Hong-Gang Cheng(程鸿刚)

Hong-Gang Cheng

Curriculum Vitae


DOB: 24/11/1986

Citizenship: P. R. China

Marital Status: Married

Contact Information:

Room: North 110,

College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

Wuhan University

No. 299 Bayi Road, Wuhan,

Phone: 027-68755487

Hubei 430072, P. R. China

E-mail: hgcheng@whu.edu.cn

Education & Qualifications   

02/2016–       Research Associate in Organic Chemistry,

currently        Wuhan University

                      “Total Synthesis of (-)-Berkelic Acid”

                                                     

08/2014–       Post-Doctoral Fellow in Synthetic Organic Chemistry,

08/2015         The University of Tokyo

                      Supervisor: Prof. Shū Kobayashi

                      “Sequential Aerobic Oxidation/Intramolecular Asymmetric aza-Friedel-Crafts Reaction Enabled by a New Chiral Bifunctional Heterogeneous Catalyst

 

09/2008–       PhD. Thesis in Organic Chemistry,

06/2014         Central China Normal University

                      Supervisor: Prof. Wen-Jing Xiao

                      “Design of Novel Chiral Sulfoxide Ligands and Their Applications in Asymmetric Catalysis and Heterocycle Synthesis

 

10/2007–        Diploma Thesis in Organic Chemistry,

06/2008          Central China Normal University

                      Supervisor: Prof. Wen-Jing Xiao

                       “Synthesis of Synthetic Important 2-Vinylindole Derivatives

 

09/2004–        Study of Chemistry at Central China Normal University

06/2008          Main focus on Chemistry and Organic Synthesis

 

Awards and Fellowships   

2014                 Outstanding Graduate Student, CCNU

2013                 Excellent Doctorial Dissertation Cultivation Grant from CCNU

2012                 IKA® Innovation Award, IKA Works Guangzhou.

2010-2013       Excellent Student Scholarship, CCNU

2005-2007       Excellent Student Scholarship, CCNU

Language Skills  

Proficient in Reading, Speaking, Writing English.

