Professor, Doctor of Engineering
E-mail: amaya
TEL: +81-52-872-5820
Research Course: Mathematical and Material Science
URL https://www.nsc.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/~amaya/index.html  
Specialties Organic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
Keywords Structural organic chemistry, Conductive Polymer
Current Research The world of molecules is full of beautiful and attractive structures, as represented by soccer ball-shaped fullerenes and double-helical DNA. On the other hand, there are many cases in which such beautiful molecules exhibit unexpected and surprising functions, and I believe the phrase "function in beauty” in the field of chemistry. Our goal is to design and synthesize such "attractive" molecules by ourselves. Our current research focuses on ?-conjugated molecules which exhibit functions based on their molecular structure and electronic properties. We are working on the creation of ?-conjugated molecules with unexplored structural motifs in order to elicit their unique functions.
Selected Papers 1. Chiral Cyclic [n]Spirobifluorenylenes: Carbon Nanorings Consisting of Helically Arranged Quaterphenyl Rods Illustrating Partial Units of Woven Patterns
Kaige Zhu, Kosuke Kamochi, Takuya Kodama, Mamoru Tobisu, and Toru Amaya*
Chem. Sci., 11 (35) 9604?9610 (2020).

2. Linear [3]Spirobifluorenylene: An S-Shaped Molecular Geometry of p-Oligophenyls
Jumpei Oniki, Toshiyuki Moriuchi, Kosuke Kamochi, Mamoru Tobisu, and Toru Amaya*
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141 (45), 18238-18245 (2019).

3. Construction of a Hemifullerene Skeleton: A Regioselective Intramolecular Oxidative Cyclization
Toru Amaya,* Takanori Ito, and Toshikazu Hirao*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54(18), 5483-5487 (2015).

4. Selective Intermolecular Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Enolates
Toru Amaya,* Yusuke Maegawa, Takaya Masuda, Yuma Osafune, and Toshikazu Hirao*
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137(32), 10072-10075 (2015).

5. Chemistry of Sumanene
Toru Amaya and Toshikazu Hirao*
Chem. Rec., 15(1), 310-321 (2015).

6. Development of Self-Doped Conducting Polyaniline Bearing Phosphonic Acid Moiety
Toru Amaya* and Toshikazu Hirao*
Kobunshi Ronbunshu, 74(6), 473-481 (2017). https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/koron/74/6/74_2017-0046/_article/-char/ja/