Professor Henry Nai Ching WONG(黃乃正教授)

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 Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

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
2014-2020 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. Iron-catalyzed carbon-carbon cross-coupling reactions employing organolithium reagents.
3. The use of tetraphenylenes as building blocks in supramolecular chemistry

 

Professional Activities

Since 2016 Member of the International Advisory Board, Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters
Since 2015 Honorary Secretary of Hong Kong Academy of Sciences
Since 1999 Chairman, Management Committee, Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis
1999-2000 Croucher Senior Research Fellow
2000-2018 Secretary-General of the International Advisory Committee, International Symposia Series for Chinese Organic Chemists
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
Since 2006 Honorary Advisor to the Editorial Board, Heterocycles
2007-2020 Member of Reaxys Database Advisory Board
2000-2010 Member of the Advisory Board, European Journal of Organic Chemistry
2003-2012 Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Communications
2005-2012 Member of the International Advisory Board, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
2007-2019 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, Z. Li,  X.-S. Peng, and H.N.C. Wong:
“Quasi-planar Diazadithio and Diazadiseleno [8] circulenes: Synthesis, Structures and Properties”.
Org. Chem. Front, Vol. 4, pp 682-687 (2017).
5. X. L. Lu, M.-Y. ; Lyu, X.-S. Peng, and H.N.C. Wong:
“Gold(I)-catalyzed Tandem Cycloisomerization of 1,5-enyne Ethers via Hydride Transfer”.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Vol. 57, pp 11365-11368 (2018).
6. Z. Zhong, Z.-Y. Wang, S.-F. Ni, L. Dang, H.-K. Lee, X.-S. Peng, and H.N.C. Wong:
“Ligand-free Iron-catalyzed Carbon(sp2)-Carbon(sp2) Oxidative Homo-coupling of Alkenylllithiums”.
Org. Lett., Vol. 21, pp 700-704 (2019).
7. X.-L. Lu, M. Shannon, X.-S. Peng, and , and H.N.C. Wong:
“Stereospecific Iron-catalyzed Carbon(sp2)-Carbon(sp2) Cross-coupling with Alkyllithium and Alkenyl Iodides”.
Chem. Asian J., Vol. 10, pp 2342-2346 (2019).
8. A. Mirzaei, X.-S. Peng, and and H.N.C. Wong:
“PtCl2-catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 1,8-Enynes: Synthesis of Tetrahydropyridine Species”.
Org. Lett., Vol. 21, pp 3795-3798 (2019)
9. Y.-G. Zhou, H.N.C. Wong, and X.-S. Peng:
“Total Synthesis of (–)-Deoxoapodine, (–)-Kopsifoline D, and (–)-Beninine”.
J. Org. Chem., Vol. 85, pp 967-976 (2020)
10. M.-Y. Lyu, Z. Zhong, V.K.-Y. Lo, H.N.C. Wong, and X.-S. Peng:
“Total Synthesis of Cryptotrione”.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., <https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202009255>.