Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemistry, University of Tsukuba




  • M. Morisue, M. Kawanishi, I. Ueno, T. Nakamura, T. Nabeshima, K. Imamura, and K. Nozaki
    “Evidence of C−F···H−C Attractive Interaction: Enforced Coplanarity of a Tetrafluorophenylene-Ethynylene-Linked Porphyrin Dimer”
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 125, 9286-9295 (2021). (Link) (Supplementary Cover)
  • M. Yamamura, T. Saito, T. Hasegawa, E. Nishibori, and T. Nabeshima
    “Synthesis of A Chiral Metallo-capsule Composed of Concave Molecules and Chirogenesis upon Fullerene Binding”
    Chem. Commun., 57, 8754-8757 (2021). (Link)
  • S. Akine, M. Miyashita, and T. Nabeshima
    “Enhancement of alkali metal ion recognition by metalation of a tris(saloph) cryptand having benzene rings at the bridgeheads”
    Inorg. Chem., 60, 12961-12971 (2021) (Link) (Supplementary Cover)
  • T. Morozumi, R. Matsuoka, T. Nakamura, and T. Nabeshima
    “Solvent-Dependent fac/mer-Isomerization and Self-Assembly of Triply Helical Complexes Bearing a Pivot Part”
    Chem. Sci., 12, 7720-7726 (2021). (Link) (Back Cover)
  • H. Morita, S. Akine, T. Nakamura, and T. Nabeshima
    “Exclusive Formation of a Meridional Complex of a Tripodand and Perfect Suppression of Guest Recognition”
    Chem. Commun., 57, 2124-2127 (2021). (Link) (Front Cover)
  • T. Nakamura, R. Y. Feng, and T. Nabeshima
    “A Sandwich‐Shaped Hexanuclear Silver Complex with a Giant Cavity Constructed from a Macrocycle with Inward Chelating Units”
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 308-313 (2021). (Link) (Cover Feature)
  • T. Nakamura, S. Yonemura, S. Akatsuka, and T. Nabeshima
    “Synthesis of Single Isomeric Complexes with Dissymmetric Structures Using Macrocyclic Homooligomers”
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 3080-3086 (2021). (Link)


  • R. Matsuoka, S. Himori, G. Yamaguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    “Kinetic and Thermodynamic Behaviors of Pseudorotaxane Formation with C3v Macrocyclic BODIPY Trimers and the Remarkable Substituent Effect on Ring-Face Selectivity”
    Org. Lett., 22, 8764-8768 (2020). (Link) (Supplementary Cover)
  • Y. Chiba, T. Nakamura, R. Matsuoka, and T. Nabeshima
    “Synthesis and Functions of Oligomeric and Multidentate Dipyrrin Derivatives and their Complexes”
    Synlett, 31, 1663-1680 (2020). (Link)
  • S. Yonemura, T. Nakamura, and T. Nabeshima
    “Threading/Folding Recognition Modes of Phosphodiesters by a p-Nitrophenylamide Cyclodextrin Derivative”
    Chem. Lett., 49, 493-496 (2020). (Link)


  • 中村 貴志
    “ユニークな形状をもつ環状多量体の合成と分子捕捉 --分子の非対称化に着目した超分子化学”
    化学と工業, 72, 1053-1054 (2019).
  • A. Sumiyoshi, Y. Chiba, R. Matsuoka, T. Noda, and T. Nabeshima.
    "Efficient luminescent properties and cation recognition ability of heavy group 13 element complexes of N2O2- and N2O4-type dipyrrins”
    Dalton Trans., 48, 13169-13175 (2019). (Back cover)
  • T. Nakamura, Y. Kawashima, E. Nishibori, and T. Nabeshima
    "Bpytrisalen/Bpytrisaloph: A Triangular Platform That Spatially Arranges Different Multiple Labile Coordination Sites"
    Inorg. Chem., 58, 7863-7872 (2019). (Link) (Supplementary Cover)
  • T. Nakamura, S. Tsukuda, and T. Nabeshima
    "Double-Circularly Connected Saloph-Belt Macrocycles Generated from a Bis-Armed Bifunctional Monomer"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 6462-6467 (2019). (Link)
  • 千葉 湧介
    有機合成化学協会誌, 77, 262-263 (2019). (Link)
  • T. Nakamura, S. Yonemura, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis of per(5-N-carboxamide-5-dehydroxylmethyl)-β-cyclodextrins and their selective recognition ability utilizing multiple hydrogen bonds"
    Chem. Commun., 55, 3872-3875 (2019). (Inside front cover)
  • A. Nagai, T. Nakamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "A Twisted Macrocyclic Hexanuclear Palladium Complex with Internal Bulky Coordinating Ligands"
    Chem. Commun., 55, 2421-2424 (2019). (Inside front cover)
  • Y. Sakata, S. Chiba, M. Miyashita, T. Nabeshima, and S. Akine
    "Ligand Exchange Strategy for Tuning of Helicity Inversion Speeds of Dynamic Helical Tri(saloph) Metallocryptands"
    Chem. Eur. J., 25, 2962-2966 (2019). (Link) (Cover Picture) (Cover Profile)
  • T. Hojo, R. Matsuoka, and T. Nabeshima
    "A Conformationally Flexible Macrocyclic Dipyrrin Tetramer and Its Unsymmetrically Twisted Luminescent Zinc(II) Complex"
    Inorg. Chem., 58, 995-998 (2019). (Link) (Supplementary Cover)
  • S. Akine, M. Miyashita, and T. Nabeshima
    "A Closed Metallomolecular Cage that can Open its Aperture by Disulfide Exchange"
    Chem. Eur. J., 25, 1432-1435 (2019). (Link) (Cover Picture) (Cover Profile)
  • M. Saikawa, T. Noda, R. Matsuoka, T. Nakamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "Heterodinuclear Group 13 Element Complexes of N4O6‐Type Dipyrrin with an Unsymmetrical Twisted Structure
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 766-769 (2019). (Link) (Cover Feature)
  • A. Asaithambi, D. Okada, G. Prinz, H. Sato, A. Saeki, T. Nakamura, T. Nabeshima, Y. Yamamoto, and A. Lorke
    "Polychromatic Photoluminescence of Polymorph Boron Dipyrromethene Crystals and Heterostructures"
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 5061-5066 (2019). (Link) (Cover)


