Midori Akiyama

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2023Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Development of Spatiotemporally Controlled Reaction Probes Based on Catalytic Function of Carbon–Carbon Double Bonds
Perfluorocubane, in which fluorine atoms are introduced to all carbons of cubane, a box-shaped molecule, has been expected to "capture an electron inside". We recently succeeded in synthesis of this molecule for the first time, and observed the electron trapped inside. Can an electron in this box be extracted? To answer this question, we will study the electronic conductivity of perfluorocubane.


I want to bring out the best in my lovely child (molecule).

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