Nanoscale Chiral Molecular Rods for Hierarchical Integration and Assembly of Functions

Research Project Outline

Exploration of new functional materials are pursued on the basis of fine integration and assembly of functional groups on the chiral helical macromolecules, which can be regarded as nanoscale chiral molecular rods. The molecular rods, to which a variety of functional groups that manage catalysis, chiral induction, light emission, cross-linking, hydrogen-bonding, coordination, etc. are introduced, are further assembled by virtue of their simple rod shape, leading to new functions on the basis of hierarchical integration of the functional groups. New chiral polymer catalysts and chiral separation membrane are included in our initial targets to realize.

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Professor, Kyoto University
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Development of High-Performance Nanostructures for Process Integration
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