Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Soon Hyeok Hong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Korea

Joined group: 2007

Left group: 2007


California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
Ph.D. in Chemistry (2007)
Advisor: Professor Robert H. Grubbs

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
M.S. in Chemistry (1999)
Advisor: Professor Young Keun Chung

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
B.S. in Chemistry (1996, Summa Cum Laude)

Korea Air Force Academy
Full-time instructor in chemistry and First Lieutenant (1999−2002, military service)


Hong, S. H.; Wenzel, A. G.; Salguero, T. T.; Day, M. W.; Grubbs, R. H. “Decomposition of Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, ASAP.

Hong, S. H.; Chlenov, A.; Day, M. W.; Grubbs, R. H. “Double C–H Activation of an N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand in a Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalyst.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, in press.

Hong, S. H.; Grubbs, R. H. “Efficient Removal of Ruthenium Byproducts from Olefin Metathesis Products by Simple Aqueous Extraction.” Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 1955−1957.

Hong, S. H.; Grubbs, R. H. “Highly Active Water-Soluble Olefin Metathesis Catalyst.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 3508–3509, Featured in Chemical & Engineering News 2006, March 6, 18 and 2007, February 12, 46.

Hong, S. H.; Sanders, D. P.; Lee, C. W.; Grubbs, R. H. “Prevention of Undesirable Isomerization During Olefin Metathesis.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 17160–17161, Featured in Nature 2006, 439, 4–5, and Chemical Week 2006, January 18.

Hong, S. H.; Day, M. W.; Grubbs, R. H. “Decomposition of A Key Intermediate in Ruthenium Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis Reactions.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 7414–7415, Featured in Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2004, 52, 892.

Hong, S. H.; Kim, J. W.; Choi, D. S.; Chung, Y. K.; Lee, S. G. “Construction of tetracyclic ring systems by Co2(CO)8-catalyzed tandem [2+2+1]/[2+2+2] cycloaddition reaction of diynes: a simple one-pot reaction.” Chem. Comm. 1999, 2099−2100.

Hong, S. H.; Chung, Y. K. “Synthesis of [2,3]-Fused Bicyclic Cyclopentadiene Derivatives by the Cycloaddition Reaction of Diyne with Methylmanganese Carbonyl Complex.” Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 4843−4846.

(Selected publications)


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