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Assoc Prof Leong Weng Kee
Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
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Highly Cited:
Koh, A. C., Chen, L., Leong, W. K., Johnson, B. F., Khimyak, T., & Lin, J. (2007). Hydrogen or synthesis gas production via the partial oxidation of methane over supported nickel–cobalt catalysts. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32(6), 725-730.

Kong, K. V., Lam, Z., Lau, W. K. O., Leong, W. K., & Olivo, M. (2013). A transition metal carbonyl probe for use in a highly specific and sensitive SERS-based assay for glucose. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(48), 18028-18031.

Kong, K. V., Lam, Z., Goh, W. D., Leong, W. K., & Olivo, M. (2012). Metal Carbonyl–Gold Nanoparticle Conjugates for Live‐Cell SERS Imaging. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51(39), 9796-9799.

Yinghuai, Z., Carpenter, K., Bun, C. C., Bahnmueller, S., Ke, C. P., Srid, V. S., ... & Hawthorne, M. F. (2003). (R)‐Binap‐Mediated Asymmetric Hydrogenation with a Rhodacarborane Catalyst in Ionic‐Liquid Media. Angewandte Chemie, 42(32), 3792-3795.

Kong, K. V., Chew, W., Lim, L. H. K., Fan, W. Y., & Leong, W. K. (2007). Bioimaging in the mid-infrared using an organometallic carbonyl tag. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 18(5), 1370-1374.

Sridevi, V. S., Fan, W. Y., & Leong, W. K. (2007). Stereoselective hydrosilylation of terminal alkynes catalyzed by [Cp* IrCl2] 2: A computational and experimental study. Organometallics, 26(5), 1157-1160.

Koh, A. C., Leong, W. K., Chen, L., Ang, T. P., Lin, J., Johnson, B. F., & Khimyak, T. (2008). Highly efficient ruthenium and ruthenium–platinum cluster-derived nanocatalysts for hydrogen production via ethanol steam reforming. Catalysis Communications, 9(1), 170-175.

Tan, Y. L. K., Pigeon, P., Top, S., Labbé, E., Buriez, O., Hillard, E. A., ... & Jaouen, G. (2012). Ferrocenyl catechols: synthesis, oxidation chemistry and anti-proliferative effects on MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Dalton Transactions, 41(25), 7537-7549.

Koh, A. C., Chen, L., Leong, W. K., Ang, T. P., Johnson, B. F., Khimyak, T., & Lin, J. (2009). Ethanol steam reforming over supported ruthenium and ruthenium–platinum catalysts: Comparison of organometallic clusters and inorganic salts as catalyst precursors. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34(14), 5691-5703.

Kuan, S. L., Leong, W. K., Goh, L. Y., & Webster, R. D. (2006). HMB and Cp* ruthenium (II) complexes containing bis-and tris-(mercaptomethimazolyl) borate ligands: Synthetic, X-ray structural and electrochemical studies (HMB= η6-C6Me6, Cp*= η5-C5Me5). Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 691(5), 907-915.

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Recent Publication:
Kong, J. W., Lam, Z., Chan, K. H., Ganguly, R., Joey Lee, J. Y., Loo, L. H., ... & Leong, W. K. (2021). Group VIII Metal Carbonyl Cluster-Boronic Acid Conjugates: Cytotoxicity and Mode of Action Studies. ACS Omega, 6(43), 29045-29053.

Barik, C. K., Ganguly, R., Li, Y., Samanta, S., & Leong, W. K. (2021). Reaction of the Decaosmium Carbido Cluster [Os 10 (µ 6-C)(CO) 24] 2− with Halostibines. Journal of Cluster Science, 32(4), 929-935.

Koh, W. X., Coppo, L., Ganguly, R., Holmgren, A., & Leong, W. K. (2021). Metallocenyl derivatives of ebselen are selective and competitive inhibitors of thioredoxin reductase. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 943, 121822.

Li, Y. Z., Yuan, Z. R., Ganguly, R., Li, Y., Rajaratnam, D. R., & Leong, W. K. (2021). Ligand substitution in the osmium carbonyl cluster Os2 (CO) 8 (µ3-SbPh) Os (CO) 3 (Cl) 2: towards derivatives of the osmostibine metalloligand. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 942, 121817.

Neo, R. K. E., Ong, H. W., Wong, Z. X., Kumaran, E., Ganguly, R., Leong, W. K., & Tan, Y. L. K. (2022). Coordination of the hemilabile ligand diphenylvinylphosphine to Ru4 (µ-H) 4 (CO) 12: synthesis, stability and structural studies. Journal of Cluster Science, 33(5), 2337-2343.

Z. Lam, K.V. Kong, M. Olivo and W.K. Leong. (2016). The Vibrational Spectroscopy of Metal Carbonyls for Bio-Imaging and -Sensing. The Analyst, 141, 1569-86.

C. kr Barik, R. Ganguly, Y. Li, C. Przybylski, M. Salmain and W.K. Leong. (2018). Embedding a Ruthenium-based Structural Mimic of the [Fe]-Hydrogenase Cofactor into Papain. Inorganic Chemistry, 57, 12206-12.

Y. Liu, R. Ganguly, H.V. Huynh and W.K. Leong. (2019). Platinum-Osmium Heterometallic Clusters Containing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands and an Electron Deficient Tetraosmium Byproduct. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2019, 1966-9.

W.X. Koh, L. Coppo, A. Holmgren, J.W. Kong and W.K. Leong. (2020). Inhibition of Thioredoxin Reductase by Triosmium Carbonyl Clusters. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 33, 2441-5.

Y.-Z. Li, R. Ganguly and W.K. Leong. (2018). Expedient Synthesis of a Metallostibine Os2(CO)8(m-SbPh): An Unusual and Strong Two-electron Donor Ligand. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 2541-6.