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Jun Yong Kang

Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry
Department(s): Chemistry
Office: CHE 217 B
Mail Code: 4003
Phone: 702-895-1446
Fax: 702-895-4072
Email: junyong.kang@unlv.edu

Expertise

Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric Catalysis, New Reaction Discovery, Natural Product Synthesis, Biocompatible Materials

Research

My research interests include the development and synthesis of novel organocatalysts, new reaction discovery, synthesis of biologically active organic compounds and biocompatible biomaterials. Especially, N-hetero phosphines will be used as a plate form for the synthesis of highly efficient bi-functional organocatalysts. The organocatalysts will be employed for the discovery of new cascade reactions such as asymmetric tandem annulation reaction via new mode of reactivity, asymmetric fluorination and the synthesis of biocompatible polymers through Ring-opening polymerization. The developed methodologies will be future applied to the synthesis of biologically active complex molecules.