Collective Synthesis of Chiral Tetrasubstituted Cyclobutanes Enabled by Enantioconvergent Negishi Cross-Coupling of Cyclobutenones
Min Yan+, Qiang Zhou+, and Ping Lu*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202218008


Dancing on Ropes Enantioselective Functionalization of Preformed Four M embered Carbocycles
Jun Chen, Qiang Zhou, Huayi Fang,* and Ping Lu*

Chin. J. Chem. 2022, 40, 13461358


Enantioselective Construction of Vicinal Angular Quaternary Stereocenters Enabled by Strained Cyclobutenones
Peng Yan, Jia Zhang, Licheng Lu, Huayi Fang, and Ping Lu*

ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 15416−15423


Diastereoselective synthesis of 1,1,3,3-tetrasubstituted cyclobutanes enabled by cycloaddition of bicyclo[1.1.0]butanes
Meng Wang, Yingchao Huang, Chunyu Li, and Ping Lu*

Org. Chem. Front., 2022, 9, 2149–2153


Synthesis of Dibenzo[a,e]cyclooctene-5,11(6H,12H)-diones via the Elusive Benzocyclobutenone Anion
Yingchao Huang, Jun Chen, Yu Liu*, and Ping Lu*

Synthesis 2021, 53, 4477–4483.


Enantioselective Synthesis of Indanes with a Quaternary Stereocenter via Diastereoselective C(sp3)−H Functionalization
Jun Chen, Zhan Shi, and Ping Lu*, 

Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 7359−7363.


Enantioselective Functionalization of Prochiral Cyclobutanones and Cyclobutenones.

MengWang, Changxu Zhong, Ping Lu*,

Synlett, 2021, 32, 1253-1259.


Chiral lithium amide mediated desymmetrization of 3-substituted cyclobutanone.

Changxu Zhong, Shaowei Wang and Ping Lu*,

Org. Chem. Front., 2021, 8, 2977-2980.

Graphical abstract: Chiral lithium amide mediated desymmetrization of 3-substituted cyclobutanone




3-(Methoxycarbonyl)Cyclobutenone as a Reactive Dienophile in Enantioselective Diels–Alder Reactions Catalyzed by Chiral Oxazaborolidinium Ions,

Peng Yan, Changxu Zhong, Jie Zhang, Yu Liu, Huayi Fang, and Ping Lu*,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 4609-4613.


Controllable Skeleton Rearrangement of 3‐Substituted Cyclobutanones under Basic Conditions,

Peng Yan, Qiang Zhou , Jun Chen, Ping Lu*,

Chin. J. Chem. 2020,38,1103—1106.


Enantioselective Synthesis of 3-Substituted Cyclobutenes by Catalytic Conjugate Addition/Trapping Strategies, Angew.

Changxu Zhong+, Yingchao Huang+, Haocheng Zhang, Qiang Zhou, Yu Liu, and Ping Lu*,

Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 2750-2754.


Recent Advances in Cooperative Catalysis of Chiral Lewis Base and Transition Metal Catalyst.

Qiang, Zhou, and Ping, Lu*,

Acta Chim. Sinica 2018, 76, 825-830. (invited article for issue: Asymmetric Organocatalysis Combined with Metal Catalysis)


Enantioselective Desymmetrization of Cyclobutanones Enabled by Synergistic Palladium/Enamine Catalysis, Angew.

Meng Wang, Jun Chen, Zongjia Chen, Changxu Zhong and Ping Lu*,

Chem., Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2707-2711.