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Past Projects
Ultrashort Pulse Laser
Membrane Mechanisms
Quantum Spin Information
Organ Regeneration
Computational Brain
Nanoscale Quantum Conductor Array
Dynamic Nanomachine
Entropy Control
Calcium Oscillation
Photon Craft
Cell Mechanosensing
Quantum Entanglement
Development of HIV/AIDS vaccine for HIV-1 Subtype-E
Single Molecule Processes
Cold Trapped Ion
Mind Articulation
Ceramics Superplasticity
Quantum Transition
Subfemtomole Biorecognition
Microbial Evolution
Atom Arrangement-Design and Control for New Materials
1997.1~2001.12 Chemotransfiguration Project
Japan-The Netherlands
Research Directors
Prof. Seiji Shinkai Prof. Seiji Shinkai
Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyusyu University
Prof. David Reinhoudt   Prof. David Reinhoudt
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Twente

Counterpart Organization: University of Twente (The Netherlands)
Supporting National Agency: The Netherlands Foundation for Chemical Research (SON)

Atomic/molecular recognition is a function that living organisms had acquired during the phases from molecular assemblies to the birth of life. This ability enables them to smoothly conduct vital phenomena,self-storage, self-reproduction, etc. Fully integrating "humans' wisdom" gained by capturing "nature's wisdom" on recognition as scientific phenomena, we aimed to artificially refabricate atomic/molecular-recognition systems through the collaborative research with the Netherlands.
With guest groups as a target used as molds of physiologically active metals-amino acid, nucleobase, sugar, steroid, etc., and appropriately applying the chemotransfiguration, we established general index for the methodology. We first succeeded in producing memory elements of glycomolecules using fullerene, along with excellent findings: molecular-memory fixation by the Sol/Gel Processing, the creation of ultra-micro structures by carbon nanotubes, and mesoscopic 2D assemblies, and so forth.
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