Publications 2020 – present

Recent Publications


Revisiting the Reaction of IPr with Tritylium: An Alternative Mechanistic Pathway

Chem. Eur. J. 2022, e202203364.

H. Song, E. Lee*


Design strategy for redox-active organic materials derived from N-heterocyclic carbenes

Trends in Chemistry 2022.

H. Song, E. Lee*


Mechanistic Studies for Pd(II)(O2) Reduction Generating Pd(0) and H2O: Formation of Pd(OH)2 as a Key Intermediate

Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 14544.

J. Cha, E. Lee*, D. Y. Yandulov


Ambiphilic Singlet Carbenes: Electron Donors and Acceptors

Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2022Accepted.

H. Kim, E. Lee*


Persistent Radicals Derived from N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for Material Applications

Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, 55, 2213.

H. Song, E. Pietrasiak, E. Lee*


Syntheses and Applications of Indol-2-ylidene-Ligated Ruthenium-Based Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

Organometallics 2022, 41, 1905.

M. Kim,^ H. Kim,^ S. Kim,^ S. Hong*, E. Lee*


Cobalt-Catalyzed Formation of Grignard Reagents via C‒O or C‒S Bond Activation

J. Org. Chem. 2022, 87, 8380.

E. Pietrasiak, S. Ha, S. Jeon, J. Jeong, J. Lee, J. Seo,* E. Lee*


Oxidative versus basic asynchronous hydrogen atom transfer reactions of Mn(III)-hydroxo and Mn(III)-aqua complexes

Inorg. Chem. Front. 2022, 9, 3233.

J. Zhang, Y.-M. Lee, M. S. Seo, Y. Kim, E. Lee, S. Fukuzumi,* W. Nam*


Reversible ammonia uptake at room temperature in a robust and tunable metal–organic framework

RSC Adv., 2022, 12, 7605.

J. Lee, Y. Seo, D. W. Kang, S. Park, H. Kim, J. Kim, K. Kim, C. S. Hong,* D.-W. Lim,* E. Lee*


Grignard reagent formation via C-F bond activation: a centenary perspective

Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 2799.

E. Pietrasiak, E. Lee*



Construction of Stable Metal–Organic Framework Platforms Embedding N-Heterocyclic Carbene Metal Complexes for Selective Catalysis

Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 18687–18697.

H. Kim, H. Kim, K. Kim, E. Lee*


Generation of N-H imines from α-Azidocarboxylic Acids through Ru-catalyzed Decarboxylation

J. Org. Chem. 2021, 86, 17409.

H. Y. Jo, J. M. Lee, E. Pietrasiak, E. Lee*, Y. H. Rhee*, J. Park*


Deeper Understanding of Mononuclear Manganese(IV)–Oxo Binding Brønsted and Lewis Acids and the Manganese(IV)–Hydroxide Complex

Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 16996–17007.

D. G. Karmalkar, M. S. Seo, Y.-M. Lee, Y. Kim, E. Lee*, R. Sarangi*, S. Fukuzumi*, and W. Nam*


Reduction of highly bulky triphenolamine molybdenum nitrido and chloride complexes

Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 14139.

D. Y. Bae, G. Lee, E. Lee*


Pyrrolinium-Substituted Persistent Zwitterionic Ferrocenate Derivative Enabling the Application of Ferrocene Anolyte

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 46558.

H. Song, G. Kwon, C. Citek, S. Jeon, K. Kang*, and E. Lee*


Fixation of Dinitrogen at an Asymmetric Binuclear Titanium Complex

Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 12813.

D. Y. Bae, G. Lee, E. Lee*


Theoretical Assessment of Dinitrogen Fixation on Carbon Atom

Chem Asian J. 2021, 16, 2421.

H. Song, E. Lee*


Microporosity Enhancement in a One-Dimensional Imidazolium Caged Metal-Organic Framework by Highly Selective Postsynthetic Removal of Inner Yttrium Clusters

Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2021, 42, 1020.

