About Us


Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry is aiming at innovating synthetic processes of basic and functional chemical products and development of catalyst technologies that will contribute to maintain and strengthen global competitiveness of Japanese chemical industry with its comprehensive approach through four catalytic technologies on “Silicon Chemistry”, “Innovative Oxidation” and “Functional Group Transformation”, which are core subjects of this center.
More specifically, we investigate the above topics based on three concepts to innovate catalytic technologies for the production of functional chemical materials.1. Saving energy with highly active catalyst (less heating, shorter reaction time, etc.)2. Saving energy with highly selectivity catalyst (least by-products and less process steps) 3. Substantial reduction of rare metal dependence: shifting out from precious metal catalyst systems.

Director, Research Center, Dr. Kazuhiko Sato (D.Sci.)

Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 Japan
TEL / FAX +81-29-861-6052

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