Dr. Jun Yong Kang

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-4859
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Research Fields: Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Phosphorus Chemistry, Organocatalysis
  • Disciplines: Organic Chemistry, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


I serve as a research mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students.


Dr. Kang’s 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 platform 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 a 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.