LAB NEWS

2019

  • Nov - The paper on Pyrenediones as Versatile Photocatalysts for Oxygenation Reactions with in situ Generation of Hydrogen Peroxide under Visible Light has been accepted in Green Chemistry. Congrats,  Haidi! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Yuannian, Xin Yang, Dong Liang, and Prof. Dejian Huang (NUS).

  • Oct - We sincerely thank Dr. Jia Penghao for her contribution. We wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavours and hope that she will have a successful career in Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Farewell, and best of luck!

  • Dr. Tang Xinxin (Ph.D. with Prof. Huang Zheng at Shanghai institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences),  joined us as Postdoc Fellows. Welcome, Xinxin !!!

  • Sept - The paper on Neutral‐Asymmetric Synthesis of 1,4‐Dicarbonyl Compounds from Aldehydes via the Marriage of Hydrogen Atom Transfer Photocatalysis with Chiral Lewis Acid Catalysis has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats, Yulong, Kai Wang, and Xiangcheng! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Xiaoqiang, and Prof. Eric Meggers (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany).

  • Sept - We sincerely thank Dr. Wengang for his contribution to our lab. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavours and hope that he will have a successful career in China University of Petroleum (Qingdao/Huangdao). Farewell, and best of luck!

  • Sept - Mr. Li Qingyao (BS at Zhejiang University), Mr. Wang Mu (BS at Peking University), Mr. Shi Xiangcheng (MS at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Mr. Yuan Ye (MS at Fuzhou University), and Ms. Tang Haidi (MS at University of Science and Technology of China) joined the group as Ph.D. students. Welcome!

  • Jul - The paper on Neutral‐Eosin‐Y‐Photocatalyzed Silane Chlorination Using Dichloromethane has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats, Xuanzi, Tingting, Wengang, and Jin Da! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Xiao Ping, Zeqing, Xiaojuan, Prof. Su Hongmei, Prof. Cui Ganglong, and Prof. Fang Weihai (Beijing Normal University, China).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jul - The paper on Visible-Light Mediated Deuteration of Silanes with Deuterium Oxide has been accepted in Chemical Science. Congrats, Dr. Zhou Rong, Jie-sheng, Han Wen, Rachel, Zhan Gu and Zhaomin! 

  • Jun - The paper on Photoinduced Divergent Alkylation/Acylation of Pyridine N-Oxides with Alkynes under Anaerobic and Aerobic Conditions has been accepted in Organic Letters. Congrats, Jin-Hui and Wenbin! 

  • Apr - The paper on Color Patterning of Luminescent Perovskites via Light‐Mediated Halide Exchange with Haloalkanes has been accepted in Advanced Materials. Congrats, Wenbin, Ying-Chieh (Prof. Tan Zhi-Kuang) ,  Wang Tian (Prof. Tan Zhi-Kuang), and Jun De Andrew Ng (Prof. Tan Zhi-Kuang)! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Prof. Tan Zhi-Kuang, and Prof. K. H. Khoo (Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore).

  • Mar - Prof. Wu was interviewed by Synform - Yong Career Focus (from Prof. Matteo Zanda), Congratulations! The full interview can be found here.

2018

  • Nov - The paper on Metal-salen molecular cages as efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalysts for cycloaddition of CO2 with epoxides at ambient conditions has been accepted in Chemical Science. Congrats, Chee Koon! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Lin Ting Ting and Luo He-Kuan (IMRE, Singapore), and Prof. T. S. Andy Hor (The University of Hong Kong, China).

 

 

  • Nov - Prof. Wu has been chosen as one of "Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardees" in 2019 by editorial boards of Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts. Congratulations!

  • Nov - Our paper on Continuous Amination of Aryl/Heteroaryl Halides Using Aqueous Ammonia in a Teflon AF-2400 Tube-in-Tube Micro-Flow Reactor has been accepted in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. Congrats, Chengwen! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Dr. Zhang Ping (Novartis).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Nov - Our paper on Photo-Induced Decarboxylative Heck-Type Coupling of Unactivated Aliphatic Acids and Terminal Alkenes in the Absence of Sacrificial Hydrogen Acceptors has been accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congrats, Cao Hui, Hongyu, and Jeric! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Heming Jiang (Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, China),  and Prof. Xiaogang Liu (NUS).

  • Nov - We sincerely thank Dr. Hou Jing for his contribution to our lab. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavours and hope that he will have a successful career in Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Farewell, and best of luck!!! 

  • Nov - Our paper on Visible-Light-Mediated Metal-Free Difunctionalization of Alkenes with CO2 and Silanes or C(sp3)—H Alkanes has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats, Hou Jing, Aloysius, Cao Hui, Han-Wee and Jin-Hui! 

