Mikio Nakamura / Visiting Professor

# Education

The University of Tokyo, Ph.D. 1974; Research with Prof. Michinori Oki

# Professional Experience

2012—
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Science, Toho University
2012—
Emeritus Professor Toho University
1993—2012
Professor of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Toho University
1991—2012
Professor of Chemistry, School of Medicine, Toho University
1980—1982
Post-doctoral Fellow, The University of Michigan; Research with Prof. J. T. Groves.
1977—1979 Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, School of Medicine, Toho University

# Honors

2003 Invited Professor, Rennes University, Rennes, France
2012 Visiting Lecturer Award, Chemistry Research Promotion Center, National Science Council, Taiwan
2012 Ru-Jen Cheng Memorial Lecturer, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
2012 Fellowship Award, International Academy of Physical Sciences

# Research

  • Metal porphyrin complexes with unusual electronic structures
  • Physicochemical properties of high-valent iron porphyrin complexes
  • Development of spin controlled catalyst

# Selected Papers

  1. A. Ikezaki, M. Takahashi, M. Nakamura: Equilibrium between Fe(IV) Porphyrin and Fe(III) Porphyrin Radical Cation: new insight into the electronic structure of high-valent iron porphyrin complexes.
    Chem. Commun. 49, 3098-3100, 2013. (Inside front cover)
  2. M. Nakamura, A. Ikezaki, M. Takahashi: Metal-Porphyrin Orbital Interactions in Paramagnetic Iron Complexes Having Planar and Deformed Porphyrin Ring,
    J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 60, 9-21, 2013. (Front cover)
  3. S. Kurahashi, T. Ikeue, M. Handa, T. Sugimori, M. Takahashi, A Ikezaki, M. Nakamura:Formation and Characterization of Six-Coordinate Iron(III) Corrolazine Complexes.
    J. Porphyrin. Phthalocyanins, 16, 518-529, 2012.
  4. Y. Ohgo, S. Neya, D. Hashizume, T. Ozeki, M. Nakamura: Unusual Electronic Structure of Bis-Isocyanide Complexes of Iron(III) Porphyrinoids.
    Dalton Trans, 41, 3126-3129, 2012.
  5. A. Ikezaki, M. Takahashi, M. Nakamura: One-Electron Oxidized Product of Difluoroiron(III) Porphyrin: Is it Iron(IV) Porphyrin or Iron(III) Porphyrin π-Cation Radical ?
    Dalton Trans, 40, 9163—9168, 2011. >> abstract
  6. M. Nakamura: Is Cyanide Really a Strong Field Ligand ?
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 2638—2640, 2009. >> abstract
  7. A. Ikezaki, M. Takahashi, M. Nakamura: Models for Cytochromes c': Observation of an Extremely Labile Spin State in Mono(Imidazole) Complexes of Saddle Shaped Iron(III) Porphyrinates.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 6300—6303, 2009. >> abstract
  8. A. Ikezaki, Y. Ohgo, M. Nakamura: NMR Studies on the Electronic Structure of One-electron Oxidized Complexes of Iron(III) Porphyrinates.
    Coord. Chem. Rev. 253, 2056—2069, 2009. >> abstract
  9. A. Ikezaki, H. Tukada, M. Nakamura: Control of Electronic Structure of Six-coordinate Iron(III) Porphyrin Radical by Means of Axial Ligands.
    Chem. Commun.. 2257—2259, 2008. >> abstract
  10. Y. Ohgo, A. Hoshino, T. Okamura, H. Uekusa, D. Hashizume, A. Ikezaki, M. Nakamura: Metal-Porphyrin Orbital Interactions in Highly Saddled Low-Spin Iron(III) Porphyrin Complexes,
    Inorg. Chem. 46, 8193—8207, 2007. >> abstract
  11. M. Nakamura: Electronic Structures of Highly Deformed Iron(III) Porohyrin Complexes.
    Coord. Chem. Rev. 250, 2271—2294, 2006. >> abstract
  12. A. Hoshino, Y. Ohgo, M. Nakamura: Electronic Structures of Six-Coordinate Ferric Porphyrin Complexes with Weak Axial Ligands: Usefulness of 13C NMR Chemical Shifts.
