Atsuomi Shundo

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A cyclic porphyrin trimer has been synthesized which has a high affinity for fullerenes. It forms 1:1 complexes with C(60) and C(70) with association constants of 2 x 10(6) and 2 x 10(8) M(-1), respectively, in toluene. Its affinities for C(86) and La@C(82) are too strong to measure by fluorescence titration. The solvent dependence of the association(More)
Enantiomeric excess of chiral compounds is a key parameter that determines their activity or therapeutic action. The current paradigm for rapid measurement of enantiomeric excess using NMR is based on the formation of diastereomeric complexes between the chiral analyte and a chiral resolving agent, leading to (at least) two species with no symmetry(More)
A series of helically folded oligoamides of 8-amino-2-quinoline carboxylic acid possessing 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 16 units are prepared following convergent synthetic schemes. The right-handed (P) and the left-handed (M) helical conformers of these oligomers undergo an exchange slow enough to allow their chromatographic separation on a chiral stationary phase.(More)
Until now NMR spectroscopic detection of guest chirality using an achiral host has not been possible in the absence of a chiral medium or auxiliary since chiral discrimination is principally based on chiral discrimination by host and/or diastereomeric host-guest complex formation. In this paper, we demonstrate that an achiral oxoporphyrinogen works as a(More)
This short review aims to break traditional images of Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films, which are generally thought to be applicable only for traditional amphiphile-like molecules such as lipids and surfactants. Various examples of Langmuir films of unusual organic molecules, supermolecules, polymers, liquid crystals, DNA strands, proteins,(More)
Visualization of an acid-base equilibrium in a non-polar solvent (dichloromethane), which may be extended to other solvents, is reported. It is based on an oxoporphyrinogen as a multichromic indicator of prevailing acidity in solution and presents up to six distinct hues depending on degree of protonation, tautomeric state or presence of a basic guest.
In this article, we propose a novel methodology for the formation of monodisperse regularly sized disks of several nanometer thickness and with diameters of less than 100 nm using Langmuir monolayers as fabrication media. An amphiphilic triimide, tri-n-dodecylmellitic triimide (1), was spread as a monolayer at the air-water interface with a water-soluble(More)
Written in the gel: A fluoride-writable memory system has been demonstrated by using two porphyrin derivatives. Structural modification enabled both volatile and nonvolatile modes. For both porphyrins, fluorescence is quenched by addition of F(-) with only one of the derivatives returning to its initial fluorescent state following removal of F(-) (see(More)
Graphene oxide (GO) is a class of two-dimensional materials with a thickness of about 1 nm and a broad distribution of lateral dimension commonly approaching several micrometers. A dispersion of GOs in water often forms a liquid crystal, which is expected to be a promising precursor for the fabrication of carbon-based materials with well-ordered structures.(More)