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
  • Matthew received an offer from Caltech Graduate School. Congratulations!
  • Xuefeng and Liang joined the group. Welcome!
  • Qiang defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
  • Qian, C.; Li, P.; Sun, J. "Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Spirooxindoles by Oxidative Rearrangement of Indoles", Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, Early View. link
  • 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