 2, 11551160.

19.    Molecular Design and Chemical Synthesis of Potent Enediynes 2. Dynemicin Model Systems Equipped with C-3 Triggering Devices and Evidence for Quinone Methide Formation in the Mechanism of Action of Dynemicin A: K. C. Nicolaou and Wei-Min Dai, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 89088921. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00049a023]

18.    Molecular Design and Chemical Synthesis of Potent Enediynes 1. Dynemicin Model Systems Equipped with N-Tethered Triggering Devices: K. C. Nicolaou, P. Maligres, T. Suzuki, S. V. Wendeborn, Wei-Min Dai, and R. Chadha, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 88908907. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00049a022]

17.    Synthesis of a Fully Functionalized CD Ring System of Taxol: K. C. Nicolaou, J. J. Liu, C.-K. Hwang, Wei-Min Dai and R. K. Guy, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1992, 11181120.

16.    Design, Synthesis and Study of Simple Monocyclic Conjugated Enediynes. The 10-Membered Ring Enediyne Moiety of the Enediyne Anticancer Antibiotics: K. C. Nicolaou, G. Zuccarello, C. Reimer, V. A. Estevez, and Wei-Min Dai,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 73607371. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00045a005]

15.    Designed Enediynes. A New Class of DNA-Cleaving Molecules with Potent and Selective Anticancer Activity: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, S.-C. Tsay, V. A. Estevez, and W. Wrasidlo, Science 1992, 256, 11721178. [DOI: 10.1126/science.256.5060.1172]

14.    Novel Enediynes Equipped with Triggering and Detection Devices. Isolation of cis-Diol Models of the Dynemicin A Cascade: K. C. Nicolaou, Y. P. Hong, Y. Torisawa, S.-C. Tsay, and Wei-Min DaiJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 98789880. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00026a039]

13.    Review: Chemistry and Biology of the Enediyne Anticancer Antibiotics: K. C. Nicolaou and Wei-Min Dai, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1991, 30, 13871416. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.199113873]

12.    Enediyne Compounds Equipped with Acid-, Base-, and Photo-Sensitive Triggering Devices. Chemical Simulation of the Dynemicin A Reaction Cascade: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, S. V. Wendeborn, A. L. Smith, Y. Torisawa, and C.-K. Hwang, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1991, 30, 10321036. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.199110321]

11.    Review: Recent Progress in Asymmetric Synthesis of Pyrrolizidines: Wei-Min Dai, Yoshimitsu Nagao, and Eiichi Fujita, Heterocycles 1990, 30, 12311261.

10.    Diastereoselective Alkylation of Chiral Tin(II) Enolates onto Cyclic Acyl Iminium Ions. Asymmetric Total Synthesis of ()-Supinidine: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, Masahito Ochiai, and Motoo Shiro, Tetrahedron 1990, 46, 63616380.

9.    Highly Diastereoselective Alkylation of Chiral Tin(II) Enolates onto Cyclic Acyl Imines. An Efficient Asymmetric Synthesis of Bicyclic Alkaloids Bearing a Nitrogen Atom Ring Juncture: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, Masahito Ochiai, Shigeru Tsukagoshi, and Eiichi Fujita, J. Org. Chem. 1990, 55, 11481156. [DOI: 10.1021/jo00291a012]

8.    New General Asymmetric Synthesis of Versatile g-Alkylated Butenolides and Its Application to Expeditious Synthesis of the GeissmanWaiss Lactones Useful for (+)-Retronecine Synthesis: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, Masahito Ochiai, and Motoo Shiro, J. Org. Chem. 1989, 54, 52115217. [DOI: 10.1021/jo00283a009]

7.    New Chiral Recognition of Chiral Tin(II) Enolates toward Cyclic Acyl Iminium Species. Asymmetric Total Synthesis of ()-Supinidine: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, and Masahito Ochiai, Tetrahedron Lett. 1988, 29, 61336136.

6.    Extremely Short Chiral Synthesis of Bicyclic Alkaloids Having a Nitrogen Atom Ring Juncture: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, Masahito Ochiai, Shigeru Tsukagoshi, and Eiichi Fujita, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 289291. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00209a047]

5.    Study on Asymmetric Synthesis of Steroids. 15. The Synthesis of Optically Active 3-Oxa-A-nor-steroids: Wei-Shan Zhou, Wei-Min Dai, and Jin-Hua Qian, Huaxue Xuebao (CH) 1987, 45, 818820. CA 109: 73729y. [http://sioc-journal.cn/Jwk_hxxb/CN/abstract/abstract333004.shtml]

4.    Study on Asymmetric Synthesis of Steroids. 14. New Synthesis of Two Optically Active Steroid CD-Ring Synthons:  Wei-Min Dai and Wei-Shan Zhou, Huaxue Xuebao (CH) 1986, 44, 100101. CA 105: 172814w. [http://sioc-journal.cn/Jwk_hxxb/CN/abstract/abstract326012.shtml]

3.    Study on Asymmetric Synthesis of Steroids. 13. Synthesis of Two New ()-3-Oxa-A-nor-steroids: Wei-Shan Zhou and Wei-Min DaiHuaxue Xuebao (CH) 1986, 44, 472478. CA 106: 214181r. Acta Chimica Sinica (Engl.) 1986, 230. [http://sioc-journal.cn/Jwk_hxxb/CN/abstract/abstract334542.shtml]

2.    New Synthesis of Two Optically Active Steroid CD-Ring Synthons by Microbial Asymmetric Reduction: Wei-Min Dai and Wei-Shan Zhou, Tetrahedron 1985, 41, 44754482. CA 104: 186691v. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(01)82341-3]

1.    Reaction of Carbomethoxymethylenetriphenylarsorane with O-Hydroxy Aromatic Aldehydes or Ketones—Synthesis of 5,6-Benzo-2-pyranones: Xian Huang, Zhenchu Chen, Wei-Min Dai, Lin Zhou, and Jianqiang Shi, Yoji Huaxue (CH) 1985, 144146. CA 103: 195962r. [http://sioc-journal.cn/Jwk_yjhx/CN/abstract/abstract329034.shtml]

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