Yoo, Changho

Assistant Professor

Lab: NSB (108) 808
Office: NSB (108) 801-12
Phone: +82-52-217-2694

Yoo, Changho

Assistant Professor

Lab: NSB (108) 808
Office: NSB (108) 801-12
Phone: +82-52-217-2694
Research Areas
Organometallic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, CO2 Utilization
Research Summary

Our laboratory is dedicated to tackling challenges in catalysis with inorganic and organometallic approaches. Achieving sustainability in the chemical industry is of significant importance in addressing global climate change and energy crisis. To address these issues, we focus on developing novel catalysts and reactions that enable the conversion of CO2 and renewable feedstocks using earth-abundant metals. Our approaches are based on a fundamental understanding of catalysts and their mechanisms, while employing modern concepts and techniques of coordination chemistry. Through these efforts, our ultimate goal is to make contributions to carbon neutrality and sustainability in the chemical industry.

Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, KAIST (2016)
B.S., Chemistry, KAIST (2011)

Career

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UNIST (2023.08~)
Senior Researcher, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (2020.11~2023.08)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill (2017.11~2020.9)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, KAIST (2016.9~2017.10)

Selected Publications
Nickel-catalyzed ester carbonylation promoted by imidazole-derived carbenes and salts
Yoo, C.; Bhattacharya, S.; See, X. Y.; Cunningham, D. W.; Acosta-Calle, S.; Perri, S. T.; West, N. M.; Mason, D. C.; Meade, C. D.; Osborne, C. W.; Turner, P. W.; Kilgore, R. W.; King, J.; Cowden, J. H.; Grajeda, J. M.; Miller, A.J.M.
Science 382, 815 (2023)
Merging Biomass and CO2 Utilization; Process Design and Assessment on Simultaneous Production of Lactic Acid and Formic Acid from Glycerol and CO2
Park, J.†; Valekar, A. H.†; Oh, K.-R.; Awad, A.; Song, I.-H.; Yoo, C.*; An, J.*; Hwang, Y.-K.*
Chem. Eng. J. 463, 14210 (2023)
Stepwise iodide-free methanol carbonylation via methyl acetate activation by pincer iridium complexes
Yoo, C.; Miller, A. J. M.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 143, 12633-12643 (2021)
Direct CO2 addition to a Ni(0)-CO species allows the selective generation of a nickel(II) carboxylate with expulsion of CO
Sahoo, D.†; Yoo, C.†; Lee, Y.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 2179-2185 (2018)
A T-shaped Ni(I) Metalloradical Species
Yoo, C.; Lee, Y.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 9502-9506 (2017)
Research Highlights