Original Papers


  1. TBA” To be submitted for peer-review.
  2. TBA” To be submitted for peer-review.

  3. Perfluorocycloparaphenylenes: Fully Fluorinated Carbon Nanorings by Ni-Mediated One-Pot Synthesis
    Shodo, H.; Kuwayama, M.; Shimasaki, M.; Nishihara, T.; Takeda, Y.; Kuwahara, T.; Yagi, A.; Segawa, Y.*; Itami, K.* 
    Under peer-review
    (Preprint version) ChemRxiv
    [DOI: 10.33774/chemrxiv-2021-7kd63]

  4. Dibenzophenazine Based TADF Emitters as Dual Electrochromic and Electroluminescence Materials
    Crocomo, P.; Okazaki, M.; Hosono, T.; Minakata, S.; Takeda, Y.*; Data, P.*
    Chem. Eur. J. 2022, Accepted Article.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.202200826]
  5. Comparative Study of Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent Properties of Donor–Acceptor and Donor–Acceptor–Donor Architectures Based on Phenoxazine and Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine
    Izumi, S.; Govindharaj, P.; Drewniak, A.; Crocomo, P. Z.; Minakata, S.; de Sousa, L. E.; de Silva, P.*; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.* 
    Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2022, 18, 459–468.
    [DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.18.48
    *an open-access article
    *Invited as a part of a Themed Collection “Organic TADF materials design”.

  6. Dual-Photofunctional Organogermanium Compound Based on Donor–Acceptor–Donor Architecture
    Nyga, A.; Kaihara, T.; Hosono, T.; Sipala, M.; Stachelek, P.; Tohnai, N.; Minakata, S.; de Sousa, L. E.; de Silva, P.*; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.* 
    Chem. Commun. 2022, Advanced Article.
    [DOI: 10.1039/D2CC01568D
    *Invited as the part of the themed collection “2022 Pioneering Investigators”.
    *Selected as a Pioneering Investigator 2022.
  7. Regioisomeric Effect on the Excited-State Fate Leading to Room-Temperature Phosphorescence or Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence in a Dibenzophenazine-Cored Donor–Acceptor–Donor System” 
    Hosono, T.; Decarli, N. O.; Crocomo, P. Z.; Goya, T.; de Sousa, L. E.; Tohani, N.; Minakata, S.; de Silva, P.*; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.*
    J. Mater. Chem. C 2022, 10, 4905–4913.
    [DOI: 10.1039/D1TC05730H]
    (Preprint version) ChemRxiv
    [DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2021-6672t]
    *Invited as a part of a Themed Collection “Materials for thermally activated delayed fluorescence and/or triplet fusion upconversion”.
  8. A New Entry to Purely Organic Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters Based on Pyrido[2,3-b]pyrazine–Dihydrophenazasilines Donor–Acceptor Dyad
    Goya, T.; Crocomo, P. Z.; Hosono, T.; Minakata, S.; de Sousa, L. E.; de Silva, P.*; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.*
    Asian J. Org. Chem. 2022, 11, e202100780.
    [DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.202100780]
    *an open-access article
    *Invited as a part of a Special Collection “10th Anniversary Collection”.


