Cutting-Edge and Time-Honored Strategies for Stereoselective Construction of C–N Bonds in Total Synthesis.

Artur K. Mailyan, John A. Eickhoff, Anastasiia S. Minakova, Zhenhua Gu, Ping Lu, and Armen Zakarian*

Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 4441–4557.


Towards the synthesis of nuphar sesquiterpene thioalkaloids: stereodivergent rhodium-catalyzed synthesis of the thiolane subunit

Ping Lu, Aaron T. Herrmann, and Armen, Zakarian*

J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 7581–7589.


Direct enantioselective conjugate addition of carboxylic acids with chiral lithium amides as traceless auxiliaries.

Ping Lu, Jeffrey J. Jackson, John A. Eickhoff, and Armen Zakarian*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 656–659. (JACS most read article, 1 month, highlighted in Synfacts 2015, 11, 415.)


Enantioselective synthesis of (−)-maoecrystal V by enantiodetermining C–H functionalization

Ping Lu, Artur Mailyan, Zhenhua Gu, David M. Guptill, Hengbin Wang, Huw M. L. Davies*, and Armen Zakarian*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17738–17749. († equal contribution, JACS most read article, 1 month)


Total synthesis of maoecrystal V: Early stage C-H functionalization and lactone formation by radical cyclization

Ping Lu, Zhenhua Gu, and Armen Zakarian*,

J, Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14552–14555. (JACS most read article, 1 month and 12 months, highlighted in Synfacts 2013, 9, 1256.)