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Jun Wang

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry




Ph.D., Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2009 (Prof. Albert S. C. Chan);

M.S., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005 (Prof. Weisheng Tian);

B.S., Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University.




Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China. 2012-present;

Research Assistant Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University. 2012;

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2010-2011 (Prof. Jef DeBrabander).

Visiting Student, Kyoto University, 2009 (Prof. Tamio Hayashi)


Research Interests


Asymmetric catalytic chemistry

Synthetic methodology

Medicinal Chemistry


Selected publications


1) Rhodium/Chiral Diene-Catalyzed Asymmetric 1,4-Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Chromones: A Highly Enantioselective Pathway for Accessing Chiral Flavanones. He, Q.-J.; So, C.-M.; Bian, Z.-X.; Hayashi, T.; Wang, J.* Chem. Asian. J. 2015, 10, 540-543.

2)  Palladium/Zinc Co-catalyzed Syn-Stereoselectively Asymmetric Ring Opening Reaction of Oxabenzonorbornadienes with Phenols. Li, S.-F.; Xu, J.-B.; Fan, B.-M.* Lu, Z.-W.; Zeng, C.-Y.; Bian, Z.-X.; Zhou, Y.-Y.; Wang, J.* Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 9003-9007 (Inside Cover).

3)  AlCl3-Catalyzed O-Alkylative Passerini Reaction of Isocyanides, Cinnamaldehydes and Various Aliphatic Alcohols for Accessing α-Alkoxy-β,γ-Enamides. Lyu, L.-Y., Xie, H.; Mu, H.-X., He, Q. J.; Bian, Z.-X.*; Wang, J.* Org. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 815–818.

4)  Recent Progress on Asymmetric Organocatalytic Construction of Chiral Cyclohexenone Skeletons. Yang, X.; Wang, J.*; Li, P.-F.* Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 2499–2513 (Front Cover).

5)  Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Dehydrogenative Functionalization of C(sp2)-H Bonds. Wu, Y.-N.; Wang, J.*; Mao, F.; Kwong, F.-Y.* Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 26- 47 (Front Cover).

6)  Organocatalytic Asymmetric Aza-Michael addition of Pyrazole to chalcone. Li, P.-F.*, Fang F., Chen, J.; Wang, J.* Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2014, 25, 98-101.

7)  Palladium/Copper Complexes Co-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Ring Opening Reaction of Azabenzonorbornadienes with Terminal Alkynes. Fan, B.-M.*, Li, S.-F.; Chen,H.-L.; Lu, Z.-W.; Liu, S.-S.; Yang, Q.-J.; Yu, L.; Xu, J.-B.; Zhou, Y.-Y.; Wang, J* Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 2827-2832 (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2014, 10, 59).

8)    Iridium/NMDPP Catalyzed Asymmetric Ring-Opening Reaction of Oxabenzonorborna- dienes with Phenolic or Naphtholic Nucleophiles. Li, S.-F.; Chen, H. L.; Yang, Q.-J.; Yu, L.; Fan, C.-L.; Zhou, Y.-Y.; Wang, J.*; Fan, B.-M.* Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2, 494-497.

9)    Recent Advances and Applications in Organocatalytic Asymmetric Aza-Michael Addition. Wang, J; Li, P.-F.*; Choy, P.-Y.; Chan, A. S. C.*; Kwong, F.-Y.* ChemCatChem 2012, 4, 917-925 (Back Cover, Invited review).

10)  Nishimura, T.*; Wang, J.; Nagaosa, M.; Okamoto, K.; Shintani, R.; Kwong, F.-Y.; Yu, W.-Y.; Chan, A. S. C.;* Hayashi, T.* Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Arylboronic Acids to β-Phthaliminoacrylate Esters toward the Synthesis of β-Amino Acids. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 464-465.


Book chapter and patent:


1)  Science of Synthesis: Cross Coupling and Heck-Type Reactions 2: Carbon-Heteroatom Cross Coupling and C-C Cross Coupling of Acidic C-H Nucleophiles (C-C Cross-Coupling Reactions of Acidic C-H Nucleophiles with Two Activating Groups), Wu, Y.; Wang, J.; Kwong, F. Y., Georg Thieme Verlag KG, Stuttgart∙New York, 2013, pp 621-646.

2)  Stereoselective Synthesis of Drugs and Natural Products (Asymmetric Michael addition and related reactions), Li, P. F.; Wang, J.; Kwong, F. Y. Wiely-VCH, Weinheim, 2013, pp. 249-270.

3)  Asymmetric Synthesis of Norcantharidin Analogues by Alkynylation of Oxabenzonorborna -dienes and Their Anticancer Activities. Chan, A. S. C.; Fan, B.-M.; Wang, J.; Lin, C. Y.; Huang, C.; Hu, J.; Yang, Q.-J.; Xu, J.-B.; Bian, Z.-X.; Lu, A.-P. US Patent 2014/0187801, Jul. 2014.


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