25 Publications (13 first-authored papers, 12 co-authored papers), 1 Patent (See bottom)
H-index: 11 (based on Google Scholar)

25. Y. Shimomura, K. Igawa, S. Sasaki, N. Sakakibara, R. Goseki, G. Konishi, “Flexible Alkylene Bridges as a Tool to Engineer Crystal Structures of Distyrylbenzene Enabling Highly Fluorescent Monomeric Emission” Chem. Eur. J. Early view (2022). [Link]

24. Y. Arakawa, Y. Ishida, Y. Sasaki, S. Sasaki, M. Tokita, H. Tsuji, “Alkylthio-based asymmetric liquid crystals: unravelling the substituent effects and intercalated cybotactic nematic and smectic phases” Mater. Adv. 3, 3218-3228 (2022). [Link]

23. Y. Arakawa, Y. Ishida, T. Shiba, K. Igawa, S. Sasaki, H. Tsuji, ” Effects of alkylthio groups on phase transitions of organic molecules and liquid crystals: a comparative study with alkyl and alkoxy groups” CrystEngComm, 24, 1877-1890 (2022). [Link]

22. S. Sasaki, G. Steciuk, C. G.-Deudon, M. T. Caldes,  I. Braems, E. Janod, B. Corraze,  S. Jobic, L. Cario, “Solvothermal and mechanochemical intercalation of Cu into La2O2S2 enabled by the redox reactivity of (S2)2− pairs” Dalton Trans. 50, 12419-12423 (2021). [Link]

21. S. Sasaki, M. T. Caldes, C. G.-Deudon, I. Braems, G. Steciuk, L. Palatinus, E. Gautron, G. Frapper, E. Janod, B. Corraze,  S. Jobic, L. Cario, “Design of Metastable Oxychalcogenide Phases by Topochemical (De)intercalation of Sulfur in La2O2S2Nat. Commun. 12, 3605 (2021). [Link]

20. R. Leriche, A.P. Morales, M. Campetella, C. Tresca, S. Sasaki, C. Brun, F. Debontridder,  P. David, I. Arfaoui, O. Šofranko, T. Samuely, G. Kremer, C. Monney, T. Jaouen, L. Cario, M. Calandra, T. Cren, “Misfit Layer Compounds: A Platform for Heavily Doped 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides” Adv. Funct. Mater. 31 (6), 2007706 (2020). [Link]

19. O. Šofranko, R. Leriche, A.P. Morales, T. Cren, S. Sasaki, L. Cario, P. Szabo, P. Samuely, T. Samuely, “Periodic Surface Modulation of (LaSe)1.14(NbSe2) Observed by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy” Acta Physica Polonica A 137, 785-787 (2020). [Link]

18. B. Wang, I. Braems, S. Sasaki, F. Guégan, L. Cario, S. Jobic, G. Frapper, “Prediction of a New Layered Polymorph of FeS2 with Fe3+S2–(S22–)1/2 Structure” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 8861-8866 (2020). [Link]

17. Y. Arakawa, S. Sasaki, K. Igawa, M. Tokita, G. Konishi, H. Tsuji, “Birefringence and Photoluminescence Properties of Diphenylacetylene-based Liquid Crystal Dimers” New. J. Chem. 44, 17531-17541 (2020). [Link]

16. S. Suzuki,* S. Sasaki,* A. S. Sairi, R. Iwai, B. Z. Tang, G. Konishi,* “Principles of Aggregation‐Induced Emission: Design of Deactivation Pathways for Advanced AIEgens and Applications” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.59 (25), 9856-9867 (2020). [Link] (*Corresponding authors)

15. R. Iwai, S. Suzuki, S. Sasaki, A. S. Sairi, K. Igawa, T. Suenobu, K. Morokuma, G. Konishi, “Bridged Stilbenes: AIEgens Designed via a Simple Strategy to Control the Non‐radiative Decay Pathway” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.59 (26), 10566-10573 (2020). [Link]

14. A. S. Sairi, K. Kuwahara, S. Sasaki, S. Suzuki, K. Igawa, M. Tokita, S. Ando, K. Morokuma, T. Suenobu, G. Konishi, “Synthesis of Fluorescent Polycarbonates with Highly Twisted N,N-Bis(dialkylamino)anthracene AIE Luminogens in the Main Chain” RSC Adv., 9, 21733-21740 (2019). [Link]

13. S. Sasaki, M. Lesault, E. Grange, E. Janod, B. Corraze, S. Cadars, M. T. Caldes, C. G.-Deudon, S. Jobic, L. Cario, “Unexplored Reactivity of (Sn)2− Oligomers with Transition Metals in Low-Temperature Solid-State Reactions” Chem. Commun., 55, 6189-6192 (2019). [Link]

