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Makoto Tokunaga Last modified date:2019.04.05

Professor / Multidisciplinary chemistry / Department of Chemistry / Faculty of Sciences

1. Masato Kitamura, Makoto Tokunaga, Trang Pham, William D. Lubell, Ryoji Noyori, Asymmetric synthesis of α-amino β-hydroxy phosphonic acids via BINAP-ruthenium catalyzed hydrogenation, Tetrahedron Letters, 10.1016/00404-0399(50)11355-, 36, 32, 5769-5772, 1995.08, BINAP-Ru catalyzed hydrogenation of configurationally labile α-amido β-keto phosphonic esters gives the (R,R)- or (S,S)-α-amido β-hydroxy phosphonic esters in a highly enantio- and diastereoselective manner..
2. Makoto Tokunaga, A. Hamasaki, 5.18 Addition Reaction
Kinetic Resolution, Comprehensive Chirality, 10.1016/B978-0-08-095167-6.00520-6, 5, 421-435, 2012.09.
3. Eiji Yamamoto, Kodai Wakafuji, Yuho Furutachi, Kaoru Kobayashi, Takashi Kamachi, Makoto Tokunaga, Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of N-Protected Amino Acid Esters via Phase-Transfer Catalytic Base Hydrolysis, ACS Catalysis, 10.1021/acscatal.8b00693, 8, 7, 5708-5713, 2018.07, Asymmetric base hydrolysis of α-chiral esters with synthetic small-molecule catalysts is described. Quaternary ammonium salts derived from quinine were used as chiral phase-transfer catalysts to promote the base hydrolysis of N-protected amino acid hexafluoroisopropyl esters in a CHCl3/NaOH (aq) via dynamic kinetic resolution, providing the corresponding products in moderate to good yields (up to 99%) with up to 96:4 er. Experimental and computational mechanistic studies using DFT calculation and pseudotransition state (pseudo-TS) conformational search afforded a TS model accounting for the origin of the stereoselectivity. The model suggested π-stacking and H-bonding interactions play essential roles in stabilizing the TS structures..
4. Isao Nakamura, Haruno Murayama, Makoto Tokunaga, Mitsutaka Okumura, Tadahiro Fujitani, Adsorption and thermal reactivity of dimethyl trisulfide on a Au(111) single-crystal surface, Surface Science, 10.1016/j.susc.2018.07.012, 677, 186-192, 2018.11, We investigated the adsorption and thermal reactivity of dimethyl trisulfide (DMTS, CH3SSSCH3) on a Au(111) single-crystal surface. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results indicated that at exposure temperatures of 100–300 K, DMTS dissociatively adsorbed as CH3S and CH3SS. That the dissociative adsorption rate was independent of exposure temperature suggested that DMTS dissociation on Au proceeded without an energy barrier at >100 K. In contrast, the thermal reactions of the adsorbed CH3S and CH3SS varied strongly with formation temperature. Specifically, after CH3S and CH3SS formed on Au(111) at 100 K, increasing the temperature resulted in associative desorption of CH3S as dimethyl disulfide (CH3SSCH3) and coupling reaction of CH3SS to ethane and atomic sulfur. In contrast, after CH3S and CH3SS formed at 150 K, increasing the temperature resulted not only in these two reactions but also in production of dimethyl disulfide and atomic sulfur by reaction between CH3S and CH3SS. At formation temperatures of 200 and 300 K, the only reaction observed was that between CH3S and CH3SS. These results suggest that the surface structure of the adsorbed species formed by DMTS dissociation on Au(111) depended on formation temperature. Specifically, at 100 K, dissociation of DMTS resulted in formation of CH3S and CH3SS islands on the Au(111) surface, whereas the two species were randomly adsorbed at higher formation temperatures..
