Department of Natural Product Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry for Pharmaceuticals

Course of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Teaching staffs

Name, Position Email
*convert [a] to @
Tel Fax
Takashi Tanaka, Ph. D. Professor
t-tanaka[a] +81-95-819-2432
Yoshinori Saito, Ph.D. Associate Professor saiyoshi[a] +81-95-819-2433
Yosuke Matsuo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor y-matsuo[a] +81-95-819-2434

Research interests

  • Studies on structure, metabolism, function, and application of plant polyphenols
  • Investigation of intra-specific diversity of terpenoids in higher plants
  • Studies on structures and production mechanism of black tea polyphenols
  • Studies on the stereochemistry of plant polyphenols assisted by computational chemistry

Selected publications

  • Liu Z-B, Matsuo Y, Saito Y, Huang Y-L, Li D-P, Tanaka T: Identification of unstable ellagitannin metabolites in the leaves of Quercus dentata by chemical derivatization. Molecules 28: 1246, 2023
  • Hu Y, Saito Y, Matsuo Y, Gong X, Tanaka T: New benzofuran oligomers from the roots of Eupatorium heterophyllum collected in China. Molecules 27: 8856, 2022
  • Hu Y, Saito Y, Matsuo Y, Gong X, Tanaka T: Two new dimeric benzofuran diastereomers from the roots of Eupatorium heterophyllum. Tetrahedron Lett 102: 153924, 2022
  • Tanaka T, Yasumatsu M, Hirotani M, Matsuo Y, Li N, Zhu H-T, Saito Y, Ishimaru K, Zhang Y-J: New degradation mechanism of black tea pigment theaflavin involving condensation with epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate. Food Chem 370: 131326, 2022
  • Yamashita T, Matsuo Y, Saito Y, Tanaka T: Formation of dehydrohexahydroxydiphenoyl esters by the oxidative coupling of galloyl esters in an aqueous medium involved in ellagitannin biosynthesis. Chem Asian J 16: 1735-1740, 2021


Please find latest works in their website.