Jun Yong Kang
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Jun Yong Kang

Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry

Department(s)
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office
CHE 218A
Mail Code
4003
Phone
702-895-4859
Fax
702-895-4072

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.