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2018.11.28
Award: Prof. Itami has been named as the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics.
2018.11.05
Publication: Polycyclic Arene Synthesis by Annulative π-Extension in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
2018.10.09
Award: Dr. Taishi Nishihara received the Iijima Award for Young Scientists.
2018.09.26
Publication: Symmetric Multiple Carbohelicenes in Synlett.
2018.09.04
Publication: Discovery of Plant Growth Stimulants by C–H Arylation of 2-Azahypoxanthine in Org. Lett.
2018.09.03
Member: Dr. Kwan Yin Cheung joined as a Postdoc.
2018.08.17
Award: Prof. Itami received the Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry
2018.08.16
Member: Dr. Hideto Ito (Lecturer) has been promoted to Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University.
2018.08.09
Publication: Annulative π-Extension of Indoles and Pyrroles with Diiodobiaryls by Pd Catalysis: Rapid Synthesis of Nitrogen-Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds in Chem. Sci.
2018.08.07
Publication: Ultra-narrow-band near-infrared thermal exciton radiation in intrinsic one-dimensional semiconductors in Nature Commun.press release
2018.07.21
Publication: Synthesis and Size-Dependent Properties of [12], [16], and [24]Carbon Nanobelts in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
2018.07.09
Press: Prof. Itami has been selected as one of "100 influencers in Japan" by Weekly Gendai.
2018.06.19
Publication: Carbon Nanosheets by Morphology-Retained Carbonization of Two-Dimensional Assembled Anisotropic Carbon Nanorings in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.press release
2018.06.04
Publication: Gold-Catalyzed C-H Imidation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Asian J. Org. Chem.
2018.06.01
Award: Prof. Itami received Highly Cited Researchers 2017. (Clarivate Analysis)
2018.05.31
Member: Dr.Hiroyuki Tanaka was resigned.
2018.05.02
Publication: Late-Stage Functionalization of Arylacetic Acids by Photoredox-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Carbon–Heteroatom Bond Formation in Chem. Eur. J.
2018.04.30
Member: Dr.Guillaume Povie and Ms.Lili Zhao were resigned.
2018.04.25
Award: Prof. Itami received the Guthikonda Lectureship from Stanford University.
2018.04.21
Award: Dr. Kei Murakami received the Maruyama Memorial Research Award.
2018.04.21
Award: Prof. Itami received The Rowland Pettit Centennial Visiting Professorship of University of Texas at Austin.
2018.04.18
Publication: Recent advances in acetylene-based helical oligomers and polymers:Synthesis, structures, and properties in Tetrahedron Lett.
2018.04.17
Award: Dr. Segawa has won "The Young Scientists’ Prize" from MEXT.
2018.04.08
Press: Dr.Murakami's interview (in Japanese) is available on TBS website.
2018.04.04
Publication: Palladium-Catalyzed Esterification of Carboxylic Acids with Aryl Iodides in Org. Lett.
2018.04.01
Member: Dr. Shim Jooyoung joined as a Postdoc.
       Ms.Takayo Noguchi joined as an Administrative Staff.
2018.03.31
Member: Dr. Noriaki Ozaki moved to Yokohama City University as a designated assistant        professor.
 Member: Ms. Fushimi, Ms.Ito and Mr. Kinoshita were resigned. Farewell party
2018.03.21
Carbon nanobelt is now commercially available from Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd (TCI).
TCI "Carbon nanobelt"Carbon nanobelt video (in Japanese)
2018.03.21
Publication: Synthesis and Structure of a Propeller-Shaped Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Containing Seven-Membered Rings in Org. Lett.
2018.03.06
Publication: Synthesis of α-Fluoroimines by Copper-catalyzed Reaction of Diarylacetylenes and N-Fluorobenzenesulfonimide in Chem. Lett.
2018.02.28
Award: Dr. Murakami receives Akasaki Award 2017.
2018.02.06
Award: Dr. Ito has won "12th PCCP (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics) Price" from RSC and CSJ.
2018.02.07
Seminar: Dr. Shu Tanaka
2018.02.05
Publication: Unidirectional molecular assembly alignment on graphene enabled by nanomechanical symmetry breaking in Sci. Rep. press release
2018.01.30
Publication: A Water-soluble Warped Nanographene: Synthesis and Applications for Photo-induced Cell Death in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. press release
2018.01.26
Publication: Synthesis of partially and fully fused polyaromatics by annulative chlorophenylene dimerization in Science. press release
2018.01.18
Seminar: Dr. Hirotomo Nishihara
2018.01.14
Award: Prof. Itami receives the 35th CSJ Award for Creative Work 2018.
