Laboratory Information

Fluoroorganic Chemistry Lab

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
Field of Study
Fluoroorganic Chemistry
New Materials, Environmentary-Benign Synthesis, Compounds for Drug Delivery, Novel Reagents for Drug Discovery


  • Daisuke Kawaguchi Project Professor
    • 03-5841-6500
  • Masafumi Sugiyama Project Assistant Professor
    • 03-5841-6500

Recent Publications


Social Cooperation Program "Laboratory for Material and Life Sciences for Fusion of Fluorine and Organic Chemistry"

Our research group aims to open an innovative scientific research field by combining (i) technologies related to fluorine chemistry that have been cultivated in industry and (ii) the most advanced scientific knowledge of organic and polymer chemistry in academia in order to create novel functional materials, and medical materrials.

Creation of functional materials making use of the characteristics of fluorine :

By investigating new reactions of fluorine-containing compounds, organic materials embedded with the properties of fluorine will be produced.

Medical materials taking advantage of the characteristics of fluorine-containing structure :

Living bodies cannot discriminate between hydrogen and fluorine atoms due to their similar sizes (the mimic effect). Moreover, fluorinated structures exhibit unique properties, such as hydrophobicity, lipophilicity, and metabolic stability. Taking advantage of these characteristic properties of fluorine-containing structures, we aim to find out new medical materials, which are used for drug delivery system, etc.

Structural control and functionalization for fluorinated polymer thin films :

Fluorinated polymers exhibit various properties such as not only water and oil repellency but also heat and moisture resistance, electric insulation, low refractive index, etc. We aim to develop new functions of fluorinated polymer materials by controlling the structures of the thin films.