NEWS & TOPICS
2021/4/6 newsWe held the 1st wood molecular transformation seminar about Japanese foresty with Mr. Mineo, who studies forestry and forestry economics in Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Kyoto University.
2021/4/5 newsThe interview of Prof. Nakamura and Assis. Prof. Isozaki about the social innovation catalyst project was published on the research information portal of Kyoto University "K.U.RESEARCH".
2021/4/5 newsMr. Saito and Ms. Kihara as B4 students, Mr. Wu as a M1 student, Ms. Osaki as an assistant administrative staff, Ms. Fukumoto as an assistant technical staff, joined our group.
"Development of synthetic chemistry that enables
advanced utilization of unused chemical resources"
The motivation and ultimate purpose of our research is the "Development of industrially important and scientifically interesting organic synthetic reactions and contributing to the realization of a better world."
To achieve this goal, we aim to develop new catalysts and new substances that can contribute to the solution to the most relevant resource and energy challenges. We are also striving to discover, design, and realize organic molecule conversion reactions that are currently impossible.
Currently, 15 faculty members / researchers and 8 graduate students / research students / undergraduate students are engaged in research in this group.
Precision Iron Catalysis
Development of catalytic reactions that utilize earth-abundant metal elements such as iron, and synthesis of bioactive substances and electronic material compounds using these reactions.
Creation of functional metal complex catalysts and functional metal nanoparticles / cluster catalysts based on the self-assembly of amino acids and peptides.
Woody Biomass Transformation
Development of new reactions for the direct conversion of woody biomass, which is a largely unexplored, abundant, and renewable carbon resource.
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“Toward the best synthesis for Better Society”
We will work towards the goal of better and more sustainable society through the exploration of new methods for the synthesis of organic molecules from renewable sources, which will serve as the building blocks of a greener chemical industry.
While pursuing chemical studies, we will strive to become better scientists, to tackle the big issues of our generation, come up with new ideas and challenge the old ones.