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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Hiroshi Kitagawa (Professor)

Field of Expertise:
Solid-state Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Nano Science.
Research Interests:
  1. Low-dimensional electron systems situated on dimensional crossover region.
  2. Solid-state protonics using MOFs and SurMOFs, and nano-ionics using nanomaterials.
  3. Creation of Novel Solid-Solution Alloy Nanoparticles on the Basis of Density-of-States Engineering by Interelement Fusion.
  4. Molecular conductors and conducting MOFs.
Recent Papers:
  1. S. Sakaida, K. Otsubo, O. Sakata, C. Song, A. Fujiwara, M. Takata, H. Kitagawa. Crystalline Coordination Framework Endowed with Dynamic Gate-Opening Behaviour by Being Downsized to a Thin Film. Nature Chemistry, 8, 377-383 (2016).
  2. H. Kobayashi, K. Kusada, H. Kitagawa, Creation of Novel Solid-Solution Alloy Nanoparticles on the Basis of Density-of-States Engineering by Interelement Fusion. Accounts of Chemical Research, 48, 1551-1559 (2015).
  3. G. Li, H. Kobayashi, J. M. Taylor, R. Ikeda, Y. Kubota, K. Kato, M. Takata, T. Yamamoto, S. Toh, S. Matsumura, H. Kitagawa, Remarkably Enhanced Hydrogen-Storage Capacity and Speed in Pd Nano Crystals Covered with a Metal-Organic Framework. Nature Materials, 13, 802-806 (2014).
  4. K. Kusada, H. Kobayashi, R. Ikeda, Y. Kubota, M. Takata, S. Toh, T. Yamamoto, S. Matsumura, N. Sumi, K. Sato, K. Nagaoka, H. Kitagawa, Solid Solution Alloy Nanoparticles of Immiscible Pd and Ru Elements Neighboring on Rh: Changeover of the Thermodynamic Behavior for Hydrogen Storage and Enhanced CO-Oxidizing Ability. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 1864-1871 (2014).
  5. T. Yamada, K. Otsubo, R. Makiura, H. Kitagawa, Designer Co-ordination Polymers: Dimensional Crossover Architectures and Proton Conduction. Chemical Society Reviews, 42, 6655-6669 (2013).
  6. H. Okawa, M. Sadakiyo, T. Yamada, M. Maesato, M. Ohba, H. Kitagawa, Proton-Conductive Magnetic Metal-Organic Frameworks, {NR3(CH2COOH)}[MaIIMbIII(ox)3]:Effect of Carboxyl Residue upon Proton Conduction. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 2256-2262 (2013).
  7. K. Kusada, H. Kobayashi, T. Yamamoto, S. Matsumura, N. Sumi, K. Sato, K. Nagaoka, Y. Kubota, H. Kitagawa, Discovery of Face-centered Cubic Ruthenium Nanoparticles: Facile Size-controlled Synthesis using the Chemical Reduction Method. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 5493-5496 (2013).
  8. A. Shigematsu, T. Yamada, H. Kitagawa, Selective Separation of Water, Methanol and Ethanol by a Porous Coordination Polymer Built with a Flexible Tetrahedral Ligand. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 13145-13147 (2012).
  9. H. Kobayashi, H. Morita, M. Yamauchi, R. Ikeda, H. Kitagawa, Y. Kubota, K. Kato, M. Takata, S. Toh, S. Matsumura, Nanosize-Induced Drastic Drop in Equilibrium Hydrogen Pressure for Hydride Formation and Structural Stabilization in Pd-Rh Solid-Solution Alloys. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 12390-12393 (2012).
  10. K. Otsubo, T. Haraguchi, O. Sakata, A. Fujiwara, H. Kitagawa, Step-by-Step Fabrication of a Highly Oriented Crystalline Three-Dimensional Pillared-Layer-Type Metal-Organic Framework Thin Film Confirmed by Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 9605-9608 (2012).
  11. M. Sadakiyo, H. Okawa, A. Shigematsu, M. Ohba, T. Yamada, H. Kitagawa, The Promotion of Low-Humidity Proton Conduction by Controlling Hydrophilicity in Layered Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 5472-5475 (2012).
  12. K. Otsubo, Y. Wakabayashi, J. Ohara, S. Yamamoto, H. Matsuzaki, H. Okamoto, K. Nitta, T. Uruga, H. Kitagawa, Bottom-up Realization of A Porous Metal-organic Nanotubular Assembly. Nature Materials, 10, 291-295 (2011).
  13. K. Kusada, M. Yamauchi, H. Kobayashi, H. Kitagawa, Y. Kubota, Hydrogen-Storage Properties of Solid-Solution Alloys of Immiscible Neighboring Elements with Pd. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 15896-15898 (2010).
  14. L. Yang, S. Kinoshita, T. Yamada, S. Kanda, H. Kitagawa, M. Tokunaga, T. Ishimoto, T. Ogura, R. Nagumo, A. Miyamoto, M. Koyama, A Metal-Organic Framework as An Electrocatalyst for Ethanol Oxidation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49, 5348-5351 (2010).
