Department of Chemistry, School of Scienece, The University of Tokyo Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (Nishihara Lab.)




Zip code : 113-0033
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo Japan
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Dr. Yamanoi

Yoshinori YAMANOI, Dr. Sc.

Business Address:

Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

Date of Birth:

October 13, 1971

Place of Birth:

Tokyo, Japan


1994 B. Sc. (Chemistry), Science University of Tokyo
(Organic Chemistry Laboratories, Supervisor: Prof. Shu Kobayashi)
1999 D. Sc. (Chemistry), Chiba University
(Organic Chemistry Laboratories, Supervisor: Prof. Tsuneo Imamoto)

Academic Appointments:

1999-2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nagoya University
(Organic Synthesis Laboratory, Prof. Makoto Fujita)
2000-2001 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MIT
(Organic Chemistry Laboratories, Prof. Gregory C. Fu)
2001-2002 Research Associate (Assistant Professor), IMS
(Coordination Chemistry Laboratories)
2002-2003 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Tokyo
(Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Prof. Hiroshi Nishihara)
2003- present Research Associate (Assistant Professor), The University of Tokyo
(Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Prof. Hiroshi Nishihara)

* Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Yonezawa, Tetsu; Shirahata, Naoto; Nishihara, Hiroshi. Immobilization of Gold Nanoparticles onto Silicon Surfaces by Si-C Covalent Bonds. Langmuir (2004), 20(4), 1054-1056.

* Gridnev, Ilya D.; Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Higashi, Natsuka; Tsuruta, Hideyuki; Yasutake, Masaya; Imamoto, Tsuneo. Asymmetric hydrogenation catalyzed by (S,S)-R-BisP*-Rh and (R,R)-R-MiniPHOS complexes: scope, limitations, and mechanism. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis (2001), 343(1), 118-136.

* Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Sakamoto, Youichi; Kusukawa, Takahiro; Fujita, Makoto; Sakamoto, Shigeru; Yamaguchi, Kentaro. Dynamic Assembly of Coordination Boxes from (en)Pd(II) Unit and a Rectangular Panel-Like Ligand: NMR, CSI-MS, and X-ray Studies. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2001), 123(5), 980-981.

* Imamoto, Tsuneo; Yamanoi, Yoshinori. Preparation of optically active bisphosphinomethanes and their rhodium and copper complexes for catalytic asymmetric syntheses. Eur. Pat. Appl. (2000), 12 pp.

* Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Imamoto, Tsuneo. Methylene-Bridged P-Chiral Diphosphines in Highly Enantioselective Reactions. J. Org. Chem. (1999), 64(9), 2988-2989.

* Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Imamoto, Tsuneo. Preparation of Enantiopure 2,2,5,5-Tetramethyl-3,4-hexanediol and Its Use in Catalytic Enantioselective Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides. J. Org. Chem. (1997), 62(24), 8560-8564.

* Nishiura, Masayoshi; Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Tsuruta, Hideyuki; Yamaguchi, Kentaro; Imamoto, Tsuneo. Preparation and properties of hexamethylphosphoramide coordinated samarium(III) complexes. Bulletin de la Societe Chimique de France (1997), 134(3 & 4), 411-420.

* Imamoto, Tsuneo; Nishiura, Masayoshi; Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Tsuruta, Hideyuki; Yamaguchi, Kentaro. Single crystal X-ray analysis of a series of hexamethylphosphoramide-coordinated complexes of rare earth triflates: existence of tetrad effects in the coordinate bonds. Chem. Lett. (1996), (10), 875-876.

* Imamoto, Tsuneo; Yamanoi, Yoshinori. Methylene insertion reactions of samarium carbenoids into boron-hydrogen and phosphorus-hydrogen bonds. Chem. Lett. (1996), (8), 705-706.

* Imamoto, Tsuneo; Hirakawa, Eiji; Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Inoue, Takao; Yamaguchi, Kentaro; Seki, Hiroko. Synthesis and Properties of New Five-Membered Heterocyclic Compounds Containing a P-B-S Linkage. J. Org. Chem. (1995), 60(23), 7697-700.

* Imamoto, Tsuneo; Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Tsuruta, Hideyuki; Yamaguchi, Kentaro; Yamazaki, Mikio; Inanaga, Junji. Preparation and properties of hexamethylphosphoramide-coordinated complexes of samarium(III) iodide. Chem. Lett. (1995), (10), 949-50.

* Kobayashi, Shu; Hachiya, Iwao; Yamanoi, Yoshinori. Repeated use of the catalyst in Ln(OTf)3-catalyzed aldol and allylation reactions. Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. (1994), 67(8), 2342-4.

books and reviews

* Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Imamoto, Tsuneo. New chiral phosphine ligands for catalytic asymmetric reactions. Reviews on Heteroatom Chemistry (1999), 20 227-248.

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