Choe, Won-Young

Choe, Won-Young

Choe, Won-Young 최원영
Associate Professor
Inorganic Chemistry

Global sustainability is a daunting challenge for people living in new millennium. To contribute to such a global issue, we, as synthetic chemists, develop new inorganic-organic hybrid materials for energy applications. These materials are based on porous metal-organic frameworks, emerging as a new class of hybrid materials, potentially useful in many applications ranging from CO2 storage and utilization, sensors, to catalysis. Choe group focuses on multi-functional metal-organic frameworks, assembled from bio-macrocycles called porphyrins, achieve tailor-made solids for the desired functions.
Research Summary
One of the fastest growing areas in sustainable materials chemistry is metal-organic frameworks, emerging as a new class of inorganic-organic hybrid materials.We focus on porphyrin-based metal-organic frameworks with nanopores.These porphyrin-based materials will provide important chemical understanding in areas such as gas storage, heterogeneous catalysis, and chemical sensors. Currently, the group is working on physical characterization of these porphyrinic metal-organic frameworks, and the topological design of new ones.

Representative Publications
Stepwise Pillar Insertion into Metal-Organic Frameworks: A Sequential Self-Assembly Approach
Burnett, B. J.; Choe, W.* CrystEngComm. 2012.

Recent Advances in Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Frameworks: Synthetic Strategy, Materials Design, and Emerging Applications”
Burnett, B. J.; Choe, W.* CrystEngComm. 2012. 14, 3839-3846.

Sequential Self-Assembly in Metal–Organic Frameworks.
Burnett, B. J.; D.; Barron, P. M.; Choe, W. Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 3889-3894.

Stepwise Synthesis of Metal–Organic Frameworks: Replacement of Structural Organic Linkers
Burnett, B. J.; Barron, P. M.; Hu, C.; Choe, W. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 9984.

An Interdigitated Metalloporphyrin Framework: Two-Dimensional Tessellation, Framework Flexibility, and Selective Guest Accommodation.
Choi, E.-Y.; DeVries, L. D.; Novotny, R. W.; Hu, C.; Choe, W. Cryst. Growth Des.2010, 10, 171.

Highly tunable metal-organic frameworks with open metal centers.
Choi, E.-Y.; Wray, C. A.; Hu, C.; Choe, W. CrystEngComm, 2009, 11, 553.