Academic Staff and Fellows

MATSUO Tsukasa
Professor Dr. Sci.
Department/Applied Chemistry 
Department of Applied Chemistry
Graduate school/Molecular and Material Engineering

We develop materials that exhibit exceptional functionality by freely combining various elements in the periodic table. We anticipate that this will not only contribute to a better understanding of fundamental chemistry, but also lead to innovations in electronics and energy-efficient technologies.

Emissive Disilene Compounds

Research Area Main-Group Element Chemistry,
Organometallic Chemistry,
Coordination Chemistry
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Experiments in Applied Chemistry I and II
Synthetic Seminar 1 and 2
Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis
Inorganic Chemistry II
Organometallic Chemistry
Teaching (Graduate Course) Applied Inorganic Material Chemistry
Material Engineering (Inorganic Chemistry)
Research Interests Development and Application of Low-Coordinate
Compounds of Main Group Elements
Development of Unsaturated Metal Complexes
and Activation of Small Molecules
Selected Publications (1) ”Cleavage of a P=P Double Bond Mediated by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes”, N. Hayakawa, K. Sadamori, S. Tsujimoto, M. Hatanaka, T. Wakabayahsi, T. Matsuo, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 5765–5769 (2017).
(2) “A Stable Germanone as the First Isolated Heavy Ketone with a Terminal Oxygen Atom”, L. Li, T. Fukawa, T. Matsuo. D. Hashizume, H. Fueno, K. Tanaka, K. Tamao, Nat. Chem. 4, 361–365 (2012).
(3) “A Planar Rhombic Charge-Separated Tetrasilacyclobutadiene" K. Suzuki, T. Matsuo, D. Hashizume, H. Fueno, K. Tanaka, K. Tamao, Science 331, 1306–1309 (2011).
Research and Achievements
Affiliated Academic Societies Chemical Society of Japan
The Society of Silicon Chemistry JAPAN
Kinka Chemical Society, Japan
Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry
The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
American Chemical Society
Catalysis Society of Japan
External Activity Manager, Division of Organometallic Chemistry,
Kinka Chemical Society, Japan
Director, The Society of Silicon Chemistry JAPAN
(Undergraduate Course)
B.S. Tohoku University
(Master's/Doctral Course)
D.S. University of Tsukuba
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Studies on Anion Chemistry of Silyl-Substituted π-Electron System Based on 4- and 5-Membered Rings
Univeristy of Tsukuba,  March 1999
Biography Associate Professor, Kindai University, 2012~
JST Researcher, 2011~2015
Deputy Unit Leader, RIKEN, 2007~2012
Assistant Professor, IMS, 2001~2007
Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba,
JSPS Research Fellow, 1999
Message to Students Cherish and Enjoy, right here, right now.
Interests and Others Music

Applied Elements Chemistry Laboratory

Office Location Building 38, Room N801
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Academic Staff and Fellows