Associate professor


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.



Associate professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern  University of Science . 2012-present;

Research Assistant Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University. 2012 (Prof. Zhaoxiang Bian);

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 10 publications

1) Recent Progress on the Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral Flavanones. Meng, L.; Wang, J.* Synlett, 2016, 27, 656-663 (Invited review).

2) 1,4-Diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane-Promoted Aminotrifluoromethylthiolation of α-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds: N-Trifluoromethylthio-4-nitrophthalimide Acts as Both the Nitrogen and SCF3 Sources. Xiao, Q.; He, Q.-J.; Li, J.-C.; Wang J.* Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 6090-6093.

3) 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.

4) Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Ring Opening Reaction of Azabenzonorbornadienes with Aromatic Amines. Lu, Z.-W.; Wang, J.*; Han, B.-Q.; Li, S.-F.; Zhou, Y.-Y.; Fan, B.-M.* Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 3121-3125 (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2015, 11, 1296).

5) 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).

6) 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.

7) 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).

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

9) 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).

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.