J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Dec 5, 2019 at 04:39
Alternative names
Youhei Takeda
Osaka University
Graduate School of Engineering Division of Applied Chemistry
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Engineering(Kyoto University)
Other affiliation
Osaka UniversityOsaka UniversityOsaka University
Research funding number


Youhei Takeda graduated from the Department of Applied Chemistry of Waseda University in 2005 and received his Ph.D. in Engineering from Kyoto University under the supervision of Professors Tamejiro Hiyama and Masaki Shimizu in 2010. After he spent 10 months at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Professor Timothy M. Swager, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Frontier Research Base for Global Young Researchers, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 2011. In 2015, he was promoted to an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. His current research interests are development of novel organic reactions utilizing unique characteristics of hetero atoms and their applications to organic functional materials.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Aug 2019
Program Officer, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
Aug 2015
Jul 2019
Adjunct Lecturer, Nanotechnology Course, Vietnam Japan University
Apr 2015
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Feb 2011
Mar 2015
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Apr 2010
Jan 2011
: Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University,  JSPS Research Fellow
Apr 2010
Jan 2011
: Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  Postdoctoral Fellow
Apr 2010
Jan 2011
JSPS Research Fellow (PD), Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Apr 2010
Jan 2011
Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Apr 2009
Mar 2010
: Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University,  JSPS Research Fellow
Apr 2009
Mar 2010
JSPS Research Fellow (DC2), Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University


Apr 2005
Mar 2010
Department of Materials Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Awards & Honors

Dec 2018
Incentive Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
Sep 2018
Publons Peer Review Awards 2018 (top 1% in Chemistry), Publons
Jul 2015
Osaka University Presidential Awards for Encouragement, Osaka University
Feb 2015
Toray Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
Jan 2009
Stereoselective Cross-coupling Reaction of 1,1-Dibromo-3,3,3-trifluoro-2tosyloxypropene, Best Poster Award of the 19th Winter Fluorine Conference, Devision of Fluorine Chemistry, the American Chemical Society

Published Papers

Youhei Takeda, Tetsuya Matsuno, Akhilesh K. Sharma, W. M. C. Sameera, Satoshi Minakata
Chemistry – A European Journal      Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Przemyslaw Data, Youhei Takeda
Chemistry – An Asian Journal      May 2019   [Refereed]
Hiroto Omori, Satoru Hiroto, Youhei Takeda, Heike Fliegl, Satoshi Minakata, Hiroshi Shinokubo
Journal of the American Chemical Society      Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Przemyslaw Data, Masato Okazaki, Satoshi Minakata, Youhei Takeda
Journal of Materials Chemistry C      2019   [Refereed]
Pluczyk Sandra, Higginbotham Heather, Data Przemyslaw, Takeda Youhei, Minakata Satoshi
Electrochimica Acta   295 801-809   2019   [Refereed]
Youhei Takeda, Kaoru Shibuta, Shohei Aoki, Norimitsu Tohnai, Satoshi Minakata
Chemical Science      2019   [Refereed]
Youhei Takeda, Satoshi Minakata
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry      2019   [Refereed]
Yuhei Itai, Yuji Nishii, Patrycja Stachelek, Przemyslaw Data, Youhei Takeda, Satoshi Minakata, Masahiro Miura
The Journal of Organic Chemistry      Sep 2018   [Refereed]


Halogen Bonding: Departure from Crystal Engineering to Synthetic Organic Aspects
Takeda, Y.; Minakata, S.
Kagaku   68(8) 68-69   Jul 2013   [Invited]
Takeda, Y.
   Mar 2013   [Refereed][Invited]
Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
Synfacts      Jan 2011   [Invited]
Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
Synfacts      Jan 2011   [Invited]
Swager, T. M.; Takeda, Y.
Synfacts      Dec 2010   [Invited]

Books etc

Cutting-edge Technology in Fullerene Derivatives and Endohedral Fullerenes
Youhei Takeda, Satoshi Minakata (Part:Joint Work)
CMC Publishing Co., Ltd.   Apr 2014   ISBN:978-4-7813-0937-8

