Assoc. Prof.  Kosuke Ono


Department of Chemistry, School of Science

Tokyo Institute of Technology

2-12-1-H57 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan

E-mail: k.ono[at]


2004. 3

Tohoku University


2006. 3

2008. 1

The University of Tokyo

IBM Almaden Research Center



2009. 3

The University of Tokyo

Ph.D (DC1)

2009. 4

The University of Tokyo


2009. 6

University of California, Santa Barbara

Posdoc (JSPS)

2010. 3

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor (CREST)

2015. 4

Tokyo University of Science

Assistant Professor

2019. 8

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Associate Professor


2020    Tokyo Tech Research Award

2020    SHGSC Japan Award of Excellence 2020

2007    Best Poster Award, The Young(-ish!) Giants of Chemistry, for Fraser Stoddart's 65th Birthday

2003    Poster Award, The 53th Conference of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry

Research Project


Publication List

• H. Takata, K. Ono, N. Iwasawa

“Controlled Release of the Guest Molecules via Borate Formation of  Fluorinated Boronic Ester Cage”

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 5613-5616.

• K. Tateno, K. Ono, H. Kawai

“Fluorescent Short-Stranded Helical Foldamers Based on L-shaped Dibenzopyrrolo[1,2-a][1,8]naphthyridine”

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 15765-15771.

​(Frontispiece, Synfacts 2020, 16, 0278.)

K. Ono, M. Niibe, N. Iwasawa

“A K+-promoted Diels-Alder Reaction by Using a Self-assembled Macrocyclic Boronic Ester containing two crown ether moieties”

Chem. Sci. 201910, 7627-7632.

K. Ono, N. Iwasawa

“Dynamic Behavior of Covalent Organic Cages”

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 17856-17868.

​(Invited paper, Concepts article, Frontispiece, Top 10% downloaded paper)

K. Ono, S. Shimo, K. Takahashi, N. Yasuda, H. Uekusa, N. Iwasawa

“Dynamic Interconversion between Boroxine Cages Based on Pyridine Ligation”

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 3113-3117.

​(Back Cover)

• T. Uchikura, K. Ono, K. Takahashi, N. Iwasawa

“Utilization of Donor-Acceptor Interaction for Acceleration of the Catalytic Nucleophilic Addition to Aromatic Aldehydes”

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2130-2133.

• K. Tateno,R. Ogawa, R. Sakamoto, M. Tsuchiya, N. Kutsumura, T. Otani, K. Ono, H. Kawai, T, Saito

“Dibenzopyrrolo[1,2-a][1,8]naphthyridines: Synthesis and Structural Modification of Fluorescent L-Shaped Heteroarenes”

J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 690–702.​

​(Synfacts 2018, 14, 0479.)

• K. Ono, Y. Tohyama, T. Uchikura, Y. Kikuchi, H. Tkahagi, K. Fujii, H. Uekusa, N. Iwasawa

“Control of the Reversibility During Boronic Ester Formation: Application of the Construction of Ferrocene Dimers and Trimers”

Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 2370–2376.​

• S. Ito, K. Ono, K. Johmoto, H. Uekusa, N. Iwasawa

“Switching of the solid-state guest selectivity: solvent-dependent selective guest inclusion in a crystalline macrocyclic boronic ester”

Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 5765–5769.​

• S. Tamari, K. Ono, M. Hashimoto, T. Ozeki

“Control Over the Preference for Binding Sites of polyoxometalates to Silver Ethynide Cluster by Surface Charge Modification”

Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 19056­–19058.​

(Front Cover)

• K. Ono, K. Johmoto, N. Yasuda, H. Uekusa, S. Fujii, M. Kiguchi, N. Iwasawa

“Self-Assembly of Nanometer-Sized Boroxine Cages from Diboronic Acids”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 7015–7018.​

(Science 2015, 348, 1329.)

