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2015.07.28

【Awards and Commendations】Hiroshi YAMAGISHI,Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology,won the Springer Poster prize at the 10th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry

Hiroshi YAMAGISHI,Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology,won the Springer Poster prize,A prize awarded by Springer to a significant poster presenter at the 10th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry.

 

Self-assembly is a promising method to build desired nanostructures by spontaneous assembly of well-designed molecules.  This approach enables us to construct fine structures that we cannot reach by conventional top-down processing.  Recently, we reported that a newly synthesized organic molecule, upon being mixed with metal ions, self-assembles into nanotubes with a diameter of 7.5 nm.  Here, we found that constituent C10-symmetric macrocycles in the nanotubes stack one-handed helically on top of each other.  A nanotube with either right- or left-handed helix is preferentially formed in the presence of an enantiomerically pure chiral reagent.

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.