In our group, we perform molecule structural design aimed to functional manifestation and development of new reactions in high polymer synthetic chemistry and organic synthetic chemistry to originate organic thin and separation membranes oriented to every type of electronic materials.
we perform research from basics to its application in diverse topics within the following groups:
(*) Group Leader
Atsunori Mori (Professor) (*)
Kentaro Okano (Associate Professor)
Toyoko Suzuki (Assistant Professor)
Development of Organic Synthetic Reactions for Synthesis of Membrane Materials
Our objective is to synthesize heteroaromatic compounds with extended pi-conjugated systems, in this regard we deal with each type of coupling reaction using transition metal complex catalysts. Particularly, we advance research on the the development of novel reactions that allow the formation of high performance carbon bonds and new methods for the synthesis of simplified polysubstituted heteroaromatic compounds.
Development of Macromolecule Synthetic Reactions for Synthesis of Membrane Materials
We are working on the development of polymerizing reactions using cross-coupling with heteroaromatic compounds monomers. We aim to develop a macromolecule synthesis method capable of supporting the polymeric reactions occured when applying the side chain functional group introduction method and a new functional group is introduced.
Functional Design for Synthesis of Membrane Materials
Our objective is to achieve the synthesis of every kind of structure controlled copolymers from multiple heterogeneous monomers, their functional expression based on their design, and the formation of coating membranes from polymer particles. Particularly, we are working on the development of a control method for the uniformity of spheric particles obtained from those copolymers in particle generation of polythiophene derivatives.