Akine group


Our aim is to develop novel dynamic functional metal complexes and responsive supramolecules by taking advantage of dynamic feature of metal ions and finely designed organic frameworks. For details, please visit the RESEARCH pages with animations representing the research concepts and findings. Research activities in our group are supported by the following funds.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Grant-in-Aid
Coordination Asymmetry
Kanazawa University CHOZEN project
"Center of Excellence for Innovative Material Sciences Based on Supramolecules"


  • 2017.8.7
    Kanazawa University Campus Visit 2017 (Open campus). About 80 high school students enjoyed one-day school on colorful transition metal complexes.
  • 2017.8.3
    Our research was highlighted as the inside cover picture of Chem. Commun. and the paper was featured as a HOT article for July, 2017.
  • 2017.7.24 - 8.10
    We invited Prof. M. J. MacLachlan (the University of British Columbia, Canada) as a Research Professor. He gave lectures on several topics in CHOZEN seminars.
  • 2017.7.13
    Prof. Akine gave a lecture in Ishikawa Prefectural Hakui High School.
    This event was reported in newspapers.
  • 2017.7.12
    Our research on anion-capped metallohost was published in Nature Communications. The topic was reported in newspapers.
  • 2017.7.7
    Lab trip to Yamanaka-onsen.
  • 2017.6.26
    Lecture by Prof. Masahiro Yamashita (Tohoku Univ.)
  • 2017.6.8-10
    International Symposium on Pure and Applied Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Prof. Akine gave an invited talk.
  • 2017.6.3-4
    15th Symposium on Host-guest and Supramolecular Chemistry, Kusatsu.
    Our group presented 3 papers.
  • 2017.4.26-5.31
    Softball tournament in the Chemistry Course (4/26-5/31). Our group won the second place.
  • 2017.4.22
    BBQ party at Asanogawa riverside.
  • 2017.4.4
    The website has renewed and is now compatible with smartphones.
  • 2017.3.23
    The commencements. Mr. Seiya Kobayashi was awarded by the Dean of the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology for his academic achievements.
  • 2017.3.16-19
    The 97th CSJ Annual Meeting, Yokohama. Our group presented 6 papers.
  • 2017.3.7
    Presentation of graduation studies by Bachelor course students. Farewaell party of the Chemistry Course.
  • 2017.2.17
    CHOZEN project seminar: Prof. Gwenael Rapenne (Paul-Sabatier University, France)
  • 2017.2.14
    Thesis defense (Master program)
  • 2017.1.12
    Lecture by Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga (NIMS)
  • 2017.1.5
    Five undergraduate students joined our group.