Shohei Saito

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Cage-type siloxanes have attracted increasing attention as building blocks for silica-based nanomaterials as their corners can be modified with various functional groups. Cubic octasiloxanes incorporating both Si-H and Si-OtBu groups [(tBuO)n H8-n Si8 O12 ; n=1, 2 or 7] have been synthesized by the reaction of octa(hydridosilsesquioxane) (H8 Si8 O12 ) and(More)
An amine-embedded flexible alkyl strap has been incorporated into an emissive boryl-substituted dithienylpyrrole skeleton as a new entity of excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) chromophores. The π-electron system shows a dual emission, which covers a wide range of the visible region depending on the solvent polarity. The incorporation of(More)
meso-Aryl-substituted expanded porphyrins that are porphyrin homologues consisting of more than five pyrrolic units are a nice platform to realize diverse aromatic and antiaromatic species as well as stable radical species. They are also an ideal series to realize topologically twisted molecules with distinct Möbius aromaticity and antiaromaticity.
A nonmechanical scanning Mirau-type spectral interference microscope has been developed for the measurement of three-dimensional surface profiles of discontinuous objects. An acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) is used as a high-resolution spectral filter, which scans the optical frequency of the broadband light emitted from a superluminescent diode. To(More)
Boron is a unique element in terms of electron deficiency and Lewis acidity. Incorporation of boron atoms into an aromatic carbon framework offers a wide variety of functionality. However, the intrinsic instability of organoboron compounds against moisture and oxygen has delayed the development. Here, we present boron-doped graphene nanoribbons (B-GNRs) of(More)
We disclose a new planarized triarylborane in which the tri-coordinated boron atom is embedded in a fully fused polycyclic π-conjugated skeleton. The compound shows high stability toward oxygen, water, and silica gel, despite the absence of steric protection around the B atom. Reflecting the electron-donating character of the π-skeleton and the(More)
The chemistry of expanded porphyrins, which are higher homologues of porphyrins, has been intensively explored for the last three decades. Expanded porphyrins exhibit structures, electronic properties, coordination chemistry, and reactivities that are entirely different from those of porphyrins. Through these studies, it has become increasingly apparent(More)