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August 4th, 2017: Welcome Dr. ZHAO Guodong to join our group as a postdoc fellow.

June 30th, 2017:  Good News: Our research Grant on total synthesis of penostatins is funded by GRF.

June 12th, 2017: Congratulation to Dr. TONG being promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective from July 1st, 2017!

May 30th, 2017:  Congratulation to Dr. Hang Cheng for great work on "Unified Asymmetric Total Syntheses of Alotaketals A-D and Phorbaketal A" accepted for publication in Angew. Chem., Int. Ed.

May 19th, 2017:  Congratulation to Dr. Jun Xu for great work on "An Environment-Friendly Protocol for Oxidative Halocyclization of Tryptamine and Tryptophol Derivatives" accepted for publication in Green Chem. This is a big step forward to our recent efforts on Green Chemistry.

May 15th, 2017:  Congratulation to Liyan SONG (our former postdoc) for great work on "A Cascade Claisen Rearrangement/o-Quinone Methide Formation/Electrocyclization Approach to 2H-Chromenes" accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.

March 23th, 2017:  Congratulation to Shiqiang for great work on 3-Step Asymmetric Synthesis of 13-Methyltetrahydroprotoberberine Alkaloids accepted for publication in Org. Lett. 

March 9th, 2017:  Congratulation to Wei and Hongliang for great work on Total Synthesis of Ansellones accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 

Our Invited review on "Recent Developements in Total Syntheses of Cephalosporolides, Penisporolides, and Ascospiroketals" is available online at the Chemical Record.

Jan 16th, 2017:  Congratulation to Zhilong for successful PhD defense and good luck.

Dec 29th, 2016:  Congratulation to Zhilong for great work on "Asymmetric Total Syntheses of Hedycoropyrans A and B " accepted for publication in  J. Org. Chem.

Oct 25th, 2016:  Congratulation to Jian for great work on "A NMR method for Relative Stereochemical Assignments of the Tricyclic Core of Cephalosporolides, Penisporolides and Related Synthetic Analogues " accepted for publication in  Org. Chem. Front.

Sept 1st, 2016:  Congratulation to Jingxun for great work on "Regioselective and Stereospecific Copper-catalyzed Deoxygenation of Epoxides to Alkenes" accepted for publication in  Org. Lett.

Aug 25th, 2016: Congratulation to Liyan (our former member) for beautiful summary work on "Recent Developments in Total Syntheses of Aculeatins" accepted for publication in  Tetrahedron Lett. as a Digest (minireview).

July 14th, 2016:  Welcome Dr. Jun XU joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow.

June 30th, 2016:  Good News: Our grant on synthesis of alotaketals was funded by RGC (GRF).

May 14th, 2016:  Congratulation to Zhilong for great work on "A Catalytic Environment-Friendly Protocol For Achmatowicz Rearrangement" accepted for publication in  J. Org. Chem.

May 5th, 2016:  Prof. Tong  interview with Prof. Matteo Zanda of Synform as a form of Young Career Focus is now online.  

May 4th, 2016:  Congratulation to Jian Wang for great work on "Total Synthesis of Purported Cephalosporolides H and H, Penisporolide B and Their Stereoisomers" accepted for publication in  J. Org. Chem.

April 4th, 2016:  Congratulation to Jian Wang for great work on "Asymmetric Total Syntheses of ent-Ascospiroketals A and B" accepted for publication in  Org. Lett.

April 4th, 2016:  Congratulation to Jingxun and Haichen for excellent work on "Diastereoconvergent and Regiodivergent Oxa-[3+2] cycloaddition of Achmatowicz Products and Cyclic 1,3-dicarbonyl Compounds" accepted for publication in  Org. Chem. Front.

March 17th, 2016:  Congratulation to Shiqiang for great work on "A General Concise Strategy Enables Collective Total Syntheses of >50 Protoberberine and 5Aporhoeadane Alkaloids within 4-8 steps" accepted for publication in Chem. Eur. J. as a communication

March 10th, 2016: Congratulation to Wei for great work on "Synthetic Approaches To Construct the 6,8-DOBCO Framework in Natural Products" accepted for publication in J. Org. Chem. as a Synopsis.

March 2nd, 2016: Congratulation to Zhilong for great work on "Asymmetric Total Syntheses of trans-2-Aryl-6-alkyltetrahydropyrans Diospongin B and Parvistones D and E from a Common Precursor" accepted for publication in Synthesis.

