Interplay of diamides and rare earth metals: Specific molecular spaces and catalytic activity

Naoya Kumagai, Masakatsu Shibasaki

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A catalytic system comprising functionalized small diamides and rare earth metals (REs) exerts intriguing catalytic properties that are dictated by dynamic construction of flexible molecular spaces. The dynamic interaction of diamides and REs is characterized by broad applicability to distinct reaction systems as well as notable switchable catalysis. Structural modification of the diamide allows for enhanced intermolecular interactions to afford a self-assembled solid-phase catalyst with a specific molecular space that engages in heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis with a continuous-flow platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigned Molecular Space in Material Science and Catalysis
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789811312564
ISBN (Print)9789811312557
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Diamide
  • Photoisomerization
  • Rare earth metals (REs)
  • Selfassembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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