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Academic Areas: organic synthesis

Research Interests: total synthesis of small molecule natural products , synthetic methodology development.

Academic Degrees

PhD in Organic Chemistry, 2011, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

BA Chemical Eng & Tech, 2006, Huazhong Univ of Sci & Tech, Wuhan, China.

Professional Experience

Professor (2015-present); School of Pharmacy, HUST, Wuhan,China.

Postdoctoral fellow (2012-2015); Purdue University, USA.

Assistant Researcher (2011-2012);  Shang hai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences,China.

Selected Publications

1  Yang, Y.; Fu, X.; Chen,J.;Zhai, H.* “Total Synthesis of (-)-Jiadifenin”

   Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2012, 51, 9825-9828.

Yang, Y.; Haskins, C. W.; Zhang, W.; Low, P. L.; Dai, M. J.* “Divergent total

syntheses of lyconadins A and C” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 3922-3925

Yang, Y.^; Bai, Y.^; Sun, S.; Dai, M. J.* “Biosynthetically Inspired Divergent Approach to Monoterpene Indole Alkaloids: Total Synthesis of Mersicarpine, Leuconodines B and D, Leuconoxine, Melodinine E, Leuconolam, and Rhazinilam”. Org. Lett. 201416, 6216-6219. (Won the 2015 Organic Letter Outstanding Author of the Year Lectureship Award.)

4   Yang, Y.; Dai, M. J.* “Total Synthesis of Lyconadins: Finding Efficiency and Diversity” Synlett. 201425, 2093-2098.

5   Lin, Z.; Tan, L.;Yang Y. ;Tureček, F.*; Ouyang, Z.*;Xia, Y.*; "Gas-Phase Reactions of Cyclopropenylidene with Protonated Alkyl Amines" Analyst. 2016, 2412-2417

6   Lee, H. J.^; Zhang, W. ^; Zhang, D.; Yang, Y.; Liu, B.; Barker, E. L; Buhman, K. K.; Slipchenko, L.V.; Dai, M. J.*; Cheng, J.-X.* “Assessing Cholesterol Storage in Live Cells and C. elegans by SRS Imaging of Phenyl-Diyne Cholesterol”

Sci. Rep. 20155, 7930

7   Chen, J.; Gao, P.; Yu, F.; Yang, Y.; Zhai, H.* “Total Synthesis of Merrilactone A” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2012, 51, 5897.

8   Zhang, W. ^; Haskins, C. W.^; Yang, Y.; Dai, M. J.* “Synthesis of Nitriles via Palladium-Catalyzed Water Shuffling From Amides to Acetonitrile” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 9109-9112. (^These authors contributed equally.)

Courses Taught

Advanced Organic Chemistry

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