Journal Publications  

  1. Cheng, H.-G.; Ramos, J. M.; Miyamura, H.; Yoo, W.-J.; Kobayashi, S.* “Integration of Aerobic Oxidation and Intramolecular Asymmetric aza-Friedel-Crafts Reactions with a Chiral Bifunctional Heterogeneous Catalyst”,  Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 1356-1359. ([†] Both authors contributed equally to this work).
  2. Cheng, H.-G.; Feng, B.; Chen, L.-Y.; Guo, W.; Yu, X.-Y.; Lu, L.-Q.; Chen, J.-R.*; Xiao, W.-J.* “Rational Design of Sulfoxide-Phosphine Ligands for Pd-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allylic Alkylation Reactions”,  Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2873-2875. (Highlighted by Synfacts 2014, 10, 0491.)
  3. Cheng, H.-G.; Lu, L.-Q.; Wang, T.; Yang, Q.-Q.; Liu, X.-P.; Li, Y.; Deng, Q.-H.; Chen, J.-R.*; Xiao, W.-J.* “Highly Enantioselective Friedel-Crafts Alkylation/N-Hemiacetalization Cascade Reaction with Indoles”,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3250-3254. (Hot Paper, highlighted by Synfacts 2013, 9, 624.)
  4. Cheng, H.-G.; Lu, L.-Q.; Wang, T.; Chen, J.-R.*; Xiao, W.-J.* “Design of Chiral Sulfoxide–Schiff Base Hybrids and Their Application in Cu-Catalyzed Asymmetric Henry Reactions”,  Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 5596-5598. (Highlighted by Synfacts 2012, 8, 0001.)
  5. Cheng, H.-G.; Chen, C.-B.; Tan, F.; Chang, N.-J.; Chen, J.-R.*; Xiao, W.-J.* “Convenient Synthesis of Tetrahydro-γ-carbolines and Tetrahydroquinolines through a Chemo- and Regioselectivity Switch by a Brønsted Acid Catalyzed, One-Pot, Multicomponent Reaction”,  Eur. J. Org. Chem.. 2010, 4976-4980.
  6. Guo, W.; Cheng, H.-G.; Chen, L.-Y.; Xuan, J.; Feng, Z.-J.; Chen, J.-R.; Lu, L.-Q.*; Xiao, W.-J.* “De Novo Synthesis of γ,γ-Disubstituted Butyrolactones through a Visible Light Photocatalytic Arylation-Lactonization Sequence”,  Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 2787-2793. ([†] Both authors contributed equally to this work).
  7. Feng, B.; Cheng, H.-G.; Chen, J.-R.*; Deng, Q.-H.; Lu, L.-Q.; Xiao, W.-J.* “Palladium/Sulfoxide–Phosphine-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Allylic Etherification and Amination”,  Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 9550-9553. ([†] Both authors contributed equally to this work).
  8. Yu, X.-Y.; Chen, J.-R.*; Wei, Q.; Cheng, H.-G.; Liu, Z.-C.; Xiao, W.-J. “Catalytic Asymmetric Cycloaddition of In Situ-Generated ortho-Quinone Methides and Azlactones by a Triple Brønsted Acid Activation Strategy”,  Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 6774-6778.
  9. Chen, L.-Y. Chen, J.-R.*; Cheng, H.-G.; Lu, L.-Q.; Xiao, W.-J.* “Enantioselective Synthesis of Tetrahydrofuran Derivatives by Sequential Henry Reaction and Iodocyclization of γ,δ-Unsaturated Alcohols”,  Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 4714-4719.
  10. Gao, S.; Chen, J.-R.*; Hu, X.-Q.; Cheng, H.-G.; Lu, L.-Q.; Xiao, W.-J.* “Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective Inverse Electron-Demand Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions of Diazadienes with Enol Ethers: Efficient Synthesis of Chiral Pyridazines”,  Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 3539-3544.
  11. Tan, F.; Cheng, H.-G.; Feng, B.; Zou, Y.-Q.; Duan, S.-W.; Chen, J.-R.*; Xiao, W.-J.* “Highly Enantioselective Organocatalytic Michael Addition/Cyclization Cascade Reaction of Ylideneoxindoles with Isothiocyanato Oxindoles: A Formal [3+2]Cycloaddition Approach to Optically Active Bispirooxindole Derivatives”,  Eur. J. Org. Chem.2013, 2071-2075.
  12. Tan, F.; Xiao, C.; Cheng, H.-G.; Wu, W.; Ding, K.-R.;* Xiao, W.-J.* “Enantioselective [4+2] Cycloadditions of 2-Vinyl-1H-indoles with 3-Nitro-2H-chromenes Catalyzed by a Zn(OTf)2/Bis(oxazoline) Complex: An Efficient Approach to Fused Heterocycles with a Quaternary Stereocenter”,  Chem. Asian J. 2012, 7, 493-497.
  13. Cao, Y.-J.; Cheng, H.-G.; Lu, L.-Q.; Zhang, J.-J.; Cheng, Y.; Chen, J.-R.*; Xiao, W.-J.*Organocatalytic Multiple Cascade Reactions: A New Strategy for the Construction of Enantioenriched Tetrahydrocarbazoles”,  Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011, 353, 617-623.
  14. Tan, F.; Li, F.; Zhang, X.-X.; Wang, X.-F.; Cheng, H.-G.; Chen, J.-R.*; Xiao, W.-J.*Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reactions of 2-Vinylindoles and 3-Nitrocoumarins: an Expedient Synthesis of Coumarin-Fused Tetrahydrocarbazoles”, Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 446-451.
  15. Wang, X.-F.; Chen, J.-R.; Cao, Y.-J.; Cheng, H.-G.; Xiao, W.-J.* “An Enantioselective Approach to Highly Substituted Tetrahydrocarbazoles through Hydrogen Bonding-Catalyzed Cascade Reactions”,  Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1140-1143.
  16. Chen, C.-B.; Wang, X.-F.; Cao, Y.-J.; Cheng, H.-G.; Xiao, W.-J.* “Brønsted Acid Mediated Tandem Diels-Alder/Aromatization Reactions of Vinylindoles”, J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 3532-3535.

Chinese Patents 

  1. Xiao, W.-J.*; Cheng, H.-G.; Chen, J.-R.; Lu, L.-Q.; Wang, T. “Chiral 2,3-dihydropyrro[1,2-a] Indole Derivatives and Their Asymmetric Synthetic Methods”, ZL 201210479541.8, China.
  2. Xiao, W.-J.*; Cheng, H.-G.; Chen, J.-R. “Chiral Sulfoxide-Phosphine Ligands: Preparation and Application”, ZL 201310601270.3, China.

Scientific Talks 

16/11/2016   “Integration of Aerobic Oxidation and Intramolecular Asymmetric aza-Friedel–Crafts Reactions with a Chiral Bifunctional Heterogeneous Catalyst”, Inviting Presentation at the 2016 Postdoctoral Meeting of the Chemical Society of China, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China

28/03/2015   “Preparation and Evaluation of Polymer-Immobilized Chiral Phosphoric Acids for Catalytic Asymmetric Intramolecular aza-Friedel-Crafts Reaction”, Oral Presentation at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan, Nippon University, Funabashi Campus, Tokyo, Japan

Poster Presentations 

05/2015     “Sequential Aerobic Oxidation/Intramolecular Asymmetric aza-Friedel-Crafts Reaction Enabled by a Chiral Bifunctional Heterogeneous Catalyst”, the 8th Symposium on Organocatalysis, Naha, Japan, 2015.

 

08/2013    “Highly Enantioselective Friedel-Crafts Alkylation/N-Hemiacetalization Cascade Reaction of Indoles”, the 6th Catalysis Symposium, Wuhan, China, 2013.

Hobbies 

Badminton, Table Tennis, Basket Ball, Reading.