Published Papers in 2017

Self-Assembly of Giant Spherical Liquid-Crystalline Complexes and Formation of Nanostructured Dynamic Gels that Exhibit Self-Healing Properties
Junya Uchida, Masafumi Yoshio, Sota Sato, Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Makoto Fujita and Takashi Kato
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 14085-14089 (2017).


Development of Nanostructured Water Treatment Membranes Based on Thermotropic Liquid Crystals: Molecular Design of Sub-Nanoporous Materials
Takeshi Sakamoto, Takafumi Ogawa, Hiroki Nada, Koji Nakatsuji, Masato Mitani, Bartolome Soberats, Ken Kawata, Masafumi Yoshio, Hiroki Tomioka, Takao Sasaki, Masahiro Kimura, Masahiro Henmi and Takashi Kato
Adv. Sci., in press.


Guanine-Oligothiophene Conjugates: Liquid-Crystalline Properties, Photoconductivities and Ion-Responsive Emission of Their Nanoscale Assemblies
Kian Ping Gan, Masafumi Yoshio, Yuki Sugihara and Takashi Kato
Chem. Sci., in press.


Tuning of Luminescence Color of -conjugated Liquid Crystals through Co-Assembly with Ionic Liquids
Masato Mitani, Masafumi Yoshio and Takashi Kato
J. Mater. Chem. C, 5, 9972-9978 (2017).


Periodic Surface-Ring Pattern Formation for Hydroxyapatite Thin Films Formed by Biomineralization-Inspired Processes
Yulai Han, Tatsuya Nishimura, Misato Iimura, Takeshi Sakamoto, Chikara Ohtsuki and Takashi Kato
Langmuir, 33, 10077-10083 (2017).


Periodic Surface-Ring Pattern Formation for Hydroxyapatite Thin Films Formed by Biomineralization-Inspired Processes
Fumiya Katase, Satoshi Kajiyama and Takashi Kato
Polym. J., 49, 735-739 (2017).


Highly Efficient Virus Rejection with Self-Organized Membranes Based on a Crosslinked Bicontinuous Cubic Liquid Crystal
Nicolas Marets, Daniel Kuo, Jason R. Torrey, Takeshi Sakamoto, Masahiro Henmi, Hiroyuki Katayama and Takashi Kato
Adv. Healthcare Mater., 6, 1700252 (2017) (Inside Cover).







Transport of Ions and Electrons in Nanostructured Liquid Crystals
Takashi Kato, Masafumi Yoshio, Takahiro Ichikawa, Bartolome Soberats, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Masahiro Funahashi
Nature Rev. Mater., 2, 17001 (2017).


Functional Liquid-Crystalline Polymers and Supramolecular Liquid Crystals
Takashi Kato, Junya Uchida, Takahiro Ichikawa and Bartolome Soberats
Polym. J., in press (Review for the Special Issue of the 50th Anniversary Issue).


Liquid-Crystalline Fork-Like Dendrons
Junya Uchida and Takashi Kato
Liq. Cryst., in press (Professor John W. Goodby Issue).


Design of Dication-Type Amino Acid Ionic Liquids and Their Application to Self-Assembly Media of Amphiphiles
Saki Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Ohno, Masafumi Yoshio, Takashi Kato and Takahiro Ichikawa
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., in press.

Functionalization of Layered Molecular Assembly through Cooperative Effect
Takashi Kato
Chemistry & Chemical Industry, 70, 421-423 (2017). (in Japanese)


New Molecular Design and Functionalization of Supramolecular Liquid Crystals
Masafumi Yoshio, Takashi Kato
EKISHO, 21, 179-187 (2017). (in Japanese)


Self-Assembled Liquid-Crystalline Ion Conductors in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Effects of Molecular Sensitizers on Their Performance
Daniel Högberg, Bartolome Soberats, Masafumi Yoshio, Yurika Mizumura, Satoshi Uchida, Lars Kloo, Hiroshi Segawa, Takashi Kato
ChemPlusChem, 82, 834-840 (2017) (Inside Cover).







