The Hattori Hokokai Foundation

Dr. Takuji Kawamoto won a grant from the foundation. Awarding ceremony was held in Tokyo. Congratulations! We expect this grant accelerates your research project.

Research works on ionic liquids chemistry

Research works on ionic liquids chemistry have been published as two papers. One is a work on the conversion of furfural derivatives to useful chemicals, and the reaction in ionic liquids provides high efficiency. This work, published in RSC Adv., was mainly performed by Valerie, a former post-doc in our group, and Yuto helped some […]

RSC Adv.

Karaluka, V.; Murata, K.; Masuda, S.; Shiramatsu, Y.; Kawamoto, T.; Hailes, H. C.; Sheppard, T. D.; Kamimura, A. Development of a microwave-assisted sustainable conversion of furfural hydrazones to functionalised phthalimides in ionic liquids. RSC Adv. 2018, 8, 22617.  

V3! The softball tournament in the chemistry department

We won the tournament again in this year! We have achieved V3! Our pitcher completed all games including one shut-out game, and earned almost 10 runs for every games. It was the perfect win! We enjoyed beers of the winning award. We are going to achieve V4 in the next tournament. Hey guys, loving playing […]

Chem. Lett.

Kamimura, A.; Shiramatsu, Y.; Murata, K.; Kawamoto, T. Solubility-switchable ionic liquids: A control of hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity using a protective group. Chem. Lett. 2018, in press


Kamimura, A.; Watanabe, R.; Fukumitsu, T.; Ikeda, K.; Kawamoto, T.; Sumimoto, M.; Mori, S.; Uno, H. Deltaarenes; novel macrocyclic molecules that are readily available from 1,4-benzoquinone and benzene dithiols. Tetrahedron 2018, in press.

Banyu Fukuoka Symposium

The 23rd Banyu Fukuoka Symposium was held and most of our members attended it. We enjoyed exciting one day with listening to fantastic talks by world outstanding synthetic chemists. A student in our group presented our work on ionic liquids chemistry by poster presentation and had some impacts from audience. Thank you very much for […]

New members have joined

5 of new undergraduate research members have joined our group. Our new research projects will starts soon. We expect their good work and achievement in chemistry.

The 98th CSJ meeting

The 98th CSJ meeting was held at Funabashi campus, Nihon University, and four of our members gave oral presentation there.

Graduation ceremony

Our member of undergraduate research and graduate students obtained certificate of graduation or master degree today. Well done for your work so far. Congratulations! We hope all of you will get great success in future!