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Prof. Henry N.C. WONG

CChem FRSC
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Research Professor
Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
- for the advancement of science in developing countries
Member of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong


location Room 164 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 7607 / (852) 3943 6329
Email hncwong@cuhk.edu.hk


Education

B.Sc. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ph.D University College London
D.Sc. University of London

Position

Since 2018
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Since 2018
Research Professor, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Since 2014
Head, 
New Asia College, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2012-2018
Dean of Science, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2009-2013
Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2002-2010
Head, 
New Asia College, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1996-2018
Professor of Chemistry, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1992-1996
Reader, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1988-1992
Senior Lecturer, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1983-1988
Lecturer, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1982-1983
Lecturer, 
Hong Kong Polytechnic
1980-1982
Associate Research Fellow, 
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 
The Chinese Academy of Sciences
1978-1980
Ramsay Memorial Fellow, 
University College London
1976-1978
Postdoctoral Fellow, 
Harvard University

Research Interests

  1. Syntheses and studies of non-natural molecules and naturally occurring molecules.
  2. Use of furans in organic synthesis.

Professional Activities

Since 2016
Member of the International Advisory Board,
Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters
Since 2015 Honorary Secretary of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong
Since 1999
Chairman, 
Management Committee, 
Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis
1999-2000
Croucher Senior Research Fellow
Since 2000
Secretary-General of the International Advisory Committee, 
International Symposia Series for Chinese Organic Chemists
2003-2016
Senior Referee of the Regional Editorial Office (Shanghai), 
Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters
Since 2005
Member of the Advisory Board, 
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Since 2006
Member of the Editorial Board, 
Chemistry, An Asian Journal
Chemistry, An Asian Journal
Since 2006 Honorary Advisor to the Editorial Board, Heterocycles
Since 2007 Member of Reaxys Database Advisory Board
Since 2007 Regional Advising Co-Editor of Synlett
Since 2009 Series Editor of Topics in Current Chemistry

Representative Publications

  1. C.-K. Hau, S.S.-Y. Chui, W. Lu, C.-M. Che, P.-S. Cheng, T.C.W. Mak, Q. Miao, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Thermotropic Liquid Crystals based on 1,8,9,16-Tetrasubstituted Tetraphenylenes and Their Structure-Property Relationship Studies”.
    Chem. Sci., pp 1068-1075 (2011).
  2. X.-S. Xu, Z.-W. Li, Y.-J. Zhang, X.-S. Peng, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Total Synthesis of (±)-Pallambins C and D”.
    Chem. Commun., Vol. 48, pp 8517-8519 (2012).
  3. C. Cheng, Z. Cai, X.-S. Peng, and H.N.C. Wong
    “Enantiomeric Recognition of Amino Acid Salts by Macrocyclic Crown Ethers Derived from Enantiomerically Pure 1,8,9,16-Tetrahydroxytetraphenylenes”.
    J. Org. Chem., Vol. 78, pp 8562-8578 (2013).
  4. X.-D. Xiong, C.-L. Deng, X.-S. Peng, Q. Miao, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Heteroatom-bridged Tetraphenylenes: Synthesis, Structures and Properties”.
    Org. Lett., Vol. 16, pp 3252-3255 (2014).
  5. J.-W. Han, X. Li, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Our Expedition in Eight-membered Ring Compounds: From Planar Dehydrocyclooctenes to Tub-shaped Chiral Tetraphenylenes”.
    Chem. Rec., Vol. 15, pp 107-131 (2015).
  6. J.-X. Chen, J.-W. Han, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Double Helical Oligotetraphenylenes: Synthesis, Structures and Chiroptical Properties”.
    Org. Lett., Vol. 17, pp 4296-4299 (2015).
  7. C.-L. Deng, X.-D. Xiong, D.T.W. Chik, Z. Cai, X.-S. Peng, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Tetraphenylene-based Homooxacalixarenes: Synthesis, Structure, and Complexation with Fullerenes”.
    Chem. Asian J., Vol. 10, pp 2342-2346 (2015).
  8. Z.-H. Jia, Q, Liu, X.-S. Peng, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Iron-catalyzed Cross-coupling of Organolithium Compounds with Organic Halides”.
    Nat. Commun., Vol. 7, 10614 (2016).
  9. X. Li, J.-W. Han, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Palladium-catalyzed Double Ullmann Reaction: A New Approach towards Tetraphenylenes”.
    Asian J. Org. Chem., Vol. 5, pp 74-81 (2016) (Cover Paper).
  10. X.-Y. Shen, X.-S. Peng, and H.N.C. Wong:
    “Total Synthesis of (±)-Gracilioether F”.
    Org. Lett., Vol. 18, pp 1032-1035 (2016)