Recent Publications

2024


Highly Electron-Deficient 1-Propyl-3,5-dinitropyridinium: Evaluation of Eelectron-Accepting Ability and Application as an Oxidative Quencher for Metal Complexes
Akitaka Ito, Yasuyuki Kuroda, Kento Iwai, Soichi Yokoyama, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
RSC Advances 2024, 14, 5846-5850. (DOI: 10.1039/D4RA00845F)




Graft Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate on the Surface of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Using Tributylborane as an Initiator
Yusuke Mizuta, Kazuya Kobiro, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Ryuichi Sugimoto
Polymer Journal 2024, 56, 79-85. (DOI: 10.1038/s41428-023-00853-x)




Synthesis of Polyfunctional Methanes Using Highly Reactive N-acylimine
Kento Iwai
Oleoscience 2024, 24, 5-10. (DOI: 10.5650/oleoscience.24.5)
Invited Paper for the Oleo Material Award



2023


Assessment of Natural Radioactivity of Vietnamese Steel Slag for Using as Landfill Material
Song Thi Le, Anh Tuan Le, Chien Cao Le, Tam Thi Nguyen, Hong Thi Luu, Thanh Trung Le, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management 2023, 25, 3885-3892. (DOI: 10.1007/s10163-023-01797-3)




Cationic Iridium-Catalyzed Decarboxylation of Aromatic Carboxylic Acids
Reina Nonami, Yu Kishino, Tomokazu Yamasaki, Kazuya Kanemoto, Kento Iwai, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Kazutaka Shibatomi, Tomohiko Shirai
Chemistry – An Asian Journal e202300533 (4 pages). (DOI: 10.1002/asia.202300533)




A Study of the Correlation between the Bulkiness of peri-Substituents and the Distortion of a Naphthalene Ring
Annisa Indah Reza, Kento Iwai, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Molecules 2023, 28, 5343 (13 pages). (DOI: 10.3390/molecules28145343)




First Synthesis of Acylated Nitrocyclopropanes
Kento Iwai, Rikiya Kamidate, Khimiya Wada, Haruyasu Asahara, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2023, 19, 892-900. (DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.19.67)





Halo-Jacobsen Rearrangement Induced by Steric Repulsion between peri-Iodo Groups
Kento Iwai, Noa Nishiguchi, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2023, 88, 9409-9412. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.3c00165)





2-Azafluorenone Derivatives: Photocatalyst for Oxygenation of Toluene via Electron Transfer and Hydrogen-Atom Transfer
Haruyasu Asahara, Yurie Horikawa, Kento Iwai, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Kei Ohkubo
Journal of Photohemistry and Photobiology 2023, 15, 100184 (7 pages). (DOI: 10.1016/j.jpap.2023.100184)





Synthesis of Bis(functionalized) Aminals via Successive Nucleophilic Amidation and Amination
Kento Iwai, Akari Hikasa, Kotaro Yoshioka, Shinki Tani, Kazuto Umezu, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2023, 88, 2207-2213. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.2c02647)





Simultaneous Denitrative C–C Bond Formation and Construction of Pyrazole Ring Leading to 1,1'-Diphenyl-4,4'-bipyrazole
Kento Iwai, Nana Hatayama, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Heterocycles 2023, 106, 160-165. (DOI: 10.3987/COM-22-14772)




2022


Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Ketones Using Chelation-Controlled Sequential Substitution of N-Triazinylamide/Weinreb Amide by Organometallic Reagents
Shotaro Hirao, Rumi Saeki, Toru Takahashi, Kento Iwai, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Yasushi Ohga
ACS Omega 2022, 7, 48476-48483. (DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.2c06756)




Synthesis and Characterization of Multiple Functionalized Cyclohexanone Using Diels-Alder Reaction of α-Nitrocinnamate
Takumi Hamada, Kento Iwai, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Reactions 2022, 3, 615-624. (DOI: 10.3390/reactions3040041).
For special issue "Cycloaddition Reactions at the Beginning of the Second Millennium "
Selected as a Title Story




Assessment of Water Quality under Real-World Conditions: Effects of Steel Slag Backfills on Ground and Surface Water
Song Thi Le, Anh Tuan Le, Mai Thi Tu Cao, Hai Bang Pharm, Tam Thi Nguyen, Thanh Trung Le, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2022, 8, 3043-3053. (DOI: 10.1039/D2EW00649A)




Unusual Reactivities of ortho-Hydroxy-β-nitrostyrene
Kento Iwai, Khimiya Wada, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Molecules 2022, 27, 4804 (12 pages). (DOI: 10.3390/molecules27154804).




