Shunji Ito

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A poly(amine ester) dendrimer with naphthyl units (G1N6) has been synthesized as a fluorescent chemosensor for metal ions. We investigated the metal-ion recognition of G1N6 by adding each of Ag(+), Al(3+), Ba(2+), Ca(2+), Cd(2+), Co(2+), Cu(2+), Fe(3+), Mg(2+), Ni(2+), and Zn(2+) in acetonitrile solution. Large changes were observed in the fluorescence(More)
Poly(amide amine) dendrimer with naphthyl units (N8) as a fluorescent chemosensor for metal ions was synthesized. We investigated the metal ion recognition of N8. Large changes in the fluorescence spectra of N8 were observed upon the addition of cadmium and zinc ions.
[reaction: see text] N,N-Di(6-azulenyl)-p-toluidine (1a) and N,N,N',N'-tetra(6-azulenyl)-p-phenylenediamine (2a) and their derivatives with 1,3-bis(ethoxycarbonyl) substituents on each 6-azulenyl group (1b and 2b) were prepared by Pd-catalyzed amine azulenylation and characterized as a study into new aromatic amines for multistage amphoteric redox(More)
Azulene-substituted butadiynes have been prepared by Cu-mediated cross- and homo-coupling reactions. The azulene-substituted butadiynes reacted with tetracyanoethylene in a formal [2 + 2] cycloaddition reaction to afford the corresponding 1,1,4,4-tetracyanobutadiene chromophores, in excellent yields. Further [2 + 2] cycloaddition with TTF and TCNE gave(More)
2-Hydroxytryptanthrin (T2OH) and its sodium salt (sodium tryptanthrin-2-olate, T2ONa) were synthesized as near-infrared (NIR) dyes for fluorescent imaging. The absorption maxima (λ(a,max)) of T2OH under a pH range from 1.3 to 7.2 and from 8.5 to 10.6 were ca. 410 nm and ca. 495 nm, respectively. Moreover, the fluorescence maxima (λ(f,max)) were ca. 660 nm(More)
An efficient synthesis of 2-heteroarylazulene derivatives was established via electrophilic substitution. The reaction of 6-dimethylamino-1,3-di(methylthio)azulene (1a) with the triflate of N-containing heteroarenes proceeded in the presence of excess heteroarenes to afford the corresponding 2-dihydroheteroarylazulene derivatives 3−7. The(More)
Preparation of 2- and 6-thienylazulene derivatives was established by the palladium-catalyzed direct cross-coupling reaction of 2- and 6-haloazulenes with the corresponding thiophene derivatives in good yield. Several thienylazulene derivatives were also used in the reaction with 2-chloroazulene derivatives in the presence of the palladium-catalyst to(More)
A series of poly(6-azulenylethynyl)benzenes substituted with n-hexyloxycarbonyl chains at 1,3-positions in azulene rings, i.e., hexakis-, 1,2,4,5-tetrakis-, 1,3,5-tris-, and 1,4-bis(6-azulenylethynyl)benzene derivatives 1, 2, 3, and 4b, have been prepared by a simple one-pot reaction involving repeated Pd-catalyzed alkynylation of halogenated arenes with(More)
1-, 2-, and 6-(Ferrocenylethynyl)azulene derivatives 10-16 have been prepared by palladium-catalyzed alkynylation of ethynylferrocene with the corresponding haloazulenes under Sonogashira-Hagihara conditions. Compounds 10-16 reacted with tetracyanoethylene (TCNE) in a [2+2] cycloaddition-cycloreversion reaction to afford the corresponding(More)
This paper describes the preparation of two tetracations 4a(4+) and 4b(4+) composed of di(1-azulenyl)methylium units based on a new structural principle of a cyanine-cyanine hybrid for the design of electrochromic materials with two color changes. Di- and monocations 5a(2+), 5b(2+) and 6a+, 6b+ composed of di(1-azulenyl)methylium units were also prepared(More)