  • T. Hojo, T. Nakamura, R. Matsuoka, and T. Nabeshima
    "Uniquely folded shapes, photophysical properties, and recognition abilities of macrocyclic BODIPY oligomers"
    Heteroat. Chem., 29, e21470 (2018). (Link)
  • Y. Gobo, R. Matsuoka, Y. Chiba, T. Nakamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis and chiroptical properties of phenanthrene-fused N2O-type BODIPYs"
    Tetrahedron Lett., 59, 4149-4152 (2018). (Link)
  • R. Matsuoka and T. Nabeshima
    "Functional Supramolecular Architectures of Dipyrrin Complexes"
    Front. Chem., 6, 349 (2018). (Link)
  • S. Akine, T. Onuma, and T. Nabeshima
    "A novel graphite-like stacking structure in a discrete molecule and its molecular recognition behavior"
    New. J. Chem., 42, 9369-9372 (2018). (Back cover)
  • D. Taguchi, T. Nakamura, H. Horiuchi, M. Saikawa, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis and Unique Optical Properties of Selenophenyl BODIPYs and Their Linear Oligomers"
    J. Org. Chem., 83, 5331-5337 (2018). (Link)
  • 松岡 亮太
    有機合成化学協会誌, 76, 360-361 (2018). (Link)
  • S. Sairenji, S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima
    "Response speed control of helicity inversion based on a “regulatory enzyme”-like strategy"
    Sci. Rep., 8, 137 (2018).(Link)


  • T. Nakamura
    “Supramolecular complexes that capture molecules by multi-point coordination bonds”
    Bull. Jpn. Soc. Coord. Chem., 70, 39-42 (2017).
  • M. Shimamura, M. Yamamura, T. Nabeshima, N. Kitano, P. van den Elzen, H. Yesilkaya, P. Andrew, and P. Illarionov
    "Activation of invariant natural killer T cells stimulated with microbial α-mannosyl glycolipids"
    Sci. Rep., 7, 9703 (2017). (Link)
  • T. Nakamura, Y. Kaneko, E. Nishibori, and T. Nabeshima
    "Molecular recognition by multiple metal coordination inside wavy-stacked macrocycles"
    Nature Commun., 8, 129 (2017).(Link)(Press release (Japanese))
  • T. Nabeshima and T. Nakamura
    Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, vol. 2, 381–404 (2017).
    Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering (Link)
  • S. Akine, M. Miyashita, and T. Nabeshima
    "A metallo-molecular cage that can close the apertures by coordination bonds"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 4631-4634 (2017). (Link)
  • 鍋島 達弥
    超分子研究会アニュアルレビュー, 37, 8-10 (2016). (Link)
  • S. Guski, M. Albrecht, T. Willms, M. Albrecht, T. Nabeshima, F. Pan, R. Puttreddy, and K. Rissanen
    "Extended dipyrrin ligands: Candidates for optical metal ion detection under competitive conditions"
    Chem. Commun., 53, 3213-3215 (2017).
  • S. Suzuki, S. Kira, M. Kozaki, M. Yamamura, T. Hasegawa, T. Nabeshima, and K. Okada "Efficient synthetic method for organometallic radicals: Structures and properties of gold(I)-(nitronyl nitroxide)-2-ide complexes"
    Dalton Trans., 46, 2653-2659 (2017).
  • K. Miki, A. Enomoto, T. Inoue, T. Nabeshima, S. Saino, S. Shimizu, H. Matsuoka, and K. Ohe "Polymeric Self-Assemblies with Boron-Containing Near-Infrared Dye Dimers for Photoacoustic Imaging Probes"
    Biomacromolecules, 18, 249-256 (2017). (Link)


