Faculty Members MURAOKA Hiroki
- Doctoral Field of degree: Engineering
Fields of Research
- Organic synthetic chemistry
- Organic structural chemistry
- Organic function chemistry
- March 2007: Graduated from Doctoral Program of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Iwate University
- April 2007 - March 2009: Industry-academia-government Collaboration Academic Staff (Researcher), Iwate University
- April 2009 - March 2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
- April 2016 - March 2020: Assistant Professor, Studies in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Iwate University
- April 2020 - Present: Associate Professor, Studies in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Iwate University
The synthesis of star pi-conjugated system molecules and the realization of environmental responsiveness
My research is aimed at the fabrication of star pi-conjugated system molecules composed of donor aryl groups (D)-thiophene (π)-nitrogen-containing heterocyclic cores (A) and the realization of environmental responsiveness that makes use of the intramolecular charge transfer property of these D-π-A molecules. These environmentally-responsive molecules can be visually detected as solvent polarity changes, proton concentration changes, and changes in solution color/emission color in response to metal ions, and applications as new atomic sensor are anticipated.
I guide research with the aim of students acquiring fundamental knowledge and fundamental experimental techniques related to organic chemistry, as well as improving presentation abilities. I would also like students to acquire a sense of accomplishment and happiness in producing new organic molecules that have never existed before through organic synthesis research.