2018.01.12
Seminar: Prof. Masahiro Yamashita
2018.01.11
Publication: C–H Arylation of Phenanthrene with Trimethylphenylsilane by Pd/o-Chloranil Catalysis: Computational Studies on the Mechanism, Regioselectivity, and Role of o-Chloranil in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
2017.12.26
Publication: A Quintuple [6]Helicene with a Corannulene Core as a C5-symmetric Propeller-shaped π-System in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2017.12.12
Seminar: Dr. Daisuke Kiriya.
2017.12.07
Press: Our movie on Youtube, "The moment the structure of the carbon nanobelt appeared" has been highlighted in Nature Spotlight.
2017.11.30
Member: Dr. Tomohiro Fukushima moved to Hokkaido University as an Assistant Professor. Farewell party
2017.11.27
Publication: Hole-transporting materials based on thiophene-fused arenes from sulfur-mediated thienannulations in Mater. Chem. Front.
2017.11.16
Award: Prof. Itami has been named as the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics.
2017.11.13
Award: Dr. Segawa has won Ishida Award 2017.
2017.11.05
Award: Dr. Ozaki has won The Excellent Presentation Awards in 26th Symposium on Organic Crystals.
2017.11.01
Member: Dr. Hideto Ito joined as the sub group leader of Chemical Synthesis group.
       Dr. Takehisa Maekawa joined as Postdocs.
2017.10.23
Press: Prof. Kenichiro Itami's interview has been featured in Technologist’s Magazine vol.10.
Cover picture
2017.10.04
Award: Mr. Akira Takakura has won "Young Scientist Poster Award" and "Journal of Materials Chemistry A award" in the 53th Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Graphene General Symposium.
2017.10.01
Member: Ms. Masako Fushimi joined as a Technical Staff.
2017.09.26
Press: Prof. Itami's interview (in Japanese) in available in the Top Researchers website.
2017.09.08
Award: Prof. Itami has been selected as 2017 ICI Distinguished Lecturer in University of Calgary, Canada.
2017.09.01
Award: Dr. Ito won Verder-Scientific Award
2017.08.31
Publication: Oxidative Homocoupling Reaction of Aryltrimethylsilanes by Pd/o-chloranil Catalysis in Chem. Lett.
2017.08.24
Publication: Rapid Access to Nanographenes and Fused Heteroaromatics by Palladium-Catalyzed Annulative π-Extension Reaction of Unfunctionalized Aromatics with Diiodobiaryls in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2017.08.10
Publication: Annulative π-Extension (APEX): Rapid Access to Fused Arenes, Heteroarenes, and Nanographenes in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2017.08.04
Symposium: International ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Symposium 2017 was held on Aug 3-4th at Noyori Conference Hall, Nagoya University. Poster
2017.07.19
Award: Prof. Itami has been selected as the Guthikonda Lectureship from Stanford University.
2017.07.07
Publication: Laterally π-Extended Dithia[6]helicenes with Heptagons: Saddle-Helix Hybrid Molecules in J. Org. Chem.
2017.07.01
Member:Dr. Chaolumen joined as Postdocs.
2017.06.07
Publication: Electro-Activated Conductivity and White Light Emission of a Hydrocarbon Nanoring-Iodine Assembly in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. press release
2017.05.13
Publication: Synthesis, properties, and crystal structures of π-extended double [6]helicenes: contorted multi-dimensional stacking lattice in Org. Biomol. Chem.
2017.05.03
Award: Professor Kenichiro Itami receives the Chunichi Cultural Award
2017.04.14
Publication: Synthesis of a Carbon Nanobelt in Science. press release
2017.04.03
Member: Ms. Emi Ito, Mr. Yuji Kato, Mr. Junya Shirasaki, and Ms. Kotono Yamanoue joined as a Technical Staff. Welcome Party
2017.03.30
Publication: Annulative π-Extension (APEX) of Heteroarenes with Dibenzosiloles and Dibenzogermoles by Palladium/o-Chloranil Catalysis in Org. Lett.
2017.03.18
Publication: Polymorphism of [6]cycloparaphenylene for packing structure-dependent host-guest interaction in Chem. Lett.
2017.03.17
Award: Prof. Kenichiro Itami has been selected to receive the 23rd Yomiuri Techno Forum Gold Medal Prize.
2017.03.17
Award: Dr. Segawa won the 66th Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists.
