Tetsuro Murahashi

Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology,
Tokyo Institute of Technology

(b. 1973)

Education & Professional Career

1997-1999 Young Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS Research Fellow, DC1)
1999-2007 Assistant Professor (Osaka University)
2003-2005 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Abroad (MIT, USA)
2005-2009 PRESTO Researcher , Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2007-2012 Associate Professor (Osaka University)
2010-2014 PRESTO Researcher , Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2012-2015  Professor, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS)
2015- Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Awards

2007 The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemists
2007 The Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) Award for Young Chemists
2008 The Young Scientists' Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), Japan
2008 Research Award for Young Chemists, The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry (SSOC), Japan
2010 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Dalton Asian Lectureship Award

Research Interests

  1. Chemistry of Multinuclear Sandwich Complexes.
  2. Design, Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Application of Novel and Highly Reactive Transition Metal Complexes and Metal Clusters.
  3. Mechanisms of Important and Fundamental Organometallic Reactions and Catalysis.
  4. Photo-chemical Reactions Involving Transition Metal Complexes.

We recently synthesized "METAL SHEET SANDWICH COMPLEXES" composed of aromatic carbon sheets and a metal sheet. It has been disclosed that monocyclic and polycyclic unsaturated hydrocarbons act as the binder for the metal sheets.

See,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 2482.
Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 820.
Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 10626.
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 8886.
Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 117.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 9888.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 8586.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5440.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 3509.
Science, 2006, 313, 1104.

Highlight articles describing this work:
Chem&Eng. News, 2006, Aug. 28 .
Science, 2006, 313, 1016.
Highlight Free reading:
Kagaku (in Japanese)

We also recently designed and synthesized "ORGANOMETALLIC SANDWICH CHAINS"
as one-dimensionally extended organometallic sandwich compounds. Very unique properties such as photo-induced face inversion of polyene ligands on a metal chain were discovered.

See,
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 6427.
Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 7742.
Nature Chem. 2012, 4, 52.
Chem. Commun. 2008, 4061.
Chem. Commun. 2008, 477.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 5799.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 4377.
Chem. Commun. 2004, 1430.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 8437.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 14288.
Chem. Commun. 2000, 1689.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 10660.

Highlight articles describing part of our work:
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 114, 4453.
Chem. Ind. 1999, 15, 894.

The chemistry of HIGHLY REACTIVE Palladium Clusters has been developed.
These Pd-Pd complexes will show interesting stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity.
For example, we revealed the reaction manner with 1,3-diene, alkyne, amine, alcohol, etc.

See,
Chem Commun. 2013, 42, 10626.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14908.
Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 2383.
Organometallics, 2002, 21, 3679.
Organometallics, 2002, 21, 3317.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 6927.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2000, 39, 537.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 4536.

review articles:
Coord. Chem. Rev. 2002, 231, 207.

Lecture (International)

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