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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Hideki YORIMITSU (Professor)

Field of Expertise:
Organic Chemistry (Synthesis, Reactions, Structure, Functions)
Research Interests:
  1. Development of new reactions utilizing organometallic species, transition metal catalysts, and heteroatoms
  2. Creation of new functional molecules based on new organic transformations
Recent Representative Publications:
  1. H. Saito, S. Otsuka, K. Nogi, H. Yorimitsu, “Nickel-Catalyzed Boron Insertion into the C2-O Bond of Benzofurans” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 15315-15318.
  2. T. Yanagi, S. Otsuka, Y. Kasuga, K. Fujimoto, K. Murakami, K. Nogi, H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, “Metal-Free Approach to Biaryls from Phenols and Aryl Sulfoxides by Temporarily Sulfur-Tethered Regioselective C-H/C-H Coupling” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 14582-14585.
  3. K. Gao, H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, “α-Arylation of Ketimines with Aryl Sulfides at a Low Palladium Catalyst Loading” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 4573–4576.
  4. M. Bhanuchandra, K. Murakami, D. Vasu, H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, “Transition-Metal-Free Synthesis of Carbazoles and Indoles by an SNAr-based “Aromatic Metamorphosis” of Thiaarenes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10234–10372.
  5. D. Vasu, H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, “Palladium-Assisted “Aromatic Metamorphosis” of Dibenzothiophenes into Triphenylenes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 7162–7166.
  6. T. Sugahara, K. Murakami, H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, “Palladium-Catalyzed Amination of Aryl Sulfides with Anilines” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9329–9333.
  7. K. Murakami, H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, “Practical, Modular, and General Synthesis of Benzofurans through Extended Pummerer Annulation/Cross-coupling Strategy” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7510–7513.
  8. K. Gao, S. Otsuka, A. Baralle, K. Nogi, H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, “Cross-coupling of Aryl Sulfides Powered by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands” J. Synth. Org. Chem. Jpn. 2016, 74, 1119–1127 (Review).
  9. H. Yorimitsu, D. Vasu, M. Bhanuchandra, K. Murakami, A. Osuka, “Aromatic Metamorphosis of Dibenzothiophenes” Synlett 2016, 27, 1765–1774 (Review).
  10. H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, “Organometallic Approaches for Direct Modification of Peripheral C-H Bonds in Porphyrin Cores” Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2, 356−373 (Review).
  11. H. Yorimitsu, K. Oshima, “Metal-Mediated Retro-Allylation of Homoallyl Alcohols for Highly Selective Organic Synthesis” Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2009, 82, 778–792 (Review).
Research Experience:
B.S. (1997) & Ph.D. (2002) from Kyoto U. (Mentor: Prof. Koichiro Oshima)
Postdoctoral fellow (2002-2003) at U. Tokyo (Mentor: Prof. Eiichi Nakamura)
Assistant Professor (2003-2008) at Kyoto U. (Dept. Material Chem., Oshima Group)
Associate Professor (2008-2009) at Kyoto U. (Dept. Material Chem., Oshima Group)
Associate Professor (2009-2015) at Kyoto U. (Dept. Chem., Osuka Group)
Project Leader of ACT-C, JST (2012-present, concurrent position)
Visiting Associate Professor at Institute for Molecular Science (2014-2015, concurrent position)
Professor (2015-present) at Kyoto U. (Dept. Chem.)
Visiting Associate Professor/Professor at Institute for Molecular Science (2014-2016, concurrent position)
Awards and Fellowships:
Mukaiyama Award, 2016
JACI New Chemical Technology Research Encouragement Award, 2015
The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement, 2011
The Chemical Society of Japan Award For Young Chemists, 2009
Eisai Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, 2007
Banyu Young Chemist Award, 2007
Thieme Journal Award, 2006
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship SPD, 2003
JSPS Research Fellowship PD, 2002
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan Award, 2001
JSPS Research Fellowship DC1, 1999–2002
Contact Information:
Phone: +81-75-753-3983
Fax: +81-75-753-3988
E-mail: yori + @kuchem.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Link:
Research Group Website

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