Chemical Science of π-Electron Systems

  • Takeshi Akasaka
  • Atsuhiro Osuka
  • Shunichi Fukuzumi
  • Hideki Kandori
  • Yoshio Aso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Extension of Planar π-Electron Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Takeshi Kawase
      Pages 3-15
    3. Hidemitsu Uno, Kazunari Tagawa, Hajime Watanabe, Naoki Kawamoto, Mina Furukawa, Tetsuo Okujima et al.
      Pages 17-36
    4. Midori Akiyama, Koji Nakano, Kyoko Nozaki
      Pages 37-46
  3. Curved π-Electron Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Shuhei Higashibayashi, Hidehiro Sakurai
      Pages 91-106
    3. Junji Kobayashi
      Pages 107-116
    4. Michio Yamada, Satoru Sato, Yuta Takano, Lai Feng, Shigeru Nagase, Takeshi Akasaka
      Pages 133-153
  4. Porphyrinoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Masatoshi Ishida, Hiroyuki Furuta
      Pages 201-221
    3. Yoshihiro Matano
      Pages 223-241
    4. Hiroshi Shinokubo
      Pages 243-255
    5. Takayuki Tanaka, Atsuhiro Osuka
      Pages 257-272
  5. Open-Shell π-Electron Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Manabu Abe, Sayaka Hatano
      Pages 295-314
    3. Akihito Konishi, Takashi Kubo
      Pages 337-360
  6. Heteroatom-Conjugated π-Electron Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Shigehiro Yamaguchi
      Pages 363-377
    3. Yoshiyuki Mizuhata
      Pages 403-420
  7. Supramolecular Chemistry of π-Electron Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Kentaro Tashiro
      Pages 443-456
    3. Jun-ichi Kikuchi, Kazuma Yasuhara, Keishiro Tahara
      Pages 457-474
    4. Taku Hasobe, Hayato Sakai
      Pages 475-491
    5. Masayuki Kanehara
      Pages 493-508
  8. Innovative Function of π-Electron Systems

  9. π-Electron Systems in Biosystems and Biomimetics

About this book


This book presents the most advanced review available of all aspects of π-electron systems, including novel structures, new synthetic protocols, chemical and physical properties, spectroscopic and computational insights, molecular engineering, device properties, and physiological properties. π-Electron systems are ubiquitous in nature. Plants convert light energy into chemical energy by photosynthetic processes, in which chlorophylls and other porphyrinoids play an important role. On the one hand, research to learn about photosynthesis from nature has led to understanding of electron and energy transfer processes and to achieving artificial energy conversion systems inspired by nature. On the other hand, recent advances in organic and inorganic chemistry make it possible to construct novel π-electron systems that had never existed in nature. The authors of this book are from a variety of research fields including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials science, and biology, providing a comprehensive overview of π-electron systems for a broad readership. Not only specialists but also graduate students working in π-electron systems will find the book of great interest. Throughout, the diverse potential for future fruitful applications of π-electron systems is revealed to the reader.


Biomolecules Carbon Nanotubes Fullerenes Molecular Assembly Nanographenes Novel Aromatic Compounds Organic Materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Takeshi Akasaka
    • 1
  • Atsuhiro Osuka
    • 2
  • Shunichi Fukuzumi
    • 3
  • Hideki Kandori
    • 4
  • Yoshio Aso
    • 5
  1. 1.Foundation for Advancement of International ScienceTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Nano Science,Ewha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4. Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan
  5. 5.Osaka UniversitySuitaJapan

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