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Education and Research OrganizationFaculty of Textile Science and TechnologyFAX
PositionAssistant Professor (fixed-term)Mail Address
Address3-15-1, Tokida, Ueda City 386-8567Web site


Research Field
Inorganic materials
Inorganic compounds/materials chemistry
Academic Societies
Academic Societies
The Ceramic Society of Japan
The Clay Science Society of Japan
The Chemical Society of Japan
The Electrochemical Society of Japan
Academic Background
Graduate School
Waseda University , (Department of Advanced Science and Engineering , Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering) , 2021
Waseda University , (Applied Chemistry , School of Advanced Science and Engineering) , 2016

博士(工学) , 早稲田大学
2019 , CSJ Student Presentation Award 2019


Books, Articles, etc.
Anisotropic Crystal Growth of Layered Nickel Hydroxide along the Stacking Direction Using Amine Ligands
Inorganic Chemistry,61(22):8490-8497 2022(Jun. 06)
Author:Keisuke Muramatsu; Mina Jimba; Yumiko Yamada; Hiroaki Wada; Atsushi Shimojima; Kazuyuki Kuroda

Hydrolysis of Methoxylated Nickel Hydroxide Leading to Single-Layer Ni(OH)2Nanosheets
Inorganic Chemistry,60(10):7094-7100 2021(May 17)
Author:Keisuke Muramatsu; Yoshiyuki Kuroda; Hiroaki Wada; Atsushi Shimojima; Kazuyuki Kuroda
Abstract:Various methods for the preparation of inorganic nanosheets have been established and they have contributed to the substantial development of the research on diverse two-dimensional materials. Covalent surface modification of layered metal hydroxides with alkoxy groups is known to effectively weaken the interactions between layers, although the modified ligands are irreversibly immobilized. This study proposes the use of methanol as a removable surface modifier forming monodentate alkoxy bonds to prepare nickel hydroxide nanosheets through hydrolysis. Methoxylated layered nickel hydroxide, consisting of randomly stacked nano-sized nickel hydroxide sheets (10-20 nm in size) having Ni-OCH3 groups on its surface, was synthesized in a powder form through the precipitation reaction of a nickel salt in methanol at room temperature. After dispersing the aggregated methoxylated nickel hydroxide in water, single-layer nickel hydroxide nanosheets with a thickness of 1.2 nm and a lateral size of 460 nm at maximum, which is larger than the size of original methoxylated nickel hydroxide were found in the suspension. The time-course experiments during hydrolysis suggested that two-dimensional crystal growth of exfoliated nickel hydroxide sheets proceeded, resulting in the formation of the nanosheets. Moreover, single-layer and nano-sized cobalt hydroxide was prepared through a similar manner. This work demonstrates that two-dimensional alkoxides consisting of polymeric M-O-M bonds are useful precursors for the design of metal-hydroxide-based nanomaterials.

Direct bottom-up synthesis of size-controlled monodispersed single-layer magnesium hydroxide nanosheets modified with tripodal ligands
Dalton Transactions,50(9):3121-3126 2021(Mar. 07)
Author:Keisuke Muramatsu; Yuya Kamiusuki; Yoshiyuki Kuroda; Hiroaki Wada; Atsushi Shimojima; Kazuyuki Kuroda
Abstract:Conventional top-down methods for preparing inorganic nanosheets possess fundamental challenges of morphological control. Herein, the direct synthesis of organically modified single-layer magnesium hydroxide nanosheets with narrow size distribution was achieved by thein situmodification of magnesium hydroxide with a tripodal ligand, tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane.

Selective Covalent Modification of Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoparticles with Tripodal Ligands on Outer and Interlayer Surfaces
Inorganic Chemistry,59(9):6110-6119 2020(May 04)
Author:Keisuke Muramatsu; Shiori Hayashi; Yoshiyuki Kuroda; Yuya Oka; Hiroaki Wada; Atsushi Shimojima; Kazuyuki Kuroda
Abstract:Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have occupied an important place in the fields of catalysts, electrocatalysts, and fillers, and their applicability can be greatly enhanced by interlayer organic modifications. In contrast to general organic modification based on noncovalent modification using ionic organic species, this study has clarified in situ interlayer covalent modification of LDH nanoparticles (LDHNPs) with the tripodal ligand tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (Tris-NH2). Interlayer-modified CoAl LDHNPs were obtained by a one-pot hydrothermal treatment of an aqueous solution containing metal salts and Tris-NH2 at 180 °C for 24 h. Tris-NH2 was covalently bonded on the interlayer surface of LDHNPs. Interlayer-modified NiAl LDHNPs were also similarly synthesized. Some comparative experiments under different conditions indicate that the important parameters for interlayer modification are the number of bonding sites per a modifier, the electronegativity of a constituent divalent metal element, and the concentration of a modifier; this is because these parameters affect the hydrolytic stability of alkoxy-metal bonds between a modifier and a layer of LDHNPs. The synthesis of interlayer-modified MgAl LDHNPs was achieved by adjusting these parameters. This achievement will enable new potential applications because modification of only the outer surface has been achieved until now. Interlayer-modified LDHNPs possessing CO32- in the interlayer space were delaminated into monolayers under ultrasonication in water. The proposed method provides a rational approach for interlayer modification and facile delamination of LDHNPs.