  • J. Uchida, T. Nakamura, M. Yamamura, G. Yamaguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "m-Phenylene-Linked Dipyrrins and Their Boron–Difluoride Complexes as Variously Shaped Macrocyclic Oligomers"
    Org. Lett., 18, 5380-5383 (2016). (Link)
  • S. Sairenji, S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima
    "Lanthanide contraction for helicity fine-tuning and helix-winding control of single-helical metal complexes"
    Dalton Trans., 45, 14902-14906 (2016).
  • 中村 貴志
    化学, 71(9), 60-61 (2016). (Link)
  • M. Saikawa, T. Nakamura, J. Uchida, M. Yamamura and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis of Figure-of-Eight Helical BisBODIPY Macrocycles and Their Chiroptical Properties"
    Chem. Commun., 52, 10727-10730 (2016). (Back Cover)
    (Correction: Chem. Commun., 54, 10379 (2018).)
    (Highlighted in Atlas of Science)
  • T. Nakamura, G. Yamaguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Unidirectional Threading into a Bowl-Shaped Macrocyclic Trimer of Boron–Dipyrrin Complexes through Multipoint Recognition”
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 9606-9609 (2016). (Link) (Hot Paper)
  • D. Okada, T. Nakamura, D. Braam, T. D. Dao, S. Ishii, T. Nagao, A. Lorke, T. Nabeshima, and Y. Yamamoto
    "Color-Tunable Resonant Photoluminescence and Cavity-Mediated Multistep Energy Transfer Cascade”
    ACS Nano, 10, 7058-7063 (2016). (Link)
  • Y. Gobo, M. Yamamura, T. Nakamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis and Chiroptical Properties of a Ring-Fused BODIPY with a Skewed Chiral π Skeleton”
    Org. Lett., 18, 2719-2721 (2016). (Link)
  • M. Yamamura, K. Sukegawa, D. Okada, Y. Yamamoto and T. Nabeshima
    "Chiroptical Switching Caused by Crystalline/Liquid Crystalline Phase Transition of a Chiral Bowl-shaped Molecule"
    Chem. Commun., 52, 4585-4588 (2016).
  • S. Saino, M. Saikawa, T. Nakamura, M. Yamamura and T. Nabeshima
    "Remarkable Red-shift in Absorption and Emission of Linear BODIPY Oligomers Containing Thiophene Linkers"
    Tetrahedron Lett., 57, 1629-1634 (2016). (Link)
  • M. Yamamura, H. Takizawa, Y. Gobo, and T. Nabeshima  
    "Stable neutral radicals of planar N2O2-type dipyrrin platinum complexes: hybrid radicals of the delocalized organic π-orbital and platinum d-orbital”
    Dalton Trans., 45, 6834-6838 (2016). (Inside Cover)
  • Y. Yamaki, T. Nakamura, S. Suzuki, M. Yamamura, M. Minoura, and T. Nabeshima
    "A Self-Assembled Rectangular Host with Terpyridine–Platinum(II) Moieties That Binds Unsubstituted Pentacene in Solution”
    Eur. J. Org. Chem., 1678-1683 (2016). (Link)(Cover Picture)
  • M. Yamamura, T. Hasegawa, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis of Phosphorus-Centered and Chalcogen-Bridged Concave Molecules: Modulation of Bowl Geometries and Packing Structures by Changing Bridging Atoms”
    Org. Lett., 18, 816-819 (2016). (Link)
    (Highlighted in Synfacts., 12, 358 (2016). (Link))
  • M. Saikawa, M. Daicho, T. Nakamura, J. Uchida, M. Yamamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis of a New Family of Ionophores Based on Aluminum-Dipyrrin Complexes (ALDIPYs) and Their Strong Recognition of Alkaline Earth Ions”
    Chem. Commun., 52, 4014-4017 (2016). (Back cover)
  • T. Nakamura, H. Kimura, T. Okuhara, M. Yamamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "A Hierarchical Self-Assembly System Built Up from Preorganized Tripodal Helical Metal Complexes”
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 794-797 (2016).(Link)
  • S. Akine, F. Utsuno, S. Piao, H. Orita, S. Tsuzuki, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis, Ion Recognition Ability, and Metal-Assisted Aggregation Behavior of Dinuclear Metallohosts Having a Bis(Saloph) Macrocyclic Ligand”
    Inorg. Chem., 55, 810-821 (2016). (Link)
  • S. Akine, T. Matsumoto, and T. Nabeshima
    "Overcoming Statistical Complexity: Selective Coordination of Three Different Metal Ions to a Ligand with Three Different Coordination Sites"
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 960-964 (2016). (Hot Paper) (Inside back cover) Link
  • M. Yamamura and T. Nabeshima
    "Relationship between the Bowl-Shaped Geometry of Phosphangulene and an Axial Group on the Phosphorus Atom”
    Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 89, 42-49 (2016). (Link)


