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Hiroyuki Furuta Last modified date:2018.06.11

Professor / Applied Fine Chemistry
Department of Applied Chemistry
Faculty of Engineering

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Academic Degree
Photo-induced Electron Transfer Reaction of Porphyrin Compounds
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Organic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Functional Molecular Chemistry
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
He has found a novel porphyrin isomer, N-confused porphyrin (NCP) and opened a new avenue to novel porphyrinoids.(J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1994)
A variety of NCP metal complexes, multiply confused, expanded, and contracted porphyrinoids, have been synthesized and characterized by the X ray single crystal analyses. (Chem. Commun. 2002) Especially, the multiply confused porphyrins have been shown to exhibit a self-assembly property for moleculer wires. (Supramol. Chem. 2003)
With the assist of "confusion approach" strategy,new synthetic method for porphyrinoids has been developed.
He has succeeded to synthesize doubly N-confused hexaphyrins that possessed two N3C compartments for the complexation of two metal ions in the cavity.
Research Interests
  • (3) Functional Organization of Porphyrin Analogs
    keyword : Porphyrin, Pyrrole, Self-Organization
    2002.10Assemble molecules using the intermoleculer interactions show the special properties differnt from each molecule such as an artificial bilayer. Doubly confused porphyrins performs a one-dimensional chain in the solid state by the hydrogen bonds between outer N atoms. It is clear that a porphyrin forms an orderly structure assembly by the result of STM study. Our porphyrin derivateves, NCPs, may also use as a photosensitizer for a memory or as an ion transporter in the biomembrane..
  • (2) Creation of Novel Porphyrin Analogs - Multiply Confused, Expanded
    N-Confused Porphyrin

    keyword : Porphyrin, Pyrrole,confused porphyrin
    2002.10Doubly confused porphyrin and dubly confused hexaphyrins which have two confused pyrroles in the ring stabilize thire high ox-dation state of metals and constract binuclear metal compleaes. Further more, the study of the photodynamic therapy using their property which has a good generation efficiency of singlet oxygen has been started..
  • (1)Fundamental Properties of N-Confused Porphyrin - Versatile
    Metal Coordination Chemistry associated with NH-Tautomerism
    keyword : Porphyrin, Pyrrole, Tautomerism, Macrocyclic Compound
    2002.10The NCP has NH tautomers due to transfer protons between inside and outside nitrogen atoms, and each tautomer has different UV/vis absorbance (the color change) and aromatisity. Thus, there are two types of tautomers, one is three hydrogen atoms in the core (NCP-3H), another is two hydrogen atoms in the core (NCP-2H). In nonpolar solvents NCP-3H exists predominant, and in the polar solvent NCP-2H is more stable. Each NH tautomer's structures have been determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. (JACS 2001) The control of tautomerism will be possible to introduce the substances at aloha position in the outside ring..
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
  • The Chemical Society of Japan.
  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Porphyrins & Phthalocyanines
Educational Activities
Supervisor of undergraduate and PhD students.
Lectures of undergraduate and graduate courses.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2005.08.