  9. Syntheses and Room Temperature Phosphorescence Properties of Dibenzobenzodithiophenes and Dibenzothiophenes
    Tsuboi, M.; Nakamura, S.; Nandi, S.; de Silva, P.*; Takeda, Y.*; Miura, M.*
    Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2021, 94, 2498–2504.
    [DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20210225]
  10. Revealing Internal Heavy Chalcogen Atom Effect on the Photophysics of Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-Cored Donor–Acceptor–Donor Triad
    Goto, S.; Nitta, Y.; Decarli, N.; de Sousa, L. E.; Stachelek, P.; Tohnai, N.; Minakata, S.; de Silva, P.*; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.*
    J. Mater. Chem. C
     20219, 13942–13953.
    [DOI: 10.1039/D1TC02635F
    (Preprint version) ChemRxiv
    [DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.14401301.v1]
    *Selected as the part of the themed collection “2021 Journal of Materials Chemistry C Most Popular Articels“.
  11. The Impact of C2-Insertion into Carbazole Donor on Physicochemical Properties of Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-Cored Donor–Acceptor–Donor Triads
    Crocomo, P. Z.; Kaihara, T.; Kawaguchi, S.; Stachelek, P.; Minakata, S.; de Silva, P.*; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.*
    Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 13390–13398.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.202101654]
    *an open-access article
    *Selected as a HOT Paper.
  12. “Near Fermi Superatom State Stabilized by Surface State Resonances in a Multiporous Molecular Network”
    Kawai, S.*; Kher-Elden, M. A.; Sadeghi, A.; El-Fattah, Z. M. A.; Sun, K.; Izumi, S.; Minakata, S.; Takeda, Y.*; Lobo-Checa, J.*
    Nano Lett. 2021, 21, 6456–6462.
    [DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01200]
    *Selected as an Inside Cover of the issue (August 11, 2021).
  13. Palladium‐Catalyzed Regioselective and Stereospecific Ring‐Opening Suzuki–Miyaura Arylative Cross‐Coupling of 2‐Arylazetidines with Arylboronic Acids
    Takeda, Y.*; Toyoda K.; Sameera, W. M. C.*; Tohnai, N.; Minakata, S.*
    Adv. Synth. Catal. 2021363, 2796–2805. 
    [DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202100195]
    *Selected as a Hot Topics: C–C Coupling by ChemCatChem.
  14. Peripherally Donor-Installed 7,8-Diaza[5]helicenes as A Platform for Helical Luminophores”
    Ikari, Y.; Kaihara, T.; Goto, S.; Bovenkerk, M.; Grenz, D. C.; Esser, B.*; Ferreira, M.; Stachelek, P.; Data, P.*; Yoshida, T.; Ikai, T.; Tohnai, N.; Minakata, S.; Takeda, Y.*
    Synthesis 2021, 53, 1584–1596
    [DOI: 10.1055/a-1343-5810]
    *Invited as a Feature Article.
    *Selected as the Front Cover of the issue (May 1, 2021).
  15. Heavy-Atom-Free Room-Temperature Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Enabled by Excited States Engineering” 
    Higginbotham, H. F.; Okazaki, M.; de Silva, P.*; Minakata, S.; Takeda, Y.*; Data, P.*
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 202113, 2899–2907.
    [DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c17295]
    (Preprint version) ChemRxiv 
    [DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.12818837.v1]
    *Press Release (Osaka University, January 12, 2021)
    *Highlighted in ResOUOptronics, fabcross for エンジニア, EurekAlert!, AlphaGalileoPhys OrgNanowerkBioengineer.orgSciFi Insight, Innovation News Network, Scienmag, Australian Online News.
  16. The Photophysics of Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine
    Thom, K. A.; Förster, T.; Weingart, O.; Goto, S.; Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.; Gilch, P.*
    ChemPhotoChem 2021, 5, 335–347.
    [DOI: 10.1002/cptc.202000250]
    *an open-access article
    *Selected as the Front Cover of the issue (April 20, 2021)
    *Stories about the Cover Artwork are complied in an interview article as the Cover Profile
      (ChemPhotoChem 20215, 297, DOI: 10.1002/cptc.202000250)



  1. Revealing Topological Influence of Phenylenediamine Unit on Physicochemical Properties of Donor–Acceptor–Donor–Acceptor Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent Macrocycles” 
    Izumi, S.; Nyga, A.; de Silva, P.*; Tohnai, N.; Minakata, S.*; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.*
    Chem. Asian J. 202015, 4098–4103.
    [DOI: 10.1002/asia.20200117]
    *Selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP).
  2. Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Comparative Study of Macrocyclic Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent Compounds: Molecular Charge Stability vs OLED EQE Roll‐Off
    Nyga, A.; Izumi, S.; Higginbotham, H. F.; Stachelek, P.; Pluczyk, S.; de Silva, P.*; Minakata, S.*; Takeda, Y.*; Data, P.*
    Asian J. Org. Chem. 20209, 2153–2161.
    [DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.202000475]
    Invited as a part of a Special Collection dedicated to “Early Career Researchers”.
  3. “Sigmoidally Hydrochromic Molecular Porous Crystal with Rotatable Dendrons”
    Yamagishi, H.; Nakajima, S.; Yoo, J.; Okazaki, M.; Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.; Albrecht, K.*; Yamamoto, K.; Badía-Domínguez, I.; Oliva, M. M.; Delgado, C. R.; Ikemoto, Y.; Sato, H.; Imoto, K.; Nakagawa, K.; Tokoro, H.; Ohkoshi, S.-i.; Yamamoto, Y.*
    Communications Chemistry 20203, 118/1–8.
    [DOI: 10.1038/s42004-020-00364-3]
    *an open-access article
    *Highlighted in ResOU, Optronics Online,
     EurekAlert!, ScienceDaily, PhysOrg.
  4. Effect of Alkyl Groups in Pyrene Chromophore on Mechanical Response of Pyrene-Octafluoronaphthalene Co-Crystals
    Iwasaki, T.*; Murakami, S.; Takeda, Y.; Tohnai, N.; Kambe, N.*
    Chem. Asian J. 2020, 15, 1349–1354.
    [DOI: 10.1002/asia.202000138]
  5. Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent Donor–Acceptor–Donor–Acceptor π-Conjugated Macrocycle for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
    Izumi, S.; Higginbotham, H. F.; Nyga, A.; Stachelek, P.; Tohnai, N.; de Silva, P.; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.*
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.2020142, 1482–1491.
    [DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b11578]
    *an open-access article
    *Press Release (Osaka University, January 8, 2020)
    *Highlighted in ResOUOptronics, fabcross for エンジニア, EurekAlert!, AlphaGalileoPhys OrgNanowerk, EE Times Japan, Science Daily,, BITS&CHIPS,, SciFi Insight月刊JETI, Osaka University Research Profile 2019.