5. Haruno Murayama, Yusuke Yamamoto, Misaki Tone, Takayuki Hasegawa, Moemi Kimura, Tamao Ishida, Atsuko Isogai, Tsutomu Fujii, Mitsutaka Okumura, Makoto Tokunaga, Selective adsorption of 1,3-dimethyltrisulfane (DMTS) responsible for aged odour in Japanese sake using supported gold nanoparticles, Scientific reports, 10.1038/s41598-018-34217-w, 8, 1, 2018.12, Gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) supported on SiO2 (Au/SiO2) were prepared by a practical impregnation method and applied as an adsorbent for 1,3-dimethyltrisulfane (DMTS), which is responsible for an unpleasant odour in drinks, especially Japanese sake. Compared with a conventional adsorbent, activated carbon, Au/SiO2 selectively reduced the DMTS concentration in Japanese sake without decreasing the concentrations of other aromatic components. DFT calculations revealed that the selective adsorption of DMTS occurred through the formation of a stable intermediate. The size of the supported Au NPs was controlled by the preparation conditions and determined from TEM observations and XRD measurements, and the size was ranged from 2.4 nm to 30 nm. Au/SiO2 having Au NPs with a diameter of 2.4 nm adsorbed DMTS the most efficiently. Smaller Au NPs showed better DMTS adsorption capabilities because larger amounts of Au atoms were exposed on their surfaces in the size range of this study. Langmuir-type monolayer adsorption and one-to-one binding of Au–S are proposed to occur based on an adsorption isotherm experiment. Even though significant differences of the fruity aroma score were not observed in the sensory evaluation between Au/SiO2 and activated carbon for this less aromatic Japanese sake, Au/SiO2 selectively decreased the DMTS concentration in the instrumental analysis..
6. Yamamoto, E.;Gokuden, D.; Nagai, A. Kamachi, T.; Yoshizawa, K.; Hamasaki, A.; Ishida, T.;Tokunaga, M. , Hydrolytic Enantioselective Protonation of Cyclic Dienyl Esters and a -diketone with Chiral Phase-transfer Catalysts , Org. Lett., 14, 61787-6181, 2012.12.
7. Hamasaki, A.; Maruta, S.; Nakamura, A.; Tokunaga, M. , Palladium-catalyzed 1,4-Addition of Carboxylic Acids to Butadiene Monoxide , Adv. Synth. Catal., 354, 11-12, 2129-2134, 2012.08.
8. Ishida, T.; Watanabe, H.; Takei, T.; Hamasaki, A.; Tokunaga, M.; Haruta, M. , Metal Oxide-Catalyzed Ammoxidation of Alcohols to Nitriles and Promotion
Effect of Gold Nanoparticles for One-Pot Amide Synthesis , Appl. Catal. A Gen., 2012, , 425-426, 85-90, 2012.04.
9. Hamasaki, A.; Kuwada, H.; Tokunaga, M. , tert-Butylnitrite as a convenient and easy-removable oxidant for the
conversion of benzylic alcohols to ketones and aldehydes
, Tetrahedron Lett., 53, 811-814, 2012.03.
10. Hamasaki, A.; Muto, A.; Haraguchi, S.; Liu, X.; Sakakibara, T.; Yokoyama, T.; Tokunaga, M. , Cobalt oxide supported gold nanoparticles as a stable and
readily-prepared precursor for the in situ generation of cobalt carbonyl
like species , Tetrahedron Lett. , 52, 6869-6872, 2011.03.
11. Yamamoto, E.; Nagai, A. Hamasaki, A.; Tokunaga, M., Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrolysis: Asymmetric Hydrolytic Protonation of Enolesters Catalyzed by Phase Transfer Catalysts, Chem. Eur. J., 2011.05.
12. Liu, X.; Hamasaki, A.; Honma, T.; Tokunaga, M., Anti-ASF distribution in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis over Unsupported Cobalt Catalysts in a Batch Slurry Phase Reactor, Catal. Today,, 2011.05.
13. Nakamura, A.; Hamasaki, A.; Goto, S.; Utsunomiya, M.; Tokunaga, M., Irreversible Catalytic Ester Hydrolysis of Allyl Esters to Give Acids and Aldehydes by Homogeneous Ruthenium and Ruthenium/Palladium Dual Catalyst Systems, Adv. Synth. Catal., 353, 973-984, 2011.02.
14. Liu, X., Tokunaga, M., Controllable Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis by in situ Produced 1-Olefins, ChemCatChem, 2, 1569-1572, 2010.11.
