Ibaraki University's
College of Science
Department of Science (Chemistry Course)

Associate Professor


  • Birth:1970
  • Tel.029-228-8374

Other affiliation / position

  1. Frontier Research Center for Applied Atomic Sciences


  1. Assistant Professor in Institute for Fandametal Research of Organic Chemistry, Kyushu University 2001/06/01-2003/03/31
  2. Assistant Professor in Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engneering, Kyushu University 2003/04/01-2008/03/31
  3. Associate Professor in College of Science, Ibaraki University 2008/04/01-Present

Academic background

  1. Nagoya University Graduate School of Science Department of Chemistry Doctor later 2000/03 Completed

Academic degrees

  1. PhD of Science in Nagoya University Nagoya University 2000/03

Current state of research and teaching activities

Fuctionalization of metal complexes containing Biological molecules
I have been studying the sinthesis and characterization of metal complexes of ligands incorporating components of biomoleciles, such as amino acid side chain residues and porphyrins with emphasis on the redox properties and oxidized forms of the complexes.

Research Areas

  1. Inorganic Chemistry

Research keywords

  1. Metal complexes, Biomolecules, Oxidation, High-valent, Radical, Catalyst

Subject of research

  1. Functionalization of Metal Complexes Involving Biomolecules I have been studying the synthesis and characterization of metal complexes incorporating compornets biomolecules with emphasis on the redox properties and oxidized forms of the complexes. 2000/04-Present


  1. The Chemistry of Metal-Phenolates Yuichi Shimazaki (Ed. J. Zabicky ) John Wiley & Sons, Ltd 2014/04/04 978-0-470-97358-5
  2. Electrochemistry INTECH 2013/02
  3. ベーシックマスター 無機化学 増田秀樹・長嶋雲兵 共編 オーム社 2010/10/15 978-4-274-20921-5


  1. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Asymmetric Michael addition of thiols to beta-nitrostyrenes using a novel phenylpyrrolidine-based urea catalyst Souichirou Kawazoe, Kazuki Yoshida, Yuichi Shimazaki, Takeshi Oriyama Tetrahedron Letters 56, 410-413 2015
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Influence of Ligand Flexibility on the Electronic Structure of Oxidized NiIII-Phenoxide Complexes Minoru Kawai, Takahide Yamaguchi, Shigeyuki Masaoka, Fumito Tani, Takamitsu Kohzuma, Linus Chiang, Tim Storr, Kaoru Mieda, Takashi Ogura, Robert K. Szilagyi, Yuichi Shimazaki Inorg. Chem. 53, 10195-10202 2014
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Symmetric Urea-Catalyzed Asymmetric Michael Addition of Thiols to β-Nitrostyrenes Souichirou Kawazoe, Kazuki Yoshida, Yuichi Shimazaki, Takeshi Oriyama Chem. Lett. 43/ 10, 1659-1661 2014
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint FeIII Bipyrrolidine Phenoxide Complexes and Their Oxidized Analogues Linus Chiang, Didier Savard, Yuichi Shimazaki, Fabrice Thomas, and Tim Storr Inorg. Chem. 53, 5810–5819 2014
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Characterization of One-Electron Oxidized Copper(II)-Salophen-Type Complexes; Effects of Electronic and Geometrical Structures on Reactivities Kazutaka Asami, Akiko Takashina, Misato Kobayashi, Satoshi Iwatsuki, Tatsuo Yajima, Amélie Kochem, Maurice van Gastel, Fumito Tani, Takamitsu Kohzuma, Fabrice Thomas and Yuichi Shimazaki Dalton Trans. 43, 2283-2293 2014

Research presentations

  1. Poster presentation Concentration dependent Pd(II)-C bond formation the 11th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry 2011/12/05
  2. Poster presentation Pd(II)-C bond formation mechanism in various Pd complexes containing an indole moiety 5th EuCheMS NLigands Conference 2011/09/05
  3. Oral presentation(general) Electronic Structures of Oxidized Metal(II)-salen Type Complexes Dependence with the Diamine Backbone ICBIC15 2011/08/11
  4. Oral presentation(invited, special) Concentration-dependent Pd(II)-C bond formation in complexes with a 2N-donor ligand containing an indole moiety 18th International SPACC Symposium 2011/08/06
  5. Poster presentation Influence of chelate effect on the electronic structure of oxidized metal(II)-di(salicylidene)diamine complexes 1st EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference 2011/04/13

Memberships of academic societies

  1. Royal chemical society 2010/07-Present
  2. American Chemical Society 2008/09-Present
  3. Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry 2006/04-Present
  4. Chemical Society of Japan 1996/04-Present