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Takeshi Ohkuma, Japanese chemist. Achievements include development of Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Functionalized Ketones; development of Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Simple Ketones; development of Cyanosilylation of Aldehydes and Ketones Catalyzed by Lithium Chloride. Member of American Chemical Society, Society Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Chemical Society Japan.

Background

Ohkuma, Takeshi was born on February 5, 1962 in Numata, Gunma, Japan. Son of Tatsuo and Chiyo Ohkuma.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, 1985. Master of Science, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Nagoya University, Japan, 1991.

Career

Researcher Stanford University, California, 1991—1992, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Toyota, 1992—1996. Associate professor Nagoya University, 1996—2004. Professor Hokkaido University, Sapporo, since 2004, head department applied science and technical, 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Functionalized Ketones. Development of Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Simple Ketones. Development of Cyanosilylation of Aldehydes and Ketones Catalyzed by Lithium Chloride.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Transition Metals for Organic Synthesis, Comprehensive Asymmetric Catalysis, Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis, Comprehensive Asymmetric Catalysis–Supplement 1, Transition Metals for Organic Synthesis, second edition, Handbook of Homogeneous Hydrogenation. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of American Chemical Society, Society Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Chemical Society Japan.

Connections

Married Naomi Kurabayashi, February 26, 1995. 1 child Takumi.

father:
Tatsuo Ohkuma

mother:
Chiyo Ohkuma

spouse:
Naomi Kurabayashi

child:
Takumi Ohkuma