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. Carbon Nanobelt now on sale!!
  2. Prof. Itami was presented Chunichi Cultural Award!
  3. Mr. Kawahara was awarded The Chemical Society of Japan Tokai Branch Ch...
  4. Graduation Ceremony 2018
  5. The 98th CSJ Annual Meeting
  6. Final Presentation & Farewell Party 2018
  7. Lab PV 2018 was released!
  8. Bachelor Thesis Presentation 2018
  9. Dr. Kei Murakami was awarded the Akasaki award
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