A New Approach to 10-Arylated 5H-Dibenzo[b,f]azepines Using syn-Selective Hydrohalogenation of Ethynylaniline
Kento Iwai, Yusuke Mukaijo, Haruyasu Asahara, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2022, 20, 5543-5550. (DOI: 10.1039/d2ob00950a)




Utilization of Phosphonic Acid Compounds by Marine Bacteria of the Genera Phaeobacter, Ruegeria, and Thalassospira (α-Proteobacteria)
Shinpei Urata, Naoto Yamasaki, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Yuki Hongo, Masao Adachi, Haruo Yamaguchi
FEMS Microbiology Letters 2022, 369, fnac065. (DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnac065)




Efficient Synthetic Method for α-Nitro-β-Dialdimine Ligands Bearing Electron-Deficient Aryl Groups
Mahiro Nakabayashi, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Akitaka Ito, Shotaro Hayashi, Kento Iwai
Tetrahedron Letters 2022, 102, 153948 (4 pages). (DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2022.153948).




Recent Advances in Synthesis of Multiply Arylated/Alkylated Pyridines
Annisa Indah Reza, Kento Iwai, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
The Chemical Record 2022, 22, e202200099 (20 pages). (DOI: 10.1002/tcr.202200099)
Selected as a Front Cover




Intramolecular Arylation of 2-Bromobenzenesulfonamides Using DMSO/HCOONa·2H2O System: Efficient Access To Dibenzosultams
Feiyue Hao, Guyue Liu, Zhengneng Jin, Guoliang Dai, Wubing Yao, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Jiashou Wu
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2022, 364, 1889-1895. (DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202200140)




Graft Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate on the Surface of Poly(ethylene-co-tetrafluoroethylene) using Benzoyl Peroxide as Initiator
Yusuke Mizuta, Ryuichi Sugimoto, Hiromu Okada, Chao Zhao, Kazuya Kobiro, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2022, e52415 (8pages). (DOI: 10.1002/app.52415)




A Mechanistic Study for Aziridination of Nitroalkenes Mediated by N-Chlorosuccinimide
Kento Iwai, Khimiya Wada, Feiyue Hao, Haruyasu Asahara, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Journal of Oleo Science 2022, 71, 897-903. (DOI: 10.5650/jos.ess21406)




Development of Synthetic Equivalent of α,α-Dicationic Acetic Acid Leading to Unnatural Amino Acid Derivatives via Tetrafunctionalized Methanes
Haruyasu Asahara, Atsushi Bonkohara, Masaya Takagi, Kento Iwai, Akitaka Ito, Kotaro Yoshioka, Shinki Tani, Kazuto Umezu, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2022, 20, 2282-2292. (DOI: 10.1039/D1OB02482E)




Selective Utilization of Phosphorus Compounds by Chaetoceros Tenuissimus (Bacillariophyceae): Approach Using 31P Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis
Haruo Yamaguchi, Masaki Zaima, Masao Adachi, Yuji Tomaru, Haruyasu Asahara and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Phycological Research 2022, 70, 151-159. (DOI: 10.1111/pre.12485)




FeCl3-Promoted Facile Synthesis of Multiply Arylated Nicotinonitriles
Kento Iwai, Haruka Yamauchi, Soichi Yokoyama and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Synthesis 2022, 54, 2480-2486. (DOI: 10.1055/a-1731-9464)




2021


Metal-Free and syn-Selective Hydrohalogenation of Alkynes through the Pseudo-Intramolecular Process
Haruyasu Asahara, Yusuke Mukaijo, Kengo Muragishi, Kento Iwai, Akitaka Ito and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2021, 5747-5755. (DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202101134)
Selected as a Front Cover




