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2017.01.13

【Awards and Commendations】Toshiya Matsui, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, wins a Excellent Poster presentation award at CSJ Chemistry Festa 2016.

On 15th December 2016, Mr. Toshiya Matsui, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, wins a Excellent Poster presentation award at CSJ Chemistry Festa 2016.
This award is given for distinguished poster presenters at CSJ Poster Presentation 2016.

Tubular nanostructures, having various diameters and lengths have been synthesized regardless of their components such as organic, inorganic or organic-inorganic hybrid, and functionalization of them also have been attempted. The technique of synthesizing metal–organic nanotubes from metal ions and organic ligands was reported as a unique means of nanotube synthesis. However, there is no example that imparts photoresponsiveness to the nanotube itself. We have successfully synthesized the crystalline complex with nanotube structure by incorporating a dithienylethene derivative that is known to exhibit reversible and highly efficient electrocyclic reaction. Furthermore, we revealed that the obtained crystalline nanotube showed reversible and high solid-state photoreactivity under UV or visible light irradiation.

I’m very honored to receive this award. I would like to thank Prof. Takuzo Aida and lab members. I also would like to study harder for making further achievements.