Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology


LAST UPDATE 2017/02/26

  • 研究者氏名
    Researcher Name

    山元公寿 Kimihisa YAMAMOTO
    教授 Professor
  • 所属
    Professional Affiliation

    Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Molecular functions
  • 研究キーワード
    Research Keywords

    Coordination chemistry
    Supramolecular chemistry
    Metal nanoparticle
    Metallic oxide
Research Subject
Creation of Atom-hybrid Nano-materials

研究の背景 Background


Metal-organic hybrid nanomaterials have a limitless potential for synergistic functions like metalloproteins, because the organic frameworks have a significant diversity for design and synthesis and there are almost 110 inorganic elements as a substrates. However, we cannot yet freely assemble and hybridize their elements at the atomic level. The methodology for building finecontrolled nanostructures using the large variety of inorganic elements as raw materials will surely lead to the generation of yet unknown next-generation functional nano-materials.

研究の目標 Outcome


The approach through "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Based on Atomic-level Programming" is one of the most important general strategy for the next-generation nanotechnology. Our research aims to explore the methodology for the design and construction of fine-controlled hybrid materials through "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Based on Atomic-level Programming", in which the chemical bonds and arrangements of metal atoms and ions are reversibly and precisely controlled. Our group is also striving to open up new field to create innovative future nano-materials, which will have an impact on the environmental, biomimetic, and energy sciences.

研究図Research Figure

Fig.1. Concept of the Precise Synthetic Chemistry of Inorganic Materials Fig.2. Subnanometre metal/metaloxide clusters without size distribution Fig.3. Application for electronics devices

文献 / Publications

Acc. Chem. Res., 47, 1127-1136 (2014). Nature Commun., 4, 2581 (2013). J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 13089-13095 (2013). Nature Chemistry, 1, 397-402 (2009). Nature Nanotechnology, 3, 106-111 (2008). J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 9256-9257 (2007). J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 13030-13038 (2005). Nature, 415, 509-511 (2002)