Kinbara Research Group

Publications

Original Papers
(see also our Reviews and Commentaries)

Heat-Triggered Crystallization of Liquid Crystalline Macrocycles Allowing for Conductance Switching through Hysteretic Thermal Phase Transitions
Chemistry – An Asian Journal, in press (DOI: 10.1002/asia.201801372).

Localization of transmembrane multiblock amphiphilic molecules in phase-separated vesicles
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 209, 315–328 (10.1039/C8FD00022K).

Thermal and optical properties of multiblock macrocycles with hysteretic polymorphic transition
Kota Nabeya, Takahiro Muraoka, Norihisa Hoshino, Miho Aizawa, Takashi Kajitani, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Atsushi Shishido, Takanori Fukushima, and Kazushi Kinbara
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 969–974 (10.1039/C7QM00621G).

Enzymatically cleavable traceless biotin tags for protein PEGylation and purification
Adam M. Wawro, Yusuke Aoki, Takahiro Muraoka, Kouhei Tsumoto and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1913–1916 (10.1039/C7CC05814D).

Multifarious Polymorphism of a Multiblock Amphiphilic Macrocycle Bearing Thermally Responsive Polyether Segment
Takahiro Muraoka, Tatsuya Shima, and Kazushi Kinbara
ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 414–418 (10.1021/acsomega.7b01737).

Mechano-Sensitive Synthetic Ion Channels
Takahiro Muraoka, Kaori Umetsu, Kazuhito Tabata, Tsutomu Hamada, Hiroyuki Noji, Takashi Yamashita, and Kazushi Kinbara
J. Am. Chem. Soc2017, 139, 18016–18023 (10.1021/jacs.7b09515).

Thermally-induced lateral assembly of PEG-containing amphiphile triggering vesicle budding
Rui Li, Takahiro Muraoka, and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 11662–11665 (10.1039/C7CC06489F).

Newly characterized interaction stabilizes DNA structure: oligoethylene glycols stabilize G-quadruplexes CH–π interactions
Hisae Tateishi-Karimata, Tatsuya Ohyama, Takahiro Muraoka, Peter Podbevsek, Adam M. Wawro, Shigenori Tanaka, Shu-ichi Nakano, Kazushi Kinbara, Janez Plavec, and Naoki Sugimoto
Nucleic Acids Res. 201745, 7021–7030 (10.1093/nar/gkx299).

Multigram chromatography-free synthesis of octa(ethylene glycol) p-toluenesulfonate
Adam M. Wawro, Takahiro Muraoka, Maho Kato, and Kazushi Kinbara
Org. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 1524–1534 (10.1039/C6QO00398B).

G-quadruplexes with Tetraethylene Glycol-modified Deoxythymidines Are Resistant to Nucleases and Inhibit HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase
Hisae Tateishi-Karimata, Takahiro Muraoka, Kazushi Kinbara, and Naoki Sugimoto
ChemBioChem 201617, 1399–1402 (10.1002/cbic.201600162).

Contrasting Topological Effect of PEG-containing Amphiphiles to Natural Lipids on Stability of Vesicles
Rui Li, Takahiro Muraoka, and Kazushi Kinbara
Langmuir 201632, 4546–4553.

Chromatography-Free Synthesis of Monodisperse Oligo(ethylene glycol) Mono-p-toluenesulfonates and Quantitative Analysis of Oligomer Purity
Adam. M. Wawro, Takahiro Muraoka, and Kazushi Kinbara
Polym. Chem. 20167, 2389–2394.

Synthesis and Thermal Responses of Polygonal Poly(ethylene glycol) Analogues
Shunichi Kawasaki, Takahiro Muraoka, Tsutomu Hamada, Kazuki Shigyou, Fumi Nagatsugi and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Asian J. 2016, 11, 1028–1035 (selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP), Top Cover, Highlighted in ChemistryViews, 10.1002/asia.201501381).

Protein Stabilization by an Amphiphilic Short Monodisperse Oligo(ethylene glycol)
Nabanita Sadhukhan, Takahiro Muraoka, Mihoko Ui, Satoru Nagatoishi, Kouhei Tsumoto, and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Commun. 201551, 8457–8460.

