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Yoshitane IMAI
Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering
Department/Applied Chemistry  Graduate school/Molecular and Material Engineering

This laboratory is engaged in research based on structural organic chemistry (electronic structures, conjugate electron systems, unique molecular structures, molecular self-assemblies, etc.), and is focused on creating organic functional materials through the ingenious use and design of molecular mechanisms, structures, and reactivity.

Creation of Circularly Polarized Luminescent Materials

Research Area Circularly polarized luminescence, CPL, Supramolecular Chemistry, Chiral Photochemistry
Research Interests (1)Creation of the optimal integration of chiral material and circularly polarized luminescence (CPL)
(2)Development of CP-OLED
(3) Creation of chiral supramolecular organic fluorophore
Selected Publications (1)Synthesis and Photochemical Properties of Axially Chiral Bis(dinaphthofuran), Katakami,C.; Kamo, S.; Torii, A.; Hara, N.; Imai, Y.; Taniguchi, T.; Monde, K.; Okabayashi, Y.; Hosokai, T.; Kuramochi, K.; Tsubaki, K. J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 14610-14616.
(2)A Pivotal Biaryl Rotamer Bearing Two Floppy Pyrenes that Exhibits Cryptochiral Characteristics in the Ground State. Hara, N.; Yanai, M.; Kaji, D.; Shizuma, M.; Tajima, N.; Fujiki, M.; Imai Y. ChemistrySelect, 2018, 3, 9970-9973.
(3)Solvent-sensitive Signs and Magnitudes of Circularly Polarised Luminescence and Circular Dichroim Spectra: Probing Two Phenanthrenes as Emitters Endowed with BINOL Derivatives. Nakanishi,S.; Hara, N.; Kuroda, N.; Tajima, N.; Fujiki, M.; Imai, Y. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 1093-1100.
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
Osaka University

Organic Structural Chemistry Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows