Advanced Catalysis Research Group

Group Director

Zhaomin Hou

D.Eng.

Zhaomin Hou

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1989
D.Eng., Kyushu University
1990
Special Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKEN
1991
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Windsor, Canada
1993
Research Scientist, Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN
1997
Senior Scientist, Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN
2002
Chief Scientist, Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN (-current)
2010
Group Director, Advanced Synthsis Research Group, RIKEN
2013
Deputy Director, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)
2013
Group Director, Advanced Synthsis Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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Advanced Catalysis Research Group,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#S608 6F Chemistry and Materials Physics Building,
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
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Outline

Advanced Catalysis Research Group
Our group aims to develop new generations of catalysts, which are complementary or superior to the existing ones, for applications in efficient utilization of untapped resources and the synthesis of fine chemicals and functional polymer materials. Particular interests are directed to: (1) activation and utilization of N2 for the synthesis of ammonia and nitrogen-containing organic compounds under mild conditions, (2) utilization of CO2 as a chemical feedstock for the synthesis of high-value added fine chemicals, and (3) synthesis of high-performance polymer materials by selective copolymerization of commodity monomers having different properties.

Subjects

  1. Activation and Efficient Utilization of N2
  2. Utilization of CO2 as a Feedstock for the Synthesis of Fine Chemicals
  3. Precision Copolymerization for High-Performance Polymer Materials
A novel scandium catalyst for precision copolymerization of various monomers
An isolated intermediate of a CO2 incorporation reaction