Last Updated :2021/04/16

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Science, Kyushu University
  • Master of Science, Kyushu University

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Science education / Educational technology;Science education
  • Chemistry;Basic chemistry;Organic chemistry

Research Keywords

  • Science Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Development of Teaching Materials
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Crystals
  • Organic Compounds
  • Structure - Property Relationship
  • X-Ray Crystallography
  • Photochromism
  • Luminescence Chemistry

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Practical Work in Chemistry
  2. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Practical Work in Chemistry
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Scientific Literacy of Chemistry I
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Scientific Literacy of Chemistry II
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Teaching Contents of Chemistry III
  6. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Seminar on Teaching Contents in Chemistry
  7. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Laboratory Work in Chemistry Education
  8. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Education of Natural Environment and Disaster Prevention
  9. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Research Seminar in Science Education
  10. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Research Seminar in Science Education
  11. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  12. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Study in Laboratory Learning Design (Science)
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Science Education A
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Science Education A
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Basic Course in Teaching Material Design for Life and Science (Science) a
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Advanced Course in Teaching Material Design for Life and Science (Science) a
  18. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  19. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. A Study of the Development of Metacognition during an Experiment in Upper Secondary School Chemistry, Journal of Research in Science Education, 56(2), 213-224, 20150724
  2. ★, Identification Experiment of Hydroxy Acids for High School Students Based on Their Organic Chemistry Concepts, Journal of Science Education in Japan, 38(4), 220-227, 20150119
  3. ★, A teaching material on analysis and preparation of a blue pigment containing cupper phthalocyanine, Chemical education, 62(3), 142-145, 2014
  4. ★, Teaching Material of Alcohol Fermentation to Show that It Goes through Acetaldehyde, Chemistry & Education, 61(3), 136-139, 20130301
  5. A Polymorph of 2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine, Acta Crystallographica, E69, o425, 20130201
  6. Usage of Pigments as Teaching Materials for Understanding Reactivity of Metal Ions, Journal of Science Education in Japan, 37(1), 47-55, 20130101
  7. Optical Resolution of Mandelic Acid Using L-Alanine as a Resolving Agent, Chemistry & Education, 60(7), 320-323, 20120701
  8. (S)-Alanine - (S)-2-phenoxypropionic acid (1/1), Acta Crystallographica, E68, o1720, 20120501
  9. Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer and charge transfer in 2-(2 '-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole crystals studied by polymorphs-selected electronic spectroscopy, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 14(47), 16448-16457, 2012
  10. Changes in the electric dipole moments and molecular polarizabilities of enol and keto forms of 2-(2 '-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole along the proton transfer reaction path in a PMMA film, CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 539, 45-49, 2012
  11. 1,4-Bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)-2,5-dimethoxybenzene, Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 67(10), O2708-+, 2011
  12. Prototropic tautomerism and solid-state photochromism of N-phenyl-2-aminotropones, Dyes and Pigments, 89(3), 319-323, 2011
  13. Phenolphthalein as Organic Teaching Materials: Small-scale Preparation and Modeling for Some Functional Dyes, Chemical Education Journal, 13(1), Reg. No.13-11, 20091201
  14. A different photo-sensitivity of isostructural crystals of N-(3,5-dihalosalicylidene)-2,6-dimethylaniline analogues: search for the definite reaction room in the crystal to exhibit photochromism, Tetrahedron Letters, 50(38), 5376-5378, 2009
  15. Some Organic Dyes as Teaching Materials for Chemistry, Hiroshima Journal of School Education, 15, 147-153, 20090320
  16. Novel Photoisomerization of N-(2-Nitrobenzylidene)-3-amino-5-methylpyrazole Triggered by Intramolecular Proton Transfer from Azomethine Group to Nitro Group in the Crystal State, Chemistry Letters, 38(1), 38-39, 2009
  17. A search for experimental teaching materials to assist high school students in understanding organic chemistry: a subject matter in "science teacher training", Hiroshima journal of school education, 14, 189-196, 2008
  18. ★, Photochromism of organic compounds in the crystal state, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews, 6(4), 207-226, 2005
  19. Photochromism of polymorphic 4,4’-methylenebis(N-salicylidene-2,6-diisopropylaniline) crystals, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2, 499-504, 2004
  20. Crystalline photochromism of N-salicylidene-2,6-dialkylanilines: advantage of 2,6-dialkyl substituents of aniline for preparation of photochromic Schiff base crystals, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 1, 1578-1583, 2003
  21. Deuterium isotope effect on the solid-state thermal isomerization of photo-coloured cis-keto species of N-salicylideneaniline, Chemical Communications, 870-871, 2003
  22. Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer in photochromic jet-cooled N-salicylideneaniline, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 154, 33-39, 20021201
  23. Photochromism of Guest N-Salicylideneaniline in the Rooms of Host Bile Acid Derivatives, Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 345, 57-62, 20000601
  24. Palladium(II)-induced Alkali Metal Ion Incorporation of 2,6-Disubstituted Pyridines with Bis(alkoxyethyl) Malonate Subunits, Chemistry Letters, 28(11), 1231-1232, 19991101
  25. ★, The Proton Cryptate of Hexaethylenetetramine, Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English, 38(7), 956-959, 19990401
  26. Enclathrated Solvent Effects on the Photochromic Process of N-Salicylideneaniline in the Crystal State, Chemistry Letters, 28(1), 47-48, 19990101
  27. Thermal degradation of poly(lactic acid) oligomer: Reaction mechanism and multistep kinetic behavior, POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY, 134, 284-295, 201612
  28. Synthesis, structure, and photoreactions of fluorinated 2,11-diaza[32]paracyclophane: Photochemical formation of cage-diene type benzene dimer, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 30(9), 201709

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Controlling Optical Properties of Salicylidene Schiff Bases Polymorphs Accompanied by Structural Phase Transition, Kiichi Amimoto, 22nd International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State (ICCOSS 2015),, 2015/07/12, Without Invitation, English, Niigata
  2. Construction, Structure, and Properties of Chromotropic Organic Crystals, Kiichi Amimoto, 15th Japan-Korea Joint Seminar for Young Organic Chemists, 2003/10, With Invitation, English