Total synthesis of bioactive natural products, development of new reactions
and methodologies directed at the total synthesis, and investigation of
chemical biology on the basis of the total synthesis are the major projects
currently underway in Nakada's laboratory.



The 'Members' list and the 'Photos' page were updated. (2017.5)

Our paper ("Enantioselective Total Syntheses of (–)-Scabronines G and A, and (–)-Episcabronine A", Kobayakawa, Y.; Nakada, M. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed.2013, 52, 7569–7573.) has been selected as the most accessed article of Angewandte Chemie International Edition in June of 2013. (2013.7)

Our paper ("Allylic Oxidations in Natural Product Synthesis", Nakamura, A.; Nakada, M. Synthesis2013, 45, 1421–1451.) has been selected as the most popular article of Synthesis in May of 2013. (2013.6)

Our paper ("Stereoselective Total Synthesis of Nemorosone", Uwamori, M.; Saito, A.; Nakada, M. J. Org. Chem.. 2012, 77, 5098–5107.) has been selected as an article for ACS Virtual Collections focused on “Terpenoid- and Shikimate-Derived Natural Product Total Synthesis” published online by ACS Publications (2013.7)

Mr. Yu Kobayakawai was awarded 20th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry (ISOM XX) 2013 2013 BEST POSTER AWARD (2013.7)

Mr. Yu Kobayakawai was awarded The CSJ Student Presentation Award 2013 (2013.4)

Mr. Sho Hirai was awarded The CSJ Student Presentation Award 2013 (2013.4)

Dr. Takashi Niwa was awarded The 4nd Chiral Symposium Best Poster Award (2013.3)


Our paper "A Non-Heme Iron (III) Complex with Porphyrin-Like Properties that Catalyzes Asymmetric Epoxidation", Niwa, T.; Nakada, M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13538–13541.) has been selected as the most read article of Journal of the American Chemical Society in August/2012. (2012.9)

Our paper ("Stereoselective Total Synthesis of Nemorosone", Uwamori, M.; Saito, A.; Nakada, M. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 5098–5107.) has been selected as the most read article of The jouranl of Organic Chemistry between April and June in 2012. (2012.7)

Mr. Masahiro Uwamori was awarded The CSJ Student Presentation Award 2012 (2012.4)

Our paper ("Convergent Total Synthesis of (+)-Ophiobolin A", Tsuna, K.; Noguchi, N.; Nakada, M. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed.2011, 50, 9452–9455.) has been selected as the most accessed article of Angewandte Chemie International Edition in September of 2011. (2011.10)

The above news has been introduced by Chemistry Views. (2011.10)

Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuna was awarded The 1st CSJ fest Best Poster Award (2011.11)

Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuna was awarded The 2nd Chiral Symposium Best Poster Award (2011.1)



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