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chemistry professor

Ryoichi Katakai, Japanese chemistry professor. Achievements include development of a new method for peptide synthesis by using N-carboxy alpha amino acid anhydrides; discovery of critical peptide chain lengths for the formation of alpha-helix in the solid state; research in thermal responsive hydrogels having amino acids; development of drug delivery systems by micelles of depsipeptide-polyethylenglycol.

Background

Katakai, Ryoichi was born on February 23, 1942 in Kusatsu-machi, Gunma, Japan. Son of Haruichi and Yachiyo Katakai.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 1974.

Career

Professor Gunma University, Kiryu, Japan, 1977—2007, special duty professor, 2007—2009, professor emeritus Maebashi, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of a new method for peptide synthesis by using N-carboxy alpha amino acid anhydrides. Discovery of critical peptide chain lengths for the formation of alpha-helix in the solid state. Research in thermal responsive hydrogels having amino acids.

    Development of drug delivery systems by micelles of depsipeptide-polyethylenglycol.

Membership

Elect Kiryu West Rotary Club, since 2010. Member of Japanese Peptide Society, Society Polymer Science, Japanese Chemical Society.

Connections

Married Izumi Katakai, December 4, 1988. Children: Tomoya, Keisuke, Yuu.

father:
Haruichi Katakai

mother:
Yachiyo Katakai

spouse:
Izumi Katakai

child:
Keisuke Katakai

child:
Yuu Katakai

child:
Tomoya Katakai