Green Chemistry

Research

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Green Chemistry

Overview

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Artificial enzyme (Ni-Fe complex):
Science 2007, 316, 585.

In order to solve the most important problem in the 21st century -energy, resource and environmental problems-, biomimetics that extracts or applies the function principle of the life and surpasses bioscience, is required to create. We are researching the "Green Chemistry in Water", in which "bio-inspired catalysts" with excellent reaction selectivity and low environmental impacts are developed.

Staff

Professor Seiji Ogo
Associate Professor Takahiro Matsumoto
Assistant Professor Takeshi Yatabe

The Main Research Topics

  • Hydrogen Activation
  • Water splitting under ambient conditions
  • Development of dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Development of molecular fuel cell
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