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Welcome to the F. Y. KWONG Research Team! 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

Achievement: Congratulations to Natalie YEE: Best Poster Presentation Award in The 30th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong!

Apr 2024: The awardees were selected by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from six universities. Natalie was awarded the "Best Poster Presentation Award". Again, congratulations to Natalie.

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Publication: Application of indole-based monophosphine in ppm level Pd-catalyzed C–N bond formation

Apr 2024: Congratulations to Herman, Wyman & Pearl on the publication of the Pd-catalyzed amination with low catalyst loading down to ppm level. Read more about this publication in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. (Updated: J. Organomet. Chem. 2024, 1011, 123124).

Publication: Oxidative spirolactonisation for modular access of γ-spirolactones via a radical tandem annulation pathway

Feb 2024: Congratulations to Jindian & Pearl on the publication of the synthesis of γ-spirolactones. Read more about this publication in Chinese Chemical Letters.

Achievement: Congratulations to Professor Michael KWONG: Funded by 2023/24 NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme!

Nov 2023: The NSFC/RGC JRS supports research proposals jointly submitted by mainland and Hong Kong researchers. The JRS aims to promote collaboration between researchers and research teams in Hong Kong and the mainland by complementing the existing strengths of b oth sides. Prof. KWONG and Prof. XU from Hangzhou Normal University are funded by NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme with the project title "The Development of Palladium Catalyst Systems for Catalytic Construction of Quaternary Carbon/Silicon-Stereogenic Centers".

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Again, congratulations to Prof. KWONG and Prof. XU. Read more about this funding: CUHK Press Releases.

Publication: Cascade Annulation Strategy for Expeditious Assembly of Hydroxybenzo[c]chromen-6-ones and Their Photophysical Property Studies

Nov 2023: Congratulations to Xinwei & Pearl on the publication of the synthesis of hydroxybenzo[c]chromen-6-ones. Read more about this publication in Journal of Organic Chemistry. (Updated: J. Org. Chem. 2023, 88, 16609-16620).

Achievement: Congratulations to Professor Michael KWONG: World's Top 2% Scientist according to Stanford citation ranking!

Oct 2023: According to metrics compiled by Stanford University, Prof. Kwong is listed among the top 2% of the world's most highly cited scientists, reflecting the high academic standard of our research tema's excellent research performance. Again, congratulations to Prof. Kwong. Read more about this ranking: Elsevier official webpage.

Event: Welcome our new PhD students

Aug-Oct 2023: Welcome our new members: Jenny (CUHK), Xiurong (Imperial College); Xiaotong (HKU) and Xiaozhou (SUSTech)!!

Event: Congratulations to Yange & Wyman for their PhD Graduation

Jul & Aug 2023: Congratulations to Yange and Wyman for their PhD graduation!!!

Publication: Recent Expedition in Pd- and Rh-Catalyzed C(Ar)−B Bond Formations and Their Applications in Modern Organic Syntheses

Sept 2023: Congratulations to Pearl & Wyman on the publication of Chemistry - An Asian Journal. Read more about this publication in Chemistry - An Asian Journal. (Updated: Chem. Asian J. 2023, e202300649).

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Contact Us

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)