Are Acetic Acid Derivatives Really Negative to the Iodoform Test?
Daiki Nagata and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
SN Applied Sciences 2021, 3, 788 (4 pages). (DOI: 10.1007/s42452-021-04777-0)




Nitroacetonitrile and its Synthetic Equivalents
Kento Iwai and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2021, 86, 13177-13185. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01515)
Selected as a Front Cover




Surface Functionalization of Ethylene–Tetrafluoroethylene Copolymer Film with Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) via Chemical Radical Polymerization
Yusuke Mizuta, Hiromu Okada, Chao Zhao, Ryuichi Sugimoto, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Kazuya Kobiro
Polymer 2021, 226, 123826 (6 pages). (DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2021.123826 )




Three-Component Ring Transformations
Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Song Thi Le and Haruyasu Asahara
Encyclopedia , 8692 .


Synthesis of Nitroaromatic Compounds via Three-Component Ring Transformations
Song Thi Le, Haruyasu Asahara and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Molecules 2021, 26, 639 (18 pages). (DOI: 10.3390/ molecules26030639 )
For special issue "25th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Organic Synthesis "




p>Regiodivergent Ring Opening Reactions of 2-Arylated 3-Nitrocyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxylates Leading to Polyfunctionalized Dipoles
Haruyasu Asahara, Rikiya Kamidate, and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Heterocycles, 103, 379-391. (DOI: 10.3987/COM-20-S(K)21)
Dedicated to Professor Yasuyuki Kita on his 77th birthday



2020


Synthesis and intramolecular ring transformation of N,N’-dialkylated 2,6,9-triazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonadienes
Yumi Nakaike, Yusuke Yoshida, Soichi Yokoyama, Akitaka Ito and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2020, 18, 9109-9116. (DOI: 10.1039/D0OB01950J)




Nitro Compounds and Their Derivatives in Organic Synthesis
Ed. by Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, MDPI, Basel, Switzerland (2020)
ISBN 978-3-03943-148-9 (Paper Back), 978-3-03943-149-6 (PDF)
Special Issue in Molecules




A Walk through Recent Nitro Chemistry Advances
Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Molecules 2020, 25, 3680 (5 pages). (DOI: 10.3390/molecules25163680)
For special issue "Nitro Compounds and Their Derivatives in Organic Synthesis "




One-Pot and Metal-Free Synthesis of 3-Arylated 4-Nitrophenols via Polyfunctionalized Cyclohexanones from β-Nitrostyrenes
Haruyasu Asahara, Minami Hiraishi, and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 16, 1830-1836. (DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.150)




Comparison of Substituting Ability of Nitronate versus Enolate for Direct Substitution of a Nitro Group
Yusuke Mukaijo, Soichi Yokoyama, and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Molecules 2020, 25, 2048 (8 pages). (DOI: 10.3390/molecules25092048)
For special issue "Nitro Compounds and Their Derivatives in Organic Synthesis "




Recent Progress in Nitro-promoted Direct Functionalization of Pyridones and Quinolones
Feiyue Hao and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Molecules 2020, 25, 673 (24 pages). (DOI: 10.3390/molecules25030673)

For special issue "Nitro Compounds and Their Derivatives in Organic Synthesis "




Vapochromic Properties of Diethenylpyrrole with Naphthyl Tethers Induced by Formation of Distorted Structure at the Solid State
Soichi Yokoyama, Haruyasu Asahara, and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Crystal Growth & Design 2020, 20, 1383-1387. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01596)
Selected as a Front Cover




Three Step Synthesis of Fully and Differently Arylated Pyridines
Mao Arita, Soichi Yokoyama, Haruyasu Asahara, and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2020, 466-474. (DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201901663)
Selected as a Noteworthy in ChemistryViews. Original Figure is Here.





Non-electronic Activation of Aromatic Ring by Simple Steric Repulsion between Substituents in 1-Methylquinolinium Salt Systems
Kento Iwai, Soichi Yokoyama, Haruyasu Asahara, and Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan 2020, 93, 50-57. (DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20190263)




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