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.
A paper on tetradehydro-Diels–Alder reactions in a coordination cage by Dr. G. Genov, Dr. H. Takezawa, H. Hayakawa et al. has been accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. [link] Highlighted by Chemistry World
A paper on constructing steric zipper interactions of β-sheets by E. Tsunekawa (D2), Dr. T. Sawada has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. [Link]
A collaborative paper with the Oguri Laboratory (School of Science, The Univ. of Tokyo) about stabilization and structure determination of synthetic alkaloid intermediates has been accepted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link] [frontispiece]
A paper on NMR characterization of proteins utilizing spherical cages by A. Rossen (D3), R. Ebihara (M2) and Dr. T. Nakama has been published in Chem. Sci. [Link]
A collaborative paper with Dr. Tamura and Prof. Ishikita (School of Engineering, The Univ. of Tokyo) about theoretical studies on amide reactivity within a coordination cage has been published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. [Link]
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]