"Professor Kim Dongho Celebrates his 25th Article in Angewandte Chemie through Angewandte Author Profiles"
"Engineering From Hückel Aromaticity: to Möbius"
Prof. Kim Dongho (Chemistry) was introduced in the Author Profiles in May 2014 Issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Impact Factor: 11.336), a leading chemistry journal. The Angewandte Author Profiles celebrate an author’s 10th, 25th, 50th or 100th article in the journal in the last ten years. Prof. Kim has published the most papers in Angewandte Chemie as aKorean researcher (25 papers including 4 cover articles). Prof. Kim’s research focuses on various dimensions of (anti)aromaticity in π-conjugated molecular systems. Aromaticity is a key concept in chemistry, which governs chemical properties and reactivity of a wide variety of molecules and reactive intermediates. In addition to Hückel aromaticity, another major class of aromaticity, represented by the famous single-sided twisted topology, is Möbius aromaticity, which can be regarded as the converse of Hückel aromaticity, [4n] π systems being aromatic and [4n+2] π antiaromatic. Prof. Kim’s group has been making strenuous efforts to control the topology and degree of (anti)aromaticity in various expanded porphyrins by modulation of external environment such as temperature, solvent polarity as well as by metallation and ring fusion. His research has also been published in many top chemistry journals other than Angewandte Chemie, including Nature Chemistry, Chemical Society Reviews, and Journal of the American Chemical Society.