  • T. Nabeshima, M. Yamamura, G. J. Richards, and T. Nakamura.
    "Design and Synthesis of Dipyrrin Complexes Bearing Unique Structures, Properties and Functions"
    J. Synth. Org. Chem., Jpn., 73, 1111-1119 (2015). Link
  • M. Yamamura, D. Hongo and T. Nabeshima  
    "Twofold Fused Concave Hosts Containing Two Phosphorous Atoms: Modules for the Sandwich-type Encapsulation of Fullerenes in Variable Cavities" 
    Chem. Sci., 6, 6373-6378 (2015).
    (Highlighted in Synfacts., 11, 1045 (2015).
  • S. Akine, D. Kusama, Y. Takatsuki and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis of tetrafunctionalized pentiptycenequinones for construction of cyclic dimers with a cylindrical shape by boronate ester formation"
    Tetrahedron Lett., 56, 4880-4884 (2015). Link
  • M. Yamamura, K. Sukegawa and T. Nabeshima
    "Tuning the depth of bowl-shaped phosphine hosts: capsule and pseudo-cage architectures in host-guest complexes with C60 fullerene"
    Chem. Commun., 51, 12080-12083 (2015).
  • M. Yamamura, H. Takizawa and T. Nabeshima
    "Zwitterionic N2O2-Type Protonated Dipyrrin Bearing a Phosphate Anionic Moiety as a pH-Responsive Fluorescence Indicator"
    Org. Lett., 17, 3114-3117 (2015). Link
  • G. J. Richards, Y. Gobo, M. Yamamura and T. Nabeshima
    "Biphenyl Appended BODIPY Derivatives Showing Combined Environmental Polarity and Heavy Metal Cation Sensing Functionality"
    New J. Chem., 39, 5886-5889 (2015). (Inside front cover)
  • M. Yamamura, S. Ikuma and T. Nabeshima
    "Herringbone Structures of 2,7-Dihalogenated Acridine Tailored by Halogen-Halogen Interactions"
    J. Mol. Struct., 1093, 59-64 (2015). Link
  • M. Akamatsu, T. Mori, K. Okamoto, H. Komatsu, K. Kumagai, S. Shiratori, M. Yamamura, T. Nabeshima, H. Sakai, M. Abe, J. Hill and K. Ariga
    "Detection of Ethanol in Alcoholic Beverages or Vapor Phase using Fluorescent Molecules embedded in a Nanofibrous Polymer" 
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 7, 6189-6194 (2015). Link
  •  M. Yamamura, S. Yazaki, M. Seki, Y. Matsui, H. Ikeda and T. Nabeshima
    "Facile and High-yield Formation of Dipyrrin-Boronic Acid Dyads and Triads: Light-Harvesting System in the Visible Region Based on Efficient Energy Transfer" 
    Org. Biomol. Chem., 13, 2574-2581 (2015).   (Cover Picture)
    (Correction: Org. Biomol. Chem., 16, 5718 (2018).)


  • M. Yamamura and T. Nabeshima
    "Crystal structure of the one-dimensional metal–organic polymer catena-poly[[tris(μ-2,4,6-trimethylbenzoato- κ2O :O ′)dizinc]-μ-2,4,6-trimethylbenzoato-κ2O :O ′]" 
    Acta Cryst., E71, m14-m15 (2015). Link


  • T. Nabeshima (Editor)
    "Synergy in Supramolecular Chemistry" 
    CRC Press (2014). Link
  • T. Nakamura
    "Recent Breakthroughs in the Synthesis of Novel Functional Macrocyclic Molecules" 
    J. Synth. Org. Chem. Jpn.72, 1398-1399 (2014). Link
  • S. Akine and T. Nabeshima
    "Increased Nuclearity of Salen‐Type Transition Metal Complexes by Incorporation of O‐Alkyloxime Functionality”
    Heteroat. Chem., 25, 410-421 (2014). (Link)

  • M. Yamamura, T. Saito and T. Nabeshima
    "Phosphorus-containing Chiral Molecule for Fullerene Recognition Based on Concave/Convex Interaction" 
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 14299-14306 (2014). Link

  • M. Yamamura, K. Yamakawa, Y. Okazaki and T. Nabeshima
    "Coordination Driven Macrocyclization for "Locking" of Photo- and Thermal cis→trans Isomerization of Azobenzene" 
    Chem. Eur. J., 20, 16258-16265 (2014). Link

  • F. Lu and T. Nabeshima
    "A highly selective and sensitive turn-on chemodosimeter for hypochlorous acid based on an iridium(III) complex and its application to bioimaging" 
    Dalton Trans., 43, 9529-9536 (2014).

