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.

July, 31, 2019

Sumin Jang's paper on a Ga-based chiral solvating agent for alcohols has been accepted in iScience. Congrats to Sumin.

June, 06, 2019

Taeil Shin's paper on Hydroformylation of trisubstituted olefins has been accepted in Org. Lett. Congrats to Taeil.

May, 01, 2019

Welcome back, Dr. Ansoo Lee, to our group.

Feb, 25, 2019

We have five new graduate students. Sanghyup, Eun Jeong, Taehoon, Seunghwan, and Huong. It's a new start.

Dec, 7, 2018

Dr. Min-Seob Seo and Sumin Jang's paper on Hydrogen-Bonding Assisted Ketimine Formation has been featured as a cover in J. Org. Chem. 

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Research Topics

Ligand Design and Catalyst Development

Chiral Sensors and Asymmetric Reactions

Heterogeneous Catalysts for Organic Reactions

Molecular Design & Organic Synthesis Laboratory

Department of Chemistry, KAIST, Korea

(Lab) E6-4 Room # 3118, 042-350-2856


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