RESEARCH Organic Chemistry
SKKU organic chemists are studying catalysis for the chemo- and stereo- selective organic reactions. Novel catalysts would enable the efficient synthesis of complex organic compounds with the interesting biological and chemical properties from the simple starting materials.
Organic Reaction Mechanism
SKKU organic chemists are conducting the mechanistic studies on the catalytic asymmetric reactions, transition-metal and Lewis-acid catalyzed reactions, and organic reactions at the excited states induced photo- and electrochemically. Collaborations with theoretical and inorganic chemists would provide the deep understanding on the basic principles of organic reaction mechanisms.
SKKU organic chemists are employing organic methods to develop the bioactive materials for the applications to medicine. Based the mechanistic principles on organic reactions, they are also searching the new synthetic processes for the bioactive materials that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances to prevent the environmental pollution.
Organic Electronic Materials
SKKU organic chemists are developing new functional organic compounds with the interesting electronic properties for the applications to Energy conversion and storages, Organic Transistors, Organic Solar Cells, and Organic Light-emitting Diodes. Breakthroughs in these areas could greatly improve the technologies in modern electronic industries.