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Associate Professer-Tenure Track

Research Areas

Organic Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry


Education & Positions

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), B.S., 1994

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 2000

Nankai University, Undergraduate degree, 2003-2007

Nankai University, Doctor’s degree, 2007-2012

Nankai University, Research assistant, 2012-2013

Peking University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2015

Peking University, Research assistant, 2015-2017, Assistant Professor 2018-


Research Interests

Our research program focuses on the halogenation including halogenation of arenes, halofunctionalization of olefins, and also asymmetric halogenations. The aim of our research is to develop green, high-atomic, efficient methodologies, which could achieve the late-stage halogenation of bioactive molecules including drugs, natural products, heteroarenes, and peptides. The final goal of our group is to find highly active lead drugs by the modification of bioactive molecules.

Grants and fundings

National Natural Science Foundation of China


Selected Publications

(1) Jianzhong Liu#, Xiaojin Wen#, Chong Qin#, Xinyao Li, Xiao Luo, Ao Sun, Bencong Zhu, Song Song*, Ning Jiao*, Oxygenation of Simple Olefins through Selective Allylic C-C BondCleavage: A Direct Approach to Cinnamyl Aldehydes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56(39): 11940-11944.

(2) Song Song*, Yiqun Zhang, Adeli Yeerlan, Bencong Zhu, Jianzhong Liu, Ning Jiao*, Cs2CO3-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling of Thiols with Phosphonates and Arenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56(9): 2487-2491.

(3) Yuchao Zhu, Xiaojin Wen, Song Song*, Ning Jiao*, Silver-Catalyzed Radical Transformation of Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids to Oxime Ethers.  ACS Catal. 2016, 6(10): 6465-6472.

(4) Yuchao Zhu, Xinyao Li, Xiaoyang Wang, Xiaoqiang Huang, Tao Shen, Yiqun Zhang, Xiang Sun, Miancheng Zou, Song Song*, Ning Jiao*, Silver-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Azidation of Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids. Org. Lett. 2015, 17(19): 4702-4705.

(5) Song Song, Xiang Sun, Yizhi Yuan, Ning Jiao*, Efficient and practical oxidative bromination and iodination of arenes and heteroarenes with DMSO and hydrogen halide: A mild protocol for late-stage functionalization. Org. Lett. 2015, 17(12): 2886-2889.