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Photoredox Functionalizaton of C(sp3)-H Bonds
Dr. Wu Jie and his research group from the Department of Chemistry, NUS have developed a visible-light-promoted Ni-catalyzed C(sp3)-H alkenylation of ethers and amides with excellent selectivity in a green fashion. The functionalization of carbon–hydrogen (C–H) bonds is one of the most attractive strategies for molecular construction in organic synthesis, owing to its relative abundance ...
Tritium Workshop
A Big Thank You to all who supported the Tritium Workshop, held on 4th August 2017 @ NTU with lecturers/teachers from NUS & NTU!

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49th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)
The 49th IChO was held in Nakhom, Thailand from 6 to 15 July 2017 with 297 students from 76 countries. Singapore team won two gold medals and two silver medals, ranking sixth amongst participating countries. Student, Mr ZHANG Zhiyuan, was also awarded the IUPAC Prize for achieving the second highest score in the theoretical tasks.
Molecular electronics scientists shatter 'impossible' record of rectification rate
Prof Christian NIJHUIS from the Department of Chemistry, NUS and his research team, in collaboration with Dr Damien Thompson (University of Limerick) and Prof Enrique del Barco (University of Central Florida), have fabricated molecular diodes with a rectification ratio (the ratio between the forward and reverse current) of nearly one million. The rectification ratio is a measure of the switching performance of the device. Although the value is similar to that of conventional diodes, it is achieved at much smaller physical dimensions. These diodes change the number of molecules contributing to charge transport ...
Gate-Tunable Giant Stark Effect in Few-Layer Black Phosphorus
Two-dimensional black phosphorus has sparked enormous research interest due to its high carrier mobility, layer-dependent direct bandgap and outstanding in-plane anisotropic property. It is one of the few 2D materials where it is possible to tune the bandgap over a wide energy range from the visible to the IR spectrum. A team led by Assistant professor Lu Jiong has demonstrated an electrical field-controlled giant Stark effect in black phosphorus for potential applications in advanced electro-optic devices. This work has recently been published in Nano Letter ...
NUS Chemistry Week 2017 (1 – 9 June 2017)
The NUS Chemistry Week 2017 was held during the June break at NUS premises. The week-long event comprised 8 fun-filled activities including the NUS-Dow Surprising Science Teachers’ Workshop, Circuit Chem Practical Challenge, Rapid Chem Challenge, Chem Day Camp, the 24th Chemistry-dot-Communication Challenge, and the Surprising Chemistry Workshop. The activities were opened to the general public but ...
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Congratulations to Prof Richard WONG Ming Wah for winning the 2018 Fukui Medal awarded by the Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (APATCC) for his outstanding contributions to theoretical and computational chemistry! Prof Wong will be receiving the medal and delivering a plenary lecture at the APCTCC-8 conference in Mumbai come Dec 17.
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Congratulations to Mr Fung Fun Man for winning the Annual Teaching Excellence Award.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Chen Wei for being appointed as Dean’s Chairs in the Faculty of Science.