Summer Party

We had a nice summer party together with Horike, Hirori, Kitagawa-Kajiwara groups + a legend chemist Prof. Koji Tanaka, for celebrating the successful job hunting of master students. We had a nice chat in HUB@Karasuma and then our favorite spot, Bungalow!! Congratulations, Ikemura, Ohara and Mine!! Good time to chill out over a cold beer.



[Paper] Chem. Mater.

The paper about the localized MOF to Gel conversion is now published in Chem. Mater. This research was conducted by Sophia, who came to our group as a guest student from KIT and were working with Dr. Manuel Tsotsalas, who is also an alumni of the group. Dr. Stephane Diring currently in Nantes supervised the project. We are so glad to publish this paper as a great friendship collaboration!! Congratulations, Sophia, Stephane and Manuel!

[Paper] J. Mater. Chem. A

The collaboration paper with the group of Prof. Fischer is now published in J. Mater. Chem. A. We applied coordination modulation into the layer-by-layer growth and controlled the surface feature and crystallinity. Congratulation, Suttipong and Kenji!!

[Paper] Chem. Commun.

The collaboration paper with the group of Prof. Rob Ameloot is now published in Chem. Commun. This study demonstrated the photopatterning of microchannels in single crystals of MOFs. The research was supported by JSPS-FWO bilateral collaboration project. Congratulations, Ivo and Rob!

Photopatterning of fluorescent host–guest carriers through pore activation of metal–organic framework single crystals

Prof. Rob Ameloot(KU Leuven, Belgium)との共同研究に関する論文がChem. Commun.に公開されました!光化学反応を用いてMOF単結晶内部にマイクロチャネルを自在に作成する研究です。本研究は日本学術振興会二国間交流事業(共同研究)によって支援されました。


Shuhei Furukawa is elected as a recipient of The Young Scientists’ Prize by MEXT

Prof. Shuhei Furukawa is awarded The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for his study on “Structural Control of Coordination Polymers at the Mesoscale”.



Press Release: MEXT (Japanese), Kyoto Univ. (Japanese), iCeMS (Japanese, English)

The Furukawa group begins

The Furukawa group starts in April/2017 at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Materials (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University!!

Our research group has been working on the research of metal-organic frameworks/porous coordination polymers (MOFs/PCPs) as a sub-research group in the Susumu Kitagawa laboratory, the hybrid pores group (2008-2013) and the mesoscopic coordination chemistry group (2013-2017).

By extending this chemistry, we focus on the research of molecular assemblies at the mesoscale and the development of new materials towards cell biology and sensor devices.

We will keep you posted about our discovery!!

This nice picture of cherry blossoms bonsai is gifted by our collaborator, Prof Elisa Barea.