Inventing Reactions for
Prof. Gavin Chit Tsui’s research group in Hong Kong
We are a research team in the Department of Chemistry of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Our research program focuses on homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis. We are developing efficient, selective and practical methods for synthesizing value-added organic molecules that could find applications in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and new materials. Research themes in our group include organofluorine chemistry, transition metal-catalyzed reactions, organocatalysis, asymmetric synthesis and catalyst design.
Ph.D. positions are available, apply now!
Tao, Yihan, Zhengjie and Hao have joined our team this year, great chemistry awaits!
Nucleophilic Vinylic Substitution (SNV) of Trisubstituted Monofluoroalkenes for the Synthesis of Stereodefined Trisubstituted Alkenes and Divinyl Ethers
New publication in Organic Letters from Yuwei! Congratulations!
Stereoselective Synthesis of Difluorinated 1,3-Dienes via Palladium-Catalyzed C–F Bond Activation of Tetrasubstituted gem-Difluoroalkenes
New publication in Organic Letters from Yanhui and Qiao!
Stereoselective Palladium-Catalyzed Base-Free Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Tetrasubstituted gem-Difluoroalkenes: An Experimental and Computational Study
Congratulations to Yanhui on her new paper in ACS Catalysis. Read it online. This is also our first collaboration with Prof. Peng Liu (Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA).
Congratulations to Qiao on the successful defence! Job well done Dr. Ma.