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TSUDA, Akihiko (Associate Professor)

TSUDA, Akihiko

Specialized Field
Organic Molecular Structure and Function
Research Interests

Chemists can design a variety of new molecules, which are not present in nature. The molecules prepared in a flask can be regarded as a scientific artistic product, and they have an individual specific character originating from its unique structure and chemical composition. We attempt to synthesis nanoscale molecules with a dynamically variable beautiful structure by synthetic supramolecular chemistry, and study their potential functions in material and life sciences.

Research Subjects
  • Design of Supramolecular Nanoclusters toward Discovery of Novel Functions and Properties
  • Chiral Science of Supramolecular Nanoclusters
Selected Publications

◆Design of Porphyrin Nanoclusters Toward Discovery of the Novel Properties and Functions Akihiko Tsuda Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2009, 82, 11-28 (Award Accounts).

◆'Conformational' Solvatochromism: Spatial Discrimination of Nonpolar Solvents Using a Supramolecular Box of a π-Conjugated Zinc Bisporphyrin Rotamer Junko Aimi, Yuka Nagamine, Akihiko Tsuda,* Atsuya Muranaka, Masanobu Uchiyama, and Takuzo Aida Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 5153-5156. (Highlighted in Inside Cover)

◆Directed 1D Assembly of a Ring-Shaped Inorganic Nanocluster Templated by an Organic Rigid Rod Molecule: An Inorganic/Organic Polypseudorotaxane Md. Akhtarul Alam, Yeong-Sang Kim, Saho Ogawa, Akihiko Tsuda,* Noriyuki Ishii, and Takuzo Aida Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 2070-2073. (Selected as Cover Picture)

◆Spectroscopic Visualization of Dynamic Vortex Flows Using a Dye-Containing Nanofiber Akihiko Tsuda,* Md. Akhtarul Alam, Takayuki Harada, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Noriyuki Ishii, and Takuzo Aida Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 8198-8202. [Selected as "VIP"and "Hot paper". Highlighted in "Nature Materials 2007, 6, 924-925: News & Views", "Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 636-638: Highlight", "Chemistry & Industry Magazine" (Society of Chemical Industry in London), "Nanotechweb", and "Kagaku 2009, 64, 23-27 (Highlighted in Cover)"]

◆Fully Conjugated Porphyrin Tapes with Electronic Absorption Bands That Reach into Infrared Akihiko Tsuda, and Atsuhiro Osuka, Science 2001, 293, 79-82.

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