Deng Jun

Deng Jun
Doctor degree Researcher
Deng Jun,Doctor degree,Researcher,Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry,graduated from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Research Interest:

1.Natural Products Total Synthesis.

2.Total Synthesis Oriented Methodology Development. 

3.Total Synthesis Based Medicinal Chemistry


2021- Professor (tenure-track), State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

2017-2020 Professor, State key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

2014-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, USA (with Prof. Andrew Myers). 

2009-2014 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (with Prof. Ang Li). Received Ph.D. degree in June, 2014

2005-2009  Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University. Received B.Sc. degree in July, 2009

Honors and Awards

Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (2020)

100 Person Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018)

Top 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015) 

The Chu Yuet Wah Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2014)

Outstanding Graduates Awards, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2014)

The Nien-chu Yang Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012)

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications

1.Biosynthetically Inspired Divergent Syntheses of Merocytochalasans

Xianwen Long, Hai Wu, Yiming Ding, Chunlei Qu, and Jun Deng* Chem, 2020, accepted. 

2.Biomimetic Total Synthesis of (±)-Carbocyclinone-534 Reveals Its Biosynthetic Pathway Org. Lett. 2020, doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.0c02865.

3.Total Synthesis of (−)‐Perezoperezone through an Intermolecular [5+2] Homodimerization of Hydroxy p‐Quinone

Yang Long, Yiming Ding, Hai Wu, Chunlei Qu, Hong Liang, Min Zhang, Xiaoli Zhao, Xianwen Long, Shu Wang, Pema-Tenzin Puno, Jun Deng* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 17552-17557. (Hot paper & selected as Frontispiece).

4.Total Synthesis of Asperchalasines A, D, E, and H

Xianwen Long, Yiming Ding, Jun Deng* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14221-14224. (Highlighted by Synfact & Organic Chemistry Portal).

5.Biomimetic total synthesis of homodimericin A

Xianwen Long, Yunhong Huang, Yang Long and Jun Deng* Org. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 1152-1154.

6.Total Synthesis of Taiwaniadducts B, C, and D

Jun Deng, Shupeng Zhou, Wenhao Zhang, Jian Li, Ruofan Li, and Ang Li*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 8185–8188.

7.Total Synthesis of (–)-Fusarisetin A and Reassignment of the Absolute Configuration of Its Natural Counterpart

Jun Deng, Bo Zhu, Zhaoyong Lu, Haixin Yu, Ang Li*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 920–923.

(Top 20“Most Read Articles” in 12 months in J. Am. Chem. Soc. ; 

highlighted by Organic Chemistry Portal & Chemical & Engineering News.)

8.Divergent Total Synthesis of Taiwaniaquinones A and F and Taiwaniaquinols B and D

Jun Deng, Ruofan Li, Yijie Luo, Jian Li, Shupeng Zhou, Yongjian Li, Jingyu Hu, and Ang Li*, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 2022-2025.

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