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Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Applied Chemistry

Laboratory of Biofunctional Chemistry

Applying biological phenomena to organic chemistry and material sciences




Telephone : +81-774-65-6623

Office : SC-522
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Research Topics

  • Synthesis of artificial receptor molecules
  • Development of molecular electronic materials
  • Functional chemistry of linear tetrapyrrole
  • Preparation of organic-inorganic hybrid materials

Research Contents

When it comes to various biological functions, organic molecules, inorganic molecules, organic polymers and inorganic crystals are adeptly brought together to each play their own role in the creation of superior catalytic activity, information processing, mechanical and electronic properties, and the like. At our laboratory, we look at these systems at a molecular level, with the aim of developing superior materials.

Elucidation of the mechanisms of precise biomolecular recognition in water by synthesizing artificial receptor molecules. In particular, elucidation of the fundamentals of hydrophobic interaction thermodynamics.

Synthesis of molecules that undergo external stimuli-induced structural changes, and understanding of the fundamental molecular mechanisms of information transmission and information processing.

Development of linear tetrapyrrole synthetic reactions by oxidative cleavage of porphyrin-iron complex.

Synthesis of liquid crystals using aggregation of bilindione and other helically asymmetric molecules.

Chemical understanding of the formation and decomposition of bioceramics consisting of inorganic crystals and organic polymers.


  • Molecular recognition
  • Porphyrin
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nano-aggregates
  • Organic-inorganic hybrids
  • Nano-aggregates
  • Organic-inorganic hybrids