Creating new reactions, synthesizing compounds with complex carbon skeletons
1st-year master's student
Department of Chemistry
School of Science
Academic Year 2019
- What is your research topic?
- Developing efficient organic synthesis reactions using rhenium catalysts.
- Can you expand on the content of your research?
- By utilizing the unique reactivity of an "α, β-unsaturated carbene rhenium complex," a highly reactive active species generated from a rhenium catalyst and a readily available organic compound raw material, we are developing a new reaction that synthesizes compounds with complex carbon skeletons immediately.
- What attracts you to this field of research?
- When I produce an unexpected result that deviates from my predictions during research, I very enjoy thinking about the reason for this deviation. And of course, I feel a fulfilling sense of accomplishment when a desired compound is finally synthesized.
- Tell us about your future plans at Tokyo Tech and beyond.
- My dream is to construct complex compounds from readily available molecules.
Pharmaceuticals and products of nature often have complex skeletons, and I aim to synthesize these products using the reactions we have developed while keeping the process short.
The content of this article was accurate at the time of the interview.