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4:00 pm
Room 304, Chemistry Building

New Photo-Luminescent Materials Based on Element-Blocks


Professor Yoshiki Chujo
Kyoto University

Hosted by: Professor Cassandra Fraser

A structural unit consisting of various groups of elements is called an “element-block.”  The design and synthesis of new element-blocks, polymerization of these blocks, and development of methods of forming higher-order structures and achieving hierarchical interface control in order to yield the desired functions are expected to encourage the creation of new polymeric materials that share, at a high level, electronic, optical, and magnetic properties not achievable with conventional organic polymeric materials as well as forming properties of molding and flexible design variety that inorganic materials lack.  Here, our recent research results concerning with these “element-block” materials are demonstrated.  Especially, some examples of  “Luminescent Organoboron Element-Blocks” exhibiting “Aggregation-Induced Emission” (AIE) properties are emphasized in this lecture.