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Welcome to Hyunwoo KIM Group at KAIST Chemistry

Our research is centered on synthetic organic chemistry combining physical organic, organometallic, and computational chemistry. We rationally design small organic compounds that can be used for the development of highly selective and efficient new catalysts that mediate fundamentally interesting and useful organic reactions. More specifically, we are interested in the development of stereoselective catalysts to make chiral compounds with high enantiopurity which are valuable for pharmaceutical industry.

Group News

Feb 26, 2024

We officially welcome a new graduate student, Dohyeong Kim

Jan 16, 2024

Jumi earned the BCSJ Award for Outstanding Oral Presentation at the 12th WOCJC held in Tokyo.

Jan 05, 2024

Huong's paper on "19F NMR-based Plasma Amine Profiling" has been accepted in Analytical Chemistry. Congrats to Huong.

Nov 15, 2023

Minjeong was honored with a poster award at the 28th Korea Society of Organic Synthesis meeting.

Nov 8, 2023

Jumi's paper on "Chiral Analysis of Monosaccharides" has been accepted in Analytical Chemistry. Congrats to Jumi.

Research Topics

Ligand Design and Catalyst Development

Chiral Sensors and Asymmetric Reactions

Heterogeneous Catalysts for Organic Reactions

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