N. Ko, H.-J. Lee, Y. Seo, D. Jung, C.-C. Hwang, J. Kim, E. Lee*


Atomically Conformal Metal Laminations on Plasmonic Nanocrystals for Efficient Catalysis

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 10582.

A. Acharya, S. Dubbu, S. Kumar, N. Kumari, Y. Kim, S. So, T. Kwon, Z. Wang, J. Park, Y.-K. Cho, J. Rho, S. H. Oh, A. Kumar*, I. S. Lee*


Highly Stable 1,2-Dicarbonyl Radical Cations Derived from N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 8527.

Y. Kim, J. E. Byeon, G. Y. Jeong, S. S. Kim, H. Song, and E. Lee*


Programmable Synthesis of Silver Wheels

Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 6403.

H. Kwon, E. Pietrasiak, T. Ohhara, A. Nakao, B. Chae, C.-C. Hwang, D. Jung, I.-C. Hwang, Y. Ko, K. Kim, E. Lee*


Excited State Proton Transfer of Quinone Cyanine 9: Implications on the Origin of Super-Photoacidity

ChemPhotoChem 2021, 5, 245.

C. Lee, S. Chung, H. Song, Y. M. Rhee, E. Lee, T. Joo*


Indol‐2‐ylidene (IdY): Ambiphilic N‐heterocyclic Carbene Derived from Indole

Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 3849.

H. Kim, M. Kim, H. Song,* E. Lee*


Kinetic Resolution of α‐Silyl‐Substituted Allylboronate Esters via Chemo‐ and Stereoselective Allylboration of Aldehydes

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2021, 363, 2371.

J. Park, Y. Jung, J. Kim, E. Lee, S. Y. Lee, S. H. Cho*



Semi-aromatic polyester synthesis via alternating ring-opening copolymerization using a chromium complex based on a pentapyridine ligand

Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2020, 122, 105275.

H. K. Ryu, J. Cha, N. Yu, E. Lee,* K.-s. Son*


Dinitrogen activation by penta-pyridyl molybdenum complex

Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 12945.

J. Cha, H. Kwon, H. Song, E. Lee*


Cobalt-Catalyzed Defluorosilylation of Aryl Fluorides via Grignard Reagent Formation

Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 7387.

S. Lim, H. Cho, J. Jeong, M. Jang, H. Kim, S. H. Cho, E. Lee*


Tunable Redox-Active Triazenyl–Carbene Platforms: A New Class of Anolytes for Non-Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 37338.

J. Back, G. Kwon, J. E. Byeon, H. Song, K. Kang,* E. Lee*


Concurrent Formation of N−H Imines and Carbonyl Compounds by Ruthenium-Catalyzed C−C Bond Cleavage of β-Hydroxy Azides

Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 4608.

J. M. Lee, D. Y. Bae, J. Y. Park, H. Y. Jo, E. Lee,* Y. H. Rhee,* J. Park*


Early transition metal complexes with triphenolamine ligands: Synthesis and applications

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020, 419, 213402.

D. Y. Bae,^ Y. Kim,^ J. Cha, E. Lee*


Ring-opening copolymerization of cyclic epoxide and anhydride using a five-coordinate chromium complex with a sterically demanding amino triphenolate ligand

Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 3756.

H. K. Ryu, D. Y. Bae, H. Lim, E. Lee,* K.-s. Son*


Activation of C–F, Si–F, and S–F Bonds by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Their Isoelectronic Analogues

Synlett 2020, 31, 1349.

E. Pietrasiak, E. Lee*


Facile Synthesis of α-Boryl-Substituted Allylboronate Esters Using Stable Bis[(pinacolato)boryl]methylzinc Reagents

Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 2476.

M. Shin, M. Kim, C. Hwang, H. Lee, H. Kwon, J. Park, E. Lee, S. H. Cho*