Relationship between Structure of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate and Structure of Nucleated Crystals: Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study
Hiroki Nada, Hidekazu Tomono, Tatsuya Nishimura, Takeshi Sakamoto, and Takashi Kato
J. Jpn. Assocn. Cryst. Growth, 44, 25-30 (2017). (in Japanese)


One-Dimensional Supramolecular Hybrids: Self-Assembled Nanofibrous Materials Based on a Sugar Gelator and Calacite Developed along an Unusual Axis
Haruka Sukegawa, Tatsuya Nishimura, Masafumi Yoshio, Satoshi Kajiyama, and Takashi Kato
CrystEngComm, 19, 1580-1584 (2017) (Back Cover).








Development of Glassy Bicontinuous Cubic Liquid Crystals for Solid Proton-Conductive Materials
Tsubasa Kobayashi, Takahiro Ichikawa, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
Adv. Mater., 29, 1604429 (2017).








Use of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate for the Design of New Materials
Bram Cantaert, David Kuo, Shunichi Matsumura, Tatsuya Nishimura, Takeshi Sakamoto, and Takashi Kato
ChemPlusChem, 82, 107-120 (2017) (Inside Cover). (5th Anniversary Special Issue)









Published Papers in 2016

Rapid and Topotactic Transformation from Octacalcium Phosphate to Hydroxyapatite (HAP): A New Approach to Self-Organization of Free-Standing Thin-Film HAP-Based Nanohybrids
Satoshi Kajiyama, Takeshi Sakamoto, Moe Inoue, Tatsuya Nishimura, Taishi Yokoi, Chikara Ohtsuki, and Takashi Kato
CrystEngComm, 18, 8388-8395 (2016) (Back Cover).






Liquid-Crystalline Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Design of Two-Dimensional Molecular Assemblies for Efficient Ion Transport and Thermal Stability
Daniel Hogberg, Bartolome Soberats, Ryo Yatagai, Satoshi Uchida, Masafumi Yoshio, Lars Kloo, Hiroshi Segawa, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Mater., 28, 6493-6500 (2016) (Front Cover).






Columnar Liquid-Crystalline Assemblies of X-shaped Pyrene-Oligothiophene Conjugates: photoconductivities and mechanochromic functions
Kian Ping Gan, Masafumi Yoshio, and Takashi Kato
J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 5073-5080 (2016).

Heterogeneous Growth of Calcite at Aragonite {001}- and Vaterite {001}-Melt Interfaces: A MolecularDynamics Simulation Study
Hiroki Nada, Tatsuya Nishimura, Takeshi Sakamoto, and Takashi Kato
J. Cryst. Growth, 450, 148-159 (2016).

Induction of Bicontinuous Cubic Liquid-Crystalline Assemblies for Polymerizable Amphiphiles via Tailor-Made Design of Ionic Liquids
Hiroaki Takeuchi, Takahiro Ichikawa, Masafumi Yoshio, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
Chem. Commum., 52 (96), 13861-13864 (2016).


Induction of an Infinite Periodic Minimal Surface by Endowing An Amphiphilic Zwitterion with Halogen]Bond Ability
Takahiro Ichikawa, Akiyoshi Okafuji, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
ChemistryOPEN, 5, 439-444 (2016) (Back Cover).







Construction of gyroid-structured matrices through the design of geminized amphiphilic zwitterions and their self-organization
Takuro Matsumoto, Ayaka Ono, Takahiro Ichikawa, Takashi Kato, Hiroyuki Ohno
Chem. Commun., 52, 12167-12170 (2016).

Redox-Active Supramolecular Fibers of a Nitronyl Nitroxide-Based Gelator
Daisuke Yamaguchi, Hiroki Eimura, Masafumi Yoshio and Takashi Kato
Chem. Lett., 45, 863-865 (2016) (Editor's Choice).

Self-Assembled Fibers Containing Stable Organic Radical Moieties: Alignment and Magnetic Properties in Liquid Crystals
Hiroki Eimura, Yoshikazu Umeta, Hiroko Tokoro, Masafumi Yoshio, Shin-ichi Ohkoshi and Takashi Kato
Chem. Eur. J., 22, 8872- 8878 (2016).

Self-Assembly of Bioconjugated Amphiphilic Mesogens Having Specific Binding Moieties at Aqueous-Liquid Crystal Interfaces
Hiroki Eimura, Daniel S. Miller, Xiaoguang Wang, Nicholas L. Abbott, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Mater., 28, 1170-1178 (2016).

