Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University MINAKATA Lab. Synthetic Organic Chemistry Research Group

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❶ Utilization of N-X bonds in the synthesis of N-heterocycles

Simple nitrogen-containing heterocycles could be constructed from carbon-carbon double bond (including fulleren) as carbon resources.

Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42, 1172.

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❷ Application of carbon dioxide to organic synthesis

Carbon dioxide fixation to unsaturated alcohols could be realized under extremely mild conditions by using tert-BuOI.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 1309.

Haloamidation of olefins induced by carbon dioxide was developed.

Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 967. Org. Bio.mol. Chem. 2010, 8, 1424.

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❸ Application of water/silica system to organic synthesis

Organic reactions on silica in water were successfully achieved by utilizing hydrophobic interaction.

Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 711. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 79.

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❹ Inclusion of organic molecules into inorganic porous materials by solvophobic interaction

Fullerene C60 could be readily introduced into MCM-41, a periodic mesoporous material, by solvophobic interaction.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 1536.

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