List of Publications

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After Joining PolyU (Our Presentations)

(23) M.-H. Chau, M. C. A. Stuart, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Red-Light Driven Photoisomerisation and Supramolecular Transformation of Indigo Amphiphiles in Aqueous Media.
Colloids Surf. A: Physicochem. Eng. Asp. 2023, 661, 130939 (DOI).


After Joining PolyU (2022)

(22) A. K.-H. Chau, L.-H. Cheung, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Red-Light Controlled Supramolecular Co-Assembly Transformations of Stiff Stilbene and Donor Acceptor Stenhouse Adduct Amphiphiles.
Dyes & Pigments 2022, 208, 110807 (DOI).

(21) L.-H. Cheung, T. Kajitani, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Visible-Light Controlled Supramolecular Transformations of Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts Amphiphiles at Multiple Length-Scale.
J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2022, 628, 984–993 (DOI).

(20) K. S.-Y. Kwan, Y.-Y. Lui, T. Kajitani,  F. K.-C. Leung*.
Aqueous Supramolecular Co-Assembly of Anionic and Cationic Photoresponsive Stiff-Stilbene Amphiphiles.
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2022, 43, 2200438 (DOI).
Selected as the Front Cover, Designer Qian Wang (DOI).


(19) W. K. Wong, C. H. N. Lai,* W.-Y. Cheng, L. H. Tung, R. C.-C. Chang, F. K.-C. Leung.
Polymer-Metal Composite Healthcare Materials: from Nano to Device Scale.
J. Compos. Sci. 2022, 6, 218 (DOI).
Selected as the Cover Story (Page).
Selected in Scholarly Community Encyclopedia (Page).

(18) Franco King-Chi Leung*.
Book Chapter " Aqueous Supramolecular Assemblies of Photocontrolled Molecular Amphiphiles"
In "Supramolecular Assemblies Based on Electrostatic Interactions"
Springer, Cham. 2022, Chapter 9, 267–308 (DOI).

(17) J.-J. Jiang, A. K.-H. Chau, M.-K. Wong,* F. K.-C. Leung*.
Controlled Supramolecular Assembly of Gold(III) Amphiphiles in Aqueous Media.
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 24, e202200281 (DOI).
Highlighted in Institute Feature: Hong Kong Universities (Link)

(16) S. Chen, L. Yang, F. K.-C. Leung,* T. Kajitani, M. C. A. Stuart, T. Fukushima, P. van Rijn,* B. L. Feringa*.
Photoactuating Artificial Muscle of Motor Amphiphiles as Extracellular Matrix Mimetic Scaffold for Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 3543–3553 (DOI).


After Joining PolyU (2020–2021)

(15) F. Xu, L. Pfeifer, S. Crespi, F. K.-C. Leung, M. C. A. Stuart, S. J. Wezenberg, B. L. Feringa*.
From Photoinduced Supramolecular Polymerization to Responsive Organogels.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 5990–5997 (DOI).

(14) S. Chen, R. Costil, F. K.-C. Leung,*  B. L. Feringa*.
Self-Assembly of Photoresponsive Molecular Amphiphiles in Aqueous Media.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 11604–11627 (DOI); Angew. Chem.  2021, 133, 11708–11731 (DOI).

(13) F. Xu, L. Pfeifer, M. C. A. Stuart, F. K.-C. Leung,* B. L. Feringa*.
Multi-Modal Control over the Assembly of a Molecular Motor Bola-Amphiphile in Water.
Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 7451–7454 (DOI).


Before Joining PolyU

(12) F. Castiglioni , W. Danowski , J. Perego , F. K.-C. Leung , P. Sozzani , S. Bracco , S. J. Wezenberg ,* A. Comotti,* B. L. Feringa *.
Modulation of Porosity in A Solid Material Enabled by Bulk Photoisomerization of An Overcrowded Alkene.
Nature Chemistry 2020, 12, 595–602 (DOI).


(11) S. Chen, F. K.-C. Leung,* M. C. A. Stuart, C. Wang,* B. L. Feringa*.
Dynamic Assemblies of Molecular Motor Amphiphiles Control Macroscopic Foam Properties.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 10163–10172 (DOI).

(10) F. K.-C. Leung,* T. Kajitani, M. C. A. Stuart, T. Fukushima, B. L. Feringa*.
Dual-Controlled Macroscopic Motions in A Supramolecular Hierarchical Assembly of Motor Amphiphiles.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 10985–10989 (DOI)Angew. Chem. 2019131, 11101–11105 (DOI).
Selected as Hot Paper

(9) F. K.-C. Leung, T. van den Enk, T. Kajitani, J. Chen, M. C. A. Stuart, J. Kuipers, T. Fukushima, B. L. Feringa*.
Supramolecular Packing and Macroscopic Alignment Controls Actuation Speed in Macroscopic Strings of Molecular Motor Amphiphiles.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 17724–17733 (DOI).

(8) J. Chen, F. K.-C. Leung, M. C. A. Stuart, T. Kajitani, T. Fukushima, E. van der Giessen, B. L. Feringa*.
Artificial Muscle-Like Function from Hierarchical Supramolecular Assembly of Photoresponsive Molecular Motors.
Nature Chemistry 2018, 10, 132–138. (Equal Contribution) (DOI).
Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News “Molecular motors made into muscles” (Page).

(7) F. K.-C. Leung, F. Ishiwari, Y. Shoji, R. Takeda, Y. Nagata, M. Suginome, Y. Uozumi, Y. M. A. Yamada,* T. Fukushima*.
Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of a Triptycene-Based Monophosphine Ligand for Palladium-Mediated Organic Transformations.
ACS Omega 2017, 2, 1930–1937 (DOI).

(6) F. K.-C. Leung, F. Ishiwari,* T. Kajitani, Y. Shoji, T. Hikima, M. Takata, A. Saeki, S. Seki, Y. M. A. Yamada, T. Fukushima*.
Supramolecular Scaffold for Tailoring the 2D Assembly of Functional Molecular Units into Organic Thin Films.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11727–11733 (DOI).

(5) F. K.-C. Leung, J. F. Cui, T. W. Hui, K. K. Y. Kung, M. K. Wong*.
Photooxidative Amidation of Aldehydes with Amines Catalyzed by Rose Bengal.
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2015, 4, 533–536 (DOI).

(4) F. K.-C. Leung, J. F. Cui, T. W. Hui, Z. Y. Zhou, M. K. Wong*.
Hydrogen Bond Donor-Acceptor-Donor Organocatalysis for Conjugate Addition of Benzylidene Barbiturates via Complementary DAD-ADA Hydrogen Bonding.
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 26748–26756. (DOI).

(3) D. Yang, M. K. Wong, F. K.-C. Leung and C. S. Lee.
(R)-2,10-Dichloro-5H-dinaphtho[2,1-g:1,2-i] [1,5]dioxacycloundecin-3,6,9(7H)-trione.
e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn00253.pub2.

(2) K. K. Y. Kung, D. K. F. Wong, G. L. Li, F. K.-C. Leung, M. K. Wong*.
Oxidative N-Terminal α-Amino Group Modification of Peptides/Proteins via Aniline-Catalyzed Transoximation Reaction.
Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 6888–6890 (DOI).

(1) K. K. Y. Kung, V. K. Y. Lo, G. L. Li, F. K.-C. Leung, Z. Y. Zhou, P. Y. Chan, C. M. Che, M. K. Wong*.
Cyclometallated Gold(III) Complexes as Efficient Catalysts for Synthesis of Propargylamines, Allenes and Isoxazoles.
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 2055–2070. (DOI).