Yuichi Negishi
Professor

Department of Applied Chemistry
Tokyo University of Science

Address: 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan

E-mail: negishi@rs.kagu.tus.ac.jp

Field of Interest
Physical Chemistry, Cluster Chemistry, Nanomaterial Chemistry

Education
Keio University, B Science, 1996
Keio University, M Science, 1998

Keio University, PhD, 2001
 (Supervisor. Prof. Koji Kaya and Prof. Atsushi Nakajima)

Professional Experience
Reserch Associate@Keio University, 1998.8-1998.12, 2000.4-2000.7
 (Prof. Atsushi Nakajima Lab.)
Reserch Associate@Institute for Molecular Science, 2000.7-2008.3
 (Prof. Tatsuya Tsukuda Lab.)
Junior Associate Professor (as a PI)@Tokyo University of Science, 2008.4-2013.3
Associate Professor (as a PI)@Tokyo University of Science, 2013.4-2017.3
Professor (as a PI)@Tokyo University of Science, 2017.4-

Dean of Graduate School, 2018.3-
Head of Department, 2018.3-

Award
Best Young Presenter Award (Society of Nano Science and Technology) (2006)
PCCP Prize for Outstanding Achievement of Young Chemists in Physical Chemistry and
Chemical Physics
(Royal Society of Chemistry) (2007)
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (Japan Chemical Society) (2008)
Japan Society for Molecular Science Award for Young Scientists (Japan Society for Molecular Science) (2012)

Class
Undergraduate Students Course
Physical Chemistry (Reaction Kinetics and Statistical Thermodynamics)
Frontiers of Chemistry
Solid-State Physics
Laboratory Course in Basic Chemistry
Laboratory Course in Physical Chemistry
Special Research in Chemistry

Graduate Students Course
Nano Material Science

Selected Publications (Full List)


"Photo/electrocatalysis and Photosensitization Using Metal Nanoclusters for Green Energy and Medical Applications"
 T. Kawawaki, Y. Negishi,* H. Kawasaki*
 Nanoscale Adv. (2019) in press.
 
Invited "Review"

"Elucidating Ligand Effects in Thiolate-Protected Metal Clusters Using Au24Pt(TBBT)18 as A Model Cluster"
 S. Hossain, Y. Imai, D. Suzuki, W. Choi, Z. Chen, T. Suzuki, M. Yoshioka, T. Kawawaki, D. Lee,* Y. Negishi*
 Nanoscale (2019) in press.

"Atomic-Level Understanding of Effect of Heteroatom Doping of the Cocatalyst on Water-Splitting Activity in AuPd or AuPt Alloy Cluster-Loaded BaLa4Ti4O15"
 W. Kurashige, R. Hayashi, K. Wakamatsu, Y. Kataoka, S. Hossain, A. Iwase, A. Kudo, S. Yamazoe,* Y. Negishi*
 ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2, 4175-4187 (2019).
 
Selected as "Supplementary Cover"

"Dynamic Behavior of Thiolate-Protected Gold–Silver 38-Atom Alloy Clusters in Solution"
 Y. Niihori, S. Hashimoto, Y. Koyama, S. Hossain, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 13324-13329 (2019).
 Selected as "Supplementary Cover"
 Press release in "English version" and "Japanese version"
 Highlighted in "AZO MATERIALS" 

"Deepening the Understanding on Thiolate-Protected Metal Clusters Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography"
 Y. Niihori, K. Yoshida, S. Hossain, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn, 92, 664-695 (2019)..
 
Invited Accunt to Special Issue"Material Innovation"
 HIghlighted in "Inside Cover"


"Alloy Clusters: Precise Synthesis and Mixing Effects"
 S. Hossain, Y. Niihori, L. V. Nair, B. Kumar, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 Acc. Chem. Res., 51, 3114-3124 (2018).
 
