Kazuo Takimiya Principal Investigator, Ph.D.

Job Professor and Principal Investigator, AIMR
Group Soft Materials Group
Laboratory Takimiya Lab. (Organic Chemistry II)
Address Room N707, Science Complex C, Aobayama Campus
(6-3, Aramaki Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578)
Tel +81-22-795-6585
E-Mail takimiya@riken.jp
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Research Interests

  • Synthesis Methods for π-Conjugated Molecules
  • Physical Properties of Organic Semiconductors
  • Application of Organic Semiconductors for Electronic Devices
  • Crystal Structures of Molecular Solid

Main Publication List

  • “Disrupt and induce” intermolecular interactions to rationally design organic semiconductor crystals: from herringbone to rubrene-like pitched π-stacking, Chem. Sci., 11, (2020), 1573-1580, C. Wang, D. Hashizume, M. Nakano, T. Ogaki, H. Takenaka, K. Kwabata and K. Takimiya.
  • Naphthodithiophenediimide (NDTI): Synthesis, Structure, and Applications, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, (2013), 11445–11448, Y. Fukutomi, M. Nakano, J.-Y. Hu, I. Osaka and K. Takimiya.
  • Thienoacene-Based Organic Semiconductors, Adv. Mater., 23, (2011), 4347-4370, K. Takimiya, I. Osaka and E. Miyazaki.
  • Facile Synthesis of Highly π-Extended Heteroarenes, Dinaphtho[2,3-b:2’,3’-f]chalcogenopheno[3,2-b]chalcogenophenes, and Their Application to Field-Effect Transistors, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, (2007), 2224–2225, T. Yamamoto and K. Takimiya.
  • Highly Soluble [1]Benzothieno[3,2-b]benzothiophene (BTBT) Derivatives for High-Performance, Solution-Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, (2007), 15732–15733, H. Ebata, T. Izawa, E. Miyazaki, K. Takimiya, M. Ikeda, H. Kuwabara and T. Yui.


  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers (2018)
  • The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work (2014)