  1. “Molecular Packing and Solid-state Photophysical Properties of 1,3,6,8-Tetraalkylpyrenes”
    Iwasaki, T.*; Murakami, S.; Takeda, Y.; Fukuhara, G.; Tohnai, N.; Yakiyama, Y.; Sakurai, H.; Kambe, N.*
    Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 14817–14825.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201903224]
    *Selected as the Cover Feature of the issue (Oct 8, 2019)
  2. Hydrostatic Pressure-Controlled Ratiometric Luminescence Responses of Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-Cored Mechanoluminophore
    Takeda, Y.*; Mizuno, H.; Okada, Y.; Okazaki, M.; Minakata, S.; Penfold, T.*; Fukuhara, G.*
    ChemPhotoChem 2019, 3, 1203–1211.
    [DOI: 10.1002/cptc.201900190]
    *Selected as the Front Cover of the issue (Dec 12, 2019)
  3. Catalyst-Controlled Regiodivergent Ring-Opening C(sp3)–Si Bond-Forming Reactions of 2-Arylaziridines with Silylborane Enabled by Synergetic Palladium/Copper Dual Catalysis
    Takeda, Y.*; Shibuta, K.; Aoki, S.; Tohnai, N.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 8642–8647.
    [DOI: 10.1039/C9SC02507C]
    *an open-access article
  4. Asymmetric Synthesis of β2-Aryl Amino Acids through Pd-Catalyzed Enantiospecific and Regioselective Ring-Opening Suzuki-Miyaura Arylation of Aziridine-2-carboxylates
    Takeda, Y.*; Matsuno, T.; Sharma, A. K.; Sameera, W. M. C.*; Minakata, S.*
    Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 10226–10231.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902009]
    *Highlighted in Synfacts 2019, 15, 1076.
  5.  “Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence vs. Room Temperature Phosphorescence by Conformation Control of Organic Single Molecules”
    Data, P.*; Okazaki, M.; Minakata, S.; Takeda, Y.*
    J. Mater. Chem. C 2019, 7, 6616–6621.
    [DOI: 10.1039/C9TC00909D]
    *Invited as the part of the themed collection “Functional Organic Materials for Optoelectronic Applications”.
    *Selected as the part of the themed collection “2019 Journal of Materials Chemistry C Most Popular Articels“.
  6. A Computational Study on the Mechanism and Origin of the Regioselectivity and Stereospecificity in Pd/SIPr-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Cross-Coupling of 2-Arylaziridines with Arylboronic Acids
    Sharma, A. K.; Sameera, W. M. C.*; Takeda, Y.; Minakata, S.
    ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 4582–4592
    [DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01191]
  7. Ni(II) 10-Phosphacorrole: A Porphyrin Analogue Containing Phosphorus at the Meso Position
    Omori, H.; Hiroto, S.; Takeda, Y.; Fliegl, H.; Minakata, S.; Shinokubo, H.*
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 4800–4805.
    [DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b13169]
  8.  “The Impact of Replacement of Nitrogen with Phosphorus Atom in the Pyromellitic Diimides on Their Photophysical and Electrochemical Properties
    Pluczyk, S.*; Higginbotham, H.*; Data, P.; Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.
    Electrochim. Acta 2019, 295, 801–809.
    [DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.10.156]


  1. Syntheses of Diverse Donor-Substituted Bisbenzofuro[2,3-b:3’,2’-e]pyridines (BBZFPys) via Pd Catalysis, and Their Photophysical Properties
    Itai, Y.; Nishii, Y.; Stachelek, P.; Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.; Miura, M.*
    J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 10289–10302.
    [DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b01451]

  2. Conformationally-Flexible and Moderately Electron-Donating Units-Installed D-A-D Triad Enabling Multi-Color-Changing Mechanochromic Luminescence, TADF and Room-Temperature Phosphorescence
    Takeda, Y.*; Kaihara, T.; Okazaki, M.; Higginbotham, H.; Data, P.*; Tohnai, N.; Minakata, S.
    Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 6847–6850.
    [DOI: 10.1039/c8cc02365d]
    *an open-access article
    *Invited as the part of the themed collection “Chem Commun 2018 Emerging Investigators”.
    *Selected as an Emerging Investigator 2018.
  3. FRET-Mediated Near Infrared Whispering Gallery Modes: Studies on the Relevance of Intracavity Energy Transfer with Q-Factor
    Oki, O.; Kushida, S.; Mikosch, A.; Hatanaka, K.; Takeda, Y.; Minakata, S.; Kuwabara, J.; Kanbara, T.; Dao, T. D.; Ishii, S.; Nagao, T.; Kuehne, A. J. C.; Deschler, F.; Friend, R.; Yamamoto, Y.*
    Mater. Chem. Front. 2018, 2, 270–274.
    [DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00498B]
    *Invited as the part of the themed collection “Pi conjugated system bricolage (figuration) toward functional organic molecular systems”.


