Dr. Thanapong Kreethadumrongdat


Contact Information:

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Chulalongkorn University
Phayathai Road
, Patumwan
Bangkok 10330, THAILAND

Office: 1527/2 Mahamakut Building
Tel: 02-2187638
Fax: 02-2187598
E-mail: thanapong.k@chula.ac.th


Personal Home Page:   http://pioneer.netserv.chula.ac.th/~kthanapo


Teaching/Research Field:

Organic Chemistry


Research Unit(s):

Research Center for Bioorganic Chemistry


Current Research Topics:

·        Organic Synthesis





·        2003 Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

·        1997 Bs.C. in chemistry Chulalongkorn Univesity, Bangkok, Thailand (First class honors)


Work Experiences:

·        Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University


Scholarship and Awards:

·        Royal Award for Excellence as a student in science, technology, and mathematics by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn in collaboration with the Youth Promotion and Corporation Committee Office, 1992

·        Royal Award for Excellence as an outstanding student by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, 1992

·        Department of Chemistry Award of Excellence (Chulalongkorn University), 1994 and 1995

·        Thep Chiangthong Fellowship, 1995; Precha Sarakitkamhang Award, 1995

·        Royal Thai Government Scholarship by the Development and Promotion of Science and Technology (DPST), 1991-2003




1.        Cohen, T.; Kreethadumrongdat, T.; Liu, X.; Kulkarni, V. “Use of Aromatic Radical-Anions in the Absence of THF. Tandem Formation and Cyclization of Benzyllithiums Derived from the Attack of Homo- and Bishomoallyllithiums on a-Methylstyrenes: Two-Pot Synthesis of Cuparene”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123(15), 3478-3483.

2.       Cheng, D.; Kreethadumrongdat, T.; Cohen, T. “Allylic Lithium Oxyanionic Directed and Facilitated Simmons-Smith Cyclopropanation: Stereoselective Synthesis of (±)-cis-Sabinene Hydrate and a Novel Ring Expansion”, Org. Lett. 2001, 3(13), 2121-2123.

3.       Kreethadumrongdat, T.; Liu, X.; Cohen, T. “The Use of Sulfur-stabilized Allylic Nucleophiles and Phenylthio-substituted Dienes in the One-Flask Preparation of 1,2-Divinylcyclopropanes and their Cope Rearrangement to Phenylthio-substituted 1,4-Cycloheptadienes”, manuscript in preparation.

4.       Kreethadumrongdat, T.; Cohen, T. “1,2-Wittig rearrangements of lithiated aryl allyl ethers proceed by an intramolecular anionic aromatic substitution rather than a radical fragmentation-recombination mechanism”, manuscript in preparation.