Independent research


  1. Yuanwei Dai, Baotong Tian, Huan Chen, and Qiang Zhang*, (2019) ACS Catalysis, Accepted. Palladium-Catalyzed Stereospecific C-Glycosylation of Glycals with Vinylogous Acceptors.
  2. Pengcheng Gao, Huan Chen, Vladimir Grigoryants, and Qiang Zhang*, (2019), Tetrahedron, In Press. Heterolytic Biaryl Coulping Using Organo-oxidant.
  3. Yuanwei Dai, Jianfeng Zheng, and Qiang Zhang*, (2018) Org. Lett., 20, 3923-3927, General Strategy for Stereoselective Synthesis of β-N-Glycosyl Sulfonamides via Palladium-Catalyzed Glycosylation.
  4. Yinglu Wang, Lin Han, Ning Yuan, Hanxuan Wang, Hongxing Li, Jingrong Liu, Huan Chen, Qiang Zhang* and Suwei Dong*, (2018) Chem. Sci., 9, 1940-1946, Traceless β-Mercaptan-Assisted Activation of Valinyl benzimidazolinone in Peptide Ligations.
  5. Huan Chen, Yunxian Xiao, Ning Yuan, Jiaping Weng, Pengcheng Gao, Leonard Breindel, Alexander Shekhtman, and Qiang Zhang*, (2018) Chem. Sci., 9, 1982-1988, Coupling of Sterically Demanding Peptides by β-Thiolactone-Mediated Native Chemical Ligation.

Ph.D. and Postdoc work


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  • Qi, J.; Beeler, A. B.; Zhang, Q.; Porco, J. A., Jr. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132,13642. 
  • Zhang, Q; Porco, J. A., Jr. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 1797.
  • Wang, P.; Dong, S.; Brailsford, J. A.; Iyer, K.; Townsend, S. D.; Zhang, Q.;  Hendrickson, R. C.; Shieh, J.; Moore, M. A. S.; Danishefsky, S. J.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11576.
  • Zhang, Q.; Johnston, E. V., Shieh, J.; Moore, M.A.S.; Danishefsky, S. J., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014, 111, 2885.  
  • Zhu, L.; Qi, J.; Chiao, C.; Zhang, Q.; Porco, J. A.; Douglas, V. F.; Dai, Y. Int. J. Oncol. 2014, 45, 2128.
  • Fernández-Tejada, A, Brailsford, J, Zhang, Q, Shieh, J, Moore, M, Danishefsky, S. Top Curr Chem. 2015, 362, 1.