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(last updated on December 2, 2002)
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Phase Boundary Catalysis
Joint Research Project with a private company in Japan
Recent Publication
  • "Phase-Boundary Catalysis: A New Approach in Alkene Epoxidation by Zeolite Loaded with Alkylsilane-Covered Titanium Oxide with Hydrogen Peroxide", Chem. Commun., 2235-2236 (2000).
Chiral Surface: Two-dimensional Chirality of Self-assembled Monolayer of Atropisomeric Compounds
Recent Publication
  • "Two-Dimensional Chirality: Self-Assembled Monolayer of an Atropisomeric Compound Covalently Bound to a Gold Surface", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 121: 6515-6516 (1999).
Ultrafast Reaction Dynamics of Photoirradiated Semiconducting Materials
Recent Publication
  • "Femtosecond Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy of Aqueous Titanium(IV) Oxide Suspension: Correlation of Electron-Hole Recombination Kinetics with Photocatalytic Activity", Chem. Lett., 579-580 (1998).

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Effect of Transition Metal Doping on Photocatalytic Activity of Titanium(IV) Oxide Particles
Joint Research Project with Professor Leonardo PALMISANO (Palermo University, Italy)
Recent Publication
  • "Photocatalytic Activity of Transition-Metal-Loaded Titanium(IV) Oxide Powders Suspended in Aqueous Solutions: Correlation with Electron-Hole Recombination Kinetics", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3: 267-273 (2001)
Design and Development of Hyper Active Semiconductor Photocatalysts
International Research Project including Dr. Hiroshi KOMINAMI (Kinki University), Professor Leonardo PALMISANO (Palermo University), and Professor Pierre PICHAT (CNRS)
Recent Publications
  • "Immobilization of Highly Active Titanium(IV) Oxide Particles. A Novel Strategy of Preparation of Transparent Photocatalytic Coatings", Appl. Catal. B. Environ., 30: 329-335 (2001).
  • "Novel Solvothermal Synthesis of Niobium(V) Oxide Powders and Their Photocatalytic Activity in Aqueous Suspensions", J. Mater. Chem., 11: 604-609 (2001)
  • "Thermal Treatment of Titanium Alkoxides in Organic Media: Novel Synthesis Methods for Titanium(IV) Oxide Photocatalyst of Ultra-high Activity", Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 130: 1937-1942 (2000).

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Development of Novel Photocatalytic Reaction System for Synthesis of Useful Organic Materials
(Proposal of collaboration work is welcome)
Recent Publications
  • "Photocatalytic Stereoselective N-Cyclization of 2,6-Diaminopimelic Acid by Aqueous Suspension of Activated Cadmium(II) Sulfide Particles", J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2, 201-209 (2001).
  • "Shape and Size Selective Photocatalytic Reaction by Layered Titanic Acid Powder Suspended in Deaerated Aqueous Alcohol Solutions", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2: 5308-5313 (2000).
  • New Challenges in Organic Electrochemistry (eds. T. Osa) 1998, Amsterdam, 55-71.
Vibrational Spectroscopic Study on Semiconductor Photocatalytic Reactions
Joint Research Project with Dr. A. James McQuillan
Recent Publications
  • "An in situ FT-IR Study on Photocatalytic Reaction at Semiconductor-Aqueous Solution Interface -- Mechanism of Photocatalytic N-Cyclization of (S)-Lysine", Chem. Lett., 91-92 (1997).
  • "In Situ Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of Adsorption of Lactic Acid and Related Compounds on the TiO2 and CdS Semiconductor Photocatalyst Surfaces from Aqueous Solutions", Chem. Lett., 849-850 (1998).

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Fabrication and Characterization of Monoparticle Layer of Semiconductor Nanoparticles
Recent Publications
  • "Structure and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Laminated Monoparticle Layers of CdS and ZnS on Gold", Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 38: 518-521 (1999).
  • "Fabrication and Characterization of CdS Nanoparticle Mono- and Multilayers on a Self-Assembled Monolayer of Alkanedithiols on Gold", J. Phys. Chem. B., 102: 1571-1577 (1998).
  • "Effect of Immobilized Electron Relay on the Interfacial Photoinduced Electron Transfer at Layered Inorganic-Organic Composite Film on Gold", J. Electroanal. Chem., 455: 229-234 (1998).
Surface Functionalization of Boron-doped Diamond Electrode
Recent Publication and Presentation
  • "Surface Functionalization of Doped CVD Diamond via Covalent Bond. An XPS Study on the Formation of Surface-bound Quaternary Pyridinium Salt", Chem. Lett., 953-954 (1998).

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Quartz Crystal Microbalance Study on Photoelectrochemical Reactions
(in progress)
<< A new project under consideration >>
Joint Research Project with a consulting company in United States of America (Proposal of collaboration work is welcome)
Study on the development of novel technology applicable to industrial research is now in progress.

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