1st Edition

Conjugated Objects Developments, Synthesis, and Applications

Edited By Atsushi Nagai, Koji Takagi Copyright 2017
    554 Pages 41 Color & 302 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    554 Pages 41 Color & 302 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Conjugated Objects: Development, Synthesis, and Application contains 17 chapters written by young researchers and contains current trends in pi-conjugated systems for application in broad research areas such as design of unique pi-conjugation, catalysts, self-assembly, charge transfer complexes, liquid crystals, supramolecules, and nanostructures by using conjugated small and/or macro-objects organically or electrochemically. The book can be used as a textbook of basic learning by undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry, electrical and electronics engineering, and materials science and by supramolecular researchers in nanotechnology and biotechnology.

    Unique Electronic and Stereochemical Properties of Salen Complexes

    Takuya Kurahashi

    Fused Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds: [n]acenes, [n]helicenes, and Their Heterocyclic Analogs

    Koji Nakano

    Poly(ortho-phenylene)s and their derivatives: synthesis, conformation, and physical properties

    Koichiro Mikami

    Electrochemistry of Conjugated Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Reactions

    Shinsuke Inagi

    Chain-Growth Polymerization for the Synthesis of π-Conjugated Polymers

    Yoshihiro Ohta and Tsutomu Yokozawa

    Synthesis of Polythiophene-based Architectural Macromolecules: Recent Progress in Controlled Polymerization

    Tomoya Higashihara

    Through-space conjugated compounds

    Yasuhiro Morisaki

    Synthesis, Structures, and Functions of Helical π-Conjugated Polymers

    Hiromitsu Sogawa, Kazuko Nakazono, and Toshikazu Takata

    Control of Self-Assembling Behavior of Organic Polymers via Charge-Transfer (CT) Interaction of π-Conjugated Planes

    Kenta Kokado

    Liquid-Crystalline Materials in Mesoscopic Scale

    Tomomichi Itoh

    Bulk Supramolecular Assemblies Constructed from Macrocyclic Compounds

    Tomoki Ogoshi, Takahiro Kakuta, and Tada-aki Yamagishi

    Precision Spatial Arrangement of Chromophores using Cyclic Aromatic Triamide Scaffold

    Koji Takagi and Ryohei Yamakado

    Supramolecular Assemblies of π-Electronic Charged Species

    Yohei Haketa, Ryohei Yamakado, and Hiromistu Maeda

    Theoretical Studies and Emerging Trends of Organic Charge Transfer (CT) Complexes

    Atsushi Nagai and Daniel J. Siegwart

    Construction of Conjugation System with Heteroatoms in Polymer Main Chains

    Kazuo Tanaka and Yoshiki Chujo

    Nanoscale Carbon Materials: Carbon Nanotubes

    Takahiro Maruyama

    Conjugated Polymers Nanostructures: Synthesis and Applications

    Utpal Rana, Sanjoy Mondal and Sudip Malk


    Atsushi Nagai obtained his PhD in polymerization mechanisms and polymerizable monomer structure design from Yamagata University, Japan, in 2005. The activities pursued during his postdoctoral fellowship at Kyoto University, Japan, gave him the idea of teaching how fundamental scientific discoveries can translate into actual functional materials such as conjugated polymers. In 2010, Dr. Nagai joined the Institute For Molecular Science (IMS), Japan, as assistant professor and co-taught many international students and postdoctors at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies. He was also responsible for the design and concept of the project "Chemical, Optical Chemical, and Polymer Synthetic." Since 2014, he is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, USA. Since 2015, he is the editor of International Journal of Global Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and SM Journal of Biomedical Engineering.

    Koji Takagi is an associate professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. He received his PhD in 1998 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He developed a novel living coordination polymerization of allene derivatives by the -allylnickel catalyst and developed many experimental skills, not only for polymerization but also for organic synthesis. He started his academic career at the Nagoya Institute of Technology and launched several research themes, including controlled radical polymerization by utilizing chalcogen compounds, the synthesis of hyperbranched polymers based on triazine chemistry, and the development of -conjugated oligomeric and polymeric materials. Dr. Takagi’s research focuses on the precision spatial arrangement of chromophores using well-defined scaffolds, the controlled synthesis of 2D polythiophene derivatives, and the manipulation of electron donor–acceptor interaction in fused -conjugated imidazolium compounds.