Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations

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

Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations

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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.

(01/08/2022) Jeonguk's paper on Access to β-Lactams via Iron-Catalyzed Olefin Oxyamidation Enabled by π-Accepting Phthalocyanine Ligand is accepted in JACS. Congratulations to Jeonguk, Dongwook and Seungju!


Dr. Jianbo will go back to China, so he had a farewell seminar talk.


Professor Sukbok Chang has been selected as Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) by Clarivate in 2021. Congratulations!


SBC group went group hiking to Mt. Gyeryong with Professor!


(11/02/2021) Youyoung's paper on Ir(III)-Catalysed electrooxidative intramolecular dehydrogenative C−H/N−H coupling for the synthesis of N−H indoles is accepted in Chemical Communications. Congratulations to Youyoung and Dongwook!


(10/27/2021) Jeonghyo's paper on Cobalt-Nitrenoid Insertion-Mediated Amidative Carbon Rearrangement via Alkyl-Walking on Arenes is accepted in JACS. Congratulations to Jeonghyo, Bora, Dongwook and Jia!