• K. Ono, R. Aizawa, T. Yamano, S. Ito, N. Yasuda, K. Johmoto, H. Uekusa, N. Iwasawa

“Procedure-Dependent Construction of Two Kinds of Trimeric Self-Assembled Boronic Esters”

Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 13683–13686.​

• Y. Kikuchi, K. Ono, K. Johmoto, H. Uekusa, N. Iwasawa

“Inclusion of Two Different Guest Molecules within a Rationally Designed Macrocyclic Boronic Ester in Organic Solvent”

Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 15737–15741.​

• Y. Kikuchi, H. Takahagi, K. Ono, N. Iwasawa

“Enhancement of Host-Guest Interaction Using Rationally Designed Macrocyclic Boronic Esters with Naphthalene Core”

Chem. Asian. J. 2014, 9, 1001–1005.​

• S. Ito, H. Takata, K. Ono, N. Iwasawa

“Release and Recovery of Guest Molecules During the Reversible Gel Formation of Guest-Induced Macrocyclic Boronic Esters”

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 11045–11048.​

• J. E. Poelma, K. Ono, D. Miyajima, T. Aida, K. Satoh, C. J. Hawker

“Cyclic Block Copolymers for Controlling Feature Sizes in Block Copolymer Lithography”

ACS Nano 2012, 6, 10845–10854.​

• S. Ito, K. Ono, N. Iwasawa

“Controlled Self-Assembly of Multiple Diastereomeric Macrocyclic Boronic Esters Composed of Two Chiral Units”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13962–13965.​​

• N. Iwasawa, H. Takahagi, K. Ono, K. Fujii, H. Uekusa

“Guest-Induced Self-Assembly of Macrocyclic Boronic Ester Containing Diarylethene Units: Enhancement of Photoresponsivity”

Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 7477–7479.​​

• T. Osuga, T. Murase, K. Ono, Y. Yamauchi, M. Fujita

“[m x n] Metal Ion Arrays Templated by Coordination Cages”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 15553–15555.

(Kagaku 2011, May.)

• J. Iwasa, K. Ono, M. Fujita, M. Yoshizawa, M. Akita

“Switchable trans-cis interconversion of an amphiphilic anthracene trimer”

Chem. Commun. 20095746–5748.

• K. Ono, J. K. Klosterman, M. Yoshizawa, K. Sekiguchi, T. Tahara, and M. Fujita

“ON/OFF Red Emission from Azaporphine in a Coordination Cage in Water”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 12526–12527.

• K. Ono, M. Yoshizawa, M. Akita, T. Kato, Y. Tsunobuchi, S. Ohkoshi, M. Fujita

“Spin Crossover by Encapsulation”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 2782–2783.

• K. Ono, M. Yoshizawa, T. Kato, M. Fujita

“Three-Metal-Center Spin Interactions through the Intercalation of Metal Azaporphines and Porphines into an Organic Pillared Coordination Box”

Chem. Commun. 2008, 2328–2330.

(Hot Paper, Synfacts 2008, 813.)

• K. Ono, M. Yoshizawa, T. Kato, K. Watanabe, M. Fujita

“Porphine Dimeric Assembly in Organic-Pillared Coordination Cages”

Angew. Chem. Int.Ed. 2007, 46, 1803–1806.

(VIP Paper, Inside Cover.)

• M. Yoshizawa, K. Ono, K. Kumazawa, T. Kato, M. Fujita

“Metal-Metal d-dinteraction through the Discrete Stacking of Mononuclear M(II) Complexes (M = Pt, Pd, and Cu) within an Organic-Pillared Coordination Cage”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 10800–10801.

• T. Fukuda, K. Ono, N. Kobayashi

“Specific Spectral Changes of Octaphenyltetraazaporphyrinatocobalt(II) in Response to Fluoride Ions”

Sci. Report Chem. (Tohoku Univ.). 2003, 80, 1–9.

• T. Fukuda, K. Ono, S. Homma, N. Kobayashi

“A Phthalocyanine Producing Green, Ocher, and Red Colors Depending on the Central Metals”

Chem. Lett. 2003, 32, 736-737.


• K. Ono

“Porous Organic Cage Crystals”

J. Syn. Org. Chem. Jpn. 2012, 70, 653-737.

• M. Yoshizawa, K. Ono, M. Fujita

“Molecules which pile up by themselves. New challenge to the next generation nano-technology”

Gendai Kagaku 2008, 453, 52-56.

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