The Derek Tan Lab
Career Opportunities

Guodong Liu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Guodong Liu

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End Year


Research Scientist, 2010–present
Trevena, Inc.
King of Prussia, PA

PhD, Temple University, 2006

MS, Nankai University, 2001

BS, Nankai University, 1998

7) Wurst, J. M.; Liu, G.; Tan, D. S.* “Hydrogen-bonding catalysis and inhibition by simple solvents in the stereoselective kinetic epoxide-opening spirocyclization of glycal epoxides to form spiroketals.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7916-7925.

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6) Liu, G.; Wurst, J. M.; Tan, D. S.* “Stereoselective synthesis of benzannulated spiroketals: Influence of the aromatic ring on reactivity and conformation.” Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 3670-3673.

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5) Liu, G.; Sieburth, S. McN.* “α-Trialkylsilyl amino acid stability.” Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 665-668.

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4) Liu, G.; Sieburth, S. McN.* “Enantioselective α-silyl amino acid synthesis by reverse-aza-Brook rearrangement.” Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 4677-4679.

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3) Sieburth, S. McN.*; O’Hare, H. K.; Xu, J.; Chen, Y.; Liu, G. “Asymmetric synthesis of α-amino allyl, benzyl, and propargyl silanes by metalation and rearrangement.” Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 1859-1861.

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2) Liu, G.; Yu, H.; Yan, H.*; Shi, Z.; He, B. “Ultilization of synergetic effect of weak interaction sin the design of polymeric sorbents with high sorption selectivity.” J. Chromatog. A 2002, 952, 71-78.

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1) Liu, J.; Liu, G.; Yan, H.*; Cheng, X.; He, B.; Jiang, G.; Yang, G. “Desalination of mixture of amino acids and salts with ion exchange resin.” Lizi Jiaohuan Yu Xifu 2000, 16, 521-527.