Conference Activities & Talks

Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-Cored Twisted Donor-Acceptor-Donor Triads: A Promising Platform for TADF, RTP, and Mechanochromic Luminescence
The 18th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds (ISNA-18)   23 Jul 2019   
Regio- and Stereo-controlled Ring-Opening Cross-Coupling of Aziridines Enabled by Pd Catalysis [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
The 99th CSJ Annual Spring Meeting   19 Mar 2019   
Development of Multi-photofunctional Organic Molecular Materials Driven by the Discovery of New Reaction and Molecular Scaffold [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
4 Mar 2019   
Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-Cored Donor-Acceptor-Donor Triads as Multifunctional Luminescent Materials [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
the Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference 2019 (PACCON 2019)   8 Feb 2019   
Conformation-Dictated Regulation of Luminescence Properties of Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-Cored Twisted Donor-Acceptor-Donor Triads [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
10th Singapore International Chemistry Conference (SICC10)   18 Dec 2018   
Conformation-Dictated Regulation of Luminescent Properties of TADF-Active Twisted Donor-Acceptor-Donor Triads in Solid States
π-System Figuration European-Japanese Workshop 2018   6 Nov 2018   
Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-Cored Twisted Donor-Acceptor-Donor Systems as Multi-functional Emissive Materials [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
Mini-Workshop, VNU University of Science   28 Mar 2018   
Dibnezo[a,j]phenazines (DBPHZs): Useful Scaffold for Multifunctional Luminescent Materials in Optoelectronics [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
The 5th Workshop on Organic Electronics and Nanophotonics (WOREN 2018)   12 Feb 2018   
Catalytic Regioselective and Stereospecific Ring-Opening Cross-Coupling of Aziridines: Useful Tools to Build Biologically Relevant Amine Scaffold [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
The 3rd Afric International Biotechnology & Biomedical Conference (AIBBC C2017)   15 Dec 2017   
Synthetic Toolboxes for Constructing Donor-Acceptor-Based Efficient TADF Materials [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
XXIInd International Krutyn Summer School (IKSS2017) ~State of the Art in Organic-only TADF OLEDs. From Theory to Applications~   26 May 2017   
Dibenzo[a,j]phenazine-Cored Perpendicularly Twisted Donor-Acceptor-Donor Systems as Value-Added Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) Materials [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
The 10th Japan-China Joint Symposium on Functional Supramolecular Architectures   17 May 2017   
Pd-Catalyzed Regioselective and Stereoinvertive Borylative Ring-Opening of Arylaziridines [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
1st Symposium for Young Chemists on Precisely Designed Catalysts   11 Nov 2016   
Aromatic-Fused Diketophosphanyl Compounds: New Entries to Phosphorus-Containing π-Conjugated Functional Materials [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
16th Baltic Polymer Symposium 2016 (BPS 2016)   22 Sep 2016   
Syntheses, Properties, and OLED Applications of Novel and Efficient Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) Molecules based on a U-Shaped D-A-D Scaffold: The Synergy of Chemistry and Physics [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
MAXIMISING THE RISC: The Inaugural Workshop on Thermally-Activated Delayed Fluorescence   16 Jun 2016   
The Recognition and Activation of Organic Compounds by the Utilization of Halogen Bonding in Solution [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
RESOLV Seminar at Ruhr University Bochum   3 Jun 2016   
Development of Novel Phosphorus-containing Functional π-Conjugated Systems [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
The Symposium of SAKURA Science Plan   4 Dec 2015   
Development of Novel Oxidative Transformations of Aromatic Amines Toward Efficient and Selective Construction of N-Containing π-Conjugated Compounds [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
CBC Seminar at Nanyang Technological University   27 Oct 2014   
Pd/NHC-Catalyzed Enantiospecific and Regioselective Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling of 2-Arylaziridines with Arylboronic Acids to Construct a Tertiary Stereogenic Center [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
XXVI International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC 2014) Post-Symposium in Osaka   19 Jul 2014   
Development of Novel Oxidative Transformations of Aromatic Amines Toward Selective Construction of N-Containing Conjugated Compounds [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
Seminar, University of Calgary, Calgary   9 Dec 2013   
Development of Novel Oxidative Transformations of Aromatic Amines Toward Selective Construction of N-Containing Conjugated Compounds [Invited]
Youhei Takeda
Seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology   5 Dec 2013   

Research Grants & Projects

Pi-Figuration of Functional Molecules based on Flexible Conformational Change
JSPS: pi-System Figuration: Control of Electron and Structural Dynamism for Innovative Functions
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): TAKEDA Youhei
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Jul 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): TAKEDA Youhei
Catalytic Transformations of Saturated Cyclic Amines through the Oxidative Addition of C-N Single Bond to Transition Metal Complexes as the Key Process
JSPS: Precise Formation of a Catalyst Having a Specified Field for Use in Extremely Difficult Substrate Conversion Reactions
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): TAKEDA Youhei
JSPS: Grant‐in‐Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): TAKEDA Youhei
stereospecific cross-coupling reaction oriented toward efficient synthesis of non-naturally occurring amino acids
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): TAKEDA Youhei


US9156938B2 : Compositions, Methods, and Systems Comprising Fluorous-soluble Polymers
Timothy M. Swager, Jeewoo Lim, Youhei Takeda