Reversible Ion Transportation Switch by a Ligand-Gated Synthetic Supramolecular Ion Channel
Takahiro Muraoka, Takahiro Endo, Kazuhito V. Tabata, Hiroyuki Noji, Satoru Nagatoishi, Kouhei Tsumoto, Rui Li and Kazushi Kinbara
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 15584–15595.

Grafting Synthetic Transmembrane Units to the Engineered Low-Toxicity alpha-Hemolysin to Restore Its Hemolytic Activity
Mihoko Ui, Kousuke Harima, Toshiaki Takei, Kouhei Tsumoto, Kazuhito V. Tabata, Hiroyuki Noji, Sumire Endo, Kimio Akiyama, Takahiro Muraoka, and Kazushi Kinbara
Mol. BioSyst. 2014, 10, 3199–3206.

Light-Triggered Vesicle Formation: Important Factors for Generation of Vesicles and Possible Applications
Tatsuya Shima, Takahiro Muraoka, Kazuhito V. Tabata, Hiroyuki Noji and Kazushi Kinbara
Pure Appl. Chem. 2014, 86, 1259–1267.

Single-Cell E. coli Response to an Instantaneously Applied Chemotactic Signal
Takashi Sagawa, Yu Kikuchi, Yuichi Inoue, Hiroto Takahashi, Takahiro Muraoka, Kazushi Kinbara, Akihiko Ishijima and Hajime Fukuoka
Biophys. J. 2014, 107, 730–739.

Thermodriven Micrometer-Scale Aqueous-Phase Separation of Amphiphilic Oligoethylene Glycol Analogues
Shunichi Kawasaki, Takahiro Muraoka, Haruki Obara, Takerou Ishii, Tsutomu Hamada and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 2778–2788 (Selected as the Back Cover).

Development of Self-Assembling Alternating Amphiphilic Compounds
Takahiro Muraoka, Nabanita Sadhukhan, Rui Li and Kazushi Kinbara
J. Photopolym. Sci. Tec. 2014, 27, 557–560.

Micrometer-Size Vesicle Formation Triggered by UV Light
Tatsuya Shima, Takahiro Muraoka, Tsutomu Hamada, Masamune Morita, Masahiro Takagi, Hajime Fukuoka, Yuichi Inoue, Takashi Sagawa, Akihiko Ishijima, Yuki Omata, Takashi Yamashita and Kazushi Kinbara
Langmuir 2014, 30, 7289–7295.

Thermally Driven Polymorphic Transition Prompting a Naked-Eye-Detectable Bending and Straightening Motion of Single Crystals
Tatsuya Shima, Takahiro Muraoka, Norihisa Hoshino, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Yuka Kobayashi and Kazushi Kinbara
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7173–7178.

Thermoresponsive Self-assembly and Conformational Changes of Amphiphilic Monodisperse Short Poly(ethylene glycol)s in Water
Nabanita Sadhukhan, Takahiro Muraoka, Daisuke Abe, Yuji Sasanuma, Dwiky Rendra Graha Subekti and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Lett. 2014, 43, 1055–1057.

Transetherification on Polyols by Intra- and Intermolecular Nucleophilic Substitutions
Takahiro Muraoka, Kota Adachi, Rainy Chowdhury and Kazushi Kinbara
PLoS ONE 2014, 9, e91912.

Thermal-Aggregation Suppression of Proteins by a Structured PEG Analogue: Importance of Denaturation Temperature for Effective Aggregation Suppression
Takahiro Muraoka, Nabanita Sadhukhan, Mihoko Ui, Shunichi Kawasaki, Enrikko Hazemi, Kota Adachi, and Kazushi Kinbara
Biochem. Eng. J. 2014, 86C, 41–48.

Biomolecular Robotics for Chemomechanically Driven Guest Delivery Duelled by Intracellular ATP
Shuvendu Biswas, Kazushi Kinbara, Tatsuya Niwa, Hideki Taguchi, Noriyuki Ishii, Sumiyo Watanabe, Kanjiro Miyata, Kazunori Kataoka and Takuzo Aida
Nature Chem. 2013, 5, 613–620.

