The Jamison Research Group

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Yusuke Sasaki

Education:
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011 - 2012
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Timothy F. Jamison
Ph.D. Hokkaido University, 2011
"Development of Copper(I)-Catalyzed Borylation Reactions of Conjugated Unsaturated Compounds and Propargylic Carbonates"
with Prof. Masaya Sawamura
B.Sc. Hokkaido University, 2007
with Prof. Masaya Sawamura

Current Research:
    Development of methods for the synthesis of marine ladder polyether natural products

Publications:
  • Sasaki, Y.; Sawamura, M.; Ito, H. “Mechanistic Insight into the Anomalous syn-Selectivity Observed During the Addition of Allenylboronates to Aromatic Aldehydes” Chem Lett. 2011, in press.
  • Sasaki, Y.; Horita, Y.; Zhong, C.; Sawamura, M.; Ito, H. “Copper(I)-Catalyzed Regioselective Monoborylation of 1,3-Enynes with an Internal Triple Bond: Selective Synthesis of 1,3-Dienylboronates and 3-Alkynylboronates” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2778-2782.

  • Sasaki, Y.; Zhong, C.; Sawamura, M.; Ito, H. “Copper(I)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Monoborylation of 1,3-Dienes: Synthesis of Enantio-Enriched Cyclic Homoally- and Allylboronates” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 1226-1227.
  • Zhong, C.; Sasaki, Y.; Ito, H.; Sawamura, M. “The Synthesis of Allenes by Cu(I)-Catalyzed Regio- and Stereoselective Reduction of Propargylic Carbonates with Hydrosilanes” Chem. Commun. 2009, 5850-5852.

  • Ito, H.; Sasaki, Y.; Sawamura, M. “Copper(I)-Catalyzed Substitution of Propargylic Carbonates with Diboron: Selective Synthesis of Multisubstituted Allenylboronates” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 15774-15775.
  • Ito, H.; Kosaka, Y.; Nonoyama, K.; Sasaki, Y.; Sawamura, M. “Synthesis of Optically Active B, Si-Bifunctional Cyclopropanes through Enantioselective Copper(I)-Catalyzed Reaction of Allylic Carbonates with Diboron” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 7424-7427.
  • Ito, H.; Ito, S.; Sasaki, Y.; Matsuura, K.; Sawamura, M. “Copper-Catalyzed Substitution of Allylic Carbonates with Diboron: A New Approach to Allylboronate Synthesis” Pure Appl. Chem. 2008, 80, 1039-1045.
  • Ito, H.; Ito, S.; Sasaki, Y.; Matsuura, K.; Sawamura, M. “Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective Substitution of Allylic Carbonates with Diboron: An Efficient Route to Optically Active α-Chiral Allylboronates” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 14856-14857.

Contact:
    sasaky at mit dot edu