Educational Background

  • B.Sc., Lanzhou University
  • M.Sc., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Ph.D., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Postdoctoral: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Current Research Interests

  • Asymmetric Catalysis; Synthetic Methodology; Chinese Medicine; Medicinal Chemistry.

We are now inviting applications for postdoctoral positions, research assistant positions and PhD candidates.

Selected Publications

  1. Yang Z., Gu X., Han L.-B., Wang J.*S Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrophosphorylation of Alkynes: Facile Access to P‑Stereogenic Phosphinates, Chem. Sci. 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0SC01049A.
  2. Li S., Yang Q., Bian Z.*, Wang J.*, Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydroselenation of Heterobicyclic Alkenes, Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 2781−2785.
  3. Meng L., Ngai K. Y., Chang X., Lin Z.*, Wang J.* Cu(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Alkynylation of Thiochromones, Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 1155−1159.
  4. Yang Q., Wang Y., Luo S., Wang J.*, Kinetic Resolution and Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Chromene by Rh-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydroarylation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 5343-5347 (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2019, 15, 5343).
  5. Lu, Z., Zhang H., Yang Z., Ding N., Meng L., Wang J.* Asymmetric Hydrophosphination of Heterobicyclic Alkenes: Facile Access to Phosphine Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis, ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 1457-1463
  6. Zhang L., Xiang S.-H., Wang J.*, Xiao J., Wang J.-Q., Tan B.* Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Atroposelective Construction of Axially Chiral Arylpyrroles, Nat. Commun., 2019, 10, 566-575.
  7. Qi L.-W., Li S., Xiang S.-H., Wang J.*, Tan B.* Asymmetric construction of atropisomeric biaryls via a redox neutral cross-coupling strategy, Nat. Catal. 2019, 314-323 (Highlighted by Chemical & Engineering News).
  8. L. M., Wang J.*, Cobalt-Catalyzed Direct C−H Thiolation of Aromatic Amides with Disulfides: Application to the Synthesis of Quetiapine. Org. Lett. 2019, 20, 6490-6493 (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2019, 15, 0012).
  9. Jin, M.-Y., Li J., Huang, R., Zhou Y., Chung L. H., Wang J.* Catalytic Asymmetric Trifluoromethylthiolation of Carbonyl Compounds via a Diastereo- and Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Tandem Reaction. Chem. Commun.2018, 54, 4581-4584 (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0731).
  10. Xiong D.-L., Zhou W.-X., Lu Z.-W., Zeng S.-P., Wang J.* A Highly Enantioselective Access to Chiral Chromanones and Thiochromanones by Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugated Reduction of Chromones and Thiochromones. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 6844-6847.
  11. Meng L.; Jin M. Y., Wang J.* Rh-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Arylzinc Chlorides to Thiochromones: A Highly Enantioselective Pathway for Accessing Chiral Thioflavanones. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4986-4989 (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2017, 13, 0048).
  12. Li S.-F., Lu Z.-W., Meng, L., Wang J.* Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Thiophenols to Oxabenzonorbornadienes. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 5276-5279 (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2016, 12, 1272).