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2018-12-28
A research paper about modification of PLLA stereocomplex crystal was published in Kobunshi Ronbunshu (doi).
2018-11-30
A special lecture by Prof. Takashi Sawaguchi (Nihon University) and Dr. Daisuke Sasaki (San-ei Kougyou Ltd. ) was held..
2018-11-02
Akane Shimmei received a Poster award at the 33rd symposium of SPSJ chugoku-shikoku branch. Congrats!
2018-10-09
Mingyuan Li, from Donghua University (Laboratory of Prof. Cai Zhengguo),joined us as a visiting student.
2018-07-27
Congratulations Shogo Hosomi for receiving a Presentation Award at the joint symposium of JSPS research group on green chemistry/FSRJ!
2018-07-20
A special lecture by Dr. Atsuyoshi Nakayama and Dr. Norioki Kawasaki (AIST, Biomedical Research Institute) was held.
2018-06-11
Research papers about star assembly of polyolefins by Naoki Tonoko and modification effect of MAO with phenol/silanols by Takayuki Yamashita et al. was accepted for the publication in Polym. Chem. and Kobunshi Ronbunshu, respectively(doi1, doi2). Congrats!
2018-04-23
A special lecture by Prof. Sadahito Aoshima (Department of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Univ.) was held.
2018-04-16
A research paper about synthesis of highly branched polyethylenes from various alpha-olefins is accepted for the publication in Organometallics doi.
2018-04-02
Suo Hongyi, from Chinese Academy of Science (Laboratory of Prof. Wen-Hua Sun), and Kenichirou Okamura joined our group.
2018-04-02
Dr. Tanaka received an incentive award from Ube Industries.
2018-03-01
5 new undergraduates joined.
2018-01-24
A special seminar by Prof. Zhengguo Cai (Donghua Univ.) was held.
2017-12-21
A research paper about synthesis of highly soluble cyclic olefin copolymers with pendant vinyl groups was accepted for publication by Polymer(doi).
2017-11-21
Two research papers were published by Macromolecules(doi1) and Polymers(doi2), which are about heterogeneous copolymerization of ethylene and polar monomers using supported nickel catalyst, and novel fluorenylamidozirconium catalysts and its application to propylene polymerization, respectively. These are collaborative works with Prof. Zhengguo Cai at Donghua University.
2017-10-01
4 new students joined.
2017-09-19
A research paper by Yuto Shinto, which is about stereoblock polymerization of butadiene using neodymium catalyst, was accepted for the publication by Catalysts (doi). Congrats!
2017-08-03
Kazumasa Watanabe received a Poster award at the 6th symposium of JSPS research group on green chemistry. Congrats!
2017-07-31
A special seminar by Dr. Yuki Naganawa (AIST, Interdesciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry) was held.
2017-07-12
A research paper by Tomoyasu Kawahara et al. about a convenient method for the removal of trialkylaluminums from methylaluminoxanes was accepted for publication by Macromolecules(doi).
2017-06-20
A research paper about synthesis and biodegradation ability of lactide/beta-propiolactone copolymer was published by Int. J. Mol. Sci.(doi).
2017-05-22
A research paper about effect of end-group modification of polylactide with cinnamoyl group was published by Polym. Degrad. Stab.(doi).
2017-05-02
A research paper about quasi-living nature of isospecific polymerization of propylene using zirconocene catalyst was published by Molecules(doi).
2017-04-05
Two research papers were published by Macromol. Rapid Commun.(doi1) and Polymers(doi2), which are about living copolymerization of omega-hydroxy-1-alkenes and norbornene, and novel fluorenylamidotitanium catalysts and its application to propylene polymerization, respectively. These are collaborative works with Prof. Zhengguo Cai at Donghua University.
2017-04-01
Akane Simmei, a master course student, and Zhou Chaoyi, a research scholar, joined our group.
2017-03-03
5 new undergraduates joined.
2017-01-31
A research paper by Ryusei Matsuzaki, which is about terpolymerization of norbornene, 1-octene and isoprene, was accepted for the publication by J. Polym. Sci. Part A (doi). Congrats!
2016-12-16
Dr. Tanaka received RSC Polymer Chemistry Award at the 11th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC 2016, URL). The corresponding research was collaborated with Yuto Shinto and Kaede Yuuya.
2016-12-08
Yasuhiro Kuramoto and Tsukiko Yokoyama received Student Presentation Award at The 5th Joint Conference on Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology (JCREN2016, URL). Congrats!
