Lee, Sunggi (이성기)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Chemistry Materials Science

RESEARCH AREA

● Organic Synthesis
● Reaction and Catalyst Development
● Material Development

ACADEMIC & CAREER EXPERIENCE

Ph. D., KAIST, Korea

2014~2019: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute für Kohlenforschung, Germany
2012~2014: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chemistry Department Boston College, USA
2009~2012: Research Scientist, SK Innovation Global Technology, Korea

OFFICE

E2-611

LAB

E2-618

PHONE

+82.53.785.6527
Lab Website

Our Researches

Catalyst development

Organo- and Transitionmetal catalyzed reactions based on structure design

Control of selectivity

Control regio, diastereo, and
enantioselectivities

Synthesis

All the organic molecules
anywhere in the world

Representative Publications

“Confined acids catalyze asymmetric single aldolizations of acetaldehyde enolates”
Schreyer, L.; Kaib, P. S. J.; Wakchaure, V.; Obradors, C.; Properzi, R.; Lee, S.; List, B. Science 2018, 362, 216-219.

“Can a Ketone be More Reactive than an Aldehyde: Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Substituted Tetrahydrofurans”
Lee, S.; Bae, H. Y.; List, B. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 12162-12166.

“Approaching Sub-ppm Level Asymmetric Organocatalysis of a Highly Challenging and Scalable Carbon–Carbon Bond Forming Reaction”
Bae, H. Y.; Höfler, D.; Kaib, P. S. J.; Kasaplar, P.; De, C.; Döhring, D.; Lee, S.; Kaupmees, K.; Leito, I.; List, B. Nat. Chem. 2018, 10, 888-894.

“The Activation of Olefins via Asymmetric Brønsted Acid Catalysis”
Tsuji, N.; Kennemur, J. L.; Buyck, T.; Lee, S.; Prévost, S.; Kaib, P. S. J.; Bykov, D.; Farès, C.; List, B. Science 2018, 359, 1501-1505.

“N-Triflylphosphorimidoyl Trichloride: A Versatile Reagent for the Synthesis of Strong Chiral Brønsted Acids.”
Lee, S.; Kaib. P. S. J.; List, B. Synlett 2017, 28, 1478-1480.

“Asymmetric Catalysis via Cyclic, Aliphatic Oxocarbenium Ions.”
Lee, S.; Kaib, P. S. J.; List, B. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2156-2159.