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Kelly Kim

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
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California Institute of Technology
Chemistry and Music
Yale University

Current Research

My research interests include the synthesis of biologically relevant organic molecules and the development of organic reaction methods.  Research projects in my group focus on the synthesis and late-stage diversification of complex organic scaffolds.  These efforts generate new compounds that are assessed for bioactivity in collaboration with other researchers and inspire the development of new reactions for synthetic applications.  

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Selected Publications
  1. Zhao, H. N.; Hu, X.; Gonzalez, M.; Rideout, C. A.; Hobby, G. C.; Fisher, M. F.; McCormick, C. J.; Dodd, M. C.; Kim, K. E.; Tian, Z.; Kolodziej, E. P. Screening p-Phenylenediamine Antioxidants, Their Transformation Products, and Industrial Chemical Additives in Crumb Rubber and Elastomeric Consumer Products. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2023, 57, 2779–2791.
  2. Reimann, C. E.; Kim, K. E.; Rand, A. W.; Moghadam, F. A.; Stoltz, B. M. What is a cross-coupling? An argument for a universal definition. Tetrahedron 2023, 130, 133176.
  3. Zhao, H.; Tian, Z.; Kim, K. E.; Wang, R.; Lam, K.; Kolodziej, E. P. Biotransformation of Current-Use Progestin Dienogest and Drospirenone in Laboratory-Scale Activated Sludge Systems Forms High-Yield Products with Altered Endocrine Activity. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2021, 55, 13869–13880.
  4. Kim, K. E.; Kim, A. N.; McCormick, C. J.; Stoltz, B. M. Late-Stage Diversification: a Motivating Force in Organic Synthesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021 143, 16890–16901.
  5. Kim, K. E.; Sakazaki, Y.; Stoltz, B. M. Synthesis of non-natural cyanthiwigin–gagunin hybrids through late-stage diversification of the cyanthiwigin natural product core. Tetrahedron 2020, 76, 130755.