2016-11-25
Tsukiko Yokoyama received a Poster award at the 31st symposium of SPSJ chugoku-shikoku branch. Congrats!
2016-10-01
Chowdhury Md. Samiul Islam, a PhD course student, and Kim Hyunchul, a research scholar, joined our group.
2016-09-22
A research paper about the theoretical investigation of stereospecific polymerization of propylene using fluorenylamidotitanium complexes are published by J. Organomet. Chem. (doi).
2016-09-09
A research paper by Gentaro Yamazaki et al., which is about the controlled ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters using bulky Lewis acid-base pairs, was accepted for the publication by J. Polym. Sci. Part A (doi). Congrats!
2016-07-19
The lab participated in the scientific exhibition at Hiroshima Children's Museum (URL) on 16-18th July.
2016-06-24
A research paper about effects on the morphology of polylactide by the scCO2 treatment was published by Appl. Polym. Sci. (Collaboration with Prof. Tsutsumi, National institute of technology, Niihama, doi).
2016-06-09
A research paper by Fuzhou Wang about the regioselective synthesis of branched polyethylene was published by Macromol. Rapid Commun. (doi). Congrats!
2016-04-22
A research paper by Fuzhou Wang about the synthesis of highly branched polyethylene was published by Polymers (doi). Congrats!
2016-02-26
6 new undergraduates joined.
2016-01-31
An account of our reserach about the synthesis of functional polyolefin from group-13 alkenyl compound was published by Catalysts and Catalysis.
2016-01-12
A research paper by Kaede Yuuya et al. about the synthesis of stereodiblock polyisoprene was accepted for the publication by Polym. Chem. (doi). Congrats!
2015-12-21
A research paper about the synthesis of novel fluorenylamido-ligated titanium complex and its behavior of propylene polymerization was accepted for the publication by J. Organomet. Chem. doi. Publication list was updated.
2015-12-07
A research paper about the synthesis of A-B-C block copolymer consist of ethylene, 1-alkene and MMA was published by Macromol. Rapid Commun. (doi). Publication list was updated.
2015-11-27
The presentation of Takaaki Hirose was selected as "Outstanding APO2015/WPOC2015 Poster Presentation" at Asian Polyolefin Workshop 2015. Congrats!
2015-08-07
Yasuhiro Kuramoto received a Poster award at the 4th symposium of green chemistry, the society of polymer science, Japan. Congrats!
2015-08-03
A research paper by Takaaki Hirose about the preparation of boron-containing aluminoxane as olefin polymerization cocatalyst was accepted for the publication by Polym. J. (doi). Congrats!
2015-07-21
Ahmed Sulub Ali Al-Somali, from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, joined our group as a researcher of JCCP international research cooperation programs.
2015-07-18
A research paper by Fuzhou Wang about the synthesis of new palladium(II)-diimine complexes and its application for SUzuki-coupling was accepted for the publication by Appl. Organomet. Chem. (doi). Congrats!
2015-06-29
Shinnosuke Arimitsu joined as a research fellow.
2015-06-21
A research paper about the synthesis of soluble polynorbornene with anilinonaphthoquinone-nickel complex was published by J. Organomet. Chem. (doi). Publication list was updated.
2015-06-16
A research paper about the synthesis of polystyrene-grafted cyclic olefin copolymer was accepted for the publication by Polymer (doi). Publication list was updated.
2015-05-01
Dr. Tanaka received CSJ Presentation Award 2015 at The Chemical Society of Japan 95th spring annual meeting. The presentation was about the precision polymerization of isoprene, conducted with Kaede Yuuya et al. URL
2015-04-29
A research paper about the synthesis of group-8 complexes bearing pyridine/thiophene tridentate ligands and their application to ring-opening metathesis polymerization of norbornene was published by Kobunshi Ronbunshu (doi). Publication list was updated.
2015-04-02
A research paper about the synthesis of polyesters from macrocyclic oligoesters was published by Macromol. Symp. (doi). Publication list was updated.
2015-02-27
6 new undergraduates joined.
2014-11-28
A research paper about the characteristic ethylene-propylene copolymerization behavior of fluorenylamidotitanium complex was accepted for the publication by J. Polym. Sci. Part A (doi). Publication list was updated.
2014-11-27
A research paper about the copolymerization of norbornene and omega-alkenylborane was accepted for the publication by Polymer (doi). Publication list was updated.
2014-11-21
Photos of group trip were updated.
