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
    .

     

  • 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!

2017

 

  • Nov - Our paper on visible-light-mediated metal-free hydrosilylation of alkenes through selective hydrogen atom transfer for Si-H activation has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats, Zhou Rong,  Yi Yiing, Haiwang, and Lihua! Thanks for collaboration, Prof. Tao Hairong (BNU)!

  • Nov - Prof. Wu attended the 12th International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Aisa (ICCEOCA-12), and wins Asian Core Program Lectureship Award from China.

 

  • Sep - Our paper on photo-induced nickel-catalyzed chemo- and regioselective hydroalkylation of internal alkynes with ether and amide a-hetero C(sp3)-H bonds has been accepted in Journal of The American Chemical Society. Congrats, Hongping and Xuanzi! Thanks for collaboration, Qinghua and Zhihui (NUS)!

  • Aug - Mr. Aloysius Ee and Mr. Lum Yen Shin, Ewan joined the group as FYP students. Welcome, Aloysius and Ewan!

 

  • Aug - Mr. He Mingyang (BS at Tianjin University) and Ms. Li Lihua (BS at Nanjing Tech University) joined the group as Master students. Welcome, Mingyang and Lihua!

 

  • Aug - Mr. Xu Jin hui (MS at Hunan University) joined the group as Ph.D. students. Welcome, Jinhui!

 

  • Apr - Our paper on photoredox promoted metal-free direct alkylation of unfunctionalized allylic/benzylic sp3 C-H bonds via radical cation deprotonation pathway has been accepted in Chemical Science. Congrats, Zhou Rong, Haiwang, and Xingjian! Thanks for the collaboration, Prof. Tao Hairong (Beijing Normal University).

  • Mar - Prof. Wu's previous advisor Prof. T. Alan Hatton (MIT, Department of Chemical Engineering) visited our lab. Welcome to Singapore, Alan!

 

  • Mar - Prof. Wu won the 4th Green & Sustainable Manufacturing Award from GSK-EDB (Co-PIs: Prof. Zhao Yu and Mr. Loong L. W. Daniel). Let's move on and keep the ball rolling!

 

  • Feb - Prof. Wu attended the 3rd International Conference on Molecular & Functional Catalysis 2017 (ICMFC-3) and delivered an invited talk.

 

  • Feb - Our paper on reaction discovery using acetylene gas as the chemical feedstock accelerated by the "stop-flow" micro-tubing reactor system has been accepted in Chemical Science. Congrats, Xue Fei, Hongping, and Chengwen!

  • Feb - Dr. Xu Haisen (PhD with Prof. Wang Wei at Lan Zhou University) joined us as a Postdoc Fellow, whom is co-supervised by Prof. Loh Kian Ping. Welcome, Haisen!

 

  • Jan - Mr. Toh Ren Wei (BS at NUS) joined the group as IPP-supported (Advanced Technology Research Centre, ATREC-Singapore)  PhD students. Welcome, Ren Wei!

 

2016

  • Dec - Prof. Wu attended the International Symposium for Chinese Organic/Inorganic Chemists in Singapore (ISCOC-14&ISCIC-11) and delivered an invited talk.

 

  • Nov -Dr. Hou Jing ( PhD with Prof. Zhou Qilin at Nankai University ) joined the group as a Postdoc Fellow. Welcome, Jing!

 

  • Oct - Our paper on a binary catalyst system of a cationic Ru-CNC pincer complex with an alkali metal salt for selective hydroboration of CO2 has been published in ChemComm. Congrats, Chee Koon!

 

  • Sep - Our invited review paper on reaction screening in continuous-flow reactors has been published in Tetrahedron Letters. Congrats, Dara, Xingjian, and Jiesheng!

 

  • Sep - Dr. Xue Fei left us to join Prof. Tamio Hayashi's group (NTU) as a postdoc fellow. Farewell and good luck, Fei!

 

  • Aug - Mr. Zhou Quan (Soochow University, 3+2 program) and FYP students Mr. Foo Yong Hui, Ms. Yeo Yitong, Ms. Mun Chia Pui Shane, Ms. Lee Jin Ping joined the group. Welcome on board, guys!

 

  • Aug - Mr. Wu Wenbin (MS with Prof. Huang Jing-Mei at South China University of Technology) and Mr. Cao Hui (MS with Prof. Hou Xiufeng at Fudan University) joined the group as Ph.D. students. Welcome, Wenbin and Cao Hui!

 

  • Jul - Ms. Tang Yuanting Karen left us to join IMRE as a research fellow. Farewell and good luck, Karen!  

 

  • Jul - Mr. Yu Xingjian left us to join NUS as a master student. Farewell and good luck, Xingjian!  

 

  • Mar - Xue Fei successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, congratulations, Dr. Xue!  

 

  • Jan - Mr. Farhan Bin Aidiljuined the group as a UROP student. Welcome, Farhan!                                         

 

  • Jan - Mr. Liu Haiwang (MS with Prof. Shen Xinghai at Peking University ) and Ms. Fan Xuanzi (BS at Beijing Normal University) joined the group as Ph.D. students. Welcome, Haiwang and Xuanzi!

 

  • Jan - Dr. Zhou Rong (Ph.D. with Prof. He Zhengjie at Nankai University ) joined the group as a Postdoc Fellow. Welcome, Rong!

 

2015

  • Nov - Mr. Yu Xingjian (B.S. at Sun Yat-sen University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) joined the group as a Research Assistant. Welcome, Xingjian!

 

  • Nov - Mr. Xue Chengwen (B.S. at Soochow University) joined the group as a Research Assistant. Welcome, Chengwen!

 

  • Nov- Ms. Tang Yuanting Karen (B.S. Hons, NTU) joined the group as a master student. Welcome, Karen!

 

  • Oct - Dr. Deng Hongping (Ph.D. with Prof. Shi Min at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry) joined the group as a postdoc fellow. Welcome, Hongping!

 

  • Oct - The Wu group is officially initiated! Our laboratory is located at S15-L5.

 

  • Oct - Mr. Li Jiesheng (B.S. Hons at NUS) transferred from Prof. Yeung Ying Yeung's group as a year 2 Ph.D. student and helped set up the laboratory.

 

  • Sep - Mr. Xue Fei (NUS graduate students) and Ms. Dara Khairunnisa Binte Mohamed (B.S. NTU) transferred from Dr. Zhao Jin and Prof. Andy Hor's group, joined us as Research Assistants and helped set up the laboratory.

  

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