15. Hamasaki, A.; Yamamoto, A.; Ito, H, Tokunaga, M., Highly Atom Efficient Catalytic Reactions Utilizing Water and
Alcohols as Reagents, J. Organomet. Chem, 696, 202-210., 2010.10.
16. ang, L.; Kinoshita, S.; Yamada, T.; Kanda, S.; Kitagawa, H.; Tokunaga, M.; Ishimoto , T.; Ogura, T.; Nagumo, R.; Miyamoto, A.; Koyama, M., A Metal-Organic Framework as An Electrocatalyst for Ethanol Oxidation, Angew. Chem. Int Ed., 49, 5348-5351, 2010.07.
17. Hirai, T.; Hamasaki, A.; Nakamura, A.; Tokunaga, M., Enhancement of Reaction Efficiency by Functionalyzed Alcohols on Gold(I)
Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroalkoxylation of Unactivated Olefins, Org. Lett., 2009.11.
18. Yamane, Y.; Liu, X.; Hamasaki, A.; Ishida, T.; Haruta, M.; Yokoyama, T.; Tokunaga, M., One-Pot Synthesis of Indoles and Aniline Derivatives from
Nitroarenes under Hydrogenation Condition with Supported Gold Nanoparticles, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 5162-5165, 2009.11.
19. Liu, X.; Hu, B.; Fujimoto, K.; Haruta, M.; Tokunaga, M., Hydroformylation of Olefins by Au/Co3O4 Catalysts., Appl. Catal. B, 2009, 92, 411-421., 2009.10.
20. Fujihara, T.; Kubouchi, S.; Obora, Y.; Tokunaga, M.; Takenaka, K.; Tsuji, Y., ynthesis and Structural Characterization of a Series of
Mono-O-(diphenylphosphinobenzyl)calix[6]arenes with and without
tert-Butyl Moieties at the Upper Rim., Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 2009, 82, 1187-1193., 2009.09.
21. Itoh, H.; Yamamoto, E.; Masaoka, S.; Sakai, K.; Tokunaga, M., Kinetic Resolution of P-Chirogenic Compounds by Pd-catalyzed Alcoholysis
of Vinyl Ethers, Adv. Synth. Cat.,, 351, 1796-1800., 2009.08.
22. Hamasaki, A.; Liu, X.; Tokunaga, M., Amidocarbonylation of Aldehydes Utilizing Cobalt Oxide Supported-Gold Nanoparticles as a Heterogeneous Catalyst., Chem. Lett,, 37, 1292-1293., 2008.12.
23. Liu, X.; Haruta, M.; Tokunaga, M., Coprecipitated Gold-Tricobalt Tetraoxide Catalyst for Heterogeneous Hydroformylation of Olefins., Chem. Lett,, 37, 1290-1291., 2008.12.
24. Ohmura, N.; Nakamura, A.; Hamasaki, A.; Tokunaga, M., Hydrolytic deallylation from N-allyl amides catalyzed by Pd(II) complexes., Eur. J. Org. Chem., 5042-5045, 2008.10.
25. Sakuma, T.; Yamamoto, E.; Aoyama, H.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y.; Tokunaga, M., Kinetic resolution of phosphoryl and sulfonyl esters of 1,10-bi-2-naphthol via Pd-catalyzed alcoholysis of their vinyl ethers., Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2008,19,1593-1599.
, 2008.07.
26. Tokunaga, M.; Harada, S.; Iwasawa, T.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y. , Palladium-catalyzed oxidation ofcyclohexanone to conjugated onones using molecular oxygen., Tetrahedron Lett., 2007, 48, 6860-6862, 2007.08.
27. Nakamura A.; Tokunaga, M., Au(I) complexes-catalyzed transfer vinylation of alcohols and carboxylic
acids., Tetrahedron Lett., 2008, 49, 3729-3732, 2008.06.
28. Fujihara, T.; Obora, Y.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y., Rhodium(III) complexes with a bidentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligand bearing flexible dendritic frameworks, Dalton Trans., 1567-1569, 2007.04.
