[50] Chiral 1H NMR Analysis of Carbonyl Compounds Enabled by Cationic Cobalt Complex.

Sumin Jang, Hyunwoo Kim*.  Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 4185-4189

[49] Pd-catalyzed Allylation of Imines to Acess α-CF3-substituted α-Amino Acid Derivatives.

Michael Winter, Hyunwoo Kim, Mario Waser*.  Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 42, 7122-7127

[48] A Gallium-Based Chiral Solvating Agent Enables the Use of 1H NMR Spectroscopy to Differentiate Chiral Alcohols

Sumin Jang, Hyunwoo Kim*.  iScience 2019, 19, 425-435.

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[47] Ligand-Controlled Direct Hydroformylation of Trisubstituted Olefins.

Taeil Shin, Hyungsoo Kim, Sungmin Kim, Ansoo Lee, Min-Seob Seo, Jonghoon Choi, Hyungjun Kim, Hyunwoo Kim*.  Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 5789-5791

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[46] Nickel/Briphos-Catalyzed Direct Transamidation of Unactivated Secondary Amides Using Trimethylsilyl Chloride.

Subeen Yu, Taeil Shin, Maosheng Zhang, Yuanzhi Xia, Hyunwoo Kim*, Sunwoo Lee*.  Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 7563-7566

[45] Hydrogen-Bonding Assisted Ketimine Formation of Benzophenone Derivatives.

Min-Seob Seo," Sumin Jang," Hoimin Jung, Hyunwoo Kim* J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 14300-14306

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[44] Synergistic Ligand Effect between N-Heterocyclic Carbone (NHC) and Bicyclic Phosphoramidite (Briphos) Ligands in Pd-Catalyzed Amination .

Miji Kim, Taeil Shin, Ansoo Lee, Hyunwoo Kim* Organometallics. 2018, 37, 3253-3258

[43] Stereocontrolled, Divergent, Al(III)-Catalyzed Coupling of Chiral N-Aryl Epoxy Amines and CO2.

Yuseop Lee, Jonghoon Choi, Hyunwoo Kim* Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5036-5039

[42] Synthesis of α-(4-Oxazolyl)amino Esters via Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Tandem Reaction.

Ansoo Lee, Seohee Oh, Hyunwoo Kim* Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 3319-3322

[41] Academic Research Inspired Design of an Expository Organic Chemistry Lab Course.

Thomas Taehyung Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, Sunkyu Han* J. Kor. Chem. Soc. 2018, 62, 99

[40] A Chiral Aluminum Solvating Agent (CASA) for 1H NMR Chiral Analysis of Alcohols at Low Temperature.

Min-Seob Seo, Sumin Jang, Hyunwoo Kim* ChemCommun. 2018, 54, 6804-6807

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[39] Synthesis of Enantiopure Mixed Alkyl-Aryl Vicinal Diamines by the Diaza-Cope Rearrangement: A Synthesis of (+)-CP-99,994.

Miji Kim, Hyeseung Kim, Hyunwoo Kim*, Jik Chin*; J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 12050-15058.

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[38] Computer-Aided Rational Design of Fe(III)-Catalysts for the Selective Formation of Cyclic Carbonates from CO2 and Internal Epoxides:

Indranil Sinha," Yuseop Lee," Choongman Bae, Samat Tussupbayev, Yujin Lee, Min-Seob Seo, Jin Kim, Mu-Hyun Baik*, Yunho Lee*, Hyunwoo Kim*; Catal. Sci. Technol. 2017, 7, 4375-4387.

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[37] Regiodivergent Conjugate Addition Controlled by Rhodium(I) and Palladium(II) Catalysts: A Combined Computational and Experimental Study:

Hoimin Jung," Ansoo Lee," Jin Kim, Hyunwoo Kim*, Mu-Hyun Baik*; Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 3160-3175.

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[36] Stereoselective Chiral Recognition of Amino Alcohols with 2,2'-Dihydroxybenzil:

Min-Seob Seo, Daeyoung Sun, and Hyunwoo Kim*; J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 6586-6591.

[35] Water as a Hydroxyl Source in Rh(III)-Catalyzed Directed C-H Hydroxylation of 2-Arylpyridine:

Kiseong Kim, Jaeyong Hyun, Jin Kim, and Hyunwoo Kim*; Asian J. Org. Chem. 2017, 6, 907-912.

[34] Directed C-H Activation and Tandem Cross Coupling Reactions Using Pd Nanocatalysts with Controlled Oxidation:

Kiseong Kim, Younjae Jung, Suyeon Lee, Mijong Kim, Dongwoo Shin, Hyeeun Byun, Sung June Cho*, Hyunjoon Song*, and Hyunwoo Kim*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6952-6956.

