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 won the 2020 Mr. Armin and Mrs. Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations!
  • 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, Just Accepted. 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, Just Accepted. link
  • Li, X.; Sun, J. "Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Allenes: Remote Asymmetric 1,8-Addition of Indole Imine Methides", Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, Early View. link