    Inorg. Chem. 44, 7333—7344, 2005. >> abstract
  13. T. Sakai, Y. Ohgo, T. Ikeue, M. Takahashi, M. Takeda,, M. Nakamura: Formation of the Intermediate Spin Iron(III) Porphyrin Complexes with (dxz, dyz)3(dxy)1(dz2)1 Electron Configuration.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 13028—13029, 2003. >> abstract
  14. Y. Ohgo, T. Ikeue, M. Nakamura: Observation of the Structural Consequences of a Reversible S = 3/2 and S = 1/2 Spin Crossover in the Single Crystal,
    Inorg. Chem. 41, 1698—1700, 2002. >> abstract
  15. T. Ikeue, Y. Ohgo, T. Saitoh, T. Yamaguchi, M. Nakamura: Factors Affecting the Electronic Ground State of Low Spin Iron(III) Porphyrin Complexes
    Inorg. Chem. 40, 3423—3434, 2001. >> abstract
  16. T. Ikeue, Y. Ohgo, T. Yamaguchi, M. Takahashi, M. Takeda, M. Nakamura: Saddle Shaped Six-Coordinated Iron(III) Porphyrin Complexes Showing a Novel Spin-crossover between S = 1/2 and S = 3/2 Spin State,
    Angew Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 40, 2617—2620, 2001. >> abstract
  17. T. Ikeue,Y. Ohgo, T. Saitoh, M. Nakamura, H. Fujii, M. Yokoyama: Spin Distribution in Low Spin (meso-Tetraalkylporphyrinato)iorn(III) Complexes with (dxz, dyz)4(dxy)1 Configuration,
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 4068—4076, 2000. >> abstract
  18. T. Ikeue, T. Saitoh, T. Yamaguchi, Y. Ohgo, M. Nakamura, M. Takahashi, M. Takeda: Formation of Pure Intermediate Spin Complexes in Highly Nonplanar Iron(III) Porphyrins,
    Chem.Commun, 1989—1990, 2000. >> abstract
  19. M. Nakamura, T. Ikeue, H. Fujii, T. Yoshimura, K. Tajima: Electron Configuration and Spin
    Distribution in Low-spin (meso-Tetraalkylporphyrinato)iron(III) Complexes Carrying One or Two Orientationally Fixed Imidazole Ligands
    Inorg. Chem. 37, 2405—2414, 1998. >> abstract
  20. M. Nakamura, T. Ikeue, H. Fujii, T. Yoshimura: Change in Electron Configuration of Ferric Ion in Bis(cyanide)(meso-tetraalkylporphyrinatoiron(III)), [Fe(TRP)(CN)2], Caused by the Nonplanarity of the Porphyrin Ring.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 119, 3274—3283, 1997. >> abstract
  21. M. Nakamura, T. Ikeue, S. Neya, N. Funasaki, N. Nakamura: Fixation of the 2-Methylimidazole Ligand and Anomalous Pyrrole Chemical Shifts in Bis(2-methylimidazole)(meso-tetraalkylporphyrinato)iron(III) Chloride Caused by the Nonplanar Porphyrin Ring.
    Inorg. Chem. 35, 3731—3732, 1996. >> abstract
  22. M. Nakamura, K. Tajima, M. Tada, K. Ishizu, N. Nakamura: Rotation and Orientation of Axially Coordinated Imidazoles in Low-spin Ferric Porphyrin Complexes.
    Inorg. Chim. Acta 224, 13—124, 1994. >> abstract
  23. M. Nakamura, N. Nakamura: Spin State and Rotational Orientation of Iron Porphyrin Complexes with Hindered 2-Methylbenzimidazole as Axial Ligand.
    Chem. Lett. 1885—1888, 1991. >> abstract
  24. M. Nakamura: Dissociation Rates of Axially Coordinated Imidazoles and Formation Constants of Low Spin Ferric Complexes Derived from Tetraphenylporphyrin and Tetramesitylporphylin.
    Inorg. Chim. Acta.161(1), 73—80, 1989. >> abstract

# Book Chapters

  1. M. Nakamura, Y. Ohgo, A. Ikezaki:
    "Electronic and Magnetic Structures of Iron Porphyrin Complexes", Handbook of Porphyrin Science, Eds K. M. Kadish, K. M. Smith, R. Guilard, Word Scientific, Singapore, Vol. 7, pp. 1-146 (2010).
  2. M. Nakamura:
    "Cytochromes c' Model: Iron(III) Porphyrinates Showing Intermediate-Spin Character", Coordination Chemistry Research Progress, Ed by T.W. Cartere, K.S. Verley, Nova Science Publisher, Chapter 1, pp. 13-70, (2008).