Novel Catalysts

​The Wang group is interested in designing new chiral catalysts and ligands, developing new synthetically powerful methodologies, exploring reaction mechanism, constructing biologically active and synthetically significant molecules. We enjoy tackling reactions that have no precedent in the literature and strive to make the resulting methodologies attractive to synthesis chemists by developing protocols that are operationally simple, predictable, efficient, selective and scalable. A predominant focus of our group is catalytic asymmetric synthesis enabled by multi-/bifunctional phosphonium-containing catalysis.