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[33] Rh(0)/Rh(III) Core-Shell Nanoparticles as Heterogeneous Catalysts for Cyclic Carbonate Synthesis:

Younjae Jung, Taeil Shin, Kiseong Kim, Hyeeun Byun, Sung June Cho*, Hyunwoo Kim*, and Hyunjoon Song*; Chem Commun. 2017, 53, 384-387.

[32] Rh(III)-Catalyzed Directed C-H Bromination and Iodination for the Synthesis of Atropisomeric Biaryls:

Kiseong Kim, Jaeyoung Hyun, Jin Kim, and Hyunwoo Kim*; Asian J. Org. Chem. 2016, 5, 1107-1110

[31] Chiral Bicyclic Bridgehead Phosphoramidite (Briphos) Ligands for Asymmetric Rhodium-Catalyzed 1,2- and 1,4-Addition:

Ansoo Lee and Hyunwoo Kim*; J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 3520-3527

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[30] Dopant-Specific Unzipping of Carbon Nanotubes for Intact Crystalline Graphene Nanostructures:

Joonwon Lim, Uday Narayan Maiti, Na-Young Kim, Rekha Narayan, Won Jum Lee, Dong Sung Choi, Youngtak Oh, Ju Min Lee,

Gil Young Lee, Seok Hun Kang, Hyunwoo Kim, Young-Hyun Kim*, and Sang Ouk Kim*; Nature Communications2016, 7, 10364

[29] Palladium-Catalyzed Dehydrative Cross-Coupling of Allylic Alcohols and N-Heterocycles Promoted by a Bicyclic Bridgehead Phosphoramidite Ligand and an Acid Additive:

Kyungjun Kang, Jaewook Kim, Ansoo Lee, Woo Youn Kim, and Hyunwoo Kim*; Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 616-619

[28] 1H NMR Chiral Analysis of Charged Molecules via Ion Pairing with Aluminum Complexes:
Min-Seob Seo and Hyunwoo Kim*; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14190-14195
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[27] Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric 1,4-Addition of α,β-Unsaturated Imino Esters Using Chiral Bicyclic Bridgehead Phosphoramidite Ligands:

Ansoo Lee and Hyunwoo Kim*; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 11250-11253

[26] Radical Chlorination with Hypervalent Iodine (III) Generated by Ligand Exchange: Revisiting Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Directed C-H Chlorination:

Kyungjun Kang, Suyeon Lee and Hyunwoo Kim*; Asian J. Org. Chem. 2015, 4, 137-140

[25]  Bicyclic Bridgehead Phosphoramidite (Briphos) Ligands with Tunable π‑Acceptor Ability and Catalytic Activity

in the Rhodium-Catalyzed Conjugate Additions:

Ansoo Lee, Seihwan Ahn, Kyungjun Kang, Min-Seob Seo, Yeonjoon Kim, Woo Youn Kim* and Hyunwoo Kim*; Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 5490-5493

[24] Highly Lewis-Acidic Pd(IV) Surface in Pd@SiO2 Nanocatalysts for Hydroalkoxylation Reactions:

Mijong Kim,# Suyeon Lee,# Kiseong Kim, Dongwoo Shin,  Hyunwoo Kim* and Hyunjoon Song* (#Equally contributed);

Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 14938-14941

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[23] Stereospecific Synthesis of γ,δ-Diamino Esters:

Jik Chin*, Soon Ho Kwon, Hyunwoo Kim, Peter Chin, Soon Mog So, and B. Moon Kim*; Eur J. Org. Chem. 2014, 4, 725-730

[22] Mother Diamine: A Universal Building Block for Making Chiral Ligands from Daughter Diamines to Binol, Binap and Monophos Analogs:

Ansoo Lee, Soon Mog So, Alan, J. Lough Hyunwoo Kim* and Jik Chin*; Asian J. Org. Chem. 2014, 3(10), 1102-1107

[21] 2,2'-Dihydroxybenzil: A Stereodynamic Probe for Primary Amines Controlled by Steric Strain:

Min-Seob Seo, Ansoo Lee, and Hyunwoo Kim*; Org. Lett2014, 16(11), 2950-2953

[20] Controlling helical chirality of cobalt complexes by chirality transfer from vicinal diamines: 

Min-Seob Seo, Kiseong Kim, and Hyunwoo Kim*; Chem. Commun201349, 11623-11625

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[19] (Review) Understanding the Interplay of Weak Forces in [3,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangement for Stereospecific Synthesis of Diamines:

Soon Mog So, Leo Mui, Hyunwoo Kim*, and Jik Chin*; Acc. Chem. Res. 2012, 45(8), 1345-1355

[18] (Review) Mimicking Nature to Make Unnatural Amino Acids and Chiral Diamiens:

Soon Mog So, Hyunwoo Kim, Leo Mui, and Jik Chin*; Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 2, 229-241

