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Asymmetric Phase-Transfer Catalysis.
S. Shirakawa, S. A. Moteki, K. Maruoka, Modern Tools for the Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Molecules, 213-242 (2012).

Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of 3-Substituted Proline Derivatives by Using Phase-Transfer-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition.
Y. Liu, A. Usui, S. Shirakawa, K. Maruoka, Asian. J. Org. Chem., 1, 180-186 (2012).

In Situ Preparation of Chiral Bifunctional Catalysts and their Application to Asymmetric Michael Addition Reactions.
S. A. Moteki, P. G. Kirira, S. Arimitsu, K. Maruoka, Asian J. Org. Chem. 1, 26-29, (2012).

Powerful Amino Diol Catalyst for Effecting the Direct Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Aldehydes to Acrylates.

T. Kano, F. Shirozu, M. Akakura, K. Maruoka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 16068 (2012).

Designer Chiral Phase-transfer Catalysts for Green Sustainable Chemistry.
K. Maruoka, Pure and Appl. Chem., 84, 1575 (2012).

The Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Aldol Reaction of α-Substituted Nitroacetates with Aqueous Formaldehyde under Base-free Neutral Phase-transfer Conditions.
S. Shirakawa, K. Ota, S. J. Terao, K. Maruoka, Org. Biomol. Chem., 10, 5753 (2012).

Axially Chiral Dicarboxylic Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric Semipinacol Rearrangement of Cyclic β-Hydroxy-α-diazo Esters.
T. Hashimoto, S. Isobe, C. K. A. Callens, K. Maruoka, Tetrahedron, 68, 7630 (2012).

Molecular Recognition of Ketomalonates by Asymmetric Aldol Reaction of Aldehydes with Secondary-amine Organocatalysts.
T. Kano, S. Song, K. Maruoka, Chem. Commun., 48, 7037 (2012).

A Catalytic Asymmetric Ugi-type Reaction With Acyclic Azomethine Imines.
T. Hashimoto, H. Kimura, Y. Kawamata, K. Maruoka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 7279 (2012).

Kinetically Controlled One-Pot Formation of DEFGH-Rings of Type B Physalins through Domino-Type Transformations.
M. Morita, G. Hirai, M. Ohkubo, H. Koshino, D. Hashizume, K. Maruoka, M. Sodeoka, Org. Lett., 14, 3434 (2012).

New Neutral Reaction System with Crown Ether-KCl Complexes in Aqueous Solution.
S. Shirakawa, L. Wang, A. Kasai, K. Maruoka, Chem.-Eur. J., 18, 8588 (2012).

New Chiral Phase-transfer Catalysts Possessing a 6,6'-Bridged Ring on the Biphenyl Unit: Application to the Synthesis of α,α-Dialkyl-α-amino Acids.
Y. Kubota, S. Shirakawa, T. Inoue, K. Maruoka, Tetrahedron Lett., 53, 3739 (2012).

Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Vicinal Diamines by Organocatalytic Asymmetric Mannich Reaction of N-Protected Aminoacetaldehydes: Formal Synthesis of (-)-Agelastatin A.
T. Kano, R. Sakamoto, M. Akakura, K. Maruoka, J. Am. Chem. Soc ., 134, 7516 (2012).

Efficient Asymmetric Synthesis of a Bicyclic Amino Acid as a Core Structure of Telaprevir.
S. Shirakawa, Y. Liu, A. Usui, K. Maruoka, ChemCatChem., 4, 980 (2012).

Asymmetric phase-transfer reactions proceeded under neutral conditions: feasibility of a reaction system closer to in-vivo reaction system.
S. Shirakawa, K. Maruoka, Kagaku, 67, 18 (2012).

Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Axially Chiral o-Iodoanilides by Phase-Transfer Catalyzed Alkylations.
S. Shirakawa, K. Liu, K. Maruoka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 916 (2012).

An Achiral-Acid-Induced Switch in the Enantioselectivity of a Chiral cis-Diamine-Based Organocatalyst for Asymmetric Aldol and Mannich Reactions.
S. A. Moteki, J. Han, S. Arimitsu, M. Akakura, K. Nakayama, K. Maruoka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 1187 (2012).

Highly Diastereo- and Enantioselective Mannich Reactions of Synthetically Flexible Ketimines with Secondary Amine Organocatalysts.
T. Kano, S. Song, Y. Kubota, K. Maruoka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 1191 (2012).