Jung, Byunghyuck (정병혁)


Chemistry Materials Science


● Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis
● Synthetic Methodologies
● Synthesis of Natural Products and Drugs


Ph.D., KAIST, Korea

Senior Engineer at Samsung Electro-Mechanics
Postdoctoral researcher at KAIST
Postdoctoral researcher at Boston College






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Our Researches

Asymmetric Organic Synthesis and Drug Synthesis Laboratory(비대칭 유기합성 및 의약품 합성 연구실)

Most of drugs, including Remdesivir® as a potential candidate for COVID-19, have chiral carbon-centers and Thalidomide-scandal had brought the importance of stereoselective synthesis of drugs. In this sense, we pursue the development of practical and efficient asymmetric reactions to apply for the lab-scale or bulk-scale synthesis of chiral drugs. To realize that, we focus on 1) the design and the synthesis of novel chiral catalysts, 2) the development of practical reagents, and 3) the development of novel methodology for C-C, C-O, C-N, or C-B bond formations.

Representative Publications

“Synthetic Strategies for (-)-Cannbidiol and Its Structural Analogs” Jung, B.*; Lee, J. K.; Kim, J.; Kang, E. K.; Han, S. Y.; Lee, H.-Y.; Choi, I. S.* Chem. Asian J. 2019, 14, 3749-3762.

“Cu(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Alkyl 1,4-Additions to (E)-Nitroalkenes and Cyclic Enones with Phosphino-Oxazoline Ligands” Shin, M.; Gu, M.; Lim, S. S.; Kim, M.-J.; Lee, J.-H.; Jin, H.-G.; Jang, Y. H.; Jung, B.* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 3122-3130.

“Direct Synthesis of Anthracenes from o-Tolualdehydes and Aryl Iodides through Pd(II)-Catalyzed sp3 C-H Arylation and Electrophilic Aromatic Cyclization” Park, H.; Yoo, K.; Jung, B.*; Kim, M.* Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 2048-2055.