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About the Research

Research Theme

Development of Organic Reactions and Catalyst Design


Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis, Cooperative Catalysis
Research History

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Representative Research Achievements

  • Achiral Trisubstituted Thioureas as Secondary Ligands to Cu(I) Catalysts: Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Addition of α–Fluoronitriles to Imines
    Balaji, P. V., Brewitz, L., Kumagai, N., Shibasaki, M., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 2644-2648
    DOI : 10.1002/anie.201812673
  • Geminal Difunctionalization of Vinylarenes: Concise Synthesis of 1,3-Dioxolan-4-ones
    Balaji, P. V., Chandrasekaran, S, Synlett, 2019, 30, 2263-2267
    DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1690250
  • α-Halo Amides as Competent Latent Enolates: Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Mannich-Type Reaction
    Sun, B., Balaji, P. V., Kumagai, N., Shibasaki, M., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 8295-8301
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03291
  • Reagent-Switch Controlled Metal-Free Intermolecular Geminal Diamination and Aminooxygenation of Vinylarenes
    Balaji, P. V., Chandrasekaran, S., Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 1095-1104
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2016.01.005
  • Stereoselective Geminal Difunctionalization of Vinylarenes Mediated by the Bromonium ion
    Balaji, P. V., Chandrasekaran, S., Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 70-72
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46003G