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We are making efforts to shed light on the formation mechanisms of surfactant morphologies

6-3-1 Niijuku, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 125-8585, JAPAN

We are making efforts to shed light on the formation mechanisms of surfactant morphologies

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About Kondo Lab., Tokyo University of Science

Our research group was established in April 2007. In our laboratory, we deal with amphiphilic molecules (surfactants = compounds with both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups in the molecule). It would be easier to say that we are dealing with detergents and their relatives. Our bodies are composed of elaborate self-assemblies of amphiphilic molecules, and various molecular assemblies are involved in biological activities in our bodies. Surfactants and their aggregates can be found everywhere in our daily laundry, shampoo, milk, butter, lotions, creams, and so on. Surfactants are thus very familiar compounds. Research on surfactants and their applications, especially from an industrial perspective, has been active since the mid-1900s. The properties of surfactants such as "surface tension reduction," "solubilization," "emulsification," "dispersion," "wetting," and "wetting" have all been useful in our daily lives. From this point of view, we are working on our research with the hope, albeit somewhat optimistically, that the properties of new surfactants will also be useful to us. One of the goals of our laboratory is to organically synthesize new types of surfactants with different molecular structures from those of conventional surfactants and to elucidate their solution properties. We are also pursuing how the self-assembled forms of these familiar surfactants are determined, and vigorously aim to apply the functions and formation mechanisms of these assemblies to various fields, including industrial fields.

Thank you very much for visiting us.

NEWS新着情報

May 27th, 2022
[Award] A commentary article written by Professor Kondo (Y. Kondo, "Preparation and Development of Metal-Free Gold-Lustrous Materials Using Azobenzene Compounds", Vol. 56, No. 11 (2021)) published in the Journal of Japan Coating Technology Association, published by the Japan Coating Technology Association (JCOT), received the JCOT Award (Editor-in-Chief's Award).
Jan 28th, 2022
Prof. Kondo made a video appearance on the NHK General (NHK G) TV program "Chiko Will Scold You!"
Nov 23rd, 2021
Conglatulations! Dr. Shinichi Hata (currently at Sanyo-Onoda City University, Yamaguchi), a PhD student in our laboratory, has been selected as one of the Polymer Journal's Rising Stars for the year 2021.link

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Kondo Lab., Tokyo University of Science

6-3-1 Niijuku, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 125-8585, JAPAN

E-mail: ykondo(at)rs.tus.ac.jp