(229) “Time-dependent DFT study of K-edge spectra for vanadium and titanium complexes: Effects of chloride ligands on pre-edge features”
J. Yi, N. Nakatani, K. Nomura, M. Hada
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.22, 674-682 (2020).

(230) “Synthesis of ultrahigh molecular weight polymers containing reactive functionality with low PDIs by polymerizations of long-chain α-olefins in the presence of their nonconjugated dienes by Cp*TiMe2(O-2,6-iPr2C6H3)–borate catalyst”
K. Nomura, S. Pengoubol, W. Apisuk
Polymers12, 3 (2020).  Special issue “Catalytic Polymerization” dedicated to Prof. Tritto.

(231) “(Arylimido)niobium(V)-alkylidenes, Nb(CHSiMe3)(NAr)[OC(CF3)3](PMe3)2, that enable to proceed living metathesis polymerization of internal alkynes”
I. Izawa, K. Nomura
Macromolecules53, 5266-5279 (2020).

(232) “Cis-Specific ring opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP) of cyclic olefins by (pentafluorophenylimido)vanadium(V)-alkylidene,V(CHSiMe3)(NC6F5)[OC(CF3)3](PMe3)2
K. Nomura, S. Chaimongkolkunasin
Catal. Sci. Technol.10, 5840-5846 (2020).  Inside back cover article

(233) “Synthesis of bio-based long chain polyesters by acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization and tandem hydrogenation, and depolymerization with ethylene”
K. Nomura, P. Chaijaroen, M. M. Abdellatif
ACS Omega5, 18301-18312 (2020).

(234) “Phenoxide-modified half-titanocenes supported on star-shaped ROMP polymers as efficient catalyst precursors for ethylene copolymerization”
Z. Sun, P. Unruean, H. Aoki, B. Kitiyanan, K. Nomura
Organometallics39, 2998-3009 (2020). Front cover article (Editor invitation)

(235) “Synthesis of cyclic olefin copolymers (COCs) by ethylene copolymerisations with cyclooctene, cycloheptene, and with tricyclo[,7)]undeca-4-ene: Effect of cyclic monomer structures on thermal properties”
H. Harakawa, M. Okabe, K. Nomura
Polym. Chem., 11, 5590-5600 (2020). Backside cover article 

(236) “Effect of SiMe3, SiEt3 para-substituents for exhibiting high activity, introduction of hydroxy group in ethylene copolymerization catalyzed by phenoxide-modified half-titanocenes”
S. Kitphaitun, Q. Yan, K. Nomura
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.59, 23072-23076 (2020).  

(237) “Synthesis, structural analysis of four coordinate (arylimido)Niobium(V) dimethyl complexes containing phenoxide ligand: MAO-Free ethylene polymerization by the cationic Nb(V)–methyl complex”
K. Koide, J. Yi, M. Kuboki, S. Yamazoe, N. Nakatani, K. Nomura
Organometallics39, 3742-3758 (2020).  

(238) “Norbornene-functionalized plant oils for bio-based thermoset films and binders of silicon-graphite composite electrodes”
D. Le, C. Samart, J.-T. Lee, K. Nomura, S. Kongparakul, S. Kiatkamjornwong
ACS Omega5, 29678-29687 (2020).  

(239) “Observation of intramolecular interaction in fluorescent star-shaped polymers: Evidence for energy hopping between branch chains”
M. Asano, T. Morita, T. Miwata, K. Nomura
J. Phys. Chem. B124, 11510-11518 (2020).  


(240) “Synthesis of amorphous ethylene copolymers with 2-vinylnaphthalene, 4-vinylbiphenyl and 1-(4-vinylphenyl)naphthalene”
H. Aoki, K. Nomura
Macromolecules54, 83-93 (2021).

(241) “Theoretical study of reaction mechanism for half-titanocene-catalyzed styrene polymerization, ethylene polymerization, and styrene-ethylene copolymerization: Roles of the neutral Ti(III) and the cationic Ti(IV) species”
J. Yi, N. Nakatani, N. Tomotsu, K. Nomura, M. Hada
Organometallics40, 643-653 (2021).

(242) “Synchronization in chirogenesis: Co-colloids of p-conjugated homopolymers with helical Si-Si bond copolymers in optofluidic media”
M. Fujiki, S. Okazaki, N. A. Abdul Rahim, T. Yamada, K. Nomura
Symmetry13, 594 (2021). Special issue (invitation), Chiral Auxiliaries and Chirogenesis II

(243) “Ethylene copolymerization with limonene, β-pinene: New bio-based polyolefins prepared by coordination polymerization”
K. Kawamura, K. Nomura
Macromolecules54, 4693-4703 (2021).

(244) “Ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of norbornenes by
(arylimido)niobium(V)-alkylidene catalysts, Nb(CHSiMe3)(NAr)[OC(CF3)3](PMe3)2
K. Chatchaipaiboon, K. Nomura
J. Jpn. Petrol. Inst.64, 5266–5279 (2021). Special issue (invitation)

(245) “Effect of para-substituents in ethylene copolymerizations with 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and with 2-methyl-1-pentene using phenoxide modified half-titanocenes–MAO catalyst systems”
S. Kitphaitun, Q. Yan, K. Nomura
Chem. Open10, 1-11 (2021). Special issue, virtual collection with all the journals of ChemistryEurope, International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (invitation)

(246) “Vanadium(V) arylimido alkylidene N-heterocyclic carbene alkyl and perhalophenoxy alkylidenes for the cis, syndiospecific ring opening metathesis polymerization of norbornene”
Y. Kawamoto, I. Elser, M. R. Buchmeiser, K. Nomura
Organometallics, 40, 2017–2022 (2021).

(247) “Ethylene-norbornene-1-octene terpolymers with high 1-octene content, molar masses, tunable Tg values, in high yield by half-titanocene catalysts”
L. Boggioni, H. Harakawa, S. Losio, K. Nomura, I. Tritto
Polym. Chem.12,  4372-4383 (2021).

(248) “Synthesis of semi-crystalline long chain aliphatic polyesters by ADMET copolymerization of dianhydro-D-glucityl bis(undec-10-enoate) with 1,9-decadiene and tandem hydrogenation”
M. Kojima, M. M. Abdellatif, K. Nomura
Catalysts, 11, 1098-1106 (2021). Special issue in Catalysis in Plastics for the 21st Century (invited submission)

(249) “Ethylene/myrcene copolymer as new bio-based elastomers prepared by coordination polymerization using titanium catalysts”
S. Kitphaitun, S. Chaimongkolkunasin, J. Manit, R. Makino, J. Kadota, H. Hirano, K. Nomura
Macromolecules, 54, accepted (2021).

(250)“Transesterification of ethyl-10-undecenoate using Cu deposited V2O5 catalyst as a model reaction for efficient conversion of plant oils to monomers, fine chemicals”
S. Sudhakaran, A. Taketoshi, S. M. A. Hakim Siddiki, T. Murayama, K. Nomura, submitted revision.