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May 26, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

Young researchers' inquiring minds and ambition, to produce newborn benzene molecules

Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Associate Prof. Junichiro Yamaguchi, Mr. Shin Suzuki (a post-graduate student), and Designated Associate Prof. Yasutomo Segawa at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Graduate School of Science at Nagoya University, and JST-ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project have developed a new approach to synthesize multisubstituted benzenes "at will." The programmed synthesis enables the formation of substituted benzenes selectively; therefore, it provides an answer to one of the most important issues in chemistry development, i.e., "the multisubstituted benzene problem," for which an answer has thus far remained elusive.

This research was published online in Nature Chemistry on January 26, 2015.


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