Synthesis of transition-metal complexes and their reactivity in various redox and catalytic reactions; supramolecular redox chemistry of non-planar and fused porphyrins.
Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
Creation of multi-nuclear metal clusters with controlled structures and electronic states; chemistry of functional metal complexes with controlled electronic states and structures.
Studies on chemical processes at microdroplet/solution and microparticle/solution interfaces using electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques.
Molecular Condensed Matter
Structure and property of soft molecular systems, and dynamics and phase transitions in them.
Studies on interfaces and condensed phases by linear and nonlinear molecular spectroscopy; Synthesis of emissive compounds and kinetic analyses of formation and deactivation processes of the emissive state by TCSPC; Studies on photofunctions and photochemical properties of newly fabricated molecular assemblies and inorganic particles in mesoscopic scale.
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Studies on acceleration and control of synthetic organic reactions. Development of synthetic reactions using organofluorine and organometallic compounds.
Low-coordination and multiple-bonded compounds of heavier group 14 elements and organoelement chemistry of Group 13-14.
Design and synthesis of functional organic compounds applicable to host-guest and supramolecular chemistry.
Investigation of architecture of metalloprotein and metalloenzyme structures; Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of paramagnetic metal complexes; Development of molecular probes for second harmonic generation imaging.
Structural Biology and Chemistry
Study of proteins in soft-tissue sarcoma, chromatin remodeling factors and a photosensing flavoprotein. Structural biology and chemistry using single-particle electron microscopy and its development.
Isolation, structural elucidation, synthesis, and bioorganic studies of bioactive natural products. Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel biologically active molecules.
Design and synthesis of orexin receptor agonists/Design and synthesis of opioid ligands/Research and development for narcorepsy, severe pain, depression, pollakiurea, malaria, other protozoal diseases, and cancer drugs.
Material Inorganic Chemistry
Studies on inorganic solid state chemistry and electrochemistry for advanced functional materials (including lithium ion battery positive and negative electrode materials, and advanced solid electrolyte materials).
Solid State Chemistry
Studies on the super-structured thin film of molecular compounds and its application to the organic transistors.
Functionalization of solid and electrode surfaces; Redox flow battery for renewable energy introduction; Construction of micro multi sensing devices for marine environment.
Organic Electronics Chemistry
Research on structural properties and photo-electrical properties of thin films based on polymers, molecular compounds and organic-inorganic hybrid materials, and chemistry on organic electronics such as organic photovoltaic cells (solar cells).
Nano-Carbon Materials Chemistry
Synthesis of the functionalized nano-carbons and their spectroscopic characterizations.
Photofunctional Material Chemistry
Photofunctional organic molecules especially showing photo-induced solid-liquid phase transitions and light-driven mechanical motion.
Functional Polymer Gel Chemistry
Research and development of functional polymers and polymer gels for application to soft actuators, soft robots, micro fluidic devices.
Material Organic Chemistry
Studies on the efficient preparation of heteroatom compounds (organophosphorus chemicals in particular) via catalysis and development of heteroatom-containing functional materials.
Chemistry Design and synthesis of novel transition metal catalysts, development of catalytic reactions for precise synthesis of new organometallic compounds containing main group elements.