Biomineralization-Inspired Preparation of Zinc Hydroxide Carbonate/Polymer Hybrids and Their Conversion to Zinc Oxide Thin-Film Photocatalysts
Shunichi Matsumura, Yoshimasa Horiguchi, Tatsuya Nishimura, Hideki Sakai, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Eur. J., 22, 7094-7101 (2016) (Hot Paper) (Frontispiece).








Mechanoresponsive Liquid Crystals Exhibiting Reversible Luminescent Color Changes at Ambient Temperature
Masato Mitani, Shuhei Ogata, Shogo Yamane, Masafumi Yoshio, Miki Hasegawa, and Takashi Kato
J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 2752-2760 (2016) (Front Cover) (Special Issue: Shape-responsive fluorophores).






Mechanoresponsive Luminescent Molecular Assemblies: An Emerging Class of Materials
Yoshimitsu Sagara, Shogo Yamane, Masato Mitani, Christoph Weder, and Takashi Kato
Adv. Mater., 28, 1073-1095 (2016) (Front Cover).







A Comprehensive Study on Lyotropic Liquid-Crystalline Behavior of an Amphiphile in 20 Kinds of Amino Acid Ionic Liquids
Kanae Fujimura, Takahiro Ichikawa, Masafumi Yoshio, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
Chem. Asian J., 11, 520-526 (2016).


Published Papers in 2015

Ionic Switch Induced by a Rectangular-Hexagonal Phase Transition in Benzenammonium Columnar Liquid Crystals
Bartolome Soberats, Masafumi Yoshio, Takahiro Ichikawa, Xiangbing Zeng, Hiroyuki Ohno, Goran Ungar, and Takashi Kato
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 13212-13215 (2015).

Use of a Protic Salt for the Formation of Liquid-Crystalline Proton-Conductive Complexes with Mesomorphic Diols
Akihiro Yamashita, Masafumi Yoshio, Bartolome Soberats, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
J. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 22656-22662 (2015).

Liquid-Crystalline Calcium Carbonate: Biomimetic Synthesis and Alignment of Nanorod Calcite
Masanari Nakayama, Satoshi Kajiyama, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Sci., 6, 6230-6234 (2015).

Formation of Helically Structured Chitin/CaCO3 Hybrids through an Approach Inspired by the Biomineralization Processes of Crustacean Cuticles
Shunichi Matsumura, Satoshi Kajiyama, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
Small, 11, 5127-5133 (2015).







Liquid-Crystalline Biomacromolecular Templates for the Formation of Oriented Thin-Film Hybrids Composed of Ordered Chitin and Alkaline-Earth Carbonate
Tatsuya Nishimura, Ken Toyoda, Takahiro Ito, Yuya Oaki, Yukiko Namatame, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Asian J., 10, 2356-2360 (2015).

Design of Liquid Crystals: from a Nematogen to Thiophene-Based -Conjugated Mesogens
Masahiro Funahashi, and Takashi Kato
Liq. Cryst., 42, 909-917 (2015). (Special Issue for Professor George Gray)

Tuning of Morphology and Polymorphs of Carbonate/Polymer Hybrids Using Photoreactive Polymer Templates
Takeshi Sakamoto, Yosuke Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
CrystEngComm, 17, 6947-6954 (2015).

A Planarized Triphenylborane Mesogen: Discotic Liquid Crystals with Ambipolar Charge-Carrier Transport Properties
Tomokatsu Kushida, Ayumi Shuto, Masafumi Yoshio, Takashi Kato, and Shigehiro Yamaguchi
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 6922-6925 (2015).

Zwitterionic Liquid Crystals as 1D and 3D Lithium Ion Transport Media
Bartolome Soberats, Masafumi Yoshio, Takahiro Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
J. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 11232-11238 (2015). [Table of Contents]







2D Assemblies of Ionic Liquid Crystals Based on Imidazolium Moieties: Formation of Ion-Conductive Layers
Junji Sakuda, Masafumi Yoshio, Takahiro Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
New J. Chem., 39, 4471-4477 (2015).

Liquid-Crystalline Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Ordered Assemblies of a Mesogen-Containing Carbonate and a Lithium Salt
Junji Sakuda, Eiji Hosono, Masafumi Yoshio, Takahiro Ichikawa, Takuro Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Ohno, Haoshen Zhou, and Takashi Kato
Adv. Funct. Mater., 25, 1206-1212 (2015).







