(177) “Precise one-pot synthesis of fully conjugated end-functionalized star polymers containing poly(fluorene-2,7- vinylene) (PFV) arms”
K. Nomura, T. Haque, T. Miwata, A. Inagaki, K. Takamizu
Polym. Chem., 6, 380-388 (2015). Backside cover

(178) “Ethylene polymerisation and ethylene/norbornene copolymerisation by aryloxo-modified vanadium(V) complexes containing 2,6-difluoro-, dichloro-phenylimido complexes”
N. Diteepeng, X. Tang, X. Hou, Y.-S. Li, K. Phomphrai, K. Nomura
Dalton Trans., 44, 12273-12281 (2015). Special issue (invited submission). Earth abundant element compounds in homogeneous catalysis

(179) “(Arylimido)vanadium(V)-alkylidene complexes containing fluorinated aryloxo, alkoxo ligands for fast living ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), Highly cis-specific ROMP”
X. Hou, K. Nomura
J. Am. Chem. Soc.137, 4662–4665 (2015).

(180) “Synthesis and structural analysis of half-titanocenes containing 1,3-imidazolidin-2-iminato ligands: Effect of ligand substituents in ethylene (co)polymerization”
K. Nomura, H. Fukuda, H. Matsuda, S. Katao, S. Patamma
J. Organomet. Chem., 798, 375-383 (2015). Special issue (invited submission). Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization of Olefins

(181) “Synthesis of titanium complexes containing amine triphenolate ligand of the type, [TiX{(O-2,4-R2C6H2)-6-CH2}3N], and the Ti-Al hetero-bimetallic complexes with AlMe3: Effect of terminal donor ligand in ethylene polymerization”
K. Nomura, U. Tewasekson, Y. Takii
Organometallics, 34, 3272-3281 (2015).

(182) “Synthesis of half-titanocenes containing 1,3-imidazolidin-2-iminato ligands of type, Cp*TiCl2[1,3-R2(CH2N)2C=N]: Highly active catalyst precursors in ethylene (co)polymerisation”
K. Nomura, S. Patamma, H. Matsuda, S. Katao, K. Tsutsumi, H. Fukuda
RSC Advances, 5, 64503-64513 (2015).

(183) “Time-resolved fluorescence spectra in the end-functionalized conjugated triblock copolymers consisting of poly(fluorene vinylene) and oligo(phenylene vinylene): Proposal of dynamical distortion in the excited state”
M. Asano, D. Kagota, H. Tahmina, M. Koinuma, A. Inagaki, K. Nomura
Macromolecules, 48, 6233–6240 (2015).

(184) “Synthesis and structural analysis of tungsten-carbonyl dimers bridged with oligo(2,5-dialkoxy-1,4-phenylene vinylene)s through pyridine coordination”
S. Yorsaeng, K. Tsutsumi, B. Kitiyanan, K. Nomura
Dalton Trans., 44, 16728–16736 (2015). Backside Cover

(185) “Synthesis of well-defined oligo(2,5-dialkoxy-1,4-phenylene vinylene)s with chiral end groups: Unique helical aggregations induced by the chiral chain ends”
S. Yorsaeng, Y. Kato, K. Tsutsumi, A. Inagaki, B. Kitiyanan, M. Fujiki, K. Nomura
Chem. Eur. J., Commun., 21, 16764-16768 (2015).


(186) “Catalytic one-pot synthesis of end-functionalized poly(9,9’-di-n-octyl-fluorene vinylene)s by acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization using ruthenium-carbene catalysts”
T. Miyashita, K. Nomura
Macromolecules, 49, 518-526 (2016).

(187) “Copolymerizations of norbornene, tetracyclododecene with α-olefins by half-titanocene catalysts: Efficient synthesis of highly transparent, thermal resistance polymers”
W. Zhao, K. Nomura
Macromolecules, 49, 59-70 (2016).

(188) “Synthesis of ultrahigh molecular weight polymers by homopolymerisation of higher α-olefins catalysed by aryloxo-modified half-titanocenes”
K. Nomura, S. Pengoubol, W. Apisuk
RSC Advances6, 16203-16207 (2016).

