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Yoshito Tobe


photo_tobe.jpgDivision of Frontier Materials Science,
Department of Materials Engineering Science,
Graduate School of Engineering Science,
Osaka University
1-3 Machikaneyama Toyonaka
Osaka 560-8531, Japan
Phone: +81-(0)6-6850-6225
Fax: +81-(0)6-6850-6229
E-mail: tobe#chem.es.osaka-u.ac.jp


1979 Ph. D. Department of Petroleum Chemistry, Osaka University (Professor Yoshinobu Odaira)

Professional Positions

1979-1984 Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Osaka University
1984-1992 Lecturer, School of Engineering, Osaka University
1992-1998 Associate Professor, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1998-2017 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
2003-2007 Member of University Council, Osaka University
2007-2011 Dean, Graduate School & School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
2014-2017 Director, Research Center for Solar Energy Chemistry
Director, Institute for Nanoscience Design
Retired from Osaka University and became Emeritus
Visiting Research Professor at The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research of Osaka University

Honors and Awards

1986 Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists
Visiting Professor, The University of Chicago. Host Professor: Philip E. Eaton
Project Leader of CREST (Core Research for Evolutional Science and
Technology), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award, Japan
The 2013 Award for the Japanese Association for Organic π-Eloctron Systems

The Chemical Society of Japan Award
The Nozoe Lectureship Award (The 17th International Symposium on Novel
Aromatic Compounds)

Professional Service

2001-present Member of International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds

Chair, 12th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds
Organizer and Co-organizer of Symposia at Pacifichem 2000, 2005, and 2010

Major Research Interest

Physical organic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry

Selected Publications

1. Nobusue, S.; Miyoshi, H.; Shimizu, A.; Hisaki, I.; Fukuda, K.; Nakano, M.; Tobe, Y. Tetracyclopenta[def,jkl,pqr,vwx]tetraphenylene: A Potential Tetraradicaloid Hydrocarbon. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 2090-2094.

2. Shimizu, A.; Kishi, R.; Nakano, M.; Shiomi, D.; Sato, K.; Takui, T.; Hisaki, I.; Miyata, M.; Tobe, Y. Indeno[2,1,-b]fluorene: A 20π Electron Hydrocarbon with Very Low Energy Light Absorption. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6076-6079.

3. Tahara, K.; Yamaga, H.; Ghijsens, E.; Inukai, K.; Adisoejoso, J.; Blunt, M. O.; De Feyter, S.; Tobe, Y. Control and Induction of Surface Confined Homochiral Porous Molecular Networks. Nature Chem. 2011, 3, 714-719.

4. Tahara, K.; Furukawa, S.; Uji-i, H.; Uchino, T.; Ichikawa, T.; Zhang, J.; Mamdouh, W.; Sonoda, M.; De Schryver, F. C.; De Feyter, S.; Tobe, Y. Two-Dimensional Porous Molecular Networks of Dehydrobenzo[12]annulene Derivatives via Alkyl Chain Interdigitation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 16613-16625.

5. Tobe, Y.; Ohki, I.; Sonoda, M.; Sato, S.; Niino, H.; Wakabayashi, T. Generation and Characterization of Highly Strained Tetrakisdehydrodibenzo[12]annulene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 5614-5615.

6. Tobe, Y.; Utsumi, N.; Kawabata, K.; Nagano, A.; Adachi, K.; Araki, S.; Sonoda, M.; Hirose, K.; Naemura, K. meta-Diethynylbenzene Macrocycles: Syntheses and Self-Association Behavior in Solution. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 5350-5364.

7. Tobe, Y.; Nakagawa, N.; Naemura, K.; Wakabayashi, T.; Shida, T.; Achiba, Y. [16.16.16](1,3,5)- Cyclophanetetracosayne (C60H6): A Precursor to C60 Fullerene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 4544-4545.

8. Jenneskens, L. W.; de Kanter, F. J. J.; Kraakman, P. A.; Turkenburg, L. A. M.; Koolhaas, W. E.; de Wolf, W. H.; Bickelhaupt, F.; Tobe, Y.; Kakiuchi, K.; Odaira, Y. [5]Paracyclophane. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1985, 107, 3716-3717.

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