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Name Masahiro Nakano
Affiliation RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
Title Visiting Scientist

History of Education

2010–2013 Ph. D in Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University
Supervisor: Prof. Kazuo Takimiya.
2007–2009 Graduate School of environmental Science, Okayama University
Supervisor: Prof. Yutaka Takaguchi.

History of Employment

2013–Present Visiting Scientist, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)
2013–Present Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
2009–2010 Researcher, NARD institute, Ltd

Research Interests

Materials chemistry, Organic semiconducting materials, π-Conjugated polymers, Organic field-effect transistors, Organic solar cells

Research Fundings

  1. JSPS, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
    Period Covered: 04/2014–03/2016
    Project Title: Development of Naphthodithiophenediimide (NDTI)-based semiconducting materials
  2. JSPS, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
    Period Covered: 04/2013–03/2015
    Project Title: Synthesis of Acendichalcogenophenes (AcDXs) for organic semiconducting materials

Selected Publications

  1. Nakano, M.; Osaka, I.; Takimiya, “Naphthodithiophene Diimide (NDTI)-Based Semiconducting Copolymers: From Ambipolar to Unipolar n-Type Polymers” Macromolecules, 2015
  2. Nakano, M.; Osaka, I.; Takimiya, “Dibenzo[a,e]pentalene-embedded dicyanomethylene-substituted thienoquinoidals for n-channel organic semiconductors: synthesis, properties, and device characteristics” Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2015, 3, 283–290.
  3. Nakano, M.; Osaka, I.; Takimiya, K.; Koganezawa, T.; “Novel dibenzo[a,e]pentalene-based conjugated polymers” Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2014, 2, 64–70.
  4. Fukutomi, Y.; Nakano, M.; Osaka, I.; Takimiya, K; “Naphtodithiophene- diimide (NDTI): synthesis, structure, and applications” Journal of American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 11445–11448.
  5. Nakano, M.; Shinamura, S.; Sugimoto, R.; Osaka, I.; Miyazaki, E.; Takimiya, K. “Borylation on Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b’]- and Naphtho[1,2-b:5,6-b’]dichalcogenophenes: Different Chalcogene Atom Effects on Borylation Reaction Depending on Fused Ring Structure” Organic Letters, 2012, 14, 5448–5451.
  6. Nakano, M.; Niimi, K.; Miyazaki, E.; Osaka, I.; Takimiya, K.; “Isomerically Pure Anthra[2,3-b:6,7-b’]-difuran (anti-ADF), -dithiophene (anti-ADT), and -diseleno- phene (anti-ADS): Selective Synthesis, Electronic Structures, and Application to Organic Field-Effect Transistors” Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012, 77, 8099–8011.
  7. Nakano, M.; Shinamura, S.; Houchin, Y.; Osaka, I.; Miyazaki, E.; Takimiya, K.; “Angular-shaped naphthodifurans, naphtho[1,2-b;5,6-b’]- and naphtho[2,1-b;6,5- b’]-difuran: are they isoelectronic with chrysene?” Chemical communication, 2012, 48, 5671–5673.
  8. Nakano, M.; Mori, H.; Shinamura, S.; Takimiya, K.; “Naphtho[2,3-b:6,7-b′]dichalcogenophenes: Syntheses, Characterizations, and Chalcogene Atom Effects on Organic Field-Effect Transistor and Organic Photovoltaic Devices” Chemistry of Materials, 2012, 24, 190–198.

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