Yuhki Ohtsuka

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When an all-benzenoid nanographene is linearly unzipped into oxygen-joined fragments, the oxidized benzenoid rings (aromatic sextets) selectively adopt the low-spin (DeltaS = 0) or high-spin conformation (DeltaS = 1) to yield the thermally most stable isomer. The selection of the conformation depends simply on the position of the aromatic sextets: the inner(More)
[reaction: see text] Cyclic phenylazomethines with methylene spacers (CPA-M) are obtained by dehydration of diamine with diketone. During the titration of CPA-M 4mer with FeCl(3), we observe two consecutive isosbestic points in the UV-vis spectra. We conclude that complexation occurs in two consecutive steps. Our analysis suggests that the stepwise metal(More)
The highly enantioselective borohydride reduction of aromatic ketones or imines to the corresponding alcohols was developed in the presence of a catalytic amount of an optically active cobalt(II) complex catalyst. This enantioselective reduction is carried out using a precisely premodified borohydride with alcohols such as tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol,(More)
The pathways of the electron transfers (ETs) within the c-type cytochrome subunit and from the cytochrome subunit to the oxidized special pair (P+) in the reaction center of Rhodopseudomonas viridis were studied by calculating the transfer integrals among the chromophores and the bridging amino acid residues by ab initio molecular orbital method. In the(More)
Ligand-controlled regioselective palladium-catalyzed decarboxylative hydrogenolysis of propargylic formates is described. A wide range of allenes and alkynes were obtained by using either 1,2-diphenylphosphinoethane (DPPE) or 1,6-bisdiphenylphosphinohexane (DPPH) as a catalyst ligand.
A new selected configuration interaction (CI) method was proposed for the potential energy surfaces of quasi-degenerate and excited states. Slater determinants are generated by sampling the first-order corrections to the target-state wave functions using the quantum Monte Carlo method in determinant space. As in the Monte Carlo (MC) CI method, the wave(More)
Mechanisms of the cycloaddition reactions of singlet difluorocarbene (CF(2)) to alkenes and disilene were studied using CASSCF, MR-MP2, CR-CC(2,3), and UB3LYP methods in combination with basis sets up to 6-311++G(3d,p). The CASSCF(4,4) energies suggest that the cycloadditions all follow the stepwise mechanism. However, energies calculated using the(More)
Theoretical fine spectroscopy has been performed for the valence ionization spectra of furan, pyrrole, and thiophene with the symmetry-adapted-cluster configuration-interaction general-R method. The present method described that the pi(1) state interacts with the pi(3) (-2)pi*, pi(2) (-2)pi*, and pi(2) (-1)pi(3) (-1)pi* shake-up states providing the split(More)
The electron-attached (EA) and ionized (IP) symmetry-adapted-cluster configuration-interaction (SAC-CI) methods and their equation-of-motion coupled-cluster (EOMCC) analogs provide an elegant framework for studying open-shell systems. As shown in this study, these schemes require the presence of higher-order excitations, such as the four-particle-three-hole(More)