Original Publications:

62. Iron-catalyzed C–H Activation for Heterocoupling and Copolymerization of Thiophenes with Enamines, T. Doba, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*,  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 144, 21692–21701 (2022).

61. Versatile Synthesis of Trisphosphines Bearing Phenylene and Vinylene Backbones Useful for Metal Catalysis and Materials Applications, T. Doba, S. Fukuma, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, Synthesis, ASAP (2022).

60. Atomically Precise Incorporation of BN-Doped Rubicene into Graphene Nanoribbons, R. Pawlak*, K. N. Anindya, T. Shimizu, J.-C.Liu, T. Sakamaki, R. Shang, A. Rochefort, E. Nakamura, E. Meyer*, J. Phys. Chem.C, 126, 19726–19732 (2022).

59. Triarylamine/Bithiophene Copolymer with Enhanced Quinoidal Character as Hole-Transporting Material for Perovskite Solar Cells. H.-S. Lin, T. Doba, W. Sato, Y. Matsuo*, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. e202203949 (2022). (Highlighted in ChemistryViews.org. Selected as a Hot paper).

58. Precision Synthesis and Atomistic Analysis of Deep Blue Cubic Quantum Dots Made via Self-organization. O. J. G. L. Chevalier, T. Nakamuro*, W. Sato, S. Miyashita, T. Chiba, J. Kido, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 144, 21146–21156 (2022). (ChemRxiv, 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-3dl97)

57. Arenethiolate as a Dual Function Catalyst for Photocatalytic Defluoroalkylation and Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethyls, C. Liu, K. Li, and R. Shang*, ACS Catal.12, 4103–4109 (2022).

56. Photocatalytic Cross-Couplings of Aryl Halides Enabled by o-Phosphinophenolate and o-Phosphinothiophenolate, N. Shen, R. Li, C. Liu, X. Shen, W. Guan*, R. Shang*, ACS Catal.12, 2788-2795 (2022).

55.Photocatalytic Defluoroalkylation and Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethyls using o-Phosphinophenolate, C. Liu, N. Shen, R. Shang*, Nat. Commun., 13, 354 (2022).

54. Iron-Catalysed Regioselective Thienyl C–H/C–H Coupling, T. Doba, L. Ilies, W. Sato, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, Nat. Catal., 4, 631–638 (2021).

53. B2N2-Doped Dibenzo[a,m]rubicene: Modular Synthesis, Properties, and Coordination-Induced Color Tunability, T. Sakamaki, T. Nakamuro, K. Yamashita, K. Hirata, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, Chem. Mater.33, 5337–5344 (2021).

52. Iron-Catalyzed Tandem Cyclization of Diarylacetylene to a Strained 1,4-Dihydropentalene Framework for Narrow-Band-Gap Materials, M. Chen, W. Sato, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.143, 6323–6328 (2021).

51. Photocatalytic Decarboxylative Alkylations of C(sp3)-H and C(sp2)-H Bonds Enabled by Ammonium Iodide in Amide Solvent, G.-Z. Wang, M.-C. Fu, B. Zhao,  R. Shang*,  Sci. China Chem. 64, 439-444 (2021).

50. Rational Electrolyte Design to Form Inorganic–Polymeric Interphase on Silicon-Based Anodes, S. Yang, Y. Zhang, Z. Li, N. Takenaka, Y. Liu, H. Zou, W. Chen, M.Du, X.-J. Hong, R. Shang, E. Nakamura, Y.-P. Cai, Y.-Q. Lan, Q. Zheng*, Y. Yamada, A. Yamada*, ACS Energy Lett., 6, 1811–1820 (2021).

49. Non-Aufbau Spiro-Conjugated Quinoidal & Aromatic Charged Radicals, S. M. Rivero, R. Shang, H. Hamada, Q. Yan, H. Tsuji, E. Nakamura*, J. Casado*, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn.94, 989–996 (2021).

48. “B/N-Doped p-Arylenevinylene Chromophores: Synthesis, Properties, and Microcrystal Electron Crystallographic Study”, H. Lu, T. Nakamuro, K. Yamashita, H. Yanagisawa, O. Nureki, M. Kikkawa, H. Gao, J. Tian, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.142, 18990-18996 (2020). (Highlighted in JACS Spotlights, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 18733−18734) 

47. Triphenylphosphine-catalyzed Alkylative Decarboxylative Iodination with Lithium Iodide under Visible Light, M. Fu, J. Wang,  R. Shang*, Org. Lett., 6, 8572–8577(2020).