A Structured Monodisperse PEG for the Effective Suppression of Protein Aggregation
Takahiro Muraoka, Kota Adachi, Mihoko Ui, Shunichi Kawasaki, Nabanita Sadhukhan, Haruki Obara, Hidehito Tochio, Masahiro Shirakawa, and Kazushi Kinbara
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 2430–2434 [Selected as a “Very Important Paper (VIP)” and a Back Cover, Highlighted in Wiley-JAPAN Science Cafe].

Ion Permeation by a Folded Multiblock Amphiphilic Oligomer Achieved by Hierarchical Construction of Self-Assembled Nanopores
Takahiro Muraoka, Tatsuya Shima, Tsutomu Hamada, Masamune Morita, Masahiro Takagi, Kazuhito V. Tabata, Hiroyuki Noji, and Kazushi Kinbara
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 19788–19794. (DOI: 10.1021/ja308342g).

Amplification of Light-induced Molecular-Shape Change by Supramolecular Machines.
Mihoko Ui, Yoshikazu Tanaka, and Kazushi Kinbara
J. Photopolym. Sci. Technol. 2012, 25, 655-658.

Application of Photoactive Yellow Protein as a Photoresponsive Module for Controlling Hemolytic Activity of Staphylococcal a-Hemolysin
Mihoko Ui, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Yasuyuki Araki, Takehiko Wada, Toshiaki Takei, Kouhei Tsumoto, and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 4737-4739.

Controlling Volume Shrinkage in Soft Lithography through Heat-Induced Cross-Linking of Patterned Nanofibers
Yasunao Miyamura, Chiyoung Park, Kazushi Kinbara, Frank A. Leibfarth, Craig J. Hawker, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2840–2843.

Mimicking Multipass Transmembrane Proteins: Synthesis, Assembly and Folding of Alternating Amphiphilic Multiblock Molecules in Liposomal Membranes
Takahiro Muraoka, Tatsuya Shima, Tsutomu Hamada, Masamune Morita, Masahiro Takagi, and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 194–196. [Selected as a Hot Article, Emerging Investigators Issue]

Oligo(4-aminopiperidine-4-carboxylic acid): An Unusual Basic Oligopeptide with an Acid–Induced Helical Conformation
Joon-il Cho, Masahiro Tanaka, Sota Sato, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 13176–13178.

Self-Repair of a One-Dimensional Molecular Assembly in Mesoporous Silica by a Nanoscopic Template Effect
Hendrik O. Lintang, Kazushi Kinbara, Kenichi Tanaka, Takashi Yamashita, and Takuzo Aida
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4241–4245.

Adhesion Effects of a Guanidinium Ion Appended Dendritic “Molecular Glue” on the ATP-Driven Sliding Motion of Actomyosin
Kou Okuro, Kazushi Kinbara, Kuniaki Takeda, Yuichi Inoue, Akihiko Ishijima, and Takuzo Aida
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 3030–3033.

Image Analysis of alpha/beta-Tubulin Rings in Two-Dimensional Crystalline Arrays of Periodic Mesporous Nanostructures
Noriyuki Ishii, Kou Okuro, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida
J. Biochem. 2010, 147, 555–563.

Shape-Directed Assembly of a “Macromolecular Barb” into Nanofibers:
Stereospecific Cyclopolymerization of Isopropylidene Diallylmalonate

Yasunao Miyamura, Kazushi Kinbara, Yohei Yamamoto, Vakayil K. Praveen,
Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata, Atsushi Takano, Yushu Matsushita, Eunji
Lee, Myongsoo Lee, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 3292–3294.

High-Water-Content Mouldable Hydrogels by Mixing Clay and a Dendritic Molecular Binder
Qigang Wang, Justin L. Mynar, Masaru Yoshida, Eunji Lee, Myongsoo Lee, Kou Okuro, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida
Nature 2010, 463, 339–343.

