†denote equal contribution

16. Copper-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Difluoromethylation

Zeng, X., Yan, W., Zacate, S. B., Chao, T-H., Sun, X., Cao Z., Paeth, M., Tyndall, S. B., Yang, K., Chuo, T-C., Cheng, M-J., and Liu, W*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b05363


15. Csp3-Csp3 Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination from Well-Defined Copper(III) Complexes

Paeth, M., Tyndall, S. B., Chen, L-Y., Hong J-C., Carson, W. P.,  Liu, X., Sun, X. Liu, J. Yang, K., Hale, E. M.,  Tierney, D. L., Liu, B., Zhi Cao, Cheng M. J., Goddard, W. A,* and  Liu, W.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 3153-3159

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b12632


14. Electrochemical benzylic oxidation of C–H bonds

Marko, J.A., Durgham. A, Bretz, S. L. , Liu, W.* Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 937-940

DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08768G

13. Tuning Gold Nanoparticles with Chelating Ligands for Highly Efficient Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction

Cao Z.†, Zacate, S. B.†, Sun, X.†, Liu, J. Hale, E. M.; Carson, W. P.; Tyndall, S. B.; Xu, J; Liu, X; Liu, X; Song, C.; Luo, J-h; Cheng, M-J; Wen, X.* and Liu. W.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 39, 12675-12679 (Hot Paper)

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201805696


12. Copper Mediated Trifluoromethylation of Benzylic Csp3‐H Bonds

Paeth, M.;† Carson, W.;†  Luo, J-H;  Tierney, L. D. Cao, Z.; Cheng, M. J.; Liu, W.*  Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 11559-11563

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802766

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