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Erik J. Sorensen——Professor

School of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Tianjin University
School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
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Education Experience
1995 Ph. D. University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
1995 Postdoctoral Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA
Professional Experience
Research Area

The research in the group of Sorensen encompasses the areas of a) organic chemistry: rapid formation of molecular complexity in biologically active natural product synthesis, b) Innovative methods and strategies for chemical synthesis, c) Design and synthesis of candidates for antibiotic development efforts, and d) New concepts for complex synthesis featuring C–H activation methods.


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Highlighted Publications
Siler, D. A.; Mighion, J.D.; Sorensen, E. J. An Enantiospecific Synthesis of Jiadifenolide. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 5332.
Choi, J.; Park, H.; Yoo, H. J.; Kim, S.; Sorensen, E. J.; Lee, C. Tandem Diels−Alder and Retro-Ene Reactions of 1‑Sulfenyl- and1‑Sulfonyl-1,3-dienes as a Traceless Route to Cyclohexenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9918.
Sorensen, E. J. Organic synthesis: A biochemical messenger made easily. Nature 2012, 489, 214.
Jimin K. J.; Schneekloth, J. S., Jr.; Sorensen, E. J. A chemical synthesis of 11-methoxy mitragynine pseudoindoxyl featuring the interrupted Ugi reaction. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 2849.
Lotesta, S. D.; Liu, J.; Yates, E. V.; Krieger, I.; Sacchettini, J. C.; Freundlich, J. S.; Sorensen, E. J. Expanding the pleuromutilin class of antibiotics by de novo chemical synthesis. Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 1258.
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