Publications

8. Mechanically planar chiral rotaxanes through catalytic desymmetrization.
M. Li; X. L. Chia; C. Tian*; Y. Zhu*. Chem 2022, 8, 1.
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Doctoral and postdoctoral work

7. Transamidation Driven Molecular Pumps
L. Binks†; C. Tian†; S. D. P. Fielden; I. J. VItorica-Yrezabal; D. A. Leigh*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 15838.
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6. Collective total syntheses of cytochalasans and merocytochalasans
H. Zhang; J. Zhang; R. Bao; C. Tian; Y. Tang*. Tetrahedron Chem.  2022, 100022.
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5. Sequence-Selective Decapeptide Synthesis by the Parallel Operation of Two Artificial Molecular Machines
J. Echavarren†; M. A. Y. Gall; A. Haertsch†; D. A. Leigh*; J. T. J. Spence†; D. J. Tetlow; C. Tian†. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 5158.
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4. Single-step enantioselective synthesis of mechanically planar chiral [2]rotaxanes using a chiral leaving group strategy
C. Tian†; S. D. P. Fielden†; B. Pérez-Saavedra; I. J. Vitorica-Yezabal; D. A. Leigh*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 9803.
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Highlighted in Synfacts, 2020, 16, 0917. 
3. Weak functional group interactions revealed through metal-free active template rotaxane synthesis
C. Tian†; S. D. P. Fielden†; G. F. S. Whitehead, I. J. Vitorica-Yrezabal; D. A. Leigh*. Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 744.
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Featured in Nat. Commun. Focus: Nanoscale & Supramolecular Chemistry.
Highlighted in Synfacts, 2020, 16, 0405.
2. Total Syntheses of Asperchalasines A-E
R. Y. Bao; C. Tian; H. Y. Zhang; Z. G. Wang; Z. Dong; Y. H. Li; M. H. Gao; H. L. Zhang; G. Liu*; Y. F. Tang*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14216.
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1. Total Syntheses of Periconiasins A-E
C. Tian; X. Q. Lei; Y. H. Wang; Z. Dong; G. Liu*; Y. F. Tang*.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6992.
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Highlighted in Synfacts, 2016, 12, 0660.