Spring move

In Japan, a new academic year starts in April and we farewelled and welcomed members. Our master student, Mr. Thiago Negrao Chuba, graduated his master course and continued to the PhD!! The undergrad student, Mr. Yuuki Hiramatsu, left the group and started working in business industry. Our office assistant, Mr. Shu Takagi is officially assigned…

[Papers] J. Am. Chem. Soc.; Trends Chem.; Chem. Asian J.

In the first week of March 2021, we occasionally published three papers at the same time!! Congratulations, all members and collaborators involved. On the 1st of March, the photo-patterning of porous gels of linked metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs) by acid triggered gelation with photoacid generators was published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. This research was initiated…

[Perspective] Chem. Sci.

We summarized our idea of multiscale chemistry of reticular porous materials over multiple length scales. Here we focused on 'asymmetry' as a key aspect to generate more complex materials system. This perspective review was written by Alex, Zaoming, Javier. Congratulations!! This idea is totally inspired by the 'Coordination Asymmetry' KAKENHI research program, by which Shuhei…

We welcome Tang! International mobility became active!!

We are happy to welcome Phitchayapha Phattharaphuti, for short "Tang", to the Furukawa group as a MEXT scholar research student!! Tang was supposed to join the group in April but her arrival was delayed due to the pandemic situation. Finally, Tang was able to get a visa and reach Kyoto after two weeks of quarantine…

Welcome Tomoko to the group

Dr. Tomoko Inose joined the Furukawa group as an assistant professor in the beginning of October!! Tomoko is a Raman spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy specialist and has been working in the group of Prof. Hiroshi Uji-i at Hokkaido University as an assistant professor. Tomoko joined the group to accelerate the gas biology materials project…

[Paper] Nano Res.

We finally published the research related to our old finding of shape-memory porosity when the flexible MOF crystal was being downsized. This time we correlated such phenomena with the crystal morphology. In this manuscript, we used the solid-state molecular diffusion technique to regulate the position of pillar linkers in an individual MOF nanocrystal, in which…

[Review] Chem. Commun.

We summarized the recent progress of porous materials for gas biology and therapeutic applications!! Gas phase signaling molecules, so-called gasotransmitters such as nitric oxide, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide, are known to regulate intercellular communications. Porous materials are excellent hosts for these gas molecules to control their storage and release. We focused on synthetic porous…

[Paper] J. Am. Chem. Soc.

We published the research on MOFs!! Recently we are more focusing on the molecular based porous materials, metal-organic cages (MOCs) but our postdoc Dr. Frederik Haase revived the MOF research in the Furukawa group. His idea was to combine two incompatible building blocks of 5-c nodes of star-shaped ligands with 4-c nodes of paddlewheel complexes.…