(189) “Synthesis and structural analysis of Zr-Al hetero-bimetallic complexes, [ZrX{(O-2,4-tBu2C6H2-6-CH2)3(μ2-O-2,4-tBu2-C6H2-6-CH2)}N][R2Al(μ2-OiPr)] [X = Cl, Et, iBu; R = Me, Et, iBu]. Unique reactivity of the iBu complex”
U. Tewasekson, K. Tsutsumi, K. Nomura
Organometallics, 35, 866 (2016).

(190) “Efficient introduction of aromatic vinyl group by incorporation of divinylbiphenyl, p-divinylbenzene in syndiospecific styrene polymerization using aryloxo-modified half-titanocene catalysts”
W. Apisuk, K. Nomura
J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 54, 1902-1907 (2016). Cover article

(191) “Efficient synthesis of cyclic olefin copolymers with high glass transition temperatures by ethylene copolymerization with tetracyclododecene (TCD) using (tert-BuC5H4)TiCl2(N=CtBu2) – MAO catalyst”
W. Apisuk, H. Ito, K. Nomura
J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 54, 2662-2667 (2016). Cover article

(192) “Synthesis of (imido)vanadium(V) dichloride complexes containing anionic N-heterocyclic carbenes that contain a weakly coordinating borate moiety: New MAO-free ethylene polymerization catalysts”
A. Igarashi, E. L. Kolychev, M. Tamm, K. Nomura
Organometallics, 35, 1778-1784 (2016). Most Read Article

(193) “One-pot synthesis of end-functionalized conjugated polymers by combined acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization with Wittig-type coupling”
T. Miyashita, A. Inagaki, K. Nomura
J. Jpn. Petrol. Inst., 59, 197-203 (2016). Special issue (invited submission).

(194) “Efficient norbornene (NBE) incorporation in ethylene/NBE copolymerization by half-titanocene catalysts containing chlorinated aryloxo ligands”
W. Zhao, Q. Yan, K. Tsutsumi, K. Nomura
Organometallics, 35, 1895-1905 (2016). (W. Zhao and Q. Yan: equal contribution as the first author)

(195) “Ring-opening metathesis polymerization of cyclic olefins by (arylimido)vanadium(V)-alkylidenes: Highly active, thermally robust cis specific polymerization”
X. Hou, K. Nomura
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 11840–11849 (2016).

(196) “Synthesis of (imido)niobium(V)-alkylidene complexes that exhibit high catalytic activities for metathesis polymerization of cyclic olefins and internal alkynes”
K. Wised, K. Nomura
Organometallics (Communication), 35, 2773–2777 (2016).

(197) “Cross metathesis of methyl oleate (MO) with terminal, internal olefins by ruthenium catalysts: Factors affecting the efficient MO conversion and the selectivity”
N. W. Awang, K. Tsutsumi, B. Huštáková, S. F. M. Yusoff, K. Nomura, B. M. Yamin
RSC Advances, 6, 100925-100930 (2016).


(198) “Synthesis and structural analysis of niobium(V) complexes containing amine triphenolate ligands of the type, [NbCl(X)(O-2,4-R2C6H2-6-CH2)3N] (R = Me, tBu; X = Cl, CF3SO3), and their use in catalysis for ethylene polymerization”
T. Omiya, N. Srisupap, K. Wised, K. Tsutsumi, K. Nomura
Polyhedron, 125, 9-17 (2017).  Special issue, Tridentate and tetradentate tripodal ligands (invited submission).

(199) “Synthesis of (adamantylimido)vanadium(V) dimethyl complex containing (2-anilidomethyl)pyridine ligand and selected reactions: Exploring the oxidation state of the catalytically active species in ethylene dimerization”
K. Nomura, T. Mitsudome, A. Igarashi, G. Nagai, K. Tsutsumi, T. Ina, T. Omiya, H. Takaya, S. Yamazoe
Organometallics, 36, 530-542 (2017).

