Eiji Yamaguchi

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Gifu Pharmaceutical University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2024Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Development of visible-light redox catalytic chemistry based on strategic utilization of excited anion species
In photochemistry, the achievement of powerful reduction reactions represents a distinct methodology from conventional molecular transformations, promising innovative advancements. This research aims to establish a novel approach, building upon the photoexcitation of ionic chemical species, which the applicant has extensively investigated, to generate highly efficient excited-state reducing agents. These agents will serve as the foundation for establishing transformative molecular conversion reactions.


The realization of this research involves the generation of potent reducing chemical species through the utilization of inexpensive raw materials. While various powerful photoreducing agents have been developed to date, they typically possess expensive and complex frameworks. The present study aims to advance research towards the creation of reducing species equivalent to or surpassing those produced by existing metal-based one-electron reduction reactions.

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