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Dr. TEO Peili

Scientist III


Soft Materials (SOF) Department


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

Research Details

  • Advanced materials for chronic wound care management
  • Ring opening metathesis polymerization reactions
  • Diabetic foot ulcer and venous ulcer healing materials
  • Synthetic bioactive materials for skin and bone tissue regeneration; ring opening metathesis polymerization reactions


  • Olefin metathesis reactions
  • Olefin heterofunctionalization reactions
  • Advanced dressings for chronic wound management - a project under wound care innovation in the tropics program, A*STAR
  • Dec 2017 - present      Scientist III at Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR


  • Jun 2017- present       Adjunct Lecturer, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science & Engineering,

                                     National University of Singapore

  • Jan 2011 - Nov 2017   Scientist II at Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences (ICES), A*STAR,


  • Jun 2012 - Jun 2014  Assistant professor at Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore

                          (A*STAR Scholar Research Institute - University Joint Appointment Scheme, 25%

                          appointment in NUS/ 75% appointment in ICES)     

2009 - 2012     Postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Robert H. Grubbs' group, California Institute of Technology

2004 - 2008     PhD in Chemistry, National University of Singapore (Advisor: Prof Andy Hor Tzi Sum)

                        Thesis title : Supramolecular self-assembly using geometrically defined metals and topologically-

                        directed pyridylcarboxylates

2000 - 2004     Bachelor in Science, Chemistry major (Second Upper Honours), National University of Singapore

A*STAR Postdoctoral Fellowship 2009 - 2011

A*STAR Graduate Scholarship 2004 - 2008


  1. Y-S. Yang, N. I. Wong, P. Teo, Formal intermolecular hydroamination of unbiased olefins for primary amine production, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2015, 1207.
  2. Y-S. Yang, J. Guo, H-M. Ng, P. Teo, Formal hydration of non-activated terminal olefins using tandem catalysts, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2608.
  3. J. Guo, P. Teo, Anti-Markovnikov oxidation and hydration of terminal olefins, Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43, 6952.
  4. P. Teo, Z. K. Wickens, G. Dong, R. H. Grubbs, Efficient and highly aldehyde-selective Wacker oxidation, Organic Letters, 2012, 14, 3237.
  5. G. Dong, P. Teo, Z. K. Wickens, R. H. Grubbs, Direct synthesis of primary alcohols from non-activated terminal olefins: a catalytic formal anti-Markonikov hydration process using a triple-relay catalysis system, Science, 2011, 333, 1609.  Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, Science and Technology Concentrates, September 19 2011, Vol. 89, Pg. 29.
  6. R. Pattacini, P. Teo, J. Zhang, Y. Lan, A. K. Powell, T. S. A. Hor, P. Braunstein, Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of new Co(II) polynuclear complexes of pyridine-2-ylmethanol, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 10526.
  7. P. Teo, T. S. A. Hor, Spacer directed metallo-supramolecular assemblies of pyridinecarboxylates, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2011, 255, 273.
  8. P. Teo, R. H. Grubbs, Facile synthesis of efficient and selective ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts with sulfonate and phosphate ligands, Organometallics, 2010, 29, 6045.  Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, Science and Technology Concentrates, November 15 2010, Vol. 88, Pg. 37.
  9. J. Zhang, P. Teo, R. Pattacini, A. Kergamot, R. Welter, G. Rogez, T.S.A. Hor, P. Braunstein, Structural effects of sodium cations in polynuclear, multicubane-type mixed Na-Ni complexes, Angewante Chemie. Intl. Ed., 2010, 49, 4443.
  10. P. Teo, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, Na+ and Ca 2+ ion selective pyridylcarboxylate rings of Pd(II) and Pt(II), Dalton Transactions, 2009, 5637.
  11. P. Teo, J. Wang, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, Isolation of cationic digold-frame with free carboxylic acid pendants, Dalton Transactions, 2009, 5009.
  12. P. Teo, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, Spacer-Directed Coordination Polymers-of-Oligomers (POLO) of Silver, Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 9561.
  13. P. Teo, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, Oligo - and polymeric Pd(II) and Pt(II) using pyridylcarboxylate spacers for topology control, Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 6464.
  14. P. Teo, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, General formation of trigonal prismatic (Ag6X5(dppf)3]+ (X = Cl, Br, I) through an usual ligand migration from NiX2(dppf) to AgOTf, Chemical Communications, 2007, 4221.
  15. P. Teo, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, Assembly of gold rings and chains with pyridyl carboxylate as directional spacer, Chemical Communications, 2007, 2225.
  16. P. Teo, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, Silver decoration of a palladacycle through a "Spacer-guest" interaction, Inorganica Chimica Acta., 2006, 359, 3435.  Special Edition for D. M. P. Mingos.
  17. P. Teo, D. M. J. Foo, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, Constructing Homo- & Heterometallic Molecular Topologies Using Pyridylcarboxylates as Spacers: Preparation of a Half-Ring Complex with Active Coordination Sites, Dalton Transactions, 2004, 20, 3389.
  18. P. Teo, L. L. Koh, T. S. A. Hor, Unusual Coordination Assemblies From Platinum(II) Thienyl and Bithienyl Complexes, Inorganic Chemistry, 2003, 42, 7290.
  1. G. Dong, P. Teo, Z. K. Wickens, R. H. Grubbs, Direct synthesis of primary alcohols from non-activated olefins: A catalytic formal anti-Markovnikov hydration process using a triple-relay catalysis system.  WO/2012/092512; PCT/US2011/067948; US09533928B2.
  2. H-M. Ng, P. Teo, Formal asymmetric hydration of olefins using triple-relay catalyst system, NUS invention disclosure, NUS Ref: 13172 A.
  3. IMRE Technology disclosure: IMRE/2018007.


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