A04 Naoki Aratani

Naoki Aratani

Participating A04


Division of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology


Associate Professor



Research Project

Development of Chiral Transfer Systems Templated by Chiral Fullerenes


The large macrocycles possessing a large molecular surface area should provide unique optoelectronic properties as sensing agents. Pyrene with a planar π-plane is a representative highly emissive molecule. An alkoxy-substituted 1,8-pyrenylene macrocycle pentamer adopts topological chirality deriving from an antinomy-triggered twisted skeleton. The aim of my research is to make complexes of asymmetrically pure CP5 with C76 that will result in chiral transfer based on asymmetric interface and space of CP5, and create unique chiral material conversion (molecular recognition), and directivity carrier transfer functions with the assembled structure.

Research Areas

Organic Chemistry、Physical Organic Chemistry、Nanomaterials Science


Macrocyclic Compounds、Topological Chirality、Circularly polarized luminescence (CPL)


[2] A Directly-linked Cyclic Pyrene Tetramer as a Back-to-back Receptor for Two Fullerenes,
Ryo Kurosaki; Kyohei Matsuo; Hironobu Hayashi; Hiroko Yamada; Naoki Aratani, Chem. Lett., 49, 8, 892 - 895, 2020
DOI: 10.1246/cl.200233.


[1] Torsional chirality generation based on cyclic oligomers constructed from an odd number of pyrenes,
Ryo Kurosaki; Mitsuharu Suzuki; Hironobu Hayashi; Michiya Fujiki; Naoki Aratani; Hiroko Yamada, Chem. Commun., 55, 65, 9618 - 9621, 2019
DOI: 10.1039/c9cc03123e.