Oct 16th, 2015: Welcome Zhihong Zhang joining our group.

Oct 7th, 2015:    Welcome Hang Cheng joining our group.

Sept 16, 2015: Congratulation to Liangyu for great work on "Total Synthesis of Cinanthrenol A" accepted for publication in J. Antibiotics.

Aug 4th & 7th, 2015: Congratulations to Liangyu and Jingyun for successful PhD defense. Good luck to your new career!

June 12th, 2015: Congratulation to Ruocheng for successful oral defense. Best wishes to his PhD studies with Prof. Tobias Ritter at Harvard University.

June 1st, 2015: Congratulation to Liangyu for receiving the George K Lee award.

May 6th, 2015: Congratulation to Zhilong for great work on "Highly trans-Selective Arylation of Achmatowicz Products via Reductive γ-Deoxygenation and Heck-Matsuda Reaction: Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (-)-Musellarins and Analogues" accepted for publication in Chem. Eur. J.

April 19th, 2015: Congratulation to Zhilong for the Best Poster Award in the 22nd Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong.

Mar 31st, 2015: Congratulation to Liangyu for great work on Structural Revision of (+)-Uprolide F Diacetate Confirmed by Asymmetric Total Synthesis accepted for publication in Org. Lett.

Mar 30th, 2015: Congratulation to Liangyu for work on Structural Revision of (+)-Uprolide G Acetate: Effective Interplay between NMR Data Analysis and Chemical Synthesis accepted for publication in Synlett as Synpacts.

Jan 26th, 2015: Congratulation to Jingyun for great work on Asymmetric total synthesis of Attenol B accepted for publication in Org. Lett.

Dec 8th, 2014: Congratulation to Jingyun for receiving the Impressive Poster Presentation Award in the 4th Junior International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia (Thailand, 2014)

Oct 29th, 2014: Congratulation to Ruocheng for the Best TA award.

Oct 27th, 2014: Congratulation to Liangyu for nice work on Total Synthesis and Structural revision of (+)-Uprolide G Acetate accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie.

Oct 17th, 2014: Welcome my new baby boy Eric Tong born on Oct 17th.

Sept 29th, 2014: Welcome Wei Joining our group as a Postdoc fellow.

Aug. 29th, 2014: Congratulation to Hongliang for nice work on Cascade MACK reaction for Synthesis of Analogues of Tenunipyrone and Penicipyrone accepted for publication in J. Org. Chem.

Aug 20th, 2014:  Congratulation to Liyan for new academic career at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University. Good luck!

Aug 20th, 2014: Welcome Shiqiang and Jian joining our research group as new Ph.D. students.

July 24th, 2014: Congratulation to Zhilong and Max for great work on total synthesis of Musellarins A-C accepted for publication in Chem. Comm.

July 15th, 2014: Congratulation to Jingyun for great work on total synthesis of didemniserinolipid B accepted for publication in J. Org. Chem.

June 27th, 2014: Congratulation to Liyan on Total Synthesis of Spirooliganones A and B published in Org. Lett.

May 13th, 2014: Congratulation to Jingyun REN and Yuan LIU on total syntheses of Psoracorylifols B and ent-C published in Org. Lett.

Feb 14th, 2014: Congratulation to Hongliang whose paper in JOC was among the top downloaded

Jan 18th, 2014: Welcome Zhilong LI joining our group as postgraduate student.

Jan 14th, 2014: Congratulation to Liyan for excellent work published in JOC: Structural revisions of Cephalosporolide J and Bassianolone.

Jan 7th, 2014: Congratulation to Hongliang for excellent work published in JOC: Total synthesis of Aculeatin A.

Jan 5th, 2014: Congratulation to Liyan for excellent work Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Highlights: Total Synthesis of Tenuipyrone.

Nov. 5th, 2013: Congratulations to Liyan for excellent paper published in OL: Collective biomimetic Syntheses of Cephaloporolides.

Aug 22nd, 2013: Welcome Ruocheng joining our group as postgraduate student.

May 31st, 2013: Congratulations to  Jingyun for paper published in OBC: Dichlorination of alkenes.

May 30th, 2013: Welcome undergraduates for doing research in our lab: LIU Yuan and Authur.

Welcome Max (LEUNG Tsz Fai) joining our group as postgraduate student.