Daisuke Taura

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location:

HCI G-322

Phone:

+41-44-633 4515

e-mail:

Daisuke Taura

Education

2010-present:

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow: ETH Zurich (Prof. Dr. F. Diederich)

2007-2010:

Ph. D.: Department of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University (Prof. Dr. A. Harada).

2005-2007:

M. Sc.: Department of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University (Prof. Dr. A. Harada).

2004-2005:

Research Student: Department of Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nagoya University (Prof. Dr. E. Yashima).

2000-2004:

B. Eng.: Department of Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nagoya University (Prof. Dr. E. Yashima).

 

Construction of Homoconjugated Push-Pull Systems with Intramolecular Charge-Transfer Chromophores

Planar and non-planar push-pull chromophores composed of strong electron donors (N,N-dialkylamino aniline and ferrocene derivatives) and acceptors (TCNE and TCNQ) exhibit powerful intramolecular charge-transfer interactions, which is much more attractive as functional molecules with nonlinear optics. In this work, we synthesize a new type of intramolecular charge-transfer chromophores by [4+2] cycloaddition reactions of donor- and acceptor-substituted compounds to construct the systems with third-order nonlinear optical properties. In the future, these systems can be extended to the oligomer systems.

Publications

S. Li, D. Taura, A. Hashidzume, A. Harada, Chem. Asian J. 2010, in press. Light-Switchable Janus [2]Rotaxanes Based on α-Cyclodextrin Derivatives Bearing Two Recognition Sites Linked with Oligo(ethylene glycol).

S. Li, D. Taura, A. Hashidzume, Y. Takashima, H. Yamaguchi, A. Harada, Chem. Lett. 2010, 39, 242-243. Photocontrolled Size Changes of Doubly-Threaded Dimer Based on an α-Cyclodextrin Derivative with Two Recognition Sites.

D. Taura, S. Li, A. Hashidzume, A. Harada, Macromolecules 2010, 43, 1706-1713. Formation of Side-Chain Hetero-Polypseudorotaxane Composed of α- and β-Cyclodextrins with a Water-Soluble Polymer Bearing Two Recognition Sites.

D. Taura, Y. Taniguchi, A. Hashidzume, A. Harada, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2009, 30, 1741-1744. Macromolecular Recognition of Cyclodextrin: Inversion of Selectivity of β-Cyclodextrin toward Adamantyl Groups Induced by Macromolecular Chains.

D. Taura, A. Hashidzume, Y. Okamura, A. Harada, Macromolecules 2008, 41, 3640-3645. Cooperative Complexation of α-Cyclodextrin with Alternating Copolymers of Sodium Maleate and Dodecyl Vinyl Ether with Varying Molecular Weights.

D. Taura, A. Hashidzume, A. Harada, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2007, 28, 2306-2310. Macromolecular Recognition: Interaction of Cyclodextrins with an Alternating Copolymer of Sodium Maleate and Dodecyl Vinyl Ether.

Y. Yamaguchi, T. Hirano, H. Kiminami, D. Taura, A. Harada, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 3571-3573. Asymmetric Hydrogenation with Antibody-Achiral Rhodium Complex.

M. Ishikawa, D. Taura, K. Maeda, E. Yashima, Chem. Lett. 2004, 33, 550-551. An Optically Active Hydrogel Composed of Cross-Linked Poly(4-carboxyphenyl isocyanide) with a Macromolecular Helicity Memory.

Last update: July 2010