Engage the Gear-Shaped Molecules
Using a unique method “molecular mortis and tenon” or molecular "Hozo" in Japanese, we are developing new molecular assemblies that are stabilized by van der Waals force and the hydrophobic effect, and are working to develop functions based on their unique properties.
Elucidation of self-assembly process
Using QASAP, which is a quantitative analysis method for the self-assembly process developed by us, we are investigating the molecular self-assembly processes, and developing new substances by controlling the self-assembly pathways.
Through the development of dynamic self-assembly systems (dissipative self-assembly system) that are maintained by external energy to create a metastable self-assembly state and its conversion into disassembled state, we are developing self-assembly systems that are close to life systems and molecular machines.