Department of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

Our Research Projects

   Our research involves the development of new polymer synthesis and functionalization incorporating a characteristic feature of metal elements. For example, precise design of new transition metal complexes and investigation of their reactivity lead to the development of new polymerization catalysts. Functionalization of polymers based on the control of molecular structure is investigated by using the methodology of organic synthesis. Our research interest is also focused on metalloenzyme. Model complexes of active sites and non-natural peptide are designed and structurally characterized.