Privious Issue

Volume 47 Number 1 (2016.3)

Special Feature

Novel Catalytic Approach

Part I. Special Feature


Research Reports

Part II.

Special Review

  • 6. Nylon 6-clay Hybrid: From Invention to Practical UsePDF(840kB)

    pages 45-55
    Arimitsu Usuki

    We have dealt with the history of the basic research of nylon 6-clay hybrid (NCH) developed by Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. until it was put to practical use as an automotive material. By dividing the stage of research into five stages, we looked back on research and management at each stage.

Research Reports

  • 7. Pyridyl Ligand-bridged Mesoporous Organosilicas for Metal Complex Formation on the Pore Surfaces PDF(2,516kB)

    pages 57-66
    Minoru Waki, Yoshifumi Maegawa, Norihiro Mizoshita, Takao Tani and Shinji Inagaki

    Novel crystal-like mesoporous organosilicas containing three types of pyridyl ligands: divinylpyridine, phenylpyridine, and bipyridine, were prepared from pyridylalkoxysilane precursors. The pyridyl groups of these PMOs can act as metal coordination ligands to incorporate functional metal complexes for heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalytic systems.

  • 8. Topology Optimization Method with Vector Field Design Variables PDF(3,312kB)

    pages 67-75
    Tsuyoshi Nomura, Ercan M. Dede, Tadayoshi Matsumori and Atsushi Kawamoto

    This report presents a topology optimization method capable of simultaneously designing both the morphology of the structure and orientation distribution of an anisotropic material. The proposed method is versatile and flexible enough to solve multiload or multiphysics problems. Singly and multiply loaded stiffness maximization problems are provided as numerical examples and the characteristics of concurrent density and orientation optimization are analyzed.

  • 9. Intercalation Electrode Materials Based on Metal-organic Framework for Next-generation Energy Storage Devices PDF(1,851kB)

    pages 77-85
    Nobuhiro Ogihara

    For balance of battery performances and safety, an intercalated metal-organic framework (iMOF), 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate dilithium, which has an organic–inorganic layered framework, shows reversible Li intercalation at a flat potential of 0.8 V vs. Li/Li+. The layered framework is maintained during Li intercalation and its volume change is only 0.33%.