[17] A Nonpeptidic Reverse-Turn Scaffold Stabilized by Urea-Based Dual Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding:

Amiya K. Medda, Chul Min Park, Aram Jeon, Hyunwoo Kim, Jeong-Hun Shon*, and Hee-Seung Lee*; Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 3486-3489

[16] A More Comprehensive and Highly Practical Solutions to Enantioselective Aldehyde Crotylation:

Hyunwoo Kim, Stephen Ho, and James, L. Leighton*; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 6517-6520

[15] Stereospecific Synthesis of α-Substituted syn-α,β-Diamino Acids by the Diaza-Cope Rearrangement:

Hyunwoo Kim, and Jik Chin*; Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 5258-5260

[14] Stereospecific Synthesis of Alkyl-Substituted Vicinal Diamines from the Mother Diamine: Overcoming the "Intrinsic Barrier" to the Diaza-Cope Rearrangement Reaction:

Hyunwoo Kim, Mima Staikova, Alan, J. Lough, and Jik Chin*; Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 157-160

[13] Electronic Effect on the Kinetics of the Diaza-Cope Rearrangement :

Dong-Nam Lee, Hyunwoo Kim, Leo Mui, Seung-Woon Myung, Jik Chin*, and Hae-Jo Kim*; J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 3330-3334

[12] (Review) Preparation of Chiral Diamines by the Diaza-Cope Rearrangment (DCR):

Hyunwoo Kim, Soon Mog So, Jik Chin*, and B. Moon Kim*; Aldrichimica Acta, 2008, 41, 77

[11] Stereospecific Diaza-Cope Rearrangement Driven by Steric Strain:

Hyunwoo Kim, Yen Nguyen, Alan, J. Lough, and Jik Chin*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 8678-8681

[10] Highly Stereospecific Generation of Helical Chirality by Imprinting with Amino Acids: A Universal Sensor for

Amino Acid Enantiopurity:

Hyunwoo Kim, Soon Mog So, Cindy Pai-Hui Yen, Elisangela Vinhato, Alan, J. Lough, Jong-In Hong*, Hae-Jo Kim*, and Jik Chin*;

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 8657-8660

[9] Rapid Enantiomeric Excess and Concentration Determination Using Simple Racemic Metal Complexes:
Sonia Nieto, Vincent M. Lynch, Eric V. Anslyn, Hyunwoo Kim, Jik Chin; Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 5167-5170

[8] Stereospecific Synthesis of C2 Symmetric Diamines from the Mother Diamine by Resonance-Assisted Hydrogen-Bond Directed Diaza-Cope Rearrangement:
Hyunwoo Kim, Yen Nguyen, Cindy Pai-Hui Yen, Leonid Chagal, Alan, J. Lough, B. Moon Kim*, and Jik Chin*;

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 12184-12191

[7] High-Throughput Screening of Identity, Enantiomeric Excess, and Concentration Using MLCT Transitions in CD Spectroscopy:

Sonia Nieto, Vincent M. Lynch, Eric V. Anslyn, Hyunwoo Kim, and Jik Chin; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 9232-9233

[6] Diastereoselective Diaza-Cope Rearrangement Reaction:
Hyunwoo Kim, Doo Seoung Choi, Cindy Pai-Hui Yen, Alan J. Lough, Choong Eui Song*, and Jik Chin*; Chem. Commun. 2008,


[5] Electronic and Steric Effects in Diamine Recognition with a Highly Rigid Zn(II) Complex:
Woosung Kim, Cindy Chun, Hyunwoo Kim, Alan J. Lough, B. Moon Kim*, and Jik Chin*; Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2007, 28, 133-135

[4] Substrate-Directed Stereoselectivity in Vicinal Diamine-Catalyzed Synthesis of Warfarin:
Hyunwoo Kim, Cindy Yen, Philippa Preston, and Jik Chin*; Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 5239-5242

[3] Preorganization in Highly Enantioselective Diaza-Cope Rearrangement Reaction:
Hae-Jo Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, Gamil Alhakimi, Eui June Jeong, Nirusha Thavarajah, Lisa Studnicki, Alicja Koprianiuk, Alan J. Lough, Junghun Suh*, and Jik Chin*; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 16370-16371

[2] (S,S)-N,N'-Dicyanoethyl-1,2-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)-Ethylenediamine:
Cindy P. Chun, Woosung Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, Jik Chin and Alan J. Lough; Acta Cryst. 2005, E61, o4328-o4330

[1]  Asymmetric Pronation of Ketone Enolates Using Chrial β-Hydroxyethers: Acidity-Tuned Enantioselectiviety:
B. Moon Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, Woosung Kim, Keun Young Im, and Jin Kyoon Park; J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 5104-5107

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