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Advanced Organic Chemistry Research Team

 
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

 

2018.11.04

Dr. Ilies received the Lectureship Award from the Asian CORE Program / Advanced Research Network. 

2018.11.02

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on "C-H Activation with Base Metals" at The 13th International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia  link

2018.11.01 

Dr. Olena Kuleshova joined our team as a JSPS postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!

2018.10.23

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on "Challenges in Iron-Catalyzed C-H Activation" at The 8th CSJ Chemistry Festa  link

2018.10.01

Dr. Sobi Asako (assistant professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Okayama University) joined our team as a visiting researcher. Welcome! 

2018.10.01

Dr. Takumi Yoshida joined our team as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!

2018.10.01

Naoki Matsushita (MS student, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo) joined our team as a trainee. Welcome!

2018.09

Our collaboration with Towa Pharmaceutical on the development of the kilogram-scale iron-catalyzed enantioselective synthesis of esomeprazole was published in ACS Catal. link

2018.08.30

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on "Earth Abundant Metal-Catalyzed C–H Functionalization" at The Fourth International Symposium on C–H Activation (ISCHA2018)  link

2018.07.20

The construction of the first lab finished. Ready to start experiments! photo

2018.06.28

Ochi moved to the University of Chicago to pursue his Ph.D. with Prof. Guangbin Dong photo

2018.06.03

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on "Catalysis with Earth Abundant Transition Metals" at the Asian Workshop of Experiment and Theory in Quantum Beam Molecular Sciences, held at Ibaraki University. link

2018.05.28

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on "Iron Likes Single Electron Transfer" at the 1st Sino-Japanese Symposium on Catalysis for Precision Synthesis, held at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry. link photo

2018.05.07

Happy birthday Dr. Ilies! photo

2018.05.01

Yoshida’s paper on silylation of aryl halides was published in Org. Lett. link

2018.04

Takumi Yoshida was awarded the JSPS DC2 fellowship. Congratulations!

2018.04.19

Happy birthday Yoshida! photo

2018.04.04

Ilies Team kick off party. photo

2018.04.02

The Advanced Organic Synthesis Research Team started its journey! photo

2018.03.23

Farewell party with former Dr. Ilies' students at UTokyo. photo

2018.03.22

Dr. Ilies gave a lecture on "How is Research in Japan Perceived Internationally?” at the Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan. link  photo

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