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Welcome to the F. Y. KWONG Research Group! Research in the KWONG Laboratory is focused on the advanced development of tailor-made catalysts and its application in cross-coupling reactions for organic synthesis. Prof. Kwong has expanded the methodologies for phosphine ligand design, and in the process built a library of such catalysts, thus providing a resource which can be used by the wider academic community and industry.




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Our Group Highlights/ News

Publication: Assembly of Furazan-Fused Quinolines via an Expeditious Metal-Free [2+2+1] Radical Tandem Cyclization Process

Aug 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Guobo DENG and colleagues on the publication of the synthesis of Furazan-Fused Quinolines. Read more about this publication in Organic Letters. (Updated: Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 6520-6524).




Publication: Cascade Lactonization/Benzannulation of Propargylamines with Dimethyl 3-Oxoglutarate for Modular Assembly of Hydroxylated/ Arene-Functionalized Benzo[c]chromen-6-ones

Aug 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Xinwei HE and colleagues on the publication of the synthesis of hydroxylated/ functionalized benzo[c]chromen-6-ones. Read more about this publication in Organic Letters. (Updated: Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 6455–6460).




Publication: A cascade double 1,4-addition/intramolecular annulation strategy for expeditious assembly of unsymmetrical dibenzofurans

Mar 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Xinwei HE and colleagues on the publication of the assembly of unsymmetrical dibenzofurans. Read more about this publication in Communications Chemistry. (Updated: Commun. Chem. 2021, 4, 42).




Publication: Design of Benzimidazolyl Phosphines Bearing Alterable P,​O or P,​N-​Coordination: Synthesis, Characterization, and Insights into Their Reactivity

Mar 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Pearl CHOY and colleagues on the publication of the newly developed benzimidazolyl Phosphine Ligands and its applications. Read more about this publication in Organometallics. (Updated: Organometallics 2021, 40, 2265-2271).




Publication: A DMAP-Catalyzed Annulation Approach for Modular Assembly of Furan-Fused Chromenes

Dec 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Xinwei HE and colleagues on the publication of the synthesis of Furan-fused chromenes using a DMAP-catalyzed reaction. Read more about this publication in Organic Letters. (Updated: Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 9444-9449).




Publication: Recent Explorations of Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective Aromatic Extension Processes

Nov 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Qingyang ZHAO and colleagues on the publication of the review about Pd-catalyzed aromatic extension reaction. Read more about this publication in Tetrahedron Letters. (Updated: Tetrahedron Lett. 2020, 62, 152670).




Publication: Palladium-catalyzed Monoarylation of Arylhydrazines with Aryl Tosylates

Sept 2020: Congratulations to Ms. Yange Huang, Dr. Pearl Choy and colleagues on the publication of the synthesis of new phosphine ligand and its application in regioselective arylation of arylhydrazines. Read more about this publication in Journal of Organic Chemistry. (Updated: J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 14664-14673).




Publication: Rapid Access of Alkynyl and Alkenyl Coumarins via a Dipyridinium Methylide and Propargylamine Cascade Reaction

Aug 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Xinwei HE and colleagues on the publication of the synthesis of alkynyl coumarins using a DMAP-catalyzed cascade reaction. Read more about this publication in Organic Letters. (Updated: Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 7348–7352).




Patent: 中國專利 CN107459533B "苯并咪唑-吲哚骨架的膦配体及其制备方法和应用"

Jun 2020: Congratulations to Dr. DS Lee and Dr. Pearl Choy! 經國家知識產權局進行審查後, 正式授予專利權予"苯并咪唑-吲哚骨架的膦配体及其制备方法和应用" ,中國專利號:CN107459533B.



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Room G56, Department of Chemistry, Ma Lin Building,
Science Centre South Block, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Email: fykwong@cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: +(852) 3943 6257 (office); +(852) 3943 1173 (laboratory)