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. (日本語) C–Hイミド化の研究がChem-Stationで紹介されました!
  2. Prof. Kenichiro Itami has been selected to receive the 23rd Yomiuri Te...
  3. The 97th CSJ Annual Meeting was held
  4. Our recent work on C–H Imidation was selected as the Cover picture!
  5. Announcement of the Award Winners for the 23nd Nagoya Medal of Organic...
  6. Bachelor Thesis Presentation 2017
  7. 八木助教が井上研究奨励賞を受賞しました
  8. Dr. Akiko Yagi became an assistant professor in our group
  9. Wakashachi Incentive Research Award Ceremony–Lecturer Dr. Hideto Ito
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