(Lecture, Jan 11) Development of Selective C–C and C–N Bond Formation Reactions via Organo- and Organometallic Catalysis
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Title: Development of Selective C–C and C–N Bond Formation Reactions via Organo- and Organometallic Catalysis
Speaker: Prof. Soon Hyeok Hong (Seoul National University)
Time: 3:30 -4:30 p.m., Jan. 11th, 2017
Venue: Room 214, Building No. 16, Wushan Campus

[A brief introduction to Prof. Soon Hyeok Hong]

Education
2002-2007, California Institute of Technology(Pasadena, California)
Ph.D. in Chemistry (March 2007); Advisor: Professor Robert H. Grubbs
1997-1999, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)
M.S. in Chemistry (February 1999); Advisor: Professor Young Keun Chung
1992-1996, Seoul National University(Seoul, Korea)
B.S. in Chemistry (September 1996) 

Professional Experience
2013 – Present,Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University
2011–2013,Assistant Professor,Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University
2008–2011, Nanyang Assistant Professor,Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2007-2008, Research Scientist, Materia, Inc., Pasadena, California
2007, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, Advisor: Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart
Awards (as PI): 2010 ~ 2016
2016, Asian Core Program Lectureship Award, Japan2015, Asian Core Program Lectureship Award, China and Hong Kong
2011, Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2010, Asian Core Program Lectureship Award, Taiwan
 
Prof. S. H. Hong focuses on developing useful, practical, and selective synthetic methods that generate minimal by-product is of critical importance in both academic and industrial research. The research of his group seeks to develop practical and environmentally friendly synthetic methodology using transition metal catalysts. Specifically, Prof. Hong has explored novel C–N formation reactions from primary alcohols and various N-sources, chemical synthesis using CO2 and methanol as C1 sources, and development of organometallic catalysts based on N-heterocyclic carbene ligands. Recently, His group has developed a novel catalytic activation of isocyanide using NHC as an organocatalyst. Also, Prof. Hong has made significant efforts to solve problems on efficiency and selectivity in challenging C–H functionalization reactions. Up to now, Prof. Hong has already published around 30 papers in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Int. Ed, and Chem. Sci. etc.


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