Background
1986 – 1990 B.S., Seoul National University
1990 – 1992 M.S., Seoul National University
1997 – 2003 Ph.D., Stanford University  
(Advisor: Professor Barry M. Trost)
2003 – 2005 Post Doc., University of California Irvine
(Advisor: Professor Larry E. Overman)
2005 – 2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, POSTECH
2010 – 2016 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, POSTECH
2016 – present Professor, Department of Chemistry, POSTECH

e-mail)   yhrhee@postech.ac.kr

Tel)   +82-54-279-2121

Research Interest
Organic, Bioorganic, Organometallic Chemistry

Representitive Publications

4. “Stereodefined N,O-acetals: Pd-catalyzed Synthesis from Ho-mopropargylic Amines and Utility in the Flexible Synthesis of 2,6-Substituted Piperidines” Kim, H.; Rhee, Y. H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 4011-4014.

3. “Formal Alkyne Aza-Prins Cyclization: Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Mixed N,O-Acetals Generated from Homopropargylic Amines to Highly Substituted Piperidines” C. Kim, H. J. Bae, J. H. Lee, W. Jeong, H. Kim, V. Sampath and Y. H. Rhee. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14660–14661

2. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Divergence in the Reactivity of 3-Silyloxy 1,6-Enynes: Pinacol-Terminated vs Claisen-Terminated Cyclization Cascades” B. Baskar, H. J. Bae, S. E. An, J. Y. Cheong, Y. H. Rhee, A. Duschek, and S.F. Kirsch, Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 2605-2607

1. “Gold(Ⅰ)-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 3-Methoxy-1,6-enynes Featuring Tandem Cyclization and [3,3]- Sigmatropic Rearrangement” H. J. Bae, B. Baskar, S. E. An, J. Y. Cheong, D. T. Thangadurai, I. C. Hwang and Y. H. Rhee, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 2263-2266

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“Total Synthesis of (-)-Crambidine and Definition of the Relative Configuration of Its Unique Tetracyclic Guanidinium Core”, Larry E. Overman and Young Ho Rhee, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127,  15652-15658

 “A Flexible Approach toward trans-Fused Polycyclic Tetrahydropyrans. A Synthesis of Prymnesin and Yessotoxin Units”, Barry M. Trost and Young Ho Rhee, Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 4311- 4313.

“Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (-)-Dehydrobatzelladine C”, Shawn K. Collins, Andrew I. McDonald, Larry E. Overman, and Young Ho Rhee, Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 1253-1256.

“A Rh (I)-catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Homo- and bis-Homopropargylic Alcohols”, Barry M. Trost and Young Ho Rhee, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 7482-7433.

“Callipeltose A: Total Synthesis, Assignment of the Absolute and Relative Configuration, and Evaluation of Synthetic Analogue”, Barry M. Trost, Janet L. Gunzner, Olivier Dirat, and Young Ho Rhee, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 10396-10415.

“A Ru-catalyzed Divergence: Oxidative Cyclization vs. Cycloisomerization of bis-Homopropargylic Alcohols”, Barry M. Trost and Young Ho Rhee, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 2528-2533.

“Ruthenium Catalyzed Cycloisomerization-Oxidation of Homopropargylic Alcohols: A New Access to gamma-Butyrolactones”, Barry M. Trost and Young Ho Rhee, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 11680-11683.

Awards and Honors

2006 Thieme Journal Award

2012 Sim, Sangcheol Award(심상철 학술상) by Korean Chemical Society(KCS) – Oraganic Chemistry

2013 The 2012 Outstanding Goverment R&D Results