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Kazuteru Usui Last modified date:2018.02.01

Assistant Professor / Pharmaceutical Synthetic Chemistry
Department of Chemo-Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Academic Degree
Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Field of Specialization
Pharmaceutical Synthetic Chemistry
Research Interests
  • Synthesis of metabolically-resistant sugar analogs
    keyword : Organic synthesis, carbohydrates
  • Synthesis and Applicatoin of [5]Helicenes with a Substituent Exclusively on the Interior Side of the Helix
    keyword : Helicene, cycloisomerization
  • Development of Photoresponsive Chiral Organocatalysts
    keyword : Organocatalyst Photoreaction
  • Molecular design of modified nucleic acids
    keyword : DNA
Academic Activities
1. Kazuteru Usui, Development of New Chiral Phosphine Ligands with Helical Environments and Their Application in Asymmetric Catalytic Reactions, YAKUGAKU ZASSHI, org/10.1248/yakushi.17-00151, 137, 11, 1381-1390, 2017.11, [URL].
2. Kosuke Yamamoto, Takashi Shimizu, Kazunobu Igawa, Katsuhiko Tomooka, Go Hirai, Hiroshi Suemune, Kazuteru Usui, Rational Design and Synthesis of [5]Helicene-Derived Phosphine Ligands and Their Application in Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reactions, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), 10.1038/srep36211, 6, 36211, 1-8, 2016.11, [URL].
3. Kazuteru Usui, Kosuke Yamamoto, Takashi Shimizu, Mieko Okazumi, Biao Mei, Yosuke Demizu, Masaaki Kurihara, Hiroshi Suemune, Synthesis and Resolution of Substituted [5]Carbohelicenes, J. Org. Chem., 10.1021/acs.joc.5b00759, 80, 12, 6502-6508, 2015.05, [URL].
4. Kosuke Yamamoto, Ryota Nakamae, Hiroshi Suemune, Kazuteru Usui, 10,10'-Dimethoxy-9,9'-biazuleno[2,1-c]phenanthrene, Molbank, 2015, 1, M843, 2015.02, [URL].
5. Kazuteru Usui, Kensuke Tanoue, Kosuke Yamamoto, Takashi Shimizu, Hiroshi Suemune, Synthesis of Substituted Azulenes via Pt(II)-Catalyzed Ring-Expanding Cycloisomerization, Org. Lett., 10.1021/ol502270q, 16, 17, 4662-4665, (Highlighted in SYNFACTS 2014, 10, 1155. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379279), 2014.08, [URL].
6. Kosuke Yamamoto, Mieko Okazumi, Suemune Hiroshi, Usui Kazuteru, Synthesis of [5]Helicenes with a Substituent Exclusively on the Interior Side of the Helix by Metal-catalyzed Cycloisomerization, Org. Lett., 10.1021/ol400332j, 15, 8, 1806-1809, 2013.03, [URL], [5]Helicenes with a substituent exclusively oriented toward the interior curvature of the helix are synthesized by metal-catalyzed cycloisomerization. In addition, novel azulene-fused helicenes have been found through cycloisomerization studies. These [5]helicenes shows a high enough configurationally stability to allow resolution by HPLC on a chiral stationary phase..
7. Toshitaka Kogiso, Kosuke Yamamoto, Hiroshi Suemune, Kazuteru Usui, Synthesis and characterization of 1,8-naphthalimide with [6]helicene skeleton, Org. Biomol. Chem., 10.1039/C2OB25223F, 10, 2934-2936, 2012.03, [URL].
8. Kazuteru Usui, Photochemical generation of oligodeoxynucleotide containing C4’-oxidized abasic site and its efficient amine modification: dependence on structure and microenvironment, J. Org. Chem., 73, 1, 241-246, 2008.01, [URL].
9. Kazuteru Usui, Photochemical generation of C4’-oxidized abasic site containing oligodeoxynucleotide and its efficient amine modification , Org. Lett., 8,15, 3183-3186 , 2006.07, [URL].
1. Kazuteru Usui, Kosuke Yamamoto, Takashi Shimizu, Hiroshi Suemune, Synthesis of 7,8-dihydro[5]helicenyl phosphines and their application to asymmetric Suzuki-Miyaura coupling, The 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem), 2015.12.
2. 臼井 一晃, 山本 耕介, 末宗 洋, The Synthesis of [5]Helicenes with a Substituent on the Interior Side of the Helix by Metal-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization
, ICCEOCA-8(The International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia), 2013.11.
3. Usui Kazuteru, Kosuke Yamamoto, Suemune Hiroshi, The Novel Synthetic Methodology of 1-Substituted [5]Helicenes and Azuleno[5]helicenes by Pt-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization, 第6回武田科学振興財団薬科学シンポジウム, 2012.09.