  15. R. Makiura, S. Motoyama, Y. Umemura, H. Yamanaka, O. Sakata, H. Kitagawa, Surface Nano-Architecture of A Metal-Organic Framework. Nature Materials, 9, 565-571 (2010).
  16. H. Kobayashi, M. Yamauchi, H. Kitagawa, Y. Kubota, K. Kato, M. Takata, Atomic-Level Pd-Pt Alloying and Largely Enhanced Hydrogen-Storage Capacity in Bimetallic Nanoparticles Reconstructed from Core/Shell Structure by a Process of Hydrogen Absorption/Desorption. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 5576-5577 (2010).
  17. R. Makiura, T. Yonemura, T. Yamada, M. Yamauchi, R. Ikeda, H. Kitagawa, K. Kato, M. Takata, Size-Controlled Stabilisation of the Superionic Phase to Room Temperature in Polymer-Coated AgI Nanoparticles. Nature Materials, 8, 476-480 (2009).
  18. H. Kitagawa, Transported into Fuel Cells,
    Nature Chemistry, 1, 689-690 (2009).
  19. T. Yamada and H. Kitagawa, A Protection and Deprotection Approach for the Introduction of Functional Group to Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 6312-6313 (2009).
  20. T. Yamada, M. Sadakiyo, H. Kitagawa, High Proton Conductivity of One-Dimensional Ferrous Oxalate Dihydrate. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 3144 (2009).
  21. M. Sadakiyo, T. Yamada, H. Kitagawa, Rational Designs for Highly Proton-Conductive Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 9906-9907 (2009).
  22. H. Okawa, A. Shigematsu, M. Sadakiyo, T. Miyakawa, M. Ohba, H. Kitagawa, Oxalate-Bridged Bimetallic Complexes {NH(prol)3}[MCr(ox)3] Exhibiting Coexistent Ferromagnetism and Proton Conduction. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 13516-13522 (2009).
  23. K. Kanaizuka, R. Haruki, O. Sakata, M. Yoshimoto, Y. Akita, H. Kitagawa, Construction of Highly-Oriented Crystalline Surface Coordination Polymers Composed of Copper Dithiooxamide Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 15778 (2008).
  24. H. Kobayashi, M. Yamauchi, H. Kitagawa, Y. Kubota, K. Kato, M. Takata, On the Nature of Strong Hydrogen Atom Trapping Inside Pd Nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 1828 (2008).
  25. H. Kobayashi, M. Yamauchi, H. Kitagawa, Y. Kubota, K. Kato, M. Takata, Hydrogen Absorption in the Core/Shell Interface of Pd/Pt Nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 1818 (2008).
  26. A. Kobayashi and H. Kitagawa, Mixed-Valence Two-Legged MX-Ladder Complex with a Pair of Out-of-Phase Charge-Density Waves. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 12066 (2006).
  27. K. Otsubo, A. Kobayashi, H. Kitagawa, M. Hedo, Y. Uwatoko, H. Sagayama, Y. Wakabayashi, H. Sawa, Most Stable Metallic Phase of the Mixed-Valence MMX-Chain, Pt2(dtp)4I in Purely d-electronic Conductors Based on the Transition-Metal Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 8140 (2006).
  28. Y. Wakabayashi, A. Kobayashi, H. Sawa, H. Ohsumi, N. Ikeda, H. Kitagawa, Direct Ditermination of Low-Dimensional Structures -Synchrotron X-ray scattering on One-Dimensional Charge-Ordered MMX-Chain Complexes-. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 6676 (2006).
Education:
1986 B.S. at the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University.
1988 M.S. at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science,
   Kyoto University.
1991 Finished doctoral course at the Department of Chemistry,
   Faculty of Science, Kyoto University.
1992 Doctor of Science, Kyoto University.
Academic carriers:
1991 Research Associate, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS)
1994 Assistant Professor, JAIST
2000 Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
2003 Professor, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University
2005 Executive Adviser to the President, Kyushu University
2009 Professor at the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
2010 Science Officer, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,
   Science and Technology, Japan
2010 Vice President, Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry
2011 Organizing Committee, Pacifichem2015
2011 Dean of the Division of Chemistry, Kyoto University
2012 Member, Science Council of Japan
2013 Chair of the Chemical Sciences and Society Summit (2013 CS3) 2013 Concurrent Professor, Nanjing University
2014 Deputy Executive Vice-President for Research, Kyoto Univ.
2015 Research Supervisor, PRESTO, JST
2015 Research Director, ACCEL, JST
Awards:
2010 The CSJ Award for Creative Work
2011 Inoue Prize for Science
2013 Marco Polo della Scienza Italiana
2016 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2016 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Contact Information:
Tel: +81(Japan)-75-753-4035, +81(Japan)-75-753-4035 (Secretary)
Fax: +81(Japan)-75-753-4035
E-mail: kitagawa + @kuchem.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Link:
Solid-State Chemistry (internal link)
the Kitagawa Group Website

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