Dong Research Group

Welcome to Dong Group!

Research Highlights

Pd-Catalyzed Intramolecular α‑Allylic Alkylation of Ketones with Alkynes: Rapid and Stereodivergent Construction of [3.2.1] Bicycles

Group News

Lin Deng and Jianchun Wang have both been awarded the highly competitive “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad”. Congratulations to both of them!

Research Directions

Our research interests is to harness the power of transition-metal catalysts to address the challenges in the arena of chemoselectivity and multi-step synthesis. Our research philosophy is guided by three questions:

1) What would be the most efficient way to introduce functional groups into (small or large) organic molecules?

2) What would be the most efficient method to synthesize various molecular skeletons (bridged or fused rings) with high complexity?

3) What would be the most efficient strategy to access mutiple structurally complicated and biologically important natural products and their analogues in a rapid fashion?


Congratulations Prof. Ming Chen

Congratulations to our former incredible postdoc Dr. Ming Chen on recently starting his independent career at Changzhou University in China as a professor! Stay tuned for his awesome chemistry coming from Chen Lab

Congratulations Prof. Jun Zhu!

Our former phenomenal postdoc Dr. Jun Zhu recently started his independent work at Wuhan University in China as a professor! We can’t wait to see the awesome science that comes out of the Zhu Group!