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  1. N. Tarutani*, Y. Honda, R. Hamakawa, T. Uchikoshi, T. Ishigaki*, “Shell-thickness control of hollow SiO2 nanoparticles through post-treatment using sol−gel technique toward efficient water confinement”, Colloids Surf., A, 2021, 629, 127501.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.127501
  2. N. Tarutani*, R. Kato, T. Uchikoshi, T. Ishigaki*, “Spontaneously Formed Gradient Chemical Compositional Structures of Niobium Doped Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Enhance Ultraviolet- And Visible-Light Photocatalytic Performance”, Sci. Rep., 2021, 11, 15236. (Open Access)
    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-94512-x
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  3. N. Tarutani*, R. Sato, W. Yamazaki, K. Katagiri, K. Inumaru, T. Ishigaki, “Interconnection of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Nano-Building Blocks Towards Thermally Robust Mesoporous Structures”, Nanoscale, 2021, 13, 11446–11454. (Open Access)
    DOI: 10.1039/D0NR08689D
  4. N. Tarutani*, K. Katagiri, K. Inumaru, T. Ishigaki, “Size Effect of Hydroxide Nano-Building Blocks and Nonionic Block Co-Polymer Templates on the Formation of Ordered Mesoporous Structures”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2021, 125, 4883–4889. (Supplementary Cover)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c00713
  5. T. Sakata, R. Yoshiyuki, R. Okada, S. Urushidani, N. Tarutani, K. Katagiri*, K. Inumaru, K. Koyama, Y. Masubuchi, “Environmentally Benign Synthesis and Color Tuning of Strontium–Tantalum Perovskite Oxynitride and Its Solid Solutions”, Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 4852–4859. (Supplementary Cover)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03758
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  6. N. Tarutani*, M. Hashimoto, T. Ishigaki, “Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Nanocrystal-based Cryogels with Size-Controlled Mesopores and Macropores”, Langmuir, 2021, 37, 2884–2890. (Supplementary Cover)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03112
  7. K. Katagiri*, K. Uemura, R. Uesugi, N. Tarutani, K. Inumaru, T. Uchikoshi, T. Seki, Y. Takeoka, “Robust Structurally Colored Coatings Composed of Colloidal Arrays Prepared by the Cathodic Electrophoretic Deposition Method with Metal Cation Additives”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2020, 12, 40768−40777. (Open Access)
    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c10588
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  8. T. Ishigaki*, Y. Nakada, N. Tarutani, T. Uchikoshi, Y. Tsujimoto, M. Isobe, H. Ogata, C. Zhang, H. Dong, “Enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity of anatase-rutile mixed-phase nano-size powder given by high-temperature heat treatment”, R. Soc. Open Sci., 2020, 7, 191539. (Open Access)
    DOI: 10.1098/rsos.191539
  9. N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome*, M. Jobbágy, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia*, M. Takahashi, “Microparticles with hetero-nanointerfaces: controlled assembly of cobalt hydroxide and nickel hydroxide nanoclusters towards improved electrochemical functions”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 25290−25296. (Inside Front Cover) (Open Access)
    DOI: 10.1039/C9TA07141E
  10. N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome*, M. Jobbágy, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia, M. Takahashi, “Mesoporous microspheres of nickel-based layered hydroxides by aerosol-assisted self-assembly using crystalline nano-building blocks”, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol., 2019, 89, 216−224.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10971-018-4810-z
  11. N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome*, M. Jobbágy, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia*, Q. Tang*, M. Müller, M. Takahashi, “Highly Ordered Mesoporous Hydroxide Thin Films through Self-Assembly of Size-Tailored Nanobuilding Blocks: A Theoretical-Experimental Approach”, Chem. Mater., 2019, 31, 322−330. (Supplementary Cover)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03082
  12. N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome*, M. Jobbágy, F. A. Viva, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia, M. Takahashi, “Single-nanometer-sized low-valence metal hydroxide crystals: Synthesis via epoxide-mediated alkalinization and assembly toward functional mesoporous materials”, Chem. Mater., 2016, 28, 5606−5610.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02510
  13. Y. Tokudome*, M. Fukui, N. Tarutani, S. Nishimura, V. Prevot, C. Forano, G. Poologasundarampillai, P. D. Lee, M. Takahashi, “High-density protein loading on hierarchically porous layered double hydroxide composites with a rational mesostructure”, Langmuir, 2016, 32, 8826−8833. (Open Access)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01925
  14. Y. Tokudome*, T. Morimoto, N. Tarutani, P. D. Vaz, C. D. Nunes, V. Prevot, G. B. G. Stenning, M. Takahashi, “Layered double hydroxide nanoclusters: aqueous, concentrated, stable, and catalytically active colloids toward green chemistry”, ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 5550−5559. (Open Access)
    DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02110
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  15. N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome*, M. Fukui, K. Nakanishi, M. Takahashi, “Fabrication of hierarchically porous monolithic layered double hydroxide composites with tunable microcages for effective oxyanion adsorption”, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 57187−57192.
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05942A
  16. N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome*, K. Nakanishi, M. Takahashi, “Layered double hydroxide composite monoliths with three-dimensional hierarchical channels: structural control and adsorption behavior”, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 16075−16080.
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00873A
  17. M. Kimura, N. Tarutani, M. Takahashi, S. Karna, A. Neogi, R. Shimada*, “Enhanced photoluminescence emission from anthracene-doped polyphenylsiloxane glass”, Opt. Lett., 2013, 38, 5224−5227.
    DOI: 10.1364/OL.38.005224
  18. Y. Tokudome*, N. Tarutani, K. Nakanishi, M. Takahashi, “Layered double hydroxide (LDH)-based monolith with interconnected hierarchical channels: enhanced sorption affinity for anionic species”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 7702−7708.
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TA11110E


  1. N. Tarutani, T. Sakata, K. Katagiri, “Preparation of Coating Films of Colloidal Arrays via Electrophoretic Deposition and Their Applications as Structurally Colored Materials”, Journal of Japan Coating Technology Association, 2021, 56, 60−70.
  2. N. Tarutani, “層状水酸化物ナノ結晶からなる構造体の機能”, LPM Lett. 2020, 22, 8−10.
  3. N. Tarutani, “Synthesis of layered metal hydroxide-based porous materials toward improved functionalities”, J. Soc. Inorg. Mater., Jpn., 2018, 25, 151−155.