Many molecular types are integrated into a material body

Not like a living cell that is an assembly of myriads of molecular types, most artificial materials are composed of a few types of molecules. We study how the number of molecular types can be increased with maintaining the material regularity. This approach not only directly provides multifunctional materials but also is fundamentally related to the issue of molecular complexity in material design.




<Original Papers>

“Heterogeneously Hybridized Porous Coordination Polymer Crystals: Fabrication of Heterometallic Core-Shell Single Crystals with an In-Plane Rotational Epitaxial Relationship”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 1766-1770.

“A block PCP crystal: anisotropic hybridization of porous coordination polymers by face-selective epitaxial growth”
Chem. Commun. 2009, 5097-5099.

“Coordinatively Immobilized Monolayers on Porous Coordination Polymer Crystals”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 5327-5330.

“MOF-on-MOF heteroepitaxy: perfectly oriented [Zn2(ndc)2(dabco)]n grown on [Cu2(ndc)2(dabco)]n thin films”
Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 4954-4958.

“Sequential functionalization of porous coordination polymer crystals”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 8057-8061.

“Targeted functionalization of a hierarchically-structured porous coordination polymer crystal enhances its entire function”
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6472-6474.

“Programmed crystallization via epitaxial growth and ligand replacement towards hybridizing porous coordination polymer crystals”
Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 15868-15872.

“Confined synthesis of CdSe quantum dots in the pores of metal–organic frameworks”
J. Mater. Chem. C 20142, 7173-7175.