Original Paper

18. Chiral Vanadium(v)-catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of 4-Hydroxycarbazoles. G. T. Kamble, M. S. H. Salem, T. Abe, H. Park, M. Sako, S. Takizawa,* H. Sasai* ChemLett. 50, 1755–1757 (2021). [DOI: 10.1246/cl.210367]

17. Preparation of Optically Pure Dinuclear Cobalt(III) Complex with Λ-Configuration as a Dianionic Chiral Catalyst. M. S. H. Salem, A. Kumar, M. Sako, T. Abe, S. Takizawa,* H. Sasai* Heterocycles 103, 225–230 (2021). [DOI: 10.3987/COM-20-S(K)41]

16. Photoswitchable Chiral Phase Transfer Catalyst. M. Kondo,* K. Nakamura, C. G. Krishnan, S. Takizawa, T. Abe, H. Sasai* ACS Catal. 11, 1863–1867 (2021). (Highlighted in Synfacts in Issue 17, 442, 2021) [DOI:10.1021/acscatal.1c00057

15. Mechanistic Insights into the Dicopper-Complex-Catalyzed Hydroxylation of Methane and Benzene Using Nitric Oxide: A DFT Study. T. Abe, Y. Kametani, K. Yoshizawa*, Y. Shiota* Inorg. Chem. 60, 4599–4609 (2021). [DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03558

14. Arylene–hexaynylene and –octaynylene macrocycles: extending the polyyne chains drives self-association by enhanced dispersion force. S. Kato,* R. Kumagai, T. Abe, C. Higuchi, Y. Shiota, K. Yoshizawa, N. Takahashi, K. Yamamoto, M. Hossain, K. Hayashi, T. Hirose, Y. Nakamura* ChemCommun. 57, 576–579 (2021). (Selected as a Front Cover in Issue 5, 2021) [DOI: 10.1039/D0CC07540J]

13. Theoretical Rationalization for the Equilibrium between (μη2:η2-Peroxido)CuIICuII and Bis(μ-oxido)CuIIICuIII Complexes: Perturbational Effects from Ligand Frameworks. T. Abe, Y. Shiota, S. Itoh, K. Yoshizawa* Dalton Trans. 49, 6710–6717 (2020). [DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01001D

12. Macroscopic Polarization Change via Electron Transfer in a Valence Tautomeric Cobalt Complex. S. Wu, M. Liu, K. Gao, S. Kanegawa, Y. Horie, G. Aoyama, H. Okajima, A. Sakamoto, M. Baker, M. Huzan, P. Bencok, T. Abe, Y. Shiota, K. Yoshizawa, W. Xu, H. Kou, O. Sato* NatCommun. 11, 1992 (2020). [DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15988-1

11. Chemical Transformations of Push–Pull Fluorenones: Push–Pull Dibenzodicyanofulvenes as well as Fluorenone– and Dibenzodicyanofulvene–Tetracyanobutadiene Conjugates. S. Kato,* T. Kijima, Y. Shiota, T. Abe, S. Kuwako, H. Miyauchi, N. Yoshikawa, K. Yamamoto, K. Yoshizawa, T. Yoshihara, S. Tobita, Y. Nakamura* OrgBiomolChem18, 4198–4209 (2020).(Selected as a Front Cover in Issue 22, 2020) [DOI: 10.1039/C9OB02706H

10. Mechanistic Study on Ring-Contracting Skeletal Rearrangement from Porphycene to Isocorrole by Experimental and Theoretical Methods. T. Koide, T. Maeda, T. Abe, Y. Shiota, Y. Yano, T. Ono, K. Yoshizawa, Y. Hisaeda* EurJOrgChem. 12, 1811–1816 (2020). (Selected as a  Cover Feature in Issue 12, 2020) [DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201901659

9. Visible light-driven cross-coupling reactions of alkyl halides with phenylacetylene derivatives for C(sp3)-C(sp) bond formation catalyzed by B12 complex. L. Chen, Y. Kametani, K. Imamura, T. Abe, Y. Shiota, K. Yoshizawa, Y. Hisaeda,* H. Shimakoshi* Chem. Commun. 55, 13070–13073 (2019). (Selected as a Back Cover in Issue 87, 2019) [DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06185A]

8. Role of Amino-Acid Residues for Dioxygen Activation in the Second Coordination Sphere of the Dicopper Site of pMMO. M. Miyanishi, T. Abe, Y. Hori, Y. Shiota, K. Yoshizawa* InorgChem. 58, 12280–12288 (2019). [DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01752

7. Mechanistic Insights into Methane Oxidation by Molecular Oxygen under Photoirradiation: Controlled Radical Chain Reactions. Y. Hori, T. Abe, Y. Shiota, K. Yoshizawa* BullChemSocJpn. 92, 1840–1846 (2019). [DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20190171

6. Cupric-superoxide Complex That Induces a Catalytic Aldol Reaction-type C–C Bond Formation. T. Abe, Y. Hori, Y. Shiota, T. Ohta, Y. Morimoto, H. Sugimoto, T. Ogura, K. Yoshizawa,* S. Itoh* Commun. Chem. 2, 12 (2019). [DOI: 10.1038/s42004-019-0115-6

52-(2-Pyridyl)ethylamine (Pye) Ligands in Copper(I)-dioxygen Chemistry. S. Itoh,* T. Abe, Y. Morimoto, H. Sugimoto InorgChimActa, 481, 38–46 (2017). [DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2017.09.017

4. Geometric Effects on O–O Bond Scission of Copper(II)-alkylperoxide Complexes. T. Abe, Y. Morimoto, K. Mieda, H. Sugimoto, N. Fujieda, T. Ogura, S. Itoh* J. Inorg. Biochem. 177, 375–383 (2017). [DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2017.08.016

3. Tetrahedral Copper(II) Complexes with a Labile Coordination Site Supported by a Tris-tetramethylguanidinato Ligand. I. Shimizu, Y. Morimoto, D. Faltermeier, M. Kerscher, S. Paria, T. Abe, H. Sugimoto, N. Fujieda, K. Asano, T. Suzuki, P. Comba,* S. Itoh* Inorg. Chem. 56, 9634–9645 (2017). [DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01154

2. Copper-catalyzed Selective Oxygenation of Methyl and Benzyl Substituents in Pyridine with O2. T. Abe, S. Tanaka, A. Ogawa, M. Tamura, K. Sato,* S. Itoh* Chem. Lett. 46, 348–350 (2017). [DOI: 10.1246/cl.161074

1. Geometric Control of Nuclearity in Copper(I)/Dioxygen Chemistry. T. Abe, Y. Morimoto, T. Tano, K. Mieda, H. Sugimoto, N. Fujieda, T. Ogura, S. Itoh* Inorg. Chem. 53, 8786–8794 (2014). [DOI: 10.1021/ic501461n


1. Theoretical Approach to Homogeneous Catalyst of Methane Hydroxylation: Collaboration with Computation and Experiment. Y. Hori, T. Abe Direct Hydroxylation of Methane: Interplay Between Theory and Experiment K. Yoshizawa Ed. Springer, 151–165 (2020). [DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-6986-9]