Ookayama 2-12-1-NE-1,
Meguro-ku, Tokyo
152-8550, Japan
Room 701 (Prof.),
Room 702
(Associate Prof.),
Room 703 (Assistant Prof., Students)

TEL: +81-3-5734-
2240 (Room 701)
2239 (Room 702)
2759 (Room 703)
e-mail: ishitani@chem.,

Our Goal

Master Photochemistry and Create New Chemical Systems for Making Good Use of light energy

Our ultimate goal is to create systems and concepts for making good use of light energy. The 21st century is recognized as "the photon age", whereas the basic studies, such as photochemistry and photomaterial chemistry, have not developed sufficiently.

For conquering forthcoming serious problems (global warming caused by increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, energy crisis owing to the drain of fossil fuels, etc.), utilization of light energy can be an ideal solution to the problems. However, use of solar energy by artificial systems is still in the initial stage. Additionally, only a little is known for expression of photo-functions, although functional molecular elements should be driven by photons instead of electrons,

We are trying to solve these problems from viewpoint of experimental chemistry. To be concrete, we are attempting (1) creation of photocatalytic metal complexes for transforming solar energy to chemical energy, (2) artificial systems expressing the similar function to photosynthesis of plants, and (3) establishment of strategy and synthetic methods for metal complexes controlling the transfer of photon or electrons. It is also important purpose to (4) add new knowledge into the obscure field of photoreaction chemistry of organometallic compounds.

Fig. Photocatalytic activity of supramolecular metal complex

In the course of these studies, we always intend to construct unrevealed compounds, methodology, and concepts. If you are interested in our research, please see more details at Research and contact us;

Prof. Osamu ISHITANI

Ookayama 2-12-1-E1-9, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology TEL: +81-3-5734-2240 e-mail:ishitani@chem. (+ "")