Koichi Mikami

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Asymmetric catalysts, prepared by chiral ligand exchange or chiral modification, can evolve further into highly activated catalysts through engineering with chiral activators. Two new methodologies for "super high-throughput screening" (SHTS) of chiral ligands and activators have been developed as a combination of HPLC-CD/UV (CD/ UV = circular(More)
Optically active aminonaphthols derivatives are obtained by condensation of 2-naphthol, substituted benzaldehyde, and (S)-methylbenzylamine under mild conditions, without side products. Their absolute configurations are determined by X-ray crystallographic analysis. The addition of diethylzinc to aromatic aldehydes is considerably accelerated by the(More)
A super high-throughput screening (SHTS) system can be constructed by combining high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), optical rotation (OR), and refractive index unit (RIU) to determine not only the enantioselectivity of the addition of diethylzinc to an aliphatic aldehyde catalyzed by a binaphthol-zinc complex through asymmetric activation with(More)
A highly enantioselective and atom-economical [2 + 2] cycloaddition of various alkynes with trifluoropyruvate using a dicationic (S)-BINAP-Pd catalyst has been established. This is the first enantioselective synthesis of stable oxetene derivatives, whose structure has been clarified by X-ray analysis. This catalytic process offers a practical synthetic(More)
A highly stereoselective catalytic alkylation sequence for the synthesis of highly functionalized and versatile five-membered-ring compounds bearing all-carbon quaternary stereocenters was developed. Enantioselective desymmetrization of achiral cyclopentene-1,3-diones was thus executed by chiral Cu-phosphoramidite catalysts. A variety of complicated(More)
Catalysis with lanthanide (Ln) complexes has been underestimated for long time, although Ln(III) complexes have great advantages as Lewis acid catalysts for "asymmetric" carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions. Lanthanide complexes are highly active in ligand-substitution reactions, especially with hard ligands. The association with substrates and dissociation(More)
This short review highlights the copper-mediated fluoroalkylation using perfluoroalkylated carboxylic acid derivatives. Carbon-carbon bond cleavage of perfluoroalkylated carboxylic acid derivatives takes place in fluoroalkylation reactions at high temperature (150-200 °C) or under basic conditions to generate fluoroalkyl anion sources for the formation of(More)