Supramolecular Chemistry Group

        joint with the Research Unit of Nano-organics and Nano-hybrids of IROAST



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Publication list on the personal website of


Publication list on the personal website of


Publication list on the personal website of
Dr. Hirotaka IHARA

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2022 (–) to page top

Preparation of hybrid microspheres with homogeneously dispersed nanosilica using in-situ sol-gel reaction inside a polystyrene matrix
A. Toyofuji, N. Hano, Y. Yamaguchi, T. Wakiya, H. Ihara, M. Takafuji*
Chemistry Letters, Vol. 51, pp.639-642, 2022. DOI: 10.1246/cl.220121

Co-assembling system that exhibits bright circularly polarized luminescence

N. Ryu, T. Harada, Y. Okazaki, K. Yoshida, T. Shirosaki, R. Oda, Y. Kuwahara, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara, S. Nagaoka
Materials Advances, Vol. 3, 3123–3127, 2022. DOI: 10.1039/d2ma00002d

Selective reflection enhancement by controlling of surface-layering structure of inorganic nanoparticles on polymer microspheres

N. Hano, N. Ryu, S. Nagaoka, H. Ihara, M.Takafuji

Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 637, 128188, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.128188

Functionalized aluminum oxide by immobilization of totally organic aromatic polymer spherical nanoparticles
S. Nagaoka, K. Yoshida, Y. Hirota, Y. Komachi, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara

Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 640, 128438, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2022.128438

Fabrication of naphthol-based phenolic polymer coated-silica for mixed-mode chromatography

Y. Hu, H. Ihara, M. Takafuji
Journal of Chromatography Open, Vol. 2, 100028, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcoa.2021.100028

Advanced Mg-Al-Ca alloys with combined properties of high thermal conductivity, high mechanical strength and non-flammability

Y. Kawamura, S. Inoue, K. Ougi, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara, T. Kiguchi, D. S. Shih

Materials Transaction, Vol. 63 (2), 118-127, 2022. DOI: 10.2320/matertrans.MT-M2021195

Chemical redox-induced chiroptical switching of supramolecular assemblies of viologens

Y. Kuwahara, M. Ito, T. Iwamoto, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara, N. Ryu and T. Mani
RSC Advances, Vol. 12, pp.2019-2025, 2022. DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08984F

2021 (12)  to page top

Efficient removal of methylene blue dye from an aqueous solution using silica nanoparticle crosslinked acrylamide hybrid hydrogels

M. Maria Rahman, J, A. Foisal, H. Ihara, M. Takafuji

New Journal of Chemistry (RSC), Vol. 45, pp. 20107-20119 , 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NJ04383H

Thermally stable high-contrast iridescent structural colours from silica colloidal crystal doped with monodisperse spherical black carbon particles as maverick

K. Nakamae, N. Hano, H. Ihara, M. Takafuji

Materials Advances (RSC), Vol. 2, pp. 5935-5941, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00523E

Efficient extraction of quaternary ammonium alkaloids based on π-conjugated polymer coated porous silica adsorbent

H. Yu, P. Jin, F. Zhu, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara, L. Nie, H. Liu

Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 426, 131061, 2021 (15 December).

Supramolecular assembly of glutamide attached terpyridine-lanthanide complex with enhanced chirality and high fluorescence quantum yield

N. Sultana, T. Kawahara, Y. Kuwahara, H. Ihara, M. Takafuji

Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 781, 138968, 2021.

Temperature depending bioelectrocatalysis current of multicopper oxidase from a hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrobaculum aerophilum

M. Tominaga, S. Nakao, M. Takafuji, E. Takamura, S. Suye, T. Satomura.

Electrochemistry Communications, Vol. 125, 106982, 2021.

