Research interests in the Yoon laboratory include: Organic synthesis, Asymmetric Catalysis, Photochemistry, Reaction mechanisms, and Organometallics

Learn About Our Research

One major theme of research in the Yoon laboratory is the use of photochemistry to assemble otherwise unaccessible structures with precise stereocontrol

Read Our Recent Publications

Yoon Group News

  • Asymmetric Paternò–Büchi Reaction

    Jesse, Tahoe, Wes, and Yerin have a terrific new paper in JACS today about the long road to an asymmetric catalytic Paternò–Büchi reaction. A great collaboration with Kent and the Wright lab at UW.

  • Solid-state synthesis of the truxillates

    In JACS today, Ellie, Hyung Joo, and Matt report a general approach to the truillate family of natural products enabled by solid state photochemistry. Synthetically, this paper complements the route to the truxinates we published …

  • Enantioselective 6π Photoelectrocyclizations

    The latest chapter in our ongoing collaboration with the Baik group is now published in JACS. Wes and Hanna lead a comprehensive synthetic, spectroscopic, and computational study of highly enantioselective 6π photoelectrocyclizations. Previously on the …

  • More News posts