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Eiji Asato

1. Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Transition-Metal Complex

2. Name : Eiji Asato

3. E-mail : asato@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

4. Phone : +81-98-895-8536

5. Facsimile : +81-98-895-8565

6. Website :

7. Education :

1984: B.Sc. Chemistry, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa

1986: M.Sc. Chemistry, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa

1989: Ph.D. Chemistry, Kyusyu University, Japan

Professional Appointments :

1989-1990: Postdoctoral Fellow, Leiden University, Leiden , Netherlands

1990-1996: Assistant Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

1996-2010: Associate Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

2010-present: Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

8. Research Interests :

・Synthesis of Metal-Assembled Complexes

・Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer of Metal Complexes

・Bismuth-Based Pharmaceutical Chemistry

・Development of a variety of Bismuth-Based Mixed Metal Oxides

9. Publications

1. Synthesis and Characterization of a Tetracopper(II) Complex Having a [Cu4(µ4-O)] Framework Stabilized by the Tetranucleating Macrocyclic Ligand, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 2012, 85, pp. 895-901. Yuji Miyazato, Eiji Asato, Masaaki Ohba, and Tohru Wada.

2. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of a Nickel(II) Complex with Bis(2-methoxyethyl)- amine. X-ray Structure Analysis Online, 2011, 27, pp. 5-6. Ryo Yamaguchi, Moriya Tasaki, Eiji Asato, and Hiroshi Sakiyama.

3. The first example of metallocene-like coordination mode of fully deprotonated 2,3,5,6-tetrahydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone (THBQ4-): A mixed-valence heptanucler palladium complex [Pd7(THBQ)2(tben)6](PF6)4 (tben = N,N,N’,N’ tetrabenzyl- ethylenediamine), Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, pp.1227-1228. Eiji Asato, Ayano Kyan, Tomokura Madanbashi, Toshihide Tamura, Makoto Tadokoro, and Motohiro Mizuno

4. A Dinuclear Zinc Complex, [Zn2(m-H2THBQ)(TPA)2](ClO4)2, [TPA = Tris(2- pyridylmethyl)amine; H2THBQ2– = 2,3,5,6-Tetrahydroxy-1,4- benzoquinonate], Exhibiting Two-proton Coupled Two- electron Donating Ability, Chemistry Letters, 2009, pp.1170-1171. Eiji Asato, Shoji Miyazato, Haruka Tohma, Satoshi Takara, Makoto Tadokoro, Yuji Miyazato, Daisuke Yoshioka, and Masahiro Mikuriya

5. Insertion of a strongly π–π stacked chloranilate pair into an M4 arrangement preorganized within a large macrocyclic ligand (M = Zn2+ and Cu2+). Chemical Communications, 2002, pp.1258-1259. Atsushi Yoshino , Hideo Matsudaira, Eiji Asato, Masayuki Koikawa, Takuya Shiga, Masaaki Ohba and Hisashi Okawa.

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