Associate Professor FAN Wai Yip

(Deputy Head – Education)



BSc (London), PhD (Cambridge), Postdoctoral Fellow (UC-Berkeley).

Contact Information

Office: S8-05-06
Tel: (65)-6516-6823 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691
Email: chmfanwy@nus.edu.sg


 

ORCID: 0000-0002-9963-0218
ResearcherID: B-3995-2018

 

Research Interests

Two primary areas: (1) Earth-abundant transition metal complexes as catalysts for electrochemical proton reduction and organic transformations such as dehydrogenative coupling. (2) Molecular and nanomaterials for catalysis and photochemical processes.

 

Research Highlight

Ref: Yap, C. P.; Hou, K. P.; Bengali, A; Fan, W. Y., A Robust Penta-Coordinated Fe(II) Proton Reduction Catalyst Stabilized by a Tripodal Phosphine, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 10926-10931.

We report the preparation of a robust iron complex capable of sustaining the catalysis of electrochemical proto reduction at a low overpotential and catalytic efficiency. The design on the complex is inspired by the distal Fe center of the [FeFe] hydrogenase.

 

Teaching Contributions

  • CM3231 Quantum Chemistry & Molecular Thermodynamics

 

Representative Publications   

  • Yap, C.P.; Hou, K.P.; Bengali, A; Fan, W. Y. A Robust Penta-Coordinated Fe(II) Proton Reduction Catalyst Stabilized by a Tripodal Phosphine. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 10926-10931.
  • Teo, A. K. L.; Fan, W. Y. A Novel Iron Complex for Highly Efficient Catalytic Hydrogen Generation from fhe Hydrolysis of Organosilanes. Chem. Commun.  2014, 50, 7191-7194.
  • Hou, K. P.; Poh, H. T.; Fan, W. Y. Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation by a Trithiolato-Bridged Dimanganese Hexacarbonyl Anion with a Turnover Frequency Exceeding 40 000 s(-1). Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6630-6632.
  • Ng, C. H. B.; Fan, W. Y. Reuleaux Triangle Disks: New Shape on the Block. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 12840-12843.