List of Publications

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Publications in 2024

(34) M.-H. Chau, W.-K. Wong, S. Meng, T. Kajitani, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Supramolecular Assembled Macroscopic Soft Scaffolds of Thioindigo Amphiphiles as Cell-Material Interfaces.
Dyes Pigm. 2024, 230, 112334 (DOI).

(33)(Book Chapter 2) W.-K. Wong†, Y. Ren†, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Chapter Title "Photothermal-Chemotherapy: The Emerging Supramolecular Photothermal Molecules and The recent Advances"
in Nanophototherapy.
Elsevier 2024, In-Press. (†Equal Contribution)

(32) K.-L. Hung, L.-H. Cheung, Y. Ren, M.-H. Chau, Y.-Y. Lam, T. Kajitani, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Supramolecular Assemblies of Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adduct Amphiphiles as Macroscopic Soft Scaffolds.
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2024, 20, 1590–1603 (DOI).
Beilstein Archives
 2024, Preprint (DOI).
Invited Thematic Issue: Harnessing Light Energy with Molecules (Link)

(31) J. Meng†, L.-H. Cheung†, Y. Ren, M. C. A. Stuart, Q. Wang, S. Chen*, J. Chen*, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Aqueous Supramolecular Transformations of Motor Bola-Amphiphiles at Multiple Length-Scale.
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2024, 202400261 (DOI). (†Equal Contribution)

(30) J. C.-K. Yau, K.-L. Hung, Y. Ren, T. Kajitani, M. C. A. Stuart, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Red-Light-Controlled Supramolecular Assemblies of Indigo Amphiphiles at Multiple Length Scales.
J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2024, 662, 391–403 (DOI).


Publications in 2023

(29) L.-H. Cheung, J. C. To†, W.-K. Wong†, M. C. A. Stuart, T. Kajitani, V. W. Keng*, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Tailoring Multi-Controlled Supramolecular Assemblies of Stiff-Stilbene Amphiphiles into Macroscopic Soft Scaffolds as Cell-Material Interfaces.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2024, 16, 3, 4056–4070 (DOI). (†Equal Contribution)

(28) A. K.-H. Chan†, M.-H. Chau†, Y. Ren, J.-J. Jiang, M.-K. Wong*, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Controlled Supramolecular Assemblies of Chiral Cyclometalated Gold (III) Amphiphiles in Aqueous Media.
ChemPlusChem 2024, 89, 2, e202300316 (DOI). (†Equal Contribution)
Invited Special Issue: Gold Chemistry (Link)
Selected as the Front Cover, Designer Qian Wang. (Cover) (Cover Profile)

(27) M.-H. Chau†, A. K.-H. Chan†, Y. Ren, J.-J. Jiang, M.-K. Wong, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Aqueous Supramolecular Assemblies of Luminescent Cyclometalated Gold (III) Amphiphiles with Biocompatibility.
J. Organomet. Chem. 2023, 999, 122827 (DOI). (†Equal Contribution)
Invited Special Issue: Photofunctional Organometallic Complexes

(26)(Review 4) B. Yin†, W.-K. Wong†, Y.-M. Ng, M. Yang, F. K.-C. Leung*, D. S.-H. Wong*.
Smart Design of Nanostructures for Boosting Tumor Immunogenicity in Cancer Immunotherapy.
Pharmaceutics 2023, 15(5), 1427 (DOI). (†Equal Contribution)

(25) L.-H. Cheung†, B. B. Liu†, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Photocontrolled Chiral Supramolecular Assembly of Azobenzene Amphiphiles in Aqueous Media.
Polym. J. 2023, 55, 1189–1198 (DOI). (†Equal Contribution)
Invited Special Issue: Rising Stars in Polymer Science 2023 (Link)(Editorial)
Selected as part of the Front Cover, Designer Qian Wang. (Link)




(24)(Review 3) A. K.-H. Chau, F. K.-C. Leung*.
Exploration of Molecular Machines in Supramolecular Soft Robotic Systems.
Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 2023, 315, 102892 (DOI).

(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).


Publications in 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 Pigm. 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)(Review 2) 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)(Book Chapter 1) Franco King-Chi Leung*.
Chapter Title "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

Publications in 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)(Review 1) 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 (DOI). (Equal Contribution)
Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News “Molecular motors made into muscles” (Page).
Highlighted in the Netherlands Local News (Link) and Chinese Polymer News (Link)

(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).