The research group found that organic molecules with helical shape undergo a unique electron-transfer reaction by acid and base stimuli in a reversible way. These molecules have excellent properties to give and accept electrons. This result is expected, and greatly contributes to the development of organic sensor and electronic devices.
JST ACT-C (Advanced Catalytic Transformation Program for Carbon Utilization)
Research Area “Creation of Advanced Catalytic Transformation for the Sustainable Manufacturing at Low Energy, Low Environmental Load”
Research Theme “Development of the Synthetic Strategy for Bowl-Shaped π-Conjugated Molecules Utilizing Transition Metal-Catalyzed Reactions”
Palash Pandit, Koji Yamamoto, Toshikazu Nakamura, Katsuyuki Nishimura, Yuki Kurashige, Takeshi Yanai, Go Nakamura, Shigeyuki Masaoka, Ko Furukawa, Yumi Yakiyama, Masaki Kawano, and Shuhei Higashibayashi. “Acid/base-regulated reversible electron transfer disproportionation of N–N linked bicarbazole and biacridine derivatives”. Chemical Science, 2015, Advance Article, doi: 10.1039/c5sc00946d.
Shuhei Higashibayashi, Dr.
Institute for Molecular Science
Department of Research Project, JST