The Houjou Group
Molecular Integration

Department of Chemistry & Biotechnology
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

  Associate Professor
Hirohiko Houjou

Recent Publications

  • J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2017, in press. DOI: 10.1002/poc.3635 [PDF]
  • Chem. Lett. 2016, 45, 1415–1417. [PDF]
  • J. Comput. Chem. Jpn. 2016, 15, 60–62. [PDF]
  • Polyhedron 2016, 113, 123–131. [PDF]


Making use of intermolecular interactions, we attempt to control the molecular integration of organic compounds. Combination of coordination and dynamic covalent chemistry is a powerful strategy to produce various supramolecular and integrated complexes. Theoretical chemistry-based approach is also applied to rational design of molecular assembly.

Design & synthesis of metallopolymers :

Development of "metallopolymer", a macromolecule containing metal atoms, is aimed at its applications. Various functions emerging from d- and π-electron interactions in Schiff base complexes are especially focused.

Crystal engineering :

Various intermolecular interactions are employed to control the assembly of functional metal complexes. Focusing on the optical anisotropy originating in molecular arrangement, we attempt a total design including function-structure-integration.

Computer simulation :

Seeking the principle of molecular assembly, we evaluate intermolecular interactions by a quantum chemical method. Various spectroscopic and thermodynamic properties are studied based on a dynamic picture of molecular assembly.