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Laboratory location

Sugimoto Campus

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Tokyo Institute of Technology -  Ph.D.

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Organic chemistry

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  • Development of Asymmetric Organocatalysis. Development of organosilicon Lewis Acid catalysis

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    Keyword in research subject:  Asymmetric Organocatalysis, organosilicon Lewis Acid Catalysis, Asymmetric Organic Stnthesis

Current Career 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Engineering   Applied Chemistry and Bioengineering Course   Professor  

Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2004

    Osaka City University  

  • 2002

    Osaka Prefecture University  

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    Tokyo Institute of Technology  Graduate School, Division of Natural Science  Chemistry 


Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • 「Hydrosilylation and Silylation in Organosolicon Polymer Synthesis」 「Development of Sicon-Based Materials」「Synthesis and Reactions of Organosilicon Compounds」

      23 - 89 2004

  • Catalytic Enantioselective Aza-Diels-Alder Reactions of Unactivated Acyclic 1,3-Dienes with Aryl-, Alkenyl-, and Alkyl-Substituted Imines

    Yasuo Hatanaka*, Shuuto Nantaku, Yuhki Nishimura, Tomoyuki Otsuka, and Tohru Sekikawa

    Chemical Communications  53 ( 4 ) 8966 - 8999 2017.04  [Refereed]

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    Catalytic enantioselective aza-Diels-Alder reaction of unactivated acyclic dienes with aryl-, alkenyl-, and alkyl-substituted imines is described. With 5-10 mol % loadings of new Brønsted acid catalyst, the aza-Diels-Alder reaction of unactivated acyclic dienes proceeded to give the corresponding aza-Diels-Alder adducts in high yields (up to 98%) with excellent enantioselectivity (up to 98% ee). Preliminary DFT calculations suggest that the reaction proceeds through a chiral ion pair intermediate.


  • Syn-Selectieve Nitro-Michael Addition of Furanones to -Disubstituted Nitroalkenes Catalyzed by Epi-Quinine Derivatives

    Tohru Sekikawa,* Hayato Kitaura, Takayuki Kitaguchi, Tatsuya Minami,

    Elsevier  47 2016

  • Anti-Selective Asymmetric Nitro-Michael Reaction of Furanones: Diastereocontrol by Catalyst

    Sekikawa, Tohru; Kitaguchi, Takayuki; Kitaura, Hayato; Minami, Tatsuya; Hatanaka, Yasuo

    Organic Letters  18   646 - 649 2016

  • Catalytic Activity of epi-Quinine-Derived 3,5-Bis(trifluoromethyl)benzamide in Asymmetric Nitro-Michael Reaction of Furanones

    Sekikawa, Tohru; Kitaguchi, Takayuki; Kitaura, Hayato; Minami, Tatsuya; Hatanaka, Yasuo

    Organic Letters  17   3026 - 3029 2015

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Theme of Possible Research Exchange 【 display / non-display

  • Material Chemisiry,Organic Synthesis, Catalysis

    Research theme : Synthesis of new organic compounds, Study of new catalyst

    Request for collaborative research : The private sector, such as other institutions

    Type of research exchange : Collaborative research

    Keyword : organic synthesis, catalyst