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Yoshitaka Takagai(Associate Professor)

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Affiliated Specialty Division Division of Environment System Management
Specialized Field of Study Analytical Chemistry / Chemical Separation
Final Academic Background Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University (Japan)
Academic Degree Ph.D. (Ibaraki University )

Courses In Charge

Analytical Chemisty (Basic)
Instrumental Analysis
Experiment of Environmental Analysis

Main Research


Introduction of Laboratory

The Research Group of Yoshitaka Takagai performs research in the area of Analytical Chemistry.
Research interests center upon the utilization of organized assemblies (cyclodextrins, surfactant micelles and polymers, biological polymer cellulose) to enhance chemical analysis and separation science techniques.

Also, my research interests are in the areas of optical sensors, novel fluorescence generating type optical sensor (fluorescence Turn-on type)for biochemistry. In the field of chemical sensors we investigate the use of various metal-ligand complexes and/or fluorescence materials such as fluorescein derivatives.

Recent Writings, etc.

1. Y. Takagai, A. Takahashi, H. Yamaguchi, T. Kubota, S. Igarashi: Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences, 313, 359-362 (2007). “Adsorption behaviors of the high-valence metal ions on desferrioxamine B immobilization nylon 6,6 chelate fiber under highly acidic condition”
2. Y. Takagai, R. Akiyama, S. Igarashi: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 385 888-894 (2006). “Powerful preconcentration method for capillary electrophoresis and its application to ultratrace amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons analyses”

3. Y. Takagai, H. Yamaguchi, T. Kubota, S. Igarashi: Chemistry Letters, 36 136-137 (2007). “Selective visual determination of vanadium(V) ion in highly acidic solution using desferrioxamine B immobilization cellulose”