Chemistry English Faculty Faculty & Research

Seo, Sangwon



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  • OfficeE2-610
  • LabBE2-617


  • Organic Synthesis
  • Molecular Design
  • Base Metal Catalysis
  • Biocatalysis


ACADEMIC Ph. D., University of Manchester, U. K.
CAREER Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford
Young Scientist Fellow, Institute for Basic Science

Our Researches

The fundamental principle of our research is to invent new reaction modes and unique catalytic systems for sustainable organic synthesis. We aim to achieve this in as an original way as possible, not only by harnessing our expertise in organic chemistry but also by interdisciplinary approaches involving organometallic, biological, and computational chemistry as additional tools. The main focus is placed on the development of cost-effective and atom-economical organic reactions that would address the environmental issues we currently face in chemical industries.

Representative Publications

2022 “Endo-Selective Intramolecular Alkyne Hydroamidation Enabled by NiH Catalysis Incorporating Alkenylnickel Isomerization”
Hoonchyl Choi, Xiang Lyu, Dongwook Kim, Sangwon Seo*, Sukbok Chang*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 10064
2022 “Photoinduced α-C–H Amination of Cyclic Amine Scaffolds Enabled by Polar-Radical Relay”
Wongyu Lee, Dongwook Kim, Sangwon Seo*, Sukbok Chang*
Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202202971
2021 “Merging NiH Catalysis and Inner-Sphere Metal-Nitrenoid Transfer for Hydroamidation of Alkynes”
Xiang Lyu, Jianbo Zhang, Dongwook Kim, Sangwon Seo*, Sukbok Chang*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 5867
2021 “Controlled Relay Process to Access N-Centered Radicals for Catalyst-Free Amidation of Aldehydes under Visible Light”
Wongyu Lee, Hyun Ji Jeon, Hoimin Jung, Dongwook Kim, Sangwon Seo*, Sukbok Chang*
Chem 2021, 7, 495
2020 “Ring-Opening Functionalizations of Unstrained Cyclic Amines Enabled by Difluorocarbene Transfer”
Youyoung Kim, Joon Heo, Dongwook Kim, Sukbok Chang*, Sangwon Seo*
Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 4761.