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NARUTA Yoshinori



Place of Birth Kyoto
Title Professor
Belong to Institute of Science and Technology Research
Applied Chemistry (graduate school)
Graduated Kyoto University
Degree Dr. Sc
Academic Institutional Membership Chemical Society of Japan
Electrochemical Society
Catalytic Society
Photochemical Society of Japan
Coordination Chemical Society
Field of Study Chemistry
Research, Studies Artificial photosynthesis, Molecular catalyst, Biological inorganic chemistry
Curriculum Specialized Organic Synthesis
Contact Mail address:naruta(at)

Academic Papers, Critique

"Enhanced Performance of Pristine Ta3N5 Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting by Modification with Fe-Ni-Co Mixed-Metal Oxide Cocatalysts", Ashraf Abdel Haleem, Samit Majumder, Nagaraju Perumandla, Yoshinori Naruta, J. Phys. Chem. C, in press.

"Efficient heterogeneous CO2 to CO conversion with a phosphonic acid fabricated cofacial iron porphyrin dimer", Eman A. Mohamed, Zaki N. Zahran, Yoshinori Naruta, Chem. Mater. 2017, 29 (17), 7140–7150.

"A New Preparation of Bifunctional Crystalline Copper Electrocatalyst by Electrodeposition with a Robson-type Dinuclear Copper Complex for Efficient Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution from Water", Majumder, Samit; Haleem, Ashraf Abdel; Nagaraju, Perumandla; Naruta, Yoshinori, Dalton Trans, 2017, 46 (28), 9131-9139.

"Electrocatalytic water oxidation at low energy cost by a highly active and robust calcium-manganese oxide thin film sintered on FTO electrode with ethylmethyl imidazolium triflate ionic liquid", Zahran, Zaki; Mohamed, Eman; Naruta, Yoshinori, J Materials Chem. A, 2017, 5 (29), 15167-15174.

"Efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation with phosphonic acid fabricated-manganese porphyrin dimers attached to ITO electrode", Zaki N. Zahran, Eman A. Mohamed, and Yoshinori Naruta, J. Catalysis, 2017, 352, 293-299.

"Simple preparation of highly active water splitting FTO/BiVO4 photoanode modified with tri-layers water oxidation catalysts", Eman A. Mohamed, Zaki N. Zahran, and Yoshinori Naruta, J. Materials Chem. A. 2017, 5 (15) 6825-6831.

"The secondary coordination sphere and axial ligand effects on oxygen reduction reaction by iron porphyrin: A DFT computational study", T. Ohta, P. Nagaraju, J.-G. Liu, T. Ogura, and Y. Naruta, J. Bioinorg. Chem. 2016, 21 (5-6), 745-755.

"Kinetic and mechanism of heterogeneous water oxidation by α-Mn2O3 sintered on FTO electrode", Z. N. Zahran, E. A. Mohamed, Y. Naruta, ACS Cat. 2016, 6 (7), 4470–4476.

"The secondary coordination sphere controlled reactivity of a ferric-superoxo heme: Unexpected conversion to a ferric hydroperoxo intermediate by a reaction with a high-spin ferrous heme", P. Nagaraju, T. Ohta, J.-G. Liu, T. Ogura, Y. Naruta, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52 (45), 7213-7216.

"Bio-inspired cofacial Fe porphyrin dimers for efficient electrocatalytic CO2 to CO conversion. Overpotential tuning by substituents at the porphyrin rings", Z. N. Zahran, E. A. Mohamed, Y. Naruta, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 24533.

"Electrocatalytic water oxidation by aMn2O3 thin film sintered on FTO electrode: high activity and durability", Z. N. Zahran, E. A. Mohamed, T. Ohta, Y. Naruta, ChemCatChem 2016, 8 (3), 532-535.

"Efficient Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction with a Molecular Cofacial Iron Porphyrin Dimer, Eman A. Mohamed, Zaki N. Zahran, and Yoshinori Naruta, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51 (95), 16900-16903.

"Cryo-generated Ferrous-superoxo Porphyrin: EPR, Resonance Raman and DFT studies", T. Ohta, J.-G. Liu, P. Nagaraju, T. Ogura, Y. Naruta, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51 (62), 12407-12410.

Preparation of a titanium metal electrode with a nitrogen-doped one-dimensional titanium oxide surface layer for the support of catalysts, Seiji Yamaguchi*, Rohit Khanna, Tomiharu Matsushita, Ang Wang, Takehiro Ohta, Yoshinori Naruta , Hiroaki Takadama, RCS Advances, 2015, 5 (60), 47876-47883.

"Covalent Grafting of Carbon Nanotubes with a Biomimetic Heme Model Compound To Enhance Oxygen Reduction Reactions", P. J. Wei, G.-Q. Yu, Y. Naruta, J.-G. Liu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53 (26), 6659-6663.

Lectures, Symposium, Presentation

SEELCTIVE CO2 REDUCTION IN HIGH EFFICIENCY WITH BIO-INSPIRED METAL COMPLEXES, Keynote Lecture, Symposium on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SABIC-2017), Kolkata, India, 1.8-12, 2017.

Efficient Electrocataritic CO2 Reduction with Dinuclear Iron Complexes, Invited Lecture, 229th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, San Diego, USA, 5.29-6.3, 2016.

Phosphonic acid fabricated cofacial iron porphyrin dimer for efficient heterogeneous CO2 to CO conversion, Invited Lecture, The 5th International Conference on MEXT Project of Integrated Research on Chemical Synthesis “Chemical Science for Future Societies”, Nagoya, 1.29-30, 2016.

Bioinspired CO2 reduction with iron porphyrin catalysts in high efficiency, Invited, Invited, 227th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Chicago, USA, 5.24-28, 2015.

Iron porphyrin catalysts for the efficient reduction of small molecules through PCET, Invited, 8th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Instanbul, Turkey, 6.22-29, 2014.

Photochemical Water Splitting and CO2 Reduction with Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Systems, Invited, 2014 International Confernece on Artificial Photosynthesis, Awaji, 11.24-28, 2014.


Member, Science Council of Japan(2000- )

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