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13.        Kim, Y.; Lin, Z.; Jeon, I.; Voorhis, T.V.; Swager, T.M.  Polyaniline Nanofiber Electrodes for Reversible Capture and Release of Mercury(II) from Water.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, ASAP. (doi)


12.        Lopez, L.; Kim, Y.; Jierry, L.; Hemmerlé, J.; Boulmedais, F.; Schaaf, P.; Pronkin, S.N.; Kotov, N.A.  Electrochemistry on Stretchable Nanocomposite Electrodes: Dependence on Strain.  ACS Nano 2018, 12, 9223. (doi)


11.        Li, M.; Guler, U.; Li, Y.; Rea, A.; Tanyi, E.K.; Kim, Y.; Noginov, M.A.; Song, Y.; Boltasseva, A.; Shalaev, V.; Kotov, N.A.  Plasmonic Biomimetic Nanocomposite with Spontaneous Subwavelength Structuring as Broadband Absorbers.  ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 1578.  (doi)


10.        Moh, L.; Goods, J.B.; Kim, Y.; Swager, T.M.  Free Volume Enhanced Proton Exchange Membranes from Sulfonated Triptycene Poly(Ether Ether Ketone).  J. Membrane Sci. 2018, 549, 236.  (doi)


9.        Kim, Y.†; Moh, L.†; Swager, T.M. †equal contribution  Anion Exchange Membranes:  Enhancement by Addition of Unfunctionalized Triptycene Poly(Ether Sulfone)s.  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 42409.  (doi)


8.        Zhu, J.; Yang, M.; Emre, A.; Bahng, J.H.; Xu, L.; Yeom, J.; Yeom, B.; Kim, Y.; Johnson, K.; Green, P.; Kotov, N.A.  Branched Aramid Nanofibers.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 11744.  (doi)


7.        Lyu, J.; Wang, X.; Liu, L.; Kim, Y.; Tanyi, E.K.; Chi, H.; Feng, W.; Xu, L.; Li, T.; Noginov, M.A.; Uher, C.; Hammig, M.D.; Kotov, N.A.  High Strength Conductive Composites from Plasmonic Nanoparticles Aligned on Aramid Nanofibers.  Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 8435.  (doi)


6.        Xu, L.; Wang, X.; Kim, Y.; Shyu, T.; Lyu, J.; Kotov, N.A.  Kirigami Nanocomposites as Wide-Angle Diffraction Gratings.  ACS Nano 2016, 10, 6156.  (doi)


5.        Kim, Y.†; Yeom, B.†; Arteaga, O.; Yoo, S.J.; Lee, S.G.; Kim, J.G.; Kotov, N.A. †equal contribution  Reconfigurable Chiroptical Nanocomposites with Chirality Transfer from the Macro- to the Nanoscale.  Nature Materials 2016, 15, 461.  (doi)

  • Featured in News and Views of Nature Materials 2016, 15, 377, home page of the University of Michigan with a YouTube video clip, “Making nanostructures with rotatory optical activity”, Phys.org, Science 360, IEEE Spectrum, Science News, Nanotechweb.org, the Economic Times, etc.


4.        Lee, Y.H.; Kim, Y.; Lee, T.I.; Lee, I.; Shin, J.; Choi, M.H.; Kim, T.S.; Choi, J.W.  Anomalous Stretchable Conductivity Using an Engineered Tricot Weave.  ACS Nano 2015, 9, 12214.  (doi)


3.        Kim, Y.; Zhu, J.; Yeom, B.; Prima, M.D.; Su, X.; Kim, J.G.; Yoo, S.J.; Uher, C.; Kotov, N.A.  Stretchable Nanoparticle Conductors with Self-Organized Conductive Pathways.  Nature 2013, 500, 59.  (doi)

  • Featured in home page of the University of Michigan with a YouTube video clip, “Stretchable Conductors | MconneX | MichEpedia”, C&EN, MRS bulletin, Phys.org, Science Daily, Newswise, French Tribune, Chemistry World, Science & Enterprise etc.


2.        Kim, Y.; Koh, K.; Roll, M.F.; Laine, R.M.; Matzger, A.J.  Porous Networks Assembled with Octa Phenyl Silsesquioxanes as Building Blocks.  Macromolecules 2010, 43, 6995.  (doiUndergraduate publication)


1.        Roll, M.F.; Kampf, J.W.; Kim, Y.; Yi, E.; Laine, R.M.  Nano Building Blocks via Iodination of [PhSiO1.5]n, Forming [p-I-C6H4SiO1.5]n (n = 8, 10, 12), and a New Route to High-Surface-Area, Thermally Stable, Microporous Materials via Thermal Elimination of I2.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 10171.  (doiUndergraduate publication)



The Synfacts articles highlighted interesting organic chemistry papers published in the category of synthesis of materials and unnatural products.

24.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Flexible Pillar [6] arene for Enhanced Host–Guest Properties” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0815.

23.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Fluctuating Macromolecules from Controlled Defects” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0813.

22.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Metallophilic Phosphorescence Polymers” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0700.

21.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Heteroatom-Coordinated Conducting Polymers” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0694.

20.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Metal-Free Routes for Biaryls” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0581.

19.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “π-Extended Helicene with Quantum Yield > 80%” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0589.

18.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Mechanofluorochromic Materials from Transient-Ligand-Enabled Arylation” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0480.

17.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “peri-Annulation for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0473.

16.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “π-Extension Through the Catellani Reaction” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0370.

15.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Heterocyclic Fluorophores via Grignard Chemistry” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0362.

14.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “The Longest 1D Nanographene” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0250.

13.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Azulene’s D–A Structure for Optoelectronic Materials” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0258.

12.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Helical Radicals with NIR Circular Dichroism” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0143.

11.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Butterfly-Shaped Semiconductor Molecules” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0137.

10.      Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Oxidation in the Direction of Increasing Aromaticity” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0027.

9.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Diels–Alder Reaction for New Fluorophores” Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0032.

8.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Regiospecific Alkynylation Enabled by Ruthenium Catalyst” Synfacts, 2017, 13, 1254.

7.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Reactivity-Enhanced Arene–Metal Complex for the Synthesis of Medium-Sized Rings” Synfacts, 2017, 13, 1253.

6.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Extended Enantiospecific Helicenes” Synfacts, 2017, 13, 1149.

5.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Novel N-Heteroheptacenes for OFET Devices” Synfacts, 2017, 13, 1147.

4.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Expanding Functionality of Indole and Pyrrole the Electrophilic Way” Synfacts, 2017, 13, 1038.

3.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Four-Membered Heterocycles from Ynamide” Synfacts, 2017, 13, 1036.

2.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Longer Arms Make It More Optically Active” Synfacts, 2017, 13, 0925.

1.        Swager, T.M. and Kim, Y. “Bent Porphyrin Tapes Enabled by Seven-Membered Rings” Synfacts, 2017, 13, 0929.



Kotov, N.A.; Kim, Y.; Zhu, J.; Prima, M.D.  Application No. 14/193,837, U.S. Patent No. 9,922,746

Stretchable Composite Conductors for Flexible Electronics, Stretchable Plasmonic Devices, Optical Filters, and Implantable Devices and Methods for Manufacture Thereof.