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Toru Amaya (Birth 1976)
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, JAPAN
Phone: +81-6-6879-7414, Fax: +81-6-6879-7415
E-mail: amaya[at]chem.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp, [at] = @

 







Appointments

Aug. Sep. 2004 -  present Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Education
Mar. 2003 Ph.D. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Mar. 1998 B. D. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering

Postdoctoral Work
Apr. 2003 - Aug. 2004 The Scripps Research Institute, Supervision: Prof. Julius Rebek, Jr.

Honors and Awards
Feb. 2016 Incentive Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
July 2015 2015 Presidential Awards for Encouragement in Research
June 2015 Incentive Award in Electro-Organic Chemistry
Aug. 2013 2013 Presidential Awards for Encouragement in Research
Mar. 2011
Feb. 2008
25th Lectureship Award for Young Generation (Chemical Society of Japan)
Asahi KASEI Co. Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan

Research
Recent projects

・Oxidative and reductive coupling reactions [1,2]

・Redox-active organocatalyst [3]

・Redox reactions via one-electron transfer [4]

・Self-doped conductive polymers [5]

・Chemistry of bowl-shaped π-conjugated molecule "sumanene" [6]

etc.

Selected papers

[1] Oxidative cross-coupling: Amaya, T.; Maegawa, Y.; Masuda, T.; Osafune, Y.; Hirao, T. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 10072 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b05058).

[2] Reductive cross-coupling: Miyasaka, A.; Amaya, T.; Hirao, T. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 1615 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201303946); Amaya, T.; Kurata, Y.; Hirao, T. Org. Chem. Front.2016, 3, 929 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6qo00107f).

[3] Amaya, T.; Suzuki, R.; Hirao, T. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7790 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6cc03053j).

[4] Amaya, T.; Hata, D.; Hirao, T. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 16427 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201501969).

[5] Amaya, T.; Abe, Y.; Inada, Y.; Hirao, T. Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 3976 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.04.115).

[6] Amaya, T.; Hirao, T. Chem. Rec. 2015, 15, 310 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tcr.201402078).