Invited Article to Special Issue"Toward Atomic Precision in Nanoscience"
 Selected as "Supplementary Cover"


"Hetero-Biicosahedral [Au24Pd(PPh3)10(SC2H4Ph)5Cl2]+ Nanocluster: Selective Synthesis and Optical and Electrochemical Properties"
 L. V. Nair, S. Hossain, S. Takagi, Y. Imai, G. Hu, S. Wakayama, B. Kumar, W. Kurashigea, D.-e. Jiang,* Y. Negishi*
 Nanoscale, 10, 18969-18979 (2018).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"
 Selected as "2018 Nanoscale Hot Article Collections"

"Atomic and Isomeric Separation of Thiolate-Protected Alloy Clusters"
 Y. Niihori, Y. Koyama, S. Watanabe, S. Hashimoto, S. Hossain, L. V. Nair, B. Kumar, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 4930-4934 (2018).
 
Selected as "Supplementary Cover"

"Thiolate-Protected Trimetallic Au~20Ag~4Pd and Au~20Ag~4Pt Alloy Clusters with Controlled Chemical Composition and Metal Positions"
 S. Hossain, T. Ono, M. Yoshioka, G. Hu, M. Hosoi, Z. Chen, L. V. Nair, Y. Niihori, W. Kurashige, D.-e. Jiang,* Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 2590-2594 (2018).

"High-performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry of Gold and Alloy Clusters Protected by Hydrophilic Thiolates"
 Y. Niihori, D. Shima, K. Yoshida, K. Hamada, L. V. Nair, S. Hossain, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 Nanoscale, 10, 1641-1649 (2018).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"

"Au25-Loaded BaLa4Ti4O15 Water-Splitting Photocatalyst with Enhanced Activity and Durability Produced Using New Chromium Oxide Shell Formation Method"
 W. Kurashige, R. Kumazawa, D. Ishii, R. Hayashi, Y. Niihori, S. Hossain, L. V. Nair, T. Takayama, A. Iwase, S. Yamazoe, T. Tsukuda, A. Kudo, Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. C, 122, 13669-13681 (2018).
 
Invited Article to "Prashant V. Kamat Festschrift"

"Understanding and Practical Use of Ligand and Metal Exchange Reactions in Thiolate-Protected Metal Clusters to Synthesize Controlled Metal Clusters"
 Y. Niihori, S. Hossain, S. Sharma, B. Kumar, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 Chem. Rec. (Personal Accounts), 17, 473-484 (2017).
 
Invited "Personal Accounts"
 Selected as "Outside Front Cover"


"Perspective: Exchange Reactions in Thiolate-Protected Metal Clusters"
 Y. Niihori, S. Hossain, B. Kumar, L. V. Nair, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 APL Mater. (Perspective), 5, 053201 (2017).
 
Invited "Perspective" to "Special Issue"
 Highlighted in "Featured"


"Separation of Glutathionate-Protected Gold Clusters by Reversed-Phase Ion Pair High-Performance Liquid Chromatography"
 Y. Niihori, Y. Kikuchi, D. Shima, C. Uchida, S. Sharma, S. Hossain, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 56, 1029-1035 (2017)
 
Invited Article as "A Winner of Best Presentation Award at 251th ACS Meeting"
 Highlighted in "Outside Front Cover"
 Highlighted in "Virtual Special Issue"


"[Pt17(CO)12(PPh3)8]n+ (n = 1, 2): Synthesis and Geometric/Electronic Structures"
 L. V. Nair, S. Hossain, S. Wakayama, S. Takagi, M. Yoshioka, J. Maekawa, A. Harasawa, B. Kumar, Y. Niihori, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 11002-11009 (2017)
 
Invited Article to "Special Issue"

"Precise Synthesis, Functionalization and Application of Thiolate-Protected Gold Clusters"
 W. Kurashige, Y. Niihori, S. Sharma, Y. Negishi*
 Coord. Chem. Rev., 320-321, 238-250 (2016).
 
Invited "Review" to "Special Issue"

"High-Resolution Separation of Thiolate-Protected Gold Clusters by Reversed-Phase High-Performance Liquid Chromatography"
 Y. Niihori, C. Uchida, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi*
 Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Perspective), 18, 4251-4265 (2016).
 
