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. Welcome Party for Till-kun!
  2. Our paper on stomata opening inhibitors was accepted in ACS Chemical B...
  3. Mr. Kono and Mr. Kato got the awards in GTR Annual Meeting!
  4. New publication: Synthesis and Properties of Methylene-bridged [6]Cycl...
  5. Dr. Hayato Yamada became a designated assistant professor in our group
  6. Our research on DAPEX chemistry was accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc.! Con...
  7. 住友財団基礎科学研究助成と内藤記念女性研究者研究助成に採択されました
  8. Farewell Party for Konstantin-kun!
  9. Ishibashi-san Won the Poster Award!
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