Recent Publications


Dinitrogen activation by penta-pyridyl molybdenum complex

Dalton Trans. 2020, Accepted Manuscript.

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


Cobalt-Catalyzed Defluorosilylation of Aryl Fluorides via Grignard Reagent Formation

Org. Lett. ASAP.

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*



Stereoselective Three-component Cascade Synthesis of α-Substituted 2,4-Dienamide from gem-Difluorochloro Ethanes

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 14355.

S. Das, N. Ko, E. Lee, S. E. Kim, B. C. Lee*


Superacid-Mediated Functionalization of Hydroxylated Cucurbit[n]urils

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 17503.

S. K. Ghosh, A. Dhamija, Y. H. Ko, J. An, M. Y. Hur, D. R. Boraste, J. Seo, E. Lee,* K. M. Park,* K. Kim*


Oligomerization of phosphaalkynes mediated by bulky N-heterocyclic carbenes: avenues to novel phosphorus frameworks

Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 14242.

L. L. Liu, J. Zhou, Y. Kim, L. L. Cao, D. W. Stephan*


Chemoselective Palladium-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling of (Diborylmethyl)silanes with Alkenyl Bromides

Asian J. Org. Chem. 2019, 8, 1664.

J. Kim, E. Lee, S. H. Cho*


Tumor vasodilation by N-Heterocyclic carbene-based nitric oxide delivery triggered by high-intensity focused ultrasound and enhanced drug homing to tumor sites for anti-cancer therapy

Biomaterials 2019, 217, 119297.

Y. Kang, J. Kim, J. Park, Y. M. Lee, G. Saravanakumar, K. M. Park, W. Choi, K. Kim,* E. Lee,* C. Kim,* W. J. Kim*


Oxygen atom transfer: A mild and efficient method for generating iminyl radicals

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 7061.

Y. Kim, C. W. Bielawski, E. Lee*


Reversible Intramolecular Cycloaddition of Phosphaalkene to an Arene Ring

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 8083.

L. L. Liu, J. Zhou, L. Cao, Y. Kim, D. W. Stephan*


Visible Light-mediated Metal-free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization with N-trifluoromethylphenyl Phenoxazines

Eur. Polym. J. 2019, 117, 347.

G. S. Park, J. Back, E. M. Choi, E. Lee,* K. Son*


N‐Heterocyclic Carbene Derived 3‐Azabutadiene as a π‐Base in Classic and Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 7110.

Y. Kim, L. L. Liu, D. W. Stephan*


Structural Control of Metal–Organic Framework Bearing N-Heterocyclic Imidazolium Cation and Generation of Highly Stable Porous Structure

Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 6619.

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


First-row early transition metal complexes with a highly sterically demanding triisopropylphenyl amino triphenolate ligand: synthesis and applications

Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 9617.

D. Y. Bae, G. S. Park, N. Ko, K. Son,* E. Lee*



Fluxional motion in dinuclear copper(I) complex with a propeller-type ligand: metal hopping on both sides

Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 17206.

H. Kwon, E. Lee*


Cobalt-Catalyzed C-F Bond Borylation of Aryl Fluorides 

Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 7249.

S. Lim, D. Song, S. Jeon, Y. Kim, H. Kim, S. Lee, H. Cho, B. C. Lee,* S. E. Kim, K. Kim, E. Lee*


SuFEx in Metal-Organic Frameworks: a Versatile Postsynthetic Modification Tool 

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 33785.

S. Park, H. Song, N. Ko, C. Kim, K. Kim,* E. Lee*


Stable Organic Radicals Derived from N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 19110.

Y. Kim, E. Lee*


Coordination preference of hexa(2-pyridyl)benzene with copper(II) directed by hydrogen bonding

CrystEngComm 2018, 20, 5233.

H. Kwon, E. Lee*


Reduced Pyronin B as a Solution-Processable and Heating-Free n-Type Dopant for Soft Electronics

J. Mater. Chem. C. 2018, 6, 6672.

E. K, Lee, Y. Kim, J. Back, E. Lee and J. H. Oh*


Static and dynamic coordination behaviours of copper(I) ions in hexa(2-pyridyl)benzene ligand systems

Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 8448.

H. Kwon, E. Lee.*


Coumaraz‐2‐on‐4‐ylidene: Ambiphilic N‐heterocyclic Carbenes with a Fine‐Tunable Electronic Structure

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 8603.

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


Separation of Acetylene from Carbon Dioxide and Ethylene by a Water Stable Microporous Metal‐organic Framework with Aligned Imidazolium Groups inside the Channels

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 7869.

J. Lee, C. Y. Chuah, J. Kim, Y. Kim, N. Ko, Y. Seo, K. Kim,* T. Bae,* E. Lee.*


An air-stable N-heterocyclic carbene iminoxyl borate radical zwitterion

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 6824.

Y. Kim, E. Lee.*

2018 ChemComm Emerging Investigators Issue


Oxime Ether Radical Cations Stabilized by N-Heterocyclic Carbene

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 262.

