Yoshihiko Ito (1937-2006)
At Buergenstock (1993)
Yoshihiko Ito was born on 16 December in 1937 in Osaka and graduated Ichioka High School.
After entering Kyoto University, he specialized chemistry and received a Ph.D in organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Ryohei Oda in 1966.
Then, he joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the group headed by Prof. Takeo Saegusa at the department of synthetic chemistry of Kyoto University in 1966.
After doing Post-doctoral research work at UC San Diego with the late Prof. Teddy G. Traylor, he was promoted to associate professor in 1972 and to full professor in 1985.
After his retirement from Kyoto University in 2001, he moved to Kyoto Pharmaceutical University as a visiting professor and then in 2003 to Doshisha University where he continued research until he died of a heart attack on 23 December in 2006 at the age of 69.
A memorial symposium was held on 16 January, 2010, to commemorate him at Kyoto University, where Prof. Stuart Schreiber, Prof. Shigehiro Yamaguchi, and Prof. Ryoji Noyori kindly dedicated their heartwarming lectures.
Now he is buried in Ž‡‰_•æ’n (Purple cloud cemetery) of ‹à‰úŒõ–¾Ž› (Kurodani) with his wife, Reiko Ito who died on 25 June in 2008 at the age of 65.
- List of Dedicated Publications
- Less Cited Yet Cool Articles
- A New Preparation of Imidazolidinylidene Palladium(II) Complexes (332nd)
Yoshihiko Ito, Toshikazu Hirao, Kenji Tsubata and Takeo Saegusa
Tetrahedron Lett. 1978, 18, 1535-1538.
- A Novel Conjugate Hydrocyanation with TiCl4-tert-Butyl isocyanide (205th)
Yoshihiko Ito, Hidehito Kato, Hiroshi Imai, and Takeo Saegusa
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1982, 104, 6449-6450.
- Reaction of o-Xylylene Halides with Copper-Isonitrile Complex. o-Xylylene Intermediate (198th)
Yoshihiko Ito, Kazuya Yonezawa, and Takeo Saegusa
J. Org. Chem. 1974, 39, 2769-2773.
- For more comprehensive list of his papers, click here
(Several papers in 1971-1974 of Synthetic Communications, in 1970 of Synthesis, and in 1966 of Nihon Kagaku Zasshi are not included due to the absence of registration at Thomson Reuters.
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