Z.-H. Xu, L. Liu, K. Wheeler, H. Wang*. Asymmetric inverse-electron-demand Hetero-Diels-Alder Reaction of six-membered cyclic ketones: An enamine-metal Lewis acid bifunctional approach. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 3484-3488. (hot paper, Highlighted by synfacts 2011, 747)

Y. Liu, A. Liu, Z.-H. Xu, W. Yu, H. Wang, C. Li, J. Lin, "XZH-5 Inhibits STAT3 Phosphorylation and Causes Apoptosis in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells", Apoptosis. 2011, 16, 502-510.

A. Liu, Y. Liu, Z. -H. Xu, W. Yu, H. Wang, C. Li, J. Lin, "A Novel Small Molecule, XZH-5, Inhibits Constitutive and Interleukin-6-Induced STAT3 Phosphorylation in Human Rhabdomyosarcoma Cells", Cancer Science. 2011, 102, 1381.

A Three-Component Reaction Based on A Remote Group Directed Dynamic Kinetic Aza Michael Addition: Stereoselective Synthesis of Imidazolidin-4-ones. Z.-H. Xu, T. Buechler, K. Wheeler, H. Wang*. Chem. Eur. J.  2010,2972-2976.


A. Liu, Y. Liu, Z. Jin, Q. Hu, Z.-H. Xu, H. Wang, C. Chen, J. Lin," XZH-5 Inhibits STAT3 Phosphorylation and  Enhances the Cytotoxicity of chemotherapeutic Drugs in Human Breast and Pancreatic Cancer Cells". PloS ONE 2012, 7(10), e46624.

Sidearm Effects in Enantioselective Cyclopropanation of Alkenes with Aryldiazoacetates Catalyzed by Trisoxazoline/Cu(I). Z.-H. Xu, S-N. Zhu, X-L. Sun, Y. Tang*, L-X. Dai, Chem Commun, 2007, 1960-1962.

Enamine-Metal Lewis Acid Bifunctional Catalysis: Application to direct Asymmetric Adol Reaction of Ketones  Z.-H. Xu, P. Daka, I. Budik, H. Wang,* F.-Q. Bai, H.-Y. Zhang, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 4581-4585 (Highlighted as Cover paper)

Ligand-Accelerated Asymmetric [1,2]-Stevens Rearrangement of Sulfur Ylides via Decomposition of Diazomalonates Catalyzed by Chiral Bisoxazoline/Copper Complex.  J.-P. Qu, Z.-H. Xu, J. Zhou, C.-L. Cao, X.-L. Sun, L.-X. Dai, Y. Tang,*  Adv. Synth. Catal. 2009, 351,308-312. (Highlighted in Synfacts 2009, 534)

P. Daka, Z.-H. Xu, H. Wang*, A new Bidentate Ligand System for Metal Lewis Acid-Primary amine Bifunctional Catalyst: Highly Stereoselective Asymmetric Direct Aldol Reactions.Chem. Commun. 2011,47, 224-226.

Z.-H. Xu*, H. Wang* Asymmetric Inverse-Electron-Demand Hetero-Diels-Alder Reaction of Six-membered Cyclic Ketones via Enamine-Metal Lewis Acid Bifunctional Catalysis  Synlett. 2011, 2907.(invited synpacts paper)

Primary Amine-metal Lewis acid bifunctional catalysts: the application to asymmetric direct aldol reaction. Z.-H. Xu, P. Daka, H. Wang*, Chem Commun. 2009, 6825-6827. (Highlighted in synfacts 2009, 200)

L.Liu, R. Sarkisian, Z.-H, Xu*, H.Wang*, Asymmetric Michael Addition of Ketones to Alkylidene Malonates and Allylidene Malonates via Enamine-Metal Lewis Acid Bifunctional Catalysis. J. Org. Chem2012, 7693

Iron Porphyrin-Catalyzed Olefination of Ketenes with Diazoacetate for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Allenes  C.-Y. Li,; X.-B. Wang,  X.-L .Sun, Y. Tang, * J.-C. Zheng,; Z.-H. Xu, Y.-G. Zhou,.*L.-X. Dai,. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007,129, 1494-1495.

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