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List of Journal Publications [see citations in ResearcherID]

Last updated: 18 November 2017

2016

127. Microwave-Assisted Intramolecular Ullmann Diaryl Etherification as the Post-Ugi Annulation for Generation of Dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepine Scaffold: Jianyu Shi, Jinlong Wu, Chengsen Cui, and Wei-Min Dai,* J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 1039210403. [DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b01398]

126. Synthesis of Two Diastereomeric C1–C7 Acid Fragments of Amphidinolactone B Using B-alkyl Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling as the Modular Assembly Step: Yan-Dong Wu, Yecai Lai, and Wei-Min Dai,* ChemistrySelect 2016, 1, 1022–1027. [DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600315]

125. Diastereoselective Synthesis of trans-3,5-Disubstituted Dihydrofuran-2(3H)-ones via SmI2-Mediated Reductive Coupling of 2-Alkylacrylates of N,N-Diisopropyl-2-hydroxybenzamide with Aldehydes: Yecai Lai, Lijie Sun, Man Ki Sit, Yan Wang, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2016, 72, 664673. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2015.12.009]

2015      

124. A Model Study on Installation of (Z)-g-Methylglutaconic Acid onto the 3-Aminophenol Core of Divergolide A: Guanglian Zhao, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2015, 71, 47794787. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2015.05.052]

2014      

123. Synthesis of 5-Alkyl-5-aryl-1-pyrroline N-Oxides from 1-Aryl-Substituted Nitroalkanes and Acrolein via Michael Addition and Nitro Reductive Cyclization: Jingjing Xu, Xingyao Li, Jinlong Wu,* and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 63846391. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.07.046]

122. One-Pot Synthesis of Dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepines via Mg(ClO4)2-Catalyzed Ugi Four-Component Reaction and Microwave-Assisted Intramolecular SNAr: Jialu Luo, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Diversity Oriented Synthesis 2014, 1, 2934. [DOI: 10.2478/dos-2014-0001]

121. Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Benzofuran-2-carboxamides by Ugi Four-Components Reaction and Microwave-Assisted RapStoermer Reaction: Weiwei Han, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2014, 25, 20192024. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1378351]

120. Synthesis of 5-Alkyl-5-aryl-g-lactams from 1-Aryl-Substituted Nitroalkanes and Methyl Acrylate via Michael Addition and Reductive Lactamization: Jingjing Xu, Xingyao Li, Jinlong Wu,* and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 3839–3846. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.04.074] Highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 10, 803. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1378443]

119. Synthesis of the Conjugated Tetraene Acid Side Chain of Mycolactone E by Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction of Alkenyl Boronates: Yuan Wang and Wei-Min Dai,* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 323–330. [Cover Picture] [DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201301484]

2013       

118. Increasing Appendage Diversity on 3,4-Dihydro-3-oxo-2H-1,4-benzoxazines via Aphos–Pd(OAc)2-Catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Aryl Chlorides: Gongli Yu, Yu Zheng, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 10488–10496. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2013.09.057]

117. An Efficient and Reliable Catalyst System Using Hemilabile Aphos for B-Alkyl Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction with Alkenyl Halides: Ning Ye and Wei-Min Dai,* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 831835. [Cover Picture] [DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201201602]

116. A Concise Total Synthesis of Amphidinin B: Dongdong Wu, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Chin. J. Chem. 2013, 31, 105110. [Cover Picture] [DOI: 10.1002/cjoc.201201069]

2012      

115. Review: Generation of Molecular Shape Diversity. From Privileged Scaffolds to Diverted Total Synthesis: Wei-Min Dai,* Diversity Oriented Synthesis 2012, 1, 1120. [DOI: 10.2478/dos-2012-0003]

114. Toward a Total Synthesis of Divergolide A; Synthesis of the Amido Hydroqunione Core and the C10C15 Fragment: Guanglian Zhao, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2012, 28452849. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1317491]

2011      

113. Concise Diverted Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide T1 and T4 from a (12E)-Cycloalkene by Selective Functionalized of the C12–C13 Double Bond: Lijie Sun, Dongdong Wu, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2011, 30363040. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1289903]  

112. Determination of Absolute Configuration of 2-Methyl-1-(o-tolyl)naphthalene and the Related Axially Chiral Biaryls: Lijie Sun and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 90729079. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2011.09.107]

111. In(OTf)3-Catalyzed Highly Chemo- and Regioselective Head-to-Tail Heterodimerization of Vinylarenes with 1,1-Diarylethenes: Jing Dai, Jinlong Wu, Guanglian Zhao, and Wei-Min Dai,* Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 82908293.  [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201101190]

110. Synthesis of Two Diastereoisomers of Iriomoteolide-1a via a Tunable Four-Module Coupling Approach Using Ring-Closing Metathesis as the Key Step: Yuanxin Liu, Gaofeng Feng, Jian Wang, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2011, 17741778. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1260822]

109. Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide T3 Using Ring-Closing Metathesis and Asymmetric Dihydroxylation Strategy: Dongdong Wu, Huoiming Li, Jian Jin, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2011, 895898 [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259706] [special issue dedicated to Professors Xiyan Lu and Li-Xin Dai]

108. Tandem WittigIntramolecular DielsAlder Cycloaddition of Ester-Tethered 1,3,9-Decatrienes under Microwave Heating: Jinlong Wu, Xiuqing Jiang, Jingjing Xu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 179192. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2010.10.088]

2010       

107. A Concise Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide T2: Huoming Li, Jinlong Wu, Jialu Luo, and Wei-Min Dai,* Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 1153011534. [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201001794]

106. Synthesis of Anti-Microtubule N-(2-Arylindol-7-yl)benzenesulfonamide Derivatives and Their Antitumor Mechanisms: Chun-Tang Chiou, Grace Shiahuy Chen, Meng-Ling Chen, Huoming Li, Lei Shi, Xiang-Hong Huang, Wei-Min Dai, and Ji-Wang Chern,* ChemMedChem, 2010, 5, 1489–1497. [DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201000228]

105. Synthesis of the C7C23 Fragment Related to Iriomoteolide-1a via B-Alkyl SuzukiMiyaura Cross-Coupling and Indium-Mediated Aldehyde Allylation: Yuanxin Liu, Jian Wang, Huoming Li, Jinlong Wu, Gaofeng Feng, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2010, 21842188. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258507]

104. Synthesis of N-Arylisoindolin-1-ones via Pd-Catalyzed Intramolecular Decarbonylative Coupling of N-(2-Bromobenzyl)oxanilic Acid Phenyl Esters: Yu Zheng, Gongli Yu, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2010, 10751080. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1219580]

103. Total Synthesis of Diastereomeric Marine Butenolides Possessing a Syn-Aldol Subunit at C10 and C11 and the Related C11-Ketone: Yan Wang and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 187196. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2009.10.115]

2009       

102. Stereoselectivity of Intramolecular Diels–Alder Reaction of Hydroxamate-Tethered 1,3,9-Decatrienes under Thermal and Microwave Heating: Yan Wang, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2009, 2862–2866. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1217966]

101. Synthesis of C18–C28 Ketone Fragment of Micromonospolide B Possessing 1,3-Diene and 1,3-Anti-diol Functionalities: Liang Sun, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2009, 20, 18641870. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2009.07.042]

100. Synthesis of the C1C12 Acid Fragment of Amphidinolide T Marine Macrolides via SmI2-Mediated Enantioselective Reductive Coupling of Aldehydes with a Chiral Crotonate: Jialu Luo, Huoming Li, Jinlong Wu, Xinglong Xing, and Wei-Min Dai,* Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 68286833. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2009.06.070]

99.  Influence of Appended Groups on Formation of 16-Membered Macrolactone Core Related to the Plecomacrolides via DieneEne Ring-Closing Metathesis: Liang Sun, Gaofeng Feng, Yucui Guan, Yuanxin Liu, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2009, 23612365. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1217720]

98.  Assembly of 1,3-Dihydro-2H-3-benzazepin-2-one Conjugates via Ugi Four-Component Reaction and Palladium-Catalyzed Hydroamidation: Jinlong Wu, Yong Jiang, and Wei-Min Dai,* Synlett 2009, 1162–1166. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1088115]

2008       

97.  Synthesis of 3-Arylideneindolin-2-ones from 2-Aminophenols by Ugi Four-Component Reaction and Heck Carbocyclization: Wei-Min Dai,* Jianyu Shi, and Jinlong Wu, Synlett 2008, 27162720. [DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1083505]

96. Total Synthesis of (4S,10R)-4-Hydroxy-10-methyl-11-oxododec-2-en-1,4-olide and Related Bioactive Marine Butenolides: Wei-Min Dai,* Lei Shi, and Yannian Li, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2008, 19, 15491556. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2008.06.028]

95. Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide X and Its 12Z-Isomer by Formation of the C12C13 Trisubstituted Double Bond via Ring-Closing Metathesis: Wei-Min Dai,* Yile Chen, Jian Jin, Jinlong Wu,* Jianshu Lou, and Qiaojun He, Synlett 2008, 17371741. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1077885]

94. Generation of an Aromatic Amide-Derived Phosphane (Aphos) Library by Self-Assisted Molecular Editing and Applications of Aphos in Room-Temperature Suzuki-Miyaura Reactions: Wei-Min Dai,* Yannian Li, Ye Zhang, Congyong Yue, and Jinlong Wu, Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 55385554. [DOI: 10.1002/chem.200800318]

