Jun Liu, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

B.Sc. Chemistry, 2009, Shandong University, China
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, 2014, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, China

Education and Training

2005-2009, B.Sc. Chemistry, Shandong University, China

2009-2014, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, China

2014-2015, Research Assistant, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, China

2015-2017, Postdoctoral fellow, Cui lab, UNM

2017-present, Research Assistant Professor, Cui lab, UNM


2007: First-class Scholarship of Shandong University
2008: Second-class Scholarship of Shandong University
2008: The First Class Award of the 5th Open Experiment Program Foundation in School of Chemistry and chemical engineering, Shandong University
2013: Merit Student of Chinese Academy of Science


  1. Gold-Catalyzed Cyclizations of (o-Alkynyl)phenoxyacrylates with External Nucleophiles: Regio- and Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized Benzo[b]oxepines. Liu, J.; Liu, Y.* Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4742. Highlighted in Synfacts, 2012, 8, 1332.

  2. Silver-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization/Stannylation of o-Alkynylaniline Derivatives with 2-Tributylstannylfuran: An Efficient Synthesis of (3-Indolyl)stannanes. Liu, J.; Xie, X.; Liu, Y.* Chem. Commun. 2013. 49, 11794.

  3. Gold(I)-Catalyzed 1,2-Acyloxy Migration/[3+2] Cycloaddition of 1,6-Diynes with an Ynamide Propargyl Ester Moiety: Highly Efficient Synthesis of Functionalized Cyclopenta[b]indoles. Liu, J.; Chen, M.; Zhang, L.; Liu, Y.* Chem. Eur. J. 2015. 21, 1009.

  4. Gold-catalyzed cascade cycloisomerization of 1,7-diyn-3,6-bis(propargyl carbonate)s: stereoselective synthesis of naphtha[b]cyclobutenes. Chen, M.;; Wang, L.; Zhou, X.; Liu, Y.*Chem. Commun. 2013., 8650.

  5. Gold-Catalyzed Synthesis of Tropone and Its Analogues via Oxidative Ring Expansion of Alkynyl Quinols. Zhao, J.;Xie, X.; Li, S.; Liu, Y. * Org. Lett. 2015,, 5926.

  6. Cp2TiCl2-catalyzed cis-hydroalumination of propargylic amines with Red-Al: stereoselective synthesis of Z-configured allylic amines. Sun, R.;Yang, S.; Chen, M.; Sun, N.; Chen, H.; Xie, X.; You, X.; Li, S.; Liu, Y.*Chem. Commun. 2015. 51, 6426. Highlighted in Synfacts, 2015, 11, 643

  7. Controlling the stereoselectivity of glycosylation via solvent effects. Kafle, A.; Liu, J.; Cui, L.* Can. J. Chem. 2016, 94, 894.

  8. Gold(I)-Catalyzed 1,4 and/or 1,5-Heteroaryl Migration Reactions through Regiocontrolled Cyclizations. Wang, C.; Xie, X.;Zhou, X.; Liu, Y.*Chem. Eur. J. 2015. 21, 559.

  9. Gold-Catalyzed Furan/Yne Cyclizations for the Regiodefined Assembly of Multisubstituted Protected 1-Naphthols. Wang, C.; Chen, Y.; Xie, X.; Liu, J.; Liu, Y.* J. Org. Chem.2012, 77, 1915.