HORIKE Lab. | Solid State Molecular Chemistry

materials of Ionics, Glass, and Open Frameworks


We are the research group working on synthesizing new solid materials for energy and environment applications. Our synthesis is based on coordination chemistry and solid state chemistry, and it includes ion conductors for battery/fuel cell, glass, and porous solids for molecular conversion/separation.

博士後期課程学生、ポスドクを募集しています。詳細は堀毛までご連絡ください。We are recruiting new PhD students and Postdoc from the world! Please contact to Dr. Horike.

Paper in Chem. Sci.

"The role of lattice vibration in the terahertz region for proton conduction in 2D metal–organic frameworks". Terahertz vibration (~90 cm−1) in 2D MOFs contributes the inherent proton conductivity.

2020 APR

We welcome new members Dr Izu, Mrs Zeyu and Ryu!

Paper in Chem. Commun.

"Glass-Phase Coordination Polymer Displaying Proton Conductivity and Guest-Accessible Porosity". Integration of porosity and H+ conductivity in glassy CP/MOFs was demonstrated.

Paper in Chem. Commun.

"Synthesis of Porous Coordination Polymers using Carbon Dioxide as a Direct Source". We utilized CO2 gas as building block of porous CP/MOFs. Even 400 ppm of CO2 in the air can be used to construct porous architectures.


Paper in Chem. Sci.

"Borohydride-containing Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Air Stability and Dehydrogenation”. Not only proton, but hydride can be incorporated in coordination polymer crystals with tunable reactivity.

Paper in Chem. Mater.

"Homogenized Bimetallic Catalysts from Metal-Organic Framework Alloys". Mechanochemical alloying of MOFs is used for the preparation of optimal carbon composite ORR catalysts.

Paper in Chem. Commun.

"Crystal melting and glass formation in copper thiocyanate based coordination polymers". We are expanding the library of melting/glass CP/MOFs. Congrats Sanjog and former student Haruna Kurasho!

2019 APR

Paper in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.

Paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

"Accumulation of Glassy Poly(ethylene oxide) Anchored in Covalent Organic Framework as Solid-state Li+ Electrolyte" by Gen. We are also able to consider "glass" nature in COF for ion conductivity. Congratulation!

Paper in Chem. Mater.

"Modular Self-assembly and Dynamics in Coordination Star Polymer Glasses: New Media for Ion Transport" by Sanjog. We used exterior domain of coordination star polymer as a media of Li+ transport. Congratulation!

International Congress on Glass at Boston

Dr Bennett and Dr Horike will organize a session at the International Congress on Glass - ICG2019 at Boston "Hybrid Glasses and Metal-Organic Framework Glasses". All of you who are interested in MOF glass, please make a registration!

Session organize on Pacifichem 2020

Our Pacifichem 2020 proposal "Electric/Ionic Transport in Metal Organic Frameworks for Energy Device Applications" was accepted. This will be organized with Profs Deanna D’Alessandro (Sydney), Gang Xu (Fuzhou), Masashi Okubo (Tokyo). See you at Hawaii on 2020.

Paper in Nat. Rev. Mater.

Review paper with Tom Bennett, Cambridge "Liquid, Glass and Amorphous Solid States of Coordination Polymers and Metal–Organic Framework" is now online! Please read our perspective how the liquid and glass MOFs/Coordination Polymers are promising for fundamental materials science and various application.

Paper in Chem. Mater.

"Fabrication of ɛ-Fe2N catalytic sites in porous carbons derived from an iron-triazolate crystal" by Fujiwara-san. This is the 4th paper of his first-authorship and completed his PhD successfully. Congratulation!

Paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

"Construction of a Hierarchical Architecture of Covalent Organic Frameworks via a Post-Synthetic Approach" by Gen. Heterodomain/disorder/phase transition of COFs is worth to be investigated. Congratulation!

News & Views in Nature Mater.

"Unveiling liquid MOFs". New science and functions by melting of MOF/PCP crystals are coming!

Paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Paper in Dalton Trans.

Paper in Inorg. Chem.

"Synthesis of Manganese ZIF-8 from [Mn(BH4)2·3THF]·NaBH4" by Kadota-kun. Congratulation!