POLYMERS Vol.58@No.9 September 2009
POLYMERS@Vol.58@No.9
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COVER STORY
Polymers with Unique Structures as Biofunctional Materials
Polymers possessing unique or supra-molecular structures, such as dendrimers and rotaxanes, exhibit unusual properties that conventional linear polymers do not show. Therefore, many attempts have been made to develop functional materials based on unique shapes and structures of the polymers for application in various fields. This special issue focuses on the bio-related functions derived from unusual properties of the polymers with unique structures. We present current topics of research about polymers with unique structures and discuss their prospect as functional materials in the biomedical fields. We would like to highlight the importance of the unique or supra-molecular structures for the development of new functional polymeric materials.
iEditors: KONO, KAWAKAMI, GONG, and HAMACHIj
Commentary
Water Nanotechnology for Innovation Challenge Toshimi SHIMIZU
649

Hot Topics in Polymer Science in Japan
652

Polymer Science and I: A Personal Account
Reason for Being Shoko Sugiyama ONO

655

Encounter is Treasure for My Life Tadamasa NEMOTO

656


COVER STORY: Highlight Reviews
Peptide Supramolecular Assembly Shunsaku KIMURA, Akira MAKINO, Motoki UEDA and Tatsuya KANZAKI
657
Dendrimers as Biofunctional Nanocapsules Kenji KONO
661
A Novel -1,3-Glucan/Polynucleotide Complex and its Application to Functional Oligonucleotides Delivery Kazuo SAKURAI
666
Construction of gSpecifich Biointerfaces Takeshi SERIZAWA and Hisao MATSUNO
670
Biofunctional Supramolecular Hydrogel Masato IKEDA and Itaru HAMACHI
674
Biomaterials Design Utilizing Dynamic Properties of Polyrotaxanes Nobuhiko YUI
678

Glossary for Highlight Reviews
682

Front-Line Polymer Science
Viscoelastic Phase Separation: Mechanically Dominated Structural Evolution Hajime TANAKA
683

Messages: “Work and Life”
Sense of Incongruity as a Springboard Shohei INOUE
689
The Way Toward the Society of Child-Raising by Couple Mitsuru YOSHIDA
690

Messages from SPSJ
692
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