Invited "Perspective"
 Selected as "Outside Front Cover"
 Highly Cited Paper


"Tuning the Electronic Structure of Thiolate-Protected 25-Atom Clusters by Co-Substitution with Metals Having Different Preferential Sites"
 S. Sharma, S. Yamazoe, T. Ono, W. Kurashige, Y. Niihori, K. Nobusada,* T. Tsukuda*, Y. Negishi*
 Dalton Trans. (Communications), 45, 18064-18068 (2016).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"

"Understanding Ligand-Exchange Reactions on Thiolate-Protected Gold Cluster by Probing Isomer Distributions Using Reversed-Phase High-Performance Liquid Chromatography"
 Y. Niihori, Y. Kikuchi, A. Kato, M. Matsuzaki, Y. Negishi*
 ACS Nano, 9, 9347-9356 (2015).
 
Highlighted in "IN NANO" (HPPDF) 

"A Critical Size for Emergence of Nonbulk Electronic and Geometric Structures in Dodecanethiolate-Protected Au Clusters"
 Y. Negishi,* T. Nakazaki, S. Malola, S. Takano, Y. Niihori, W. Kurashige, S. Yamazoe, T. Tsukuda,* H. Häkkinen*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 1206-1212 (2015).
 
Highlighted in "Nature Nanotechnology" (HPPDFin Japanease) 
 Highly Cited Paper


"Effect of Trimetallization in Thiolate-Protected Au24−nCunPd Clusters"
 S. Sharma, W. Kurashige, K. Nobusada, Y. Negishi*
 Nanoscale, 7, 10606-10612 (2015).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"

"Controlled Loading of Small Aun Clusters (n = 10–39) onto BaLa4Ti4O15 Photocatalysts: Toward an Understanding of Size Effect of Co-Catalyst on Water Splitting Photocatalytic Activity"
 Y. Negishi,* Y. Matsuura, R. Tomizawa, W. Kurashige, Y. Niihori, T. Takayama, A. Iwase, A. Kudo*
 J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 11224-11232 (2015).
 
Invited Article to "Special Issue" 

"Advanced Use of High-Performance Liquid Chromatography for Synthesis of Controlled Metal Clustres"
 Y. Niihori, M. Matsuzaki, C. Uchida, Y. Negishi*
 Nanoscale, 6, 7889-7896 (2014). 
 Selected as "Back Cover"

"Recent Progress in the Functionalization Methods of Thiolate-Protected Gold Clusters"
 W. Kurashige, Y. Niihori, S. Sharma, Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (Perspective), 5, 4134-4142 (2014).
 Invited "Perspective"
 Selected as "Outside Front Cover"
 Highlighted in "Editorial"


"Au25 Clusters Containing Unoxidized Tellurolates in the Ligand Shell"
 W. Kurashige, S. Yamazoe, M. Yamaguchi, K. Nishido, K. Nobusada, T. Tsukuda, Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5, 2072-2076 (2014).

"Towards the Creation of Functionalized Metal Nanoclusters and Highly Active Photocatalytic Materials Using Thiolate-Protected Magic Gold Clusters"
 Y. Negishi*
 Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn (Award Accounts), 87, 375-389 (2014).
 Invited "Accounts" as "a Winner of CSJ Award for Young Chemists"
 Highlighted in "Back Cover"


"A Novel Concept for the Synthesis of Multiply Doped Gold Clusters [(M@AunM'm)Lk]a+"
 A. Puls, P. Jerabek, W. Kurashige, M. Förster, M. Molon, T. Bollermann, M. Winter, C. Gemel, Y. Negishi, G. Frenking,* R. A. Fischer*
 Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 53, 4327-4331 (2014).

"Separation of Precise Compositions of Noble Metal Clusters Protected with Mixed Ligands"
 Y. Niihori, M. Matsuzaki, T. Pradeep,* Y. Negishi*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 135, 4946-4949 (2013).
 
Highly Cited Paper (in the past)

"Enhanced Photocatalytic Water Splitting by BaLa4Ti4O15 Loaded with ~1nm Gold Nanoclusters using Glutathione-Protected Au25 Clusters"
 Y. Negishi,* M. Mizuno, M. Hirayama, M. Omatoi, T. Takayama, A. Iwase, A. Kudo*
 Nanoscale (communications), 5, 7188-7192 (2013).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"

"Remarkable Enhancement in Ligand-Exchange Reactivity of Thiolate-Protected Au25 Nanocluster by Single Pd Atom Doping"
 Y. Niihori, W. Kurashige, M. Matsuzaki, Y. Negishi*
 Nanoscale (communications), 5, 508-512 (2013).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"

"Formation of a Pd@Au12 Superatomic Core in Au24Pd1(SC12H25)18 Probed by 197Au Mössbauer and Pd K-edge EXAFS Spectroscopy"
 Y. Negishi, W. Kurashige, Y. Kobayashi, S. Yamazoe, N. Kojima, M. Seto, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4, 3579-3583 (2013).