29. Tokunaga, M.; Aoyama, H.; Kiyosu, J; Shirogane, Y.; Iwasawa, T.; Obora,, Metal complexes-catalyzed hydrolysis and alcoholysis of organic
substrates and their application to kinetic resolution, J. Organomet. Chem., 692, 472-480., 2007.01.
30. Sato, H.; Fujihara, T.; Obora, Y.; Tokunaga, M.; Kiyosu, J.; Tsuji Y., Rhodium(I) complexes with N-heterocyclic carbenes bearing a
2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-phenyl and its higher dendritic frameworks, ChemComm.,, ChemComm.,, 2007.04.
31. Ohta, H.; Tokunaga, M.; Obora, Y.; Iwai, T.; Iwasawa, T.; Fujihara,, A Bowl-Shaped Phosphine as a Ligand in Palladium-Catalyzed
Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling of Aryl Chlorides: Effect of a Depth of the Bowl, Org. Lett.,2007, 9, 89-92, 2007.04.
32. Murai, T.; Inaji, S.; Morishita, K.; Shibahara, F.; Tokunaga, M.; Obora,Y.; Tsuji Y., Synthesis of 1,1'-Binaphthyl-2,2'-diyl Phosphoroselenoic Amides and
Their Conversion to Optically Pure Phosphoramidites, Chem. Lett.,, 35, 1424-1425., 2006.12.
33. Tokunaga, M.; Aoyama, H.; Shirogane, Y.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y., Oxidative cleavage of C–C bond of 2-phenylpropionaldehyde using molecular oxygen., Catalysis Today, 2006, 117, 138-140, 2006.07.
34. Iwasawa, T.; Komano, T.; Tajima, A.; Tokunaga, M.; Obora, Y.; Fujihara, T.; Tsuji Y., Phosphines having a 2,3,4,5-tetraphenylphenyl moiety: effective ligands in palladium-catalyzed transformations of aryl chlorides, Organometallic, 2006.06.
35. Obora, Y.; Liu, Y.- K.; Kubouchi, S.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y, Monophosphinocalix[6]arene Ligands—Synthesis, Characterization, Complexation, and Their Use in Catalysis, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem, 2006, 222-230, 2006.04.
36. Tokunaga, M.; Kiyosu, J.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y, Kinetic Resolution Displaying Zeroth Order Dependence on Substrate Consumption: Copper-catalyzed Asymmetric Alcoholysis of Azlactones, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2006, 128, 4481-4486, 2006.04.
37. Obora, Y.; Kimura, M.; Ohtake, T.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y, Nickel–Catalyzed Cross–Coupling Reaction of Niobium(III)–Alkyne Complexes with Aryl Iodides, Organometallics, 2006, 25, 2097-2100, 2006.03.
38. Obora, Y.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y, Transition–metal Complexes with Nano–sized Phosphine and Pyridine Ligands–Catalysis, Fluxional Behavior and Molecular Recognition, Catalysis Survey from Asia, 2005, 9, 259-268, 2005.01.
39. Tokunaga, M.; Shirogane, Y.; Aoyama, H.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y, Copper-catalyzed oxidative cleavage of carbon-carbon double bond of enol ethers with molecular oxygen, J. Organomet. Chem, 2005, 690, 5378-5382. (special issue, Organometallic Chemistry - The Next Generation), 2005.01.
40. Niyomura, O.; Iwasawa, T.; Sawada, N.; Tokunaga, M.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y, A Bowl-Shaped Phosphine as a Ligand in the Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation — Rate Enhancement by a Mono-phosphine Rhodium Species, Organometallics, 2005, 24, 3468-3475, 2005.01.
41. Aoyama, H.; Tokunaga, M.; Kiyosu, J.; Iwasawa, T.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y, Kinetic Resolution of Axially Chiral 2,2’-Dihydroxy-1,1’-biaryls by Palladium Catalyzed Alcoholysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2005, 127, 10474-10475, 2005.01.
42. Fujihara, T.; Obora, Y.; Tokunaga, M.; Sato, H.; Tsuji, Y, Dendrimer N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes with Rhodium(I) at the Core, ChemComm., 2005, 4526 - 4528, 2005.01.
