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.

(06/13/2024) Hoimin's paper entitled "Photoinduced Group Transposition via Iridium-Nitrenoid Leading to Amidative Inner-Sphere Aryl Migration" is now accepted for publication at Angewandte Chemie International Edition! Congratulations to Hoimin, Daniel and Dongwook!

(05/14/2024) We celebrated Teacher's day with a cake and a beautiful poster made by Younghoon, Beomgu and Eojin!


(05/09/2024) Hoimin gave a heartwarming farewell speech at his last lab seminar, marking the end of his six-year journey at SBC lab. We also enjoyed pizza and beer in the rooftop garden under a dazzling sunset! 


(05/14/2024) Xiang's paper entitled "Enantioselective Access to β-Amino Carbonyls via a Ni-Catalyzed Formal Olefin Hydroamidation" is now accepted for publication at JACS! Congratulations to JeongUk, Bumsu and Dongwook!

(04/24/2024~04/26/2024) Our group attended the 133rd General Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society (KCS), which was held at Suwon. We had valuable opportunities to learn different chemistry from various universities! Some of group members gave poster presentations and won prizes! Congrats!

(04/08/2024) Hoonchul's paper entitled "Mechanistic Approach Toward the C4-Selective Amination of Pyridines via Nucleophilic Substitution of Hydrogen" is now accepted for publication at Angewandte Chemie International Edition! Congratulations to Hoonchul, Won Seok, Pit, Jianbo and Dongwook Kim!