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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Atsuhiro OSUKA (Professor)

Field of Expertise
Organic Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Structural Organic Chemistry
Research Interests
  1. Porphyrin Chemistry,
  2. Expanded Porphyrin Chemistry,
  3. Functional Dyes,
  4. Aromaticity,
  5. Artificial Photosynthesis
Representative Papers
  1. “Synthesis of Naphthalene-Bridged Porphyrin Dimers and Their Orientation Dependent Exciton Coupling”, A. Osuka and K. Maruyama, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 110, 4454-4456 (1988)
  2. “Synthesis and Optical Properties of Conformationally Constrained Trimeric and Pentameric Porphyrin Arrays”, T. Nagata, A. Osuka, and K. Maruyama, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 112, 3054-3059 (1990)
  3. “meso-meso Linked Porphyrin Arrays”, A. Osuka and H. Shimidzu, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl., 36, 135-137 (1997)
  4. “Extremely Long Discrete meso-meso Coupled Porphyrin Arrays”, N. Aratani, A. Osuka, Y. H. Kim, D. H. Jeong, and D. Kim, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 39, 1458-1462 (2000).
  5. “Fully Conjugated Porphyrin Tapes with Electronic Absorption Bands that Reach into Infrared”, A. Tsuda and A. Osuka, Science, 293, 79-83 (2001).
  6. “meso-Aryl Substituted Expanded Porphyrins”, J.-Y. Shin, H. Furuta, K. Yoza, S. Igarashi, and A. Osuka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 123, 7190-7191 (2001).
  7. “Tribenzosubporphyines: Synthesis and Characterization”, Y. Inokuma, J. H. Kwon, T. K. Ahn, M.-C. Yoon, D. Kim, and A. Osuka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45, 961-964 (2006).
  8. “Metalation of Expanded Porphyrins: A Chemical Trigger Used To Produce Molecular Twisting and Möbius Aromaticity”, Y. Tanaka, S. Saito, S. Mori, N. Aratani, H. Shinokubo, N. Shibata, Y. Higuchi, Z. S. Yoon, K. S. Kim, S. B. Noh, J. K. Park, D. Kim, and A. Osuka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47, 681-684 (2008) (COVER, VIP).
  9. “Möbius Antiaromatic Bisphosphorus Complexes of [30]Hexaphyrins”, T. Higashino, J. M. Lim, T. Miura, S. Saito, J.-Y. Shin, D. Kim, and A. Osuka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49, 4950-4954 (2010).
  10. “Möbius Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in Expanded Porphyrins”, Z. Yoon, A. Osuka, and D. Kim, Nature Chemistry, 1, 113-122 (2009).
  11. “Expanded Porphyrins: Intriguing Structures, Electronic Properties, Reactivities, and Surprises”, S. Saito and A. Osuka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 4342-4373 (2011).
Contact Information
Phone: 81(Japan)-75-753-4008
Fax: 81(Japan)-75-753-3970
Email: Osuka + @kuchem.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Organic Chemistry of Molecular Assembly (internal link)
Osuka Laboratory Website

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