Research

We are focusing on the synthesis of high-performance organic materials on the basis of synthetic organic chemistry and structural chemistry. We design organic molecules in order to obtain desired functionalities; they are actually prepared, and their unique properties are evaluated. On the contrary, we disclose the mechanism by molecular simulations, when the molecules exhibited unexpected properties.

 

The target molecules are small molecules, well-defined oligomers, macromolecules, polymers, self-assemblies, and network polymers for next-generation materials.

[2.2]Paracyclophane is a unique aromatic compound consisting of two stacked benzene rings in close proximity. Planar chirality, which arises from the proximally fixed benzene rings, is one of the interesting structural characteristics of the [2.2]paracyclophane skeleton. We reported practical metho…

[2.2]Paracyclophane is a unique aromatic compound consisting of two stacked benzene rings in close proximity (approximately 3.0 Å). When the [2.2]paracyclophane skeleton is incorporated into a π-conjugated backbone, π-stacked structure, in which π-conjugated systems are partly stacked and aligned, …

The trivalent phosphorus atom in phosphine can act as a chiral center due to its high inversion energy. In addition, phosphines have a lone pair and vacant d orbitals; therefore, phosphines show good coordination ability toward transition metals. Hence, phosphines are widely used as ligands for tr…

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