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Dr. Goh Simin, Shermin

Scientist I


Soft Materials (SOF) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details


- Organic synthesis, Ion-selective membranes


- Organic synthesis and characterization
- Ion-selective membranes for nutrient sensing

- Postdoctoral Research, University of Groningen (2015-2016)

- Research Officer, Organic Chemistry @Neuros, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (2011)

- DPhil Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford (2015)

- BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Imperial College (2010)

- Lilly Prize for Excellence in Organic Chemistry Research, University of Oxford (2012)

- National Science Scholarship (PhD), A*STAR (2011)

- Roll of Honour, A*STAR (2010)

- Governor’s BSc Prize in Chemistry, Imperial College (2010)

- Chairman’s Honours List, A*STAR (2008-2010)

- National Science Scholarship (BS), A*STAR (2007)

“Unprecedented acidā€promoted polymerization and gelation of acrylamide: A serendipitous discovery.” S.Y. Chan, S.S. Goh, Q. Dou, B.Q.Y. Chan, W.S. Choo, D.J. Young, X.J. Loh, Chem. Asian. J. 2018, 13(14), 177-1804.

“Desymmetrization of meso-dibromocycloalkenes through Copper(I)-catalyzed asymmetric allylic substitution with organolithium reagents.” S.S. Goh, S. Guduguntla, T. Kikuchi, M. Lutz, E. Otten, M. Fujita, B.L. Feringa, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140(23), 7052-7055.

“Stereospecific ring contraction of bromocycloheptenes through dyotropic rearrangements via nonclassical carbocation–anion pairs.” S.S. Goh, P.A. Champagne, S. Guduguntla, T. Kikuchi, M. Fujita, K.N. Houk, B.L. Feringa, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140(15), 4986-4990.

"Enantioselective synthesis of di-and tri-Arylated all-carbon quaternary stereocenters via copper catalyzed Asymmetric allylic arylations with organolithium compounds." S. Guduguntla, J.-B. Gualtierotti, S.S. Goh, B.L. Feringa, ACS Catalysis 2016,6(10), 6591–6595.

"An efficient synthesis of an exo-enone analogue of LL-Z1640-2 and evaluation of its protein kinase inhibitory activities." S.Q. Wang, S.S. Goh, C.L.L. Chai and A. Chen, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 639-645.

"Total synthesis of (+)-rubriflordilactone A." S.S. Goh , G. Chaubet, B. Gockel, M.C.A. Cordonnier, H. Baars, A.W. Phillips and E.A. Anderson, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54(43), 12618-12621.

"Enantioselective synthesis of the predominant AB ring system of the Schisandra nortriterpenoid natural products." B. Gockel, S.S. Goh, E.J. Puttock, H. Baars, G. Chaubet and E.A. Anderson, Org. Lett. 2014, 16(17), 4480-4483.

"Carbopalladation of bromoene-alkynylsilanes: mechanistic insights and synthesis of fused-ring bicyclic silanes and phenols." M.-C.A. Cordonnier, S.B.J. Kan, B. Gockel, S.S. Goh and E.A. Anderson, Org. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 661-673.

"Metal-catalysed syntheses of abridged CDE rings of rubriflordilactones A and B." S.S. Goh, H. Baars, B. Gockel, and E.A. Anderson, Org. Lett. 2012, 14(24), 6278-6281.

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