Ivan J. B. Lin


Professor,  Inorganic Chemistry

Phone: 03-8633599 (O) 03-8633560 (Lab)

Fax: 03-863-3570  

E-mail: ijblin@mail.ndhu.edu.tw

Office: D324 Science building 
Laboratory: D328 Science building

National Dong Hwa University, Shou-Feng, Hualien, 974,  Taiwan

  • Education

BS., Tamkang University ,Taiwan (1969)

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, USA. (1975)


  • Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas, USA. (1975-76)

Teaching - research Fellow, University of New Brunswick, Canada (1976-80)

Associate Professor, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (1980-83)

Professor, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (1983-2002)

Director, Graduate school of Chemistry Department, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (1984-90)

Visiting scientist, Ottawa University, Canada (1986-87)

Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (1990-96)

Professor and Chairman, Department of Chemistry, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan (2002-)


  • Research Interests

(1) Ionic Liquid Crystals

(2) Metal Containing Liquid Crystals

(3) Organometallics and Catalysis

(4) Nanometerial

(5) Crystal Engineering

(6) Langmuir BlodgettSelf-assemble of Amphiphilic MoleculesLB films)

(7) Emissive Metal-Organic Compounds


  • Selected Publications


    1. S. C. Chen, H. H. Hsueh, C. H. Chen, C. S. Lee, F.C. Liu*, I. J. B. Lin*, G. H. Lee, S. M. Peng, “Synthesis and structures of polymeric silver and mercury complexes with amido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes” , Inorg Chem Acta, JUL 1 2009, 362, 3343-3350 . (SCI)
    2. J. Y. Z. Chiou, S. C. Luo, W. C. You, Amitabha Bhattacharyya,C. Sekhar Vasam,C. H. Huang,and I. J. B. Lin*, “Gold(I) Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Pyridines”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 1950–1959. (SCI)
    3. J. C. Y. Lin, R. T. W. Huang, C. S. Lee, A. Bhattacharyya, W. S. Hwang, I. J. B. Lin*, “Coinage Metal N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes”, Chem. Rev., 2009, 109 (8), pp 3561–3598. (SCI)
    4. R. T. W. Huang, W. C. Wang, R. Y. Yang, J. T. Lu and I. J. B. Lin*,Liquid crystals of gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes†”, Dalton Trans., 2009, 7121–7131. (SCI)

    5. S. J. Hsu and I. J. B. Lin*, “Synthesis of Gold Nanosheets through Thermolysis of Mixtures of Long chain 1-Alkylimidazole and Hydrogen Tetrachloroaurate(III)”, J. Chin. Chem. Soc., 2009, 56, 98-106. (SCI)

    6. W. H. Yang , C. S. Lee , Sachindranath Pal , Y. N. Chen ,W. S. Hwang *, I. J. B. Lin , J. C. Wang, “Novel Ag(I), Pd(II), Ni(II) complexes of N,N0-bis-(2,2-diethoxyethyl)imidazole-2-ylidene: Synthesis, structures, and their catalytic activity towards Heck reaction”,J ORG CHEM, DEC 1 2008, 693, 3729-3740. (SCI)

    7. S. J. Hsu, K. M. Hsu, M. K. Leonga and I. J. B. Lin*, “AuI-benzimidazole/ imidazole Complexes. Liquid Crystals and Nanomaterials”, Dalton Trans., 2008, 1924-1931. (SCI)

    8. J. C. Y. Lin, S. S. Tang, C. S. Vasam, W. C. You, T. W. Ho, C. H. Huanga, B. J. Sun, C. Y. Huang, C. S. Lee, W. S. Hwang, A. H. H. Chang*, I. J. B. Lin*, “Structural, Photophysical and Catalytic Properties of Au(I) Complexes with 4-substituted Pyridines”, Inorg Chem., 2008, 47, 2543-2551.(SCI)

    9. Chen-Shiang Lee, Sachindranath Pal, Wei-Shiuan Yang, Wen-Shu Hwang*, I. J. B. Lin, “Bis-chelate tetracarbene palladium(II) complex as an efficient and recyclable catalyst precursor for Heck reaction” , J. Mol. Catal. A-Chem., 2008, 280, 115-121. (SCI)

    10. Yu-Shiu Lo,* Wei-Shin Chen, Jhen-Yu Yang, I. J. B. Lin, Ming-Huang Wu, Ming-Chih Shih, “Langmuir-Blodgett films of palladium(II)-imidazole liquid crystals” , Thin Solid Films 2008, 516, 1175-1182. (SCI)

    11. S. Pal, W.-S. Hwang,* I. J. B. Lin, C.-S. Lee, “Benzene benzimidazole containing Pd(II) metallacycle: Synthesis, X-ray crystallographic characterization and its use as an efficient Suzuki coupling catalyst”, J. Mol. Catal. A-Chem., 2007, 269, 197-203. (SCI)

    12. K.M. Lee,* Jack C. C. Chen, Chao-June Huang and I. J. B. Lin*, “Rectangular   architectures formed by acyclic diamido-metal-N-heterocyclic carbenes with skewed conformation” , CrystEngComm, 2007, 9, 278-281. (SCI)

    13. C.S. Vasam, I. J. B. Lin*, “Preparation and Application of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Ag(I)” , Coord. Chem. Rev., 2007, 251:642–670. (SCI)

    14. J. Y. Z. Chiou, J. N. Chen,* J. S. Lei, I. J. B. Lin*, “Ionic liquid crystals of imidazolium salts with a pendant hydroxyl group” , Journal of materials chemistry; 2006, 16 (29) : 2972-2977. (SCI)

    15. C.K. Lee, C. S. Vasam, T. W. Huang, H. M. J. Wang, R. Y. Tang, C. S. Lee, I. J. B. Lin*, “Silver (I) N-heterocyclic carbones with long N- alkyl chains ” , Organometallics., 200625 (15) : 3768-3775. (SCI)