  1. “An Optical and Electrical Study of Fully Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent White Organic Light-emitting Diodes”
    Pereira, D.*; Santos, P. L.; Ward, J.; Data, P.; Okazaki, M.; Takeda, Y.; Minakata, S.; Bryce, M.; Monkman, A. P.
    Sci. Rep.
    2017, 7, 6234/1–8.
    [DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06568-3]
    *an open-access article

  2. Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent Phenothiazine-dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-phenothiazine Triads Exhibiting Tricolor-Changing Mechanochromic Luminescence
    Okazaki, M.; Takeda, Y.*; Data, P.*; Pander, P.; Higginbotham, H.; Monkman, A. P.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 2677–2686.
    [DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04863C]
    *an open-access article
    *Press Release (Osaka University, January 13, 2017)
    *Highlighted in ResOU, Chem-Station, AlphaGalileo, EurekAlert!, ScienceDaily, Phys Org, Optronics, UPI, Asian Scientist, and American Laboratory, and Kodomo-no-Kagaku.
    *Ranked in the most downloaded Chemical Science articles of 2017 (within top 7 in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry field)
    *Ranked in one of the 5% of authors, highly cited in the Royal Society of Chemistry journals in 2019.
  3. Oxidative Self-annulation of 2,5-Diaryl-3,4-diaminothiophene via C–C and C–S Bond Cleavage of the Thiophene Ring: A New Synthesis of An Amino-substituted Triarylthieno[3,4-b]pyrazines and Their Photophysical Properties
    Takeda, Y.*; Ueta, S.; Minakata, S.*
    Heterocycles 2017, 95, 137–144. 
    [DOI: 10.3987/COM-16-S(S)11]
    Invited as the Professor Masakatsu Shibasaki’s Special Issues


  1. Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective and Stereo-invertive Ring-Opening Borylation of 2-Arylaziridines with Bis(pinacolato)diboron: Experimental and Computational Studies
    Takeda, Y.*; Kuroda, A.; Sameera, W. M. C.; Morokuma, K.*; Minakata, S.*
    Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 6141–6152.
    [DOI: 10.1039/C6SC01120A]
    *an open-access article
    *Highlighted in J. Synth. Org. Chem. Jpn.
  2. Thieno[3,4-c]phosphole-4,6-dione: A Versatile Building Block for Phosphorus-containing Functional π-Conjugated Systems
    Takeda, Y.*; Hatanaka, K.; Nishida, T.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 10460–10364.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602392]
    *Highlighted in Atlas of Science (October 7, 2016).
  3. Dibenzo[a,j]phenzine-Cored Donor-Acceptor-Donor (D-A-D) Compounds as Green-to-Red/NIR Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Organic Light Emitters
    Data, P.*; Pander, P.; Okazaki, M.; Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.; Monkman, A. P.
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 5739–5744.
    [DOI: 10.1002/anie.201600113]
    *Press Release (Osaka University, April 7, 2016)
    *Highlighted in a newspaper (The Science News, April 29, 2016).
    *Highlighted in ResOU, AlphaGalileo, EurekAlert!, ScienceDaily, Materials Today, Phys Org, and Optronics.
  4. Ring-Contractive and –Closing Skeletal Rearrangement of 1,1’-Binaphthalene-2,2’-Diamines (BINAMs) Induced by an Iodine-containing Oxidant: Synthesis of Spiro[benzo[e]indole-1,1’-inden]-2-amines and Application to an AIEE-active BF2 Complex
    Okazaki, M.; Takahashi, K.; Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.*
    2016, 93, 770–782.
    [DOI: 10.3987/COM-15-S(T)33]
    *Invited as the Professor Lutz F. Tietze’s Special Issues


  1. A Facile Synthesis of Functionalized 7,8-Diaza[5]helicenes through an Oxidative Ring-closure of 1,1’-Binaphthalene-2,2’-diamines (BINAMs)
    Takeda, Y.*; Okazaki, M.; Maruoka, Y.; Minakata, S.*
    Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 9–15.
    [DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.11.2]
    *an open-access article
  2.  “2-Halogenoimidazolium Salt Catalyzed Aza-Diels–Alder Reaction through Halogen-Bond Formation
    Takeda, Y.*; Hisakuni, D.; Lin, C.-H.; Minakata, S.*
    Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 318–321.
    [DOI: 10.1021/ol503426f]
  3. Revisiting Phosphorus Analogues of Phthalimides and Naphthalimides: Syntheses and Comparative Studies
    Takeda, Y.*; Nishida, T.; Hatanaka, K.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem.—Eur. J. 2015, 21, 1666–1672.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201405494]