Organic/Inorganic Fusion Materials: Cyclodextrin-Based Polymer/CaCO3 Hybrids Incorporating Dye Molecules through Host-Guest Interactions
Fangjie Zhu, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
Polym. J., 47, 122-127 (2015). (Special Issue: Fusion Materials)






Hydroxyapatite Formation on Oxidized Cellulose Nanofibers in a Solution Mimicking Body Fluid
Seira Morimune-Moriya, Sakina Kondo, Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki, Tatsuya Nishimura, Takashi Kato and Chikara Ohtsuki
Polym. J., 47, 158-163 (2015). (Special Issue: Fusion Materials)

Macromolecular Templates for the Development of Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials
Tatsuya Nishimura
Polym. J., 47, 235-243 (2015). (Focus Review, Open Access)

Columnar Nanostructured Polymer Films Containing Ionic Liquids in Supramolecular One-Dimensional Nanochannels
Akihiro Yamashita, Masafumi Yoshio, Seiya Shimizu, Takahiro Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem., 53, 366-371 (2015). (Special Issue : Prof Fréchet's 70th Birthday)

Biomineralization-Inspired Synthesis of Functional Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials: Organic Molecular Control of Self-Organization of Hybrids
Atsushi Arakaki, Katsuhiko Shimizu, Mayumi Oda, Takeshi Sakamoto, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
Org. Biomol. Chem., 13, 974-989 (2015). [Cover] [Table of Contents]






Published Papers in 2014

Mechanochromic Photoluminescent Liquid Crystals Containing 5,5'-Bis(2-phenylethynyl)-2,2'-bithiophene
Masato Mitani, Shogo Yamane, Masafumi Yoshio, Masahiro Funahashi, and Takashi Kato
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 594, 112-121 (2014). (Special Issue: Optics of Liquid Crystals)

Thermal or Mechanical Stimuli-Induced Photoluminescence Color Change of a Molecular Assembly Composed of an Amphiphilic Anthracene Derivative in Water
Yoshimitsu Sagara, Toru Komatsu, Takuya Terai, Tasuku Ueno, Kenjiro Hanaoka, Takasi Kato, and Tetsuo Nagano Chem. Eur. J., 20(33), 10397-10403 (2014).

Design of Amphiphilic Zwitterions Forming Liquid-Crystalline Phases and Effects of Lithium Salt Addition on Their Phase Behavior
Takuro Matsumoto, Takahiro Ichikawa, Junji Sakuda, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 87(7), 792-796 (2014).

Biomineralization-Inspired Approach to the Development of Hybrid Materials: Preparation of Patterned Polymer/Strontium Carbonate Thin Films Using Thermoresponsive Polymer Brush Matrices
Yulai Han, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
Polym. J., 46, 499-504 (2014). (Special Issue: Biorelated Polymers and Materials)

Morphology Tuning in the Formation of Vaterite Crystal Thin Films with Thermoresponsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Brush Matrices
Yulai Han, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
CrystEngComm, 16, 3540-3547 (2014).

Macroscopic Photocontrol of Ion-Transporting Pathways of a Nanostructured Imidazolium-Based Photoresponsive Liquid Crystal
Bartolome Soberats, Emi Uchida, Masafumi Yoshio, Junko Kagimoto, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 9552-9555 (2014).

Bioinspired Stiff and Flexible Composites of Nanocellulose-Reinforced Amorphous CaCO3
Tsuguyuki Saito, Yuya Oaki, Tatsuya Nishimura, Akira Isogai, and Takashi Kato
Materials Horizons, 1, 321-325 (2014).

Covalent Attachment of Mechanoresponsive Luminescent Micelles to Glasses and Polymers in Aqueous Conditions
Yoshimitsu Sagara, Toru Komatsu, Tasuku Ueno, Kenjiro Hanaoka, Takashi Kato, and Tetsuo Nagano
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 4273-4280 (2014).

Aragonite Nanorods in Calcium Carbonate/Polymer Hybrids Formed through Self-Organization Processes from Amorphous Calcium Carbonate Solution
Satoshi Kajiyama, Tatsuya Nishimura, Takeshi Sakamoto, and Takashi Kato
Small, 10, 1634-1641 (2014).

