Educational Background

  • B.Sc (Hons.), City University of Hong Kong
  • Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong

Current Research Interests

  • C–H Activation; transition metal complexes; catalysis; anti-cancer molecular drugs.

Selected Publications

  1. Huang, W. Q.; Wang, C. X.; Liu, T.; Li, Z. X.; Pan, C.; Chen, Y. Z.; Lian, X.; Man, W. L.; Ni, W. X., “A Cytotoxic Nitrido-osmium(VI) Complex Induces Caspase-mediated Apoptosis in HepG2 Cancer Cells”, Dalton Trans., 2020, in press.
  2. Kwok, C. L.; Cheng, S. C.; Ho, P. Y.; Yiu, S. M.; Man, W. L.; Au, V. K. M.; Tsang, P. K.; Leung, C. F.; Ko, C. C.; Robert, M., “Precious-Metal Free Photocatalytic Production of an NADH Analogue Using Cobalt Diimine-Dioxime Catalysts Under both Aqueous and Organic Conditions”, Chem. Commun., 56, 7491-7494 (2020).
  3. Luo, L. J.; Su, Q. Q.; Cheng, S. C.; Xiang, J.; Man, W. L.; Shu, W. M.; Zeng, M. H.; Yiu, S. M.; Ko, C. C.; Lau, T. C., “Tunable Luminescent Properties of Tricyanoosmium Nitrido Complexes Bearing a Chelating O^N Ligand”, Inorg. Chem., 59, 4406-4413 (2020).
  4. Shi, H.; Xie, J.; Lam, W. W. Y.; Man, W. L.; Mak, C. K.; Yiu, S. M.; Lee, H. K.; Lau, T. C., “Generation and Reactivity of a One-Electron-Oxidized Manganese(V) Imido Complex with a Tetraamido Macrocyclic Ligand”, Chem. Eur. J., 25, 12895-12899 (2019).
  5. Guo, Z.; Chen, G.; Cometto, C.; Ma, B.; Zhao, H.; Groizard, T.; Chen, L.; Fan, H.; Man, W. L.; Yiu, S. M.; Lau, K. C.; Lau, T. C.; Robert, M., “Selectivity Control of CO Versus HCOO Production in the Visible-Light-Driven Catalytic Reduction of CO2 with Two Cooperative Metal Sites”, Chem. Sci., 2, 801-808 (2019).
  6. Xiang, J.; Jin, X.; Su, Q.; Cheng, S. C.; Ko, C. C.; Man, W. L.; Xue, M.; Wu, L.; Che, C. M.; Lau, T. C., “Photochemical Nitrogenation of Alkanes and Arenes by a Strongly Luminescent Osmium(VI) Nitrido Complex”, Commun. Chem., 2, 1-11 (2019).
  7. Chen, G.; Lam, W. W. Y.; Lo, P. K.; Man, W. L.; Chen, L.; Lau, K. C.; Lau, T. C., “Mechanism of Water Oxidation by Ferrate(VI) at pH 7-9”, Chem. Eur. J., 24, 18735-18742 (2018).
  8. Li, C.; Ip, K. W.; Man, W. L.; Song, D.; He, M. L.; Yiu, S. M.; Lau, T. C.; Zhu, G., “Cytotoxic (salen)ruthenium(III) anticancer complexes exhibit different modes of cell death directed by axial ligands”, Chem. Sci., 8, 6865‒6870 (2017).
  9. Xie, J.; Lo, P. K.; Lam, W. W. Y.; Man, W. L.; Ma, L.; Yiu, S. M.; Lau, K. C.; Lau, T. C., “Oxidation of Hydroquinones by a (salen)Ruthenium(VI) Nitrido Complex”, Chem. Commun., 52, 11430-11433 (2016).
  10. Wang, Q.; Zhao, H. Y.; Man, W. L.; Lam, W. W. Y.; Lau, K. C.; Lau, T. C., “Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reaction of a Ruthenium(VI) Nitrido Complex with HSO3 and SO32‒ in Aqueous Solution”, Chem. A Eur. J., 22, 10754‒10758 (2016).
  11. Xie, J.; Man, W. L.; Wong, C. Y.; Chang, X.; Che, C. M.; Lau, T. C., “Four-Electron Oxidation of Phenols to p Benzoquinone Imines by a (Salen)ruthenium(VI) Nitrido Complex”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 5817‒5820 (2016).
  12. 12. Ma, L.; Wang, Q.; Man, W. L.; Kwong, H. K.; Ko, C. C.; Lau, T. C., “Cerium(IV)-Driven Water Oxidation Catalyzed by a Manganese (V)-Nitrido Complex”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 5246‒5249 (2015).