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Recent Publications


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​Original Papers and Reviews


• K. Ono, T. Ishikawa, S. Masano, K. Goto

“Reversible Adsorption of Ammonia in the Crystalline Solid of a CO2H-Functionalized Cyclic Oligophenylene ”

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 146, in press (2024).



• K. Goto, R. Kimura, R. Masuda, T. Karasaki, S. Sase

Demonstration of the Formation of a Selenocysteine Selenenic Acid through Hydrolysis of a Selenocysteine Selenenyl Iodide Utilizing a Protective Molecular Cradle

Molecules, 28, 7972 (2023).

(Invited paper)

(Hot Paper) (Inside Cover)


• R. Masuda, S. Kuwano, K. Goto

“Modeling Selenoprotein Se-Nitrosation: Synthesis of a Se-Nitrososelenocysteine with Persistent Stability”

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 14514184–14189 (2023).


(JACS Spotlights) (Supplementary Cover)

• K. Ono, K. Sawanaga, S. Onodera, H. Kawai, K. Goto

“Structural Interconversion Based on Intramolecular Boroxine Formation”

Chem. Eur. J.  2023, 29, e202300995.

(Hot Paper) (Inside Cover)

• K. Goto, T. Sano, R. Masuda, S. Otaka, R. Kimura, S. Sase, and S. Kuwano

"Stable Cysteine Sulfenic Acid: Synthesis by Direct Oxidation of a Thiol, Crystallographic Analysis, and Elucidation of Reactivities" 

Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon, Relat. Elem., 198, 466–470, (2023). DOI: 10.1080/10426507.2023.2195650


• S. Kuwano, E. Takahashi, J. Kikushima, S. Sase, and K. Goto

"Efficient Oxyselenation and Aminoselenation Utilizing a Selenenyl Iodide Based on the Characteristic Thermodynamics of Its Reaction with Olefins" 

New J. Chem., 47, 9569–9574, (2023). DOI: 10.1039/D2NJ06346H


• R. Masuda, S. Kuwano, S. Sase, M. Bortoli, A. Madabeni, L. Orian, and K. Goto

"Model Study on the Catalytic Cycle of Glutathione Peroxidase Utilizing Selenocysteine-Containing Tripeptides: Elucidation of the Protective Bypass Mechanism Involving Selenocysteine Selenenic Acids" 

(BCSJ Award), (Front Cover)


• 鍬野 哲, 後藤 敬

"システインスルフェン酸を捕まえる -化学プローブを用いた高反応性化学種の検出"

化学, 77, 70-71 (2022).

• R. Masuda, and K. Goto

"Modeling of selenocysteine-derived reactive intermediates utilizing a nano-sized molecular cavity as a protective cradle" 

Methods in Enzymology, 662, 331 (2022).

• S. Kuwano, E. Takahashi, K. Ebisawa, Y. Ishikawa, S. Sase, and K. Goto

"Oxyselenation and aminoselenation of alkenes utilizing an isolable seleneyl iodide" 

 Mendeleev Commun., 32, 80 (2022).


• A. Shimizu, R. Tobe, R. Aono, M. Inoue, S. Hagita, K. Kiriyama, Y. Toyotake, T. Ogawa, T. Kurihara, K. Goto, N. T. Prakash, and   H. Mihara

"Initial Step of Selenite Reduction via Thioredoxin for Bacterial Selenoprotein Biosynthesis" 

Int. J. Mol. Sci., 22, 10965 (2021).

• R. Masuda, S. Kuwano, and K. Goto

"Late-Stage Functionalization of the Periphery of Oligophenylene Dendrimers with Various Arene Units via Fourfold C-H Borylation"



• R. Masuda, R. Kimura, T. Karasaki, S. Sase, and K. Goto

"Modeling the Catalytic Cycle of Glutathione Peroxidase by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Analysis of Selenocysteine Selenic Acids"


• T. Sano, R. Masuda, S. Sase, and K. Goto

"Isolable small-molecule cysteine sulfenic acid"



"Model study on trapping of protein selenenic acids by utilizing a stable synthetic congener"

(Front Cover)

• S. Sase, R. Kimura, R. Masuda, and K. Goto

New J. Chem.43, 6830 (2019).


"Modeling of Biologically Relevant Chemical Transformations Involving Thionitrates"

• S. Sase and K. Goto

Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon, Relat. Elem.194, 771 (2019).


• G. N. George, I. J. Pickering, J. J. H. Cotelesage, L. I. Vogt, N. V. Dolgova, N. Regneir, D. Sokaras, T. Kroll, E. Y. Sneeden, M. J. Hackett, K. Goto, and E. Block

 Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon, Relat. Elem.194, 618 (2019).

"Visualizing Sulfur with X-rays: From Molecules to Tissues"



• E. Block, B. Dethier, B. Bechand, J. J.H. Cotelesage, G. N. George, K. Goto, E. M. Rengifo, I. J. Pickering, R. Sheridan, E. Sneeden, and L. Vogt

"Ajothiolanes: 3,4-Dimethylthiolane Natural Products from Garlic (Allium sativum)"

 J. Agric. Food Chem., 66, 10193 (2018) .


• T. Sano, K. Shimada, Y. Aoki, T. Kawashima, S. Sase, and K. Goto


"Modeling of the Bioactivation of an Organic Nitrate by a Thiol to Form a Thionitrate Intermediate"

 Molecules, 22, 19 (2017) .

