Lecturer Benjamin TAN Song Wei




DPhil (Organic Chemistry), University of Oxford, 2014
B.Sc. (Chemistry), National University of Singapore, 2009

Contact Information

Process Science & Modelling 
Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, A*STAR
1 Pesek Road, Jurong Island 
Singapore 627833 

Tel: (65)-6796-3959
Email: benjamin-tan@ices.a-star.edu.sg


Research Interests

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Flow Chemistry

  • Process Development (Process Intensification)

Representative Publications

  • Intensification of continuous ortho-lithiation at ambient conditions – Process understanding and assessment of sustainability benefits.
    R. Feng, S. Ramchandani, B. Ramalingam, S. W. B. Tan, C. Li, S. K. Teoh, K. Boodhoo, P. Sharratt Org. Process Res. Dev. 2017, 21, 1259-1271.

  • Control of chemoselectivity in Dieckmann ring closures leading to tetramic acids.
    Y. Jeong, M. Anwar, T. M. Nguyen, B. S. W. Tan, C. L. L. Chai, M. G. Moloney Org. Biomol. Chem. 20119, 6663-6669. 

  • Synthesis of 3-acyltetramates by side chain manipulation and their antibacterial activity.
    S. W. B. Tan, C. L. L. Chai, M. G. Moloney Org. Biomol. Chem. 201412, 1711-1716. 

  • Synthesis of mimics of pramanicin from pyroglutamic acid and their antibacterial activity.
    S. W. B. Tan, C. L. L. Chai, M. G. Moloney, A. L. Thompson J. Org. Chem. 201580, 2661-2675.

  • Mimics of pramanicin derived from pyroglutamic acid and their antibacterial activity.
    S. W. B. Tan, C. L. L. Chai, M. G. Moloney Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 1889-1912.