Catalysis and Integrated Research Group

Group Director

Mikiko Sodeoka

D.Pharm.

Mikiko Sodeoka

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1986
Research Associate, Hokkaido University
1989
D.Pharm., Chiba University
1992
Research Associate, University of Tokyo
1996
Vice Chief Scientist/Chief Scientist, Sagami Chemical Research Center
1999
Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
2000
Professor, Tohoku University
2004
Chief Scientist, Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN (-current)
2013
Group Director, Catalysis and Integrated Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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Catalysis and Integrated Research Group,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#S601 6F Chemistry and Materials Physics Building,
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
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Catalysis and Integrated Research Group
Our group focuses on developing new transition metal-catalyzed reactions, and on conducting integrated plant science and chemistry research with emphasis on sustainable resource science. In particular, we aim to develop transition metal-catalyzed asymmetric carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions, reactions utilizing molecular oxygen, and reactions for the synthesis of fluorine-containing molecules. In addition, we further examine the functions of our original catalytic reaction products. Furthermore, this group will also contribute to enhancing collaboration between plant/microbiology research and chemical research activities inside CSRS through development of new modulators of plants and microorganisms and elucidation of their action mechanisms.

Subjects

  1. Development of catalytic fluoroalkylations
  2. Development of asymmetric carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions
  3. Utilization of O2 for oxidation reactions
  4. Computational analysis of transition metal-catalyzed reactions
  5. Development of new probe molecules and their application to biological research