Graduate School Department /Course /Field Interdisciplinary Environment/Molecular Studies on Chemical and Biological Environments/Organic Molecular Environments
Undergraduate School Division of Natural Sciences
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Email tamura.rui.8c(at)
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Research areas organic chemistry, organic crystal chemistry, liquid crystal chemistry, organic magnetic chemistry
Keywords preferential enrichment, chiral organic crystal, chiral resolution, crystal engineering, polymorphism, chiral radical liquid crystal, magneto-LC effects, metal-free magnetic soft nanomaterials
Themes (1) Investigation on the innovative chiral resolution phenomenon (Preferential Enrichment) applicable to "racemic compound" crystals and co-crystals.
(2) Development of crystal engineering methods for chiral organic crystals by controlling the polymorphic transition during crystallization from solvents.
(3) Development of metal-free magnetic soft nanomaterials directed toward the application to druc delivery system (DDS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
(4) Preparation of chiral all-organic radical liquid crystals showing unique ferromagnetic interactions (Magneto-LC effects).

Major publications [1] Sakai, K., Hirayama, N., Tamura, R., Novel Optical Rersolution Technologies, Springer, Heidelberg, 2007.
[2] Tamura, R., Miyata, M., Advances in Organic Crystal Chemistry, Springer, 2015.
[3] Tamura, R., Uchida, Y., Suzuki, K., In Handbook of Liquid Crystals 2nd Edition, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2014, Vol. 8, pp. 837-877.
[4] (a) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 124, 13139-13153 (2002). (b) CrystEngComm, 13, 5269 (2011). (c) Chem. Eur. J., 20, 10343 (2014). (d) Chem. Eur. J., 22, 11660 (2016).
[5] (a) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43, 3677 (2004). (b) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 9746 (2010). (c) Soft Matter, 9, 4687 (2013). (d) Chem. Commun., 52, 3935 (2016).
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities Chemical Society of Japan, American Chemical Society, International Liquid Crystal Society, etc.
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments
Background Birth: 1953, January
BCh: 1953, Hokkaido University
MSc: 1977, Kyoto Univesity
PhD (DSc): 1980, Kyoto University
Postdoctor: 1980-1982, Colorado State University
1982-1983, Princeton University
Assistant Professor: 1983-1988, Natinal Defense Academy
Associate Professor: 1988-1995, Ehime University
1995-1997, Hokkaido University
1997-2002, Kyoto University
Professor: 2002-, Kyoto University