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機能有機合成化学研究チーム

 
Thank you for visiting our website. Our team aims at the development of “next generation synthesis” and its utilization for the creation of functional organic molecules. Our vision of “next generation synthesis” is inspired by the highly efficient reactions the Nature uses: direct and highly selective coupling of organic molecules without prefunctionalization with reactive groups. We envision that by precise design of ligands, efficient and selective catalysts enable the rapid assembly of complex functional molecules from simple building blocks. Also, we are particularly interested in the development of sustainable catalysis based on Earth-abundant metals such as manganese, iron, cobalt, copper, etc.

News

2020.5.1

Dr. Yuichiro Mutoh joined our team as a senior scientist. Welcome!

2020.3.31

Ms. Yukiko Momose joined our team as an assistant. Welcome!

2020.3.17

Editorial by Dr. L. Ilies, Dr. S. P. Thomas (University of Edinburgh), and Dr. I. A. Tonks (University of Minnesota) for the special issue on Earth‐Abundant Metals in Catalysis of Asian J. Org. Chem. 

2020.3.13

Farewell party for Yoshida, Nose, and Minami. Thank you for everything!  photo

2020.3.10

Dr. Asako's lecture on "Exploration of Organic Synthesis Using Abundant and Stable Compounds" was selected as a Highlight Presentation of the 100th CSJ Annual Meeting (6 / 4294).

2020.2.19

Dr. Asako shared the Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award (Technology), Japan, with Mr. Murakami, Ms. Fukushima (Kobelco Eco-Solutions), and Prof. Takai (Okayama University). 

2019.12.18

Year-end party of Ilies Team  photo

2019.11.20

A group of international students from the Tonen International Scholarship Foundation visited our lab.

2019.11.13

Our book on C-H bond activation was published (in Japanese) link

2019.11.06

Dr. Asako received The Best Presentation Award at the CSRS Interim Progress Report.  photo

2019.10.08

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on "Development of New Reactions Using Molybdenum Catalysis" at the 2nd Seminar of the Pioneering Project: Chemical Probe.

2019.07.04

Dr. Ilies gave a poster presentation on “C–H Activation Using Base Metal Catalysis" at the 47th Naito Conference on C–H Bond Activation and Transformation.

2019.07.03

Dr. Asako gave a lecture on “Directed Retro-Cyclopropanation with Metal-Quinone Complexes” at the 23rd International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry (ISOM XXIII).

2019.07.01

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on "Multifold C-H Activation Using Iron Catalysis" at the Hokkaido Summer Symposium on Catalysis for Organic Synthesis

2019.06.27

Prof. Stephen Thomas of Edinburgh University visited our lab, and gave a lecture on "Simplifying Earth-Abundant Catalysis”. photo

2019.06.21

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on “Development of Catalytic Reactions with Base Metals: The Agony and the Ecstasy" at the 14th Riken Symposium on Organic Synthesis Frontiers. photo

2019.04.22

Dr. Asako received a presentation award at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan

2019.04.01

Hanami (cherry blossoms viewing) party! photo

2019.04.01

Masaya Nagata (Tokyo University of Science) and Takafumi Kobayashi (Okayama University) joined our team as trainees. Welcome!

2019.04.01

Dr. Ikko Takahashi joined our team as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!

2019.04.01

Dr. Sobi Asako was appointed Senior Research Scientist. Congratulations!

2019.03.27

Dr. Ilies received a letter of apppreciation from RIKEN President Matsumoto. photo

2019.02.26

Prof. Jun Okuda of RWTH Aachen University visited our lab, and gave a lecture on "Homogeneous Catalysis by Molecular Hydrides of Alkaline Earth Metals". photo

2019.02.22

Prof. Shaolin Zhu of Nanjing University visited our lab, and gave a lecture on "NiH-Catalyzed Remote Hydrofunctionalization of Alkenes". photo

2019.02.20

Dr. Nobuyoshi Yasuda visited our lab, and gave a lecture on "Scientific Heritage of Merck Research Laboratories".

2019.01.28

Prof. Hayato Tsuji of Kanagawa University visited our lab, and gave a lecture on "Emergent of Cryogenic Phenomena at Ambient Temperature using Rigid Planar Carbon-bridged Oligo(phenylenevinylene)s (COPVs)". photo

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