Selected Publications

  1.  Zeng, P. Gordiichuk, T. Ichihara, G. Zhang, S.-R. Emil, E. D. Wetzel, J. Tresback, J. Yang, Z. Yang,D. Kozawa, M. Kuehne, P. Liu, A. T. Liu, J. Yang, H. J. Kulik, M. S. Strano*. Irreversible Synthesis of an Ultra-Strong Two-Dimensional Polymer. Nature 2022, 602, 91.
  2. G. Zhang, Y. Zeng, P. Gordiichuk, M. S. Strano*. Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms and Scaling of Two-Dimensional Polymers via Irreversible Solution-Phase Reactions. J. Chem. Phys. 2021, 154 (19), 194901.
  3. E. E. Kwan, Y. Zeng, H. A. Besser, E. N. Jacobsen*. Concerted Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitutions. Nature Chem. 2018, 10, 917.
  4. Y. Zeng, L. Zhang, Y. Zhao, C. Ni, J. Zhao, and J. Hu*. Silver-Mediated Trifluoromethylation-Iodination of Arynes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2955. (Most accessed paper in Feb 2013; highlighted by Synfacts 2013, 9, 544.)
  5. Y. Zeng, J. Hu*. Silver-Catalyzed Formal Insertion of Arynes into Rf-I bonds. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 6866.
  6. Y. Zeng, G. Li, J. Hu*. Diphenyliodonium-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Fluorination of Arynes: Synthesis of ortho-Fluoroiodoarenes. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10773.
  7. Y. Zeng, J. Hu*. Silver-Mediated Trifluoromethylthiolation-Iodination of Arynes. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 856. (Highlighted by Synfacts 2016, 12, 514)
  8. Y. Zeng, C. Ni, J. Hu*. Recent Advances in the One-Step Synthesis of Distally Fluorinated Ketones. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 3210.
  9. Y. Zeng, J. Hu*. Bridging Fluorine and Aryne Chemistry: Vicinal Difunctionalization of Arynes Involving Nucleophilic Fluorination, Trifluoromethylation or Trifluoromethyl-thiolation. Synthesis 2016, 48, 2137. (highlighted on the cover)