Professor Kin Shing CHAN(陳建成教授)

Emeritus Professor

location Room 359 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 6376









1981 B.Sc. University of Hong Kong
1986 Ph.D. University of Chicago



Since 2019 Emeritus Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2002–2019 Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1996–2002 Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1990–1996 Lecturer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1989–1990 Associate Professor, National Taiwan University
1986–1989 Research Associate, University of Chicago


Research Interests

1. Catalytic Carbon-carbon bond activation by transition metal complexes
2. Green Chemistry


Representative Publications

1. C. T. To, K. S. Chan
“Selective Aliphatic Carbon–Carbon Bond Activation by Rhodium Porphyrin Complexes” Acc. Chem. Res. 2017. 50, 1702–1711.
2. C. T. To, K. S. Choi, K. S. Chan
“Catalytic Carbon-Carbon σ-Bond Hydrogenation with Water Catalyzed by Rhodium Porphyrins”
J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012, 134, 11388-11391.
3. K. S. Choi, T. H. Lai, S. Y. Lee, K. S. Chan
“Reduction of Rhodium(III) Porphyrin Hydroxide to Rhodium(II) Porphyrin”
Organometallics 2011, 30, 2633-2635.
4. S. Y. Lee, T. H. Lai, K. S. Choi, K. S. Chan
“Room Temperature Selective Aliphatic Carbon–Carbon Bond Activation and Functionalization of Ethers by Rhodium(II) Porphyrin”
Organometallics 2011, 30, 3691-3693.
5. Y. W. Chan, K. S. Chan
“Metalloradical-Catalyzed Aliphatic Carbon-Carbon Activation of Cyclooctane”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 6920-6922.


Professional Activities

Member, American Chemical Society