Connect molecules, create value, and change the world, one molecule at a time

The ultimate goal of the research group of Kenichiro Itami is to develop “problem-solving” innovative functional molecules (“transformative molecules”) that make a marked change in the form and nature of science and technology.
With such goal in mind, the work of Itami group has centered on catalyst-enabling synthetic chemistry with broad directions. Through the interdisciplinary research supported by World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) program and JST-ERATO project, we aim to build a solid foundation for a new paradigm in molecular science as synthetic chemists.
Ultimately, we hope to be able to contribute solving global issues such as the food problem and the energy problem. We strongly believe the power of molecules.

  1. Our previous paper on Infinitene is one of most cited publication from...
  2. Chihara-san won a poster award in the 33rd Symposium on Physical Organ...
  3. Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry!
  4. Welcome Party for Timo Stünkel!
  5. Review on Hetero-APEX reactions has been published in Synthesis!!
  6. Our new CPP catenane is now in ACIE as a Hot Paper!!
  7. Farewell Party for Johannes!
  8. the 54th Summer School of Structural Organic Chemistry
  9. Farewell Party for Till!
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