Division of Fundamental Organic Chemistry/Applied Molecular Chemistry, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate school of Engineering Sciences
Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering, School of Engineering
Using non-covalent interactions, such as hydrogen bonding and Lewis acid-base interaction, as one keyword, we are creating catalysts that can express high activity and selectivity. We are also developing highly efficient and practical synthetic organic reactions, such as carbon-hydrogen bond transformations. In addition, by utilizing the developed reactions, we are investigating the projects with the aim of creating high performance organic functional materials, such as -conjugated molecules and polymers. By performing computer simulations based on theoretical chemistry, we study the molecular mechanisms of chemical reactions, polymerization processes, and higher order structures in condensed phase, aiming at designing novel molecules and catalysts. Through these researches, we aim to solve energy and environmental problems.