  
2017.03.09
Publication: Catalytic Dehydrogenative C–H Imidation of Arenes Enabled by Photo-generated Hole Donation to Sulfonimide in Chem. Selected as the cover art in issue 3, 2017
2017.03.08
Award: Dr. Segawa won the Noguchi Shitagau Award.
2017.03.01
Member:Dr. Akiko Yagi joined as Cooperating investigator.
2017.02.21
Press: Prof. Kenichiro Itami's interview featured in "SEKAI" Web magazine.
2017.02.10
Publication: Synthesis, Structure, and Electrochemical Property of a Bimetallic Bis-2-pyridylidene Palladium Acetate Complex in Chem. Lett.
2017.02.06
Press:Our paper on Helically Twisted Tetracene: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Photophysical Properties of Hexabenzo[a,c,fg,j,l,op]tetracene has been selected as Synlett Best Paper Award 2016.
2017.02.02
Press: Our paper on Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Cylinder-Shaped Cyclo[12]orthophenylene[6]ethynylene: Toward the Synthesis of Zigzag Carbon Nanobelts has been highlight in Synfacts.
2017.02.01
Member:Dr. Guillaume Povie joined as Postdocs.
2017.01.16
Award: Dr. Yasutomo Segawa wins the 66th Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists.
2016.12.21
Award:Dr. Hideto Ito won the 11th Wakashachi Incentive Award Grand Prize.
2016.12.21
Publication: One-Step Annulative π-Extension of Alkynes with Dibenzosiloles or Dibenzogermoles by Palladium/o-chloranil Catalysis in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2016.12.08
Mr. Kohei Tanaka was resigned. Farewell party
2016.11.15
Publication: Key Structural Elements of Unsymmetrical Cyanine Dyes for Highly Sensitive Fluorescence Turn-on DNA Probe in Chem. Asian J.
2016.10.26
Professor Kenichiro Itami's Nagase Prize special lecture has been featured in the November edition of Toshin Times (in Japanese).
2016.10.19
Publication: Cu-Catalyzed aromatic C–H imidation with N-fluorobenzenesulfonimide: mechanistic details and predictive models in Chem. Sci.
2016.10.13
Publication: Phenanthro[9,10-a]corannulene by one-step annulative π-extension of corannulene in Can. J. Chem.
2016.10.10
Publication: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Cylinder-Shaped Cyclo[12]orthophenylene[6]ethynylene: Toward the Synthesis of Zigzag Carbon Nanobelts in Org. Lett.
2016.09.30
Itami Lab. was highlighted in the newspaper.
2016.09.30
Publication: Flexible Reaction Pocket on Bulky Diphosphine–Ir Complex Controls Regioselectivity in para-Selective C–H Borylation of Arenes in ACS Catal.
2016.09.28
Professor Kenichiro Itami received the Nagase Prize!! Nagase Prize
2016.09.23
Member: Dr. Liu Hong moved to Jiangnan University as an Associate Professor. Farewell party
2016.09.11
Publication: Synthesis and Properties of [8]-, [10]-, [12]-, and [16]Cyclo-1,4-naphthylenes in Chem. Sci.
2016.08.23
Publication: Macrocyclization by Rhodium-Catalyzed Cross-Cyclotrimerization of L-Shaped Diynes with Di-tert-butyl Acetylenedicarboxylate: Effect of Bent Linkers of Diynes in Eur. J. Org. Chem.
2016.08.08
Publication: Thiophene-Fused π-Systems from Diarylacetylenes and Elemental Sulfur in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
2016.08.03
Publication: Corannulene–Helicene Hybrids: Chiral π-Systems Comprising Both Bowl and Helical Motifs in Org. Lett.
2016.08.01
Publication: Construction of Covalent Organic Nanotubes by Light-Induced Cross-Linking of Diacetylene-Based Helical Polymers in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
2016.07.31
Member: Ms. Akiko Gocho was resigned. Farewell party
2016.06.01
Member: Dr. Tomohiro Fukushima and Dr. David R. Levine joined as Postdocs.
2016.05.17
Publication: Helically Twisted Tetracene: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Photophysical Properties of Hexabenzo[a,c,fg,j,l,op]tetracene in Synlett
2016.05.15
Prof. Itami participated as panelist in the G7 Science and Technology Ministers’ Meeting in Tsukuba, Ibaraki .
2016.05.13
Member: Ms. Torii was resigned.
2016.04.28
Prof. Lawrence T. Scott visited our project.
