Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
– for the advancement of science in developing countries
Member of Hong Kong Academy of Sciences
Room 164 Science Centre
(852) 3943 6329
|B.Sc.||The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|Ph.D.||University College London|
|D.Sc.||University of London|
|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|
|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|
Honors and Awards
|2022||Honorary Fellowship (榮譽院士), The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|2022||50-year Membership, American Chemical Society|
|Since 2015||Member of Hong Kong Academy of Sciences|
|Since 2004||Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries|
|1999-2000||Croucher Senior Research Fellowship, The Croucher Foundation (Hong Kong)|
|Since 1999||Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences|
|1997||2nd Class National Natural Science Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, China|
|Since 2022||Member of the International Advisory Board, Chemistry, An Asian Journal|
|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||Honorary Advisor to the Editorial Board, Heterocycles|
|2006-2021||Member of the Editorial Board, Chemistry, An Asian Journal|
|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|
|Chartered Chemist (C.Chem.), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)|
|Member, American Chemical Societ|
|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  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., Vol. 59, pp 19929-19933 (2020). <https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202009255>.