Yamaguchi Laboratory



We are conducting research related to catalysts. It is said that “there are catalysts where there are chemical industries”, most of the raw materials are manufactured using catalysts. Catalysts are also used to clean exhaust gas from factories and automobiles. In addition, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, and fertilizers are manufactured using catalysts, and therefore our comfortable life can no longer be considered without catalysts. In our laboratory, we are developing highly efficient as well as novel molecular transformations based on “green chemistry”, such as using no harmful reagents, generating as little waste as possible, and enabling catalyst reuse. Catalysts for realizing these reactions are also designed at the atomic and molecular level using our original methods and strategies.


  • 2022/06/17
    Our recent work (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61, e202205873, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202205873) was highlighted as Hot Paper and Back Cover.
  • 2022/05/30
    Mr. Hojo recieved the "Award of Excellence" at the 26th JPIJS.
  • 2022/05/11
    Our recent research work (Chem. Sci., 2022, DOI: 10.1039/d2sc01156e) was highlighted as ChemSci Pick of the Week.
  • 2022/03/24
    Mr. Matsuyama recieved the 15th GSC Student Travel Grant Award.
  • 2022/02/16
    Our recent research work (ACS Catal., 2021, 11, 13745-13751, DOI:10.1021/acscatal.1c03375) was highlighted in SYNFACTS (Highlights in Chemical Synthesis).
  • 2021/12/22
    Prof. Yamaguchi received The CSJ Award for Creative Work.
  • 2021/12/03
    Mr. Koizumi, Mr. Kawakami, and Mr. Matsuyama received the "Excellent Poster Awards" at the 11th CSJ Chemistry Festa 2021.
  • 2021/12/01
    Mr. Wachi received the "Best Presentation Award" at the 18th Japan-Korea Symposium on Catalysis.
  • 2021/10/19
    Mr. Koizumi received "Student Lecture Award” and Mr. Okazaki reveived “Poster Award for Young Scientists (RSC, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Award)” at the 71st Conference of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry. [Link]
  • 2021/09/24
    Mr. Daisuke Takei won the "Student Oral Presentation Award" at the 128th CATSJ Meeting.
  • 2021/06/09
    Prof. Yamaguchi received The 20th GSC Award.
  • 2021/05/26
    Our recent research work(Catal. Sci. Technol., 2021, 11, 3333-3346, DOI: 10.1039/D1CY00178G) has been selected as an inside front cover.
  • 2021/04/23
    Mr. Takei received 14th GSC Student Travel Grant Award.
  • 2021/04/22
    Our recent research work (ACS Catal., 2021, 11, 2150-2155, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c00185) was highlighted in SYNFACTS (Highlights in Chemical Synthesis).
  • » 2021/04/06
    Our recent research work(Chem. Commun., 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1CC00995H)has been selected as an outside front cover.
  • » 2021/01/13
    Our recent research work(Chem. Sci., 2021, DOI: 10.1039/d0sc06133f)was highlighted as ChemSci Pick of the Week.