Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds (2008-)

β-Amination of Saturated Nitriles through Palladium-Catalyzed Dehydrogenation/1,4-Addition/Re-dehydrogenation”

Synthesis of 4-Quinolones through Nickel-Catalyzed Intramolecular Amination on the β-Carbon of o-(N-Alkylamino)propiophenones”

Satoshi Ueno, Ryosuke Shimizu, Ryohei Maeda, Ryoichi Kuwano, Synlett23, 1639–1642 (2012).

"Transformation of α-Substituted Propanols to γ-Amino Alcohols through Nickel-Catalyzed Amination on the Terminal γ-Carbon of Propanols"

Satoshi Ueno, Kazumi Usui, and Ryoichi Kuwano, Synlett, 1303–1307 (2011).

“Nickel-Catalyzed Formation of a Carbon–Nitrogen Bond at the β-Position of Saturated Ketones”

Satoshi Ueno, Ryosuke Shimizu, and Ryoichi Kuwano, AngewChem.121, 4613–4615 (2009); Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 4543–4545 (2009).

(Highlighted in SYNFACT and in Speciality Chemicals Magazine: February 2010 Chemistry Corner)