A molecular shape recognitive HPLC stationary phase based on a highly ordered amphiphilic glutamide molecular gel

N. Kawamoto, Y. Hu, Y. Kuwahara, H. Ihara, M. Takafuji

Nanomaterials, Vol. 11(6), 1574, 2021. DOI: 10.3390/nano11061574
Special issue “
Self-assembled nanostructures for molecular recognition” (Special editors: Makoto Takafuji and Hirotaka Ihara)

Selectivity enhancement for the separation of shape-constrained isomers by particle size-derived molecular ordering and density in reversed-phase liquid chromatography

A. K. Mallik,* H. Noguchi, M. M. Rahman, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara

Separation Science Plus, Vol. 4, pp. 296–304, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/sscp.202100017.

Hetero-network hydrogels crosslinked with silica nanoparticlesfor strategic control of thermal responsive property

M. Maria Rahman, Md. A. Alam, H. Ihara, M. Takafuji

Soft Matter (RSC), Vol. 17, pp. 4615-4622, 2021. DOI: 10.1039/D1SM00191D

Enantioselective self-assembled nanofibrillar network with glutamide-based organogelator

N. Nagatomo, H. Oishi, Y. Kuwahara, M. Takafuji, R. Oda, T. Hamada H. Ihara

Nanomaterials, Vol. 11(6), 1376, 2021. DOI: 10.3390/nano11061376.

Special issue “Self-assembled nanostructures for molecular recognition” (Special editors: Makoto Takafuji and Hirotaka Ihara)

Lanthanide ion-doped silica nanohelix: a helical inorganic network acts as a chiral source for metal ions

T. Harada, H. Yanagita, N. Ryu, Y. Okazaki, Y. Kuwahara, M. Takafuji, S. Nagaoka, H. Ihara, R. Oda

Chemical Communications (RSC), Vol. 57, pp. 4392-4395, 2021. DOI: 10.1039/d1cc01112j

Remarkable enhancement of thermal stability of epoxy resin through the incorporation of mesoporous silica micro-filler

F. Yeasmin, A. K. Mallik, A. H. Chisty, F. N.Robel, Md.Shahruzzaman, P. Haque, M. M. Rahman, N. Hano, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara

Heliyon, Vol. 7, e05959, 2021.

Jute cellulose nanocrystal/poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide-co-3-methacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane) hydrogel for removing a cationic dye from aqueous solution by ionic interaction

M. Shahruzzaman, S. Hossain, S. F. Kabir, Md. S. Rahman, S. Sultana, A. K. Mallik, P. Haque, M. Takafuji, M. M. Rahman.

Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, Vol. 6,pp. 254-263, 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsamd.2021.02.005

2020 (8) to page top

Extreme enhancement of secondary chirality through coordination-driven steric changes of terpyridyl ligand in glutamide-based molecular gels

M. Takafuji,* T. Kawahara, N. Sultana, N. Ryu, K. Yoshida, Y. Kuwahara, R. Oda, H. Ihara*

RSC Advances, Vol. 10, pp. 29627-29632, 2020. doi.org/10.1039/D0RA05057A

Fabrication of carbon-like, π-conjugated organic layer on a nano-porous silica surface

H. Noguchi, M. Sultana, N. Hano, Y. Kuwahara, M. Takafuji, S. Nagaoka, H. Qiu, H. Ihara*

Nanomaterials, Vol. 10 (No. 9), 1882, 2020. 10.3390/nano10091882

Polymer encapsulation and stabilization of molecular gel- based chiroptical information for strong, tunable circularly polarized luminescence film

H. Oishi, S. Mashima, Y. Kuwahara, M. Takafuji, K. Yoshida, R. Oda, H. Qiu, H. Ihara.

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 8, pp. 8732-8735, 2020. doi.org/10.1039/D0TC01480J

Chirality induction on non-chiral dye-linked polysilsesquioxane in nanohelical structures

N. Ryu, T. Kawaguchi, H. Yanagita, Y. Okazaki, T. Buffeteau, K. Yoshida, T. Shirosaki, S. Nagaoka, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara, R. Oda.