43. Komano, T.; Iwasawa, T.; Tokunaga, M.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y, MALDI TOF Mass Study on Oligomerization of Pd(OAc)2(L)2 (L=Pyridine Derivatives):Relevance to Pd Black Formation in Pd-catalyzed Air Oxidation of Alcohols, Org. Lett, 2005, 7, 4677-4679, 2005.01.
44. Obora, Y.; Liu, Y.- K.; Jiang, L.-H.; Takenaka, K.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y, Iridium(I) and Rhodium(I) Cationic Complexes with Triphosphinocalix[6]arene Ligands: Dynamic Motion with Size-Selective Molecular Encapsulation, Organometallics, 2005, 24, 4-6, 2005.01.
45. Obora, Y.; Kimura, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y, Low-valent Nb(III)-mediated synthesis of 1,1,2-trisubstituted-1H-indenes from aliphatic ketones and aryl-substituted alkynes, ChemComm, 2005, 901 - 902, 2005.01.
46. Aoyama, H.; Tokunaga, M.; Hiraiwa S.; Shirogane, Y.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y, Hydrolysis of Alkenyl Esters and Ethers Catalyzed by Metal Complexes, Org. Lett, 2004, 6, 509-512, 2004.01.
47. Iwasawa, T.; Tokunaga, M.; Obora, Y.; Tsuji, Y, Homogeneous Palladium Catalyst Suppressing Pd Black Formation in Air Oxidation of Alcohols, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2004, 126, 6554-6555, 2004.01.
48. Obora, Y.; Moriya, H.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y, Cross-coupling Reaction of Thermally Stable Titanium(II)-alkyne Complexes with Aryl Halides Catalysed by a Nickel Complex, ChemComm., 2003.01.
49. Wakatsuki, Y.; Hou, Z.; Tokunaga, M., New Reactions of 1-Alkynes Catalyzed by Transition Metal Complexes, The Chemical Record, 2003, 3, 144-157, 2003.01.
50. Niyomura, O.; Tokunaga, M.; Obora, Y.; Iwasawa, T.; Tsuji, Y, Rate Enhancement with a Bowl-Shaped Phosphane in the Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation of Ketones, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed, 2003, 42, 1287-1289
2003, 115, 1325-1327, 2003.01.
51. Obora, Y.; Nakanishi, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y, Palladium Complex Catalyzed Acylation of Allylic Esters with Acylstannanes: Complementary Method to the Acylation with Acylsilanes, J. Org. Chem, 2002.01.
52. Suzuki, T.; Tokunaga, M.; Wakatsuki, Y., Efficient Transformation of Propargylic Alcohols to ,-Unsaturated Aldehydes Catalyzed by Ruthenium/water under Neutral Conditions., Tetrahedron Lett.,, 2002, 42, 7531-7533., 2002.01.
53. Schaus, S. E.; Brandes, B. D.; Larrow, J. F.; Tokunaga, M.; Hansen, K. B.; Gould, A. E.; Furrow, M. E.; Jacobsen,, Highly Selective Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution of Terminal Epoxides Catalyzed by Chiral (salen)Cobalt(III)-Complexes. Practical Synthesis of Enantioenriched Terminal Epoxides and 1,2-Diols., E. N. J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2002、124、1307-1315, 2002.01.
54. Obora, Y.; Baleta, A. S.; Tokunaga, M.; Tsuji, Y, Platinum Complex Catalyzed Reaction of Tributyltin Cyanide with alkynes, J. Organomet. Chem., 2002, 660, 173-177, 2002.01.
55. Tokunaga, M.; Ota, M.; Haga, M.; Wakatsuki, Y., A Practical One-pot Synthesis of 2,3-Disubstituted Indoles from Unactivated Anilines, Tetrahedron Lett.,, 2001, 42, 3865-3868, 2001.01.
56. Suzuki, T.; Tokunaga, M.; Wakatsuki, Y, Ruthenium Complex-Catalyzed anti-Markovnikov Hydration of Terminal Alkynes., Org. Lett.,, 2001, 3, 735-737., 2001.01.
57. Tokunaga, M.; Suzuki, T.; Koga, N.; Fukushima, T.; Horiuchi, A.; Wakatsuki, Y., Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydration of 1-Alkynes to Give Aldehydes: The insight into the anti-Markovnikov Regiochemistry., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 11917-11924, 2001.01.
