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Department of Chemistry


PENG, Chi-How

PENG, Chi-How
Room A622, Chemistry Building
Research Interest

  • Design and synthesis of organometallic complexes or organic compounds for the mediation of the controlled/living polymerization

  • Application and mechanism study of cobalt complexes mediated radical polymerization and organic compound mediated radical polymerization

  • Synthesis of block copolymers and their applications in surfactants, emulsifiers, strengtheners, adhesives, and so on

  • Synthesis and characterization of Lanthanide-metal string complexes

  • Studies of lanthanide-lanthanide interaction and lanthanide-transition metal bonds

Career and Service Experiences

  • 1999 BSc. Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

  • 2001 MSc. Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

  • 2009 Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Advisor: Professor Bradford B. Wayland

  • 2009-2011 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Advisor: Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

  • 2011-2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University

  • 2015-2018 Chief of the Division of Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing, National Tsing Hua University

  • 2016-2021 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University

  • 2021-2022 Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University

  • 2022-present Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 POLMER "10th Feng Xinde Polymer Prize for the Best Chinese Paper, nominations for the Prize"

  • 2017 The Society of Polymer Science, Japan "Invited Lecture of International Leading Young Scientist"

  • 2018 Shui-Mu Foundation of Chemistry "Award for Outstanding Young Scholar"

  • 2019 Ministry of Science and Technology "Project for Excellent Junior Research Investigators"

  • 2019 The Polymer Society, Taipei "Outstanding Young Polymer Scientist Award"

  • 2019 The Chemical Society Located in Taipei "Outstanding Young Chemists Award"

Research Content
Selected Publications

  1. Wang, F.-S.; Lin, S.-H.; Zheng, G.-H.; Li, M.-H.; Cheng, Y.-C.; Peng, C.-H.* "Coordination of Azobisisobutyronitrile with Cobalt Complexes in Cobalt-Mediated Radical Polymerization Disclosed by Linear Correlation between the Equilibrium Constant and Half-Wave Potential" Macromolecules 2022, 55, 4276.

  2. Chang, C.-W.; Jen, Y.-Y.; Tang, S.-C.; Zhang, P.; Chen, C.; Peng, C.-H.* "Reversible-deactivation radical polymerization of vinyl acetate mediated by tralen, an organomediator" Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 5159.

  3. Benchaphanthawee, W.; Peng, C.-H.* "Organo-Cobalt Complexes in Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization" Chem. Rec. 2021, 21, 3628.

  4. Wang, F.-S.; Tsai, Y.-W.; Xie, M.-Q.; Peng, C.-H.* "Computation-Assisted Investigation of Polymer Kinetics: Mechanism of the Hybridization of Cobalt-Mediated Radical Polymerization and Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization" Macromolecules 2020, 53, 10855.

  5. Chen, S.-J.; Tang, S.-C.; Zhang, P.; Chen, C.*; Peng, C.-H.* "Aluminum Tralen Complex Mediated Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate" ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 1423.

  6. Wu, Z.; Peng, C.-H.*; Fu, X.* "Tacticity control approached by visible-light induced organocobalt-mediated radical polymerization: the synthesis of crystalline poly(N, N-dimethylacrylamide) with high isotacticity" Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 4387.

  7. Wu, Z.; Wang, Z.; Wang, B.-W.; Peng, C.-H.*; Fu, X.* "Visible-Light-Induced Living/ Controlled Radical Copolymerization of 1‑Octene and Acrylic Monomers Mediated by Organocobalt Complexes" Macromolecules 2020, 53, 212.

  8. Chang, H.-C.; Li, J.-Q.; Lin, C.-K.; Hsu, Y.-J.; Tu, T.-H.; Hsieh, Y.-L.; Hsu, H.-H.; Lee, G.-H.; Liu, Y.-H.; Peng, C.-H.* "Development of dipyridine based coordinative polymers for reusable heterogeneous catalysts" J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 2019, 66, 1119.

  9. Su, C.-H.; Wu, Z.; Lin, C.-K.; Han, H.-A.; Chen, Y.-A.; Chou, P.-T.; Fu, X.*; Peng, C.-H.* "Polystyrene with Persistently Enhanced Fluorescence: Photo-Induced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Using a Pyrene-Based Initiator" ChemPhotoChem 2019, 3, 1153.

