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Makoto Tokunaga Last modified date:2022.01.12

Professor / Multidisciplinary chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences

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Academic Degree
Dr. of Science
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Organic Chemistry, Catalysis Chemistry
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
molecular catalysis and solid catalysis directing toward environmentally benign, practical organic synthesis, bulkchemical production and resource utilization.
Research Interests
  • Aroma Control of Alcoholic Beverages Using Supported Noble Metal Nanoparticles
    keyword : Supported Noble Metal Nanoparticles, Alcoholic Beverages, Aroma Control
  • Development of Preparation Method for Supported Noble Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts
    keyword : Supported Noble Metal Nanoparticles, Catalysis
  • Carbon resource utilization using heterogeneous catalysts
    keyword : Heterogeneous catalysts, Gold, Organic Synthesis
  • Development of organic reactions using heterogeneous catalysts
    keyword : Heterogeneous catalysts, Gold, Organic Synthesis
  • Kinetic and theoretical study of kinetic resolution of recemic organic compounds
    keyword : kinetic resolution
    1990.01Theoretical studies of resolution efficiency of kinetic resolution..
  • Asymmetric hydrolysis and alcoholysis by artificial catalysts
    keyword : Asymmetric hydrolysis
    2002.04Asymmetric hydrolysis and alcoholysis by artificial catalysts.
  • Irreversible ester hydrolysis
    keyword : Irreversible ester hydrolysis
    2005.07Irreversible ester hydrolysis.
  • Hydration and hydroalkoxylation of alkenes and alkynes
    keyword : Hydration
    1997.04Hydration of alkenes, dienes and alkynes. In particular development of anti-Markovnikov addition of water to these substrates..
Academic Activities
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Other Educational Activities
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