Welcome to NTU Chemistry Department

Chiu, Ching-Wen
Chiu, Ching-Wen

Associate Professor
Inorganic Chemistry

Room B579, Chemistry Building

Tel: +886-2-3366-8191
Fax: +886-2-3366-8670

Research Interests

Our research interest focuses on the chemistry of group 13 and 14 elements, especially those electronically and coordinatively unsaturated species. To handle such highly reactive molecules, students are trained in synthesis and characterization of air- and moisture-sensitive compounds. The undergoing projects are listed as follows:

  • Dicationic Group 13 Compounds
  • Multidentate Carbenes
  • Boron Containing Polymers
  • Stable Organic Free Radicals

Honors and Awards

  • DIC Young Investigator Award, American Chemical Society, 2008.
  • Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2009-2011.
  • Golden Jade Fellowship, Kenda Foundation, 2010-2014.
  • Young Chemists Award, Chinese Chemical Society Located in Taipei, 2014.
  • Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2015.
  • Young Scholars’ Creativity Award, FAOS, Taiwan, 2015.
  • Taiwan Promising Women in Science, Wu Chien-Shiung Education Foundation, Taiwan, 2015.


  • B.S., 1999, National Chiao-Tung University.
  • M.S., 2001 National Chiao-Tung University.
  • Ph.D., 2008, Texas A&M University, USA.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2010, University Würzburg, Germany.
  • Assistant Professor, 2010-2015, National Taiwan University.
  • Associate Professor, 2015-present, National Taiwan University.

Research Pictures

Chiu, Ching-Wen

Selected Publication

  1. Y.-F. Lin, C.-W. Chiu*, "Mono- and Poly-nuclear Boron Dications", Chem. Lett. 2017, in press.
  2. J.-S. Huang, W.H. Lee, C.-T. Shen, Y.-F. Lin, Y.-H. Liu, S.-M. Peng, C.-W. Chiu*, “The Cp*-Substituted Boron Cations: The Effect of NHC, NHO and CAAC ligands”, Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 12427-12434
  3. Y.-F. Lin, C.-T. Shen, Y.-T. Hsiao, Y.-H. Liu, S.-M. Peng, C.-W. Chiu*, “Mechanistic Studies on the Rearrangement of a Boron Cation: From a nido-Carborane to a Planar Boracycle”, Organometallics, 2016, 35, 1464-1471 (invited article for the “Organometallics in Asia” special issue)
  4. W.-H. Lee, Y.-F. Lin, G.-H. Lee, S.-M. Peng, C.-W. Chiu*, “N-Heterocyclic olefin stabilized boron dication”, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 5937-5940 (invited article for the “Main Group Transformations” special issue)
  5. C.-Y. Hsu, L.-W. Chan, G.-H. Lee, S.-M. Peng, C.-W. Chiu*, “Triphenylene-based tris-N-heterocyclic stannylenes”, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 15095-15098(invited article for the “New Talent: Asia-Pacific” special issue)
  6. Chen, Y.-H.; Peng, K.-E.; Lee, G.-H.; Peng, S.-M.; Chiu, C.-W.* “Symmetrical non-chelating poly-N-heterocyclic carbenes”, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 62789–62792.
  7. Feng, P.-Y.; Liu, Y.-H.; Lin, T.-S.; Peng, S.-M.; Chiu, C.-W.* “Redox Chemistry of a Hydroxylphenyl-Substituted Borane” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 6237–6240.
  8. Su, J.-H.; Lee, G.-H.; Peng, S.-M.; Chiu, C.-W.* “A Spiroborate-Based Anionic Bis-N-heterocyclic Carbene” Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 3059–3062.
  9. Shen, C.-T.; Liu, Y.-H.; Peng, S.-M.; Chiu, C.-W.* “A Di-Substituted Boron Dication and Its Hydride-Induced Transformation to an NHC-Stabilized Borabenzene” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 13293–13297.
  10. Wang, Y.-T.; Chang, M.-T.; Lee, G.-H.; Peng, S.-M.; Chiu, C.-W.* “Planar tris-N-heterocyclic carbenes”, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7258–7260.
  11. Braunschweig, H.*; Chiu, C.-W.; Damme, A.; Engels, B.; Gamon, D.; Hörl, C.; Kupfer, T.; Krummenacher, I.; Radacki, K.; Walter, C. “Oligo(phenylene)boroles─Synthesis and Properties” Chem.-Eur. J. 2012, 18, 14292–14304.
  12. Braunschweig, H.*; Chiu, C.-W.; Gamon, D.; Kaupp, M.; Krummenacher, I.; Kupfer, T.; Müller, R.; Radacki, K. “Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Borole-Functionalized Ferrocenes” Chem.-Eur. J. 2012, 18, 11732–11746.
  13. Braunschweig, H.*; Chiu, C.-W.; Kupfer, T.; Radacki, K. “NHC-Stabilized 1-Hydro-1H-Borole and its Nondegenerate Sigmatropic Isomers” Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 4247–4249.
  14. Ansorg, K.; Braunschweig, H.*; Chiu, C.-W.; Engels, B.*; Gamon, D.; Hügel, M.; Kupfer, T.; Radacki, K. “The Pentaphenylborole-2,6-Lutidine Adduct: A System with Unusual Thermochromic and Photochromic Properties” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2833–2836.
  15. Braunschweig, H.*; Breher, F.*; Chiu, C.-W.; Gamon, D.; Nied, D.; Radacki, K. “Reduction chemistry of ferrocenyl borole.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 8975–8978.
  16. Braunschweig, H.*; Chiu, C.-W.; Wahler, J.; Radacki, K.; Kupfer, T. “Chemical Reduction and Dimerization of 1-Chloro-2,3,4,5-Tetraphenylborole” Chem.–Eur. J. 2010, 16, 12229–12233.
  17. Braunschweig, H.*; Chiu, C.-W.; Radacki, K.; Kupfer, T. “Synthesis and structure of a carbene-stabilized p-boryl anion.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 2041–2044 (VIP).
  18. Braunschweig, H.*; Chiu, C.-W.; Radacki, K.; Brenner, P. “Platinum substituted boroles.” Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 916-918.
  19. Chiu, C.-W.; Kim, Y.-M.; Gabbaï, F. P.* “Lewis acidity enhancement of triarylboranes via peripheral decoration with cationic groups.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 60–61.

Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University
Address: No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan(R.O.C.) Phone: +886-2-3366-1138~41 Fax: +886-2-3366-8671
Recommended resolution: 1024 * 768 Recommended browser: IE9+, Chrome