2014-11-11
Work by Fuzhou Wang about the synthesis of group-10 diimine complex with terphenyl groups has been accepted for the publication by J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem.(doi). Congrats!
2014-11-01
A research paper about the synthesis of biodegradable thermoplastic elastomers was accepted for the publication by J. Polym. Sci. Part A (doi). Publication list was updated.
2014-10-25
Photos of the softball tournament were updated.
2014-09-30
A research paper by Toshitaka Ohmori about the synthesis and properties of polylactide-based anionic ionomers was published in the special issue of J. Jpn. Inst. Energy (doi). Congratulations!
2014-09-30
A research paper about the synthesis and properties of poly(epsilon-carprolactone)-based cationic ionomers was published in the special issue of J. Jpn. Inst. Energy (doi).
2014-08-28
A research paper about the synthesis of C1-symmetric titanium catalysts and their application to living polymerization of propylene was published by J. Organomet. Chem. (doi).
2014-08-08
Hitomi Yamanishi received a Poster award at the 3rd symposium of green chemistry, the society of polymer science, Japan. Congrats!
2014-06-02
A research paper about the heterogenization of an anilinonaphthoquinone-ligated nickel complex was published in the special issue of Macromol. Chem. Phys. (doi).
2014-03-01
Work by Fuzhou Wang about the synthesis of nickel diimine complex with bulky/chiral substituent has been accepted for the publication by Appl. Organomet. Chem.(doi) Congratulations Fuzhou!
2014-02-27
6 new undergraduate students joined.
2014-02-18
A research paper about the functionalization of cis-1,4/1,2-multiblock polybutadiene was accepted for the publication by Macromol. Chem. Phys.. Publication list was updated.
2014-02-10
An account of our research about the synthesis of cycloolefin copolymer was published by Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry Japan. Publication list was updated.
2013-12-17
Hiroshi Tsutsumi joined as a research fellow.
2013-12-05
Dr. Tanaka received Mitsui Chemical Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan. (URL)
2013-10-25
A research paper about direct polycondensation of itaconic acid and isosorbide was published by Koubunshi Ronbunshu (doi). Publication list was updated.
2013-10-22
A research paper about synthesis and property of block copolymer using norbornene-1-octene random copolymer as a hard segment was accepted for publication by J. Polym. Sci. Part A(doi). Publication list was updated.
2013-10-19
Chie Yanase received Poster award at Asian Polyolefin Workshop 2013 (Beijing, China).
2013-10-09
A research paper about the effect of support modification on the polymerization using fluorenylamidotitanium-supported MAO catalyst system was published by Eur. Polym. J. (doi). Publication list was updated.
2013-10-01
Fuzhou Wang, a PhD course student, joined our group.
2013-09-04
A research paper about the influence of alkyl substituent of fluorenyl group on the ethylene-1-hexene copolymerization using fluorenylamido titanium catalyst was accepted for publication by Macromol. Chem. Phys. (doi). Publication list was updated.
2013-09-03
A research paper about synthesis and property of carboxy-functionalized cycloolefin copolymer using omega-alkenylaluminum was accepted for publication by J. Polym. Sci. Part A (doi). Publication list was updated.
2013-07-27
A research paper about synthesis and properties of cationic ionomers based on polylactide was published by J. Polym. Sci. Part A (doi). Publication list was updated.
2013-07-25
A research paper about synthesis of hydroxy-functionalized cycloolefin copolymer using omega-alkenylaluminum was published by Macromol. Chem. Phys. (doi). Publication list was updated.
2013-06-11
Mohammad Abdulrahman Alowirdy, a visiting student from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, joined our group.
2013-05-07
Hiroaki Nakano joined as a research fellow.
2013-05-03
A research paper about stereospecific block copolymerization of norbornene, propylene and methyl methacrylate was published by Polym. Chem. (doi). Publication list was updated.
2013-02-27
New undergraduate students joined.
2013-01-04
Peter Eberhardt, a visiting student from Goethe University Frankfurt, joined our group.
2012-12-18
A research paper about the copolymerization of ethylene and
1,1-disubstituted olefins was published by J. Polym Sci. Part A
(doi). Publication list was updated.
2012-10-27
Photos of group trip/softball tournament were updated.
2012-07-30
Keisuke Morita joined as a research fellow.
2012-06-01
Dr. Ryo Tanaka joined as an assistant professor.
2012-03-31
2011-10-01
Dr. Zhengguo Cai promoted to professor of Donghua University.