Chemical Communications, Vol. 56, pp. 7241-7244, 2020. doi.org/10.1039/D0CC02224A

Multi-chiro-informative system created by a porphyrin-functionalized chiral molecular assembly

S. Mashima, N.Ryu, Y. Kuwahara, M. Takafuji, H. Jintoku, R. Oda, H. Ihara

Chemistry Letters, Vol.49, pp.368-371, 2020. doi.org/10.1246/cl.200018.

Calcium ion mediated rapid wound healing by nano-ZnO doped calcium phosphate-chitosan-alginate biocomposites

M. A. Rahman, M. S. Islam, P. Haque, M. N Khan, M. Takafuji, M. Begum, G. W. Chowdhury, M. Khan, M. M. Rahman

Materialia, Vol. 13, Article number 100839, September 2020.

Preparation of novel chitosan/poly (ethylene glycol)/ZnO bionanocomposite for wound healing application: Effect of gentamicin loading

R. A. Masud, M. S. Islam, P. Haque, M. N. I. Khan, M. Shahruzzaman, M. Khan, M. Takafuji, M. M. Rahman

Materialia, Vol. 12, Article number 100785, August 2020.

Spherical filler-promoting thermally conductive pathway in graphite-containing polymer composites for high heat radiation

M. Takafuji, N. Kawamoto, N. Hano, K. Sasahara, S. Nagaoka, H. Ihara.

Journal of Polymer Science, Vol.58, pp.607–615, 2020. doi.org/10.1002/pol.20190182.

2019 (7) to page top

Fabrication of fluorescent one-dimensional-nanocomposites through one-pot self-assembling polymerization on nano-helical silica.

S. Pathan, H. Noguchi, N. Yamada, Y. Kuwahara, M. Takafuji, R. Oda, H. Ihara.

Chemistry Letters, Vol.48, No.9, pp.1088-1091, 2019. DOI: 10.1246/cl.190339

Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) prepared by metal induced reduction of graphite oxide improves the conductive behavior of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)/rGO composite.

A. K. Mallik, Md. L. Habib, F. N. Robel, Md. Shahruzzaman, P. Haque, M. M. Rahman, D. Vasudevan, D. J. Martin, Y. Yamauchi, A. K. Nanjundan, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara.

Chemistry Select, Vol. 4, Iss. 27, pp.7954-7958, 2019. (July 23, 2019) DOI: 10.1002/slct.201901281

Emission color control in polymer film by memorized fluorescence solvatochromism due to a new class of totally-organic fluorescent nanogel particles

N. Yamada, H. Noguchi, Y. Orimoto, Y. Kuwahara, M. Takafuji, S. Pathan, R. Oda, A. Rahmuri, M. Ramzanov, H. Ihara.

Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol.25, pp.1–9, 2019. doi.org/10.1002/chem.201901239

Monodisperse surface charge-controlled black nanoparticles for near infrared shielding.

N. Hano, M. Takafuji, H. Noguchi, H. Ihara

ACS Applied Nano Materials, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp.3597–3605, 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00555.

Preparation of high refractive index composite films based on titanium oxide nanoparticles hybridized hydrophilic polymers

M. Takafuji, M. Kajiwara, N. Hano, Y. Kuwahara, H. Ihara.

Nanomaterials, Vol. 9(4), 514, 2019. DOI: 10.3390/nano9040514

L-Lysine-derived highly selective stationary phases for hydrophobic interaction chromatography: Effect of chain length on selectivity, efficiency, resolution, and asymmetry.

A. K. Mallik, S. Guragain, M. M. Rahman, M. Takafuji, H. Ihara.

Separation Science Plus (SSC Plus), Volume2, pp.42-50, 2019. DOI: org/10.1002/sscp.201800148

Luminescent Supramolecular Gel for Light Management Technology [Invited]

H. Ihara, M. Takafuji, Y. Kuwahara, Y. Okazaki, N. Ryu, T. Sagawa, R. Oda.

Molecular Technology, Vol.4, Chapter 11, pp.297-337, 2019.2, edited by H. Yamamoto and T. Kato, Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9783527823987.vol4_c11

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