Controlled Macromolecular and Supramolecular Architectures for Sustainability (#112)

This symposium will highlight precision polymer synthesis based on controlled polymerization techniques, coupled with the application of efficient functionalization reactions. This diverse and powerful approach allows for the fabrication of supramolecular architectures via molecular design, which will contribute to sustainable developments of macromolecular and supramolecular materials. The symposium broadly covers interdisciplinary research topics spanning from organic chemistry to polymer and materials chemistry, and features fundamental and exploratory research, including novel controlled/living, stereoregular, and sequence-regulated polymerizations, polymer design based on renewable resources, organic catalysts, and controlled polymer reactions, nanoscopic, chiral, and interfacial phenomena, the fabrication of small molecules and macromolecules, self-healing and stimuli-responsive materials, electronic/photonic molecular devices, and medicinal/sensory applications. The conference program is designed to provide an overview of the state-of-the art in all of these related research fields and to allow non-experts the ability to understand and enter this growing field. Confirmed invited speakers are Takuzo Aida, Adah Almutairi, Sadahito Aoshima, Cyrille Boyer, Eugene Y.-X. Chen, Tae-Lim Choi, Rong-Ming Ho, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Alshakim Nelson, Kyoko Nozaki, Hideyuki Otsuka, Virgil Percec, Greg G. Qiao, Theresa M. Reineke, Stuart J. Rowan, Kotaro Satoh, Mitsuo Sawamoto, Samuel I. Stupp, Atsushi Takahara, Xinhua Wan, Robert M. Waymouth, Koji Yamauchi, Tsutomu Yokozawa, and Ke Zhang.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015