93. Synthesis of C3–C12 Fragment of 24-Demethylbafilomycin C1 via Anti-Selective Aldol Condensation as the Key Stereocontrol Step: Wei-Min Dai,* Gaofeng Feng, Jinlong Wu, and Liang Sun, Synlett 2008, 10131016. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1072504]

2007       

92. Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Formation of Ugi Four-Component Reaction Product from Passerini Three-Component Reaction System without an Added Amine: Wei-Min Dai* and Huoming Li, Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 1286612876. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2007.10.050]

91. Microwave-Assisted, Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Direct Arylation for the Synthesis of Novel Fused Heterocycles: Jinlong Wu, Liang Nie, Jialu Luo, and Wei-Min Dai*, Synlett 2007, 27282732. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-991053]

90. Unexpected Epimerization and Stereochemistry Revision of IMDA Adducts from Sorbate-Related 1,3,8-Nonatrienes: Jinlong Wu, Haihua Yu, Yan Wang, Xinglong Xing, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 65436547. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.07.046]

89. Diversity-Oriented Synthesis and Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis under Controlled Microwave Heating: Wei-Min Dai* and Jianyu Shi, Comb. Chem. High Throughput Screening 2007, 10, 837856. [The special issue on "Microwaves in High Throughput Synthesis (Part 2)"] [DOI: 10.2174/138620707783220338]

88. Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide Y by Formation of Trisubstituted (E)-Double Bond via Ring-Closing Metathesis of Densely Functionalized Alkenes: Jian Jin, Yile Chen, Yannian Li, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 2585-2588. [DOI: 10.1021/ol0710360]  [cited in Organic Chemistry Highlights: 28 January, 2008]

87. Synthesis of C13C25 Fragment of 24-Demethylbafilomycin C1 via Diastereoselective Aldol Reactions of a Ketone Boron Enolate as the Key Step: Yucui Guan, Jinlong Wu, Liang Sun, and Wei-Min Dai*, J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 4953–4960. [DOI: 10.1021/jo070624o]

86.  Isolation and Characterization of 2-Alkylaminobenzo[b]furans. Evidence for Competing O-Arylation in Cu-Catalyzed Intramolecular Amidation: Gaofeng Feng, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 401404. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2006.11.084]

2006       

85Acid-Mediated Three-Component Aza-Diels–Alder Reactions of 2-Aminophenols under Controlled Microwave Heating for Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Tetrahydroquinolines. Part 9: Chemistry of Aminophenols: Xinglong Xing, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 1120011206. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2006.09.012]

84. An Engineered Linker Capable of Promoting On-Resin Reactions for Microwave-Assisted Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis: Li-Ping Sun and Wei-Min Dai*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 72557258. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.200602523]

83. Microwave-Assisted Tandem WittigIntramolecular DielsAlder Cycloaddition. Product Distribution and Stereochemical Assignment: Jinlong Wu, Lijie Sun, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 83608372. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2006.06.039]

82. CN Bond-Linked Conjugates of Dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepines with 2-Oxindole:  Xinglong Xing, Jinlong Wu, Jialu Luo, and Wei-Min Dai*, Synlett 2006, 20992103. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-948172] [cited in Microwave Chemistry Highlights: 15 September, 2006]

81Microwave-Assisted One-Pot U-4CR and Intramolecular O-Alkylation toward Heterocyclic Scaffolds:  Xinglong Xing, Jinlong Wu, Gaofeng Feng, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 67746781. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2006.05.001] [cited in Microwave Chemistry Highlights: 15 June, 2006]

80. Effects of Structural Modification on the DNA Binding Properties and Photo-Induced Cleavage Reactivity of Propargylic Sulfones Conjugated with an Anthraquinone Structure: Ken-ichi Haruna, H. Kanezaki, Kazuhito Tanabe, Wei-Min Dai, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2006, 14, 44274432. [DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2006.02.036]

79. Efficient Remote Axial-to-Central Chirality Transfer in Enantioselective SmI2-Mediated Reductive Coupling of Aldehydes with Crotonates of Atropisomeric 1-Naphthamides: Yan Zhang, Yongqiang Wang, and Wei-Min Dai*, J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 24452455. [DOI: 10.1021/jo0526486]

78. A New Synthesis of Tetrahydrofuran Fragment of Amphidinolides X and Y: Yile Chen, Jian Jin, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Synlett 2006, 11771180. [DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-932487]

77.   Microwave-Assisted Regioselective Olefinations of Cyclic Mono- and Di-ketones with a Stabilized Phosphorus Ylide: Jinlong Wu, Dan Li, Huafeng Wu, Lijie Sun, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 46434650. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2005.12.060]

76.   One-Pot Regioselective Annulation toward 3,4-Dihydro-3-oxo-2H-1,4-benzoxazine Scaffolds under Controlled Microwave Heating: Gaofeng Feng, Jinlong Wu, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 46354642. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2005.12.059] [cited in Microwave Chemistry Highlights: 15 April, 2006]

