1. Gyurim Park, Hyungchae Kim, Hoichang Yang, Kyung Ryoul Park, Inho Song, Joon Hak Oh, Changsoon Kim and Youngmin You* “Amplified Circularly Polarized Phosphorescence from Co-Assemblies of Platinum(II) Complexes” Chem. Sci. 2018,
2. Sinheui Kim, Hye Jin Bae, Sangho Park, Wook Kim, Joonghyuk Kim, Jong Soo Kim, Yongsik Jung, Soohwan Sul, Soo-Ghang Ihn,* Changho Noh, Sunghan Kim,* and Youngmin You* “Degradation of blue-phosphorescent organic light-emitting
devices involves exciton-induced generation of polaron pair within emitting layers” Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 1211.
3. Won Joon Choi, Sungkyu Choi, Kei Ohkubo, Shunichi Fukuzumi,* Eun Jin Cho,* and Youngmin You* “Mechanisms and Applications of Cyclometalated Pt(II) Complexes in Photoredox Catalytic Trifluoromethylation” Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 1454.
4. Youngmin You,* Sumin Lee, Taehee Kim, Kei Ohkubo, Weon-Sik Chae, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Gil-Ja Jhon, Wonwoo Nam,* and Stephen J. Lippard* “Phosphorescent Sensor for Biological Mobile Zinc” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 18328.
5. Youngmin You,* Yejee Han, Yong-Min Lee, Soo Young Park, Wonwoo Nam,* and Stephen J. Lippard* “Phosphorescent Sensor for Robust Quantification of Copper(II) Ion” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11488.
We explore novel electronic properties of molecules in their excited-states. Our research objective are to address our continuing questions of how, why, and what if, in relevance to electronic actions of photofunctional molecules, and to apply them
into useful platforms. Recent research interests include OLEDs, photoredox catalysis and biodensors, the research fields that require strong knowledge about broad research fields, including molecular photophysics, organic chemistry, and coordination
chemistry. We believe that our research is at the forefront of the borderlines between engineering and basic science. We apply a range of research methods of
1) quantum chemical calculations based on DFT/TD-DFT,
2) synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry,
3) analytical chemistry,
4) steady-state and transient photophysics/photoelectronics,
5) electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical techniques, and
6) biological applications.