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Feb. 27, 2014
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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Innovative recycling technology of costly metal complex catalysts
- To reduce the manufacturing cost of medicines etc -

They have succeeded in the synthesis of a mesoporous solid support for direct fixation of metal complex catalysts on the pore surface, which enabled easy recovery and recycle uses of homogeneous catalysts preserving the high activity. This result is expected, and greatly contribute to reduce the manufacturing cost of medicines and prevent the contamination of medicines with metals of catalyst.

Researcher Information

JST ACT-C (Advanced Catalytic Transformation Program for Carbon Utilization),
Research Area : "Creation of Advanced Catalytic Transformation for the Sustainable Manufacturing at Low Energy, Low Environmental Load",
Research Theme : A study on bio-mimetic catalysis using mesoporous organosilica

Journal Information

Minoru Waki, Yoshifumi Maegawa, Kenji Hara, Yasutomo Goto, Soichi Shirai, Yuri Yamada, Norihiro Mizoshita, Takao Tani, Wang-Jae Chun,
Satoshi Muratsugu, Mizuki Tada, Atsushi Fukuoka and Shinji Inagaki, “A Solid Chelating Ligand: Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Containing 2,2'-Bipyridine within the Pore Walls”J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014 in press.
doi: 10.1021/ja4131609


[About Research]
Shinji Inagaki, Dr.
Inagaki Senior Fellow Lab.
Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc.

[About Program]
Tsuyoshi Nakamura
Department of Research Project
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)


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