Dr. Shin A. Moteki

Assistant Professor

Office: 109B Spencer Hall
Phone: (816) 235-5885
Fax: (816) 235-5502
E-mail: motekis@umkc.edu

Education and Experience

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2008)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Kyoto University (Japan) (2008 – 2009)
Project Specific Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kyoto University (2009 – 2014)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2014 – present).

Research Interests

Nanozyme
Material Chemistry (Catalysis)
Drug Delivery
Chemical Biology

Selected Publications

Moteki, Shin A.; Usui, Asuka; Selvakumar, Sermadurai; Maruoka, Keiji; “Direct generation of acyl radicals from branched aldehydes by hypervalent iodine (III) catalyst under photolysis: successful trapping with electron deficient olefins” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53(41), 11060-11064.
Moteki, Shin A.; Usui, Asuka; Zhang, Tiexin; Solorio Alvarado, Cesar R.; Maruoka, Keiji; “Site-selective oxidation of unactivated C(sp3)-H bonds with hypervalent iodine(III) reagents” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52(33), 8657-8660.
Moteki, Shin A.; Han, Jianwei; Arimitsu, Satoru; Akakura, Matsujiro; Nakayama, Keiji; Maruoka, Keiji, “An achiral-acid-induced switch in the enantioselectivity of a chiral cis-diamine-based organocatalyst for asymmetric Aldol and Mannich reactions” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51(5), 1187-1190.
Moteki, Shin A.; Xu, Senmiao; Arimitsu, Satoru; Maruoka, Keiji; “Design of structurally rigid trans-diamine-based Tf-amide organocatalysts with a dihydroanthracene framework for asymmetric conjugate additions of heterosubstituted aldehydes to vinyl sulfones” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132(48), 17074-17076.
Moteki, Shin A. and Takacs, James M.; “Exploiting self-assembly for ligand scaffold optimization: “substrate-tailored” ligands for catalytic asymmetric hydroboration” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 894-897.