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Prof. Satoshi Minakata (OU)

OU - Professor

Prof. Satoshi Minakata (OU), Professor of Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University (OU), Japan. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from OU under the supervision of Prof. Yoshiki Oshiro and thereafter spent 2 years (1993-1995) working at Dainippon Ink & Chemicals, Inc. He came back to OU and started his academic carrer as Assistant Professor in the Prof. Mitsuo Komatsu group in 1995. He was promoted as Lecturer (2000), Associate Professor (2002), and Full Professor in 2010 at OU. During 1997 to 1998, he worked as Visiting Associate at the Prof. Erick. M. Carreira group at California Institute of Technology, USA. He is the expert of synthetic organic chemistry, especially, the development of novel synthetic methodology for nitrogen-heterocycles. He is author and coauthor of 122 internationally recognized scientific papers, 6 reviews, 12 books, and 5 patents.

 

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Satoshi_Minakata

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9619-445X

Researcher ID: B-1332-2008

 

  1. Research interest:
  • The development of new methodologies for synthesis of achiral and chiral nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds utilizing N1 unit transfer reaction
  • Development of organic synthetic method using characteristic of iodine
  • Development of organic synthetic methods using inorganic porous materials as reaction media
  • Basic research on functionalization of fullerene

 

  1. Expertise:
  • Synthesis and characterization of organic heterocyclic compounds
  • Design, synthesis, and characterization of halogenated organic compounds
  • Synthesis and characterization of organic/inorganic porous hybrid materials

 

  1. Publications (5 most important):
  2. Minakata, S.; Sasaki, I.; Ide T. “Atmospheric CO2 Fixation by Unsaturated Alcohols Using tBuOI under Neutral Conditions” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2010, 49, 1309–1311. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200906352
  3. Minakata, S.; Tsuruoka, R.; Komatsu M. “Inclusion of C60 into MCM-41 by Solvophobic Nature” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008, 130, 1536–1537. DOI: 10.1021/ja077114w
  4. Minakata, S.; Morino, Y.; Oderaotoshi, Y.; Komatsu, M. “Novel Azirdination of Olefins: Direct Synthesis from Sulfonamides Using t-BuOI” Chemical Communications 2006, 3337–3339. DOI: 10.1039/B606499J
  5. Ando, T.; Kano, D.; Minakata, S.; Ryu, I.; Komatsu, M. “Iodine-Catalyzed Aziridination of Alkenes Using Chloramine-T as a Nitrogen Source” Tetrahedron 1998, 54, 13485–13494. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(98)00827-8
  6. Ando, T.; Minakata, S.; Ryu, I.; Komatsu, M. “Nitrogen Atom Transfer to Alkene Utilizing Chloramine-T as a Nitrogen Source” Tetrahedron Letters 1998, 39, 309–312. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(97)10553-6

 

  1. Projects:
  • “Development of Novel Catalytic Systems Based on the Activation of Hypervalent Iodine Reagents with Molecular Iodine as the Key Process” (grant number: 26105735), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2014–2016
  • “Organic Synthesis Using Various Valences of Iodine Reagents” (grant number: 25288047), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2013–2016
  • “Catalytic Carbon Dioxide Fixation via Carbene Species” (grant number: 24655082), Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2012–2014
  • “Development of Novel Reactions through Molecular Activation within Inorganic Space” (grant number: 23105526), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2011–2013
  • “Asymmetric Synthesis Based on the Generation of Chiral Three-Membered Halonium” (grant number: 18350023), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), unded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2006–2008

 

  1. Scientific awards:
  • Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
  • Nagase Foundation Award