Total Synthesis of Unsymmetrically Oxidized Nuphar Thioalkaloids via Copper-Catalyzed Thiolane Assembly

Jacob J. Lacharity, Jeremy Fournier, Ping Lu, Artur K. Mailyan, Aaron T. Herrmann§, and Armen Zakarian*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13272–13275.


Lithium Enolates in the Enantioselective Construction of Tetrasubstituted Carbon Centers wtih Chiral Lithium Amides as Noncovalent Stereodirecting Auxiliaries.

Kai YuPing Lu†§,  Jeffrey J. Jackson†∥,  Thuy-Ai D. Nguyen,  Joseph Alvarado†⊥,  Craig E. Stivala†#,  Yun Ma,  Kyle A. Mack,  Trevor W. Hayton,  David B. Collum*‡, and  Armen Zakarian*†

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 527–533.



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.)


Intramolecular [2+2] photocyclo-addition reactions as an entry to the 2-oxatricyclo[, 9]nonan-3-one skeleton of lactiflorin

Ping Lu, Eberhardt Herdtweck, Thorsten Bach*

Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 2012, 7, 1947–1958.



Total synthesis of (+)-Lactiflorin by an intramolecular [2+2]-photocycloaddition

Ping Lu, and Thorsten Bach*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1261–1264. (Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 8, 353).



The [2+2]-cycloaddition reaction of bisallenes: A dramatic substituent effect

Ping Lu, and Shengming Ma*

Chin. J. Chem. 2010, 28, 1600–1606




Observation of new cycloisomerization pattern of 1,5-bisallenes. Catalyst and substituent effects

Ping Lu, and Shengming Ma*

Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 2095–2097.



I-catalyzed reaction of 5-methoxyoxazoles with organic iodides—An efficient synthesis of azalactones

Lianghua Lu, Ping Lu, and Shengming Ma*

Euro. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 676–680.


What can a metal catalyst do with allenes? One-step formation of steroid scaffolds from readily available starting materials

Shengming Ma*, Ping Lu, Lianghua Lu, Hairong Hou, Jiemin Wei, Qiwen He, Zhenhua Gu, Xuefeng Jiang, and Xing Jin

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 5275–5278.



I-catalyzed methyl-oxygen bond cleavage in 2-methoxyfurans. An efficient synthesis of butenolides

Shengming Ma*, Lianghua Lu, and Ping Lu
J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 1063–1065.


Reaction of [60]fullerene with free radicals generated from active methylene compounds by manganese(III) acetate dehydrate

Tinghu Zhang, Ping Lu, Fan Wang, and Guanwu Wang*

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2003, 1, 4403–4407.

Graphical abstract: Reaction of [60]fullerene with free radicals generated from active methylene compounds by manganese(iii) acetate dihydrate