About the Research
Discovery of new reaction using boron active species
Boron, robotic synthesis, computational chemistry
I am trying to discover a new reaction based on the electron deficiency of boron and low electronegativity. Furthermore, I also aim to speed up reaction discovery by combining robotic synthesizer and computational chemistry.
Representative Research Achievements
- Reactivity of Highly Lewis-Acidic Diborane(4) toward C≡N Triple and N=N Double Bonds: Uncatalyzed Addition and N=N Bond Cleavage.
Y. Katsuma, L. Wu, Z. Lin, S. Akiyama, M. Yamashita, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 317-321.
DOI : 10.1002/anie.201812692
- Reactivity of A Tetra(o-tolyl)diborane(4) Dianion as Diarylboryl Anion.
S. Akiyama, K. Yamada, M. Yamashita, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 11806-11810.
DOI : 10.1002/anie.201907400
- Copper Complexes Bearing A Dianionic Diborane(4) Ligand: Synthesis and Evaluation of the Donor Property.
S. Akiyama, S. Ikemoto, S. Muratsugu, M. Tada, M. Yamashita, Organometallics, 2020, 39, 500-504.
DOI : 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00027
- Formation of A Dinuclear Rh(I)–/Rh(I)+ Complex Exhibiting MMCT Absorption from Dianionic Diborane(4) through C–H Bond Cleavage.
S. Akiyama, M. Yamashita, Chem. Lett., 2020, 49, 721-723.
DOI : 10.1246/cl.200182