75.   Synthesis and DNA Cleavage Reaction Characteristics of Enediyne Prodrugs Activated via an Allylic Rearrangement by Base or UV Irradiation: Yukihiro Tachi, Wei-Min Dai,* Kazuhito Tanabe, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2006, 14, 31993209. [DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2005.12.040]

2005       

74.   Review: Structures and Total Syntheses of the Plecomacrolides: Wei-Min Dai,* Yucui Guan, and Jian Jin, Curr. Med. Chem. 2005, 12, 19471993. [DOI: 10.2174/0929867054546591]

73.   Microwave-Assisted One-Pot Regioselective Synthesis of 2-Alkyl-3,4-dihydro-3-oxo-2H-1,4-benzoxazines: Wei-Min Dai,* Xuan Wang, and Chen Ma, Tetrahedron 2005, 61, 68796885. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2005.04.072] [cited in Microwave Chemistry Highlights: 15 July, 2005 & in Organic Chemistry Portal]

72.    A Family of Simple Amide-Derived Air-Stable P,O-Ligands for Suzuki Cross-Coupling of Unactivated Aryl Chlorides: Wei-Min Dai* and Ye Zhang, Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 13771381. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.12.133]

2004       

71.    Stepwise and One-Pot Cross-CouplingHeteroannulation Approaches toward 2-Substituted C5-, C6-, and C7-Nitroindoles: Li-Ping Sun, Xiang-Hong Huang, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 1098310992. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2004.09.034]

70.    Highly Regioselective Wittig Reactions of Cyclic Ketones with a Stabilized Phosphorus Ylide Under Controlled Microwave Heating: Jinlong Wu, Huafeng Wu, Shaoyong Wei, and Wei-Min Dai*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 44014404. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.03.198]

69.    The First Example of Atropisomeric Amide-Derived P,O-Ligands Used for an Asymmetric Heck Reaction: Wei-Min Dai,* Kelly Ka Yim Yeung, and Yongqiang Wang, Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 44254430. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2004.02.062]

68.    A Novel Class of Amide-Derived Air-Stable P,O-Ligands for Suzuki Cross-Coupling at Low Catalyst Loading: Wei-Min Dai,* Yannian Li, Ye Zhang, Kwong Wah Lai, and Jinlong Wu, Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 19992001. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2003.12.142]

67.    Synthesis of Atropisomeric 2,8-Dioxygenated N,N-Diisopropyl-1-naphthamides via Kinetic Resolution under the Sharpless Asymmetric Dihydroxylation Conditions: Wei-Min Dai,* Yan Zhang, and Ye Zhang, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2004, 15, 525535. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2003.11.039]

66.    Synthesis and Cytotoxicity of Enediyne Prodrugs with 3-Hydroxy-4-(arylmethylidene)cyclodeca-1,5-diyne Scaffolds: Wei-Min Dai,* Yukihiro Tachi, Sei-ich Nishimoto, Xiaofen Zhong, and Zhihong Guo, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery 2004, 1, 6972. [DOI: 10.2174/1570180043485699]

2003       

65.    Photo-Induced DNA Cleavage Reaction Characteristics of Propargylic Sulfones Possessing Anthraquinone Chromophore: Ken-ichi Haruna, Kazuhito Tanabe, Atsushi Ishii, Wei-Min Dai, Hiroshi Hatta, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2003, 11, 53115316 (Corrigendum: Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2004, 12, 2489-2489). [DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2003.09.030]   [DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2004.03.001]

64.    Air-Stable P-Stereogenic Secondary Phosphine Oxides as Chiral Monodentate Ligands for Asymmetric Catalytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation: Wei-Min Dai,* Kelly Ka Yim Yeung, Wa Hung Leung, and Richard K. Haynes, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2003, 14, 28212826. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2003.07.008]

63.    Review: Natural Product Inspired Design of Enediyne Prodrugs via Rearrangement of an Allylic Double Bond: Wei-Min Dai*, Curr. Med. Chem. 2003, 10, 22652283. [DOI: 10.2174/0929867033456756]

62.    Microwave-Assisted Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis (MASPOS) as a Key Step for an Indole Library Construction: Wei-Min Dai,* Dian-Shun Guo, Li-Ping Sun, and Xiang-Hong Huang, Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 29192922. [DOI: 10.1021/ol0350543]

61.    Structural Effect on Eu(fod)3-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Allylic Esters: Wei-Min Dai* and Wing-Leung Mak, Chin. J. Chem. 2003, 21, 772783. [DOI: 10.1002/cjoc.20030210713]

2002       

60.    Chemistry of Aminophenols. Part 3: First Synthesis of Nitrobenzo[b]furans via a CouplingCyclization Approach: Wei-Min Dai* and Kwong Wah Lai, Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 93779380. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(02)02333-X]

