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Takashiro Akitsu

Tokyo University of Science

Takashiro Akitsu is a professor at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. His main research field is materials science. He is the Associate Editor of Symmetry (MDPI).


Organic Chemistry Catalytic Chemistry Supramolecular Chemistry Coordination Chemistry Protein DNA Sugar Medicine Drug Crystallography Group Theory Computation

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In chemistry, biology, and physics, (a)symmetry or "chirality" is an important concept in nature. Especially, in chemistry, not only classical stereochemistry but also asymmetric organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, construction of bio-related molecules and molecular recognition became indispensable structural chemical keywords. In view of synthetic chemistry and its structural chemistry, chemistry dealing with chirality in relation to the more fundamental electronic state is still a minority, except for chiral magnetic materials, etc.

This book aims to compile research results, commentary, reviews, etc. that have dealt with Chemistry (organic chemistry, catalytic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, coordination chemistry), Biochemistry (Protein, DNA, sugar, medicine, drug), and Physical and Mathematical Sciences (crystallography, light, optics, symmetry, group theory, computation, modeling) and so on.

Topics about (chiroptical) spectroscopy, physical properties (magnets, conductors, non-linear optics, and so on), computational chemistry (of asymmetric organic synthesis), and/or theoretical chemistry and their discussions on chirality are also welcome.

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Date completed: September 30th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: December 27th 2020

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Review results due: March 17th 2021

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Expected publication date: May 16th 2021

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About the editor

Takashiro Akitsu

Tokyo University of Science

Takashiro AKITSU is a professor at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. His main research field is materials science. From 2000 until 2002 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University. From 2002 until 2007 he was the Research Associate, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University. In the period 2007-2008, he worked as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University. At the same time, he also served as a visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University. From 2008 to 2012 he was the Junior Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, and from 2012 until 2016 he was the Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science.

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