Deuterium Science

MEXT KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (B) 2020FY–2022FY

Our Goals

The purpose of this project is to cultivate a deep understanding of the properties of deuterated materials and to explore a research field "Deuterium Science". Through this research activity, we wish to propose a new material design concept "Deut-Switch", which aims to maximize the material functions by precise, logical deuteration of materials.

Deuterated materials/molecules occasionally exhibit properties significantly different from those of the original, non-deuterated ones. Deuterium-control on the properties of materials is an emerging concept in material design worldwide. To achieve our objective, we will promote research on deuterated materials in the following four fields: (1) development of synthetic methodology of deuterated materials, (2) a better understanding of the properties of deuterated materials with the aid of computational methods, (3) a better understanding of the reactivity of deuterated materials using spectroscopic measurements, and (4) Application of deuterated drugs for metabolic research.

Project Name: MEXT KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (B) "Deuterium Science"
Head Investigator: Hiroshi Naka (Kyoto University)

The Team

X00 Coordinating Team

Investigators
Dr. Hiroshi Naka (Head Investigator, Kyoto U.)
Dr. Yoshinari Sawama (Osaka U.)
Dr Takayoshi Ishimoto (Hiroshima U.)
Dr. Keiko Maekawa (DWCLA)

Advisory Board
Dr.
Mikiko Sodeoka (Riken)
Dr. Shigenori Tanaka (Kobe U.)
Dr. Shunichi Fukuzumi (Meijo U.)
Dr. Yasushi Yamazoe (Tohoku U.)
Dr. Tamim Darwish (ANSTO)

A01 - Synthesis

Dr. Yoshinari Sawama (PI)

Osaka University

development of synthetic methodology of deuterated materials

A02 - Calculations

Dr. Takayoshi Ishimoto (PI)

Hiroshima University

a better understanding of the properties of deuterated materials with the aid of computational methods

A03 - Measurements

Dr. Hiroshi Naka (PI)

Kyoto University

a better understanding of the reactivity of deuterated materials using spectroscopic measurements

A04 - Applications

Dr. Keiko Maekawa (PI)

Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts

Application of deuterated drugs for metabolic research

Contact

Contact Dr. Naka for more info.

Contact Dr. Maekawa about this page.