  • S. Sairenji, S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima
    "Dynamic Helicity Control of a Single-Helical Oligooxime Complex and Acid-Base Triggered Repeated Helicity Inversion Mediated by Amino Acids" 
    Chem. Lett., 43, 1107-1109 (2014). Link

  • S. Sairenji, S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima
    "Dynamic helicity control of single-helical oligooxime metal complexes by coordination of chiral carboxylate ions" 
    Tetrahedron Lett., 55, 1987-1990 (2014). Link

  •  S. Akine, M. Miyashita, S. Piao, and T. Nabeshima
    "Perfect encapsulation of a guanidinium ion in a helical trinickel(II) metallocryptand for efficient regulation of the helix inversion rate" 
    Inorg. Chem. Front., 1, 53-57 (2014).

  • M. Yamamura, M. Albrecht, M. Albrecht, Y. Nishimura, T. Arai, and T. Nabeshima
    "Red/Near-infrared Luminescence Tuning of Group-14 Element Complexes of Dipyrrins Based on a Central Atom"
    Inorg. Chem., 53, 1355-1360 (2014). Link

  • M. Yamamura, M. Iida, K. Kanazawa, M. Sasaki, and T. Nabeshima 
    "Highly-Effective Structural Modulation of Trisaloph Heterotetranuclear Zn3La Complex by Anion Coordination"
    Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 87, 334-340 (2014). Link


  • M. Yamamura, H. Takizawa, N. Sakamoto, and T. Nabeshima
    "Monomeric and Dimeric Red/NIR-fluorescent Dipyrrin-Germanium Complexes: Facile Monomer-Dimer Interconversion Driven by Acid/Base Additions" 
    Tetrahedron Lett., 54, 7049-7052 (2013). Link

  •  S. Akine, S. Piao, M. Miyashita, and T. Nabeshima
    "Cage-like tris(salen)-type metallocryptand for cooperative guest recognition"
    Tetrahedron Lett., 54, 6541-6544 (2013). Link

  • S. Akine, Z. Varadi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis of Planar Metal Complexes and the Stacking Abilities of Naphthalenediol-Based Acyclic and Macrocyclic Salen-type Ligands" 
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 5987-5998 (2013). Link

  •  S. Akine, S. Sairenji, T. Taniguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Stepwise Helicity Inversions by Multi-Sequential Metal Exchange"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 12948-12951 (2013). Link

  • S. Akine, H. Nagumo, and T. Nabeshima
    "Programmed multiple complexation for creation of helical structures from acyclic phenol-bipyridine oligomer ligands"
    Dalton Trans., 42, 15974-15986 (2013).

  • F. Lu, M. Yamamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "A highly selective and sensitive ratiometric chemodosimeter for Hg2+ ions based on an iridium(III) complex via thioacetal deprotection reaction"
    Dalton Trans., 42, 12093-12100 (2013). Cover Picture

  • F. Lu, M. Yamamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "Luminescent Biscyclometalated Iridium(III) Complex for Selective and Switchable Cu2+ Ion Binding in Aqueous Media"
    Tetrahedron Lett., 54, 779-782 (2013). Link

  • S. Akine, D. Kusama, and T. Nabeshima
    "Conformational control of electron-rich calix[6]arene skeleton by paraquat recognition" 
    Tetrahedron Lett., 54, 205-209 (2013). Link

  • T. Nabeshima and M. Yamamura
    "Cooperative Formation and Functions of Multi-metal Supramolecular Systems"
    Pure Appl. Chem., 85, 763-776 (2013). Link


  •  S. Akine, T. Tadokoro, and T. Nabeshima
    "Oligometallic template strategy for synthesis of a macrocyclic dimer-type octaoxime ligand for its cooperative complexation"
    Inorg. Chem., 51, 11478-11486 (2012). Link

  • T. Nabeshima, Y. Hasegawa, R. Trokowski, and M. Yamamura
    "Synthesis and Guest Recognition of Molecular Cleft Consisting of Terpyridine-Pt(II) Acetylide Complexes" 
    Tetrahedron Lett., 53, 6182-6185 (2012). Link

  • T. Moriuchi, Y. Sakamoto, S. Noguchi, T. Fujiwara, S. Akine, T. Nabeshima, and T. Hirao
    "Design and controlled emission properties of bioorganometallic compounds composed of uracils and organoplatinum(II) moieties" 
    Dalton Trans., 41, 8524-8531 (2012). Inside Cover Picture

  • S. Akine, H. Nagumo, and T. Nabeshima
    "Hierarchical helix of helix in the crystal: Formation of variable-pitch helical π-stacked array of single-helical dinuclear metal complexes"
    Inorg. Chem., 51, 5506-5508 (2012). Link

  • M. Yamamura, Y. Okazaki, and T. Nabeshima
    "Photoisomerization locking of azobenzene by formation of a self-assembled macrocycle"
    Chem. Commun., 48, 5724-5726 (2012).  Back Cover Picture

