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49. Shahni, R. K.; Amjaour, H.; Krupinsky, B.; Reagen S.; Wang, Z. D.; Wu, X.; Nkemngong, D.; Zhao, J. X.; Ugrinov, A.; Robertson, J.; and Chu, Q. R.* "Biomass-derived rctt-3,​4-​Di-​2-​furanyl-​1,​2-​cyclobutanedicarboxy​lic Acid: a Polytopic Ligand for Green Metal-organic Materials" Under Review.

48. Shahni, R. K.; Mabin, M.; Wang, Z.; Shaik, M.; Ugrinov, A.; Chu, Q. R.* "Synthesis and Characterization of BPA-free Polyesters by Incorporating a Semi-rigid Cyclobutanediol Monomer" Polym. Chem. 2020. 11, 6081-6090. (link)

47. Wang, Z.; Scheuring, M.; Mabin, M.; Shahni, R.; Wang, Z. D.; Ugrinov, A.; Butz, J.; Chu, Q. R.* "Renewable Cyclobutane-1,3-dicarboxylic Acid (CBDA) Building Block Synthesized from Furfural via Photocyclization" ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 8909-8917. (link)

46. Amjaour, H.; Wang, Z.; Mabin, M.; Puttkammer, J.; Busch, S.; and Chu, Q. R.* "Scalable Preparation and Property Investigation of a cis-cyclobutane-1,2-Dicarboxylic Acid from β-trans-Cinnamic Acid" Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 214–217. (link)

45. Wang, Z. D.; Elliott, Q.; Wang, Z.; Setien, R. A.; Puttkammer, J.; Ugrinov, A.; Lee, J.; Webster, D. C.*; and Chu, Q. R.* "Furfural-Derived Diacid Prepared by Photoreaction for Sustainable Materials Synthesis" ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 8136–8141. (link)

44. Chu, Q.; Duncan, A. J. E.; Papaefstathiou, G. S.; Hamilton, T. D.; Atkinson, M. B. J.; Mariappan, S. V. S.; MacGillivray, L. R.*, "Putting Cocrystal Stoichiometry to Work: A Reactive Hydrogen-Bonded "Superassembly" Enables Nanoscale Enlargement of a Metal-Organic Rhomboid via a Solid-State Photocycloaddition" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4940-4944. (link)

43. Wang, Z.; Miller, B.; Butz, J.; Randazzo, K.; Wang, Z. D.; and Chu, Q. R.* “Polyladderane Constructed from Gemini Monomer via Photoreaction” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 12155-12159. (link)

42. Wang, Z.; Miller, B.; Mabin, M.; Shahni, R.; Wang, Z. D.; Ugrinov, A.; Chu, Q. R.*Cyclobutane-1,3-Diacid (CBDA): A Semi-Rigid Building Block Prepared by [2+2] Photocyclization for Polymeric Materials” Sci. Rep. 2017, 7, 13704. (link)

41. Hou, X.; Butz, J.; Chen, J.; Wang, Z. D.; Zhao, J. X.; Shiu, T.; Chu, Q. R.* “Low Molecular Weight Organogelators Derived from Threefold Symmetric Tricarbamates” Tetrahedron Lett. 2017, 58, 101–105. (Front Cover of the 1st Issue in 2017)

40. Randazzo, K.; Wang, Z.; Wang, Z. D.; Butz, J.; Chu, Q. R.* “Lighting the Way to Greener Chemistry: Incandescent Floodlights as a Facile UV Light Source for Classic and Cutting-Edge Photoreactions” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2016, 4, 5053-5059. (link)

39. Wang, Z.; Kastern, B.; Randazzo, K.; Ugrinov, A.; Butz, J.; Seals, D.; Sibi, M. P. and Chu Q. R.* "Linear Polyester Synthesized from Furfural-based Monomer by Photoreaction in Sunlight" Green Chem. 2015, 17(10), 4720-4724. (Featured as a Cover Story)

38. Wang, Z.; Randazzo, K.; Hou, X.; Simpson, J.; Struppe, J.; Ugrinov, A.; Kastern, B.; Wysocki, E.; and Chu, Q. R.* "Stereoregular Two-Dimensional Polymers Constructed by Topochemical Polymerization." Macromolecules. 2015, 48(9), 2894-2900. (link)

37. Hou, X.; Wang, Z.; Overby, M.; Ugrinov, A.; Oian, C.; Singh, R.; and Chu Q.* “A Two dimensional Hydrogen Bonded Organic Framework Self-assembled from a Three-fold Symmetric Carbamate” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 5209-5211. (Invited, Emerging Investigators Themed Issue 2014)

36. Chen, J.; Wu, X.; Hou, X.; Su, X.; Chu, Q.; Fahruddin, N.; and Zhao J.* “Shape-Tunable Hollow Silica Nanomaterials Based on Soft-templating Method and Their Application as Drug Carrier” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 21921–21930. (link)  

