Itami Laboratory, Nagoya University
We are synthetic chemists trying 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 ultimate goal in mind, our work has centered on catalyst-enabling synthetic chemistry with broad directions. We belong to the Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, consisting of about 45 people, including Prof. Itami, associate/assistant professors, secretaries, postdocs, graduate/undergraduate students, technicians and researchers from companies. Our synthetic chemistry is also an essential component of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) and JST-ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project.