A02 Takashi Nakamura

Takashi Nakamura

Participating A02


Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba


Assistant Professor



Research Project

Supramolecular Complexes Formed by Coordination-Driven Desymmetrization Self-Assembly and Exploration of Their Functions


Coordination-driven self-assembly of metal ions and organic ligands is a powerful method to construct finite nanometer-scale structures in solution.  However, structures of such complexes and the space they provide tend to be isotropic, because the self-assembly utilizes reversibility of the coordination bonds and it leads to thermodynamic products.  This project aims at simultaneous realization of the construction of giant supramolecules via one-pot coordination-driven self-assembly and the formation of anisotropic structures whose components are desymmetrized.  Furthermore, the functions of the elaborate giant self-assembled complexes are pursued, whose inner spaces and metal arrays are well-defined and asymmetric.

Research Areas

Supramolecular Chemistry, Cooordination Chemistry, Functional Organic Chemistry


Supramolecule, Complex, Self-Assembly, Desymmetrization, Coordination Bond


[14] Exclusive Formation of a Meridional Complex of a Tripodand and Perfect Suppression of Guest Recognition,
Hiroki Morita; Shigehisa Akine; Takashi Nakamura; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Chem. Commun., 57, 17, 2124 – 2127, 2021
DOI: 10.1039/D1CC00146A.
[13] Synthesis of Single Isomeric Complexes with Dissymmetric Structures Using Macrocyclic Homooligomers,
Takashi Nakamura; Sota Yonemura; Shunya Akatsuka; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 6, 3080 – 3086, 2021
DOI: 10.1002/anie.202011348.
[12] A Sandwich‐Shaped Hexanuclear Silver Complex with a Giant Cavity Constructed from a Macrocycle with Inward Chelating Units,
Takashi Nakamura; Rui Yun Feng; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 4, 308 – 313, 2021
DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202000882.


[11] Threading/Folding Recognition Modes of Phosphodiesters by a p-Nitrophenylamide Cyclodextrin Derivative,
Sota Yonemura; Takashi Nakamura; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Chem. Lett., 49, 5, 493 – 496, 2020
DOI: 10.1246/cl.200085.


[10] Bpytrisalen/Bpytrisaloph: A Triangular Platform That Spatially Arranges Different Multiple Labile Coordination Sites,
Takashi Nakamura; Yuto Kawashima; Eiji Nishibori; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Inorg. Chem., 58, 12, 7863 – 7872, 2019
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00549.
[9] Double-Circularly Connected Saloph-Belt Macrocycles Generated from a Bis-Armed Bifunctional Monomer,
Takashi Nakamura; Shinnosuke Tsukuda; Tatsuya Nabeshima, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 16, 6462 – 6467, 2019
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b00171.
[8] Synthesis of per(5-N-carboxamide-5-dehydroxylmethyl)-β-cyclodextrins and their selective recognition ability utilizing multiple hydrogen bonds,
Takashi Nakamura; Sota Yonemura; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Chem. Commun., 55, 27, 3872 – 3875, 2019
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00517J.
[7] Heterodinuclear Group 13 Element Complexes of N4O6-Type Dipyrrin with an Unsymmetrical TwistedStructure,
Makoto Saikawa; Takumu Noda; Ryota Matsuoka; Takashi Nakamura; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 6, 766 – 769, 2019
DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201801062.
[6] Polychromatic Photoluminescence of Polymorph Boron Dipyrromethene Crystals and Heterostructures,
Aswin Asaithambi; Daichi Okada; Günther Prinz; Hiroyasu Sato; Akinori Saeki; Takashi Nakamura; Tatsuya Nabeshima; Yohei Yamamoto; Axel Lorke, J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 8, 5061 – 5066, 2019
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b09202.
[5] A Twisted Macrocyclic Hexanuclear Palladium Complex with Internal Bulky Coordinating Ligands,
Akira Nagai; Takashi Nakamura; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Chem. Commun., 55, 17, 2421 – 2424, 2019
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09643K.


[4] Uniquely folded shapes, photophysical properties, and recognition abilities of macrocyclic BODIPY oligomers,
Tomohiro Hojo; Takashi Nakamura; Ryota Matsuoka; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Heteroat. Chem., 29, 5-6, e21470, 2018
DOI: 10.1002/hc.21470.
[3] Synthesis and chiroptical properties of phenanthrene-fused N2O-type BODIPYs,
Yuki Gobo; Ryota Matsuoka; Yusuke Chiba; Takashi Nakamura; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Tetrahedron Lett., 59, 47, 4149 – 4152, 2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2018.10.003.
[2] Synthesis and Unique Optical Properties of Selenophenyl BODIPYs and Their Linear Oligomers,
Daisuke Taguchi; Takashi Nakamura; Hiroaki Horiuchi; Makoto Saikawa; Tatsuya Nabeshima, J. Org. Chem., 83, 9, 5331 – 5337, 2018
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b00782.


[1] Molecular Recognition by Multiple Metal Coordination inside Wavy-Stacked Macrocycles,
Takashi Nakamura; Yuya Kaneko; Eiji Nishibori; Tatsuya Nabeshima, Nat. Commun., 8, 129, 2017
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00076-8.