12. S. Sasaki, D. Driss, E. Grange, J.-Y. Mevellec, M. T. Caldes, C. G.-Deudon, S. Cadars, B. Corraze, E. Janod, S. Jobic, L. Cario, “A Topochemical Approach to Synthesize Layered Materials Based on the Redox Reactivity of Anionic Chalcogen Dimers” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57 (41), 13618-13623 (2018). [Link]
Press Release from CNRS “Une Ouverture pour Synthétiser de Nouveaux Composés Lamellaires” (French)

11. S. Sasaki, S. Suzuki, K. Igawa, K. Morokuma, G. Konishi, “The K-Region in Pyrenes as a Key Position to Activate Aggregation-Induced Emission: Effects of Introducing Highly Twisted N,N-Dimethylamines” J. Org. Chem., 82 (13), 6865-6873 (2017). [Link]

10. S. Sasaki, Y. Sugita, M. Tokita, T. Suenobu, O. Ishitani, G. Konishi, “Smart Network Polymers with Bis(piperidyl)naphthalene Cross-Linkers: Selective Fluorescence Quenching and Photodegradation in the Presence of Trichloromethyl-Containing Chloroalkanes” Macromolecules50 (9), 3544-3556 (2017). [Link]
Press Release from Tokyo Tech (Japanese)

9. S. Sasaki, G. Konishi, “Thermo-Responsive Fluorescence of AIE-Active Poly(N-isopropylacrylamides) Labeled with Highly Twisted Bis(N,N-dialkylamino)arenes” RSC Adv., 7, 17403-17416 (2017). [Link]

8. S. Sasaki, S. Suzuki, W. M. C. Sameera, K. Igawa, K. Morokuma, G. Konishi, “Highly Twisted N,N-Dialkylamines as a Design Strategy to Tune Simple Aromatic Hydrocarbons as Steric Environment-Sensitive Fluorophores” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138 (26), 8194-8206 (2016). [Link]
This paper was selected as one of the 30 important articles in the virtual issue “20th Anniversary of Aggregation-Induced Emission” of ACS Materials Lett. (2020) 
Highlighted in the weekly news report from American Chemical Society (ACS)

7. S. Sasaki, G. P. C. Drummen, G. Konishi, “Recent Advances in Twisted
Intramolecular Charge Transfer (TICT) Fluorescence and Related Phenomena in Materials Chemistry” J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 2731-2743 (2016). [Link]
This paper was selected as the top 30 most downloaded articles published in J. Matter Chem. C in 2016.

6. Y. Niko, S. Sasaki, K. Narushima, D. K. Sharma, M. Vacha, G. Konishi, “1-, 3-, 6-, and 8-Tetrasubstituted Asymmetric Pyrene Derivatives with Electron Donors and Acceptors: High Photostability and Regioisomer-Specific Photophysical Properties” J. Org. Chem., 80 (21), 10794-10805 (2015). [Link]

5. S. Sasaki, K. Igawa, G. Konishi, “The Effect of Regioisomerism on the Solid-State Fluorescence of Bis(piperidyl)anthracenes: Structurally Simple but Bright AIE Luminogens” J. Mater. Chem. C, 3, 5940-5950 (2015). [Link]
Highlighted in the weekly news report from American Chemical Society (ACS)
This paper was selected as the top 30 most downloaded articles published in J. Matter Chem. C in 2015.

4. S. Sasaki, K. Hattori, K. Igawa, G. Konishi, “Directional Control of π-Conjugation Enabled by Distortion of the Donor Plane of Diarylaminoanthracences: a Photophysical Study” J. Phys. Chem. A, 119 (20), 4898-4906 (2015). [Link]

3. S. Sasaki, Y. Niko, A. S. Klymchenko, G. Konishi, “Design of Donor-Acceptor Geometry for Tuning Excited-State Polarization: Fluorescence Solvatochromism of Push-Pull Biphenyls with Various Torsional Restrictions on Their Aryl-Aryl Bonds” Tetrahedron, 70, 7551-7559 (2014). [Link]

2. S. Sasaki, Y. Niko, K. Igawa, G. Konishi, “Aggregation-Induced Emission Active D-π-A Binaphthyl Luminophore with Dual-Mode Fluorescence” RSC Adv., 4, 33474-33477 (2014). [Link]

1. Y. Niko, S. Sasaki, S. Kawauchi, K. Tokumaru, G. Konishi, “Design of Weak-Donor Alkyl-Functionalized Push-Pull Pyrene Dyes Exhibiting Enhanced Fluorescence Quantum Yields and Unique On-Off Switching Properties” Chem. Asian J., 9, 1797-1807 (2014). [Link]


1. L. Cario, S. Sasaki, S. Jobic, M. T. Caldes, C. G.-Deudon, E. Janod, B. Corraze, L.-B. Mvele, I. Braems, “Concept de Batterie Soufre-Soufre” Fr. Pat. Appl. FR2014131 (2020).