A Tubular Biocontainer: Metal Ion–Induced 1D Assembly of a Molecularly Engineered Chaperonin
Shuvendu Biswas, Kazushi Kinbara, Nobuhiro Oya, Noriyuki Ishii, Hideki Taguchi, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 7556–7557.

Template Sol-Gel Synthesis of Mesostructured Silica Composites Using Metal Complexes Bearing Amphiphilic Side Chains: Immobilization of a Polymeric Pt Complex Formed by a Metallophilic Interaction
Wataru Otani, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida
Faraday Discuss. 2009, 143, 335–343.

Molecular Glues Carrying Multiple Guanidinium Ion Pendants via an Oligoether Spacer: Stabilization of Microtubules against Depolymerization
Kou Okuro, Kazushi Kinbara, Kouhei Tsumoto, Noriyuki Ishii, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1626–1627.

Toward Long-Distance Mechanical Communication: Studies on a Ternary Complex Interconnected by a Bridging Rotary Module
Hiroyuki Kai, Shinji Nara, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 6725–6727.

Toward Autonomously Operating Molecular Machines Driven by Transition-Metal Catalyst
Kenichi Tanaka and Kazushi Kinbara
Mol. BioSyst. 2008, 4, 512–514. [Emerging Investigators Issue, Highlighted in Chemical Science.]

Reversible Operation of Chiral Molecular Scissors by Redox and UV Light
Takahiro Muraoka, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida
Chem. Commun. 2007, 1441–1443.

Crystallographic and Chiroptical Studies on Tetraarylferrocenes for Use as Chiral Rotary Modules for Molecular Machines
Takahiro Muraoka, Kazushi Kinbara, Atsushi Wakamiya, Shigehiro Yamaguchi, and Takuzo Aida
Chem.–Eur. J. 2007, 13, 1724–1730.

Catalysis of a Peptidic Micellar Assembly Covalently Immobilized within Mesoporous Silica Channels: Importance of Amphiphilic Spatial Design
Wataru Otani, Kazushi Kinbara, Qingmin Zhang, Katsuhiko Ariga, and Takuzo Aida
Chem.–Eur. J. 2007, 13, 1731–1736.

A Self-Locking Molecule Operative with a Photoresponsive Key
Takahiro Muraoka, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 11600–11605.

Mechanical Twisting of a Guest by a Photoresponsive Host
Takahiro Muraoka, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida
Nature 2006, 440, 512–515. [Highlighted in Angewandte ChemieC&ENNanotechweb.orgNewscientist and Photonics.com.]

“Hermaphroditic Chirality” of a D2-Symmetric Saddle-Shaped Porphyrin in Multicomponent Spontaneous Optical Resolution: Inclusion Cocrystals with Double-Helical Porphyrin Arrays
Yukitami Mizuno, Md. Akhtarul Alam, Akihiko Tsuda, Kazushi Kinbara, Kentaro Yamaguchi, and Takuzo Aida
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3786–3790.

Semibiological Molecular Machine with an Implemented “AND” Logic Gate for Regulation of Protein Folding
Shinichi Muramatsu, Kazushi Kinbara, Hideki Taguchi, Noriyuki Ishii, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 3764–3769.

Synthesis, Absolute Configuration, and Application of Enantiopure trans-1-Aminobenz[f]indan-2-ol
Yuka Kobayashi, Kazushi Kinbara, Masaaki Sato, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Chirality 2005, 17, 108–112.

Rational Design of CH–pi Interaction Sites in a Basic Resolving Agent
Yuka Kobayashi, Toshie Kurasawa, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 7436–7441.

Chaperonin-Mediated Stabilization and ATP-Triggered Release of Semiconductor Nanoparticles
Daisuke Ishii, Kazushi Kinbara, Yasuhiro Ishida, Noriyuki Ishii, Mina Okochi, Masafumi Yohda, and Takuzo Aida
Nature 2003, 423, 628–632. [Highlighted in NatureC&ENTRNmag.com, and Nanotechweb.org.]

