Simon Lang

Postdoctoral Researcher


  University of Pennsylvania, 2016-present
Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor Gary A. Molander

Ph.D. University of Kansas, 2016
“Discovery and Evaluation of Catalytic Allylation and Amination Reactions” with Prof. Jon A. Tunge

B.S. B.S. University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, 2011
with Prof. Wayland E. Noland
Current Research:
    Ni/Photoredox Cross-Coupling

  • Photoredox Generation of Carbon-Centered Radicals Enables the Construction of 1,1-Difluoroalkene Carbonyl Mimics Lang, S. B.; Wiles, R. J.; Kelly, C. B.; Molander, G. A. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 15073.
  • Photoredox-Mediated Routes to Radicals: The Value of Catalytic Radical Generation in Synthetic Methods Development Matsui, J. K.; Lang, S. B.; Heitz, D. R.; Molander, G. A. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 2563.
  • Photocatalytic Aminodecarboxylation of Carboxylic Acids Lang, S. B.; Cartwright, K. C.; Welter, R. S.; Locascio, T. M.; Tunge, J. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2016, , 3331.
  • Dual Catalytic Decarboxylative Allylations of α-Amino Acids and Their Divergent Mechanisms Lang, S. B.; O’Nele, K. M.; Douglas, J. T.; Tunge, J. A. Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 18589.
  • Decarboxylative Allylation of Amino Alkanoic Acids and Esters via Dual Catalysis Lang, S. B.; O’Nele, K. M.; Tunge, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2014, 136, 13606.
  • Activation of Alcohols with Carbon Dioxide: Intermolecular Allylation of Weakly Acidic Pronucleophiles Lang, S. B.; Locascio, T. M.; Tunge, J. A. Org. Lett. , 2014, 16, 4308.
  • Crystal Structure of (1S,2R,6R,7R,8S,12S)-4,10,17- triphenyl-15-thia-4,10-diazapentacyclo- [,16.02,6.08,12]heptadeca-13,16-diene- 3,5,9,11-tetrone p-xylene hemisolvate Noland, W. E.; Kroll, N. J.; Huisenga, M. P.; Yue, R. A.; Lang, S. B.; Klein, N. D.; Tritch, K. J. Acta. Cryst. , 2014, E70, 550.
  • Development of Asymmetric Deacylative Allylation Grenning, A. J.; Van Allen, C. K.; Maji, T.; Lang, S. B.; Tunge, J. A. J. Org. Chem. , 2013, 78, 7281.