研究室紹介

Organic Functional Molecular Chemistry

Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Chemistry Course, School of Engineering

We design and synthesize new molecular materials, and explore how their properties relate to their molecular structures. This molecular engineering enables us to develop the next generation of functional π-materials based on artificial molecular evolutions of natural tetrapyrrolic pigments, known as porphyrins. Through our original synthetic methodologies, namely, “N-confusion” approach, a various classes of functional porphyrin analogues have been developed toward the specific applications as, e.g., highly active and robust catalysts, high-performance opt-materials, agents for bio-sensing and photodynamic therapy (PDT) etc. Likewise, we are pursuing in the another research area on artificial functional phthalocyanine-based materials and BODIPY dyes as tools for material sciences.

Doubly N-Confused Hexaphyrin that can sense Zn2+ ions in water.

Staff

Prof. Hiroyuki Furuta
Assoc.Prof. Soji Shimizu
Asst.Prof. Motoki Toganoh
Asst.Prof. Masatoshi Ishida
Asst.Prof. Takaaki Miyazaki

The Main Research Topics

  • Novel Near-Infrared Organic Materials and Emerging Applications
  • Development of Novel Porphyrin-related Macrocycles as Tools for π-Material Applications
  • Evolution of Novel Functional Phthalocyanine Analogues
  • Creation of Novel BODIPY and Aza-BODIPY-based Optical Materials
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