2016.04.19
Seminar: Prof. Michael Haley
2016.04.12
Award: Dr. Yuhei Miyauchi is granted the Young Scientists’ Prize by MEXT.
2016.04.04
Press: Interview with Prof. Kenichiro Itami has been published in newspaper (Asahi Shinbun)
2016.04.01
Member: Dr. Wang Feijiu joined as Postdocs.
2016.03.31
Member: Mr. Hitoshi Matsuzaki was resigned.
2016.03.22
Press: Our paper on Synthesis and Structural Features of Quadruple Helicenes: Highly Distorted π Systems Enabled by Accumulation of Helical Repulsions has been highlight in chemistryworld
2016.03.19
Press: Our latest review on Structurally uniform and atomically precise carbon nanostructures has been highlight in natureasia.com
2016.03.09
Publication: "Cycloparaphenylene as a molecular porous carbon solid with uniform pores exhibiting adsorption-induced softness" in Chem. Sci.
2016.03.08
Publication: "A Theoretical Study on the Strain Energy of Carbon Nanobelts" in Org. Lett.
2016.02.26
Publication: "Synthesis and Structural Features of Quadruple Helicenes: Highly Distorted π-Systems Enabled by Accumulation of Helical Repulsions" on J. Am. Chem. Soc.
2016.02.18
Publication: "Design and Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Segments" in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2016.01.11
Publication: "Structurally uniform and atomically precise carbon nanostructures" on Nat. Rev. Mater.
2015.12.31
Member: Dr. Hiroshi Ueno moved to Department of Physical Science and Engineering, Nagoya University as an Assistant Professor. Farewell party
2015.12.28
Publication: "Pyridylidene ligand facilitates gold-catalyzed oxidative C–H arylation of heterocycles" in Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2015.12.14
Award: Dr. Kuwabara won Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists.
2015.12.11
Biannual presentation and Year_end party with Itami group. photo
2015.11.14
ITbM, Academic Research & Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration in Nagoya Uni., and
our project have set up the booth a booth at Science Agora 2015. poster
2015.11.09
Member: Mr. Tsugunori Watanabe joined as a Technical Staff.
2015.11.02
Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project have moved to 4th floor of Noyori Materials Science Laboratory. The access page has been updated to reflect our new location.
2015.10.27
Dr. Segawa gave a lecture at Aichi science festival 2015.
2015.10.23
Publication: "Synthesis of open-shell ladder π-systems by catalytic C–H annulation of diarylacetylenes" in Chem. Sci.
2015.09.24
Professor Itami has presented at the 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) held from Sunday, June 28 to Thursday, July 2, 2015. Lecture Video
2015.09.18
Award: Prof. Itami recieved 2016 Ta-Shue Chou Lectureship Award from Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
2015.08.03
Member: Mr. Motonobu Kuwayama joined as a Technical Staff.
2015.07.31
Member: Ms. Shiori Kawamata resigned.
2015.07.21
Publication: "Porous frameworks constructed by non-covalent linking of substitution-inert metal complexes"in Dalton Trans.
2015.07.03
Publication: "Curved Oligophenylenes as Donors in Shape-Persistent Donor–Acceptor Macrocycles with Solvatofluorochromic Properties" in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2015.06.10
Publication: "Synthesis, Properties, and Packing Structures of Corannulene-Based π-Systems Containing Heptagons" in Chem. Asian J.
2015.06.01
Publication: "Synthesis, Structures and Properties of π-Extended Double Helicene: A Combination of Planar and Nonplanar π-Systems" in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
2015.05.11
Prof. Itami’s presentation video at Lectureship Award MBLA 10th Anniversary Special Luctures is just released.
2015.05.01
Party: Welcome Party
2015.05.01
Member: Ms. Shiori Kawamata joined as a Technical Staff.
2015.04.18
ItamiERATO bowling games
2015.04.16
Award: Prof. Itami was selected as the R. C. Fuson Visiting Professor in University of Illinois at Urbana-Chanmaign.
2015.04.12
Publication: "para-C−H Borylation of Benzene Derivatives by a Bulky Iridium Catalyst" in J. Am. Chem. Soc. press release
2015.04.01
Party: Welcome Party
2015.04.01
Member: Dr. Noriyuki Ozaki and Dr. Nobuhiko Mitoma joined as Postdocs.
       Mr. Osamu Satou and Dr. Aki Matsuoka joined as Administrative Managers.
       Mr. Keisuke Matsui joined as a Technical Staff.
