Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative AreasPrecise Formation of a Catalyst Having a Specified Field for Use in Extremely Difficult Substrate Conversion Reactions

Laurean Ilies » Japanese

Affiliation RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
Position Team Leader
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Speciality organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry
Keyword Earth-abundant metal catalysis, C-H bond activation
Institute The Chemical Society of Japan; The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan; The Japanese Society for Process Chemistry


Design of ligands for controlling the reactivity of Earth-abundant first row transition metals, and their catalytic use for challenging reactions


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Original papers

  • "Chromium(III)-Catalyzed C(sp2)-H Alkynylation, Allylation, and Naphthalenation of Secondary Amides with Trimethylaluminum as Base"
    Chen, M.; Doba, T.; Sato, T.; Razumkov, H.; Ilies, L.; *Shang, *Nakamura, E.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 4883–4891
  • "Homocoupling-Free Iron-Catalysed Twofold C-H Activation/Cross-couplings of Aromatics via Transient Connection of Reactants"
    Doba, T.; Matsubara, T.; Ilies, L.; *Shang, R.; *Nakamura, E.
    Nat. Catal. , 2019, 2, 400-406
  • "Iron-Catalyzed Directed Alkylation of Carboxamides with Olefins via a Carbometalation Pathway"
    *Laurean Ilies, Yi Zhou, Haotian Yang, Tatsuaki Matsubara, Rui Shang, *Eiichi Nakamura
    ACS Catal. , 2018, 8, 11478–11482
  • "Synthesis of Esomeprazole and Related Proton Pump Inhibitors through Iron-Catalyzed Enantioselective Sulfoxidation"
    *Shigenobu Nishiguchi, Takuhiro Izumi, Takayoshi Kouno, Junpei Sukegawa, *Laurean Ilies, *Eiichi Nakamura
    ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 9738−9743
  • "Silylation of Aryl Halides with Monoorganosilanes Activated by Lithium Alkoxide"
    Takumi Yoshida, *Laurean Ilies, *Eiichi Nakamura
    Org. Lett. , 2018, 20, 2844–2847
  • "Iron-Catalyzed Synthesis of Indenones through Cyclization of Carboxamides with Alkynes"
    *Laurean Ilies, Yasin Arslanoglu, Tatsuaki Matsubara, *Eiichi Nakamura
    Asian J. Org. Chem., 2018, 7, 1327-1329
  • "Iron Catalyzed Remote Arylation of Aliphatic C-H Bond via 1,5-Hydrogen Shift"
    Zhou, B.; Sato H.; *Ilies, L.; *Nakamura E.
    ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 8-11
  • "Manganese-Catalyzed Directed Methylation of C(sp2)–H Bonds at 25 C with High Catalytic Turnover"
    Sato, T.; Yoshida, T.; Al Mamari,H. H.; *Ilies, L.; *Nakamura, E.
    Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 5458-5461
  • "Iron-Catalyzed Borylation of Aryl Chlorides in the Presence of Potassium t-Butoxide"
    Yoshida, T.; Ilies, L.; Nakamura E.
    ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 3199-3203
  • "Iron-Catalyzed ortho C-H Functionalization of Aromatics Bearing a Simple Carbonyl Group with Methylaluminum and Tridentate Phosphine Ligand"
    Shang, R.; Ilies, L.; Nakamura E.
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 10132-10135


  • 「Iron-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation」
    Ilies, L.; Nakamura E.
    「Topics in Organometallic Chemistry: C-H Bond Activation and Catalytic Functionalization II」,Dixneuf, P. H.; Doucet. H., Springer Berlin Heidelberg , 2016, 1-18


  • 「Earth‐Abundant Metals in Catalysis」 *Ilies, L.; *Thomas, S. P.; *Tonks, I. A. , Asian J. Org. Chem., 9, 324-325, 2020
  • 「Iron-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation」 Shang, R.; Ilies, L.; Nakamura E., Chem. Rev., 117, 9086–9139, 2017
  • 「Iron-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation」 Laurean Ilies, Journal of Organic Synthetic Chemistry, Japan, 75, 802-809, 2017


