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2014.08.29

Hiroshi Yamagishi in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, won a Poster Award in TSRC (Molecular Rotors, Motors, and Switches), held at Telluride, USA, in 2014.

Hiroshi Yamagishi in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, won a Poster Award in TSRC (Molecular Rotors, Motors, and Switches), held at Telluride, USA, in 2014.


<About awarded research(activity)>

  Self-assembly is a method to allow molecules assemble into a desired minute structure spontaneously by synthesizing the molecules as such.  This approach enables us to construct so minute structure that we can not reach with methods utilized so far.  Recently, we reported that a newly synthesized organic molecule self-assembles into nanotube with a diameter of 7 nm, upon mixing with silver ion.  I have found an auxiliary molecule able to twist a partial structure of the nanotube wall, and I also found that this molecule consequently regulate the helical chirality in the whole nanotube.  Obtained chiral nanotube provides an asymmetric space isolated from the outer area by the wall of nanotube.  I hope this nanotube can be utilized for novel asymmetric materials.

 

 

<Your impression & future plan>

  It is big honor to receive this poster award. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Prof. Takuzo Aida and also our lab members for all of their support.