Research Group on Supramolecules

Research Group on Supramolecules
  Supramolecules are molecular assemblies formed by relatively weak interactions, such as hydrogen bonds and coordination bonds. These assemblies are capable of realizing innovative functions that cannot be achieved by single molecules alone. The field of supramolecular science, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1987 and 2016, has rapidly advanced not only in its importance to fundamental science, but also in its applications in a wide range of research fields. These include molecular recognition, separation, adhesion, self-healing, catalysis, energy conversion and storage, information recording, medicine, and environmental protection. Our research society, which originated as the Macromolecular Complex Research Group in 1976 and was renamed the Research Group on Supramolecules in 2006, has over 40 years of history and tradition. Focused on the topic of supramolecular science, we provide a platform for scientists and engineers from various fields to interact. Aimed at professionals in academia and industry, we regularly organize "Workshops" (twice a year) and "Annual Seminar" (once a year), inviting experts from different fields to share the latest research results and trends in technology development related to supramolecular science. In addition, we publish an "Annual Review" summarizing the latest research in supramolecular science, which is distributed to our members. We cordially invite you to join us.

Keisuke Tajima(RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS))

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