Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations

Institute for Basic Science (IBS) & Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations

Professor Chang's group studies new organic reactions and mechanisms with transition metal catalysis. Research topics in our group have ranged in the development of new useful synthetic methodologies based on transition metal chemistry, synthesis of biologically important products, organic catalysis, chirality amplification and molecular mechanics based on molecular assembly. Research goals include transition metal catalyzed C–H bond functionalization for the carbon–carbon bond and carbon–heteroatom bond formation, development of useful catalytic organic transformations, methane activation and catalytic de-functionalization.

(12/01/2022) Jeonghyo's paper on Versatile Utility of Cp*Co(III) Catalysts in C–H Amination under Inner- and Outer-sphere Pathway is accepted in Synlett. Congratulations to Jeonghyo!

(10/29/2022) SBC group went group hiking to Mt. Songni!

(10/19/2022~10/21/2022) SBC group attended 130th General Meeting of the KCS in Gyeongju.

(08/24/2022~08/26/2022) SBC group attended 2022 Organic Chemistry Division of KCS Summer Workshop in Goseong. Jiwoo received the award for poster presentation. Congratulations!

(08/08/2022~08/10/2022) Professor Sehoon Park (from Guangdong-Technion Israel Institute of Technology) gave a great lecture about reaction mechanism and kinetics.


(08/03/2022) Jeonghyo's paper on Alcohol-Incorporating Diels–Alder Dimerization of In Situ Formed ortho-Quinamine via Co-Nitrenoid Insertion is accepted in Organic Letters. Congratulations to Jeonghyo, Bora and Dongwook!