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Molecular Function and Composite-Assembly Function

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Numbering Code
  • G-ENG52 5H404 LE61
Term 2020/First semester
Number of Credits 1.5 credits
Course Type Lecture
Target Student Graduate
Language English
Day/Period Mon.1
Instructor(s)
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Professor IMAHORI HIROSHI
  • Institute for Chemical Research, Professor KAJI HIRONORI
  • Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Professor SATOU TOORU
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Professor AKIYOSHI KAZUNARI
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Professor OOKITA HIDEO
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Professor MATSUDA KENJI
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Professor SEKI SYUHEI
  • Institute for Chemical Research, Professor TSUJII YOSHINOBU
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor ITOU AKIHIRO
  • Institute for Chemical Research, Professor NAKAMURA MASAHARU
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Professor NAKAO YOSHIAKI
Outline and Purpose of the Course Principles and their examples of revealing molecular function will be described based on molecular design. We also focus on guidelines of molecular design and their representative examples to achieve function of molecular composites and assemblies.
Course Goals The goal of this course is to acquire abilities of proposing and performing research plans with regard to functions of molecular composites and assemblies by learning their principles and examples exhibiting molecular functions.
Schedule and Contents Molecular function and composite-assembly function relating to light, 1 time. This lecture describes photosynthesis and artificial photosynthesis as examples of molecular function and composite-assembly function relating to light. Organic photonics and electronics including molecular photovoltaics are also highlighted as potential practical applications (Imahori).

Molecular function and composite-assembly function related with catalysis, 1 time. This lecture describes cooperative catalysis as examples of molecular function and composite-assembly function related with catalysis (Nakao).

Molecular function and composite-assembly function related with natural products, 1 time. This lecture describes halichondrin families as examples of molecular function and composite-assembly function related with natural products (Nakao).

Molecular magnetism and molecular design for magnetic materials, 2 times. This lecture will describe the fundamental aspects of molecular magnetism, and show how the magnetic properties can be derived from the electronic structural features of magnetic molecules on the basis of various theoretical and experimental results (Ito).

Interfacial functions of polymer brushes and their novel device application, 2 times. This lecture aims at fundamental understandings of synthesis, structures, and chemical/physicochemical properties of polymer brushes and describes their novel application to e.g., tribology systems, solid electrolytes, and bio-interfaces (Tsujii).

Biofunctional self-assembled nanomaterials and biomecical applications, 2 times. This lecture describes molecular chaperone functional engineering, nanogel tectonics engineering and proteoliposome engineering based on self-assembly of biomolecules and biopolymers. Biomedical applications such as drug delivery system (DDS) and tissue engineering are also highlighted (Akiyoshi).

Basics and recent developments of supramolecular photochemistry, 2 times. This lecture describes basics and recent developments of supramolecular photochemistry for the design and synthesis of photo-functional materials (Matsuda).
Grading Policy The grading will be done on a basis of your participation and assignments.
Prerequisites Knowledge of an undergraduate level of chemistry as well as of English, especially listening and reading, is required.
Preparation and Review After attending the class, attendees should read related references to deepen their knowledge and expertise on the topics. The references will be given in each class.
Textbook
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