"Ag44(SeR)30: A Hollow Cage Silver Cluster with Selenolate Protection"
 I. Chakraborty, W. Kurashige, K. Kanehira, L. Gell, H. Hakkinen, Y. Negishi,* T. Pradeep*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4, 3531-3355 (2013).

"Selenolate-Protected Au38 Nanoclusters: Isolation and Structural Characterization"
 W. Kurashige, S. Yamazoe, K. Kanehira, T. Tsukuda, Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4, 3181-3185 (2013).

"Synthesis of Stable CunAu25-n Nanoclusters (n = 1-9) using Selenolate Ligands"
 W. Kurashige, K. Munakata, K. Nobusada, Y. Negishi*
 Chem. Commun., 49, 5447-5449 (2013).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"

"Toward the Creation of Stable, Functionalized Metal Clusters"
 Y. Negishi,* W. Kurashige, Y. Niihori, K. Nobusada
 Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Perspective), 15, 18736-18751 (2013).
 
Invited "Perspective"
 Selected as "Outside Front Cover"
 Selected as "HOT article"


"Photoresponsive Au25 Nanocluster Protected by Azobenzene Derivative Thiolates"
 Y. Negishi,* U. Kamimura, M. Ide, M. Hirayama
 Nanoscale, 4, 4263-4268 (2012).
 
Invited Article to "Special Issue"
 Selected as "Back Cover"


"Ligand-Induced Stability of Gold Nanoclusters: Thiolate versus Selenolate"
 W. Kurashige, M. Yamaguchi, K. Nobusada, Y. Negishi*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3, 2649-2652 (2012).

"Effect of Copper Doping on Electronic Structure, Geometric Structure, and Stability of Thiolate-Protected Au25 Nanoclusters"
 Y. Negishi,* K. Munakata, W. Ohgake, K. Nobusada*
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3, 2209-2214 (2012).

"Synthesis and the Origin of the Stability of Thiolate-Protected Au130 and Au187 Clusters"
 Y. Negishi,* C. Sakamoto, T. Ohyama, T. Tsukuda
 J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3, 1624-1628 (2012).
 Highly Cited Paper (in the past)

"Palladium Doping of Magic Gold Cluster Au38(SC2H4Ph)24: Formation of Pd2Au36(SC2H4Ph)24 with Higher Stability than Au38(SC2H4Ph)24"
 Y. Negishi,* K. Igarashi, K. Munakata, W. Ohgake, K. Nobusada
 Chem. Commun., 48, 660-662 (2012).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"

"Isolation and Structural Characterization of Magic Silver Clusters Protected by 4-(tert-butyl)benzyl Mercaptan"
 Y. Negishi,* R. Arai, Y. Niihori, T. Tsukuda
 Chem Commun, 47, 5693-5695 (2011).
 
Selected as "Back Cover"

"Isolation and Structural Characterization of Octaneselenolate-Protected Au25 Cluster"
 Y. Negishi,* W. Kurashige, U. Kamimura
 Langmuir (Letters), 27, 12289-12292 (2011).

"Continuos Modulation of Electronic Structure of Stable Thiolate-Protected Au25 Cluster by Ag Doping"
 Y. Negishi,* T. Iwai, M. Ide
 Chem. Commun., 46, 4713-4715 (2010).

"Isolation, Structure, and Stability of A Dodecanethiolate-Protected Pd1Au24 Cluster"
 Y. Negishi,* W. Kurashige, Y. Niihori, T. Iwasa, K. Nobusada*
 Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12, 6219-6225 (2010).
 