59.    Asymmetric Wittig Reactions of Chiral Arsonium Ylides. Part 3: Reversal of Stereochemistry Caused by Metal Cation in Enantioselective Olefination of 4-Substituted Cyclohexanones Using a C2-Symmetric Chiral Arsine: Wei-Min Dai,* Anxin Wu, and Huafeng Wu, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2002, 13, 21872191. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(02)00588-8]

58.    Chemistry of Aminophenols. Part 2: A General and Efficient Synthesis of Indoles Possessing a Nitrogen Substituent at the C4, C5, C6, and C7 Positions: Wei-Min Dai,* Li-Ping Sun, and Dian-Shun Guo, Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 76997702. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(02)01851-8]

57.    A Novel Class of Nonbiaryl Atropisomeric P,O-Ligands for Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation: Wei-Min Dai,* Kelly Ka Yim Yeung, Jin-Ting Liu, Ye Zhang, and Ian D. Williams, Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 16151618. [DOI: 10.1021/ol0258233]

56.    DNA Cleavage Potency, Cytotoxicity, and Mechanism of Action of a Novel Class of Enediyne Prodrugs: Wei-Min Dai,* Kwong Wah Lai, Anxin Wu, Wataru Hamaguchi, Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, Ling Zhou, Atsushi Ishii, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, J. Med. Chem. 2002, 45, 758761. [DOI: 10.1021/jm015588e]

2001       

55.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. Part 7: Effect of O, S, N in Aromatic Ring Substituents at C1 on Enantioselectivity Induced by Tetrahydro-b-carboline Ligands in Diethylzinc Addition to Aldehydes: H. J. Zhu,* B. T. Zhao, G. Y. Zuo, C. U. Pittman, Wei-Min Dai,* and Xiao-Jiang Hao*, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2001, 12, 26132619. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(01)00460-8]

54.    Study on Enantiomerically Pure 2-Substituted N,N-Dialkyl-1-naphthamides. Resolution, Absolute Stereochemistry, and Application to Desymmetrization of Cyclic meso Anhydrides. Wei-Min Dai,* Kelly Ka Yim Yeung, Chun Wo Chow, and Ian D. Williams, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2001, 12, 16031613. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(01)00278-6]

53.    Chemistry of Amino Phenols. Part 1: Remarkable Additive Effects on Sonogashira Cross-Coupling of 2-Carboxamidoaryl Triflates and Application to Novel Synthesis of Indoles. Wei-Min Dai,* Dian-Shun Guo, and Li-Ping Sun, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 52755278. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00965-0]

52.    Neighboring Nucleophilic Group Assisted Rearrangement of Allylic Esters under Eu(fod)3 Catalysis: Wei-Min Dai,* Anxin Wu, Mavis Yuk Ha Lee and Kwong Wah Lai, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 42154218. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00708-0]

51.    Intramolecular Nozaki–Hiyama–Kishi Reactions and Ln(III)-Catalyzed Allylic Rearrangement as the Key Steps towards 10-Membered Ring Enediynes: Wei-Min Dai,* Anxin Wu and Wataru Hamaguchi, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 42114214. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00707-9]

50.    Asymmetric Wittig Reactions of Chiral Arsonium Ylides. Part 2: Atroposelective Olefination of Axially Chiral N,N-Dialkyl 2-formyl-1-naphthamides: Wei-Min Dai* and Chi Wai Lau, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 25412544. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00193-9]

49.    First Synthesis of a Highly Strained Cyclodeca-1,5-diyne Skeleton via Intramolecular Sonogashira Cross-Coupling: Wei-Min Dai* and Anxin Wu, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 8183. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)01890-6]

2000       

48.    First Synthesis of Dioxadithiaporphycene with a Benzene Ring Fused onto the Double Bond: Wei-Min Dai* and Wing Leung Mak, Tetrahedron Lett. 2000, 41, 1027710280. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)01846-3]

47.    Eu(fod)3-Catalyzed Tandem Regiospecific Rearrangement of Divinyl Alkoxyacetates and DielsAlder Reaction: Wei-Min Dai,* Wing Leung Mak, and Anxin Wu, Tetrahedron Lett. 2000, 41, 71017105. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)01172-2]

46.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. Part 6: Importance of a Bulky N-Alkyl Group in Indole-Containing Chiral b-tertiary Amino Alcohols for Controlling Enantioselectivity in Addition of Diethylzinc toward Aldehydes: Wei-Min Dai,* Hua-Jie Zhu, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2000, 11, 23152337. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(00)00189-0]

1999       

45.    Bifunctional 2-Naphthyl Propargylic Sulfones Exhibiting High DNA Intercalating and Alkylation Activity: Wei-Min Dai,* Chun Wo Chow, Ling Zhou, Atushi Ishii, Chi Wai Lau, Quan Li, Wataru Hamaguchi, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1999, 9, 27892794. [DOI: 10.1016/S0960-894X(99)00475-8]

