Welcome

The Cheon research group has focused on the development of new catalytic reactions and methods for organic synthesis. Ultimately, we are interested in applying these methods to synthesis of complex molecules possessing interesting structural, biological, and physical properties. Particularly, we are working on the the development of novel methods to access axially chiral biaryl compounds with structural diversity and application of these methods to the preparation of naturally occurring axially chiral biaryl compounds in enantioselective manners. As such, the research in our group spans the areas of catalysis including asymmetric catalysis and organic synthesis.

We are currently looking for highly motivated graduate and undergraduate students with strong background in chemistry.
If you are interested in joining our group, please contact any of group members including Prof. Cheon.
(저희 연구실에서는 연구실에서 같이 일할 학부생 및 대학원생을 모집합니다.
유기화학에 대한 관심과 열정이 있는 학부생 및 대학원생들은 천철홍 교수를 포함하여 연구실 멤버 누구에게나 연락해 보세요.
감사합니다.)

News
[2017-9-2] Congratulations to Dr. Chun-Young Lee on his recent publication about the total synthesis of dictyoterphenyls A and B (representatives of meta-terphenyl natural products) in "Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis". You can find it on our publication page.

[2017-7-1] Good-bye to Dr. Kyung-Hee Kim. Dr. Kim will work for LG Chem (in Daejeon). We hope a great success on her life at LG Chem!!

[2017-6-15] Congratulation to Dr. Kyung-Hee Kim on obtaining a position from LG Chem!!  김경희 박사가 LG 화학에 최종 합격하였습니다. 축하합니다!!

[2017-6-9] Congratulations to Dr. Kyung-Hee Kim on defending her PhD thesis about asymmetric total synthesis of ancistrocladinium A and its atropdiastereomer!!

[2017-5-24Congratulations to Mr. Sungjong Lee on defending his Master Thesis!! 

[2017-05] Our recent publication about the divergent total syntheses of arcyriaflavin A and calothrixin B was accepted in "Organic Letters". Congratulations to Sungjong & Kyung-Hee!! You can find it on our publication page.

[2017-03] Our recent publication about the total syntheses of ancistrocladinium A and its atropdiastereomer was accepted in "Organic Chemistry Frontiers". Congratulations to Kyung-Hee!! You can find it on our publication page.

[2017-02] Our recent publication, "Concise Total Syntheses of Paullone and Kenpaullone via Cyanide-catalyzed Intramolecular Imino-Stetter Reaction" has been accepted in "Synthesis". Congratulations to Sang Eun & Seong Jong!! You can find it on our publication page.

[2017-01-02] The group welcomes four new graduate students: SeongBum Cho (조성범) (MS/PhD Integrated Program), Do Young Park (박도영, MS program), So Young Lee (이소영, MS program), and Jiye Jeon (전지예, MS program).

[2017-01-02] The group welcomes three new undergraduate students: Jinjae Park (박진재), Yeonji Jeong (정연지), Cheolwoo Bae (배철우)

[2016-12-28] Goodbye to Mr. Hong-Ahn Seo and Mr. Se Hyun Kwon with MS degree!! Hong-Ahn will work for LG Display (at Paju) and Se Hyun will work for LG Chem at Daejeon.
 
[2016-11-28] Congratulations to Hong-Ahn and Se Hyun on successfully defending the Master Thesis!!

[2016-10] Our recent publication, "Total Synthesis of Rutaecarpine and Luotonin A from an Aldimine via the Designed Cyclization" has been accepted in "Organic Letters". Congratulations to Se Hyun & Hong-Ahn!! You can find it on our publication page.

[2016-8] Our recent publication, " Synthesis of Optically Pure 3,3’-Disubstituted-1,1’-Bi-6-Methoxy-2-Phenol (BIPhOL) Derivatives via Diastereomeric Resolution" has been accepted in "Journal of Organic Chemistry". Congratulations to Jung-Min!! You can find it on our publication page.

[2016-7] Our recent publication, "Synthesis of 2-Vinylindole-3-Acetic Acid Derivatives via Cyanide-Catalyzed Imino-Stetter Reaction" has been published in "Journal of Organic Chemistry". Congratulations to Hong-Ahn!! You can find it on our publication page.

[2016-06] Our recent publication, "Concise Asymmetric Total Synthesis of ent-Ancistrocladinium A" has been published in "Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis". Congratulations to Kyung-Hee!! You can find it on our publications page.

[2016-04] A bittersweet farewell to Dr. Chun-Young Lee, who is beginning as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under supervision of Professor Martin Burke. We wish his success in the States.

[2016-02] Our recent publication, "Synthesis of 2-Aryl Substituted Indole-3-Acetic Acid Derivatives via Intramolecular Imino-Stetter Reaction of Aldimines with Cyanide" has been published in "Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis". Congratulations to Seong Jong & Hong-Ahn!! You can find it on our publications page.
 
[2016-01] The group welcomes four undergraduate students: Jun-Gu, Chae-Ho Ji-Ye, and Nan-Sil. 

[2016-01] The group welcomes two new graduate students: Eun-Joon Park (박은준) (MS/PhD Integrated Program) and Sang Eun Lee (이상은) (MS program).

[2015-12-11] Congratulations to Dr. Chun-Young Lee on defending his Ph.D. Thesis!! 

[2015-11-25] Congratulations to MS. Jung-Min Yoon on defending her Master Thesis!!