Light-Driven Open-Close Motion of Chiral Molecular Scissors
Takahiro Muraoka, Kazushi Kinbara, Yuka Kobayashi, and Takuzo Aida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 5612–5613. [Highlighted in Newscientist.]

Synthesis and Structure of Macrocyclic Bis(hydroxynaphthoic amide)s Connected by an Achiral or Chiral Diamine
Hiroaki Yoshida, Kazuhisa Hiratani, Tamako Ogihara, Yuka Kobayashi, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 5812–5818.

Chiral Discrimination of 2-Arylalkanoic Acids by (1S,2S)-1-Aminoindan-2-ol and (1S,2S)-2-Aminoindan-1-ol: Correlation of the Relative Configuration of the Amino and Hydroxy Groups with the Pattern of a Supramolecular Hydrogen-Bond Network in the Less-Soluble Diastereomeric Salt
Kazushi Kinbara, Yoshiyuki Katsumata, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Chirality 2003, 15, 564–570.

Regio- and Stereoselective Synthesis of a trans-4-[60]Fullerenobisacetic Acid Derivative by a Tether-Directed Biscyclopropanation: A Diacid Component Applicable for the Synthesis of Regio- and Stereo-regular [60]Fullerene Pearl-Necklace Polyamides
Tetsuo Hino, Masahiro Hamada, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Chem. Lett. 2002, 728–729.

Enantiopure trans- and cis-3-Aminoindan-1-ols: Preparation and Application as Novel Basic Resolving Agents
Kazushi Kinbara, Yoshiyuki Katsumata, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Chem. Lett. 2002, 266–267.

Probability of Spontaneously Resolvable Conglomerates for Racemic Acid/Racemic Amine Salts Predicted on the Basis of the Results of Diastereomeric Resolutions
Kazushi Kinbara, Yoshiyuki Tagawa, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2001, 12, 2927–2930.

Tether-Linked [60]Fullerene-Donor Dyads
Jian-Yu Zheng, Shuichi Noguchi, Kenjo Miyauchi, Masahiro Hamada, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Fullerene Sci. Tech. 2001, 9, 467–475.

Synthesis and Transformation of a Novel Methano[60]fullerene Having a Formyl Group
Masahiro Hamada, Tetsuo Hino, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 5069–5071.

Synthesis of Methano[60]fullerene Derivatives: the Fluoride Ion-Mediated Reaction of [60]Fullerene with Silylated Nucleophiles
Tetsuo Hino, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 5065–5067.

Cyclic Dimers of Metalloporphyrins as Tunable Hosts for Fullerenes: A Remarkable Effect of Rhodium(III)
Jian-Yu Zheng, Kentaro Tashiro, Yusuke Hirabayashi, Kazushi Kinbara, Kazuhiko Saigo, Takuzo Aida, Shigeru Sakamoto, and Kentaro Yamaguchi
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 1857–1861.

Chemical Modification of Amide-Based Catenanes and Rotaxanes II. Synthesis of Tertiary Amine [2]Catenanes and [2] Rotaxanes via N-Methylation Followed by Borane Reduction of Secondary Amide [2]Catenanes and [2]Rotaxanes and Mobility of Their Components
Nobuhiro Watanabe, Yoshio Furusho, Nobuhiro Kihara, Toshikazu Takata, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2001, 74, 149–155.

Azidoacetamide, a Neutral Small Organic Azide
Mieko Kumasaki, Kazushi Kinbara, Yuji Wada, Mitsuru Arai, and Masamitsu Tamura
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E 2001, 1, o6–o8.

Molecular Design of a Novel Dendrimer Porphyrin for Supramolecular Fullerene/Dendrimer Hybridization
Tomoko Nishioka, Kentaro Tashiro, Takuzo Aida, Jian-Yu Zheng, Kazushi Kinbara, Kazuhiko Saigo, Shigeru Sakamoto, and Kentaro Yamaguchi
Macromolecules 2000, 33, 9182–9184.

Effect of a Substituent on an Aromatic Group in Diastereomeric Resolution
Kazushi Kinbara, Koji Oishi, Yoshiko Harada, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Tetrahedron 2000, 56, 6651–6655.