  • Nanyang Research Conference on Synthetic Chemistry and Catalysis
    "C-H Activation with Earth-Abundant Metals", Invited Lecture
    Ilies L.
    1/15/2020~1/17/2020, Singapore, Singapore
  • The 47th Naito Conference on C-H Bond Activation and Transformation
    "C-H Activation Using Base Metal Catalysis", Poster Presentation
    Ilies L.
    7/2/2019~7/5/2019, Sapporo, Japan
  • Hokkaido Summer Symposium 2019 on Catalysis for Organic Synthesis
    "Multifold C-H Activation Using Iron Catalysis", Invited Lecture
    Ilies L.
    7/1/2019~7/2/2019, Hokkaido, Japan
  • The 13th International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia (ICCEOCA-13)
    "C-H Activation with Base Metals", Invited Lecture
    Ilies, L.
    11/1/2018~11/4/2018, Chulabhorn Research Institute (Bangkok), Thailand
  • The 4th International Symposium on C-H Activation (ISCHA-4)
    "Iron-Catalyzed C–H Bond Activation", Invited Lecture
    Ilies, L.
    8/30/2018~9/2/2018, Keio University (Hiyoshi), Japan
  • The 1st Sino-Japanese Symposium on Catalysis for Precision Synthesis
    "Iron Likes Single Electron Transfer", Invited Lecture
    Ilies, L.
    5/27/2018~5/30/2018, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Shanghai), China
  • International Symposium on Pure & Applied Chemistry (ISPAC) 2017
    "Iron-Catalyzed C–H Bond Activation of Simple Substrates", Invited Lecture
    Ilies, L., Nakamura, E.
    6/8/2017~6/10/2017, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • The 2nd International Symposium of “Precisely Design Catalysts with Customized Scaffolding”
    "Iron-Catalyzed Activation of Simple Substrates", Oral Presentation
    Ilies, L.; Nakamura, E.
    5/12/2017~5/13/2017, Osaka, Japan
  • The 27th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC 2016)
    "Development of High-Valent Iron Catalysis for C-H Bond Activation", Oral Presentation
    Ilies, L.
    7/17/2016~7/22/2016, Melbourne, Australia

National Conference

  • Asian Workshop of Experiment and Theory in Quantum Beam Molecular Sciences
    "Catalysis with Earth Abundant Transition Metals", 招待講演
    Ilies, L.
    6/3/2018~6/3/2018, 茨城大学(水戸)
  • 有機化学セミナー
    "Catalysis with Earth-abundant metals: C-H functionalization and other stories", 招待講演
    Ilies, L.
    3/26/2018~3/26/2018, 京都大学化学研究所(京都)
  • 日本化学会第98春季年会 英語化セミナー
    "世界から見た日本の化学研究", 招待講演
    Ilies, L.
    3/20/2018~3/23/2018, 船橋
  • 日本化学会第98春季年会
    "クロム触媒を用いたsp2炭素ー水素結合の直接アリル化反応", 口頭発表
    Sato, T.; Ilies, L.; Nakamura E.
    3/20/2018~3/23/2018, 船橋
  • The 9th OCARINA International Symposium
    "C-H Activation Catalyzed by Earth Abundant Metals", 招待講演
    Ilies, L.
    3/7/2018~3/8/2018, Osaka
  • 第7回CSJ化学フェスタ2017
    "Iron-Catalyzed Directed Alkylation of Carboxamides with Olefins via a Carbometalation Pathway", ポスター発表
    Yang, H.; Zhou, Y. Matsubara, T.; Ilies, L.; Nakamura E.
    10/17/2017~10/19/2017, 船堀
  • 第7回CSJ化学フェスタ2017
    "マンガン触媒を用いたsp2炭素-水素結合の直接メチル化反応", ポスター発表
    Sato, T.; Yoshida, T.; Al Mamari H. H.; Ilies, L.; Nakamura, E.
    10/17/2017~10/19/2017, 船堀
  • 第7回CSJ化学フェスタ2017
    "遷移金属触媒を用いないアリールハライド及びアルケニルハライド類のケイ素化反応", ポスター発表
    Yoshida, T.; Ilies, L.; Nakamura E.
    10/17/2017~10/19/2017, 船堀
  • 第64回有機金属化学討論会
    "遷移金属を用いないアリール及びアルケニルハライド類のケイ素化反応", ポスター発表
    Yoshida, T.; Ilies, L.; Nakamura, E.
    9/7/2017~9/9/2017, 東北大学(仙台)
  • 第5回 慶應有機化学若手シンポジウム
    "Iron-Catalyzed C–H Bond Activation", 招待講演
    Ilies, L.
    4/22/2017~4/22/2017, 東京
  • 日本化学会第97春季年会
    "Iron-Catalyzed Synthesis of Indenones through Cyclization of Carboxamides with Alkynes", 口頭発表
    Ilies, L.; Arslanoglu, Y.; Matsubara, T.; Nakamura E.
    3/16/2017~3/19/2017, 横浜
  • 第27回神奈川大学平塚シンポジウム
    "Taming Iron for Catalytic C–H Bond Activation", 招待講演
    Ilies, L.
    3/4/2017~3/4/2017, 平塚
  • 第33回有機合成化学セミナー
    "Iron-Catalyzed C–H Bond Activation", 招待講演
    Ilies L.
    9/6/2016~9/8/2016, ニセコ


  • 「Lectureship Award」
    受賞者:Laurean Ilies
    贈呈元:Asian CORE Program/Advanced Research Network


  • Synform, 雑誌記事
    「Young Career Focus: Professor Laurean Ilies」
    Ilies L., 8/2016

conference _management

  • 「Chemistry: A Bridge between Molecular and Real Worlds」
    国際会議, chairman, 7/3/2016~7/3/2016, Tokyo, The Nakamura Group Alumni
  • 「Symposium on Frontiers of Molecular Science and Technology」
    国際会議, chairman, 7/2/2016~7/2/2016, Tokyo, 東京大学総括プロジェクト機構 「革新分子技術」総括寄付講座