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.

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    Prof. Kan gave us an intensive course
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    Welcome party for Letitia!
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    The 80th Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of Japan
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    Mr. Jumpei Suzuki was awarded for the poster at the 10th Symposium on ...
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    Mr. Koga won the poster award in The 33th Seminar of Synthetic Organic...
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    Mr. Yano won the poster award in 27th Symposium on Physical Organic Ch...
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    Wrap up party of entrance exam
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    Our work on ONT in JACS cover art and JACS SPOTLIGHTS
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    Highlight in Chem-Station: "helix-to-tube method"
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