Choe, Wonyoung

Choe, Wonyoung

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Choe, Wonyoung 최원영
Associate Professor
RESEARCH AREA
Inorganic Chemistry
CONTACT INFO

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
Cross-linking Zr-based Metal-Organic Polyhedra via Postsynthetic Polymerization
Nam, D.; Huh, J.; Lee, J.; Kwak, J. H.; Jeong, H. Y.; Choi, K.; Choe, W. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 7765.

Nickel-Catalyzed Azide–Alkyne Cycloaddition To Access 1,5-Disubstituted 1,2,3-Triazoles in Air and Water
Kim, W. G.; Kang, M. E.; Lee, J. B.; Jeon, M. H.; Lee, S.; Lee, J.; Choi, B.; Cal, P. M. S. D.; Kang, S.; Kee, J.-M.; Bernardes, G. J. L.; Rohde, J.-U.; Choe, W.; Hong, S. Y. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (35), 12121.

Evolution of form in metal-organic frameworks
Lee, J. Y.; Kwak, J. H.; Choe, W. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14070.

“Nanoscale Lattice Fence” in a Metal–Organic Framework: Interplay between Hinged Topology and Highly Anisotropic Thermal Response
DeVries, L. D.; Barron, P. M.; Hurley, E. P.; Hu, C,; Choe ,W. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133 (38), 14848.

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.