Kunlong graduated from Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology in 2019. The same year, he joined the research group of Professor Xu Liwen and Professor Cao Jian of Hangzhou Normal University. In 2022, he completed his master's research, mainly studying transition metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction from C-X and Si-X bonds. In 2022, he began PhD studies at the University of Lyon (UCBL). He joined the SCORE team (ICBMS) under the guidance of Dr Maurice Médebielle and Dr Jérémy Merad.
His research focuses on merging organocatalysis with photoredox catalysis/electrochemistry to design original transformations. He is particularly interested in developing new approaches to generate isothiouronyl radical cations by single-electron transfers and exploring their use as catalysts in covalent radical catalysis.
Stereo-divergent synthesis of silyl-enyne via palladium-catalyzed coupling of alkynes and iodosilanes. Song K.-L.; Wu B.; Gan W.-E.; Zeng Y.; Zhang Y.-J.; Cao J.* and Xu L.-W.* Org. Chem. Front., 2022, 9, 3718-3722.
Palladium-catalyzed gaseous CO-free carbonylative C–C bond activation of cyclobutanones. Song K.-L.; Wu B.; Gan W.-E.; Yang W.-C.; Chen X.-B.; Cao J.* and Xu L.-W.* Org. Chem. Front., 2021, 8, 3398-3403.
Pd-Catalyzed Enantioselective Tandem C–C Bond Activation/Cacchi Reaction between Cyclobutanones and o-Ethynylanilines. Yang W.-C.; Chen X.-B.; Song K.-L.; Wu B.; Gan W.-E.; Zheng Z.-J.; Cao J.* and Xu L.-W.* Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 1309-1314.
Palladium-Catalyzed C—C Bond Activation/Suzuki Reaction of Methylenecyclobutanes. Chen X.-B.; Li L.; Yang W.-C.; Song K.-L.; Wu B.; Gan W.-E.; Cao J.*; Xu L.-W*. Chin. J. Chem., 2021, 39, 1611-1615.