Professor Hung Kay LEE(李鴻基教授)

Associate Professorppl---lhk

location Room 261 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 6331












1995 Ph.D. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1990 B.Sc. The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Since 2003 Associate Professor,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1997-2003 Assistant Professor,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1995-1997 Postdoctoral Scholar,
California Institute of Technology


Research Interests

1. Synthesis, structural characterization, and reactivity studies of amidometal complexes.
2. Design of structural and functional mimics to the active sites of various metalloproteins.


Representative Publications

1. S. Yao, D. Y. S. Tam, P. S. Cheung, C.-K. Lam, P. Guo, S. L. Lam and H. K. Lee:
“Cobalt(II) Amido Complexes Derived from a Monodentate Arylamido Ligand Featuring a Highly Electron-withdrawing C6F5 Substituent”,
Dalton Trans., Vol. 44, pp. 17950–17959 (2015).
2. K. W. Ku, C. W. Au, H.-S. Chan and H. K. Lee:
“Divalent Europium and Ytterbium Complexes Supported by a Bulky 2-Pyridyl Amido Ligand: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity Studies”
Dalton Trans. Vol. 42, pp. 2841–2852 (2013).
3. S. Yao, H.-S. Chan, C.-K. Lam and H. K. Lee:
“Synthesis, Structure and Reaction Chemistry of Samarium(II), Europium(II) and Ytterbium(II) Complexes of the Unsymmetrical Benzamidinate Ligand [PhC(NSiMe3)(NC6H3Pri2–2,6)]–”
Inorg. Chem., Vol. 48, pp. 9936–9946 (2009).
4. H. Y. Au-Yeung, C. H. Lam, C.-K. Lam, W.-Y. Wong and H. K. Lee:
“Unusual Iron(II) and Cobalt(II) Complexes Derived from Monodentate Arylamido Ligands”
Inorg. Chem., Vol. 46, pp. 7695–7697 (2007).
5. S. V. Pavlova, H. L. To, E. S. H. Chan, H.-W. Li, T. C. W. Mak, H. K. Lee and S. I. Chan:
“Synthesis, Structure and Dioxygen Reactivity of a Bis(μ–iodo)dicopper(I) Complex Supported by the [N–(3,5–di–tert–butyl–2–hydroxybenzyl)–N,N–di–(2–pyridylmethyl)]amine Ligand”,
Dalton Trans., pp.2232–2242 (2006).
6. H. K. Lee, T. S. Lam, C.-K. Lam, H.-W. Li and S. M. Fung:
“Synthesis and Structural Characterisation of Divalent Transition Metal Complexes Containing an Unsymmetrical Benzamidinate Ligand”,
New J. Chem., Vol. 27, pp. 1310–1318 (2003).
7. S. C. F. Kui, H.-W. Li and H. K. Lee:
“Cerium(III) and Neodymium(III) Amides Derived from a Chelating 2–Pyridyl Amido Ligand”,
Inorg. Chem., Vol. 42, pp. 2824–2826 (2003).
8. Y.-L. Wong, D. K. P. Ng and H. K. Lee:
“New Chloro, μ-oxo, and Alkyl Derivatives of Dioxomolybdenum(VI) and –Tungsten(VI) Complexes Chelated with N2O Tridentate Ligands: Synthesis and Catalyitc Activties toward Olefin Epoxidation”,
Inorg. Chem ., Vol. 41, pp. 5276-5285 (2002).
9. X.-M. Zhang, M.-L. Tong, M.-L. Gong, H. K. Lee, L. Luo, K. F. Li, Y.-X. Tong and X.-M. Chen:
“Syntheses, Crystal Structures, and Physical Properties of Dinuclear Copper(I) and Tetranuclear Mixed-valence Copper(I, II) Complexes with Hydroxylated Bipyridyl-like Ligands”,
Chem. Eur. J. , Vol. 8 (14), pp. 3187-3194 (2002).
10. Q.-M. Wang, H. K. Lee and T. C. W. Mak:
“A Mixed-valent Silver(I, II) Complex Containing a Self-assembled Silver(I) Cluster Dimer with Encapsulated Acetylide Dianion”,
New J. Chem. , Vol. 26, pp. 513-515 (2002).
11. S.-L. Zheng, M.-L. Tong, S.-D. Tan, Y. Wang, J.-X. Shi, Y.-X. Tong, H. K. Lee and X.-M. Chen:
“Syntheses, Structures, and Properties of Three Novel Coordination Polymers of Silver(I) Aromatic Carboxylates with Hexamethylenetetramine Exhibiting Unique Metal-π Interaction”,
Organometallics , Vol. 20, 5319-5325 (2001).
12. H. K. Lee, C. H. Lam, S.-L. Li, Z.-Y. Zhang and T. C. W. Mak:
“Low-Valent Chemistry of Cobalt Amide. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Cobalt(II) Amido, Aryloxide, and Thiolate Compounds”,
Inorg. Chem. , Vol. 40, pp. 4691-4695 (2001).
13. X.-M. Zhang, M.-L. Tong, H. K. Lee and X.-M. Chen:
“The First Noncluster Vanadium(IV) Coordination Polymers: Solvothermal Syntheses, Crystal Structure, and Ion Exchange”,
Journal of Solide State Chemistry , Vol. 160, pp. 118-122 (2001).
14. H. K. Lee, Y.-L. Wong, Z.-Y. Zhou, Z.-Y. Zhang, D. K. P. Ng and T. C. W. Mak:
“Synthesis and Structures of Dioxo-Mo(VI) and –W(VI) Amides”,
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. , pp. 539-544 (2000).
15. A. R. Waldeck, M. H. B. Stowell, H. K. Lee , S.-C. Hung, M. Matsson, L. Hederstedt, B. A. C. Ackrell and S.I. Chan:
“Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Studies of Succinate:Ubiquinone Oxidoreductase from paracoccus denitrificans : I. Evidence for a Magnetic Interaction between the 3Fe-4S Cluster and Cytochrome “,
J. Biol. Chem. , Vol. 272, pp. 19373-19382 (1997).
16. S. M. Musser, M. H. B. Stowell, H. K. Lee, J. N. Rumbley, S. I. Chan:
“Uncompetitive Substrate Inhibition and Noncompetitive Inhibition by 5-n-Undecyl-6-hydroxy-4,7-dioxobenzothiazole (UHDBT) and 2-n-Nonyl-4-hydroxyquinoline-N-oxide (NQNO) is Observed for the Cytochrome bo3 Complex: Implications for a Q(H2)-loop Proton Translocation Mechanism”,
Biochemistry , Vol. 36, pp. 894-902 (1997).
17. W.-P. Leung, H. K. Lee, L.-H. Weng, Z.-Y. Zhou, T. C. W. Mak:
“Synthesis and Structural Characterisation of Mono- and Bi-nuclear Cobalt(II) Alkyls”,
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. , pp. 779-783 (1997).
18. W.-P. Leung, H. K. Lee, L.-H. Weng, B.-S. Luo, Z.-Y. Zhou, T. C. W. Mak:
“Synthesis and Structures of Iron(II) Alkyl and Thiolate Compounds Containing Sterically Hindered -Functionalized Alkyl Ligands”,
Organometallics , Vol. 15, pp. 1785-1792 (1996).