[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.




[Paper] Chem

The paper about synthetic ion channels based on metal-organic polyhedra is now published in Chem. This is a true collaboration with Prof. Ryuji Kawano (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) and Prof. Shoji Takeuchi (The University of Tokyo). The former technical staff, Ms. Nao Horike, synthesized the molecules and so many group members contributed to this research. Congratulations!!!

[Lecture] Prof. Kevin C.-W. Wu

We invited Prof. Kevin C.-W. Wu, the professor of chemical engineering at National Taiwan University, for his lecture at our group seminar on 12th/January. We really enjoyed his impressive researches from fundamental chemistry to technology transfer to industries. The scientific discussion continued until late at night.. Thanks Kevin for visiting us!!

Prof. Kevin C.-W. Wu
Title: Synthesis of Nanoporous Inorganic Nanoparticles for Biomedical and Energy Applications

[Review] Chem. Mater.

The review about sol-gel process of MOFs is now published in Chem. Mater. This review is a consequence of our international collaborations, particularly with the group of Prof. Paolo Falcaro (currently, TU Graz) and is written by 6 people from 6 different affiliations (5 different countries; Australia, France, Mexico, Japan, Austria). Our former group member, Dr. Julien Reboul (currently, UPMC), also contributed a lot to this review, and of course Dr. Kenji Sumida (currently, U of Adelaide) perfectly organized this writing process as the lead author!! Congratulations!!