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. Mater Thesis Presentation 2017
  2. Valentine's day 2017
  3. Yano's paper has been selected as Synlett Best Paper Award 2016
  4. Lect. Dr. Hideto Ito won the 11th Wakashachi Incentive Award Grand Pri...
  5. The 10th Organic π Electronic Symposium, Japan
  6. Dr. Kei Murakami have been promoted to Designated Associate Professor ...
  7. 34th Symposium of medicinal chemistry, Japan
  8. Lab Trip 2016
  9. 6th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Japan
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