Supramolecular Effects on Formation of CaCO3 Thin Films on a Polymer Matrix
Fangjie Zhu, Tatsuya Nishimura, Hiroki Eimura, and Takashi Kato
CrystEngComm, 16, 1496-1501 (2014).

Aggregation-Induced Emission of a Liquid-Crystalline Quinolinium Salt Molecule in Aqueous Solution
Kana Tanabe, Daisuke Kodama, Miki Hasegawa, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Lett., 43, 184-186 (2014).

Hydrogen-Bonded Systems: Discrete Defined Aggregates by Intermolecular H-Bonding, Amides, Carboxylic Acids, and Heterocycles (Chapter 10)
Takashi Kato and Yuko Kamikawa
Handbook of Liquid Crystals 2nd Edition (Eds. John W. Goodby, Peter J. Collings, Takashi Kato, Carsten Tschierske, Helen Gleeson, and Peter Raynes)
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Vol. 5, p. 513-540 (2014)

Liquid-Crystalline Catenanes and Rotaxanes (Chapter 11)
Junji Sakuda, Takuma Yasuda, and Takashi Kato
Handbook of Liquid Crystals 2nd Edition (Eds. John W. Goodby, Peter J. Collings, Takashi Kato, Carsten Tschierske, Helen Gleeson, and Peter Raynes)
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Vol. 5, p. 541-555 (2014).

Liquid-Crystalline Gels (Chapter 1)
Kazuhiro Yabuuchi and Takashi Kato
Handbook of Liquid Crystals 2nd Edition, (Eds. John W. Goodby, Peter J. Collings, Takashi Kato, Carsten Tschierske, Helen Gleeson, and Peter Raynes)
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Vol. 6, p. 1-25, (2014).

Design and Synthesis of Side-Chain Liquid Crystal Polymers (Chapter 11)
Seiji Ujiie and Takashi Kato
Handbook of Liquid Crystals 2nd Edition, (Eds. John W. Goodby, Peter J. Collings, Takashi Kato, Carsten Tschierske, Helen Gleeson, and Peter Raynes)
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Vol. 7, p. 381-414, (2014).

Liquid Crystal Semiconductors: Oligothiophene and Related Materials (Chapter 21)
Masahiro Funahashi, Takuma Yasuda, and Takashi Kato
Handbook of Liquid Crystals 2nd Edition (Eds. John W. Goodby, Peter J. Collings, Takashi Kato, Carsten Tschierske, Helen Gleeson, and Peter Raynes)
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Vol. 8, p. 675-708 (2014).

Redox-Active (Electrochromic) Liquid Crystals (Chapter 22)
Kyosuke Isoda, Takuma Yasuda, Masahiro Funahashi, and Takashi Kato
Handbook of Liquid Crystals 2nd Edition (Eds. John W. Goodby, Peter J. Collings, Takashi Kato, Carsten Tschierske, Helen Gleeson, and Peter Raynes)
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Vol. 8, p. 709-725 (2014).

Liquid Crystals as Ion Conductors
Masafumi Yoshio and Takashi Kato
Handbook of Liquid Crystals 2nd Edition (Eds. John W. Goodby, Peter J. Collings, Takashi Kato, Carsten Tschierske, Helen Gleeson, and Peter Raynes)
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Vol. 8, p. 727-749 (2014).

Design and Synthesis of Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials Inspired by Biomineralization: Morphology Control of Calcium Carbonate Thin Films using Polymers and Mg2+ Ions,
Tatsuya Nishimura, Fangjie Zhu, Hidekazu Tomono, Hiroki Nada, Takashi Kato,
Oleoscience, 14, 417-423 (2014). (in Japanese)


Published Papers in 2013

3D Anhydrous Proton-Transporting Nanochannels Formed by Self-Assembly of Liquid Crystals Composed of a Sulfobetaine and a Sulfonic Acid
Bartolome Soberats, Masafumi Yoshio, Takahiro Ichikawa, Satomi Taguchi, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 15286-15289 (2013).

Effects of Magnesium Ions and Water Molecules on the Structure of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate: A Molecular Dynamics Study
Hidekazu Tomono, Hiroki Nada, Fangjie Zhu, Takeshi Sakamoto, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
J. Phys. Chem. B, 117, 14849-14856 (2013).