35. Wang, Z.; Oian, C.; Hou, X.; Lee, J.; Singh, R.; Wysocki, E.; and Chu Q.* “An Unsaturated Hydrogen Bonded Network Generated from Three-fold Symmetric Carbamates” CrystEngComm 2014, 16, 1776–1779. (Invited, North America 2014 IYCr Celebration Themed Issue)

34. Hou, X.; Wang, Z.; Lee, J.; Wysocki, E.; Oian, C.; Schlak, J.; and Chu Q.* “Synthesis of Polymeric Ladders by Topochemical Polymerization” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 1218-1220. (link)  

33. Singh, R.; Hou, X.; Overby, M.; Schober, M. and Chu, Q.* “Hydrogen Bonded Chiral Sheet Self-assembled from a C3-Symmetric Tricarbamate” CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 6132–6135. (Invited, New Talent Americas Themed Issue 2012)

32. Hou, X.; Schober M. and Chu, Q.* “A Chiral Nanosheet Connected by Amide Hydrogen Bonds”. Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 5159-5163. (link)

31. Singh, R.; Schober, M.; Hou, X.; Seay, A. and Chu, Q.* “Facile and Efficient Synthesis of C3-Symmetric Benzoxazine: A Novel Tri-arm Molecular Scaffold” Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 173-175. (link)

30. Chu, Q.;* O'Neal, K.; Osipov, M.; Ngwendson, J. N.; Geib, S. J.; Weber S. G.; Curran, D. P. “Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Fluorous Resorcin[4]arenes” New J. of Chem. 2010, 34, 2732-2734. (RSC Fluorine Chemistry Themed Issue 2011)

29. Solovyev A., Chu Q., Geib S. J., Fensterbank L., Malacria M., Lacôte E., Curran D. P. “Substitution Reactions at Tetracoordinate Boron: Synthesis of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Boranes With Boron-Heteroatom Bonds.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 15027-15080.

28 Walton, J. C.; Brahmi, M. M.; Fensterbank, L.; Lacôte, E.; Malacria, M.; Chu, Q.; Ueng, S.- H.; Solovyev, A.; Curran, D. P. “EPR Studies of the Generation, Structure, and Reactivity of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Borane Radicals” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 2350-2358.

27. Chu, Q.; Makhlouf Brahmi, M.; Solovyev, A.; Ueng, S-H; Curran, D. P.; Malacria, M.; Fensterbank, L.; Lacote, E. “Ionic and Organometallic Reductions with N-Heterocyclic Carbene Boranes” Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 12937-12940.

26. Osipov, M.; Chu, Q.; Geib, S. J.; Curran, D. P. and Weber S. G. “Synthesis of Deepcavity Fluorous Calix[4]arenes as Molecular Recognition Scaffolds” Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2008, 4, No. 36. (Online journal, no page number)

25. Chu, Q.; Henry, C.; Curran, D. P. “Second-Generation Tags for Fluorous Chemistry Exemplified with a New Fluorous Mitsunobu Reagent” Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 2453-2456.

24. Chu, Q.; Yu, M. S.; Curran, D. P. “CBS Reductions with a Fluorous Prolinol Immobilized in a Hydrofluoroether Solvent” Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 749-752.

23. MacGillivray, L. R.; Papaefstathiou, G. S.; Friscic, T.; Hamilton, T. D.; Bučar, D-K.; Chu, Q.; Varshney, D. B.; Georgiev, I. G. “Supramolecular Control of Reactivity in the Solid State: From Templates to Ladderanes to Metal-Organic Frameworks.” Acc. Chem. Res. 2008, 41, 280-291.

22. Chu, Q.; Yu, M. S. and Curran D. P. “New Fluorous/Organic Biphasic Systems Achieved by Solvent Tuning” Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 9890–9895.

21. Bučar, D-K.; Papaefstathiou, G. S.; Hamilton, T. D.; Chu, Q.; Georgiev, I. G. MacGillivray, L. R. “Template-Controlled Reactivity in the Organic Solid State via Principles of Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly.” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2007, 29, 4559-4568.

20. Zhang, W.; Williams, J. P.; Lu, Y.; Nagashima, T.; Chu, Q. “Fluorous Synthesis of Sclerotigenin-type Benzodiazepine-quinazolinones.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 563-565.

19. Chu, Q.; Zhang, W. and Curran, D. P. “A Recyclable Fluorous Organocatalyst for Diels- Alder Reactions” Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 9287-9290.

18. Huang, Q.; Wang, Z.; Chu, Q.; Zhu, S. “Crystal Structure of a Supramolecular Complex Formed between 1-Bromo-2-iodotetrafluoroethane and N,N,N´,N´-Tetramethylethylenediamine” J. Incl. Phenom. Macro. 2006, 54, 177-180.