  • N. Sakamoto, C. Ikeda, M. Yamamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "a-Bridged BODIPY oligomers with switchable near-IR photoproperties by external-stimuli-induced foldamer formation and disruption"
    Chem. Commun., 48, 4818-4820 (2012).  Back Cover Picture


  • S. Akine
    "Novel ion recognition systems based on cyclic and acyclic oligo(salen)-type ligands" 
    J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocycl. Chem., 72, 25-54 (2011). Link Award Article for ‘HGCS Japan Award of Excellence 2010’
  • 鍋島 達弥・山村 正樹 
    月刊『未来材料』(NTS出版), 2011年8月
  • R. Trokowski, S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima
    "Remarkably Selective Recognition of Iodobenzene Derivatives by a Macrocyclic Bis-Pt(II) Metallohost"
    Chem. Eur. J., 17 , 14420-14428 (2011). Link

  • S. Akine, S. Hotate, and T. Nabeshima
    "A Molecular Leverage for Helicity Control and Helix Inversion"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 13868-13871 (2011). Link

  • M. Yamamura, H. Miyazaki, M. Iida, S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima
    "Nuclearity Control of Trisaloph Zinc Cluster Complex Dependent on Minute Structural Differences in the Bridging Anions"
    Inorg. Chem., 50, 5315-5317 (2011). Link

  • S. Akine, S. Sunaga, and T. Nabeshima
    "Multi-step Oligometal Complexation of Macrocyclic Tris(N2O2) Hexaoxime Ligand"
    Chem. Eur. J., 17 , 6853-6861 (2011). Link

  • N. Sakamoto, C. Ikeda, M. Yamamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "Structural Interconversion and Regulation of Optical Properties of Stable Hypercoordinate Dipyrrin-Silicon Complexes"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133 , 4726-4729 (2011). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Shimada, H. Nagumo, and T. Nabeshima
    "Highly-Cooperative Double Metalation of a Bis(N2O2) Ligand Based on Bipyridine-Phenol Framework Driven by Intramolecular π-Stacking of Square Planar Nickel(II) Complex Moieties"
    Dalton Trans., 40 , 8507-8509 (2011). Cover Picture

  • A. Yamashita, A. Watanabe, S. Akine, T. Nabeshima, M. Nakano, T. Yamamura, and T. Kajiwara
    "Wheel-shaped ErIIIZnII3 Single-molecule Magnet: Macrocyclic Approach to Design a Magnetic Anisotropy"
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 4016-4019 (2011). Link

  • M. Yamamura, J. Miyake, Y. Imamura, and T. Nabeshima
    "Ca2+-induced Folding of a Chiral Ditopic Receptor Based on a Pybox Ligand and Enhancement of Anion Recognition"
    Chem. Commun., 47, 6801-6803 (2011).  Back Cover Picture

  • S. Akine, S. Sairenji, T. Matsumoto, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis of acyclic tetra-and pentakis(N2O2) ligands for single-helical heterometallic complexes with a greater number of winding turns"
    Supramolecular. Chem., 23 , 106-112 (2011). Link
  • S. Akine, S. Hotate, T. Matsumoto, and T. Nabeshima
    "Spontaneous enrichment of one-handed helix by dissolution of quasiracemic crystals of a tetranuclear single helical complex"
    Chem. Commun., 47 , 2925-2927 (2011).


  • T. Nabeshima
    "Construction of Cooperative and Responsive Supramolecular Systems for Molecular Functional Modulation"
    Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn.(Award Accounts), 83, 969-991 (2010). Link

  • T. Nabeshima, S. Akine, C. Ikeda, and M. Yamamura
    "Metallo-supramolecular Systems for Synergistic Functions Based on Unique Arrangement of Ligation Sites"
    Chem. Lett. (Highlight Review), 39, 10-16 (2010). Link

  • N. Sakamoto, C. Ikeda, and T. Nabeshima 
    "Cation recognition and pseudorotaxane formation of tris-dipyrrin BF2 macrocycles"
    Chem. Commun., 46, 6732-6734 (2010).

  • M. Yamamura, M. Sasaki, M. Kyotani, H. Orita, and T. Nabeshima
    "Self-Assembled Nanostructures of Tailored Multi-Metal Complexes and Morphology Control by Counter-Anion Exchange"
    Chem. Eur. J., 16, 10638-10643 (2010). Link

  • S. Akine, F. Utsuno, T. Taniguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Dinuclear complexes of N2O2 oxime chelate ligand with zinc(II)-lanthanide(III) as a selective sensitization system for Sm3+
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 3143-3152 (2010). Link

  • J. Brandel, M. Sairenji, K. Ichikawa, and T. Nabeshima
    "Remarkable Mg2+-selective Emission of an Azacrown Receptor Based on Ir(III) Complex"
    Chem. Commun., 46, 3958-3960 (2010).