  1. Oxidative Skeletal Rearrangement of 1,1’-Binaphthalene-2,2’-Diamines (BINAMs) via C–C Bond Cleavage and Nitrogen Migration: A Versatile Synthesis of U-Shaped Azaacenes
    Takeda, Y.*; Okazaki, M.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 10291–10294.
    [DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04911J]
    *an open-access article
    *Highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 10, 1036.
  2. 2,6-Diphospha-s-indacene-1,3,5,7(2H,6H)-tetraone: A Phosphorus Analogue of Aromatic Diimides with the Minimal Core Exhibiting High Electron-accepting Ability
    Takeda, Y.*; Nishida, T.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem.—Eur. J. 2014, 20, 10266–10270.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403735]
  3. Pd/NHC-Catalyzed Enantiospecific and Regioselective Suzuki-Miyaura Arylation of 2-Arylaziridines: Synthesis of Enantioenriched 2-Arylphenethylamine Derivatives
    Takeda, Y.*; Ikeda, Y.; Kuroda, A.; Tanaka, S.; Minakata, S.*
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 8544–8547.
    [DOI: 10.1021/ja5039616]
    *Highlighted in “Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers” (Org. Process Res. Dev. 2014, 18, 922–927.)


  1. Oxidative Dimerization of (Hetero)aromatic Amines Utilizing t-BuOI Leading to (Hetero)aromatic Azo Compounds: Scope and Mechanistic Studies
    Okumura, S.; Lin, C.-H.; Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.*
    J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 12090–12105.
    [DOI: 10.1021/jo402120w]
  2. PCy3-Catalyzed Ring-Expansion of Aziridinofullerenes with CO2 and Aryl Isocyanates: Evidence for a Two-Consecutive Nucleophilic Substitution Pathway on the Fullerene Cage
    Takeda, Y.; Kawai, H.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem.—Eur. J. 2013, 19, 13479–13483.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301617]
  3. Hypervalent Iodine(III)-Induced Oxidative [4+2] Annulation of o-Phenylenediamines and Electron-Deficient Alkynes: Direct Synthesis of Quinoxalines from Alkyne Substrates under Metal-Free Conditions
    Okumura, S.; Takeda, Y.*; Kiyokawa, K.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 9266–9268.
    [DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45469J]
    *an open-access article
    *Highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 38.
  4. A Practical Synthesis of Azobenzenes through Oxidative Dimerization of Aromatic Amines Using tert-Butyl Hypoiodite
    Takeda, Y.; Okumura, S.; Minakata, S.*
    Synthesis 2013, 45, 1029–1033.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1318388]
    *Invited as a “PSP(Practical Synthetic Procedures)-article”.
    *Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal.

  5. Straightforward and Versatile Synthesis of Fullerooxazoles from C60 and Carboxamides through Radical Reactions under Mild Conditions
    Takeda, Y.; Enokijima, S.; Nagamachi, T.; Nakayama, K.; Minakata, S.*
    Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2, 91–97.
    [DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201200114]
    *Selected as the “Cover Picture” of the issue (Jan 10, 2013).
    *Highlighted in ChemistryViews as a “Noteworthy Paper” (Oct 23, 2012).
    *Highlighted in “ワイリー・サイエンスカフェ” (Oct 23, 2012).
    *Ranked as the most-accessed article for February, March, April and May 2013 in a row.
  6. An Inclusion Complex of C60 with Organosilylated γ-Cyclodextrin: Drastic Enhancement of Apparent Solubility of C60 in Nonpolar and Weakly Polar Organic Solvents
    Takeda, Y.; Nagamachi, T.; Nishikori, K.; Minakata, S.*
    Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2, 69–73.
    [DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201200160]
    *Highlighted in ChemistryViews as a “Noteworthy Paper” (Jan 7, 2013).
    *Highlighted in “ワイリー・サイエンスカフェ” (Jan 7, 2013).
    *Highlighted in “Angewandte Spotlights” (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 796–798.)
    *Ranked as one of the most-accessed articles (6th) for February 2013.