  • Nov - Prof. Wu attended the 13th International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Aisa (ICCEOCA-13), and won Asian Core Program Lectureship Award from Taiwan and Thailand. Congratulations! 

  • Nov - Our FYP student, Jin Da, won the CRISP Award for AY2017/2018, Best UROPS (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science) Project, from Faculty of Science, NUS. Congratulations!

 

  • Nov - Our paper on Photoredox-Catalysis-Modulated, Nickel-Catalyzed Divergent Difunctionalization of Ethylene has been accepted in Chem. Congrats, Jiesheng and Han Wen! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Luo Yixin and Prof. Lan Yu (Chongqing University).

 

  • Oct - The group's recent progress was highlighted in X-Mol, Congratulations! 

  • Sep - Dr. Wu Jie won the Department Young Chemist Award 2018 from Department of Chemistry @ NUS, congratulations!

  • Aug - We sincerely thank Dr. Deng Hongping for his contribution to our lab. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavours and hope that he will have a successful career in Nanjing Agricultural University. Farewell, and best of luck!!! 

  • Dr. Yan Janming (Ph.D. with Prof. Naohiko Yoshikai at NTU), Dr. Jia Penghao (Ph.D. with Prof. You Huang at Nankai University) joined us as Postdoc Fellows. Welcome, Jianming and  Penghao!!!

  • Jul - Our paper on Micro‐Tubing Reactor‐Assisted Aliphatic C‐H Functionalization Utilizing HCl as the Hydrogen Atom Transfer Catalyst Precursor in Conjunction with an Organo Photoredox Catalyst has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats, Hongping and Zhou Quan! 

  • Jul - Our paper on Photo-induced thiol coupling and C–H activation using nanocrystalline lead-halide perovskite catalysts has been accepted in Catalysis Science & Technology. Congrats, Wenbin! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Ying-Chieh and Prof. Tan Zhi Kuang (NUS).

  • Jul - Our invited review on Recent Development of Photo-Mediated Generation of Silyl Radicals and Their Application in Organic Synthesis has been accepted in ChemPhotoChem. Congrats, Jie-Sheng!

  • Jul - Congratulations! Our undergraduate student, Tan Jin Da, was awarded the best student in the
    Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS) in the Department of Chemistry
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  • May - Our paper on One-Pot Photo-Mediated Giese Reaction/Friedel-Crafts Hydroxyalkylation/Oxidative Aromatization to Access Naphthalene Derivatives from Toluenes and Enones has been accepted in ACS Catalysis. Congrats, Haiwang! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Ma Lishuang, Prof. Fang Weihai, and Prof. Chen Xuebo (Beijing Normal University, China).

 

 

 

 

 

  • May - Our invited paper on recent development of light-mediated carboxylation using CO2 as the feedstock has been accepted in Asian Journal Of Organic Chemistry. Congrats, Hou Jing, and Jie-Sheng.

  • Apr - Our paper on eosin Y as a direct hydrogen atom transfer photocatalyst for the functionalization of C-H bonds has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. This paper has been selected as Hot Topic in Organocatalysis and Photocatalysis​. Congrats, Xuan-Zi, Jia-Wei, Zhou Quan, Hong-Ping, Jin Da , and Cheng-Wen! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Wu Hao-Lin and Prof. Wu Li-Zhu (Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, China), and Dr. Tao Hai-Rong (Beijing Normal University, China).​

  • Apr - Thanks a lot for Dr. Zhou Rong, Mr. Xue Chengwen, Mr. Zhou Quan, Mr. He Mingyang, Ms. Li Lihua, Mr. Feng Hongyu, and Mr. Aloysius Ee. Wishing you the best in the next phase of your career. Farewell, and best of luck!!!

  • Mar - Our paper on visible-light-driven alkyne hydro-/carbocarboxylation using CO2 via iridium/cobalt dual catalysis for divergent heterocycle synthesis has been accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congrats, Hou Jing, Aloysius, and Jin-Hui! Thanks for the wonderful collaboration from Feng Wei and Prof. Zhao Yu (NUS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Mar - Dr. Liu Chengguang (Ph.D. with Prof. Yandong Zhang at Xiamen University), Dr. Kuang Yulong (Ph.D. with Prof. Xiaoming Feng at Sichuan University), and Dr. Xu Wengang (Ph.D. with Prof. Naohiko Yoshikai at Nanyang Technological University) joined us as a Postdoc Fellows. Welcome, Chengguang!

 

  • Feb - Prof Corey Stephenson & Prof Corinna S Schindler visited our lab. Welcome, Corey and Corinna!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jan - Our paper on Utilization of Stop-flow Micro-tubing Reactors for the Development of Organic Transformations has been accepted in Journal of Visualized Experiments, JoVE. Congrats, Ren Wei and Jie Sheng!

 

 

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