44.    Evidences for Adduct Formation between Intracellular Non-Protein Thoils and Nitroazoles Possessing an a,b-Unsaturated Carbonyl Side Chain and the Effects on Radiosensitization of Hypoxic Cells: Ling Zhou, Akira Ino, Wei-Min Dai, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 1999, 7, 25912598. [DOI: 10.1016/S0968-0896(99)00187-X]

43.    Regioselective Synthesis of Acyclic cis-Enediynes via an Acid-Catalyzed Rearrangement of 1,2-Dialkynylallyl Alcohols. Syntheses, Computational Calculations, and Mechanism: Wei-Min Dai,* Jinlong Wu, Kin Chiu Fong, Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, and Chi Wai Lau, J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 50625082. [DOI: 10.1021/jo982476v]

42.    Eu(fod)3-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Allylic Esters Possessing a Chelating Site. Application to Enediyne Synthesis: Wei-Min Dai* and Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, Tetrahedron Lett. 1999, 40, 23972400. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(99)00276-2]

41.    Synthesis and DNA Cleavage Study of a 10-Membered Ring Enediyne Formed via Allylic Rearrangement: Wei-Min Dai,* Kin Chiu Fong, Chi Wai Lau, Ling Zhou, Wataru Hamaguchi, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 682683. [DOI: 10.1021/jo9820263]

1998       

40.    Regiocontrolled Synthesis of cis-Enediynes via Intramolecular Trapping of Allylic Cations: Wei-Min Dai* and Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 81498152. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(98)01834-6]

39.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. Part 5: Substituent Effects on Asymmetric Induction in Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc toward Benzaldehyde Catalyzed by Chiral Oxazolidines Possessing an Indole Moiety: Hua-Jie Zhu, Bi-Tao Zhao, Wei-Min Dai,* Jun Zhou, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1998, 9, 28792888. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(98)00298-5]

38.    General Stereoselective Synthesis of (E)-exo-Alkylidene Tetrahydrofurans via Base-Mediated Cyclization of Hydroxyl Propargylic Sulfones: Wei-Min Dai* and Mavis Yuk Ha Lee, Tetrahedron  1998, 54, 1249712512. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(98)00730-3]

37.    Two Distinct Epoxide Ring Opening Pathways in a Monocyclic Model System of the Kedarcidin Chromophore: Wei-Min Dai,* Jinlong Wu, and Anxin Wu, Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 40914094. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(98)00664-9]

36.    Remarkable Tethering Effect on DNA Cleavage of Propargylic Sulfone Conjugates with Intercalating Moieties: Wei-Min Dai,* Quan Li, Kin Chiu Fong, Chun Wo Chow, Ling Zhou, Wataru Hamaguchi, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1998, 8, 169174. [DOI: 10.1016/S0960-894X(97)10203-7]

1997-1996       

35.    Asymmetric Wittig Reaction of Chiral Arsonium Ylides. I. Asymmetric Olefination of 4-Substituted Cyclohexanones: Wei-Min Dai,* Jinlong Wu, and Xian Huang, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1997, 8, 19791982. [DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(97)00223-1]

34.    Stereoselective Synthesis of (Z)-Ketoeneynes via Pd(0)Cu(I)-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of (Z)-Ketoenol Triflate with 1-Alkynes: Wei-Min Dai* and Jinlong Wu, Tetrahedron 1997, 53, 91079114. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(97)00610-8]

33.    First Synthesis of cis-Enediynes from 1,5-Diynes by an Acid-Mediated Allylic Rearrangement: Wei-Min Dai* and Kin Chiu Fong, Tetrahedron Lett. 1996, 37, 84138416. [DOI: 10.1016/0040-4039(96)01924-7]

32.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. 3. Asymmetric Pictet-Spengler Reaction of Abrine Methyl Ester and Synthesis of Chiral 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydro-b-carbolines as Promoters in Addition of Diethylzinc toward Aromatic Aldehydes: Wei-Min Dai,* Hua Jie Zhu, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron Lett. 1996, 37, 59715974. [DOI: 10.1016/0040-4039(96)01290-7]

31.    DNA Cleavage of Novel Propargylic Sulfones. Enhancement of Potency via Intercalating Interaction: Wei-Min Dai,* Kin Chiu Fong, Hiroshi Danjo, Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Michael Solow, Wing Leung Mak, and Mau Lam Yeung, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1996, 6, 10931098. [DOI: 10.1016/0960-894X(96)00177-1]

30.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. 2. Oxazolidines as Promoters for Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc toward Aromatic Aldehydes: Wei-Min Dai,* Hua Jie Zhu, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1996, 7, 12451248. [DOI: 10.1016/0957-4166(96)00133-4]

