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Ruthenium - an Element Loved by Researchers

Hitoshi Ishida

Kansai University


Ruthenium Element 44 Industrial Use Recycle Catalysis Organometallic Chemistry Asymmetric Synthesis Photochemistry Molecular Catalysts Artificial Photosynthesis Electrochemistry Bioconjugates

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Ruthenium is an element that is loved by researchers, scientists, and engineers. The element is utilized in many scientific and industrial fields. In the periodic table, the element locates below iron but the properties are quite different. Ruthenium is used on the hard disc to expand memory capacities. It is used in organic syntheses as the catalysts. In particular, Noyori et al. won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001 for the ruthenium-catalyzed asymmetric syntheses. Ruthenium is actively utilized in photochemistry. Ruthenium tris(bipyridyl) complex absorbs visible light and emits room-temperature phosphorescence. The excited states are long-lived and have strong redox abilities. The properties are utilized as the dye in dye-sensitized solar cells. It is also utilized in photoredox catalyses. Ruthenium complexes are also researched as anti-cancer drugs. Ruthenium is a novel element, but the recycle technology has been developed and the price is not so high.

This book aims to review the research topics for ruthenium and introduce the reason why the researchers love ruthenium to who intend to start researches for ruthenium.

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Hitoshi Ishida

Kansai University

Born in Kyoto (Japan), Hitoshi Ishida received his B. Eng., M. Eng. and Dr. degrees at Osaka University on electrochemical/photochemical CO2 reduction catalyzed by ruthenium complexes under the supervision of Profs. Koji Tanaka and Toshio Tanaka. He worked at Kumamoto University as assistant professor (1988-1997, Supervisor: Prof. Katsutoshi Ohkubo), and then the group leader (1997-2001) of Inoue Photochirogenesis project (Supervisor: Prof. Yoshihisa Inoue), ERATO, JST. He has worked at the Graduate School of Science, Kitasato University as Associate Professor since 2001. He had concurrently been the researcher (2009-2015) in the PRESTO Program 'Chemical Conversion of Light Energy” of JST. He is also working as the Associate Editor in Frontiers in Chemistry, Inorganic Division (2013-). His current research interests are in developing functional molecules based on metal complexes and peptides toward artificial photosynthesis.

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