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Atsushi Takagaki Last modified date:2019.05.28

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Field of Specialization
Catalysis, Material Chemistry
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Development of heterogeneous catalysts that contribute to solving environmental and energy issues.
Research Interests
  • Development of new catalysis of inorganic materials
    keyword : Development of new catalysis
  • Development of heterogeneous catalysts for sustainability
    keyword : Solid catalyst
Academic Activities
1. Atsushi Takagaki, Shun Nishimura, Kohki Ebitani, Mechanistic studies of solid acid and base catalyzed clean technologies, Heterogeneous Catalysts for Clean Technology –Design, Analysis and Application-/Wiely-VCH, 2014.01.
1. Ayako Iino, Atsushi Takagaki, Ryuji Kikuchi, Shigeo Ted Oyama, Kyoko K. Bando, Combined in Situ XAFS and FTIR Study of the Hydrodeoxygenation Reaction of 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran on Ni2P/SiO2, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03246, 2018.04.
2. Shoichiro Namba, Atsushi Takagaki, Keiko Jimura, Shigenobu Hayashi, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama, Effects of ball-milling treatment on physicochemical properties and solid base activity of hexagonal boron nitrides, Catalysis Science and Technology, 10.1039/c8cy00940f, 9, 2, 302-309, 2019.01, Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) was ball-milled at various rotation speeds (150–600 rpm) using a planetary ball-mill. Ball-milling disrupted the layered structure of the h-BN, resulting in significant increases of surface area. Ball-milling at 400 rpm gave the highest surface area of 412 m2 g−1 while higher rotation speeds decreased the surface areas due to agglomeration. Moreover, ball-milling resulted in the emergence of amino- and hydroxyl groups on the surface which were observed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy,
and partial oxidation of the surface boron by the formation of B–OH groups was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The appearance of trigonal B–O and tetrahedral B–O was observed by boron-11 magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The number of base sites was increased with the increase of rotation speeds of milling, corresponding to the formation of amino groups. The ball-milled h-BN showed catalytic activity for the nitroaldol reaction between nitromethane and benzaldehyde
in which the h-BN milled at 400 rpm exhibited the highest reaction rate and turnover frequency. In addition, the ball-milled h-BN could convert glucose with the formation of fructose at 40 °C whereas pristine h-BN showed no activity. The base sites were mainly responsible for the catalytic activity..
3. Shogo Furusato, Atsushi Takagaki, Shigenobu Hayashi, Akio Miyasato, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama, Mechanochemical decomposition of crystalline cellulose in the presence of protonated layered niobium molybdate solid acid catalyst, ChemSusChem, 10.1002/cssc.201702305, 11, 888-896, 2018.01.
4. Shusaku Torii, Keiko Jimura, Shigenobu Hayashi, Ryuji Kikuchi, Atsushi Takagaki, Utilization of Hexagonal Boron Nitride as a Solid Acid-Base Bifunctional Catalyst, Journal of Catalysis, 10.1016/j.jcat.2017.09.013, 355, 176-184, 2017.10.
5. Hiroshi Goto, Atsushi Takagaki, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama, Hydrogenation of 2,5-Dimethylfuran on Hexagonal-Boron Nitride- and Silica-Supported Platinum Catalysts, Applied Catalysis A: General, 10.1016/j.apcata.2017.06.041, 548, 122-127, 2017.07.
6. Atsushi Takagaki, Shogo Furusato, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama, Efficient epimerization of aldoses using layered niobium molybdates, ChemSusChem, 10.1002/cssc.201501093, 8, 3769-3772, 2015.10.
7. Atsushi Takagaki, Kinetic Analysis of Aqueous-phase Cyclodehydration of 1,4-Butanediol and Erythritol over a Layered Niobium Molybdate Solid Acid, Catalysis Science and Technology, 10.1039/C5CY01126D, 6, 791-799, Year 2016, 2015.08.
8. Yuya Morita, Shogo Furusato, Atsushi Takagaki, Shigenobu Hayashi, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama, Intercalation-controlled cyclodehydration of sorbitol in water over layered niobium molybdate solid acid catalyst, ChemSusChem, 10.1002/cssc.201300946, 7, 748-752, 2014.01.
1. Atsushi Takagaki, Keiko Jimura, Shigenobu Hayashi, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama, Physicochemical Properties and Solid Base Activity of Ball-milled Hexagonal Boron Nitrides, The 17th Korea-Japan Symposium on Catalysis, 2019.05.
2. Atsushi Takagaki, Shusaku Torii, Keiko Jimura, Shigenobu Hayashi, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama , Hexagonal Boron Nitride as a Solid Acid-Base Catalyst , The 8th Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology , 2018.08, This study investigated the use of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) as a novel catalyst with base and acid functionalities. For use as a solid catalyst, the layered structure of h-BN was disrupted by ball-milling, exposing boron and nitrogen edge sites as well as increasing the surface area. FTIR, XPS and 1H MAS NMR indicated that amino- and hydroxyl groups were formed adjacently on the surface of h-BN by ball milling. The ball-milled h-BN was found to function as a solid acid–base catalyst. The coexistence of acid and base sites enhanced its activity for the nitroaldol reaction..
3. Atsushi Takagaki, Shusaku Torii, Shoichiro Namba, Keiko Jimura, Shigenobu Hayashi, Ryuji Kikuchi and S. Ted Oyama, Ball-milled Boron Nitride as a Novel Solid Acid-Base Catalyst, 2018 International Symposium on Advancement and Prospect of Catalysis Science & Technology, 2018.07, This study reveals that amino and hydroxyl groups were formed simultaneously at adjacent positions on the h-BN surface by the simple ball-milling, and these groups functioned as active cooperative acid-base sites for the nitroaldol reaction..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Catalysis Society of Japan
  • The Chemical Society of Japan
  • American Chemical Society
  • Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan
  • The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
  • The Japan Institute of Energy