北之園 拓きたのその たく

Title Assistant Professor
Affiliation Department of Chemistry (UG), Department of Chemistry (GR), Graduate School of Science
Room 2303, Chemistry West Bldg. 3rd floor
TEL +81-3-5841-4644 | 24644(ext.)

Research Field

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Research Subject

Exploration of Organic Reactions in Water

Current Research

One of the central principles in chemistry lies in the concept that “like dissolves like.” In contrast to the long-standing belief that organic solvents are required to conduct reactions with organic compounds, the ideal chemical processes using water as a solvent have made quite a splash in society. Our internationally acclaimed achievements in water-centered research have provided profound insights into the unique reactivities and selectivities found in organic chemistry conducted exclusively in water. Continuous progress in this field is of crucial importance since cutting-edge research bolsters Japan’s global competitiveness and status as a science-oriented nation. We aim to make a paradigm shift from our reliance on organic solvents to water in order to achieve novel modes of chemical transformation.


Reaction Chemistry, Aqueous Reaction Environment, Catalysis, Aqueous Reaction, Synthetic Chemistry, Asymmetric Synthesis, Micelle