  1. Transition-metal-free Benzylic C–H Bond Intermolecular Amination Utilizing Chloramine-T and I2
    Takeda, Y.; Hayakawa, J.; Yano, K.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem. Lett. 2012, 41, 1672–1674.
    [DOI: 10.12461/cl.2012.1672]
  2. Nucleophilic Ring-Opening of N-o-Nosylaziridines with N-Chloro-N-Sodiocarbamate: Facile Preparation of Differentially Protected Vicinal Diamines
    Takeda, Y.; Murakami, Y.; Ikeda, Y.; Minakata, S.*
    Asian J. Org. Chem. 2012, 1, 226–230.
    [DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201200070]
  3. Cyclizative Atmospheric CO2 Fixation by Unsaturated Amines with t-BuOI Leading to Cyclic Carbamates
    Takeda, Y.; Okumura, S.; Tone, S.; Sasaki, I.; Minakata, S.*
    Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4874–4877.
    [DOI: 10.1021/ol302201q]
    *Highlighted in “Noteworthy Chemistry” (October 1, 2012).
  4. Selective Functionalization of Fullerenes with N,N-Dihalosulfonamides as an N1 Unit: Versatile Syntheses of Aza[60]fulleroids and Aziridino[60]fullerenes and their Application to Photovoltaic Cells
    Nagamachi, T.; Takeda, Y.; Nakayama, K.; Minakata, S.*
    Chem.—Eur. J. 2012, 18, 12035–12045.
    [DOI: 10.1002/chem.201201680]
  5.  “An Air-stable Low-Bandgap n-Type Organic Polymer Semiconductor Exhibiting Selective Solubility in Perfluorinated Solvents
    Takeda, Y.; Andrew, T. L.; Lobez, J. M.; Mork, A. J.; Swager, T. M.*
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 9042–9046.
    [DOI: 10.1002/anie.201204066]
  6. Oxidative Dimerization of Aromatic Amines Using t-BuOI: Entry to Unsymmetric Aromatic Azo Compounds
    Takeda, Y.; Okumura, S.; Minakata, S.*
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7804–7808.
    [DOI: 10.1002/anie.201202786]
    *Selected as a “Hot Paper” (July 4, 2012).
    *Highlighted in “ワイリー・サイエンスカフェ” (July 4, 2012).
    *Highlighted in “Noteworthy Chemistry” (August 27, 2012).
    *Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 1091.
  7. 1,4-Bis(diarylamino)-2,5-bis(4-cyanophenylethenyl)benzenes: Fluorophores Exhibiting Efficient Red and Near-Infrared Emissions in Solid State
    Shimizu, M.*; Kaki, R.; Takeda, Y.; Hiyama, T.; Nagai, N.; Yamagishi, H.; Furutani, H.
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4095–4099.
    [DOI: 10.1002/anie.201108943]


  1.  “Mechanistic Study on the Palladium-catalyzed Stereoselective Cross-coupling Reaction of 1,1-Dibromo-3,3,3-trifluoro-2-tosyloxypropene
    Shimizu, M.*; Takeda, Y.; Hiyama, T.
    Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2011, 84, 1339–1341.
    [DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20110240]
    *Chosen as a BCSJ “Selected Papers” of the issue (December, 2011).
  2. Twisting Strategy Applied to N,N-Diorganoquinacridones Leads to Organic Chromophores Exhibiting Efficient Solid-state Fluorescence
    Shimizu, M.*; Asai, Y.; Takeda, Y.; Yamatani, A.; Hiyama, T.
    Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 4084–4089.
    [DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2011.05.087]
  3.  “Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Dimethoxybis(3,3,3-trifluoropropen-1-yl)benzenes: Compact Chromophores Exhibiting Violet Fluorescence in the Solid State
    Shimizu, M.*; Takeda, Y.; Higashi, M.; Hiyama, T.
    Chem.—Asian J. 2011, 6, 2536–2544.
    [DOI: 10.1002/asia.201100176]
  4. Diastereoselective Aziridination of Chiral Electron-deficient Olefins with N-Chloro-N-sodio-carbamates Catalyzed by Chiral Quaternary Ammonium Salts
    Murakami, Y.; Takeda, Y.; Minakata, S.*
    J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 6277–6285.
    [DOI: 10.1021/jo2010632]
  5. Generation of Nitrile Oxides from Oximes Using t-BuOI and Their Cycloaddition
    Minakata, S.*; Okumura, S.; Nagamachi, T.; Takeda, Y.
    Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2966–2969.
    [DOI: 10.1021/ol2010616]
    *Ranked in “the top 20 most downloaded articles” of May 2011.
  6. New Preparation and Synthetic Reactions of 3,3,3-Trifluoropropynyllithium, -borate and -stannane: Facile Synthesis of Trifluoromethylated Allenes, Arylacetylenes and Enynes
    Shimizu, M.*; Higashi, M.; Takeda, Y.; Murai, M.; Jiang, G.; Asai, Y.; Nakao, Y.; Shirakawa, E.; Hiyama, T.
    Future Med. Chem. 2009, 1, 921–945.
    [DOI: 10.4155/fmc.09.69]