46. “Spiro-conjugated Carbon/Heteroatom-bridged p-Phenylenevinylenes: Synthesis, Properties, and Microcrystal Electron Crystallographic Analysis of Racemic Solid Solutions”, H. Hamada, T. Nakamuro, K. Yamashita, H. Yanagisawa, M. Kikkawa, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 93, 776–782 (2020). (BCSJ Award Article, Article for Frontiers of Molecular Science)

45. “A Cyclic Phosphate-based Battery Electrolyte for High-voltage and Safe Operation”, Q. Zheng, Y. Yamada, R. Shang, S. Ko, Y. Lee, K. Kim, E. Nakamura*, A. Yamada*, Nat. Energy5, 291-298 (2020).

44. “Axially Chiral Spiro-conjugated Carbon-bridged p-Phenylenevinylene Congeners: Synthetic Design, and Materials Properties”, H. Hamada, Y. Itabashi, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.142, 2059-2067 (2020).

43. “Chromium(III)-catalyzed C(sp2)-H Alkynylation, Allylation, and Naphthalenation of Secondary Amides with Trimethylaluminum as Base “, M. Chen, T. Doba, T. Sato, H. Razumkov, L. Ilies, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.142, 4883–4891 (2020).

42. “Nickel-Catalyzed Carboxylation of Aryl Iodides with Lithium Formate through Catalytic CO Recycling”, Y.-N. Wu, M.-C. Fu, R. Shang*, Y. Fu*, Chem. Commun.56, 4067–4069 (2020).

41. “Palladium-Catalyzed Dual Ligand-Enabled Alkylation of Silyl Enol Ether and Enamide under Irradiation: Scope, Mechanism, and Theoretical Elucidation of Hybrid Alkyl Pd(I) Intermediate”, B. Zhao, R. Shang*, G.-Z. Wang, S. Wang, H. Chen*, Y. Fu*, ACS Catal.10, 1334-1343 (2020).

40. “Photocatalytic Decarboxylative Alkenylation of alfa-Amino and alfa-Hydroxy Acid-derived Redox Active Esters by NaI/PPh3 Catalysis”, Y.-T. Wang, M.-C. Fu, B. Zhao, R. Shang*, Y. Fu*, Chem. Commun.56, 2495-2498 (2020).

39. “Oxalic Acid Monothioester as a Synthetic Equivalent for Palladium-catalyzed Thiocarbonylation and Hydrothiocarbonylation “, B. Zhao, Y. Fu, R. Shang*, Org. Lett. 21, 9521-9526 (2019).

38. “Visible Light-Induced Palladium-Catalyzed Ring Opening β-H Elimination and Addition of Cyclobutanone Oxime Esters”, W.-L. Xing, R. Shang*, G.-Z. Wang, Y. Fu*, Chem. Commun.55, 14291-14294 (2019).

37. “Catalyst-free Decarboxylation and Decarboxylative Giese Additions of Alkyl Carboxylates through Photoactivation of Electron Donor-acceptor Complex”, Z.-C. Zheng, G.-Z. Wang, R. Shang* Adv. Syn. Catal.361, 4500-4505 (2019).

36. “Organic/inorganic Hybrid p-Type Semiconductor Doping Enables Hole-Transporting-Layer-Free Thin-film Perovskite Solar Cells with High Stability”, Z.-M. Zhou, Z.-Y. Qiang, T. Sakamaki, I. Takei, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces.11, 22603-22611 (2019).

35. “Photocatalytic Decarboxylative Alkylations Mediated by Triphenylphosphine and Sodium Iodide”, M.-C. Fu, R. Shang*, B. Zhao, B. Wang, Y. Fu*, Science363, 1429-1434 (2019).

34. “Homocoupling-free Iron-catalyzed Twofold C–H Activation/cross-couplings of Aromatics via Transient Connection of Reactants”, T. Doba, T. Matsubara, L. Ilies, R. Shang*, E. Nakamura*, Nat. Catal.2, 400-406 (2019).

33. “Irradiation-Induced Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Desaturation Enabled by a Dual Ligand System”, W.-M. Cheng, R. Shang*, Y. Fu*, Nat. Commun.9, 5215 (2018).

32. “Iron-Catalyzed Directed Alkylation of Carboxamides with Olefins via a Carbometalation Pathway”, L. Ilies*, Y. Zhou, H. Yang, T. Matsubara, R. Shang, E. Nakamura*, ACS Catal.8, 11478-11482 (2018).