  • S. Akine, A. Akimoto, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis of Ag+-selective dipalladium(II) metallohost based on O-alkyloxime bis(N2SO) ligands"
    Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 185, 1000-1007 (2010). Link
  • S. Akine, S. Kagiyama, and T. Nabeshima
    "Modulation of multi-metal complexation behavior of tetraoxime ligand by covalent transformation of olefinic functionalities"
    Inorg. Chem., 49, 2141-2152 (2010). Link

  • S. Akine, F. Utsuno, and T. Nabeshima 
    "Highly efficient regulation of cation recognition and promotion of self-assembly by metalation of macrocyclic bis(N2O2) ligand with nickel(II)"
    Chem. Commun., 46, 1029-1031 (2010). Cover Pictur


  • 秋根茂久, 鍋島達弥
    「メタロ超分子と協同効果」, 超分子サイエンス&テクノロジー -基礎からイノベーションまで- (第1章 第3節 13) 監修 国武豊喜、NTS 2009, pp 202-210 (2009).
  • 鍋島達弥
    「超分子金属錯体」、(第1章 第2節)藤田誠、塩谷光彦編著、三共出版2009、pp13-39 (2009).
  • S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima
    "Cyclic and acyclic oligo(N2O2) ligands for cooperative multi-metal complexation"
    Dalton Trans. (Dalton Perspectives), 10395-10408 (2009).  Cover Picture

  •  R. Trokowski, S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima
    "Selective binding of benzenediol derivatives by simultaneous non-covalent interactions in bis-Pt(II) aza-aromatic host-guest system"
    Dalton Trans., 10359-10366 (2009).

  •  S. Akine, Y. Morita, F. Utsuno, and T. Nabeshima
    "Multiple Folding Structures Mediated by Metal Coordination of Acyclic Multidentate Ligand"
    Inorg. Chem.,48, 10670-10678 (2009). Link

  • C. Ikeda, S. Ueda, and T. Nabeshima
    "Aluminum Complex of N2O2-type Dipyrrin: the First Hetero-Multinuclear Complexes of Metallo-Dipyrrin with High Fluorescence Quantum Yields" 
    Chem. Commun., 2544-2546 (2009).

  • C. Ikeda, T. Maruyama, and T. Nabeshima
    "Convenient and Highly Efficient Synthesis of Boron-Dipyrrins Bearing an Arylboronate Center"
    Tetrahedron Lett., 50, 3349-3351 (2009). Link

  • S. Akine, F. Utsuno, and T. Nabeshima
    "Visible and Near-infrared Luminescence of Helical Zinc(II)-Lanthanide(III) Trinuclear Complexes Having Acyclic Bis(N2O2) Oxime Ligand"
    IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng., 1, 012009 (2009). (Link)


  • T. Nabeshima, and S. Akine
    "Functional Supramolecular Systems with Highly Cooperative and Responding Properties"
    Chem. Rec., 8, 240-251 (2008). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Matsumoto, and T. Nabeshima
    "Spontaneous Formation of a Chiral Supramolecular Superhelix in the Crystalline State Using a Single-Stranded Tetranuclear Metallohelicate"
    Chem. Commun., 4604-4606 (2008).

  • C. Ikeda, N. Sakamoto, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis and Guest Recognition Ability of 2,3-Dimethoxy-1,4-Phenylene Containing Porphyrinoids"
    Org. Lett., 10, 4601-4604 (2008). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Taniguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Acyclic Bis(N2O2chelate) Ligand for Trinuclear d-Block Homo- and Heterometal Complexes"
    Inorg. Chem., 47, 3255-3264 (2008). Link

  • M. Taguchi, Y. Sameshima, A. Igashira-Kamiyama, S. Akine, T. Nabeshima, and T. Konno
    "A Novel Cis-Trans Isomerism Found in a Sulfur-Bridged PdII2AuI2 Tetranuclear Complex with [Pd(amine)2(thiolato)2]-Type Building Units"
    Chem. Lett., 37, 244-245 (2008). Link

  • R. Trokowski, S. Akine, and T. Nabeshima 
    "Synthesis, Characterization and Molecular Recognition of a Bis-Platinum Terpyridine Dimer"
    Chem. Commun., 889-890 (2008).

  • C. Ikeda, and T. Nabeshima 
    "Self-assembled Cyclic Boron-Dipyrrin Oligomers" 
    Chem. Commun., 721-723 (2008).

