Welcome to the Zhao group website!

 

 

 

Contacts:

 

Yu (Eugene) Zhao
S5-03-09, Department of Chemistry, NUS
3 Science Drive 3, Singapore, 117543
Tel: (65) 6516 7964 Fax: (65) 6779 1691
Email: zhaoyu@nus.edu.sg

S5-03-10, S5-03-16, S5-04-03, S5-05-11
Department of Chemistry, NUS
3 Science Drive 3, Singapore, 117543
Tel: (65) 6516 2835

 

News:

 

June

Our paper on the alcohol effect on Ir-catalyzed asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of imines (in collaboration with Prof Lan Yu, Chongqing Univ) has been accepted to Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats Huijie and Yao!

 

Dr. Feng Wei joined the group.

May

Our paper on cobalt-catalyzed asymmetric vinylation has been accepted to Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congrats Yuan and Ruizhi!

 

Our paper on diastereodivergent NHC- or chiral amine-catalyzed hetero DA reactions has been accepted to Chemistry, A European Journal. Congrats Ziqiang, Min and Eugene!

April

Yuan successfully defended his PhD thesis, congratulations Dr. Huang!

 

Dr. Song Xiaoxiao joined the group.

 

December

ZHAO Yu received 2016 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award.

ZHAO Yu received 2015 Young Scientist Award from Faculty of Science, NUS.

November

ZHAO Yu received Asian Core Progam Lectureship Awards from Japan and Hong Kong to deliver lectures in 2016.

Our invited paper on Iron-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of imines assisted by an iron-based Lewis acid has been accepted to Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. Congrats Huijie and Teng Wei!

October

Dr. Ni Qijian joined the group.

Dr. Li Wanfang joined the group.

Derek successfully defended his PhD thesis, congratulations Dr. Sim!

August

Weng Cheng joined us to pursue his MS degree.

NG Teng Wei, ONG Jun Yang, LIEW Xi, CHOW Chi Hao Eugene, TAN Li Hong and QUACH Thanh Truong David joined the group for their final year honours project.

Our paper on cobalt-catalyzed allylation of heterobicyclic alkenes has been accepted to Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats Yuan, Chao, Yee Xin and Ruizhi!

June

Our paper on Lewis acid-assisted Iron-catalyzed amination of alcohols has been accepted to Chemical Communications. Congrats Huijie and Teng Wei!

May

Our paper on phase-transfer-catalyzed enantioselective α-hydroxylation of ketones has been accepted to ACS Catalysis. Congrats Derek and Min!

April

Our paper on dynamic kinetic asymmetric amination of alcohols has been accepted to Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congrats Ziqiang, Yao, Raymond and Huijie!

January

Lee Jin Tu Danence joined us to pursue his PhD degree.

Our paper on divergent 3H or 1H pyrrole synthesis has been accepted to Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congrats Jiayu and Panlin!

 

December

ZHAO Yu received Asian Core Progam Lectureship Awards from Taiwan and Thailand to deliver lectures in 2015.

October

Our paper on NHC-catalyzed stereoselective synthesis of e-lactones and spiro-heterocycles has been accepted to Chemical Communications. Congrats Min and Ziqiang!

September

Dr. Monissa PADERES left us to join KU Leuven and P&G in Belgium. Farewell and good luck Monissa!

Dr. ZHANG Yao left us for a faculty position at Liaoning University, China. Farewell and good luck Yao!

August

Dr. LIU Tanglin joined the group.

Our paper on NHC-catalyzed kinetic resolution of BINOL and NOBIN has been accepted to Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats Shenci and Si Bei!

WANG Ya-Nong and HUANG Ruizhi joined us as PhD students.

CHUA Hong Bing Raymond, Lee Si Yi, LEE Yi Xin, SEOW Chwee San Deborah and YAP Wei Jie joined the group for their final year honours project.

June

Dr. SHAO Panlin left us for a faculty position at Chongqing University, China. Farewell and good luck Panlin!

March

Our paper on Ag-catalyzed double [3+2] cyclization of isocyanoacetate with alpha-imino esters has been accepted to Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats Panlin, Jiayu and Yee Ann!

HO Yee Ann moved on to pursue her PhD in Germany. Farewell and good luck Yee Ann!

January

POH Si Bei and LIM Ching Si rejoined us as PhD students.

 

December

Our paper on enantioselective oxidation of 1,2-diols has been accepted to Organic Letters. Congrats Ziqiang, Huijie and Hailong!

November

Our paper on catalytic enantioselective amination of alcohols has been accepted to Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats Yao, Ching Si, Derek and Huijie!

 

ZHAO Yu received Asian Core Progam Lectureship Awards from China and Korea to deliver lectures in 2014.

September

Dr. MA Chao and HO Yee Ann joined the group.

August

TEO Celeste, CHEN Yong Jun and PHAM Yen Linh joined our group for their final year honours project.

YANG Licheng was enrolled for his PhD studies.

July

SIAU Woon Yew graduated with a MS degree and moved on to future studies in Switzerland. Farewell and good luck Woon Yew!

June

Our paper on catalytic stereoselective allylation has been accepted to Chemical Science. Congrats Yuan, Licheng and Panlin!

April

HO Yee Ann was awarded the RSC poster prize during NUS Chemistry Honours students symposium (3 out of 146). Congrats Yee Ann!

An invited highlight article of our work on tertiary alcohol kinetic resolution was accepted to Synlett.

Dr. YAN Hailong started a faculty position at Innovative Drug Research Center, Chongqing University, China. Farewell and good luck Hailong!

January

December

Our paper on tertiary alcohol kinetic resolution has been accepted to Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats Shenci, Si Bei and Woon-Yew!

August

LIAO Jiayu, PAN Huijie and WANG Min joined us as PhD students.

July

LIM Ching Si, POH Si Bei, HO Yee Ann and NG Jie Qi joined the group for their final year honours project.

June

Dr. Allan MACABEO went back to University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, farewell!

May

Dr. YAN Hailong Joined the group.

April

The group settled down in new lab space at S5-03 and S5-04 in April.

Derek SIM, Dr. Allan MACABEO, RONG Ziqiang and YANG Licheng joined the group.

February

Dr. SHAO Panlin Joined the group.

Our invited review chapter on stereoselective synthesis of Z-alkenes has been published in Topics in Current Chemistry.

January

October

The research in the Zhao lab was initiated!

Dr. LU Shenci and HUANG Yuan joined the group.

September

Dr. ZHANG Yao joined the group and helped set up the lab.

August

SIAU Woon Yew joined the group and helped set up the lab.