A High-Performance, Tailor-Made Resolving Agent: Remarkable Enhancement of Resolution Ability by Introducing a Naphthyl Group to the Fundamental Skeleton
Kazushi Kinbara, Yoshiko Harada, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 2000, 1339–1347.

Chiral Discrimination of 2-Arylalkanoic Acids by (1S,2R)-1-Aminoindan-2-ol through the Formation of a Consistent Columnar Supramolecular Hydrogen-Bond Network
Kazushi Kinbara, Yuka Kobayashi, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 2000, 111–119.

A Cyclic Dimer of Metalloporphyrin Forms a Highly Stable Inclusion Complex with C60
Kentaro Tashiro, Takuzo Aida, Jiang-Yu Zheng, Kazushi Kinbara, Kazuhiko Saigo, Shigeru Sakamoto, and Kentaro Yamaguchi
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 9477–9478.

Synthesis and Structure of [2]Catenated Tertiary Ocatamide and Octamine
Nobuhiro Watanabe, Yoshio Furusho, Nobuhiro Kihara, Toshikazu Takata, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Chem. Lett. 1999, 915–916.

A Novel Reaction of [60]Fullerene. A Formal [2+2] Cycloaddition with Aryloxy- and Alkoxyketenes
Satoshi Matsui, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Tetrahedron Lett. 1999, 40, 899–902.

Synthesis and Properties of Polyamides with [60]Fullerene in the Main Chain
Masaki Ozawa, Jing Li, Kentaro Nakahara, Lixin Xiao, Hiroharu Sugawara, Koichi Kitazawa, Kazushi Kinbara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 1998, 36, 3139–3146.

Reciprocal Resolution of 1-(4-Methylphenyl)ethylamine and 2-Hydroxy-4-phenylbutyric Acid, and Habit Modification of a Less-Soluble Diastereomeric Salt with a Chiral Additive
Kenichi Sakai, Shinichi Yoshida, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Kazushi Kinbara, Kazuhiko Saigo, and Hiroyuki Nohira
Enantiomer 1998, 3, 23–35.

Systematic Study of Chiral Discrimination upon Crystallisation 2: Chiral Discrimination of 2-Arylalkanoic Acids by (1R,2S)-2-Amino-1,2-diphenylethanol
Kazushi Kinbara, Yuka Kobayashi, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 1998, 1767–1775.

(2-Naphthyl)glycolic Acid: A Tailored Resolving Agent for p-Substituted 1-Arylalkylamines
Kazushi Kinbara, Yoshiko Harada, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1998, 9, 2219–2222.

Novel Copolyamides Containing [60]Fullerene in the Main Chain
Jing Li, Toshiyuki Yoshizawa, Mari Ikuta, Masaki Ozawa, Kentaro Nakahara, Tetsuya Hasegawa, Koichi Kitazawa, Minoru Hayashi, Kazushi Kinbara, Masao Nohara, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Chem. Lett. 1997, 1037–1038.

Formation of Ketones from Alkyl Nitrites in the Solid State
Kazushi Kinbara, Hiroshi Takezaki, Akiyoshi Kai, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Chem. Lett. 1996, 217–218.

Photochemical EZ-Isomerization of alpha,beta-Unsaturated Amides and Thioamides in the Solid State
Kazushi Kinbara and Kazuhiko Saigo
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 1996, 69, 779–784.

Design of Resolving Reagents: p-Substituted Mandelic Acids as Resolving Reagents for 1-Arylalkylamines
Kazushi Kinbara, Kenichi Sakai, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Nohira, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1996, 7, 1539–1542.

Photoisomerization of Ammonium alpha,beta-Unsaturated Carboxylates in the Solid State: Effect of the Hydrogen-Bonding Network on the Reactivity
Kazushi Kinbara, Akiyoshi Kai, Yasunari Maekawa, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Shoji Naruse, Masaki Hasegawa, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 1996, 247–253.

