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
  • Wang, G.; Huang, H.; Guo, W.; Qian, C.; Sun, J. "Unusual Skeletal Reorganization of Oxetanes for the Synthesis of 1,2-Dihydroquinolines", Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, Early View. link
  • Song, L.; Feng, Q.; Wang, Y.; Ding, S.; Wu, Y.-D.; Zhang, X.; Chuang, L. W.; Sun, J. "Ru-Catalyzed Migratory Geminal Semi-Hydrogenation of Internal Alkynes to Terminal Olefins", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 14117441-17451. link
  • Zhang, R.; Guo, W.; Duan, M.; Houk, K. N.; Sun, J. "Asymmetric Desymmetrization of Oxetanes for the Synthesis of Chiral Tetrahydrothiophenes and Tetrahydroselenophenes", Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, 50,18055-18060. link