Tak-Hang (Bill) Chan

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1966- Chemistry McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada 
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organic synthesis, aqueous organometallic chemistry, ionic liquids, and medicinal chemistry
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DOI: 10.1021/ar030252f
https://www.mcgill.ca/reporter/37/17/honorary/
Tak-Hang (Bill) Chan joined the Department of Chemistry in 1966 and has an international reputation in synthetic organic chemistry and organosilicon chemistry. The "Chan Rearrangement" has been added to the professional literature, and he is a pioneer of green chemistry. Chan has published over 250 scientific papers and co-authored three textbooks, created the first green chemistry course for undergraduates and mentored more than 80 graduate and postdoctoral students. He has also served as the chair of the Department of Chemistry, dean of the Faculty of Science and vice-principal (academic) of McGill.

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Richard Keith Hill grad student 1965 Princeton
 (I. Magnetic non-equivalence of methylene protons in dissymetric benzylamines; a simple method of assignment of configuration to identically [alpha], [alpha]'- disubstituted heterocyclic basis. II. The sterochemistry of pinidine. III. The Stevens rearran..)
Robert B. Woodward post-doc 1965-1966 Harvard

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Michael A. Brook grad student 1983 McGill
Vernal J. Bryan grad student 2000 McGill
Prabhat Arya post-doc 1987-1988 McGill
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Hill RK, Chan T. (1966) Transfer of Asymmetry from Nitrogen to Carbon in the Stevens Rearrangement Journal of the American Chemical Society. 88: 866-867
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