Riichiro Ohta

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Amino-functionalized graphene quantum dots (af-GQDs) with discrete molecular weights and specific edges were self-limitedly extracted from oxidized graphene sheet. Their optical properties can be precisely controlled only by the selective and quantitative functionalization at the edge sites. The af-GQDS exhibit bright colorful fluorescence under a(More)
We developed a novel anti-agglomeration method that enables preservation of the vertical alignment of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) during desiccation of wet CNTs by utilizing antisolvent precipitation and sublimation of naphthalene (Nap). Moreover, we succeeded in depositing Pt nanoparticles onto CNTs without collapse of the vertically aligned morphology by this(More)
Nontoxicities of organic solvents were predicted using Hansen solubility parameters and various truly nontoxic solvents were identified according to the prediction. The nontoxicity of solvents originates from their exhibition of poor solubility or low diffusivity toward cell constituents and good stability against hydrolytic degradation.
Cylindrical carbon nanotubes (CNTs) pretreated by UV irradiation were able to react with NH(3) to give nitrogen-containing CNTs without destroying their vertically aligned morphology. This process provided incorporation of nitrogen mostly at pyridinic and pyrrolic sites and promoted disordering, which was correlated with decreased electrical conductivity of(More)
An electrochemical electrode physisorbed with Ni(cyclam) complex molecules containing tetraphenylborate ions (BPh4(-)) as counteranions shows catalytic activity for the reduction reaction of CO2 to CO in an aqueous electrolyte, superior to that of an electrode physisorbed with conventional [Ni(cyclam)]Cl2 complex molecules. The BPh4(-)-containing Ni(cyclam)(More)
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