58. Tokunaga, M.; Wakatsuki, Y., The First Anti-Markovnikov Hydration of Terminal Alkynes: Formation of Aldehydes Catalyzed by a Ruthenium(II)/Phosphane Mixture., Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 1998, 37, 2867-2869, 1998.11.
59. Tokunaga, M.; Larrow, J. F.; Kakiuchi, F.; Jacobsen, E. N., Asymmetric Catalysis with Water: Efficient Kinetic Resolution of Terminal Epoxides by Means of Catalytic Hydrolysis., Science, 1997, 277, 936-938., 1997.08.
60. Jacobsen, E. N.; Kakiuchi, F.; Konsler, R. G.; Larrow, J. F.; Tokunaga, M., Enantioselective Catalytic Ring Opening of Epoxide with Carboxylic Acids., Tetrahedron Lett., 1997, 38, 773-776., 1997.01.
61. Kitamura, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Noyori, R., Asymmetric Hydrogenation of -Keto Phosphonates: A Practical Way to Fosfomycin., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1995, 117, 2931-2932., 1995.01.
62. Kitamura, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Pham, T.; Lubell, W. D.; Noyori, R., Asymmetric Synthesis of -Amino -Hydroxy Phosphonic Acids via BINAP-Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydrogenation., Tetrahedron Lett., 1995, 36, 5769-5772., 1995.01.
63. Noyori, R.; Tokunaga, M.; Kitamura, M., Stereoselective Organic Synthesis via Dynamic Kinetic Resolution., Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 1995, 68, 36-55., 1995.01.
64. Faller, J. W.; Mazzieri, M. R.; Nguyen, J. T.; Parr , J.; Tokunaga, M., Controlling Stereochemistry in C-C and C-H Bond Formation with Electronically Asymmetric Organometallics and Chiral Poisons., Pure Appl. Chem., 1994, 66, 1463-1469., 1994.01.
65. Faller, J. W.; Tokunaga, M., Chiral Poisoning in the Kinetic Resolution of Allylic Alcohols., Tetrahedron Lett., 1993, 34, 7359-7362., 1993.01.
66. Kitamura, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Noyori, R., Mathematical Treatment of Kinetic Resolution of Chirally Labile Substrates., Tetrahedron, 1993, 49, 1853-1866., 1993.01.
67. Kitamura, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Noyori, R., Quantitative Expression of Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Chirally Labile Enantiomers: Stereoselective Hydrogenation of 2-Substituted 3-Oxo Carboxylic Esters Catalyzed by BINAP-Ruthenium(II) Complexes., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1993, 115, 144-152..
68. Takaya, H.; Ohta, T.; Inoue, S.; Tokunaga, M.; Kitamura, M.; Noyori, R., Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Allylic Alcohols Using BINAP-Ruthenium Complexes: (S)-Citronellol., Org. Syntheses, 1993, 72, 74-85. (Published in Collective Volume 9 p. 169), 1993.01.
69. Kitamura, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Noyori, R., Practical Synthesis of BINAP-Ruthenium(II) Dicarboxylate Complexes., J. Org. Chem., 1992, 57, 4053-4054., 1992.01.
70. Kitamura, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Ohkuma, T.; Noyori, R., Asymmetric Hydrogenation of 3-Oxo Carboxylates Using BINAP-Ruthenium Complexes: (R)-Methyl 3-Hydroxybutanoate., Org. Syntheses, 1992, 71, 1-13. (Published in Collective Volume 9 p. 589), 1992.01.
71. Kitamura, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Ohkuma, T.; Noyori, R., Convenient Preparation of BINAP-Ruthenium(II) Complexes Catalyzing Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Functionalized Ketones., Tetrahedron Lett., 1991, 32, 4163-4166., 1991.01.
72. Kitamura, M.; Ohkuma, T.; Tokunaga, M.; Noyori, R., Dynamic Kinetic Resolution in BINAP-Ruthenium(II) Catalyzed Hydrogenation of 2-Substituted 3-Oxo Carboxylic Esters., Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 1990, 1, 1-4., 1990.01.