Professor Wa-Hung LEUNG (PhD, Hong Kong, 1989)

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Research Interests

Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

The research interests of Prof. Leung are in the field of synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Current research projects include (1) Metal complexes containing chelating oxygen ligands, (2) Transition and lanthanide metal complexes with metal-ligand multiple bonds, (3) Metal thiolate and selenolate complexes and clusters, and (4) High-valent transition metal sigma alkyl and aryl complexes.

Representative Publications

¡§Heterobimetallic Nitrido Complexes of Group 8 Metalloporphyrins¡¨ Inorg. Chem., 56, 5680?5687 (2017)

¡§Recent advances in the coordination chemistry of cerium(IV) complexes¡¨ Coord. Chem. Rev., 340, 172-197 (2017)

¡§Probing the Reactivity of the Ce=O Multiple Bond in a Cerium(IV) Oxo Complex¡¨ Inorg. Chem., 55, 10003?10012 (2016)

¡§Iodosylbenzene and iodylbenzene adducts of cerium(IV) complexes bearing chelating oxygen ligands¡¨, Dalton Trans., 45, 5434¡V5438 (2016)

¡§Heterobimetallic cerium(IV) oxo clusters supported by a tripodal oxygen ligand¡¨, Dalton Trans., 45, 8770-8776 (2016)

¡§Tetravalent cerium pseudohalide complexes supported by the Klaui tripodal ligand [Co(£b5-C5H5){P(O)(OEt)2}3]?¡§ Dalton Trans., 45, 18163-18170 (2016)

¡§Synthesis, structure and reactivity of a tetranuclear cerium(IV) oxo clusters supported by the Klaui oxygen tripodal ligand¡¨ Chem Eur. J., 21, 16126 ¡V 16135 (2015)

¡§Ruthenium chalcogenonitrosyl and bridged nitrido complexes with chelating oxygen ligands¡¨, Dalton Trans., 44, 18459¡V18468 (2015)

¡§Heterometallic rhenium nitrido complexes supported by the Klaui tripodal ligand [Co(h5-C5H5){P(O)OEt}2]3]-)¡¨, Dalton Trans., 44, 5479-5487 (2015)

¡§Reductive coupling and migratory insertion of tetraarylruthenium(IV) complexes¡¨, Organometallics, 33, 4497¡V4502 (2014)

¡§A tetravalent cerium complex containing a Ce=O multiple bond¡¨, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (hot paper), 53, 1626-1629 (2014)

¡§Facile h5-h1 ring slippage of osmocene and bis(h5-indenyl)ruthenium(II)¡¨, Inorg. Chem., 32, 2893-2899 (2013)

¡§Reactions of a Ruthenium(VI) Nitride with Rhodium(III) and Iridium(III) Aryl Complexes. Insertion of the Ru=N Group into the Rh-C Bonds of Trimesitylrhodium(III)¡¨, Organometallics, 32, 733 (2013)

¡§Synthesis and reactivity of trigonal bipyramidal ruthenium(IV) trialkyl complexes¡¨, Organometallics, 32, 4483-4489 (2013)

¡§Heterometallic Cerium(IV) Perrhenate, Permanganate, and Molybdate Complexes Supported by the Imidodiphosphinate Ligand [N(i-Pr2PO)2]- ¡¨, Inorganic Chemistry, 52, 2556?2563 (2013)

¡§Dinuclear Ruthenium Nitrido Complexes Supported by an Oxygen Tripodal Ligand¡¨, Inorganic Chemistry, 51, 10529 (2103)

¡§A Stable Iridium(IV) Complex Containing the Klaui Tripodal Ligand [Co(h5-C5H5){P(O)(OEt)2}3]- ¡¨, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 3289 (2012).

¡§Tetravalent Titanium, Zirconium, and Cerium Oxo and Peroxo Complexes Containing an Imidodiphosphinate Ligand¡¨, Inorganic Chemistry, 50, 3640 (2012)

¡§Formation of a Dinuclear Imido Complex from the Reaction of a Ruthenium(VI) Nitride with a Ruthenium(II) Hydride¡¨, Inorganic Chemistry, 50, 1161 (2011).

¡§Formation of a Ruthenium(II) Dicyclohexyl(eta(2)-cyclohex-3-enyl)phosphine Hydride Complex from an Alkylidene Precursor¡¨, Organometallics, 29, 1981 (2011).

¡§Ruthenium complexes with tetraphenylimidodiphosphinate: Syntheses, structures, and applications to catalytic organic oxidation¡¨, Inorganic Chemistry, 47, 4383 (2008).

"Cerium(IV)-containing oxomolybdenum cluster with a unique Ce6Mo9O38 core structure" Chemical Communications, 3269 (2008).

"Alkyl and aryl compounds of rhodium(III) and iridium(III) supported by 4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridyl" Organometallics, 26, 6338 (2007).

"Recent developments in the coordination and organometallic chemistry of Klaui oxygen tripodal ligands", Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 251, 2266 (2007).

"Electrophilic Ruthenium(VI) nitrido complex containing Klaui¡¦s oxygen tripodal ligand" Inorganic Chemistry, 46, 7193 (2007).

"Iridium(III) silyl alkyl and iridacyclic compounds supported by 4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridyl" Chemistry - A European Journal, 12, 9323 (2006).