Scope of Research This laboratory aims to establish new synthetic methodologies and new functional materials by designing well-defined catalysts based on transition metal chemistry. New concepts and ideas of molecular-based catalysts are accumulated by mechanistic investigations using experimental methods such as spectroscopy and kinetic techniques, as well as theoretical methods. The research subjects include: 1) development of novel organotransition metal systems for catalysis based on
... sis based on precise ligand design, and 2) preparation of π-conjugated polymers using direct arylation. Selected Publications Takeuchi, K.; Taguchi, H.; Tanigawa, I.; Tsujimoto, S.; Matsuo, T.; Tanaka, H.; Yoshizawa, K.; Ozawa, F., A Square Planar Complex of Platinum(0), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 15347-15350 (2016). Ozawa, F.; Nakajima, Y., PNP-Pincer Type Phosphaalkene Complexes of Late Transition Metals, Chem. Rec., 16, 2314-2323 (2016). Taguchi, H.; Sasaki, D.; Takeuchi, K.; Tsujimoto, S.; Matsuo, T.; Tanaka, H.; Yoshizawa, K.; Ozawa, F., Unsymmetrical PNP-Pincer Type Phosphaalkene Ligands Protected by a Fused-Ring Bulky Eind Group: Synthesis and Applications to Rh(I) and Ir(I) Complexes, Organometallics, 35, 1526-1533 (2016). Iizuka, E.; Wakioka, M.; Ozawa, F., Mixed-Ligand Approach to Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Arylation Polymerization: Effective Prevention of Structural Defects Using Diamines, Macromolecules, 49, 3310-3317 (2016). Nakajima, Y.; Tsuchimoto, T.; Chang, Y.-H.; Takeuchi, K.; Ozawa, F., Reactions of [Cu(X)(BPEP-Ph)] (X = PF6, SbF6) with Silyl Compounds.