1) Shiping Yang, Rui Cheng, Tingxing Zhao, Anping Luo, Jingbo Lan,* and Jingsong You.* Rhodium-Catalyzed C−H/C−H Cross Coupling of Benzylthioethers or Benzylamines with Thiophenes Enabled by Flexible Directing Groups. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 5086−5090.
2) Denan Sun, Jiping Du, Hao Fang, Jingbo Lan,* Di Wu, Jingsong You.* Transient directing ligand- and solvent-controlled C−H/C−H cross-coupling/quaternization cyclization/dequaternization of benzaldehydes with thiophenes. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 7518-7521.
3) Mangang Zhang, Rui Cheng, Jingbo Lan,* Huaxing Zhang, Lipeng Yan, Xingwen Pu, Zhenmei Huang, Di Wu, Jingsong You.* Oxidative C−H/C−H cross-coupling of [1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines with indoles and pyrroles: discovering excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) fluorophores. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 4058−4062.
4) Luoqiang Zhang, Yanbing Wang, Yang Shi, Yimin Wu, Jingbo Lan,* Weixin Ma, Jingsong You.* Highly regio- and chemoselective oxidative C−H/C−H cross-couplings of anilines and phenols enabled by a co-oxidant-free Rh(I)/Zn(NTf2)2/air catalytic system, ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 5358−5364.
5) Zheng Liu, Yonghua Xian, Jingbo Lan,* Yuanyuan Luo, Weixin Ma, Jingsong You.* Fusion of aromatic ring to azoarenes: one-pot access to 5,6-phenanthroliniums for mitochondria-targeted far-red/NIR fluorescent probes. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 1037-1041.
6) Xingwen Pu, Mangang Zhang, Jingbo Lan*, Shuyou Chen, Zheng Liu, Wenbo Liang, Yudong Yang, Min Zhang, Jingsong You.* Tandem Rh(III)-catalyzed C−H heteroarylation of indolyl ketones and Cu(II)-promoted intramolecular cyclization: one-pot access to blue-emitting phenanthrone-type polyheterocycles. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 1139-1143.
7) Yang Shi, Luoqiang Zhang, Jingbo Lan,* Min Zhang, Fulin Zhou, Wenlong Wei, Jingsong You.* Oxidative C–H/C–H cross-coupling reactions between N-acylanilines and benzamides enabled by a Cp*-free RhCl3/TFA catalytic system. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 9108–9112.
8) Bijin Li, Linsen Zhou, Hu Cheng, Quan Huang, Jingbo Lan,* Liang Zhou,* Jingsong You.* Dual-emissive 2-(20-hydroxyphenyl)oxazoles for high performance organic electroluminescent devices: discovery of a new equilibrium of excited state intramolecular proton transfer with a reverse intersystem crossing process. Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 1213–1220.
9) Huaxing Zhang, Xingyu Chen, Jingbo Lan,* Yanhong Liu, Fulin Zhou, Di Wu,* Jingsong You.* Silver-mediated direct C–H amination of BODIPYs for screening endoplasmic reticulum-targeting reagents. Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 3219–3222.
10) Xiuguang Yang, Linfeng Jiang, Mufan Yang, Huaxing Zhang, Jingbo Lan,* Fulin Zhou, Xingyu Chen, Di Wu,* Jingsong You. Pd-catalyzed direct C−H functionalization/annulation of BODIPYs with alkynes to access unsymmetrical benzo[b]‑fused BODIPYs: discovery of lysosome-targeted turn-on fluorescent probes. J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 9538−9546.
11) Wen Wang, Xiaoyu Li, Jingbo Lan,* Di Wu, Ruilin Wang,* Jingsong You. Construction of 3,7-dithienyl phenothiazine-based organic dyes via multistep direct C−H arylation reactions. J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 8114−8126.
12) Yan Wang, Jingbo Lan.* Oxygen as an oxidant in rhodium(III) catalyzed oxidative C–H/C–H cross-coupling between indoles and oxazoles. Sci China Chem, 2018, 61, 200–205.
13) Danni Zhou, Chunxia Wang, Mingliang Li, Zheng Long, Jingbo Lan.* Palladium-catalyzed 2-pyridylmethyl-directed β-C(sp3)–H activation and cyclization of aliphatic amides with gem-dibromoolefins: a rapid access to γ-lactams. Chin. Chem. Lett., 2018, 29, 191–193.
