A03Takashi Uemura

Takashi Uemura

A03 Planning


Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo





Research Project

Creation of Functional Nano Materials as a Mold for Asymmetric Coordination Space


In this research project, we will create nanospace templates for the fabrication of new nanomaterials via the rational design of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and asymmetric coordination spaces as nanosized functional reaction fields.  In particular, unprecedented functional nanomaterials will be prepared using new templates based on asymmetric coordination interfaces and nanospaces.  We will utilize a variety of anisotropic spaces as functional nanosized templates to dynamically translate, replicate, or transfer their molecular information, allowing 1) the control in the structures and functions of resulting polymers and molecular assemblies and 2) the creation of new chemical systems that can amplify the minuscule molecular asymmetry.

Research Areas

Coordination Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Nanosapce Materials


Controlled Polymerization, Template Synthesis, Anisotropic Molecular Assembly, Dynamic Functions


[9] Sequence-regulated copolymerization based on periodic covalent positioning of monomers along one-dimensional nanochannels,
Shuto Mochizuki; Naoki Ogiwara; Masayoshi Takayanagi; Masataka Nagaoka; Susumu Kitagawa; Takashi Uemura, Nat. Commun., 9, 329, 2018
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02736-1 .
[8] A fluorescent microporous crystalline dendrimer discriminates vapour molecules,
Sae Nakajima; Ken Albrecht; Soh Kushida; Eiji Nishibori; Takashi Kitao; Takashi Uemura; Kimihisa Yamamoto; Uwe H. F. Bunz; Yohei Yamamoto, Chem. Commun., 54, 2534, 2018
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09342J.


[7] Controlled Organization of Anthracene in Porous Coordination Polymers,
Takashi Kitao; Ryoto Hongu; Susumu Kitagawa; Takashi Uemura, Chem. Lett., 46, 1705 - 1707, 2017
DOI: 10.1246/cl.170741.
[6] Preparation of Polythiophene Microrods with Ordered Chain Alignment Using Nanoporous Coordination Template,
Takashi Kitao; Michael W. A. MacLean; Benjamin Le Ouay; Yotaro Sasaki; Masahiko Tsujimoto; Susumu Kitagawa; Takashi Uemura, Polym. Chem., 8, 5077 - 5081, 2017
DOI: 10.1039/c7py00309a.
[5] Hybridization of MOFs and Polymers,
Takashi Kitao; Yuanyuan Zhang; Susumu Kitagawa; Bo Wang; Takashi Uemura, Chem. Soc. Rev., 46, 3108 - 3133, 2017
DOI: 10.1039/c7cs00041c.
[4] Opening of an Accessible Microporosity in an Otherwise Nonporous Metal-Organic Framework by Polymeric Guests,
Benjamin Le Ouay; Susumu Kitagawa; Takashi Uemura, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 7886 - 7892, 2017
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b02402.
[3] Thermal Ring-Opening Polymerization of an Unsymmetrical Silicon-Bridged [1]Ferrocenophane in Coordination Nanochannels,
Yuichiro Kobayashi; Kayako Honjo; Susumu Kitagawa; Jessica Gwyther; Ian Manners; Takashi Uemura, Chem. Commun., 53, 6945 - 6948, 2017
DOI: 10.1039/c7cc03391e.
[2] Preparation of Porous Polysaccharides Templated by Coordination Polymer with Three-Dimensional Nanochannels,
Yuichiro Kobayashi; Kayako Honjo; Susumu Kitagawa; Takashi Uemura, ACS. Appl. Mater. Interface, 9, 13, 11373 - 11379, 2017
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b15936.


[1] Nanostructuration of PEDOT in Porous Coordination Polymers for Tunable Porosity and Conductivity,
Benjamin Le Ouay; Mickael Boudot; Takashi Kitao; Takeshi Yanagida; Susumu Kitagawa; Takashi Uemura, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 32, 10088 - 10091, 2016
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b05552.