|Graduate School of Science||Chemistry||Professor|
Development of Organocatalytic Chemistry
Overview of your research
The environmentally-benign organocatalysis has recently emerged as a field of research providing practical alternative or complementary technologies to the more traditional transition metal catalyzed systems. Accordingly, Maruoka has rationally designed various environmentally-benign chiral organocatalysts, and some of them are found to be quite useful in a practical manner for the development of environmentally-benign asymmetric organic transformations. For example, Nagase Co. Ltd. utilizes Simplified Maruoka CatalystR for the large-scale production (up to several hundred kilograms) of artificial amino acids for preparing pharmaceutically important starting materials and intermediates.
Fields of research (key words)
Organocatalyst; Green Chemistry; Maruoka CatalystR; artificial amino acid