14) Bijin Li, Guoqiang Tang, Linsen Zhou, Di Wu, Jingbo Lan,* Liang Zhou,* Zhiyun Lu, Jingsong You.* Unexpected sole enol-form emission of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)oxazoles for highly efficient deep-blue-emitting organic electroluminescent devices. Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27, 1605245.
15) Guoqiang Tang, Bijin Li, Jingbo Lan,* Jingsong You.* An effective strategy to construct highly efficient deep-blue organic light-emitting field-effect transistors. Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 1700453.
16) Xiaoyu Li, Shiqing Li, Ge Gao, Di Wu, Jingbo Lan,* Ruilin Wang,* Jingsong You.* High-performance ruthenium sensitizers containing imidazolium counterions for efficient dye sensitization in water. ChemSusChem, 2017, 10, 2914–2921.
17) Jie Wu, Yangyang Cheng, Jingbo Lan*, Di Wu, Shengyou Qian, Lipeng Yan, Zhen He, Xiaoyu Li, Kai Wang, Bo Zou*, Jingsong You.* Molecular engineering of mechanochromic materials by programmed C–H arylation: making a counterpoint in the chromism trend. J. Am. Chem Soc., 2016, 138, 12803–12812.
18) Denan Sun, Bijin Li, Jingbo Lan,* Quan Huang and Jingsong You.* Chelation-assisted Pd-catalysed ortho-selective oxidative C–H/C–H cross-coupling of aromatic carboxylic acids with arenes and intramolecular Friedel–Crafts acylation: one-pot formation of fluorenones, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 3635−3638.
19) Bijin Li, Jingbo Lan,* Di Wu, Jingsong You.* Rhodium(III)-catalyzed ortho-heteroarylation of phenols through internal oxidative C-H activation: rapid screening of single-molecular white-light-emitting materials, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 14008−14012.
20) Xurong Qin, Xiaoyu Li, Quan Huang, Hu Liu, Di Wu, Qiang Guo, Jingbo Lan,* Ruilin Wang, Jingsong You.* Rhodium(III)-catalyzed ortho C–H heteroarylation of (hetero)aromatic carboxylic acids: a rapid and concise access to π-conjugated poly-heterocycles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 7167−7170.
21) Xurong Qin, Denan Sun, Qiulin You, Yangyang Cheng, Jingbo Lan,* Jingsong You.* Rh(III)-Catalyzed decarboxylative ortho-heteroarylation of aromatic carboxylic acids by using the carboxylic acid as a traceless directing group. Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1762−1765.
22) Xingyan Liu, Xiaoyu Li, Hu Liu, Qiang Guo, Jingbo Lan,* Ruilin Wang, Jingsong You.* Aldehyde as a traceless directing group for Rh(III)-catalyzed C–H activation: a facile access to diverse indolo[1,2-a]quinolines, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2936–2939.
23) Jing Wang, Dekun Qin, Jingbo Lan,* Yangyang Cheng, Shuai Zhang, Qiang Guo, Jie Wu, Di Wu, Jingsong You.* Rh-Catalysed direct cyclization of 1,4-naphthoquinone and 9,10-phenanthraquinone with alkyne: facile access to 1,8-dioxapyrenes and 1,12-dioxaperylenes as orange and red-emitting luminophores. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 6337–6339.
24) Zhijie She, Yangyang Cheng, Luoqiang Zhang, Xiaoyu Li, Di Wu, Qiang Guo, Jingbo Lan,* Ruilin Wang,* Jingsong You.* Novel ruthenium sensitizers with a phenothiazine conjugated bipyridyl ligand for high-efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 27831–27837.
25) Jie Wu, Qiulin You, Jingbo Lan,* Qiang Guo, Xiaoyu Li, Ying Xue, Jingsong You.* Cu-Catalysed direct C–H (hetero)arylation of [1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyridine to construct deep-blue-emitting luminophores. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 5372–5375.
26) Hu Liu, Xingrong Liao, Xiaoyu Li, Di Wu, Qiang Guo, Jie Wu, Shengyou Qian, Jingbo Lan,* Ruilin Wang,* Jingsong You.* Molecular design of new organic sensitizers based on thieno[1,4]benzothiazine for dye-sensitized solar cells. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 56865–56871.