Invited Article as "a Winner of PCCP Prize"

"Ubiquitous 8 and 29 kDa Gold:Alkanethiolate Cluster Compounds: Mass Spectrometric Determination of Molecular Formulas and Structural Implications”
 N. K. Chaki, Y. Negishi, H. Tsunoyama, Y. Shichibu, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 130, 8608-8610 (2008)

"Origin of Magic Stability of Thiolated Gold Clusters: A Case Study on Au25(SC6H13)18"
 Y. Negishi, N. K. Chaki, Y. Shichibu, R. L. Whetten, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 129, 11322-11323 (2007).

"Thiolate-Induced Structural Reconstruction of Gold Clusters Probed by 197Au Mössbauer Spectroscopy"
 K. Ikeda, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Negishi, M. Seto, T. Iwasa, K. Nobusada, T. Tsukuda,* N. Kojima*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 129, 7230-7231 (2007).

"Extremely High Stability of Glutathionate-Protected Au25 Clusters against Core Etching"
 Y. Shichibu, Y. Negishi, H. Tsunoyama, M. Kanehara, T. Teranishi, T. Tsukuda*
 Small (communications), 3, 835-839 (2007).

"Biicosahedral Gold Clusters [Au25(PPh3)10(SCnH2n+1)5Cl2]2+ (n=2-18): a Stepping Stone to Cluster-Assembled Materials"

 Y. Shichibu, Y. Negishi, T. Watanabe, N. K. Chaki, H. Kawaguchi, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Phys. Chem. C (Letters), 111, 7845-7847 (2007).

"X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism of Size-Selected, Thiolated Gold Clusters"
 Y. Negishi, H. Tsunoyama, M. Suzuki, N. Kawamura, M. M. Matsushita, K. Maruyama, T. Sugawara, T. Yokoyama, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 128, 12034-12035 (2006).

"Chromatographic Isolation of “Missing” Au55 Clusters Protected by Alkanethiolates"
 H. Tsunoyama, Y. Negishi, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 128, 6036-6037 (2006).

"Kinetic Stabilization of Growing Gold Clusters by Passivation with Thiolates"
 Y. Negishi, Y. Takasugi, S. Sato, H. Yao, K. Kimura, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Phys. Chem. B (Letters), 110, 12218-12221 (2006).

"Chiroptical Activity of BINAP-Stabilized Undecagold Clusters"
 Y. Yanagimoto, Y. Negishi, H. Fujihara, and T. Tsukuda*
 J. Phys. Chem. B (Letters), 110, 11611-11614 (2006).

"Large-Scale Synthesis of Thiolated Au25 Clusters via Ligand Exchange Reactions of Phosphine-Stabilized Au11 Clusters"
 Y. Shichibu, Y. Negishi, T. Tsukuda,* T. Teranishi*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 127, 13464-13465 (2005).

"Glutathione-Protected Gold Clusters Revisited: Bridging the Gap between Gold(I)-Thiolate Complexes and Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanocrystals”
 Y. Negishi, K. Nobusada, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 5261-5270 (2005).

"Size-Specific Catalytic Activity of Polymer-Stabilized Gold Nanoclusters for Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation in Water"
 H. Tsunoyama, H. Sakurai, Y. Negishi, T. Tsukuda
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 127, 9374-9375 (2005).

"Magic-Numbered Aun Clusters Protected by Glutathione Monolayers (n = 18, 21, 25, 28, 32, 39): Isolation and Spectroscopic Characterization”
 Y. Negishi, Y. Takasugi, S. Sato, H. Yao, K. Kimura, T. Tsukuda*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 126, 6518-6519 (2004).

"One-Pot Preparation of Subnanometer-Sized Gold Clusters via Reduction and Stabilization by meso-2,3-Dimercaptosuccinic Acid”
 Y. Negishi T. Tsukuda*
 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(communications), 125, 4046-4047 (2003).

"Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Gold-Silver Alloy Cluster Anions"
 Y. Negishi, Y. Nakamura, A. Nakajima, K. Kaya*
 J. Chem. Phys., 115, 3657-3663 (2001).

"Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Tin and Lead Cluster Anions; Application of Halogen Doping Method"
 Y. Negishi, H. Kawamata, F. Hayakawa, A. Nakajima, K. Kaya*
 J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom., 106, 117-126 (2000).
 
Invited Article to "Special Issue"


English/Japanese