29.    Synthesis of cis-Enediynes from 1,5-Diynes by Rearrangement of an Allylic Double Bond:  Wei-Min Dai,* Kin Chiu Fong, Hiroshi Danjo, and Sei-ichi Nishimoto, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1996, 35, 779781. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.199607791]

1995-1993       

28.    Influence of Alkyl Substituent on the Asynchronous Transition Structure of Boron-Catalyzed DielsAlder Cycloaddition of a,b-Unsaturated Aldehydes with 1,1-Dimethyl-1,3-butadiene Derivatives: Wei-Min Dai,* Chi Wai Lau, Suet Ha Chung, and Yun-Dong Wu, J. Org. Chem. 1995, 60, 81288129. [DOI: 10.1021/jo00130a006]

27.    Chiral Ligands Derived from Abrine. 1. Synthesis of sec- and tert-b-Amino Alcohols and Catalysis for Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc toward Aromatic Aldehydes: Wei-Min Dai,* Hua Jie Zhu, and Xiao-Jiang Hao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1995, 6, 18571860. [DOI: 10.1016/0957-4166(95)00236-I]

26.    Highly Chemoselective Acylation of Substituted Amino Phenols with 3-(Trimethylacetyl)-1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione: Wei-Min Dai,* Yuk King Cheung, Kit Wan Tang, Pui Yiu Choi, and Suet Lam Chung, Tetrahedron 1995, 51, 1226312276. [DOI: 10.1016/0040-4020(95)00783-5]

25.    Synthesis, Reaction, and Cytotoxicity of Novel Propargylic Sulfones: Wei-Min Dai* and Kin Chiu Fong, Tetrahedron Lett. 1995, 36, 56135616. [DOI: 10.1016/0040-4039(95)01169-I]

24.    Review: Chemistry and Biology of Taxol: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, and R. K. Guy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1994, 33, 1544. [10.1002/anie.199400151] [cover]

23.    Ready Access to Highly Functionalized Quinolines. Useful Intermediates for Synthesis of Enediyne Compounds Related to Dynemicin A: Wei-Min Dai*, J. Org. Chem. 1993, 58, 75817583. [DOI: 10.1021/jo00078a046]

Research activities carried out at institutions before joining HKUST:
22.    Molecular Design, Chemical Synthesis, Kinetic Studies, Calculations, and Biological Studies of Novel Enediynes Equipped with Triggering, Detection, and Deactivating Devices. Model Dynemicin A Epoxide and cis-Diol Systems: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, Y. P. Hong, S.-C. Tsay, K. K. Baldridge, and J. S. Siegel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 7944
7953. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00071a003]

1992-1985       

21.    Synthesis and Biological Action of Optically Active Enediynes Related to Dynemicin A: K. C. Nicolaou, Y. P. Hong, Wei-Min Dai, Z.-J. Zeng,  and W. Wrasidlo, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1992, 15421544. [DOI: 10.1039/C39920001542]

20.    On the Mechanism of Activation of Designed Enediynes with Selective Cytotoxicity: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, S.-C. Tsay, and W. Wrasidlo, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1992, 2, 11551160. [DOI: 10.1016/S0960-894X(00)80638-1]

19.    Molecular Design and Chemical Synthesis of Potent Enediynes 2. Dynemicin Model Systems Equipped with C-3 Triggering Devices and Evidence for Quinone Methide Formation in the Mechanism of Action of Dynemicin A: K. C. Nicolaou and Wei-Min Dai, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 89088921. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00049a023]

18.    Molecular Design and Chemical Synthesis of Potent Enediynes 1. Dynemicin Model Systems Equipped with N-Tethered Triggering Devices: K. C. Nicolaou, P. Maligres, T. Suzuki, S. V. Wendeborn, Wei-Min Dai, and R. Chadha, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 88908907. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00049a022]

17.    Synthesis of a Fully Functionalized CD Ring System of Taxol: K. C. Nicolaou, J. J. Liu, C.-K. Hwang, Wei-Min Dai and R. K. Guy, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1992, 11181120. [DOI: 10.1039/C39920001118]

16.    Design, Synthesis and Study of Simple Monocyclic Conjugated Enediynes. The 10-Membered Ring Enediyne Moiety of the Enediyne Anticancer Antibiotics: K. C. Nicolaou, G. Zuccarello, C. Reimer, V. A. Estevez, and Wei-Min Dai,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 73607371. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00045a005]

15.    Designed Enediynes. A New Class of DNA-Cleaving Molecules with Potent and Selective Anticancer Activity: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, S.-C. Tsay, V. A. Estevez, and W. Wrasidlo, Science 1992, 256, 11721178. [DOI: 10.1126/science.256.5060.1172]

