Cheow Yuen Lin


PhD (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Telephone: (+603) 5514 6000, ext: 44401 (DID: 5514 4401)
Room number: 4-8-38 (Building 4, Level 8, No. 38)
  • Natural Product Chemistry: We isolate and characterise novel bioactive compounds from Malaysian tropical plants and bacteria obtained from tropical peat swamp forest soil.
  • Organometallic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry: We are currently studying the synthesis and structural characterisation of Group 10 Metal N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) complexes and its biological activities.  

Yoong Kit Aw, Kuan Shion Ong, Catherine Mary Yule, Yuen Lin Cheow, Learn-Han Lee, Sui Mae Lee (2016). Newly isolated Paenibacillus tyrfis sp. nov., from Malaysian tropical peat swamp soil with broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(219), 1-9. doi:

Yuen Lin Cheow, Sumod A. Pullarkat, Yongxin Li, Pak-Hing Leung (2012). Asymmetric hydroarsination reactions toward synthesis of alcohol functionalised C-chiral As-P ligands promoted by chiral cyclometallated complexes. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 696, 4215-4220.

Sumod A. Pullarkat, Yuen Lin Cheow, Yongxin Li and Pak-Hing Leung (2009).  Enantioselective, High-yielding Synthesis of Alcohol-Functionalised Diphosphanes Utilizing Asymettric Control with a Chiral Auxilliary. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2375-2382.

Gwendoline Cheng Lian Ee, Yuen Lin Cheow (2008). Secondary Metabolites from two Garcinia Species and their Biological Acitivities, Asian J. of Chem. Vol 20, 343-351.

G.C.L.Ee, A.S.M.Kua, Y.L Cheow, C.K.Lim, V. Jong and M. Rahmani (2004). A new pyranoxanthone Inophyllin B from Calophyllum inophyllum (Guttiferae). Natural Product Sciences, 2004, 10(2), 220-222.  

Natural Product Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry

PhD Students (Present)

  1. Yong Mei Mun (co-supervision) 
  2. Steven Aw Yoong Kit (co-supervision) 
  3. Nirupam Biswas (co-supervision)
  4. Ong Kuan Shiong  (co-supervision) 
  5. Cheong Siew Loon (co-supervision)
  6. Yaw Chong Wey (co-supervision) 
  7. Wong Kak Ming (co-supervision) 
  8. Choo Kar Bee (main supervision)
  9. Carrie Sim Siew Fang (co-supervision)
  10. Chen Si Hui (co-supervision)

Honours Students (Present)

  1. Gabrial Ong Ching Shien (co-supervision)
  2. Mah Wee Li (main-supervision)