  10. Lu, H.-H.; Huang, C.-H.; Shiue, T.-Y.; Wang, F.-S.; Chang, K.-K.; Chen, Y.; Peng, C.-H.* "Highly Efficient Gene Release in Spatiotemporal Precision Approached by Light and pH Dual Responsive Copolymers" Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 284.

  11. Wang, F.-S.; Wang, T.-F.; Lu, H.-H.; Ao-Ieong, W.-S.; Wang, J.; Chen, H.-L.*; Peng, C.-H.* "Highly Stretchable Free-Standing Poly(acrylic acid)-block-poly(vinyl alcohol) Films Obtained from Cobalt-Mediated Radical Polymerization" Macromolecules 2017, 50, 6054.

  12. Wang, F.-S.; Yang, T.-Y.; Hsu, C.-C.; Chen, Y.-J.; Li, M.-H.; Hsu, Y.-J.; Chuang, M.-C.; Peng, C.-H.* "The Mechanism and Thermodynamic Studies of CMRP: Different Control Mechanisms Demonstrated by CoII(TMP), CoII(salen*), and CoII(acac)2 Mediated Polymerization and The Correlation of Reduction Potential, Equilibrium Constant, and Control Mechanism" Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2016, 217, 422. (Invited paper and Cover page for special issue of Young Talents in Polymer Science)

  13. Chen, Y.-J.; Wu, B.-J.; Wang, F.-S.; Chi, M.-H.; Chen, J.-T.*; Peng, C.-H.* "Hybridization of CMRP and ATRP: A Direct Living Chain Extension from Poly(vinyl acetate) to Poly(methyl methacrylate) and Polystyrene" Macromolecules 2015, 48(19), 6832.

  14. Zhao, Y.; Yu, M.; Zhang, S.; Wu, Z.; Liu, Y.; Peng, C.-H.*; Fu, X.* "A Well-defined Versatile Photoinitiator (salen)Co-CO2CH3 for Visible Light Initiated Living/Controlled Radical Polymerization" Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 2979.

  15. Hsieh, Y.-L.; Huang, N.; Lee, G.-H.; Peng, C.-H.* "Bipyridine-Phenolate Based Aluminum Complexes Mediated Ring-Opening Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone and Lactides with A High Stereoselectivity" Polymer 2015, 72, 281.

  16. Hsieh, Y.-L.; Lin, Y.-C.; Lee, G.-H.; Peng, C.-H.* "Zinc Complexes Coordinated by Bipyridine-Phenolate Ligands as An Efficient Initiator for Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters" Polymer 2015, 56, 237.

  17. Lin, Y.-C.; Hsieh, Y.-L.; Lin, Y.-D.; Peng, C.-H.* "Cobalt Bipyridine Bisphenolate Complex in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization of Vinyl Monomers" Macromolecules 2014, 47(21), 7362.

  18. Peng, C.-H.*; Yang, T.-Y.; Zhao, Y.; Fu, X.* "Reversible deactivation radical polymerization mediated by cobalt complexes: recent progress and perspectives" Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 8580.

  19. Hsu, C.-S.; Yang, T.-Y.; Peng, C.-H.* "Vinyl acetate living radical polymerization mediated by cobalt porphyrins: kinetic–mechanistic studies" Polym. Chem. 2014, 5 (12), 3867.

  20. Liao, C.-M.; Hsu, C.-C.; Wang, F.-S.; Wayland, B. B.; Peng, C.-H.* "Living radical polymerization of vinyl acetate and methyl acrylate mediated by Co(Salen*) complexes" Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 3098.

Book Chapters

  • Chen, Y.-H.; Lu, H.-H.; Li, J.-Q.; Peng, C.-H.* "Catalytic chain transfer polymerization and reversible deactivation radical polymerization of vinyl acetate mediated by cobalt(II) phenoxy-imine complexes" ACS Symp. Ser. 2018, 1284, 335.


Granted Patents

  • 嵌段共聚物、分散劑、顏料分散組合物、染料分散組合物以及金屬氧化物分散組合物。中華民國發明專利TW I706974 B

  • 嵌段共聚物及其製備方法。中華民國發明專利 TW I743865

  • Block Copolymer Structure and the Preparing Method Thereof, US11326013B2

Patent Applications

  • ブロック共重合体及びその調製方法, JP2022013564A

  • Block Copolymer Structure and the Preparing Method Thereof, EP3932965A1

  • 嵌段共聚物及其制备方法, CN113881001A

Update: 2023-03-02