​• K. Goto

"The Concept of Preorganization"​

In Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, J. L. Atwood (ed.) vol 1, pp61-71 (2017).​

• E. Sneeden, M. Hackett, J. Cotelesage, R. Prince, M. Barney, K. Goto, E. Block, I. Pickering, and G. George

"Photochemically-Generated Thiyl Free Radicals Observed by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy"

J. Am. Chem. Soc.139, 11519-11526 (2017).



• S. Sase, R. Kakimoto, and K. Goto

"Synthesis of a Stable Selenoaldehyde (RCH=Se) by Self-Catalyzed Thermal Dehydration of a Primary-Alkyl-Substituted Selenenic Acid (RCH2SeOH)"

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 54, 901-904 (2015).

(Inside Cover)


​• S. Sase, M. Hashimoto, and K. Goto

"Oxygen-Atom-Transfer Reactions of a Pd(II) Peroxocarbonate Complex"

Chem. Lett., 44, 157-159 (2015).


• M. Ishihara, N. Abe, S. Sase, and K. Goto

"Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivities of a Stable Primary-Alkyl-Substituted Sulfenic Acid"

Chem. Lett., 44, 615-617 (2015).


• S. Paria, T. Ohta, U. Morimoto, T. Ogura, H. Sugimoto, N. Fujieda, K. Goto, T. Suzuki, and S. Itoh

"Generation, Characterization, and Reactivity of a CuII-alkylperoxide/anilino-radical Complex: Insight into the O-O Bond Cleavage Mechanism"

 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 10870-10873 (2015).


• S. Sase, R. Kakimoto, R. Kimura, and K. Goto

"Synthesis of a Stable Primary-Alkyl-Substituted Selenenyl Iodide and Its Hydrolytic Conversion to the Corresponding Selenenic Acid"

Molecules20, 21415-21420 (2015).


 Y. Domoto, S. Sase, and K. Goto

"Efficient End-Capping Synthesis of Neutral Donor-Acceptor [2]Rotaxanes under Additive-Free and Mild Conditions"

Chem. - Eur. J., 20, 15998-16005 (2014).


• S. Sase, Y. Ikehara, and K. Goto

"Chloro-(η6-p-cymene)-{3-[3,5-bis(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-1,2-phenylene]-1-(2,6,2"6"-tetramethyl-1,1':3',1"-terphenyl-5'-yl)imidazol-2-ylidene}-ruthenium(II) benzene disolvate"

Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E, 70, m394 (2014).

• K. Goto

"Synergy of Reactivity and Stability in Nanoscale Molecular Architectures"

"Modeling the Catalytic Cycle of Glutathione Peroxidase by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Analysis  Selenocysteine Selenic Acids"


• K. Goto, S. Yoshikawa, T. Ideue, and S. Sase

"Transnitrosation from a stable thionitrate to an amine with concomitant formation of a sulfenic acid"

 J. Sulfur Chem., 34, 705-710 (2013).



• S. Sase, K. Ebisawa, and K. Goto

"Iodide-Promoted Deselenylation of β-Chloro- and β-Oxyselenides to Form Alkenes and Selenenyl Iodides"

Chem. Lett., 41, 766-768 (2012).


• Y. Kobayashi, K. Ohkubo, T. Nomura, M. Kubo, N. Fujieda, H. Sugimoto, S. Fukuzumi, K. Goto, T. Ogura, and S. Itoh

"Copper(I)-Dioxygen Reactivity in a Sterically Demanding Tripodal Tetradentate tren Ligand: Formation and Reactivity of a Mononuclear Copper(II) End-On Superoxo Complex"

 Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 4574.



• E. Mieda, T. Sasamori, S. Sase, K. Goto, and N. Tokitoh

"Formation of a Unique Fluorosilene-KF Complex Bearing Bulky Substituents"

Chem. Lett., 40, 196-197 (2011).


• S. Sase, Y. Aoki, N. Abe, and K. Goto

"Syntheses of Biologically-relevant Reactive Sulfur Species by Utilizing a Primary Alkyl Steric Protection Group"

Phosphorus, Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 186, 1255-1258 (2011).

• 後藤 敬


SIS Lett., 12, 2-11 (2011).

• 後藤 敬


化学と教育, 59, 604-605 (2011).


• K. Goto, D. Sonoda, K. Shimada, S. Sase, and T. Kawashima

"Modeling of the 5'-Deiodination of Thyroxine by Iodothyronine Deiodinase: Chemical Corroboration of a Selenenyl Iodide Intermediate"

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 49, 545-547 (2010).


• K. Goto, A. Fukushima, and T. Kawashima


 Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E, 66, o20 (2010). 

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• K. Suwa, J. Otsuki, and K. Goto

"Photo- and Thermal Isomerization of Shuttlecock- and Bowl-Equipped Phenylazopyridines"

 J. Phys. Chem. A114, 884-890 (2010).


• Y. Domoto, K. Saruhashi, A. Fukushima, S. Sase, K. Goto, and T. Kawashima

"Synthesis and Properties of Pentacoordinated Phenoxysilane and Carboxysilanes with Intramolecular Nitrogen-Silicon Coordination"

Phosphorus, Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 185, 1221-1229 (2010).​

• Y. Domoto, A. Fukushima, Y. Kasuga, S. Sase, K. Goto, and T. Kawashima

"Catalyst-free Syntheses of [2]Rotaxanes Utilizing a Pentacoordinated Hydrosilane as an End-capping Agent"

Org. Lett., 12, 2586-2589 (2010).

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