Our research article is selected as the Hot article and featured on the front cover of Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

In collaboration with Professor Xin Li’s group at Zhejiang University, we have published a research article titled “Photoinduced electron transfer endows fluorogenicity in tetrazine-based near-infrared labels” on Materials Chemistry Frontiers (MCF) of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This article is collected in the “2024 Materials Chemistry Frontiers HOT articles” theme, recommended by reviewers as being of significant novelty and interest. Additionally, this work is also featured on the front cover of MCF.
For more information about this article, please check: https://doi.org/10.1039/D3QM01217D
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Tianruo recevied the “CAS Registry® Innovator” certificate from Chemical Abstract Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The accolade was bestowed upon Tianruo on March 26, 2024, in recognition of his contributions to the realm of chemical molecules.  Nine compounds generated from his research article titled “Methine-Quinoidal Fragment Induces Significant Bathochromic Shifts in Organic Dyes” have been identified as novel substances and assigned unique CAS Registry® Numbers. The associated work was published in J. Phys. Chem. B in 2021, when he was pursuing his Master’s program in Innovation by Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. This article introduces a generalizable design approach aimed at developing organic fluorophores with redshifted absorption wavelengths and enhanced molar extinction coefficient while maintaining small molecular sizes.For more information about this article, please check: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c10752

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Tianruo won the “Best Oral Presentation” award at the 7th Young Scholar Symposium on Fluorescent Probes and Imaging.

 

This conference is organized by Chinese Chemical Letters in collaboration with Hainan Medical University, which was held in Haikou from 4th to 7th April 2024. This event offers an invaluable platform for emerging scholars. It facilitates rich academic discussions and fosters collaborative ventures in the fields of fluorescence probes and imaging. Tianruo delivered an oral presentation to showcase his research exploration into photophysical mechanisms of tetrazine dyes and won the “Best Oral Presentation” award at this symposium.

 

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Tianruo presented on “Breaking the wall of tetrazine dyes” at the Falling Walls Lab Singapore

Tianruo presented a three-minute presentation entitled “Breaking the wall of tetrazine dyes” at the Falling Walls Lab Singapore on 23 August. In this talk, he introduced two main problems faced by tetrazine dyes in click reactions, i.e., controversial fluorescence quenching mechanisms and difficulty in the development of near-infrared tetrazine dyes. He also showed how he used quantum chemical calculations to address these two questions.

 

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Supphachok participated in the International Chemical Biology & Molecular Imaging Conference 2023

 Supphachok participated in the International Chemical Biology & Molecular Imaging Conference 2023 held at Yonsei University in South Korea. During the conference, he delivered a research presentation titled “Molecular Origins of Cyclooctatetraene (COT) as a Photostabilizer”. Dr. Liu Xiaogang virtually shared his expertise on the topic of “Computation-aided design of fluorophores”.

 

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Abedi participated in the 7th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference

From the 22nd to the 24th of May, Abedi had the incredible opportunity to participate in the 7th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference held in the beautiful city of Dresden, Germany. Abedi is a Doctoral Candidate, and he presented his research on “Restriction of Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer Enables the Aggregation-Induced Emission of 1-(N, N-Dialkylamino)-naphthalene Derivatives” to a distinguished audience of experts in the field. Abedi was awarded the prestigious Researcher Development and Travel Grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry, which made his attendance at the conference possible. The conference involved passionate researchers, industry professionals, and academicians dedicated to exploring and promoting green and sustainable chemistry solutions. It provided a unique platform to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and collaborate on tackling sustainability challenges in the chemical industry.

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Supphachok Chanmungkalakul presented a poster at the 23rd Tetrahedron Symposium conference

Supphachok Chanmungkalakul attended the 23rd Tetrahedron Symposium conference at Göteborg, Sweden from 27th June to 30th June. This conference is for reporting and discussing the latest advances in organic chemistry, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, and theoretical chemistry including computational chemistry. Supphachok had a poster presentation entitled “A Descriptor for Accurate Predictions of Host Molecules Enabling Ultralong Room-Temperature Phosphorescence in Guest Emitters”.

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Tianruo won the Best Poster Award at the 6th Youth Scholar Forum on Fluorescent Probes and Bioimaging

 

Tianruo obtained the Best Poster Award at the 6th Youth Scholar Forum on Fluorescent Probes and Bioimaging (26-28 May 2023, Shanghai, China). This conference is organized by the Editorial Board of Chinese Chemical Letters in collaboration with East China Normal University. This event is dedicated to promoting research in fluorescence and fostering collaboration among scientific researchers and industry professionals. Tianruo is a PhD student supervised by Dr. Xiaogang Liu in the Science, Mathematics and Technology cluster at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Their poster is titled “Quantum chemical calculations in the mechanism investigation of tetrazine-integrated fluorogenic labels”. This poster demonstrated the principles of “Top to Down” molecular screening and molecular design in quantum chemical calculations as well as their successful application in exploring the working mechanism of tetrazine-fused fluorogenic labels.

 

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Celebrating the Graduation of Dr. Wu Xia

We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Wu Xia for successfully completing her PhD studies at FRG in May 2023. As the first PhD student of our research group, Wu Xia has made an indelible mark during her four years of dedicated research. Her exceptional contributions, including the design of dual-emission rhodamine analogs, have significantly advanced our understanding in this field. Along the way, she has also been a supportive and valuable team member. Together, we have created countless cherished memories.

We are immensely proud to share that Wu Xia was awarded the Best Poster Award at the 12th Chinese National Conference on Chemical Biology, a testament to her outstanding research and presentation skills.

As Wu Xia embarks on the next chapter of her journey, we extend our warmest wishes for her future endeavours. May she continue to achieve greatness, inspire others, and make impactful contributions to the scientific community.

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Wu Xia from FRG won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 4th Asian Conference on Chemosensors & Imaging Probes 2023

Ms. Wu Xia won “the Best Oral Presentation Award” at the 4th Asian Conference on Chemosensors & Imaging Probes held by Yonsei University in February 2023. This online conference covered all aspects of chemistry in chemosensors and bioimaging probes. Wu Xia is a Ph.D. candidate from SUTD supervised by Prof. Liu Xiaogang. In her presentation titled Molecular Design of Dual-Emission Rhodamine Analogs, she revealed the molecular origin of low quantum yields in the closed-form rhodamines and proposed a design method to enhance their emissions. Such dual-emission rhodamine analogs have potential applications in advanced bioimaging and biosensing.

 

 

 

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