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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Shohei SAITO (Associate Professor)

Physical Organic Chemistry / Photochemistry / Functional Materials
Dynamic soft materials based on synthetic functional molecules
Selected Papers:
  1. T. Yamakado, K. Otsubo, A. Osuka, S. Saito*, “Compression of a Flapping Mechanophore Accompanied by Thermal Void Collapse in a Crystalline Phase,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. in press (2018).
  2. T. Yamakado, S. Takahashi, K. Watanabe*, Y. Matsumoto, A. Osuka, S. Saito*, “Structural monitoring of the onset of excited-state aromaticity in a liquid crystal phase,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 5438 (2018).
  3. M. Hada*†, S. Saito*†, S. Tanaka, R. Sato, M. Yoshimura, K. Mouri, K. Matsuo, S. Yamaguchi, M. Hara, Y. Hayashi, F. Röhricht, R. Herges, Y. Shigeta*, K. Onda*, R. J. D. Miller, “Structural monitoring of the onset of excited-state aromaticity in a liquid crystal phase,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 15792 (2017).
  4. R. Kotani, H. Sotome, H. Okajima, S. Yokoyama, Y. Nakaike, A. Kashiwagi, C. Mori, Y. Nakada, S. Yamaguchi, A. Osuka, A. Sakamoto*, H. Miyasaka*, S. Saito*, “Flapping viscosity probe that shows polarity-independent ratiometric fluorescence,” J. Mater. Chem. C 5, 5248 (2017).
  5. S. Saito*, S. Nobusue, E. Tsuzaka, C. Yuan, C. Mori, M. Hara, T. Seki, C. Camacho, S. Irle, S. Yamaguchi, “Light-melt adhesive based on dynamic carbon frameworks in a columnar liquid crystal phase,” Nature Commun. 7, 12094 (2016).
  6. C. Yuan, S. Saito*, C. Camacho, S. Irle*, I. Hisaki, S. Yamaguchi*, “A π-Conjugated System with Flexibility and Rigidity That Shows Environment-Dependent RGB Luminescence,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 8842−8845 (2013).
  7. K. Nagura, S. Saito*, H. Yusa, H. Yamawaki, H. Fujihisa, H. Sato, Y. Shimoikeda, S. Yamaguchi*, “Distinct Responses to Mechanical Grinding and Hydrostatic Pressure in Luminescent Chromism of Tetrathiazolylthiophene,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 10322−10325 (2013).
  8. C. Yuan, S. Saito*, C. Camacho, T. Kowalczyk, S. Irle* S. Yamaguchi* “Hybridization of a Flexible Cyclooctatetraene Core and Rigid Aceneimide Wings for Multi-Luminescent Flapping π System,” Chem. Eur. J. 20, 2193−2200 (2014).
  9. S. Kawai*, S. Saito, S. Osumi, S. Yamaguchi, A. S. Foster, P. Spijker, E. Meyer, “Atomically controlled substitutional boron-doping of graphene nanoribbons,” Nature Commun. 6, 8098 (2015).
  10. S. Saito*, K. Matsuo, S. Yamaguchi*, “Polycyclic π-Electron System with Boron at Its Center” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 9130−9133 (2012).
  11. S. Saito, A. Osuka*, “Expanded Porphyrins: Intriguing Structures, Electronic Properties, and Reactivities,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Review) 50, 4342–4373 (2011).
Academic Profile:
2010 Doctor of Science, Kyoto University
2010-2016 Assistant Professor, Nagoya University
2012-2016 JST PRESTO Researcher (Molecular Technology)
2016- Associate Professor, Kyoto University
2016- JST PRESTO Researcher (Photonics)
2014 Royal Society of Chemistry & Chemical Society of Japan, 8th PCCP Prize
2014 Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award
2014 Japanese science ministry (MEXT) Award for Young Scientists
2015 Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists
2016 Japanese Photochemistry Association Prize for Young Scientist
2017 Inoue Science Research Award
Contact Information:
TEL: +81-(0)75-753-4010
FAX: +81-(0)75-753-3970
E-mail: s_saito(at)kuchem.kyoto-u.ac.jp
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