Research We are an organic chemistry group primarily engaged in the discovery and development of new chemical reactivity for the advancement of synthetic organic chemistry. A particular emphasis is placed on the innovation of novel reagents and catalysts that lead to sustainable synthetic methods and result in the efficient production of a range of useful organic compounds. The techniques of physical organic chemistry will be utilized to explore the reaction mechanism of conceptually new and unusual chemical reactivity. The reagents and the reactivity developed in our group is envisioned to contribute to the improvement of an array of research areas and industries, including medicinal chemistry, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and high tech (liquid crystals).