W.-R. Li
Position Professor
Name W.-R. Li
Email ch01@ncu.edu.tw
Office Tel No. (03) 4227151 ext. 65907
研究專長 Drug and Material Discovery

Research Interests

Current research focuses on the development of enabling technologies for the discovery of novel therapeutic drugs and materials.
Specific aims are :

(一)Drug discovery、imaging agents, and biotechnology research:

  1. 1.To generate new classes of low molecular weight protein phosphatase inhibitors with high potency and specificity.
  2. 2.To design and synthesize Ga-based imaging agents.
  3. 3.To develop new ELISA kits, diagnostic biochips, and biosensors detecting drug residues.

(二)Material、specialty chemicals, and nanochnology research:

  1. 1.To investigate new materials in application for solar cells.
  2. 2.To prepare nano solid phasefluoroscent chemosensors for ions.
  3. 3.To explore and develop innovative and patentable processes for specialty chemicals such as light stabilizers (UV absorbers), photoresists, flame retardants, and nanocelluloses.

Country School Name Department Degree
Taiwan, ROC National Taiwan Normal University Chemistry B.S.
USA University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Ph.D.
Organization Title Department Job Title Duration
National Central University Chemistry 特聘教授 2007.01 ~ Up to today
National Central University Chemistry Professor 2002.01 ~ Up to today
National Central University Chemistry Associate Professor 1996.01 ~ 2002.01
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., USA Senior Scientist 1993.01 ~ 1996.01
University of Pennsylvania, USA Chemistry Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1991.01 ~ 1993.01
Personal Journal
Selected Publications:

17. Ting-Yu Li, Chaochin Su*, Suri Babu Akula, Wei-Gang Sun, Hung-Ming Chien, and Wen-Ren Li*,“New Pyridinium Ylide Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Applications”, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3386.

16. Sasipriya Kathirvel, Chaochin Su*, Chiao-Yu Yang, Yung-Jen Shiao, Bo-Ren Chen,Wen-Ren Li*, “The growth of TiO2 nanotubes from sputter-deposited Ti film on transparent conducting glass for photovoltaic applications”, Vacuum, 2015, 118, 

15. Chung-Yen Li, Chaochin Su*, Hsiou-Hsuan Wang, Prabakaran Kumaresan, Chia-Hsuan Hsu, I-Ting Lee, Wei-Chun Chang, Yogesh S. Tingare, Ting-Yu Li, Chia-Feng Lin, Wen-Ren Li*, “Design and development of cyclometalated ruthenium complexes containing thiophenyl-pyridine ligand for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Dyes and Pigments, 2014, 100, 57.

14. Wei-Chun Chang, Chaochin Su*, Shih-Yu Ho, Kumaresan Prabakaran, Yogesh S. Tingare, Chung-Yen Li, Ting-Yu Li, Sheng-Han Tsai and Wen-Ren Li*, “Remarkable effects of primary amide substitution in the sensitizer: an efficient route to enhance the photocurrent density of the solar cell”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 8716.

13. Shih-Yu Ho, Chaochin Su*, Chieh-Chung Cheng, Sasipriya Kathirvel, Chung-Yen Li and Wen-Ren Li*, “Preparation, characterization, and application of titanium nano-tube array in dye-sensitized solar cells”, Nanoscale Res. Lett., 2012, 7:147.

12. Huei-Siou Chen, Wei-Chun Chang, Chaochin Su*, Ting-Yu Li, Nai-Mu Hsu, Yogesh S. Tingare, Chung-Yen Li, Jun-Han Shie and Wen-Ren Li*, “Carbene-based ruthenium photosensitizers”, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 6765.

11. Wei-Chun Chang, Huei-Siou Chen, Ting-Yu Li, Nai-Mu Hsu, Yogesh S. Tingare, Chung-Yen Li, Yi-Cheng Liu, Chaochin Su,* and Wen-Ren Li*, “Highly Efficient N-Heterocyclic Carbene/Pyridine-Based Ruthenium Sensitizers: Complexes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 8161.

10. Chu-Chen Cheng, Kuan-Huei Hsieh, Yi-Chih Lei, Yung-Te Tai, Tong-Hsuan Chang, Shi-Yuan Sheu, Wen-Ren Li, and Tzong-Fu Kuo*, “Development and Residue Screening of the Furazolidone Metabolite, 3-Amino-2-oxazolidinone (AOZ), in Cultured Fish by an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay”, J. Agric. Food Chem. 2009, 57, 5687.

9. Nai-Mu Hsu and Wen-Ren Li*, “Accelerated Red Phosphorescent Emitters Discovery through Combinatorial Organometallic Synthesis and Screening Methodology”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 4138.

8. Purushottam M. Dewang, Nai-Mu Hsu, Shao-Zheng Peng and Wen-Ren Li*, “Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases and Their Inhibitors”, Curr. Med. Chem., 2005, 12, 1.

7. Chih-Ho Tai, Hsiao-Ching Wu and Wen-Ren Li*, “Studies on a Novel Safety-Catch Linker Cleaved by Pummerer Rearrangement”, Org. Lett., 2004, 6, 2905.

6. Meei-Shiou Chern, Ying-Kai Shih, Purushottam M. Dewang and Wen-Ren Li*, “Traceless Solid Phase Synthesis of Carbolinones”, J. Comb. Chem., 2004, 6, 855.

5. Wen-Ren Li*, Sung Tsai Lin, Nai-Mu Hsu, and Meei-Shiou Chern, “Efficient Total Synthesis of Pulchellalactam, a CD45 Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Inhibitor”, J. Org. Chem., 2002, 67, 4702.

4. Wen-Ren Li*, Sung Tsai Lin, and Nai-Mu Hsu, “New Phenanthridine Linkers for Solid Phase Synthesis of Acid-Containing Compounds”, J. Comb. Chem., 2001, 3, 634.

3. Wen-Ren Li*, Nai-Mu Hsu, Hsueh-Hsuan Chou, Sung Tsai Lin, and Yu-Sheng Lin, “Development of a Novel Oxidatively Removable and Recyclable Linker for Combinatorial Solid Phase Synthesis”, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 2000, 401.

2. Wen-Ren Li*, Kwo-Cheng Kao, Ying-Chih Yo, and Chung. K. Lai, “Liquid Crystalline Properties of Unsaturated 2,5-Piperazinedione Derivatives”, Helv. Chim. Acta., 1999, 82, 9, 1400.

1. Wen-Ren Li* and Shao-Zheng Peng, “Rational Design and Synthesis of Unsaturated 2,5- Dioxopiperazine Derivatives as Potential Protein Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors”, Tetrahedron Lett., 1998, 39, 7373.