The Department of Applied Chemistry deals with a wide variety of topics related to chemistry; from the development and characterization of new materials to the development of the technology to effectively produce and distribute them to our community.
The school was opened in 2010, when Akira Suzuki (Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University) won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry fusing chemistry in science (which plays a role in fundamental chemistry education/research) and chemistry in engineering (which focuses on practical learning).
The glass-transition properties and temperature-sensitive luminescence of lanthanide (Ln(III)) coordination compounds are reported. The glass formability was systematically provided by incorporation of bent-angled phosphine oxide (2,5-bis(diphenylphosphorylethynyl)thiophene: dpet, 2,7-bis(diphenylphosphorylethynyl)naphthalene: dpen, 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphorylethynyl)benzene: m-dpeb) ligands with thienyl, naphthyl, phenyl cores, and ethynyl groups. The glass-transition points were clearly identified for all Ln(III) coordination compounds (Tg = 65–87 °C). The Tb(III)/Eu(III) mixed coordination glass [Tb,Eu(hfa)3(m-dpeb)]3 (hfa: hexafluoroacetylacetonate) also showed green, yellow, orange, and red photoluminescence depending on temperature.