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Dr. Eun Hoo Kim

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: H-204A
Phone: (910) 630-7433

Mailing Address:

Methodist University
Department of Chemistry & Physical Science
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311


  • Post Doctoral Work - Purdue University
  • Ph.D. - Case Western Reserve University
                 Thesis:  A new synthetic pathway for diquinane and angular triquinane systems
  • B.S./M.S. - Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Research Interests

  • Organic Synthesis
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Catalysts


  • Classical Music (violin, piano)
  • Golf
  • Puzzles
  • Travel
  • Learning French


Shiqing Xu, Eun Hoo Kim, Alexander Wei*, Ei-ichi Negishi* “Pd- and Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions in the synthesis of organic electronic materials” a review, Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 2014, 15, 044201 (23pp).

Shiqing Xu, Hirofumi Kamada, Eun Hoo Kim, Akimichi Oda, Ei-ichi Negishi* “Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling with Organometals Containing Zn, Al, Zr, etc. ‒ The Negishi Coupling” (145 pages) a Book Chapter in “Metal-Catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions and More”, Armin de Meijere*, Stefan Braese, Martin Oestreich, 3rd Eds. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. 2014, pp 133-278.

Changho Han, Amy E. Salyer, Eun Hoo Kim, Xinyi Jiang, Rachel E. Jarrard, Matthew S. Powers, Aaron M. Kirchhoff, Tolani K. Salvador, Julia A. Chester, Gregory H. Hockerman*, and David A. Colby*, “Evaluation of Difluoromethyl Ketones as Agonists of the γ-Aminobutyric Acid Type B (GABAB) Receptor” J. Med. Chem. 2013, 56(6), 2456-2465.
Changho Han, Eun Hoo Kim, David A. Colby*, “Cleaving Carbon-Carbon Bonds by the Release of Trifluoroacetate to Remodel Molecules and Assemble Fluorinated Structures” a review, Synlett 2012, 23, 1559-1563.

Changho Han, Eun Hoo Kim, David A. Colby*, “Cleavage of Carbon-Carbon Bonds through the Mild Release of Trifluoroacetate: Generation of α,α-Difluoroenolates for Aldol Reactions” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 33(15). 5802-5805.
             ‒ featured as a SynStory in SynForm 2011, 07, A62–A63.
             ‒ highlighted as an abstract in ChemInform 2011, 42, August 30.
             ‒ featured as a SynPact in Synlett 2012, 23, 1559–1563.

Anthony J. Pearson*, Eun Hoo Kim, Huikai Sun, “A New Synthetic Pathway to Diquinane and Angular Triquinane Systems via an Iron Carbonyl Promoted Tandem [6+2] Ene Type Reaction” Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 4943-4946.