Jun‐ichi Yoshida, Emeritus at Kyoto University, Japan, passed away on September 14, 2019. Yoshida’s research focused on synthetic organic chemistry. His research interests included integrated organic synthesis based on the control of reactive intermediates, the electrochemistry of organic compounds, organometallic reactions, and microreactors.
Jun-ichi Yoshida was born on November 13, 1952. He studied chemistry at Kyoto University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1982 under the supervision of Makoto Kumada. He then was a postdoctoral researcher with Barry M. Trost at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. Yoshida served as Assistant Professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, until 1985. He then moved to Osaka City University, Japan, as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992. From 1994 until his retirement in 2018, he was Professor of Organic Chemistry at Kyoto University.
Among other honors, Yoshida received the Progress Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, in 1987, the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Creative Work in 2001, the Nagoya Silver Medal in 2006, and the Humboldt Research Award in 2007.
- Flash chemistry: flow chemistry that cannot be done in batch,
Jun-ichi Yoshida, Yusuke Takahashi, Aiichiro Nagaki,
Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 9896–9904.
- Polymer-Bound Pyrene-4,5,9,10-tetraone for Fast-Charge and -Discharge Lithium-Ion Batteries with High Capacity,
Toshiki Nokami, Takahiro Matsuo, Yuu Inatomi, Nobuhiko Hojo, Takafumi Tsukagoshi, Hiroshi Yoshizawa, Akihiro Shimizu, Hiroki Kuramoto, Kazutomo Komae, Hiroaki Tsuyama, Jun-ichi Yoshida,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 19694–19700.
- Green and Sustainable Chemical Synthesis Using Flow Microreactors,
Jun-ichi Yoshida, Heejin Kim, Aiichiro Nagaki,
ChemSusChem 2011, 4, 331–340.
- Flash chemistry: flow microreactor synthesis based on high-resolution reaction time control,
Chem. Rec. 2010, 10, 332–341.
- Flash Chemistry: Fast Chemical Synthesis by Using Microreactors,
Jun-ichi Yoshida, Aiichiro Nagaki, Takeshi Yamada,
Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 7450–7459.
- Modern Strategies in Electroorganic Synthesis,
Jun-ichi Yoshida, Kazuhide Kataoka, Roberto Horcajada, Aiichiro Nagaki,
Chem. Rev. 2008, 108, 2265–2299.