Kitagawa, Susumu PI Lab
Coordination Chemistry, Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Biomaterial Science
|Furukawa, Shuhei||Associate Professor|
|Matsuda, Ryotaro||Associate Professor|
|Higuchi, Masakazu||Assistant Professor|
|Hosono, Nobuhiko||Assisitant Professor|
|Kobayashi, Katsuaki||Assistant Professor|
|Kusaka, Shinpei||Assisitant Professor|
|Sakaguchi, Reiko||Assistant Professor|
|Carne, Arnau||Research Associate|
|Chen, Wenqian||Research Associate|
|Du, Dongying||Research Associate|
|Fukushima, Takashi||Research Associate|
|Ghosh, Debashis||Research Associate|
|Hori, Akihiro||Research Associate|
|Horike, Nao||Research Associate|
|Hu, Ming||Research Associate|
|Kajiwara, Takashi||Research Associate|
|Ko, Nakeun||Research Associate|
|Larpent, Patrick||Research Associate|
|Liu, Yi||Research Associate|
|Nakahama, Masashi||Research Associate|
|Oba, Tadashi||Research Associate|
|Panda, Tamas Kumar||Research Associate|
|Sen, Susan||Research Associate|
|Wu, Pengyan||Research Associate|
|Zheng, Jiajia||Research Associate|
|Fujiwara, Masae||Research Support Staff|
|Gochomori, Mika||Research Support Staff|
|Hori, Naoko||Research Support Staff|
|Kato, Hiroe||Research Support Staff|
|Kim, Chiwon||Research Support Staff|
|Kuribayashi, Takaki||Research Support Staff|
|Minamida, Koji||Research Support Staff|
|Mine, Shuhei||Research Support Staff|
|Noguchi, Yukiko||Research Support Staff|
|Shimanaka, Nanae||Research Support Staff|
|Shirai, Shoko||Research Support Staff|
|Takayama, Yoshiyuki||Research Support Staff|
|Takenaka, Mayumi||Research Support Staff|
|Terashima, Aya||Research Support Staff|
|Tsuji, Yukiko||Research Support Staff|
|Tsunematsu, Takuya||Research Support Staff|
|Yabe, Asami||Research Support Staff|
|Yoshida, Kenji||Research Support Staff|
- Mesoscopic Coordination Chemistry: We focus on the development
of new synthesis protocols of coordination materials known as PCPs/MOFs in the mesoscale (5-1000 nm) and the understanding of their unique properties. Our research is directed towards functionalizing these materials in multi-scale size domains, ranging from molecular-scale framework functionalization to manipulation of their physical form (size and morphology) in the mesoscale. The resulting new materials are further considered for microenvironmental applications, in particular, towards cell biology. By taking advantage of gas storage properties of PCPs/MOFs, our current target is to deliver bioactive gas molecules such as nitric oxide (NO) or carbon monoxide (CO) in a spatially and temporally controlled manner both in intracellular and extracellular microenvironments. Our goal is to establish gas biology using bioactive gas releasing PCPs.
- Gas Conversion and Energy Storage: The main research themes of our group are gas conversion and energy storage. By taking a queue from nature's strategy to store energy in the form of chemical bonds -- a process that has been refined over 3.5 billion years of evolution and is necessary for the survival of all living organisms-- our goal is to develop an artificial energy storage system. To this end, we are developing new porous materials, such as porous coordination polymers (PCPs), that have high surface tunability and are structurally diverse, for potential industrial applications. PCP catalysts offer a promising approach for utilizing materials to convert important gases used in energy storage.
- Gas capture and separation: We have been creating environmentally-responsive porous materials. For example, Shinpei Kusaka (Assistant Professor) Reiko Sakaguchi (Assistant Professor) 16 Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University Nobuhiko Hosono (Assistant Professor) Katsuaki Kobayashi (Assistant Professor) photo-responsive one enables us to trap and release gas molecules when and where we want. We also successfully developed flexible crystalline porous materials for highly effective and low-energy consuming separation of gaseous molecules. We aim to solve environmetal and energy problems through the development of new porous materials useful for the capture, separation, and conversion of gas molecules that are present abundantly in atmosphere.
- H. Sato, W. Kosaka, R. Matsuda, A. Hori, Y. Hijikata, R. V. Belosludov, S. Sakaki, M. Takata, S. Kitagawa, Self-accelerating CO sorption in a soft nanoporous crystal. Science 343, 167-170 (2014).
- Y. Sakata, S. Furukawa, M. Kondo, K. Hirai, N. Horike, Y. Takashima, H. Uehara, N. Louvain, M. Meilikhov, T. Tsuruoka, S. Isoda, W. Kosaka, O. Sakata, S. Kitagawa, Shape-memory nanopores induced in coordination frameworks by crystal downsizing. Science 339, 193-196 (2013).
- S. Diring, D. O. Wang, C. Kim, M. Kondo, Y. Chen, S. Kitagawa, K. Kamei, S. Furukawa, Localized cell stimulation by nitric oxide using a photoactive porous coordination polymer platform. Nat. Commun. 4, 2684 (2013).
- J. Reboul, S. Furukawa, N. Horike, M. Tsotsalas, K. Hirai, H. Uehara, M. Kondo, N. Louvain, O. Sakata, S. Kitagawa, Mesoscopic architectures of porous coordination polymers fabricated by pseudomorphic replication. Nat. Mater. 11, 717-723 (2012).
- S. Horike, S. Shimomura, S. Kitagawa, Soft porous crystals. Nat. Chem. 1, 695-704 (2009).
|Website||Kitagawa Lab "Mesoscopic Coordination Chemistry Group"
iCeMS Kitagawa Katsura Laboratory