27) Jie Wu, Jingbo Lan,* Siyuan Guo, Jingsong You.* Pd-Catalyzed C−H carbonylation of (hetero)arenes with formates and intramolecular dehydrogenative coupling: a shortcut to indolo[3,2-c]coumarins. Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 5862−5865.
28) Quan Huang, Xurong Qin, Bijin Li, Jingbo Lan,* Qiang Guo, Jingsong You.* Cu-catalysed oxidative C–H/C–H coupling polymerisation of benzodiimidazoles: an efficient approach to regioregular polybenzodiimidazoles for blue-emitting materials. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 13739–13741.
29) Ningjie Wu, Jingbo Lan,* Lipeng Yan, Jingsong You.* A sensitive colorimetric and fluorescent sensor based on imidazolium-functionalized squaraines for the detection of GTP and alkaline phosphatase in aqueous solution. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 4438–4441.
30) Xurong Qin, Hu Liu, Dekun Qin, Qian Wu, Jingsong You,* Dongbing Zhao, Qiang Guo, Xiaolei Huang, Jingbo Lan,* Chelation-assisted Rh(III)-catalyzed C2-selective oxidative C–H/C–H cross-coupling of indoles/pyrroles with heteroarenes, Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1964–1969.
31) Xuefeng Cong, Jingsong You,* Ge Gao, Jingbo Lan.* 2-Pyridylmethyl ether: a readily removable and efficient directing group for amino acid ligand accelerated ortho-C–H olefination of phenols. Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 662–664.
32) Lipeng Yan, Dongbing Zhao, Jingbo Lan,* Yangyang Cheng, Qiang Guo, Xiaoyu Li, Ningjie Wu, Jingsong You.* Palladium-catalyzed tandem N–H/C–H arylation: regioselective synthesis of N-heterocycle-fused phenanthridines as versatile blue-emitting luminophores. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 7966–7977.
33) Xiaoyu Li, Bijin Li, Jingsong You, Jingbo Lan.* Copper-catalysed oxidative C–H/N–H cross-coupling between formamides and amides through chelation-assisted N–H activation. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 1925–1928.
34) Bijin Li, Xurong Qin, Jingsong You,* Xuefeng Cong, Jingbo Lan.* Direct arylation of phenanthroline derivatives via oxidative C–H/C–H cross-coupling: synthesis and discovery of excellent ligands. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11 (8), 1290–1293.
35) Bo Liu, Zhi Wang, Ningjie Wu, Mingliang Li, Jingsong You,* Jingbo Lan,* Discovery of full-color-tunable fluorescent core framework via direct C–H (hetero)arylation of N-heterocycles. Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 1599–1603.
36) Xurong Qin, Boya Feng, Jiaxing Dong, Xiaoyu Li, Ying Xue, Jingbo Lan,* Jingsong You,* Copper(II)-catalyzed dehydrogenative cross-coupling between two azoles. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 7677−7683.
37) Rongqi Zhou, Bijin Li, Ningjie Wu, Ge Gao, Jingsong You, Jingbo Lan,* Cyclen-functionalized perylenebisimides as sensitive and selective fluorescent sensors for Pb2+ in aqueous solution. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 6668–6670.
38) Xurong Qin, Xuefeng Cong, Dongbing Zhao, Jingsong You, Jingbo Lan,* One-pot synthesis of benzofused heteroaryl azoles via tandem C-heteroatom coupling/C–H activation of azoles. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 5611–5613.
39) Liang Cheng, Jiaxing Dong, Jingsong You, Ge Gao,* Jingbo Lan,* A highly syn-selective nitroaldol reaction catalyzed by CuII-bisimidazoline. Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 6761–6765.
40) Li Yang, Song Qin, Xiaoyu Su, Fei Yang, Jingsong You,* Changwei Hu, Rugang Xie, Jingbo Lan,* 1,1’-Binaphthyl-based imidazolium chemosensors for highly selective recognition of tryptophan in aqueous solutions. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010, 339–348.
41) Weida Wang, Afu Fu, Jingsong You, Ge Gao, Jingbo Lan,* Lijuan Chen,* Squaraine-based colorimetric and fluorescent sensors for Cu2+-specific detection and fluorescence imaging in living cells. Tetrahedron, 2010, 66, 3695–3701.