Advanced Organic Synthesis Research Team

Team Leader

Laurean Ilies

Ph.D.

Laurean Ilies

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2009
D.Sci., The University of Tokyo
2009
Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Tokyo
2009
Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
2014
Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
2018
Team Leader, Advanced Organic Synthesis Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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Advanced Organic Synthesis Research Team,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

Bioscience Building,
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
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Advanced Organic Synthesis Research Team
Our team aims at the development of “next generation synthesis” and its utilization for the creation of functional organic molecules. Our vision of “next generation synthesis” is inspired by the highly efficient reactions the Nature uses: direct and highly selective coupling of organic molecules without prefunctionalization with reactive groups. We envision that by precise design of ligands, efficient and selective catalysts enable the rapid assembly of complex functional molecules from simple building blocks. Also, we are particularly interested in the development of sustainable catalysis based on Earth-abundant metals such as manganese, iron, cobalt, copper, etc.

Subjects

  1. “Next generation organic synthesis”: direct and selective coupling of organic molecules
  2. Efficient synthesis of functional molecules for materials science
  3. Development of Earth-abundant metal catalysis based on synergistic ligand design
Next generation organic synthesis for the creation of functional molecules