31. “Irradiation-Induced Palladium-Catalyzed Direct C-H Alkylation of Heteroarenes with Tertiary and Secondary Alkyl Bromides”, G.-Z. Wang, R. Shang*, Y. Fu*, Synthesis50, 2908-2914 (2018).

30. “Cis-Selective Decarboxylative Alkenylation of Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids with Vinyl Arenes Enabled by Ir-Photoredox/Palladium/Uphill Triple Catalysis”, C. Zheng, W.-M. Cheng, H.-L. Li, R.-S. Na*, R. Shang*, Org. Lett.20, 2559-2563 (2018). (Highlighted in Synfact by H. Yamamoto and T. Sawano. Synfacts 2018, 14(11), 1148)

29. “Decarboxylative Couplings of Glyoxylic Acid with Aryl Halides by Merging Organophotoredox with Palladium Catalysis”, B. Zhao, R. Shang*, W.-M. Cheng, Y. Fu*, Org. Chem. Front.5, 1782-1786 (2018).

28. “Irradiation-Induced Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Heck Reaction of Aliphatic N-(Acyloxy)phthalimides at Room Temperature”, G.-Z. Wang, R. Shang*, Y. Fu*, Org. Lett.20, 888-891 (2018).

27. “Disodium Benzodipyrrole Sulfonate as Neutral Hole Transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells”, R. Shang*, Z.-M. Zhou, H. Nishioka, H. Halim, S. Furukawa, I. Takei, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.140, 5018-5022 (2018).

26. “Irradiation-Induced Heck Reaction of Unactivated Alkyl Halides at Room Temperature”, G.-Z. Wang, R. Shang*, W.-M. Cheng, Y. Fu*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.139, 18307-18312 (2017).

25. “Isonicotinate Ester-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Borylation of (Hetero)Arene and Alkene Carboxylic Acids through N-Hydroxyphthalimide Ester”, W.-M. Cheng, R. Shang*, B. Zhao, W.-L. Xing, Y. Fu*, Org. Lett.19, 4291-4294 (2017).

24. “Theoretical Investigation on the Nickel-Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation of Alkynes Employing Formic Acid”,J. Jiang, M.-C. Fu, C. Li, R. Shang*, Y. Fu*, Organometallics36, 2818-2825 (2017).

23. “Citric Acid Modulated Growth of Oriented Lead Perovskite Crystals for Efficient Solar Cells”,Y. Guo*, W. Sato, K. Shoyama, H. Halim, Y. Itabashi, R. Shang, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.36, 9598-9604 (2017).

22. “An Efficient Pd-Catalyzed Regio- and Stereoselective Carboxylation of Allylic Alcohols with Formic Acid”, M.-C. Fu, R. Shang*, W.-M. Cheng, Y. Fu*, Chem. Eur. J.,238818-8822. (2017).

21. “Iron/Zinc-Cocatalyzed Directed Arylation and Alkenylation of C(sp3)–H Bonds with Organoborates”,L. Ilies*, Y. Itabashi, R. Shang, E. Nakamura*, ACS Catal., 789-92 (2017). (Highlighted in Synfacts 13, 0188)

20. “Photoredox-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Alkylation of N-Heteroarenes with N-(Acyloxy)phthalimides”, W.-M. Cheng, R. Shang*, M.-C. Fu, Y. Fu*, Chem. Eur. J.,232537-2541. (2017).

19. “Photoredox/Bronsted Acid Co-Catalysis Enabling Decarboxylative Couplings of Amino Acid and Peptide Redox Active Esters with N-Heteroarenes”,W.-M. Cheng, R. Shang*, Y. Fu*, ACS Catal., 7, 907- 911 (2017).

18. “Iron-catalyzed ortho C–H Methylation of Aromatics Bearing a Simple Carbonyl Group with Methylaluminum and Tridentate Phosphine Ligand”, R. Shang, L. Ilies*, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.13810132-10135 (2016).

17. “Nickel-CatalyzedRegio- and StereoselectiveHydrocarboxylation of Alkyne using Formic Acid through Catalytic CO Recycling”, M.-C. Fu, R. Shang*, W.-M. Cheng, Y. Fu*, ACS Catal., 6, 2501-2505 (2016).

16. “Decarboxylative 1,4-Addition of α-Oxocarboxylic Acids with Michael Acceptors Enabled by Photoredox Catalysis”, G.-Z. Wang, R. Shang*, W.-M. Cheng, Y. Fu*, Org. Lett.17,4830-4833 (2015).

