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Dr. Jason Lim Yuan Chong

Scientist I


Soft Materials (SOF) Department


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

Research Details

Fundamentals and applications of Supramolecular Chemistry, mechanically-interlocked molecules, molecular self-assembly, halogen bonding, gel materials.

  • Supramolecular molecular recognition and sensing.

  • Halogen bonding and other sigma-hole non-covalent interactions.   

  • Supramolecular polymers and hydrogels   

  • Homogeneous metal-based and organic supramolecular catalysis   

  • Polymer synthesis and characterisation

  • Postdoctoral research, University of Oxford (2017-2018)

  • Specialist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (2012-2013)

  • DPhil Inorganic Chemistry, University of Oxford (2017)

  • BSc. (Hons) Chemistry, Imperial College London (2012)

  • Poster Prize, International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (2016)

  • National Science Scholarship (PhD), A*STAR (2013)

  • HVA Briscoe Prize for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry (2012)

  • A*STAR Roll of Honour (2012)

  • Chairman’s Honours List, A*STAR (2010-2012)

  • Oxford University Press (OUP) Achievement in Chemistry Prize (2010)

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

  • Member, American Chemical Society

Please see for full list.

  • “Isoselective Lactide Ring Opening Polymerisation using [2]Rotaxane Catalysts”, J. Y. C. Lim, N. Yuntawattana, P. D. Beer and C. K. Williams, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, in press.

  • “Anion Recognition in Water by Charge-neutral Halogen and Chalcogen Bonding Foldamer Receptors”, A. Borissov, I. Marques, J. Y. C. Lim, V. Félix, M. D. Smith and P.D. Beer, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 4119-4129.

  • “Sigma Hole Interactions in Anion Recognition (review article)”, J.Y.C. Lim and P.D. Beer,

    Chem (Cell Press), 2018, 4, 731-783.

  • Chiral Halogen Bonding [3]Rotaxanes for Recognition and Sensing of Biologically-Relevant Dicarboxylate Anions”, J.Y.C. Lim, I. Marques, V. Félix and P.D. Beer, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 584-488.

  • Enantioselective Anion Recognition using Chiral Halogen Bonding [2]Rotaxanes”, J.Y.C. Lim, I. Marques, V. Félix and P.D. Beer, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 12228-12239.

  • Chalcogen Bonding Macrocycles and [2]Rotaxanes for Anion Recognition”, J.Y.C. Lim, I. Marques, A.L. Thompson, K.E. Christensen, V. Félix and P.D. Beer, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 3122-3133

  • Strong and Selective Halide Anion Binding by Neutral Halogen Bonding [2]Rotaxanes in Wet Organic Solvents”, J.Y.C. Lim, T. Bunchuay and P.D. Beer, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 4700-4707.

  • Halogen bonding-enhanced Electrochemical Halide Anion Sensing by Redox-active Ferrocene Receptors”, J.Y.C. Lim, M.J. Cunningham, J.J. Davis and P.D. Beer, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 14640-14643

  • “A Functionalised Nickel Cyclam Catalyst for CO2 Reduction: Electrocatalysis, Semiconductor Surface Immobilisation and Light-driven Electron Transfer”, G. Neri, J.J. Walsh, C. Wilson, A. Reynal, J.Y.C. Lim, X. Li, A.J.P. White, N.J. Long, J.R. Durrant and A.J. Cowan, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 1562-1566.

  • Two-way Free Radical and Antioxidant Sensors using Redox-Responsive Fluorescent Metal Nanoclusters, Singapore Patent No. 201304947-3      
  • Method of Forming Controlled-Release Silver Nanoclusters with Photoluminescent, Antimicrobial and Toxin Inhibition Properties, Singapore Patent No. 201307789-6  

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