Division of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology Photonic and Reactive Molecular Science Laboratory



Development of novel organic synthetic reactions and methods

We are aiming for the development of novel organic synthetic reactions and organic synthetic methods. Especially, forcusing on the non-depletable carbon resources which haven't been utilized for synthetic chemistry, we are developing new methods of chemical transformation accompanied by carbon-carbon bond formation and novel functional compounds.


  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Organofluorine Chemistry
  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • C-C Bond Formation
  • Photoremovable Compound
  • Anticancer Compound

1. New Homogeneous Catalysis – CO-Relay between Rh and Pd

J. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 692, 625–634.
Chem. Asian J., 2020, 15, 473–477.

2.Novel Photoremovable Compound – Thiochromone-based Photoremovable Group

Tetrahedron, 2014, 70, 7973–7976.
J. Photochem. Photobiol. A, 2016, 331, 175–183.
ACS Omega, 2017, 2, 2300−2307.

3. New Anticancer Compound Inspired from Nature

Molecules, 2019, 24, 4067.
Sci. Rep., 2019, 9, 14867.

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