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Publication: Recent Expedition in Pd-Catalyzed Sonogashira Coupling and Related Processes

Dec 2022: Congratulations to Pearl & KB on the publication of Chinese Journal of Chemistry. Read more about this publication in Chinese Journal of Chemistry.




Publication: Facile Assembly of Modular-Type Phosphines for Tackling Modern Arylation Processes

Dec 2022: Congratulations to Wyman & Pearl on the publication of Accounts of Chemical Research. Read more about this publication in Accounts of Chemical Research. (Updated: Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, 55, 3688-3705).


Dec 2022: Congratulations to Pearl & Wyman. The publication of Accounts of Chemical Research was chosen as Cover Art by the editor for Vol. 55, Issue 24 of Acc. Chem. Res. Read more about the cover art here ).




Achievement: Congratulations to Wyman TSE: Best Oral Presentation Award in The 29th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong!

Nov 2022: The awardees were selected by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from six universities. A 20 minutes oral presentation, which was followed by a 5 minutes question-and-answer session was given by Wyman and he was awarded the "Best Oral Presentation Award (Third Prize)". Again, congratulations to Wyman.




Event: The 29th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong

Nov 2022: The 29th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong will be held on 12 November 2022 (SAT). Welcome to join it through the ZOOM. Read more about this symposium in official website.




Publication: An expeditious FeCl3-catalyzed cascade 1,4-conjugate addition/annulation/1,5-H shift sequence for modular access of all-pyrano-moiety-substituted chromenes

Nov 2022: Congratulations to Xinwei & Pearl on the publication of the synthesis of all-pyrano-moiety-substituted chromenes. Read more about this publication in Chemical Science. (Updated: Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 13617-13622).




Event: RSC Talk: Lectures on Modern Chemistry 2022

Sept 2022: Prof. Kwong will give an on-line lecture for senior secondary school students (S.4-S.6) on 28/10/2022 to broaden their knowledge in chemistry. It is hoped that this lecture will expose students to the frontier of chemical research as well as to the applications of chemistry in daily lives. The lecture topic is "Innovation Catalysis: 4 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry within 20 Years". Welcome to join it through the ZOOM. Read more about this lecture in CUHK, Department of Chemistry .




Publication: A Metal-Free and Redox-Neutral Benzylic C–O Cyclization for Succinct Access of Helical Chromenes

Sept 2022: Congratulations to Tianyi, KB, Ronglin & Xinwei on the publication of the synthesis of helical chromenes. Read more about this publication in Organic Letters. (Updated: Org. Lett. 2022, 24 6805-6809).




Publication: Atropisomeric Phosphine Ligands Bearing C–N Axial Chirality: Applications in Enantioselective Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Towards the Assembly of Tetra-ortho-Substituted Biaryls

Aug 2022: Congratulations to KB, Ronglin & Charlie on the publication of asymmetric catalysis using specially designed chiral carbazolyl-based phosphine ligand. Read more about this publication in Journal of the American Chemical Society. (Updated: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144 14864-14873).


Aug 2022: Congratulations. This article is highlighted in "Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications"; 2022-08-17; ;. Read more about this highlight in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 14403. ("Phosphine Ligands Featuring C–N Axial Chirality").


Aug 2022: Congratulations. This article is highlighted in X-mol, 2022-08-25; "具有阻转异构现象的碳−氮轴手性膦配体应用于构建邻位四取代联芳基的不对称Suzuki偶联反应". Read more about this highlight in X-mol. (https://www.x-mol.com/news/781408).




Achievement: Congratulations to Professor Michael KWONG: Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award!

Jul 2022: The Faculty of Science would like to pay tribute to faculty members for their quality teaching with Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award. Again, congratulations to Prof. Kwong.




Publication: Palladium-Catalyzed Direct C-H Olefination of Polyfluoroarenes with Alkenyl Tosylates

Jun 2022: Congratulations to Natalie, Rufus and Wyman on the publication of the Pd-catalyzed C-H olefination. Read more about this publication in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. (Updated: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, e202200288).




Book Chapter: trans-Bis(acetato)bis[o-(di-o-tolylphosphino)benzyl]dipalladium(II) (Herrmann–Beller Catalyst)

Apr 2022: Congratulations to Pearl on the book chapter of the Herrmann–Beller Catalyst. Read more about this book chapter in Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. Read more here ( https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/047084289X.rn02425).




Publication: Palladium-Catalyzed Miyaura Borylation of Overly Crowded Aryl Chlorides Enabled by a Complementary Localized/Remote Steric Bulk of Ligand Chassis

Mar 2022: Congratulations to Wyman and Ronglin on the publication of the Pd-catalyzed borylation of sterically hindered ArCl. Read more about this publication in ACS Catalysis. (Updated: ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 3507-3515).


Mar 2022: Congratulations. This article is highlighted in X-mol, 2022-03-17; "精准调控远/近位阻互补的膦配体实现钯催化大位阻氯代芳烃的Miyaura硼化". Read more about this news in X-mol. (https://www.x-mol.com/news/753500).




Publication: N-Difluoromethylation of N-Pyridyl-Substituted Anilines with Ethyl Bromodifluoroacetate

Feb 2022: Congratulations to Jindian and Pearl on the publication of difluoromethylation reaction. Read more about this publication in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. (Updated: Org. Biomol. Chem. 2022, 20, 1883-1887).




Publication: Recent advances in rhodium-catalysed cross-dehydrogenative-coupling between two C(sp2)-H bonds

Feb 2022: Congratulations to Elaine, Pearl and colleagues on the publication of Rh-catalyzed CDC reaction. Read more about this publication in Organic Chemistry Frontier. (Updated: Org. Chem. Front. 2022, 9, 1992-2012).




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

Oct 2021: 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.




Patent: 中國專利 CN106588983B "咔唑基膦配体、及其制备方法和应用"

Oct 2021: Congratulations to Dr. FU! 經國家知識產權局進行審查後, 正式授予專利權予"咔唑基膦配体、及其制备方法和应用" ,中國專利號:CN106588983B.




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).





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