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Feb. 2, 2018

Dr. Naoya Kumagai won MBLA 2017.

Dec. 14, 2017

Dr. Takumi Watanabe won The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotion '18.

Dec. 11, 2017

Our dioxaazatriborinane (B3NO2) was nominated for "Molecules of the year (C&EN)".

Feb. 1, 2017

Our recent research results on the novel catalyst for amidation were described in C&EN (Jan. 30th, 2017) , Mainichi Shimbun (Jan. 31st, 2017), and Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (Jan. 31st, 2017).

Jun. 1, 2015

Our lab moved to the new building.


Recent publication

"Synthesis of Heteroaromatic-Fused Cyclic β-Amino Acids by Rhodium-Catalyzed Electrophilic Amination"
Manoharan, R.; Asada, Y.; Noda, H.; Shibasaki, M.
Synthesis 2024, eFirst.

"Direct Catalytic Enantioselective Conjugate Addition of α-Substituted Benzyl Nitriles to Alkyl Acrylates"
Samanta, S.; Cui, J.; Otsuka, Y.; Watanabe, T.; Shibasaki, M.
Org. Lett. 2024, 26, 2255.

"anti-Selective Synthesis of Substituted β-Homoprolines by Rhodium Alkyl Nitrene C–H Insertion"
Tang, X.; Noda, H.; Shibasaki, M.
Synlett 2023, eFirst.

"Examining the effects of additives and precursors on the reactivity of rhodium alkyl nitrenes generated from substituted hydroxylamines"
Noda, H.; Asada, Y.; Shibasaki, M.
Front. Chem. 2023, 11, 1271896.

"Catalytic Asymmetric Vinylogous Conjugate Addition of Butenolide to 2-Ester-Substituted Chromones: Access to Chiral Chromanone Lactones via Trapping of a Copper(I) Enolate by Trimethyl Borate"
Cui, J.; Oriez, R.; Samanta, S.; Noda, H.; Watanabe, T.; Shibasaki, M.
Org. Lett. 2023, 25, 8367.

"Locking the Conformation of a Paddlewheel Rhodium Complex: Design, Synthesis, and Applications in Catalytic Nitrene Transfers"
Tang, X.; Noda, H.; Shibasaki, M.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 63, e202311027.

"Brønsted Base-Catalyzed Direct 1,6-Conjugate Addition of Butenolide to p-Quinone Methides"
Cui, J.; Samanta, S.; Watanabe, T.; Shibasaki, M.
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2023, 12, e202300176.

"Less Is More: N(BOH)2 Configuration Exhibits Higher Reactivity than the B3NO2 Heterocycle in Catalytic Dehydrative Amide Formation"
Opie, C. R.; Noda, H.; Shibasaki, M.; Kumagai, N.
Org. Lett. 2023, ASAP.

"Asymmetric Syn-Selective Vinylogous Addition of Butenolides to Chromones via Al-Li-BINOL Catalysis"
Samanta, S.; Cui, J.; Noda, H.; Watanabe, T.; Shibasaki, M.
J. Org. Chem. 2023, 88, 1177.

"A Missing Link in Multisubstituted Pyrrolidines: Remote Stereocontrol Forged by Rhodium-Alkyl Nitrene"
Tang, X.; Tak, R. K.; Noda, H.; Shibasaki, M.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202212421.

"Targeting the ATG5-ATG16L1 Protein-Protein Interaction with a Hydrocarbon-Stapled Peptide Derived from ATG16L1 for Autophagy Inhibition"
Cui, J.; Ogasawara, Y.; Kurata, I.; Matoba, K.; Fujioka, Y.; Noda, N. N.; Shibasaki, M; Watanabe, T.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 17671.

"Diastereoselective Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Mannich-Type Reactions of Alkylnitriles with a Ni(II)-Carbene Complex"
Adachi, S.; Saito, A.; Shibasaki, M.
Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 3901.

"Concise and Stereodivergent Approach to Chromanone Lactones through Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Vinylogous Addition of Siloxyfurans to 2-Ester-Substituted Chromones"
Cui, J.; Oriez, R.; Noda, H.; Watanabe, T.; Shibasaki, M.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202203128. Selected as a inside back cover.

"Imbuing an Old Heterocycle with the Power of Modern Catalysis: An Isoxazolidin-5-one Story"
Noda, H.
Chem. Pharm. Bull. 2021, 69, 1160.

"Ligand-Enabled, Copper-Catalyzed Electrophilic Amination for the Asymmetric Synthesis of β-Amino Acids"
Tak, R. K.; Noda, H.; Shibasaki, M.
Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 8617. Highlighted in Synfacts 2022, 18, 216.

"Catalyst-Controlled Chemoselective Nitrene Transfers"
Noda, H.; Tang, X.; Shibasaki, M.
Helv. Chim. Acta 2021, 104, e2100140.

"Highly Enantio- and Diastereoselective Synthesis of 1,2,3-Trisubstituted Cyclopropanes from α,β-Unsaturated Amides and Stabilized Sulfur Ylides Catalyzed by a Chiral Copper(I) Complex"
Pagire, S. K.; Kumagai, N.; Shibasaki, M.
ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 11597.

"Strategic Synthesis of Asymmetrically Substituted C4N4 Fluorophores"
Xu, W.; Kohei, M.; Shibasaki, M.; Kumagai, N.
Synthesis 2021, 53, 3355.

"Generation and application of Cu-bound alkyl nitrenes for the catalyst-controlled synthesis of cyclic β-amino acids"
Tak, R. K.; Amemiya, F.; Noda, H.; Shibasaki, M.
Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 7809. Highlighted in Synfacts 2021, 17, 945.

"Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Addition of Alkylnitriles to Aldehydes with Designed Nickel-Carbene Complexes"
Saito, A.; Adachi, S.; Kumagai, N.; Shibasaki, M.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 8739. Highlighted in Synfacts 2021, 17, 521.

"Catalytic Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Leucinostatin A"
Watanabe, T.; Abe, H.; Shibasaki, M.
Chem. Rec. 2021, 21, 175.