  7.  “1,4-Bis(alkenyl)-2,5-dipiperidinobenzenes: Minimal Fluorophores Exhibiting Highly Efficient Emission in the Solid State
    Shimizu, M.*; Takeda, Y.; Higashi, M.; Hiyama, T.
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 3653–3656.
    [DOI: 10.1002/anie.200900963]
    *Highlighted in “Noteworthy Chemistry” May 4, 2009.
    *Highlighted in Synfacts 2009, 734.
    *Highlighted in Biotechnol. J. 2009, 4, 791–792.
  8. Preparation, Structure, and Diels–Alder Reaction of Phenyl(trifluoromethanesulfonate)-(3,3,3-trifluoropropynyl)-λ3-iodane
    Shimizu, M.*; Takeda, Y.; Hiyama, T.
    Chem. Lett. 2008, 37, 1304–1305.
    [DOI: 10.1246/cl.2008.1304]
  9. Stereoselective Preparation and Cope Rearrangement of 2-CF3-Cis-2,3-bis(alkenyl)oxiranes: A Facile Route to 2-CF3-Substituted Oxacycles
    Shimizu, M.*; Fujimoto, T.; Liu, X.; Takeda, Y.; Hiyama, T.
    Heterocycles 2008, 76, 329–351.
    [DOI: 10.3987/COM-08-S(N)13]
    *Invited as the Professor Ryoji Noyori’s Special Issues.
  10. Straightforward Synthesis of CF3-Substituted Triarylethenes by Stereoselective Threefold Cross-coupling Reactions
    Takeda, Y.; Shimizu, M.*; Hiyama, T.
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 8659–8661.
    [DOI: 10.1002/anie.200703759]
    *Highlighted in Synfacts 2008, 172.
  11. Novel Generation of 3,3,3-Trifluoropropynyllithium and Transformation of the Carbonyl Adducts to Trifluoromethyl-substituted Allenes
    Shimizu, M.*; Higashi, M.; Takeda, Y.; Jiang, G.; Murai, M.; Hiyama, T.
    Synlett 2007, 1163–1165.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-977422]
    *Invited as a Cluster issue.
  12. Facile Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl-substituted Enynes: Remarkable Reactivity and Stereoselectivity of Tributyl(3,3,3-trifluoropropynyl)stannane in Carbostannylation of Alkynes
    Shimizu, M.*; Jiang, G.; Murai, M.; Takeda, Y.; Nakao, Y.; Hiyama, T.; Shirakawa, E.
    Chem. Lett. 2005, 34, 1700–1701.
    [DOI: 10.1246/cl.2005.1700]


  1. 国立大学法人大阪大学. 武田洋平, 南方聖司, コール ヘザー フェイ, ダータ プシュミシュワフ リザード.有機EL材料および有機ELデバイス.特願2020-541184.2019-8-30.
  2. Swager, T. M.; Lim, J.; Takeda, Y. Compositions, methods, and systems comprising fluorous-soluble polymers, US pat. US9156938B2. 2011-8-19.

Accounts and Reviews

  1.  “Development of Aromatic-Fused Diketophosphanyl-Cored Functional π-Conjugated Molecules” (Account Article in Japanese)
    Takeda, Y.* 
    J. Synth. Org. Chem., Jpn. 2020, 78, 792–800.
    [DOI: 10.5059/yukigoseikyokaishi.78.792]
  2. Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective and Stereospecific Ring-Opening Cross-Coupling of Aziridines: Experimental and Computational Studies” (Account Article)
    Takeda, Y.*; Sameera, W. M. C.*; Minakata, S.*
    Acc. Chem. Res.
     2020, 53, 1686–1702.
    {DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00395]
    *an open-access article
  3. Alchemy of Donor–Acceptor–Donor Multi-Photofunctional Organic Materials: From Construction of Electron-Deficient Azaaromatics to Exploration of Functions” (Feature Article)
    Takeda, Y.*; Data, P.*; Minakata, S. 
    Chem. Commun. 202056, 8884–8894.
    [DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03322G]
    an open-access article
    *Selected as the Outside Front Cover of the issue (August 14, 2020). 

  4. Aromatic-Fused Diketophosphanyl-Core Organic Functional Materials: Phosphorus Mimics of Imides or Beyond?” (Account Article)
    Takeda, Y.*; Minakata, S.
    Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 7807–7821.
    [DOI: 10.1039/C9OB01328H]
    *Featured as the part of “Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry HOT article collection”.
  5. Recent Advancements in and the Future of Organic Emitters: TADF- and RTP-Active Multifunctional Organic Materials” (Minireview)
    Data, P.*; Takeda, Y.*
    Chem.—Asian J. 2019, 14, 1613–1636.
    [DOI: 10.1002/asia.201801791]
    Invited as the part of the Special Issue “π-Conjugated Compounds for Molecular Materials”.
    an open-access article
  6.  “Creation of Novel Functional Aza-Containing π-Conjugated Molecules Based on the Development of Novel Oxidative Transformations of Aromatic Amines” (Account Article)
    Takeda, Y.* 
    J. Synth. Org. Chem., Jpn. 2016, 74, 955–964.
    [DOI: 10.5059/yukigoseikyokaishi.74.955]


