Welcome! We are working on the development of new methods for organic synthesis, with an emphasis on organocatalysis. We are also interested in applying our new methods in the synthesis of useful molecules, such as biologically active compounds.
News & Recent Publications
  • Ronghua, Chang, and Shijia joined the group. Welcome!
  • Li, X.; Duan, M.; Deng, Z.; Shao, Q.; Chen, M.; Zhu, G.; Houk, K. N.; Sun, J. "Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Tetraarylmethanes", Nat. Catal. 2020, Accepted.
  • Guo, W.; Luo, Z.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Li, P.; Sun, J. "Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Tertiary Amino Ketones from Sulfonium Ylides", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 14384-14390. link
  • Feng, Q.; Wu, H.-N.; Li, X.; Song, L.; Chung, L. W.;; Wu, Y.-D.; Sun, J. "Ru-Catalyzed Geminal Hydroboration of Silyl Alkynes via a New gem-Addition Mechanism", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 13867-13877. link