Y. Kim, K. Kim, E. Lee.*


Soft-template synthesis of mesoporous non-precious metal catalyst with Fe-Nx/C active sites for oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells

Appl. Catal. B 2018, 222, 191.

Y. Mun, M. J. Kim, S.-A. Park, E. Lee, Y. Yea, S. Lee, Y.-T. Kim, S. Kim, O.-H. Kim, Y.-H. Cho, Y.-E. Sung,* J. Lee.*



Triazenyl Radicals Stabilized by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 15300.; C&EN 2017, 44, 11.

J. Back, J. Park, Y. Kim, H. Kang, Y. Kim, M. J. Park, K. Kim, E. Lee.*


Ruthenium Bisammine Complex and Its Reaction with Aryl Azides

Organometallics 201736, 3471.

J. Y. Park, Y. Kim, D. Y. Bae, Y. H. Rhee* , J. Park*


Development of fluorination methodology for carbon-fluorine bond formation: nucleophilic fluorinating reagents in the mid-2000s

J. Radiopharm. Mol. Prob. 20173, 129.

D. Y. Bae, E. Lee.*


Transition metal-mediated/catalyzed fluorination methodology developed in the 2000s

J. Radiopharm. Mol. Prob. 20173, 122.

D. Y. Bae, E. Lee.*


Synthetic control of coincidental formation of N-heterocyclic carbene copper(I) complex and imidazolium cations within metal-organic frameworks

CrystEngComm. 201719, 1528.

H.-J. Lee, H. Kwon, J. Sim, D. Song, Y. Kim, J. Kim,* K. Kim,* E. Lee.*


On the Mechanism of Oxidative Cleavage of N-heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Palladium Bond with Iodine

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 2058.

E. Lee,* J. Lee, D. V. Yandulov.


An N-heterocyclic Carbene TCNE Zwitterion: Experimental and Theoretical Study on its Formation and Reactivity

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 1231.

H. Song, Y. Kim, J. Park, Y. H. Ko, K. Kim, E. Lee.*



A Highly Substitutable Palladium(II) Complex Stabilized by the Smallest Steric N-Heterocyclic Carbene, IMe (IMe = 1,3-Dimethylimidazole-2-ylidene)

Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 201637, 1745.

E. Lee,* D. Y. Bae, D. V. Yandulov.


A Palladium(II) Peroxide Complex Supported by the Smallest Steric N-Heterocyclic Carbene, IMe (IMe = 1,3-Dimetylimidazole-2-ylidene), and Its Reactivity by Oxygen Atom Transfer

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 4561.

E. Lee.*, D. Y. Bae, S. Park, A. G. Oliver, Y. Kim, D. V. Yandulov.


Activation of C–F Bonds in Fluoroarenes by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as an Effective Route to Abnormal NHC Complexes

Chem. Commun. 201652, 10922.

Y. Kim, E. Lee.*


Efficient Synthesis of Bulky N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Coinage Metal Complexes

J. Organomet. Chem. 2016820, 1.

Y. Kim, Y. Kim, M. Y. Hur, E. Lee.*


Theoretical Study on Electronic Properties of Deoxyfluorinating Sulfur-Based Reagents

J. Radiopharm. Mol. Probes. 2016, 2, 51. (Korean)

S. Lim, E. Lee.*


Activation of Small Molecules at N-Heterocyclic Carbene Centers

Synlett 201627, 477.

H. Song, Y. Kim, J. Park, K. Kim, E. Lee.*



Recent advances of aromatic C–F bond borylation and Its application to positron emission tomography

J. Radiopharm. Mol. Probes. 20151, 80. (Korean)

D. Song, S. Lee, B. C. Lee, S. E. Kim, E. Lee.*


Hydrolytic Transformation of Microporous Metal–Organic Frameworks to Hierarchical Micro- and Mesoporous MOFs

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 13273.

Y. Kim, T. Yang, G. Yun, M. B. Ghasemian, J. Koo, E. Lee, S. J. Cho, K. Kim*


Porphyrin Boxes: Rationally Designed Porous Organic Cages

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 13241.

S. Hong, M. R. Rohman, J. Jia, Y. Kim, D. Moon, Y. Kim, Y. H. Ko, E. Lee, K. Kim*


Designing Highly Active Metal-Free Oxygen Reduction Catalyst in Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Alkaline Fuel Cells: Effects of Pore Size and Doping-Site Position

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 9230.

S. Lee, M. Choun, Y. Ye, J. Lee, Y. Mun, E. Kang,J. Hwang, Y.-H. Lee, C.-H. Shin, S.-H. Moon, S.-K. Kim, E. Lee, J. Lee.*


N-Heterocyclic Carbene Nitric Oxide Radicals

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 4642.

J. Park, H. Song, Y. Kim, B. Eun, Y. Kim, D. Y. Bae, S. Park,  Y. M. Rhee, W. J. Kim, K. Kim, E. Lee.*