15. “Room-temperature Decarboxylative Couplings of α-Oxocarboxylic acids with aryl halides by Merging Photoredox with Palladium Catalysis”, W.-M. Cheng, R. Shang*, H.-Z. Yu, Y. Fu, Chem. Eur. J.,21,13191-13195 (2015).

14. “Boron-Catalyzed N-Alkylation of Amine with Carboxylic Acids”, M.-C. Fu, R. Shang*, W.-M. Cheng, Y. Fu*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.54, 9042-9046 (2015).

13. “Iron-catalyzed Directed C(sp2)–H and C(sp3)–H Functionalization with Trimethylaluminium”, R. Shang, L. Ilies*, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.1377660-7663(2015).(Highlighted in Synfacts 2015, 11, 0969, selected as “Synfact of the month” )

12. “Conversion of Levulinate Ester and Formic Acid into γ-Valerolactone Using a Homogeneous Iron Catalyst”, M.-C. Fu, R. Shang, Z. Huang, Y. Fu*, Synlett.(Cluster), 252748-2752(2014).

11. “Iron-catalyzed C (sp2)–H Bond Functionalization with Organoboron Compounds”, R. Shang, L. Ilies*, A. Sobi, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.13614349-14352 (2014).

10. “Copper-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Coupling of Alkynyl Carboxylates with 1, 1-Dibromo-1-alkenes”, Z.Huang, R. Shang,Z.-R. Zhang, X.-D. Tan, X. Xiao, Y.Fu*, J. Org. Chem.78, 4551-4557 (2013).

9. “β-Arylation of Carboxamides via Iron-Catalyzed C (sp3)–H Bond Activation”, R. Shang, L. Ilies, A. Matsumoto, E. Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.135, 6030-6032(2013). (highlighted in Synfacts,2013,9,0771)

8. “β‐Aryl Nitrile Construction via Palladium‐Catalyzed Decarboxylative Benzylation of α‐Cyano Aliphatic Carboxylate Salts”, R. Shang, Z. Huang, X. Xiao, X. Lu, Y. Fu*, L. Liu, Adv. Syn. Catal.354, 2465-2472 (2012).

7. “Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Coupling of Potassium Nitrophenyl Acetates with Aryl Halides”, R. Shang, Z. Huang, L. Chu, Y. Fu, L. Liu*, Org. Lett.13, 4240-4243 (2011).

6. “Synthesis of α‐Aryl Nitriles through Palladium‐Catalyzed Decarboxylative Coupling of Cyanoacetate Salts with Aryl Halides and Triflates”, R. Shang, D.-S. Ji, L. Chu, Y. Fu, L. Liu*, Angew.Chem. Int. Ed.,50, 4470-4474 (2011).

5. “Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Couplings of 2-(2-Azaaryl) Acetates with Aryl Halides and Triflates”, R. Shang, Z. -W. Yang, Y. Wang, S. -L. Zhang, L. Liu*,J. Am. Chem. Soc.132, 14391-14393 (2010).

4. “Theoretical Analysis of Factors Controlling Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Coupling of Carboxylic Acids with Olefins”, S.-L. Zhang, Y. Fu*, R. Shang,Q.-X. Guo, L. Liu*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.132, 638-646 (2010).

3. “Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Cross Coupling of Potassium Polyfluorobenzoates with Aryl Bromides, Chlorides, and Triflates”, R. Shang, Q. Xu, Y.-Y. Jiang, Y. Wang, L.Liu*, Org. Lett.12, 1000-1003 (2010).

2. “Copper‐Catalyzed Decarboxylative Cross‐Coupling of Potassium Polyfluorobenzoates with Aryl Iodides and Bromides”, R. Shang, Y. Fu, Y. Wang, Q. Xu, H.-Z. Yu, L. Liu*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.48, 9350-9354 (2009).

1. “Synthesis of Aromatic Esters via Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Coupling of Potassium Oxalate Monoesters with Aryl Bromides and Chlorides”, R. Shang, Y. Fu*, J.-B. Li, S.-L. Zhang, Q.-X. Guo, L. Liu*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.131, 5738-5739 (2009).

Books, Reviews:

3. “Transition-metal Catalyzed Organic Reactions under Visible Light: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives”, W.-M. Cheng, R. Shang*, ACS Catal., 109170–9196 (2020).

2. “Iron-Catalyzed C–H Bond Activation”, R. Shang, L. Ilies*, E. Nakamura*, Chem. Rev.117, 9086–9139 (2017).

1. “Transition Metal-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Cross-coupling Reactions”, R. Shang, L. Liu*, Science China (Chemistry).54, 1670–1687 (2011).