Prof. Kotohiro Nomura

Prof. Kotohiro Nomura

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan



2010 Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University

2010 Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

1998 Research Associate, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

1988 Research Scientist, Organic Synthesis Research Laboratory Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

1995 Research Scientist, Petrochemicals Research Laboratory Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

1995 Postdoctoral, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1993 Ph.D., Osaka Univ

1988 M.Sc., Univ. of Tokyo

1986 B.Sc., Saitama Univ

Publications (Selected)

  1. “New method for precise synthesis of defect-free conjugated polymers: Metal-catalyzed olefin metathesis polymerization” K. Nomura, Fine Chemical, CMC Shuppan, 64-70 (2010).  Review, Invited submission.
  2. “Copolymerization of ethylene with styrene: Design of efficient transition metal complex catalysts” K. Nomura, Syndiotactic Polystyrene - Synthesis, Characterization, Processing, and Applications, J. Schellenberg (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 60-91 (2010).
  3. “1-Hexene polymerization by Cp*TiX2(O-2,6-iPr2C6H3) [X: Me, Cl] in the presence of MAO-, MMAO-modified carbonaceous materials” M. Hofman, and K. Nomura, J. Mol. Catal. A, 319, 85-91 (2010).
  4. “A facile, controlled synthesis of soluble star polymers containing a sugar residue by ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)” K. Nomura, M. M. Abdellatif, Polymer, 58, 1861-1881 (2010).  Feature article, Invited submission.
  5. “Highyl efficient dimerization of ethylene by (imido)vanadium complexes containing (2-anilidomethyl)pyridine ligand: Notable ligand effect toward activity and selectivity” S. Zhang, and K. Nomura, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 4960-4965 (2010).
  6. “Syndiospecific styrene polymerization and ethylene/styrene copolymerization using falf-titanocenes: Ligand effects and some mechanistic aspects” K. Nomura, Catal. Surv. Asia, 14, 33-49 (2010). 
  7. “(Imido)vanadium(V)-alkyl, -alkylidene complexes exhibiting unique reactivity towards olefins and alcohols” K. Nomura, and W. Zhang, Chem. Sci., 1, 161-173 (2010).  Mini Review, Invited submission.
  8. “Mono- and bis-amidinate 2,6-xylylimido vanadium chlorides: synthesis, structure, and reactivity” S. Aharonovich, M. Botoshansky, B. Tumanskii, K. Nomura, R. M. Waymouth, and M. S. Eisen, Dalton Trans., 39, 5463-5469 (2010).
  9. “Hetero-bimetallic complexes of titanatranes with aluminum alkyls: Synthesis, structural analysis, and their use in catalysis for ethylene polymerization” Gurubasavaraj, M. P., and K. Nomura, Organometallics., 29, 3500-3506 (2010).
  10. “New approaches in precise synthesis of polyolefins containing polar functionalities by olefin copolymerizations using transition metal catalysts” K. Nomura, J. Synth. Org. Chem., Jpn., 68, 1150-1158 (2010).  Mini Review, Invited submission.
  11. “A facile, controlled synthesis of soluble star polymers containing a sugar residue by ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)” H. Otani, S. Fujita, Y. Watanabe, M. Fujiki, and K. Nomura, Macromol. Symp., 293, 53-57 (2010).  Special symposium issue for the 18th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry (ISOM XVIII).
  12. “Design of new generation vanadium complex catalysts for precise olefin polymerization” K. Nomura, and S. Zhang, Chem. Rev., in press (ASAP).  Review, Invited submission, a special issue, Frontiers in Transition Metal Catalyzed Reactions.
  13. “(Imido)vanadium complexes as efficient catalyst precursors for olefin polymerization/oligomerization” S. Zhang, and K. Nomura, Catal. Surv. Asia, in press.  Mini Review, Invited submission, Special issue for TOCAT6/APCAT5.
  14. “Ethylene polymerization by phenoxy substituted tris(pyrazolyl)borate Ti(IV) methyl complexes” S. Hasumi, K. Itagaki, M. Fujiki, and K. Nomura, Macromolecules, accepted (2011).