Chiral Discrimination upon Crystallisation of the Diastereomeric Salts of 1-Arylethylamines with Mandelic Acid or p-Methoxymandelic Acid: Interpretation of the Resolution Efficiencies on the Basis of the Crystal Structures
Kazushi Kinbara, Kenichi Sakai, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Nohira, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 1996, 2615–2622.

Crystal Structures of the Salts of Chiral Primary Amines with Achiral Carboxylic Acids: Recognition of the Commonly-Occuring Supramolecular Assemblies of Hydrogen-Bond Networks and Their Role in the Formation of Conglomerate
Kazushi Kinbara, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Makoto Sukegawa, Hiroyuki Nohira, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 118, 3441–3449.

Formation of Topochemically Photoreactive Mixed Crystal by Grinding and Its Mechanistic Interpretation
Kazushi Kinbara, Yutaka Adegawa, Kazuhiko Saigo, and Masaki Hasegawa
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 1993, 66, 1204–1210.

Optical Resolution of 1-(3-Methoxyphenyl)ethylamine with Enantiomerically Pure Mandelica Acid, and the Crystal Structure of Less-Soluble Diastereomeric Salt
Kenichi Sakai, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Kazushi Kinbara, Kazuhiko Saigo, Hisamichi Murakami, and Hiroyuki Nohira
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 1993, 66, 3414–3418.

Optical Resolution and Absolute Configuration of anti Head-to-Head Umbelliferone Dimer
Yutaka Adegawa, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Lan Fang, Masataka Nakamura, Kazushi Kinbara, Masaki Hasegawa, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 1993, 66, 900–905.

Photoreactive Molecular Complex of 2,5-Distyrylpyrazine and Ethyl 4-[2-(2-Pyrazinyl)ethenyl]cinnamate. Formation of Perfectly Ordered Polymer Composite by Crystalline State Photopolymerization
Masaki Hasegawa, Kazushi Kinbara, Yutaka Adegawa, and Kazuhiko Saigo
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 3820–3821.

Reviews and Commentaries
(back to Original Papers)

Monodisperse engineered PEGs for bio-related applications
Kazushi Kinbara
Polymer Journal, 2018, accepted (10.1038/s41428-018-0074-2)

Bioinspired Multi-block Molecules
Takahiro Muraoka and Kazushi Kinbara
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 2667–2678 (Feature Article, 10.1039/C5CC08052E).

Development of Photoresponsive Supramolecular Machines Inspired by Biological Molecular Systems
Takahiro Muraoka, and Kazushi Kinbara
J. Photoch. Photobio. C 2012, 13, 136–147.

Chiral Ferrocenes as Novel Rotary Modules for Molecular Machines
Kazushi Kinbara, Takahiro Muraoka, and Takuzo Aida
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2008, 1871–1876. [Selected as “Emerging Area” and “Front Cover”; The Top 10 Downloaded Articles in May 2008.]

From Electron Pump to Proton Channel
Kazushi Kinbara and Takuzo Aida
Science 2006, 313, 51–52.

Molecular Pliers Do the Twist
Kazushi Kinbara
The Japan Journal 2006, 9, 29.

Toward Intelligent Molecular Machines: Directed Motions of Biological and Artificial Molecules and Assemblies
Kazushi Kinbara and Takuzo Aida
Chem. Rev. 2005, 105, 1377–1400.

Design of Resolving Agents Based on Crystal Engineering
Kazushi Kinbara
Synlett 2005, 732–743.

“Kaleidoscopic” Topochemical Photopolymerization Behavior of Diolefin Compounds
Masaki Hasegawa, Chan–Moon Chung, and Kazushi Kinbara
J. Photosci. 1997, 4, 147–160.

EZ-Isomerization of alpha,beta-Unsaturated Acid Derivatives in the Solid State
Kazushi Kinbara, Akiyoshi Kai, Yasunari Maekawa, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Shoji Naruse, Masaki Hasegawa, and Kazuhiko Saigo
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 1996, 276, 141–151.

Molecular-Level Chiral Discrimination and Induction
Kazuhiko Saigo, Yukihiko Hashimoto, Kazushi Kinbara, and Atsushi Sudo
Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.) 1996, 108, 555–573.

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