Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue



Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research interests of Professor Shigeyoshi Inoue (b. 1980) focus on the synthesis, characterization and reactivity investigation of compounds containing low-valent main group elements (Group 13, 14 and 15 elements) with unusual structures and unique electronic properties, with the goal of finding novel applications. A particular emphasis is laid on low-coordinate silicon compounds.
Professor Inoue studied at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and carried out his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Akira Sekiguchi, obtaining his PhD in 2008. After working as a Humboldt postdoctoral research fellow and a JSPS postdoctoral fellow with Professor Matthias Drieß at TU Berlin, in 2010 he established an independent research group at the same university within the framework of the Sofja Kovalevskaja program. In 2015 he was appointed W2-tenure track professor for silicon chemistry at TUM


    • The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (2015)
    • ERC Starting Grant (2014)
    • Research Award of the Dr. Otto Röhm-Gedächtnisstiftung (2014)
    • ADUC-Young Investigator Award (2011)
    • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (2010)

    Key Publications

    Franz D, Szilvási T, Irran E, Inoue S: "A monotopic aluminum telluride with an Al=Te double bond stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes". Nature Commun. 2015; 6: 10037-10042.


    Ahmad SU, Szilvási T, Irran E, Inoue S: “An NHC-Stabilized Silicon Analogue of Acylium Ion: Synthesis, Structure, Reactivity, and Theoretical Studies“. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015; 137(17): 5828-5836.


    Franz D, Irran E, Inoue S: “Isolation of Three-coordinate Boron Cation with a Boron–Sulfur Double Bond“. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014; 53(51): 14264-14268.


    Inoue S, Eisenhut C: “A Dihydrodisilene Transition Metal Complex from an NHC-Stabilized Silylene Monohydride“. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013; 135(49): 18315-18318.


    Breit NC, Szilvási T, Suzuki T, Gallego D, Inoue S: “From a Zwitterionic Phosphasilene to Base Stabilized Silyliumylidene-Phosphide and Bis(silylene) Complexes“. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013; 135(47): 17958-17968.