In situ synthesis of magnesium hydroxides modified with tripodal ligands in an organic medium
Dalton Transactions,47(9):3074-3083 2018
Author:Keisuke Muramatsu; Yoshiyuki Kuroda; Hiroaki Wada; Atsushi Shimojima; Kazuyuki Kuroda
Abstract:Layered magnesium hydroxides modified organically with tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (Tris-NH2) were directly synthesized from magnesium chloride dissolved in a polar organic solvent, like dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), containing a small amount of water. Tris-NH2 acted as a base for precipitating magnesium hydroxides as well as an organic modifier. In contrast to the case of an aqueous solution, the use of organic solvents substantially increased the degree of modification of layered magnesium hydroxides with Tris-NH2 owing to the formation of bidentate Mg-O-C linkages by Tris-NH2 in addition to its tridentate bonding mode. Bidentate linkages, hydrolyzed readily in water, are stable in the organic media. Pentaerythritol (Tris-CH2OH), trimethylolethane (Tris-CH3), and trimethylolpropane (Tris-C2H5) were also successfully used for the synthesis of organically-modified layered magnesium hydroxides by the addition of tetrabutylammonium hydroxide as a base with DMSO as the solvent. The synthesis of hybrid magnesium hydroxides in organic solvents is expected to expand the chemistry of organically modified layered metal hydroxides with various metallic species and a wide variety of organic functional groups.

Precise size control of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles through reconstruction using tripodal ligands
Dalton Transactions,47(37):12884-12892 2018
Author:Yoshiyuki Kuroda; Yuya Oka; Tadao Yasuda; Tatsuyuki Koichi; Keisuke Muramatsu; Hiroaki Wada; Atsushi Shimojima; Kazuyuki Kuroda
Abstract:Precise size control of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles (LDHNPs) is crucial for their applications in anion exchange, catalysis, and drug delivery systems. Here, we report the synthesis of LDHNPs through a reconstruction method, using tripodal ligands (e.g., tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane; THAM). We found that the mechanism of reconstruction at least includes a dissolution-recrystallization process rather than topotactic transformation. THAM is immobilized on the surface of recrystallized LDHNPs with tridentate linkages, suppressing their crystal growth especially in lateral directions. The particle size of the LDHNPs is precisely controlled by the concentration of THAM regardless of the synthetic routes, such as coprecipitation and reconstruction. It is suggested that the particle size is controlled on the basis of Ostwald ripening which is governed by the equilibrium of the surface modification reaction.

Direct Synthesis of Highly Designable Hybrid Metal Hydroxide Nanosheets by Using Tripodal Ligands as One-Size-Fits-All Modifiers
Chemistry - A European Journal,23(21):5023-5032 2017(Apr.)
Author:Yoshiyuki Kuroda; Tatsuyuki Koichi; Keisuke Muramatsu; Kazuya Yamaguchi; Noritaka Mizuno; Atsushi Shimojima; Hiroaki Wada; Kazuyuki Kuroda
Abstract:Brucite-type layered metal hydroxides are prepared from diverse metallic elements and have outstanding functions; however, their poor intercalation ability significantly limits their chemical designability and the use of their potentially ultrahigh surface areas and unique properties as two-dimensional nanosheets. Here, we demonstrate that tripodal ligands (RC(CH2OH)3, R=NH2, CH2OH, or NHC2H4SO3H) are useful as “one-size-fits-all” modifiers for the direct synthesis of hybrid metal hydroxide nanosheets with various constituent metallic elements (M=Mg, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, or Cu) and surface functional groups. The hybrid nanosheets are formed directly from solution phases, and they are stacked into a turbostratic layered structure. The ligands form tridentate Mg-O-C bonds with brucite layers. The hybrid brucite intercalates various molecules and is exfoliated into nanosheets at room temperature, although the non-modified material does not intercalate any molecules. Consequently, both the constituent metallic elements and surface functional groups are freely designed by the direct synthesis.

セラミックス,53(5) 2018
Author:黒田義之; 村松佳祐; 黒田一幸