Research area

Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions
: Biological systems, in most cases, recognize a pair of enantiomers as different substances, and the two enantiomers will elict different response.Catalytic asymmetric reaction is the most desirable and the most challenging for the synthesis of chiral compound because one chiral cataylst can create millions of chiral products, i.e. asymmetric catalysis is the most powerful and atom-economic methods for the synthesis of chiral compounds. Researches in this filed are focused on the designand synthesis of new chiral catalysts as well as development of new catalytic asymmetric reactions.

Catalyst Immobilization
: Catalysts recovery and reuse is very important for practical application of catalytic reactions. Development of new supported catalysts onto polymer, silica, and nano materials (CNTs, Nanoparticles) as well as new method for catalyst immobilization are the major objective of this research field.

Ionic Liquid Chemistry
: Ionic liquids (ILs) are organic molten salt, and currently receiveda great deal of attention as new environmentally benign solvent and new material for the preparation of nano-materials. The characteristic switchable and tunable properties of ILs will be utillized to create switchable and tunable self-assembled monolayers, IL-CNT and IL-nanoparticle.

Organic-Nano hybrid materials
: In order to create new functional materials, the organic molecules having catalytic recognition, or polymerizable ability will be hybridized with nano-materials such as CNTs and nanoparticles.