Sam Chan

Sam Chan 陳巧新

Sam obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Hong Kong in 2015. His main research interest is in organic chemistry, particularly the total synthesis of natural products and development of synthetic methodologies. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Pauline Chiu on the development of (4+3) cycloadditions during his undergraduate years.

He is now pursuing his DPhil in Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Burton at the University of Oxford, working on biomimetic natural product synthesis with an emphasis on the use of oxonium ion chemistry.

Current work

1. Chan, H. S. S., Nguyen, Q. N. N., Burton, J. & Paton, R. Capturing Nature's Oxonium Ions. (2019). doi:10.26434/chemrxiv.7864337.v1