Pro. Hong Wang Group Page

(Photo taken in June 2022)

Research in our group mainly involves synthetic methodology development, and design and development of novel organic materials with interesting photophysical and optoelectronic, or biological properties. We aim to “use simple to make complicated” in the development of synthetic methodologies, and “make complicated simple” in the design and development of organic materials.


Wang Research Group UNT Twitter: @UntWang



Graduate and Undergraduate positions are available, please contact Dr. Wang for more information



  • Our research interests lie in three different areas:
  • Synthesis and functionalization of π-extended porphyrins More
  • Asymmetric catalysis More
  • One dimensional (1D) and two dimensional (2D) conjugated organic materials More

Recent Publications

  • Jacqkis Davis, Jose Cortes Vazquez, Vladimir N. Nesterov, Weiwei Luo and Hong Wang*, “Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling Reactions Catalyzed by Sc(OTf)3 and Ambient Air: Reactivity of α-Enaminone toward Donor-Acceptor”, submitted to ACS Catalysis, 2022.
  • Austen Moss, Dustin E. Nevonen, Yi Hu, Vladimir N. Nesterov, Viktor Nemykin* and Hong Wang*, “Unsymmetrical Pentacene- and Pentacenequinone-Fused Porphyrins: Understanding the Effect of Cross- and Linear-Conjugation”, ACS Phys. Chem. Au, 2022. PDF
  • Jacqkis Davis, Mojgan Gharaee, Chamini V. Karunaratne, Jose Cortes Vazquez, Mikayla Haynes, Weiwei Luo, Vladimir N. Nesterov, Thomas Cundari* and Hong Wang,* “Asymmetric Synthesis of Chromans through Bifunctional Enamine-Metal Lewis Acid Catalysis”, Chem. Eur. J., in press, 2022. PDF
  • Austen Moss, Youngwoo Jang, Jacob Arvidson, Vladimir N. Nesterov, Francis D’Souza* and Hong Wang*, “Aromatic Heterobicycle-Fused Porphyrins: Impact on Aromaticity and Excited State Electron Transfer Leading to Long-Lived Charge Separation”, Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 9880 – 9890. Highlighted in Inside Cover Page.

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Recent News

  • August 2022: Spenser Washburn is selected as invitee for Sci-Mix event at ACS Fall 2022 National Meeting
  • August 2022: Courtney Cooper won an ACS travel award for ACS Fall 2022 National Meeting
  • July 2022: Congratulations to Dr. Jacqkis Davis! We wish you the best at Laticrete.

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