Design of nanostructured materials using molecular self-assembly has attracted considerable attention because it allows for the formation of complex architectures with a high structural precision. We focus on controlled synthesis of self-assembled nanostructures from a variety of π-conjugated molecular building blocks. Through elaborate molecular design by taking full advantage of organic, polymer, and supramolecular chemistry, we pre-program functional units and intermolecular interaction sites into molecular building blocks, so that the resulting assemblies can exert electronic, optoelectronic, and even dynamic properties.  Recent research activities in Fukushima's group are summarized in the figure below.

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Prof. Takanori Fukushima
Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science
Institute of Innovative Research

School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology
R1-1, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku,
Yokohama 226-8503 JAPAN
Phone: +81-45-924-5220
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