(200) “Effects of end-groups on photophysical properties of poly(9,9-di-n-octyl-fluorene-2,7-vinylene)s linked with metalloporphyrins: Synthesis and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy”
Y. Fushimi, M. Koinuma, Y. Yasuda, K. Nomura, M. S. Asano
Macromolecules, 50, 1803-1814 (2017).

(201) “Synthesis of poly(arylene vinylene)s containing different end groups by combined acyclic diene metathesis polymerization with Wittig-type coupling”
T. Miyashita, M. Kunisawa, S. Sueki, K. Nomura
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 5288-5293 (2017). (T. Miyashita and M. Kunisawa: equal contribution as the first author) Inside Backcover Article (Highlight)

(202) “Ring opening metathesis polymerization of norbornene or tetracyclododecene with cyclooctene by using (arylmido)vanadium(V)-alkylidene catalyst”
S. Chaimongkolkunasin, X. Hou, K. Nomura,
J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem., accepted. Special issue, celebrating Prof. Grubbs 75th birthday.

(203) “ Facile, efficient synthesis of star shaped π-conjugated systems by combined olefin metathesis with Wittig-type coupling”
T. Fujio, T. Miwata, M. Takase, S. Sueki, K. Nomura
J. Chin. Chem. Soc. accepted.  中國化学会(台北)  Special issue, International Symposium on Catalysis and Fine Chemicals 2016 (C&FC2016)

(204) “Effect of Al cocatalyst in ethylene and ethylene/norbornene (Co)polymerization by (imido)vanadium dichloride complexes containing anionic N-heterocyclic carbenes having weakly coordinating borate moiety”
G. Nagai, T. Mitsudome, K. Tsutsumi, S. Sueki, T. Ina, M. Tamm, K. Nomura
J. Jpn. Petrol. Inst., 60, 256-262 (2017). Special issue (invited submission).

(205) “Synthesis and structural analysis of palladium(II) complexes containing neutral or anionic C2-symmetric bis(oxazoline) ligands: Effects of substituents in the 5 position”
Ken Tsutsumi, Koji Itagaki, K. Nomura
ACS Omega, 2, 3886-3990 (2017).

(206) “Effects of terthiophene as the end-groups in triblock copolymers consisting of poly(fluorene vinylene) and oligo(phenylene vinylene): Time-resolved fluorescence and its anisotropy”
M. S. Asano, Y. Yasuda, D. Kagota, T. Haque, K. Nomura
J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 349, 18-24 (2017).

(207) “Cis Specific chain transfer ring-opening metathesis polymerization using a vanadium(V)-alkylidene catalyst for efficient synthesis of end-functionalized polymers”
K. Nomura, X. Hou
Organometallics (Communication), 36, 4103-4106 (2017).

(208) “Vanadium NMR chemical shifts of (imido)Vanadium(V) dichloride complexes with imidazolin-2-iminato and imidazolidin-2-iminato ligands: A cooperation with quantum-chemical calculations and multiple linear regression analyses”
J. Yi, W. Yang, W.-H. Sun, K. Nomura, M. Hada
J. Phys. Chem. A, 121, 9099-9105 (2017).

(209) “Synthesis, structural analysis of (imido)vanadium dichloride complexes containing 2-(2’-benz-imidazolyl)pyridine ligands: Effect of Al cocatalyst for efficient ethylene (co)polymerization”
K. Nomura, M. Oshima, T. Mitsudome, H. Harakawa, P. Hao, K. Tsutsumi, G. Nagai, T. Ina, H. Takaya, W.-H. Sun, S. Yamazoe
ACS Omega, 2, 8660-8673 (2017).


(210) “Ethylene copolymerization with 4-methylcyclohexene, 1-methylcyclopentene by half-titanocene catalysts: Effect of ligands and microstructural analysis of the copolymers”
H. Harakawa, S. Patamma, A. Boccia, L. Boggioni, D. Ferro, S. Losio, K Nomura, I. Tritto
Macromolecules, 51, accepted (2018).