17. Chu, Q.; Swenson, D. C.; MacGillivray, L. “A Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Reaction Mediated by Argentophilic Forces Converts a Self-Assembled Complex into a Coordination Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2005, 44. 3569-3572. (Has been cited more than 180 times based on Google Scholar)

16. Chu, Q.; Wang, Z.; Huang, Q.; Zhu, S. “Fluorine-containing Donor-acceptor Complexes: Crystallographic study of the Interactions between Electronegative atoms (N, O, S) and Halogen Atoms (I, Br)” New J. Chem. 2003, 27, 1522-1527.

15. Zhu, S.; Mao, Y.; Qin, C.; Chu Q. and Hu, C. “A Convenient Preparation of Octafluoro[2, 2]paracyclophane and Dodecafluoro[2, 2] Paracyclophane” Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 669-671.

14. Chu, Q.; Wang, Z.; Huang, Q.; Zhu S. “Fluorine-Containing Donor-Acceptor Complex: Infinite Chain Formed by Oxygen-Iodine Interaction” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 11069-11070. (Highlighted by C&EN News 2001, 79(44), 22.)

13. Chu, Q.; Song, L.; Jin, G.; Zhu, S. “Study on the Reaction of Fluorinated α, β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds with Nitrogen and Sulfur Dinucleophiles” J. Fluorine Chem. 2001, 108, 51-56.

12. Song, L.; Chu, Q.; Zhu, S. “Synthesis of Fluorinated Pyrazole Derivatives from beta-Alkoxyvinyl Trifluoroketones” J. Fluorine Chem. 2001, 107, 107-112.

11. Chu, Q.; Wang, Y.; Zhu, S. “A Novel Method for Preparation of Trifluoromethyl Substituted 2,3-Dihydro-1,4-diazepine and Benzimidazole” Synth. Commun., 2000, 30(4), 677-687.

10. Zhu, S.; Qin, C.; Xu, G.; Chu, Q.; Huang, Q. “Reactions of 5-Trifluoroacetyl-3,4-dihydro- 2H-pyran with Zinc Reagents” J. Fluorine Chem.1999, 99, 141-144.

9. Zhu, S.; Qin, C.; Wang, Y.; Chu, Q. “Preparation of 1-Trifluoroacetyl Indolizineand their Derivatives via the Cycloaddition of Pyridinium N-Ylides with 4-Ethoxyl-1,1,1-trifluoroethyl-3-ne-one” J. Fluorine Chem. 1999, 99, 183-187.

8. Xu, B.; Xu, G.; Qin, C.; Xu, Y.; Chu Q. and Zhu, S. “Synthesese and Reactions of N-Perfluoroalkanesulfonylimino
Sulfurous Dichlorides” Heteroat. Chem. 1999, 10(1), 41-48.

7. Zhu, S.; Xu, G.; Chu, Q.; Xu,Y.; Qin, C.; “Synthesis of Fluorine-Containing Symmetrical N, N-Alkylidene Bisamides” J. Fluorine Chem. 1999, 93, 69-71.

6. Zhu, S.; Xu, G.; Qin, C.; Xu, Y.; Chu, Q. and DesMarteau, D. D. “Chemical Transformation of Bis((perfluoroalkyl)sulfonyl)methanes and 1,1,3,3-Tetraoxopolyfluoro-1,3-dithiaycloalkanes” Heteroat. Chem. 1999, 10(2), 147-151.

5. Zhu, S.; Xu, G.; Qin, C.; Chu, Q. and Xu, Y. “Study on the Nucleophilic Reaction of 5-Trifluoroacetyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran” Monatsh. Chem. 1999, 130, 671-680.

4. Zhu, S.; Xu, G.; Qin, C.; Xu, Y.; Chu, Q. “Preparation and Reaction of Bis(perfluoroalkanesulfonyl)methyl Halides” Chin. J. Chem. 1998, 16(3), 264-271.

3. Zhu, S.; Chu, Q.; Xu, G.; Qin, C.; Xu, Y. “A Convenient One-Pot Synthesis of Per(or poly)fluoroalkanesulfonyl Substituted Cyclopropanes” J. Fluorine Chem. 1998, 91, 195-198.

2. Zhu, S.; Xu, G.; Qin, C.; Xu, Y.; Chu, Q. “Synthesis of Diethyl N-(Perfluoroalkanesulfonyl)phosphoramidates and N-(Perfluoroalkanesulfonyl)phosphoramidic Acid” Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem. 1998, 140, 53-61.

1. Zhu, S.; Qin, C.; Xu, G.; Xu, Y.; Chu, Q. “A Convenient Synthesis of a New Push-pull Alkenes: beta-Alkoxyl Vinyl Trifluoromethyl Sulfones” Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 5265-5268.




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