Tuning the Stability of CaCO3 Crystals with Magnesium Ions for Formation of Aragonite Thin Films on Organic Polymer Templates
Fangjie Zhu, Tatsuya Nishimura, Takeshi Sakamoto, Hidekazu Tomono, Hiroki Nada, Yasushi Okumura, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Asian J., 8, 3002-3009 (2013).








Design and Evaluation of Nano-biphasic Ionic Liquid Systems Having Highly Polar and Low Polar Domains
Satomi Taguchi, Takahiro Ichikawa, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
RSC Advance., 3, 23222-23227 (2013).

A Water-Soluble Mechanochromic Luminescent Pyrene Derivative Exhibiting Recovery of the Initial Photoluminescence Color in a High-Humidity Environment
Yoshimitsu Sagara, Toru Komatsu, Tasuku Ueno, Kenjiro Hanaoka, Takashi Kato, and Tetsuo Nagano
Adv. Funct. Mater., 23, 5277-5284 (2013).

Steric Effects on Excimer Formation for Photoluminescent Smectic Liquid-Crystalline Materials
Shogo Yamane, Yoshimitsu Sagara, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Commun., 49, 3839-3841 (2013).








Mechanochromic Luminescent Liquid Crystals Based on a Bianthryl Moiety
Shogo Yamane, Yoshimitsu Sagara, Toshiki Mutai, Koji Araki, and Takashi Kato
J. Mater. Chem. C, 1, 2648-2656 (2013). [Inside Front Cover]








Formation of Rectangular Plate-like -MnOOH and Sheet-like -MnOOH by Slow Diffusion of Ammonia Vapor
Satoshi Kajiyama, Hiromu Kumagai, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Lett., 42, 341-343 (2013).

Bisphenylsulfone-based Molecular Assemblies: Polar Columnar Liquid Crystals Aligned in Electric Fields and Fibrous Aggregates in Organic Solvents
Masafumi Yoshio , Reiku Konishi , Takeshi Sakamoto, and Takashi Kato
New J. Chem., 37, 143-147 (2013). [Themed issue:"All Aboard"- contributions from NJC Broad Members]


Published Papers in 2012

Self-Organized Liquid-Crystalline Nanostructured Membranes for Water Treatment: Selective Permeation of Ions
Masahiro Henmi, Koji Nakatsuji, Takahiro Ichikawa, Hiroki Tomioka, Takeshi Sakamoto, Masafumi Yoshio, and
Takashi Kato
Adv. Mater., 24, 2238-2241 (2012).

3D Continuous Water Nanosheet as a Gyroid Minimal Surface Formed by Bicontinuous Cubic Liquid-Crystalline Zwitterions
Takahiro Ichikawa, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 11354-11357 (2012).

Full-Color Tunable Photoluminescent Ionic Liquid Crystals Based on Tripodal Pyridinium, Pyrimidinium, and Quinolinium Salts
Kana Tanabe, Yuko Suzui, Miki Hasegawa, and Takashi Kato
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 5652-5661 (2012).

Induction of Thermotropic Bicontinuous Cubic Phases in Liquid-Crystalline Ammonium and Phosphonium Salts
Takahiro Ichikawa, Masafumi Yoshio, Atsushi Hamasaki, Satomi Taguchi, Feng Liu, Xiang-bing Zeng, Goran Ungar, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 2634-2643 (2012).

Co-Organisation of Ionic Liquids with Amphiphilic Diethanolamines: Construction of 3D Continuous Ionic Nanochannels through the Induction of Liquid-Crystalline Bicontinuous Cubic Phases
Takahiro Ichikawa, Masafumi Yoshio, Satomi Taguchi, Junko Kagimoto, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Sci., 3, 2001-2008 (2012).

CaCO3/Chitin Hybrids: Effects of Recombinant Acidic Peptides Designed Based on a Peptide Extracted from an Exoskeleton of a Crayfish on Morphologies of the Hybrids
Hiromu Kumagai, Ryou Matsunaga, Tatsuya Nishimura, Yuya Yamamoto, Satoshi Kajiyama, Yuya Oaki, Kei Akaiwa, Hirotaka Inoue, Hiromichi Nagasawa, Kohei Tsumoto, and Takashi Kato
Faraday Discuss., 159, 483-494 (2012).

