Takashiro Akitsu

Tokyo University of Science

Takashiro Akitsu, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division II, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry from Osaka University, Japan, in 2000. Dr. Akitsu studied at the Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University (metalloproteins), Keio University, Japan (photo and magnetic functional organic/inorganic hybrid compounds), and Stanford University, USA (physical and bioinorganic chemistry) before moving to the Tokyo University of Science. He has published 220 articles and book chapters. He has also served as an editorial board member and peer reviewer for many journals and was involved in the organizing committees for several international conferences.

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A Schiff base (imine -N=CH-) is a part of a popular group of organic compounds prepared form primary amines and aldehyde. Many studies have been carried out on Schiff bases not only as organic compounds but also as ligands for metal complexes. In this context, this book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of Schiff base compounds, with an emphasis on the latest advances. It compiles research results, commentary, reviews, and more dealing with preparation, spectroscopy, crystallography, (asymmetric) synthetic roles, physical properties (magnets, optics, etc.), computational chemistry, and theoretical chemistry. The book focuses on Schiff base and its strong connection to organic chemistry, biochemistry, and polymer materials chemistry. It covers three topics: Schiff base of organic chemistry, Schiff base of inorganic chemistry, and Schiff base of functional or biological materials.

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