A New Spin on Life’s Origin?

Ishii lab. shows how one of a mirror-image pair can be synthesized using rotating lab equipment?which may accelerate pharmaceutical manufacturing and answer a huge question about the origin of life.

M. Kuroha, S. Nambu, S. Hattori, Y. Kitagawa, K. Niimura, Y. Mizuno, F. Hamba and K. Ishii
“Chiral Supramolecular Nano-Architectures from Macroscopic Mechanical Rotations: Effects on Chiral Aggregation Behavior of Phthalocyanines”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 18454-18459 (2019).
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Vitamin C in the body can be tracked by fluorescence

T. Yokoi, T. Otani and K. Ishii
In vivo fluorescence bioimaging of ascorbic acid in mice: Development of an efficient probe consisting of phthalocyanine, TEMPO, and albumin” Scientific Reports, 8, 1560 (2018).
(Top 10 in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: highly accessed biochemistry and molecular biology articles in the first quarter of 2018, Altmetrics 101)







Y. Kitagawa, H. Segawa, and K. Ishii
“Magneto-Chiral Dichroism of Organic Compounds”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 9133-9136 (2011).
(Very Important Paper, Cover Picture)