Associate Professor YIP Hon Kay, John



B.Sc.(1st  class hons.), 1989, University of Hong Kong; Ph.D., 1993, University of Hong Kong; 1993-1995, TU Munich; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow; 1995-1997, Caltech; Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information

Office: S5-05-05
Tel: (65)-6516-6256 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691
Email: chmyiphk@nus.edu.sg


 

Research Interests

1. Design and synthesis of inorganic- or organometallic-based photocatalysts for renewable energy technologies such as CO2 and proton reductions and C-H bond activation.

2. Construction of inorganic supramolecular systems which are capable of energy transduction, i.e. conversion of chemical energy or light energy to mechanical motions.

 

Research Highlight

Wang, Y.; Ang, P. L.; Wong, C.-Y. Yip, J. H. K.* Gold-Clip-Assisted Self-Assembly and Proton-Coupled Expansion-Contraction of a Cofacial FeIII-Porphyrin Cage. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, in press.

Nguyen, V. H. Kandasamy, B.; Yip, J. H. K.* Coupling d6 Ir(III) and d8 Pt(II) Chromophores. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 4699–4718.

Nguyen, V. H.; Khoo, R. S. H.; Yip, J. H. K* Ir(2-phenylpyridine)2(benzene-1,2-dithiolate) Anion as a Diastereoselective Metalloligand and Nucleophile: Stereoelectronic Effect, Spectroscopy and Computational Study of the Methylated and Aurated Complexes and their Oxygenation Products. Inorg. Chem. 2015, , 2264-2277.

 

Teaching Contributions

  • CM2111 Inorganic Chemistry 2
  • CM4215 Bioinorganic Chemistry

 

Representative Publications 

  • Wang, Y.; Ang, P. L.; Wong, C.-Y. Yip, J. H. K. Gold-Clip-Assisted Self-Assembly and Proton-Coupled Expansion-Contraction of a Cofacial FeIII-Porphyrin Cage. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, in press.
  • Wang, Y. Y.; Lin, R.; Yip, J. H. K. Templated assembly of a pseudorotaxane of gold rectangles. Dalton T. 2008, 2806-2808. [Selected as Hot paper and cover page].
  • Heng, W. Y.; Hu, J.; Yip, J. H. K. Attaching gold and platinum to the rim of pyrene: A synthetic and spectroscopic study. Organometallics 2007, 26, 6760-6768.
  • Zhang, K.; Prabhavathy, J.; Yip, J. H. K.; Koh, L. L.; Tan, G. K.; Vittal, J. J. First examples of Au(I)-X-Ag(I) halonium cations (X = Cl and Br). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 8452-8453.
  • Lin, R.; Yip, J. H. K.; Zhang, K.; Koh, L. L.; Wong, K. Y.; Ho, K. P., Self-assembly and molecular recognition of a luminescent gold rectangle. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 15852-15869.
  • Yip, J. H. K.; Prabhavathy, J. A Luminescent Gold Ring That Flips Like Cyclohexane. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 2159-2162.