Supramolecular Approach to the Formation of Magneto-Active Physical Gels
Yong Wu, Yuki Hirai, Yoshihide Tsunobuchi, Hiroko Tokoro, Hiroki Eimura, Masafumi Yoshio, Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Sci., 3, 3007-3010 (2012).

Liquid-Crystalline Gels Exhibiting Electrooptical Light Scattering Properties: Fibrous Polymerized Network of a Lysine-Based Gelator Having Acrylate Moieties
Hiroki Eimura, Masafumi Yoshio, Yoshiko Shoji, Kenji Hanabusa, and Takashi Kato
Polym. J., 44, 594-599 (2012). (Special Issue)

Nano-Biphasic Ionic Liquid Systems Composed of Hydrophobic Phosphonium Salts and a Hydrophic Ammonium Salt
Satomi Taguchi, Takahiro Ichikawa, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
Chem. Commun., 43, 5271-5273 (2012).

Stimuli-Responsive Photoluminescent Liquid Crystals
Shogo Yamane, Kana Tanabe, Yoshimitsu Sagara, and Takashi Kato
Top. Curr. Chem., 318, 395-406 (2012).

Editorial: Special Issue: Functional Liquid Crystals
Takashi Kato and Sandeep Kumar
Isr. J. Chem., 52, 799 (2012).








Liquid-Crystalline Catenanes and Rotaxanes (Review)
Junji Sakuda, Takuma Yasuda, and Takashi Kato
Isr. J. Chem., 52, 854-862 (2012).

Anisotropic Crystal Growth and Construction of Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Structure by Controlling of Organic Molecules, (in Japanese)
Takeshi Sakamoto, Atsushi Arakaki, Katsuhiko Shimizu, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato,
Bull. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 47, 285-290 (2012). (In Japanese)


Published Papers in 2011

Electro-Functional Octupolar π-Conjugated Columnar Liquid Crystals
Takuma Yasuda, Tomohiro Shimizu, Feng Liu, Goran Ungar, and Takashi Kato
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 13437 (2011).

Brightly Tricolored Mechanochromic Luminescence from a Single-Luminophore Liquid Crystal: Reversible Writing and Erasing of Images
Yoshimitsu Sagara and Takashi Kato
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 9128 (2011).

Photoimaging of Self-Organized CaCO3/Polymer Hybrid Films by Formation of Regular Relief and Flat Surface Morphologies
Takeshi Sakamoto, Yosuke Nishimura, Tatsuya Nishimura, and Takashi Kato
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 5856 (2011).

Gelation of Amino Acid Ioninc Liquid by the Addition of a Phosphonium-Type Zwitterion
Satomi Taguchi, Takuro Matsumoto, Takahiro Ichikawa, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
Chem. Commun., 47, 11342 (2011).

Anisotropic Proton-Conductive Materials Formed by the Self-Organization of Phosphonium-Type Zwitterions
Saori Ueda, Junko Kagimoto, Takahiro Ichikawa, Takashi Kato, and Hiroyuki Ohno
Adv. Mater., 23, 3071 (2011).

3D Interconnected Ionic Nano-Channels Formed in Polymer Films: Self-Organization and Polymerization of Thermotropic Bicontinuous Cubic Liquid Crystals
Takahiro Ichikawa, Masafumi Yoshio, Atsushi Hamasaki, Junko Kagimoto, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 2163 (2011).

Hole Transport of a Liquid-Crystalline Phenylterthiophene Derivative Exhibiting the Nematic Phase at Ambient Temperature
Midori Nuita, Junji Sakuda, Yuki Hirai, Masahiro Funahashi, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Lett., 40, 412 (2011).

Preparation of Thin-Film Hydroxyapatite/Polymer Hybrids
Tatsuya Nishimura, Hirotaka Imai, Yuya Oaki, Takeshi Sakamoto, and Takashi Kato
Chem. Lett., 40, 458 (2011). [selected as Editor's Choice]

A Mechanical and Thermal Responsive Luminescent Liquid Crystal Forming a Colourless Film Under Room Light
Yoshimitsu Sagara, and Takashi Kato
Supramol. Chem., 23, 310 (2011).
(Special Issue: V International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Nara, Japan, 2010)

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