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Ta-Shue Chou, Chinese chemist, researcher. Achievements include development of new synthetic methodology in organic chemistry, including use of 3-sulfolenes as synthetic equivalents of substituted butadienes; use of ultrasonically dispersed potassium as a powerful reducing agent.

Background

Chou, Ta-Shue was born on October 26, 1950 in Taipei, Taiwan. Son of Heou-Feou and Chih (Kiang) Chou.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Texas, 1979.

Career

Food scientist Food Industry Research and Development Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 1979-1980. Associate research fellow Institute Chemistry Academia Sinica, Taipei, 1980-1985, research fellow Institute Chemistry, from 1985, director Institute Chemistry, 1987-1996. Associate professor National Taiwan University, 1981—1986, professor, from 1986.

Project reviewer National Science Council, Taipei, 1982-1986. Member international advisory board MOLECULES since 1996, Invited Professor department of Chemistry University of Louis Pasteur Strasbourg France 1995 (with J.F. Biellmann), visiting scholar department of Chemistry Princeton University New Jersey United States of America 1996 (with M.F. Semmelhack), visiting professor department of Chemistry Zhejiang University 1995, honorary professor Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry 1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of new synthetic methodology in organic chemistry, including use of 3-sulfolenes as synthetic equivalents of substituted butadienes. Use of ultrasonically dispersed potassium as a powerful reducing agent.

Membership

Second lieutenant Taiwanese Army 1972-1974, Chairman International Symposium on Organic Reactions Taipei, general secretary International Chemical Congress Taipei: Synthetic Chemistry 1991, chairman International Symposium on Organic Reactions Kyoto, vice-chairman International Symposium on Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 1992, chairman International Chemical Congress Taipei: Analytical Chemistry Kaohsiung 1993, chairman International Symposium on Asymmetric Synthesis Taichung 1994, 3rd International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists Taipei 1994, Sino-French Symposium on Organic Chemistry Taipei 1995, 15th International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry Taipei 1995, coordinator Franco-Chinese Symposium on Organic and Organometallic Chemistry, Strasbourg France 1996. Member American Chemical Society 1975, Chinese Chemical Society 1981, International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, since 1994, International Council On Main Group Chemistry 1995, executive secretary of Chinese Chemical Society 1986, board member Supervisors of Chinese Chemical Society 1988-1990, director Academic Affairs of Chinese Chemical Society.1991-1992, vice-president Chinese Chemical Society 1992, president Chinese Chemical Society 1993-1994.

Connections

Married Jane Tsen, March 7, 1981. Children: Yu-Tong, Tao-An.

father:
Heou-Feou Chou

mother:
Chih (Kiang) Chou

spouse:
Jane Tsen

child:
Yu-Tong Chou

child:
Tao-An Chou