       Mr. Hitoshi Matsuzaki joined as a Patent Producer.
2015.03.31
Member: Mr. Norimasa Fukuta is moved to Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules Nagoya University (ITbM). Dr. Kai Kan is resigned.
2015.02.22
Publication: "Palladium-free Synthesis of [10]Cycloparaphenylene" in Tetrahedron
2015.02.19
Publication: "Cycloparaphenylene-Based Ionic Donor–Acceptor Supramolecule: Isolation and Characterization of Li+@C60⊂[10]CPP" in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2015.02.16
Publication: "One-shot K-region-selective annulative π-extension for nanographene synthesis and functionalization" in Nature Commun. press release
2015.02.10
Publication: "Catalytic C–H Imidation of Aromatic Cores of Functional Molecules: Ligand-Accelerated Cu Catalysis and Application to Materials- and Biology-Oriented Aromatics" in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
2015.01.26
Publication: "Synthesis and characterization of hexaarylbenzenes with five or six different substituents enabled by programmed synthesis" in Nature Chem. press release
2015.01.13
Publication: "η6-Cycloparaphenylene Transition Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, Photophysical Properties, and Application to the Selective Monofunctionalization of Cycloparaphenylenes" in J. Am. Chem. Soc. press release NU Research
2015.01.06
Prof. Itami's interview was featured in Nikkei Sangyo newspaper.
2014.12.25
Award: Prof. Itami wins the Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship Award.
2014.12.01
Ms. Yumi Ishida joined ERATO as an Administrative Staff.
2014.11.17
News: Cycloparaphenylenes become on sale from Kanto Chemical
2014.11.01
Ms. Makiko Miyauchi resigned. Ms. Zhao Lili joined ERATO as an Administrative Staff.
2014.10.22
Seminar: Prof. Lawrence T. Scott
2014.10.10
Seminar: Dr. Christian Doonan
2014.10.03
Seminar: Dr. Jérôme Canivet
2014.10.01
Groups were restructured. Dr. Hiroyuki Tanaka was promoted to a Group Leader. Dr. Yuhei Miyauchi became a Visiting Associate Professor.
2014.08.12
Prof. Itami wins the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award of the American Chemical Society.
2014.06.01
Member: Dr. Taishi Nishihara joined as a Postdoc in physical synthesis group.
2014.04.18
Award: Prof. Itami awarded the Nankai University Lectureship on Organic Chemistry and presented his lecture, "Catalyst-Enabling Chemistry toward Transformative Molecules".
2014.04.14
Seminar: Prof. Toshihiko Fujimori
2014.04.07
Guest: Prof. Graham J. Bodwell
2014.04.03
Publication: "Synthesis and Dimerization of Chloro[10]cycloparaphenylene: A Directly Connected Cycloparaphenylene Dimer" in Organic Letters
2014.04.02
Party: ItamiERATO Kickoff Party
2014.04.01
Publication: "Exciton Recombination Dynamics in Nanoring Cycloparaphenylenes" in Chemical Science
2014.04.01
This HP opened.
2014.04.01
Posdocs, Headquarters, and Collaborative Investigators joined.
2014.04.01
Dr. Yuhei Miyauchi joined as the group leader of Physical Synthesis group.
2014.03.21
Prof. Itami recieved Aldrich Lectureship Award.
2014.02.24
Publication: "Size-Selective Complexation and Extraction of Endohedral Metallofullerenes with Cycloparaphenylene" in Angewandte Chemie International Edition
2014.02.10
Prof. Itami recieved JSPS Award
2014.02.04
Award: Dr. Yasutomo Segawa recieved Akasaki Award. Newscasted in NagoyaTV
2014.01.06
Dr. Hirotoshi Sakamoto joined as the group leader of Functional Assembly group.
2013.11.20
Prof. Itami recieved Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award.
2013.11.19
Publication: "Synthesis and properties of cycloparaphenylene-2,7-pyrenylene: a pyrene-containing carbon nanoring" in Chemical Communications
2013.11.19
Publication: "Selective synthesis of [7]- and [8]cycloparaphenylenes" in Chemical Communications
2013.11.01
Dr. Yasutomo Segawa joined as the group leader of Chemical Synthesis group.
2014.10.23
Publication: "Isolation, Structure, and Reactivity of an Arylnickel(II) Pivalate Complex in Catalytic C–H/C–O Biaryl Coupling" in Journal of the American Chemical Society
2013.10.01
Itami ERATO project started.