Yusuke Ide

Dr. Yusuke Ide

World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan.

E-mail : Ide.Yusuke@nims.go.jp
Tel : +81-29-860-4826

Research ID: B-9547-2013

Research Activities

Functionalization of 0D-3D inorganic materials (Dr. Yusuke Ide)In the field of materials chemistry, extensive effort has been spent synthesizing high-performance materials that often rely on noble and precious metals. We focus on the design and development of new materials and operating environments to attain these high performances, but using cheap and Earth abundant materials like SiO2 and TiO2. Our materials design approach includes the dissolution/recrystallization of conventional materials, deposition of functional particles like MOFs in solids, and simple integration of conventional materials. We are using these materials to investigate multiple applications including:

  1. Photocatalysis. We develop materials for the removal of organic pollutants, fine chemical synthesis and photochemical water-splitting.

  2. Separation. New materials can assist in the recovery of useful elements and removal of toxic elements in environments.

  3. UV shielding. Typical examples of our work on operating environments include using CO2 atmosphere to enhance the photocatalytic synthesis of fine chemicals on TiO2, and using seawater for selective and effective cation exchange in layered silicates. 

High performance can be achieved even on inexpensive and Earth abundant materials depending on how they are used.

High performance can be achieved even on inexpensive and Earth abundant materials depending on how they are used.

Selected References:

  1. Ide, Y.; Inami, N.; Hattori, H.; Saito, K.; Sohmiya, M.; Tsunoji, N.; Komaguchi, K.; Sano, T.; Bando, Y.; Golberg, D.; Sugahara, Y.; "Remarkable Charge Separation and Photocatalytic Efficiency Enhancement through Interconnection of TiO2 Nanoparticles by Hydrothermal Treatment", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed..; 2016, 55, 3600-5.

  2. Ide, Y.; Torii, M.; Sano, T.; "Layered Silicates as an Excellent Partner of a TiO2 Photocatalyst for Efficient and Selective Green Fine-Chemical Synthesis", JACS; 2013, 135, 11784-6.

  3. Ide Y., Ochi N., Ogawa M.; “Effective and Selective Adsorption of Zn2+ on a Layered Silicate from Seawater”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.; 2011, 50, 654-6.

  4. Ide, Y.; Matsuoka, M.; Ogawa, M.; "Efficient Visible Light-Induced Photocatalytic Activity on Gold Nanoparticle-Supported Layered Titanate", JACS; 2010, 132, 16762-4. 

  5. Ide, Y.; Nakasato, Y.; Ogawa, M.; "Molecular Recognitive Photocatalysis Driven by the Selective Adsorption on Layered Titanates", JACS; 2010, 132, 3601-6.