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Self-assembly of molecular polyhedra




  • "Preparation of a Macrocyclic Polynuclear Complex, [(en)Pd(4,4'-bpy)]4(NO3)8, Which Recognizes an Organic Molecule in Aqueous Media"
    M. Fujita, J. Yazaki, and K. Ogura
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112, 5645

  • "Coodination Assemblies: From a Pd(II)-Cornered Sqare Complex"
    M. Fujita, M. Tominaga, A. Hori, and B. Therrien
    Acc. Chem. Res. 2005, 38, 369-378




  • "Self-Assembly of Ten Molecules into Nanometer Sized Organic Host Framework"
    M. Fujita, D. Oguro, M. Miyazawa, H. Oka, K. Yamaguchi and K. Ogura
    Nature 1995, 378, 469

  • "A Self-Assembled M6L4-type Coordination Nanocage with 2,2'-Bipyridine Ancillary Ligands. Facile Crystallization and X-ray Analysis of Shape-Selective Enclathration of Neutral Guests in the Cage"
    T. Kusukawa and M. Fujita
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 13576-13582




  • "A Nanometre-Sized Hexahedral Coordination Capsule Assembled from 24 Components"
    N. Takeda, K. Umemoto, K.Yamaguchi, and M. Fujita
    Nature 1999, 398, 794-796

  • "Molecular Paneling via Coordination: Guest-Controlled Assembly of Open Cone and Tetrahedron Structure from Eight Metals and Four Ligands"
    K. Umemoto, K. Yamaguchi, and M. Fujita
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 7150-7151

  • "Molecular Paneling via Coordination"
    M. Fujita, K. Umemoto, M. Yoshizawa, N. Fujita, T. Kusukawa, and K. Biradha
    Chem. Commun. 2001, 509-518

  • "Molecular Paneling by Coordination: An M15L6 Hexahedral Molecular Capsule having Clefts for Reversible Guest Inclusion"
    K. Umemoto, H. Tsukui, T. Kusukawa, K. Biradha, and M. Fujita
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 2620-2622




  • "Nanometer-Sized Macrotricyclic Complexes Self-Assembled from Ten Small Component Moleules"
    M. Fujita, S.-Y. Yu, T. Kusukawa, H. Fumaki, K. Ogura, K. Yamaguchi
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl., 1998, 37, 2082-2085

  • "Hydrophobic Assembling of a Coordination Nanobowl into a Dimeric Capsule Which Can Accommodate up to Six Large Organic Molecules"
    S.-Y. Yu, T. Kusukawa, K. Biradha, and M. Fujita
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 2665-2666




  • "Quantitative Formation of Coordination Nanotubes Templated by Rodlike Guests"
    M. Aoyagi, K. Biradha, and M. Fujita
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 7457-7458

  • "PdII-directed Dynamic Assembly of a Dodecapyridine Ligand into a Mono End-capped Tube vs. a Doubly Composed Open Tube. Importance of Kinetic Control in Self-assembly"
    S. Tashiro, M. Tominaga, T. Kusukawa, M. Kawano, S. Sakamoto, K. Yamaguchi, and M. Fujita
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2003, 42, 3267-3270

  • "Stabilization of a self-assembled coordination nanotube by covalent link"
    M. Tominaga, M. Kato, T. Okano, S. Sakamoto, K. Yamaguchi, and M. Fujita
    Chem. Lett., 2003, 32, 1012-1013

  • "A 3.5-nm Coodination Nanotube"
    T. Yamaguchi, S. Tashiro, M. Tominaga, M. Kawano, T. Ozeki, and M. Fujita
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 10818-10819




  • "Multicomponent Assembly of a Pyrazine-Pillared Coordination Cage That Selectively Binds Planar Guests by Intercalation"
    K. Kumazawa, K. Biradha, T. Kusukawa, T. Okano, M. Fujita
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2003, 42, 3909-3913

Porphyrin prism



  • "A Porphyrin Prism: Structural Switching Triggered by Guest Inclusion"
    N. Fujita, K. Biradha, M. Fujita, S. Sakamoto, and K. Yamaguchi
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2001, 40, 1718-1721