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 sustainable catalysis based on Earth-abundant metals, and the development of organosodium chemistry, as a sustainable alternatice to the commonly used organolithium reagents.


We welcome graduate and undergraduate students through various programs. For details and lab tour, please contact Dr. Ilies.  

• Junior Research Associate (JRA): Japanese Ph.D. students. Expenses paid. details

• International Program Associate (IPA): International Ph.D. students (at universities abroad or in Japan). Expenses paid.  details

• Student Trainee: undergraduate and graduate students from Japan and abroad. To date, students from The University of Tokyo, Okayama University, and Tokyo University of Science joined us. 

• Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University: graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.)  link


News

2022.7.5

Prof. Todd Hyster from Cornell University visited our lab and gave a talk on "Photoenzymatic Catalysis - Using Light to Reveal New Enzyme Functions". photo

2022.4.21

Dr. Takahashi and Dr. Asako received the 2021 CSRS Incentive Award for their work on "Sustainable Organic Synthesis Using Sodium Dispersion".

2022.4.1

Dr. Ikko Takahashi was appointed Special Postdoctoral Researcher.

2022.3.29

Farewell party for Nagata. photo

2022.2.11

Press release about our work (link here) on the design of new ligands for selective functionalization of organic molecules. link 

2022.2.4

Prof. Rui Shang from the University of Tokyo gave a lecture on "Iron-catalysis for and photocatalysis inspired by development of organic electronic materials". Many thanks, and hope to do it face-to-face next time!

2021.9.1

Our presentation on "Organic Synthesis Using Sodium Dispersion in Place of Lithium” at the 2021 Summer Symposium of the Japanese Society for Process Chemistry received the JSPC Award for Excellence. link  photo

2021.4.12

Ilies TL was appointed Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University.

2021.4.1

Ilies team welcomes Dr. Kazuhiro Okamoto and Dr. Yushu Jin. 

2021.3.19

Farewell party (zoom) for Olena. photo

2021.2.12

Ilies TL was appointed member of the International Advisory Board of the Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry. link

2021.2.5

Dr. Asako received the RIKEN Industry Partnership Award for the "Development of Novel Chemical Reactions and Processes Using Sodium Dispersion".

2020.11.6

Dr. Kuleshova and Dr. Asako received the Outstanding Presentation Award (1st place) at the CSRS Retreat 2020.

2020.11.6

Dr. Asako's essay on "Sodium Enables Sustainable Organic Synthesis – Going Away from Lithium" was published in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (in Japanese). link

2020.11.2

Dr. Somsuvra Banerjee joined our team as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!

2020.7.17

Our collaborative project with Kobelco Eco-Solutions and Okayama University on the “Development of Carboxylic Acid Synthesis using Sodium Dispersion” was selected by NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization). link  yahoo news  産業新聞

2020.6.1

Dr. Pinaki Bhusan De joined our team as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!

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

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理化学研究所