Awards at ACCC7 (Malaysia, Oct. 15-18, 2019)
Mr. T. Kanda (D1) : The outstanding poster presentation award (Prof Lars Book Prize)
Dr. H. Takezawa : The Early Career Researcher Presentation Award
Dr. Takaaki Mitsuhashi has joined as a research assistant professor.
Prof. M. Fujita received the Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize at the 108th ceremony held at Ueno Park, Tokyo [Link].
Annual group retreat of the Fujita Lab was held at Chiba for research discussion and recreation.
Prof. M. Fujita was awarded a position of the University Distinguished Professor at the University of Tokyo.
Graduation ceremones of FY2018 were held, celebrating our students' successful completion of master's or bachelor's programs, respectively. [album]
Mr. R. Suzuki (D2) was awarded a student presentation award at CSJ99.
The Japan Academy has decided to give the Imperial Prize and the Japan Academy Prize to Prof. M. Fujita for crystalline sponge method: innovation of X-ray crystallography and its development into molecular science and technology. [The Japan Academy]
Mr. Yuuki INOMATA (M2) was awarded the Outstanding Oral Presentation Award at the 68th Conference of Japan Society of Corrdination Chemistry (Sendai, July 28-30, 2018).
Prof. M. Fujita was awarded a position of the Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Chiba University.
Dr. Tomohisa Sawada was promoted to Associate Proffesor!
Annual group retreat of the Fujita Group was held at Chiba for research discussion and recreation.
Prof. M. Fujita concurrently assumed the position of Distinguished Professor at Division of Advanced Molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS).
Graduation ceremonies of FY2017 were held.
Wrap-up party for Master&Bachelor theses of the Fujita Group and Farewell party for members of the ACCEL team were held [album].
The Wolf Foundation has decided to give the Wolf Prize to Prof. M. Fujita for conceiving metal-directed assembly priciples leading to large highly porous complexes (Jointly winning witg Prof. Omar Yaghi (USA)).[School of Engineering]
A paper on selective inclusion of rare-earth-metal ions in a coordination cage by R. Tabuchi, Dr. H. Takezawa et al. has been published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Hot Paper) [Link][ACIE Press Release]
Y. Domoto et al., a focused review on nanoscale syntheses based on metal...unsaturated-bond coordination in Coord. Chem. Rev. (A special issue "Current Coordination Chemistry in Japan") [Link] 50 days' free accesshere!
A paper on spirocyclization in a coordination cage by Dr. H. Takezawa et al. has been published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed (selected as a Hot Paper). [Link][Highlighted by Synfacts]
Dr. Y. Domoto et al., Amplification of weak chiral inductions for excellent control over the helical orientation of discrete topologically chiral (M3L2)n polyhedra, Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 4372. [Link]
N. Wada (D3), Y. Jung (D1), Dr. T. Mitsuhashi et al., Solvent Effects in the Crystalline Sponge Method: Importance of Co-solvents for Ordering Absorbed Guests [Link]
J. Chen and Dr. T. Mitsuhashi et al. "Structure Analysis of Polyhalogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants by the Crystalline Sponge Method". [Link]
[BCSJ Review] H. Takezawa, M. Fujita, "Molecular Confinement Effects by Self-Assembled Coordination Cages" [Link]
[BCSJ Review] T. Sawada, M. Fujita, "Orderly Entangled Nanostructures of Metal–Peptide Strands"[Link]
A paper on Metal-Peptide Nonafoil Knots and Decafoil Supercoils by Y. Inomata and Dr. T. Sawada et al. is published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. andselected as Editor's Choice.[Link]
A paper on protein-encapsulation into the sherical cage by R. Suzuki and Dr. T. Nakama was published in Chem. [Link]
A paper on a visible-light responsive Ir cage with anion binding pockets by H. Sunohara, K. Koyamada, and Dr. H. Takezawa appeared on Chem. Commun. [Link]
A review article on the Crystalline sponge method is published on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]
A paper on π-coordination-based highly-entangled cubic assembly by M. Abe and Dr. Y. Domoto et al. is published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. [Link][Highlight]
A paper on structural control of double β-helices by W. Iwasaki, Dr. M. Yamagami, and Dr. T. Sawada was appeared in the new Wiley journal, Nat Sci. [Link]
A paper on crystalline sponge method (absolute configuration determination from low ee compounds) was accepted in Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link] Congratulations to Anouk Rossen and ex-members of our group.
A paper on confinement of cationic substrates in a cationic cage with capping anions by R. Tabuchi, H. Sunohara, and Dr. H. Takezawa appeared on J. Am. Chem. Soc. [Link]
A paper on embedding molecular cages into inifinite crystalline lattices by M. Abe, K. Yamamoto, and Dr. Y. Domoto was just published in Chem. Sci. [Link]
A paper on observation of a chiral hemiacetal by Ms. Saito and Dr. Sawada published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]
[Review] T. Sawada & M. Fujita, "Folding and Assembly of Metal-Linked Peptidic Nanostructures", Chem, 2020, 6, 1861-1876. [Link]
A paper by Dr. Takezawa and Mr. Shitozawa on amide twisting by inclusion in a coordination cage appeared on Nat. Chem. [link][Faculty press]
Y. Tamura, H. Takezawa, M. Fujita, A Double-Walled Knotted Cage for Guest-Adaptive Molecular Recognition, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 5504-5508. [Link]
A paper including results of the crystalline sponge project by Dr. T. Mitsuhashi and his co-workers (in collaboration with School of Fharmaceutical Sciences) was selected as a Hot Papaer in Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]
A paper by M. Abe and Dr. Y. Domoto et al. on the coordination polyhedra with highly entangled faces induced by metal-acetylene interactions was selected as a Hot Paper in Angew Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]
Y. Inomata, T. Sawada, M. Fujita, Metal–Peptide Torus Knots from Flexible Short Peptides, Chem2020, 6, 294-303. [Link]
A paper titled "Demethylenation of Cyclopropanes via Photo-Induced Guest-to-Host Electron Transfer in a M₆L₄ Cage" (Dr. Cullen and Dr. H. Takezawa) was selected as Very Important Paper (VIP) in Angew. Che. Int. Ed! [Link]
A paper on the crystalline sponge project (Mr. Wada (D1) in collaboration with J.-K. Weng Group (MIT)) has appreaed in Nat. Commun. [Link]
H. Takezawa, T. Kanda, H. Nanjo, M. Fujita, Site-Selective Functionalization of Linear Diterpenoids through U-Shaped Folding in a Confined Artificial Cavity,J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 142, 5112-5115. [Link]