14.    Novel Enediynes Equipped with Triggering and Detection Devices. Isolation of cis-Diol Models of the Dynemicin A Cascade: K. C. Nicolaou, Y. P. Hong, Y. Torisawa, S.-C. Tsay, and Wei-Min DaiJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 98789880. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00026a039]

13.    Review: Chemistry and Biology of the Enediyne Anticancer Antibiotics: K. C. Nicolaou and Wei-Min Dai, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1991, 30, 13871416. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.199113873]

12.    Enediyne Compounds Equipped with Acid-, Base-, and Photo-Sensitive Triggering Devices. Chemical Simulation of the Dynemicin A Reaction Cascade: K. C. Nicolaou, Wei-Min Dai, S. V. Wendeborn, A. L. Smith, Y. Torisawa, and C.-K. Hwang, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1991, 30, 10321036. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.199110321]

11.    Review: Recent Progress in Asymmetric Synthesis of Pyrrolizidines: Wei-Min Dai, Yoshimitsu Nagao, and Eiichi Fujita, Heterocycles 1990, 30, 12311261. [DOI: 10.3987/REV-89-SR8]

10.    Diastereoselective Alkylation of Chiral Tin(II) Enolates onto Cyclic Acyl Iminium Ions. Asymmetric Total Synthesis of ()-Supinidine: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, Masahito Ochiai, and Motoo Shiro, Tetrahedron 1990, 46, 63616380. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(01)96008-9]

9.    Highly Diastereoselective Alkylation of Chiral Tin(II) Enolates onto Cyclic Acyl Imines. An Efficient Asymmetric Synthesis of Bicyclic Alkaloids Bearing a Nitrogen Atom Ring Juncture: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, Masahito Ochiai, Shigeru Tsukagoshi, and Eiichi Fujita, J. Org. Chem. 1990, 55, 11481156. [DOI: 10.1021/jo00291a012]

8.    New General Asymmetric Synthesis of Versatile g-Alkylated Butenolides and Its Application to Expeditious Synthesis of the GeissmanWaiss Lactones Useful for (+)-Retronecine Synthesis: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, Masahito Ochiai, and Motoo Shiro, J. Org. Chem. 1989, 54, 52115217. [DOI: 10.1021/jo00283a009]

7.    New Chiral Recognition of Chiral Tin(II) Enolates toward Cyclic Acyl Iminium Species. Asymmetric Total Synthesis of ()-Supinidine: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, and Masahito Ochiai, Tetrahedron Lett. 1988, 29, 61336136. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)82286-8]

6.    Extremely Short Chiral Synthesis of Bicyclic Alkaloids Having a Nitrogen Atom Ring Juncture: Yoshimitsu Nagao, Wei-Min Dai, Masahito Ochiai, Shigeru Tsukagoshi, and Eiichi Fujita, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 289291. [DOI: 10.1021/ja00209a047]

5.    Study on Asymmetric Synthesis of Steroids. 15. The Synthesis of Optically Active 3-Oxa-A-nor-steroids: Wei-Shan Zhou, Wei-Min Dai, and Jin-Hua Qian, Huaxue Xuebao (CH) 1987, 45, 818820. CA 109: 73729y. [http://sioc-journal.cn/Jwk_hxxb/CN/abstract/abstract333004.shtml]

4.    Study on Asymmetric Synthesis of Steroids. 14. New Synthesis of Two Optically Active Steroid CD-Ring Synthons:  Wei-Min Dai and Wei-Shan Zhou, Huaxue Xuebao (CH) 1986, 44, 100101. CA 105: 172814w. [http://sioc-journal.cn/Jwk_hxxb/CN/abstract/abstract326012.shtml]

3.    Study on Asymmetric Synthesis of Steroids. 13. Synthesis of Two New ()-3-Oxa-A-nor-steroids: Wei-Shan Zhou and Wei-Min DaiHuaxue Xuebao (CH) 1986, 44, 472478. CA 106: 214181r. Acta Chimica Sinica (Engl.) 1986, 230. [http://sioc-journal.cn/Jwk_hxxb/CN/abstract/abstract334542.shtml]

2.    New Synthesis of Two Optically Active Steroid CD-Ring Synthons by Microbial Asymmetric Reduction: Wei-Min Dai and Wei-Shan Zhou, Tetrahedron 1985, 41, 44754482. CA 104: 186691v. [DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(01)82341-3]

1.    Reaction of Carbomethoxymethylenetriphenylarsorane with O-Hydroxy Aromatic Aldehydes or Ketones—Synthesis of 5,6-Benzo-2-pyranones: Xian Huang, Zhenchu Chen, Wei-Min Dai, Lin Zhou, and Jianqiang Shi, Yoji Huaxue (CH) 1985, 144146. CA 103: 195962r. [http://sioc-journal.cn/Jwk_yjhx/CN/abstract/abstract329034.shtml]

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