Teruhiko Saito

Major:Catalyst, Organometallic Chemistry
Keyword:Functional Metal-Organic Hybrid Materials
Affiliated academic society:The Chemical Society of Japan, American Chemical Society

Teruhiko Saito


Teruhiko SAITO received B.S. from the School of Engineering Science in Osaka University in 2009. After graduation, he joined the laboratory of Professor Kazushi Mashima where they developed new organometallic catalysts for organic transformations. In Mashima's group, he worked on metal complexes with redox active ligands and organosilicon reducing agents toward early transition metals. He had chances to research as a visiting researcher under Professor Jun Okuda of Aachen University, Germany and Professor John Arnold of University of California, Berkeley, USA. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in 2014, he joined Professor Yoshiaki Nakao's group in the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University as a doctoral researcher. In Nakao's group, he studied on the reactivity of heterobimetallic complexes with Lewis acid/late transition metal toward s-bond cleavage. He earned an Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan in 2014. In 2016, he assumed a position as an assistant professor of the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. In fall 2016, he moved to current position at Panasonic Corporation's Advanced Research Division to work on a new interdisciplinary research area. He focuses on the functional chemistry of metal-organic hybrid materials.



  • "Crystalline Copper(II) Phthalocyanine Catalysts for Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide in Aqueous Media" Kusama, S.; Saito, T.; Hashiba, H.; Sakai, A.; Yotsuhashi, S. ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 8382-8385.
  • "Palladium Complexes Bearing Z-type PAlP Pincer Ligands" Saito, T.; Hara, N.; Nakao, Y. Chem. Lett., 2017, 46, 1247-1249.
  • "Structural and Electronic Noninnocence of α-Diimine Ligands on Niobium for Reductive C–Cl Bond Activation and Catalytic Radical Addition Reactions" Nishiyama, H.; Ikeda, H.; Saito, T.; Kriegel, B.; Tsurugi, H.; Arnold, J.; Mashima, K. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 6494–6505.
  • "C3-Selective Alkenylation of N-Acylindoles with Unactivated Internal Alkynes by Cooperative Nickel/Aluminium Catalysis" Inoue, F.; Saito, T.; Semba, K.; Nakao, Y. Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4497-4500.
  • "para-Selective Alkylation of Benzamides and Aromatic Ketones by Cooperative Nickel/Aluminum Catalysis" Okumura, S.; Tang, S.; Saito, T.; Semba, K.; Sakaki, S.; Nakao, Y. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 14699-14704.
  • "Reduction of (tBuN═)NbCl3(py)2 in a Salt-Free Manner for Generating Nb(IV) Dinuclear Complexes and Their Reactivity toward Benzo[c]cinnoline" Saito, T.; Nishiyama, H.; Kawakita, K.; Nechayev, M.; Kriegel, B.; Tsurugi, H.; Arnold, J.; Mashima, K. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 6004-6009.
  • "1,4-Bis(trimethylsilyl)-1,4-diaza-2,5-cyclohexadienes as Strong Salt-free Reductants for Generating Low-valent Early Transition Metals with Electron-donating Ligands" Saito, T.; Nishiyama, H.; Tanahashi, H.; Kawakita, K.; Tsurugi, H.; Mashima K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 5161−5170.