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SEGAWA Yasutomo

Associate Professor

TEL: 0564-59-5587
E-Mail : segawa_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Location: Yamate, No.3 Bldg. 4F West

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Department

Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science, Division of Functional Coordination Chemistry

Biography

2005 B.S. The University of Tokyo
2007 M.S. The University of Tokyo
2009 Ph.D. The University of Tokyo
2009 Assistant Professor, Nagoya University
2013 Designated Associate Professor, Nagoya University (until 2020)
2013 Group Leader and Project Coordinator, JST ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project (until 2020)
2020 Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science
        Associate Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Awards

2013 RSC PCCP Prize
2014 Akasaki Award
2017 Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists
2018 The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT
2019 Nozoe Memorial Award for Young Organic Chemists
2021 The Chemist Award BCA 2021
2022 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2022

Main research themes

Design and synthesis of three-dimensional organic structures
kewords π-conjugated molecules, molecular topology, 3D network polymer
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Selected Publications

  1. Kenta Kato, Kiyofumi Takaba, Saori Maki-Yonekura, Nobuhiko Mitoma, Yusuke Nakanishi, Taishi Nishihara, Taito Hatakeyama, Takuma Kawada, Yuh Hijikata, Jenny Pirillo, Lawrence T. Scott, Koji Yonekura, Yasutomo Segawa, Kenichiro Itami, "Double-Helix Supramolecular Nanofibers Assembled from Negatively Curved Nanographenes" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 143, 5465–5469 (2021).
  2. Kwan Yin Cheung, Kosuke Watanabe, Yasutomo Segawa, and Kenichiro Itami, "Synthesis of a Zigzag Carbon Nanobelt" Nature Chem., 13, 255–259 (2021).
  3. Kosuke Watanabe, Yasutomo Segawa, and Kenichiro Itami, "A theoretical study on the strain energy of helicene-containing carbon nanobelts" Chem. Commun., 56, 15044-15047 (2020).
  4. Yutaro Saito, Kotono Yamanoue, Yasutomo Segawa, and Kenichiro Itami, "Selective Transformation of Strychnine and 1,2-Disubstituted Benzenes by C–H Borylation" Chem, 6, 985-993 (2020).
  5. Yasutomo Segawa, Motonobu Kuwayama, Yuh Hijikata, Masako Fushimi, Taishi Nishihara, Jenny Pirillo, Junya Shirasaki, Natsumi Kubota, and Kenichiro Itami, “Topological Molecular Nanocarbons: All-benzene Catenane and Trefoil Knot” Science, 365, 272-276 (2019).
  6. Yasutomo Segawa, David R. Levine, and Kenichiro Itami, “Topologically Unique Molecular Nanocarbons” Acc. Chem. Res., 10, 2760-2767 (2019).
  7. Guillaume Povie, Yasutomo Segawa, Taishi Nishihara, Yuhei Miyauchi, and Kenichiro Itami "Synthesis and Size-Dependent Properties of [12], [16], and [24]Carbon Nanobelts" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 10054–10059 (2018).
  8. Tetsushi Yoshidomi, Tomohiro Fukushima, Kenichiro Itami, and Yasutomo Segawa, “Synthesis, Structure, and Electrochemical Property of a Bimetallic Bis-2-pyridylidene Palladium Acetate Complex” Chem. Lett., 46, 587–590 (2017).
  9. Guillaume Povie, Yasutomo Segawa, Taishi Nishihara, Yuhei Miyauchi, and Kenichiro Itami, “Synthesis of a Carbon Nanobelt” Science, 356, 172–175 (2017).
  10. Yasutomo Segawa and Douglas W. Stephan, "Metal-free Hydrogenation Catalysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons" Chem. Commun., 48, 11963–11965 (2012).
  11. Yasutomo Segawa, Makoto Yamashita, and Kyoko Nozaki, "Boryllithium: Isolation, Characterization, and Reactivity as a Boryl Anion" Science, 314, 113–115 (2006).