  • S. Akine, A. Akimoto, T. Shiga, H. Oshio, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis, Stability, and Complexation Behavior of Isolable Salen-Type N2S2 and N2SO Ligands Based on Thiol and Oxime Functionalities"
    Inorg. Chem., 47, 875-885 (2008). Link


  • 秋根茂久, 鍋島達弥
    化学と教育, 55、456-459 (2007).
  • S. Akine, S. Kagiyama, and T. Nabeshima
    "Oligometallic Template Strategy for Ring-Closing Olefin Metathesis: Highly Cis- and Trans-Selective Synthesis of a 32-Membered Macrocyclic Tetraoxime"
    Inorg. Chem., 46, 9525-9527 (2007). Link

  • S. Akine, S. Sunaga, T. Taniguchi, H. Miyazaki, and T. Nabeshima
    "Core/Shell Oligometallic Template Synthesis of Macrocyclic Hexaoxime"
    Inorg. Chem., 46, 2959-2961 (2007). Link

  • T. Nabeshima, H. Miyazaki, A. Iwasaki, S. Akine, T. Saiki, and C. Ikeda
    "Multi-metal Complexation and Partially Templated Synthesis of Metal Clusters by Using Triangular Trisaloph Ligands"
    Tetrahedron63, 3328-3333 (2007). Link

  • T. Nabeshima, S. Masubuchi, N. Taguchi, S. Akine, T. Saiki, and S. Sato
    "Multi-Step Regulation of Anion Recognition by Redox-Active Pseudocryptand"
    Tetrahedron Lett., 48, 1595-1598 (2007). Link


  • T. Nabeshima, S. Akine
    "Metal-Incorporated Hosts for Cooperative and Responsive Recognition to External Stimulus"
    in Redox Systems Under Nano-Space Control; T. Hirao, Ed.; Springer: Berlin, Chapter 10, pp 167-178 (2006).
  • S. Akine, T. Taniguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Helical Metallohost-Guest Complexes via Site-Selective Transmetalation of Homotrinuclear Complexes"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128, 15765-15774 (2006). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Taniguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Chiral Single-stranded Metallohelix: Metal-mediated Folding of Linear Oligooxime Ligand"
    Tetrahedron Lett., 47, 8419-8422 (2006). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Taniguchi, T. Matsumoto, and T. Nabeshima
    "Guest-dependent Inversion Rate of a Tetranuclear Single Metallohelicate"
    Chem. Commun., 4961-4963 (2006).

  • T. Nabeshima, H. Miyazaki, A. Iwasaki, S. Akine, T. Saiki, C. Ikeda, and S. Sato
    "Efficient Formation of Homo and Hetero Metal Clusters by Triangular Trisaloph Ligand as a Partial Template"
    Chem. Lett., 35, 1070-1071 (2006). Link

  • S. Sato, K. Matsunaga, E. Horn, N. Furukawa, and T. Nabeshima
    "Isolation and Molecular Structure of the Organo-persulfuranes [12-S-6(C6)]"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128, 6778-6779 (2006). Link

  •  S. Akine, W. Dong, and T. Nabeshima
    "Octanuclear Zinc(II) and Cobalt(II) Clusters Produced by Cooperative Tetrameric Assembling of Oxime Chelate Ligands" 
    Inorg. Chem., 45, 4677-4684 (2006). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Taniguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Heterometallic Zn2La and ZnLu Complexes Formed by Site-selective Transmetalation of a Dimeric Homotrinuclear Zinc(II) Complex"
    Chem. Lett., 35, 604-605 (2006). Link

  • T. Nabeshima, Y. Tanaka, T. Saiki, S. Akine, C. Ikeda, S. Sato
    "Tricyclic Pseudocryptand Formed by Reaction of FeII with Tripodand Bearing Triazacrown Ether" 
    Tetrahedron Lett., 47, 3541-3544 (2006). Link


  • S. Sato, M. Matsuo, T. Nakahodo, N. Furukawa, T. Nabeshima
    "Generation and Detection of Tellurane [10–Te–4(C4)] and Selenurane [10–Se–4(C4)] having alkyl and aryl ligands" 
    Tetrahedron Lett., 46, 8091-8093 (2005). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Matsumoto, T. Taniguchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Synthesis, Structures, and Magnetic Properties of Tri- and Dinuclear Copper(II)-Gadolinium(III) Complexes of Linear Oligooxime Ligands"
    Inorg. Chem., 44, 3270-3274 (2005). Link

  • T. Nabeshima, T. Saiki, J. Iwabuchi, and S. Akine
    "Stepwise and Dramatic Enhancement of Anion Recognition with a Triple-site Receptor Based on the Calix[4]arene Framework Using Two Different Cationic Effectors"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 5507-5511 (2005). Link

  • S. Akine and T. Nabeshima
    "Novel Thiosalamo Ligand as a Remarkably Stable N2S2 Salen-type Chelate and Synthesis of a Nickel(II) Complex"
    Inorg. Chem., 44, 1205-1207 (2005). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Taniguchi, W. Dong, S. Masubuchi, and T. Nabeshima
    "Oxime-Based Salen-Type Tetradentate Ligands with High Stability against Imine Metathesis Reaction"
    J. Org. Chem., 70 1704-1711 (2005). Link

  • S. Akine, T. Taniguchi, T. Saiki, and T. Nabeshima
    "Ca2+-and Ba2+-Selective Receptors Based on Site-Selective Transmetallation of Multinuclear Polyoxime-Zinc(II) Complexes" 
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 540-541 (2005). Link