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Professor Doctor of Science
Department/Science  Graduate school/Science

Polymers are used in synthetic fibers, resins, and rubbers. We research the synthesis of functional polymer particles that can assume a variety of characteristics by chemically modifying the polymer particle surface where the particles have a uniform size.

Surface modification of highly mono-disperse polymer particles

Research Area Poly-Nuclear Metal Complex, Polymer Particles
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) Basic Chemistry and Exercises, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Excercises in Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry Laboratory II, Synthetic Seminar 1, Synthetic Seminar 2, Seminar for Bachelor Thesis, Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis
Teaching (Graduate Course) Functional Polymer Chemistry, Advanced Research on Functional Molecular Chemistry, Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
Research Interests (1) Syntheses and structures of poly-nuclear metal complexes with redox active ligands.
(2) Syntheses and properties of mono-disperse functional particles.
Selected Publications (1)Syntheses, structure and properties of dinuclear Co complexes with bis(catecholate) ligands -Effect of a quinoline ring in the terminal group, Polyhedron, 171, 480-485 (2019).
(2)Crystal structure of a dinuclear Co complex with doubly bridged fluorides: Di-µ-fluoride bis{(2-pyridylmethyl)bis(2-quinolylmethyl)amine} dicobalt(II) bis(tetrafluoroborate), [Co2(µ-F)2(pbqa)2](BF4)2, X-ray Structure Analysis Online, 35, 61-62 (2019).
(3) Spectroscopic characterization of valence tautomeric behavior in a cobalt-dioxolene complex using an ancillary ligand containing quinoline groups, Inorg. Chem. Commun., accepted (2020).
Research and Achievements
One of our research is study of surface chemical modification of polymer particles. We have prepared mono-dispersed polymer particles using soap-free emulsion polymerization or RAFT polymerization. These surfaces on the particles are modified by color pigments, hydrophilic polymer chains and hydrophobic rigidity polythiophene. The other is study on property and electronic structure of poly-nuclear metal coordination complex with redox active ligands. The goal is to study of a new functional poly-nuclear metal complexes with spin transition behavior.  
Affiliated Academic Societies The Chemical Society of Japan, Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry, The Society of Polymer Science Japan, American Chemical Society
(Undergraduate Course)
Kyushu University
(Master's/Doctral Course)
Kyushu University
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Syntheses and Structures of Supramolecular Copper and Silver Complexes using Intermolecular Interaction、Kindai University、Jun/1998.
Biography 1980 TOSOH Corporation, 1995 Kindai University, 2003-2004 Visiting Associate Professor in Colorado University (USA), 2013 Professor in Kindai University
Interests and Others Hiking, Skiing, Slow Jogging, Japanese archery, Playing tennis

Polymer Science Laboratory

Office Location 22-5F Polymer Science Laboratory
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Academic Staff and Fellows