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Highly selective copper-catalyzed hydroboration of allenes and 1,3-dienes.
Mechanistic studies confirmed that the protonation of a (Z)-σ-allyl copper species, which was isolated and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, was a key step in these reactions. Expand
Insulated molecular wire with highly conductive pi-conjugated polymer core.
According to time-resolved microwave conductivity and transient absorption spectroscopy measurements, the hole mobility along the pi-conjugated polymer chain of the polyrotaxane thus formed was extremely high and comparable to that in amorphous silicon. Expand
Design principle for increasing charge mobility of π-conjugated polymers using regularly localized molecular orbitals
Theoretical analysis confirmed that this design principle is suitable for obtaining ideal charge mobilities in π-conjugated polymer chains and that it provides the most effective pathways for inter-site hopping processes. Expand
Nickel-catalyzed double carboxylation of alkynes employing carbon dioxide.
DFT calculations disclosed the indispensable role of MgBr2 in the second CO2 insertion, and various internal alkynes could be converted to the corresponding maleic anhydrides in good to high yields. Expand
π-Conjugated molecules covered by permethylated cyclodextrins.
  • J. Terao
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Chemical record
  • 29 September 2011
New methods of synthesizing insulated ρ-conjugated molecules involving the self-inclusion of rotaxane precursors linking π- Conjugated units as a guest and permethylated cyclodextrin (PMCD) as a macrocyclic host are developed. Expand
Synthesis and Acid-Responsiveness of an Insulated π-Conjugated Polymer Containing Spiropyrans in Its Backbone
A π-conjugated polymer containing spiropyrans (SPs), which could be almost completely converted to protonated merocyanines (MCH+) and back to the SP form by adding an acid and a base, was developed and exhibited repeatable acidochromism with almost complete conversion between the SP and MCH+ forms. Expand
Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of alkyl halides.
This tutorial review summarizes recent advances in cross-coupling reactions of alkyl halides and pseudohalides catalyzed by a palladium complex by introducing new effective ligands. Expand
Cross-coupling reaction of alkyl halides with grignard reagents catalyzed by Ni, Pd, or Cu complexes with pi-carbon ligand(s).
  • J. Terao, N. Kambe
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Accounts of chemical research
  • 31 October 2008
New catalytic systems that do not involve M(0) species but proceed via an anionic complex as the key intermediate are developed, and new catalytic reactions use pi-carbon ligands such as pi-allyl units or alkynes instead of heteroatom ligand such as phosphines or amines are extended. Expand
Nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of grignard reagents with alkyl halides and tosylates: remarkable effect of 1,3-butadienes.
A new method for the cross-coupling reaction of Grignard reagents with alkyl chlorides, bromides, and tosylates has been developed by the use of a nickel catalyst in the presence of a diene as anExpand
Copper-catalyzed hydrocarboxylation of alkynes using carbon dioxide and hydrosilanes.
To the corresponding methyl ester 2aMe and a considerable amount ofis-stilbene(3a) was observed asaby-product byemploying [IPrCuCl] + tBuONa or [IMesCuCl], respectively as a catalyst. Expand