“Photocatalytic Radical Aroylation of Unactivated Alkenes: Pathway to β-Functionalized 1,4-, 1,6-, and 1,7-Diketones” Sarkar, S.; Banerjee, A.; Yao, W.; Patterson, E. V.; Ngai, M.-Y.* ACS Catal. 20199, 10358.

β‐Selective Aroylation of Activated Alkenes by Photoredox Catalysis” Lei, Z.; Banerjee, A.; Kusevska, E.; Liu, P.*; Ngai, M.-Y.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 7318.

“Synthesis of Tri‐ and Difluoromethoxylated Compounds via Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis” Lee, J. W.; Lee, K. N.; Ngai, M.-Y.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201958, 11171.
  • Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019

“Catalytic Radical Difluoromethoxylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes” Lee, J. W.; Zheng, W.; Morales-Rivera, C. A.; Liu, P.*; Ngai, M.-Y.* Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 3217. (Accepted as Chemical Science HOT Article)
“Acyl Radical Chemistry via Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis” Banerjee, A; Lei, Zhen; Ngai, M.-Y.* Synthesis 2019, 51, 303(Invited Review by Professor Dieter Enders).
  • Selected as the Cover of the Issue.

“Recent Development of Catalytic Trifluoromethoxylation Reactions” Lee, K. N.; Lee, J. W.; Ngai, M.-Y.* Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 7127(Invited Review for Tetrahedron Symposium in Organo Fluorine Chemistry).

“Redox‐Active Reagents for Photocatalytic Generation of the OCF3 Radical and (Hetero)Aryl C−H Trifluoromethoxylation” Zheng, W.; Lee, J. W.; Morales-Rivera, C. A.; Liu, P.*; Ngai, M.-Y.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 13795.

“Transition-Metal-Free C–H Amidation and Chlorination: Synthesis of N/N′-Mono-Substituted Imidazopyridin-2-ones from N-Pyridyl-N-Hydroxylamine Intermediates” Lee, K. N.; Spiegowski, D. N.; Lee, J. W.; Lim, S.; Zhao, F; Ngai, M.-Y.* Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 6935. (Emerging Investigators Issue 2018) 

“Catalytic C−H Trifluoromethoxylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes” Zheng, W.; Morales-Rivera, C. A.; Lee, J. W.; Liu, P.*; Ngai, M.-Y.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 9645. (Accepted as Very Important Paper)

“Recent Developments in Transition-Metal Photoredox-Catalysed Reactions of Carbonyl Derivatives” Lee, K. N.; Ngai, M.-Y.* Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 13093.

“Protocol for the Synthesis of Ortho-trifluoromethoxylated Aniline Derivatives” Feng, P.; Ngai, M.-Y.* J. Vis. Exp. 2016, 107(Invited article)

“Synthesis of Trifluoromethoxylated (Hetero)Arenes via OCF3 Migration” Lee, K. N.; Lee, J. W.; Ngai, M.-Y.* Synlett. 2016, 27, 313. (Invited Review Article)

“Lessons in Green Chemistry from the Smallest of Molecules: C-C Bond Formation via Catalytic Hydrogenation” Ngai, M.-Y.; Krische, M. J. Chim. Oggi/Chemistry Today 2006,24, 12.

Ming-Yu Ngai

Ming-Yu Ngai
Associate Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Stony Brook University


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