Hong, Sung You

Hong, Sung You

Hong, Sung You 홍성유
Associate Professor
RESEARCH AREA
Organic Chemistry
CONTACT INFO

Sung You Hong was educated at Seoul National University (BSc, 2002, summa cum laude). From 2002 to 2003, he worked with Prof. Reshef Tenne at Weizmann Institute of Science as a visiting student (government invitation program), investigating the coordination chemistry of metal chalcogenides. While carrying out his graduate studies (DPhil, Organic Chemistry, 2005–2009) at the University of Oxford, he designed and synthesized non-natural glyco-conjugates under the guidance of Prof. Benjamin G. Davis (supervisor, carbohydrate chemistry) and Prof. Malcolm L. H. Green (co-advisor, organometallic chemistry). Following this, he joined in the Prof. Peter H. Seeberger Group (director, oligosaccharide- and automated synthesis) at the Max Planck Institute as a postdoctoral researcher working on the glycan synthesis through metal-catalyzed organic reactions. He began an independent career in late 2010 at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). His research has centered on the development of synthetic methods based on the understanding of catalytic manifolds and the design of reagents.
Research Summary
The major research themes in our laboratory are to develop metal-catalyzed synthetic routes to afford functionalized small molecules and to apply synthetic fine chemicals in rechargeable battery systems. Issues of selectivity, oxidation state changes of transition metal complexes, and efficiency to construct carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatoms have been the central topics of our synthetic approaches.

Representative Publications
Annulative π-extension of unactivated benzene derivatives through nondirected C–H arylation
Lee, J. B.; Jeon, M. H.; Seo, J. K.; von Helden, G.; Rohde, J.-U.; Zhao, B. S.*; Seo, J.*; Hong, S. Y.*, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 7004–7008
Chemoselective trifluoroethylation reactions of quinazolinones and identification of photostability
Maiti, S.; Kim, J.; Park, J.-H.; Nam, D.; Lee, J. B.; Kim, Y.-J.; Kee, J.-M.; Seo, J. K.; Myung, K.; Rohde, J.-U.; Choe, W.; Kwon, O.-H.*; Hong, S. Y.* J., Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 6737–6751
Direct diversification of unmasked quinazolin-4(3H)-ones through orthogonal reactivity modulation
Lee, J. B.; Kang, M. E.; Kim, J.; Lee, C. Y.; Kee, J.-M.; Myung, K.; Park, J.-U.*; Hong, S. Y.*, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 10394–10397
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, 12121-12124
An annulative synthetic strategy for building triphenylene frameworks via multiple C–H activations
Mathew, B. P.‡; Yang, H. J.‡; Kim, J.; Lee, J. B.; Kim, Y.-T.; Lee, S.; Lee, C. Y.; Choe, W.; Myung, K.; Park, J.-U.*; Hong, S. Y.*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 5007–5011