  1. Transition Metal-Catalyzed C–C and C–B Bond Formation Reactions: Lessons from Computational Studies
    Sameera, W. M. C.; Takeda, Y.; Ohki, Y.
    In Advances in Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 78; Perez, P. Ed.; Academic Press: 2022; Capter 3.
  2. アルケンの不斉アジリジン化”, “アルケンの不斉ジアミノ化”
    武田洋平, 南方聖司
    有機合成のための新触媒反応101(檜山爲次郎・野崎京子・中尾佳亮・中野幸司編集), 東京化学同人, 2021, pp 12–14.
  3. Cyclic O,N-Acetals
    Minakata, S.; Takeda, Y.
    In Science of Synthesis: Knowledge Updates 2019/2; Carreira, E. M., Clarke, P., Drabowicz, J., Murai, T., Reiβvig, H.-U., Schaumann, E., Terent’ev, A. Eds.; Georg Thieme Verlag KG: Stuttgart, 2019;, pp 63–70.
  4. イミノフラーレンの選択的合成反応
    フラーレン誘導体・内包技術の最前線(松尾 豊監修),シーエムシー出版,2014,第2章4節, pp 60–69.
  5. N1 Unit Transfer Reaction to C–C Double Bonds
    Minakata, S.; Takeda, Y.; Kiyokawa, K.
    In Methods and Applications of Cycloaddition Reactions in Organic Syntheses, Nishiwaki, N. Ed.; Wiley-VCH: Hoboken, 2014; Chapter 2, pp 67–88.
  6. Heterocyclic Reagents Containing Nitrogen-Halogen Bond: Recent Applications
    Minakata, S.; Takeda, Y.; Hayakawa, J.
    In Halogenated Heterocycles: Synthesis, Application and Environment, Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry Series, Vol. 27; Iskra, J. Ed.; Springer: Berlin, 2012; Chapter 5, pp 139–183.

Contribution Articles & Others


  1. 新奇な有機合成反応開発を起点とする熱活性化遅延蛍光材料の創製と多機能化”(技術解説)
    生産と技術 2022, 74 (2), 59–64.
  2. 有機合成反応開発を基軸とした熱活性化遅延蛍光材料の創製”(工学研究科発)
    武田洋平 , 南方聖司
    大阪大学工業会誌 TECHNO NET 2020, No. 590(10月号), 7–10.
  3. 含窒素芳香環の新構築法を起点とする発光分子の創製〜合成化学・元素化学・構造化学が織りなす材料科学〜
    化学と工業 (「飛翔する若手研究者」欄)2020, 73 (7), 578–579.
  4. PROFILE: Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry
    Takeda, Y.
    J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2016, 29, 116–117.
    [DOI: 10.1002/poc.3528]
  5. 有機機能性材料を指向した新規リン含有π共役分子の創製
    生産と技術(「技術解説」欄)平成28年新春号(68巻1号), pp27–30.
  6. ハロゲン結合,結晶工学からの脱却〜有機合成的展開を求めて
    月刊「化学」 2013, 68(8), 68–69.
  7. MIT 化学科Swager研究室での研究生活
    Organometallic News, 2013, 38–39.
  8. マルコフニコフ則を覆す?!〜逐次的触媒反応によるアルケンの位置選択的水和反応〜
    月刊「化学」 2012, 67(1), 65.
  9. Cheap Precursor for Arynes
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2011, 154.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259251]
  10. Perfluorobenzene Captures Fullerene
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2011, 148.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259252]
  11. A New Method for Hypersilyl Aromatic Compounds
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2011, 34.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259153]
  12. A Versatile Synthetic Method for Silaindenes
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2011, 31.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259152]
  13. A New Functionalization Method of SWCNTs through Cycloaddition
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2010, 1361.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258936]
  14. Highly Selective Synthesis of Dibenzo[a,c]cyclooctatetraenes
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Syntfacts 2010, 1360.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258937]
  15. Swollen-up Molecules by Fragmentation
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2010, 1246.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258734]
  16. Interplay of Heteroatoms
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2010, 1241.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258735]
  17. Renaissance of Diels-Alder Reaction of Borylalkenes
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2010, 1140.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258629]
  18. Break Symmetry, and Get Benefits
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2010, 1137.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258640]
  19. Low Band Gap Polymers Having Multi-Fused Heterocycles
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2010, 1010.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1257923]
  20. Electrical Stimuli Induced Reversible Self-Assembly
    Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
    Synfacts 2010, 1009.
    [DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1257917]