A02 Masaki Abe

Masaaki Abe

A02 Planning


Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo





Research Project

Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry of Asymmetric Cluster Assemblies


Kunihisa Sugimoto (Researcher, Spring-8/JASRI)

Toshikazu Ono (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)

Yoshiki Ozawa (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo)

Keishiro Tahara (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo)


In this project, we will synthesize a new series of redox-active and luminescent coordination clusters and their assemblies in the form of molecular crystals and monolayers as well as layer-by-layer multilayers at a liquid/solid or air/liquid interface for the development of new coordination chemistry under asymmetric environments and extreme conditions. More specifically, the research will include (1) the synthesis and multi-electron redox properties of macrocyclic giant clusters for the development of single-molecule cell in the context of quantum-dot cellular automata and (2) the synthesis of dual emissive copper, silver, gold, and platinum coordination clusters and their elastic properties in the crystalline state and at anisotropic interfaces. 

Research Areas

Coordination Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Interfacial Chemistry


Cluster Compounds, High-pressure Luminescence, Charge Transfer, Supramolecular Assembly, Interfaces


[6] Synthesis and Characterization of a New Series of Binuclear Pd(II) Biscatecholato Complexes: Non-Innocent Ligand-Based Approach to a Wide Range of Variation in Near-Infrared Absorptions of Mixed-Valence Complexes,
Keishiro Tahara; Tomboy Kadowaki; Jun-ichi Kikuchi; Yoshiki Ozawa; Yoichiro Yoshimoto; Masaaki Abe, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 91, 11, 1630 - 1639, 2018
DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20180187.
[5] Piezofluorochromism in Charge–Transfer Inclusion Crystals: Influence of High Pressure versus Mechanical Grinding,
Toshikazu Ono; Yoshifumi Tsukiyama; Ai Taema; Hiroyasu Sato; Hidetoshi Kiyooka; Yuma Yamaguchi; Ayumi Nagahashi; Manami Nishiyama; Yuichi Akahama; Yoshiki Ozawa; Masaaki Abe; Yoshio Hisaeda, ChemPhotoChem, 2, 416 - 420, 2018
DOI: 10.1002/cptc.201700227.
[4] First entry into nonmetal-centred porphycenes: synthesis of a phosphorus(V) complex of octaethylporphycene,
Masaaki Abe; Hiroto Mukotaka; Taro Fujioka; Toru Okawara; Kei Umegaki; Toshikazu Ono; Yoshio Hisaeda, Dalton Trans., 47, 2487 - 2491, 2018
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04471B.
[3] A Dual-Emission Strategy for a Wide-Range Phosphorescent Color-Tuning of a Crystalline-State Molecular Cluster [Cu4I4(2-Bzpy)4] (2-Bzpy = 2-Benzylpyridine),
Shiori Nagaoka; Yoshiki Ozawa; Koshiro Toriumi; Masaaki Abe, Chem. Lett., 47, 9, 1101 - 1104, 2018
DOI: 10.1246/cl.180435.


[2] Conformational Change in Molecular Assembly of Nickel(II) Tetra(n-propyl)porphycene Triggered by Potential Manipulation,
Soichiro Yoshimoto; Teppei Kawamoto; Toru Okawara; Yoshio Hisaeda; Masaaki Abe, Langmuir, 32, 51, 13635 - 13639, 2017
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03782.
[1] Impact of the corrin framework of vitamin B12 on the electrochemical carbon-skeleton rearrangement in comparison to an imine/oxime planar ligand; tuning selectivity in 1,2-migration of a functional group by controlling electrolysis potential,
Keishiro Tahara; Ling Pan; Ryoko Yamaguchi; Hisashi Shimakoshi; Masaaki Abe; Yoshio Hisaeda, J. Inorg. Biochem., 177, 438 - 443, 2017
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2017.09.021.