List Of Advisees (Ph.D. and M.Sc.)

National University of Singapore

  1. Ye Weiping (Ph.D., 2006) Chiral Guanidine Catalyzed Michael Reactions 

  2. He Lijuan (M.Sc., 2006, co-supervision) Engineering Aggregates with Chemical Linkers for Tissue Engineering Applications 

  3. Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh (M.Sc., 2006) Functionalization of cellular membrane by cholesterol-dendrimer conjugates

  4. Shen Juan (Ph.D., 2008) Chiral Guanidine Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reactions of Anthrones

  5. Xu Junye (Ph.D., 2008) Tandem Conjugate Addition-Elimination Reactions Promoted by Chiral Pyrrolines

  6. Guan Yanyi (M.Sc., 2008) Pharmaceutically Relevant In Vivo H2S Donors

  7. Loh Wei Tian (M.Sc., 2009) Organocatalytic Conjugate Addition Reactions

  8. Leow Dasheng Jackson (Ph.D., 2009) Chiral Guanidine Catalyzed Enantioselective Protonation Reactions

  9. Soh Ying Teck (Ph.D., 2009) Organocatalytic Reactions of 3-Hydroxy-2-pyrone and N-Arylsulfonyl-3-hydroxy-2-pyridone

  10. Fu Xiao (Ph.D., 2010) Chiral Guanidine and Guanidium Salt Catalyzed Enantioselective Phosphorus-Carbon Bonds Formation Reactions

  11. Zhang Yan (Ph.D., 2010) Guanidine Catalyzed Enantioselective Desymmetrization of meso-Aziridine

  12. Liu Hongjun (Ph.D., 2010) Bronsted Base Catalyzed Enantioselective Isomerisation and Tandem Isomerisation Reactions

  13. Huang Shufen (M.Sc., 2010, co-supervision) Functional and inhibitory studies on cystathionine-Gamma-Lyase (CSE)

  14. Mo Xuejun (Ph.D., 2011, co-supervision) Rapid Construction of Mechanically-Confined Multi-Cellular Structures Using Dendrimeric Inter-Cellular Linker

  15. Wang Jianmin (Ph.D., 2011) Bicyclic guanidine catalyzed enantioselective allylic addition reactions

  16. Zhao Yujun (Ph.D., 2011) Alpha-Fluorinated aromatic ketone as nucleophile in asymmetric organocatalytic C-N and C-C bonds formation reactions.

  17. Ng Tao Tao Magdeline (Ph.D., 2011, co-supervision) Studies of new properties and applications of G-quadruplex DNA

  18. Yang Yuanyong (Ph.D., 2012) Pentanidium-catalyzed hydroxylation of oxindoles with molecular oxygen

  19. Feng Wei (Ph.D., 2012) Brønsted-base Catalyzed Tandem Isomerization Intramolecular-Diels-Alder (IMDA) Reactions - The first enantioselective total synthesis of α-yohimbine

  20. Pan Yuanhang (Ph.D., 2012) Guanidine Catalyzed Enantioselective Mannich Reaction: Towards the Synthesis of β-Amino Acids

  21. Farhana binte Moinodeen (M.Sc., 2012) Pentanidium-catalyzed α-hydroxylation

  22. Kee Choon Wee (Ph.D., 2014) Halogen Chemistry: Bromination and Fluorination via C-H Functionalization and Theoretical Investigation of Halogen Bonding in Catalysis

  23. Zong Lili (Ph.D., 2014) Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Sulfoxides Using Pentanidium Catalysis

  24. Dong Sheng (M.Sc., 2014) The Syntheses of Bis-guanidium Salts and Their Applications in Asymmetric Mukaiyama Type Sn2 Alkylation Reactions

  25. Chen Li (Ph.D., 2016) Bisguanidinium Catalyzed Enantioselective Phase-Transfer Desymmetrizations

Nanyang Technological University

  1. Song Zhijian (M.Sc., 2014) Hydrogen Sulfide Releasing Compounds: Synthesis, Characterization and Anti-cancer effect study

  2. Xue Hansong (M.Sc., 2015) Mechanistic Insights Into Bicyclic Guanidine-Catalyzed Reactions From Microscopic and Macroscopic Perspectives

  3. Chen Wenchao (M.Sc., 2016) Bis-guanidinium Salts Catalyzed Enantioselective Phase-Transfer Alkylations of Cyclic Ketones and Silyl Enol Ethers

  4. Ye Xinyi (M.Sc., 2016) Bisguanidiums Catalyzed Enantioselective Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides 

  5. Teng Bo (Ph.D., 2016) Enantioselective Alkylation Reactions Using Silylamide as BrØnsted Probase

  6. He Wei (Ph.D., 2017) The Study of Halogen Bonding Induced Reactions

  7. Jiang Huan (Ph.D., 2017) Enantioselective Arylation and Vinylation of Allylic Bromides Catalyzed by Guanidinium and Copper(I) Salt

  8. Wang Yang (Ph.D., 2017) Iron Nitrosyl Complexes and Its Applications in Organic Catalysis

  9. Chin Kek Foo (Ph.D., 2017) Enantioselective Epoxidation of Protected Allylic and Homoallyic Amines via Chiral Cationic Ion-Pairing Catalysis 

  10. Cui Xiyang (Ph.D., 2018) Asymmetric Allylic Alkynylation Catalyzed by Guanidine Copper(I) Complex

  11. Ge Yichen (Ph.D., 2018) Copper(I)/Guanidine Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Borylation Reactions 

  12. Yao Zhen (Ph.D., 2018) Phase-transfer catalyzed SRN1 reactions for the construction of vicinal quaternary carbon-carbon bonds

  13. Xu Ban (Ph.D., 2019) Asymmetric Nucleophilic Substitutions to Construct All-carbon Quaternary Stereocenters under PTC Conditions

  14. Ye Xingyi (Ph.D., 2019) Peroxytungstate Anions in Asymmetric Ion Pair Catalyzed Oxidations

  15. Zhang Xin (Ph.D., 2019) Enantioconvergent Halogenophilic Nucleophilic Substitution (SN2X) Reaction by Chiral Phase-Transfer Catalysis

  16. Chen Wenchao (Ph.D., 2020) Enantioselective Addition-alkylation Reactions via Bisguanidinium Silicate Ion Pair Catalysis