Yuta Nishina

Address: 3-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8530, Japan
Phone: +81 86 251 8718
Email: nisina-y@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp

Education
April 2003 to March 2006
Okayama University (Bachelor’s course)

April 2006 to March 2007
Graduate School of Okayama University (Master’s course)

April 2007 to March 2010
Graduate School of Okayama University (Ph. D. course)

Positions
April 2008 to March 2010
Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2),
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

April 2010 to March 2014
Assistant professor, Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University

April 2014 to March 2017
Associate professor, Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University

April 2017 to present
Associate professor, Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University
Associate professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University (concurrent position)

Other Titles and Activities
May 2008 to August 2008
Visiting Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Prof. Timothy F. Jamison)

December 2008 to May 2009
Visiting Student at Kobe University (Prof. Hideki Amii)

January 2011 to February 2011
Visiting Scientist at Florida State University
(Prof. D. Tyler McQuade)

December 2011 to January 2012
Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University
(Prof. Yuan Chen)

October 2013 to March 2017
JST PRESTO researcher

April 2017 to present
Visiting Associate Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University

June 2017 to July 2017
Visiting professor, University of Strasbourg

Selected Papers
Real-Time, in Situ Monitoring of the Oxidation of Graphite: Lessons Learned, Naoki Morimoto, Hideyuki Suzuki, Yasuo Takeuchi, Shogo Kawaguchi, Masahiro Kunisu, Christopher W. Bielawski, and Yuta Nishina, Chem. Mater. 29, 2150-2156 (2017).

Lewis Acid- and Fluoroalcohol-Mediated Nucleophilic Addition to the C2 Position of Indoles, N. Morimoto, K. Morioku, H. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, Y. Nishina*, Org. Lett., 16, 2020-2023 (2016).

Concurrent Formation of Carbon–Carbon Bonds and Functionalized Graphene by Oxidative Carbon-Hydrogen Coupling Reaction, K. Morioku, N. Morimoto, Y. Takeuchi, Y. Nishina*, Sci. Rep., 6, 25824 (2016).

Tailoring the Oxygen Content of Graphite and Reduced Graphene Oxide for Specific Applications, N. Morimoto, T. Kubo, Y. Nishina*, Sci. Rep. 6, 21715 (2016).

Fast, Scalable, and Eco-Friendly Fabrication of Energy Storage Paper Electrode, H. Koga*, H. Tonomura, M. Nogi, K. Suganuma, Y. Nishina, Green Chem., 18, 1117-1124 (2016).

Highly durable carbon-supported Pt catalysts prepared by hydrosilane-assisted nanoparticle deposition and surface functionalization, A. Saito, H. Tsuji, I. Shimoyama, K. Shimizu, Y. Nishina*, Chem. Commun. 51, 5883-5886 (2015).

Fine tuning of the sheet distance of graphene oxide that affects the activity and substrate selectivity of a Pd/graphene oxide catalyst in the Heck reaction, A. Saito, S. Yamamoto, Y. Nishina*, RSC Adv., 4, 59835-59838 (2014).

Facile preparation of Pd nanoparticles supported on single-layer graphene oxide and application for Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reaction, S. Yamamoto, H. Kinoshita, H. Hashimoto, Y. Nishina*, Nanoscale, 6, 6501-6505 (2014).

Tribological properties of monolayer graphene oxide sheets as water-based lubricant additives, H. Kinoshita*, Y. Nishina, A. A. Alias, M. Fujii, Carbon, 66, 720-723 (2014).

Nanocrystalline magnesium oxide-stabilized palladium(0): the Heck reaction of heteroaryl bromides in the absence of additional ligands and base, M. L. Kantam*, P. V. Redddy, P. Srinivas, A. Venugopal, S. Bhargava, Y. Nishina, Catal. Sci. Technol., 3, 2550-2554 (2013).

Recyclable Pd/Graphene Catalyst: Mechanistic Insights into Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis, Y. Nishina*, J. Miyata, R. Kawai, K. Gotoh, RSC Adv., 2, 9380-9382 (2012).

Bromination of Aromatic Compounds Using an Fe2O3/Zeolite Catalyst, Y. Nishina*, K. Takami, Green Chem., 14, 2380-2383 (2012).

Facile Sc(OTf)3-Catalyzed Generation and Successive Aromatization of Isobenzofuran from o-Dicarbonylbenzenes, Y. Nishina*, T. Kida, T. Ureshino, Org. Lett., 13, 3960–3963 (2011).

Reactions and Mechanistic Studies of Rhenium-Catalyzed Insertion of α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds into a C-H Bond, Y. Kuninobu*, Y. Fujii, T. Matsuki, Y. Nishina, K. Takai*, Org. Lett., 11, 2711-2714 (2009).

Synthesis of Cp-Re Complexes via Olefinic C-H Activation and Successive Formation of Cyclopentadienes, Y. Kuninobu*, Y. Nishina, T. Matsuki, K. Takai*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 14062-14063 (2008).

Manganese-Catalyzed Insertion of Aldehydes into a C-H Bond, Y. Kuninobu*, Y. Nishina, T. Takeuchi, K. Takai*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46, 6518-6520 (2007).

Rhenium-Catalyzed Insertion of Aldehyde into C-H Bond: Synthesis of Isobenzofuran Derivatives, Y. Kuninobu*, Y. Nishina, C. Nakagawa, K. Takai*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128, 12376-12377 (2007).

Rhenium- and Aniline-Catalyzed One-Pot Annulation of Aromatic Ketones and a,b-Unsaturated Esters Initiated by C-H Bond Activation, Y. Kuninobu*, Y. Nishina, M. Shouho, K. Takai*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45, 2766-2768 (2006).