Alfred Tang's Research
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
University of Malaya


  1. Demissie E. G.; Tang, W. K. ; Siu, C. K.* Structure–Property Relationship of Oxygen-Doped Two-Dimensional Gallium Selenide for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Revealed Density Functional Theory ACS Applied Energy Material 2022, 5, 6070-6079 (DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.2c00472)
  2. Fung, Tony H. C. ; Wong, C. L.; Tang, W. K. ; Leung, M. Y.; Low, Kam-Hung; Yam, Vivian W. W.* Photochromic Dithienylethene-containing Four-coordinate Boron(III) Compounds with a Spirocyclic Scaffold.† Chemical Communications 2022, 58, 4231-4234 (DOI: 10.1039/D2CC00107A)
  3. Wong, Eric K. H.; Chan, Michael H. Y.; Tang, W. K.; Leung, M. Y.; Yam, Vivian W. W.* Molecular Alignment of Alkynylplatinum(II) 2,6-Bis(benzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine Double Complex Salts and the Formation of Well-Ordered Nanostructures Directed by Pt···Pt and Donor−Acceptor Interactions. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2022, 144, 12, 5424–5434 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c12994)
  4. Demissie, E. G.; Lam, W. K.; Tang, W. K.*; Siu, C. K.* Decomposition of Nitrous Oxide in Hydrated Cobalt (I) Clusters: a Theoretical Insight into the Mechanistic Roles of Ligand-Binding Modes. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2021, 23, 16816-16826. (DOI: 10.1039/D1CP01820E)
  5. Rahim, M. A.; Yeap, G.-Y.*; Tang, W. K.; Siu, C.K. Experimental and DFT Studies on Well-Defined Odd-Even Effect in Organic Liquid Crystal Tetramers Incorporating Two Chiral Centers. Current Material Science 2021, 15, 90-101 (DOI: 10.2174/2666145414666210531123103)
  6. Heller, J.; Tang, W. K.; Cunningham, E. M.; Demissie, E. G.; van der Linde, C.; Lam, W. K.; Ončák, M.; Siu, C. K.*; Beyer, M. K.* Getting Ready for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction: The Infrared Spectrum of Hydrated Aluminum Hydride-Hydroxide HAlOH+(H2O)n-1, n = 9–14. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2021 60, 1 – 6
    denote equal contribution (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202105166)
  7. Xu, Z.; Tang, W. K.; Zhou, Q.; Chen, S.; Siu, C. K.; Zhu, G. On the Hydrolytic Stability of Unsymmetric Platinum(IV) Anticancer Prodrugs Containing Axial Halogens. Inorg. Chem. Front. 2021 00, 1 – 9 (DOI: 10.1039/D1QI00208B)
  8. Tang, W. K.; Mu, X. Y.; Li, M. Z.; Martens, Berden. G.; Oomens, J.*; Chu, I. K.*; Siu, C.-K.* Formation of n→π+ Interaction Facilitating Dissociative Electron Transfer in Isolated Tyrosine-containing Molecular Peptide Radical Cations. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2020, 22, 21393 – 21402 (DOI: 10.1039/D0CP00533A)
  9. Lai, C. K.; Tang, W. K.; Siu, C. K.*; Chu, I. K.* Evidence for the Prerequisite Formation of Phenoxyl Radicals in Radical-mediated Peptide Tyrosine Nitration in Vacuo. Chemistry-a European Journal 2020, 26, 331 – 335 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201904484)
  10. Andreas, H.; Milan, O.; Siu, C. K.*; Demissie, E. G.; Jakob, H.; Tang, W. K.; Beyer, M. K.* Infrared Spectroscopy of Size-selected Hydrated Carbon Dioxide Radical Anions CO2•-(H2O)n (n = 2–61) in the C-O Stretch Region. Chemistry-a European Journal 2019, 25, 10165 – 10171 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901650)
  11. Tang, W. K.; Chau, M. C.; Siu, C. K.* Role of Water in Molecular Oxygen Activation in Hydrated Chromium(I) Cluster Ions: A Theoretical Insight. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (A Special Issue on the Occasion of Prof. Helmut Schwarz's 75th Birthday) 2019, 436, 118 – 126 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2018.12.002)
  12. Mu, X. Y.; Tang, W. K.; Dong, N. P.; Li M. Z.; Siu, C,-K.*; Chu, I. K.* Cα-Cβ Bond Cleavage Occurs at the Side Chain of the N-Terminal Phenylalanine Residue during CID of Tyrosine-Containing Peptide Radical Cations. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (A Special Issue on the Occasion of Prof. Helmut Schwarz's 75th Birthday) 2018, 435, 333 – 341 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2018.10.025)
  13. van der Linde, C.*; Tang, W. K.; Siu, C. K.*; Beyer, M. K.* Kinetics of the Reaction of CO3•−(H2O)n, n = 0, 1, 2, with Nitric Acid, a Key Reaction in Tropospheric Negative Ion Chemistry. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2018, 20, 10838 – 10845 (DOI: 10.1039/C7CP07773D)
  14. Yu, X. Y.; Chau, M. C.; Tang, W. K.; Siu, C. K.*; Yao, Z. P.* Self-Assembled Binuclear Cu(II)–Histidine Complex for Absolute Configuration and Enantiomeric Excess Determination of Naproxen by Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 2018, 90, 4089 – 4097
  15. Tang, W. K.; van der Linde, C.; Siu, C. K.*; Beyer, M. K.* Hydration Leads to Efficient Reactions of the Carbonate Radical Anion with Hydrogen Chloride in the Gas Phase. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2017, 121, 192 – 197
  16. van der Linde, C.; Tang, W. K.; Siu, C. K.*; Beyer, M. K.* Electrons Mediate the Gas-Phase Oxidation of Formic Acid with Ozone. Chemistry-a European Journal 2016, 22, 12684 –12687
  17. Akhgarnusch, A.; Tang, W. K.; Zhang, H.; Siu, C. K.*; Beyer, M. K.* Charge Transfer Reactions between Gas-Phase Hydrated Electrons, Molecular Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide at Temperatures of 80-300 K. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2016, 18, 23528 – 23537
  18. Tang, W. K.; Leong, C.; Hao, Q.; Siu, C. K.* Theoretical Examination of Competitive β-Radical-Induced Cleavages of N-Cα and Cα-C Bonds of Peptides. Canadian Journal of Chemistry 2015, 93, 1355 – 1362
  19. Xu, M.; Tang, W. K.; Mu, X.; Ling, Y.; Siu, C. K.*; Chu, I. K.* α-Radical-Induced CO2 Loss From the Aspartic Acid Side Chain of the Collisionally Induced Tripeptide Aspartylglycylarginine Radical Cation. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 2015, 390, 56 – 62
  20. Herber, I.; Tang, W. K.; Wong, H. Y.; Lam, T. W.; Siu, C. K.*; Beyer, M. K.* Reactivity of Hydrated Monovalent First Row Transition Metal Ions [M(H2O)n]+, M = Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn, n < 50, Toward Acetonitrile. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2015, 119, 5566 – 5578
  21. Chu, I. K.; Siu, C.; Lau, J. K.; Tang, W. K.; Mu, X.; Lai, C. K.; Guo, X.; Wang, X.; Li, N.; Xia, Y.; Kong, X.; Oh, H. B.; Ryzhov, V.; Turecek, F.; Hopkinson, A. C.; Siu, K. W. M.* Proposed Nomenclature for Peptide Ion Fragmentation. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 2015, 390, 24 – 27