Topics - 72nd Symposium on Macromolecules

General Topics
The presentation are 3 patterns usually, "Oral presentation", "English oral presentation", and the other is "Poster presentation" .
We accept the presentation, according to a classify of general theme. In rotation, theme of this year is as follows tables; However, we request to change the presentation type cause of the place, or something problem. The decision, please leave it to the steering committee.

Selected Topics

The presentation is Oral Presentation. To deepen the discussion, we provide Session Organizer (SO) in each topics. SO take charge of the program organization and the management on that day.
Each Topics has the schedule number. When a set frame of each topics is exceeded, your application may be changes to the poster presentation.


General Topics

Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Radical Polymerization (including Ring-Opening Radical Polymerization)
2) Ionic Polymerization (Anionic Polymerization, Cationic Polymerization, Photo- and Radiation-Induced Ionic Polymerizations, Ring-Opening Ionic Polymerization, etc.)
3) Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization (Ziegler-Natta Polymerization, Metallocene-Catalyzed Polymerization, Other Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization, Cordination Polymerization, Metal-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization, etc.)
4) Polycondensation, Polyaddition, Addition Condensation
5) New Polymerizations and New Monomers (Polymerizations via Mechanisms not Included in the Preceding Classifications 1-4, New Catalysts, Novel Monomers, etc.)
(a) Polymers of Designed Architectures (Chainlike Polymers, Block Copolymers, Conjugated Polymers, Rotaxane, etc.)
(b) Special Shaped Polymer (Branched Polymers, Graft Polymers, Star Polymers, Hyperbranched Polymers, etc.)
7) Noncovalent Polymers (Polymers / Supramolecular Architectures via Hydorogen-bonding, Cordination, π-Electron-, and Other Intermolecular Interactions)
8) Polymer Reactions (Reactions with Small Molecules, Interchain / Intrachain Reactions, Crosslinking, Decomposition, Degradation, Stabilization, etc.)
9) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Analysis of Molecular Properties of Polymers (Configuration, Conformation, Electronic Structures, Molecular Weights, Molecular Weight Distributions, Copolymer Compositions, etc.)
2) Polymer Solids
(a) Structures / Properties of Crystalline, Amorphous, Highely Ordered Systems, Phase Transition, Morphology, Crystallization, Molecular Motion, etc.
(b) Mechanical, Thermal, Electric, Optical Properties, etc.
(c) Structures / Properties / Formation Processes of Phase Separation of Alloy, Blend, Composites, etc.
3) Polymer Solutions,Polymer Melts,Rheology and Dynamics
(a) Structures / Properties / Molecular Motions of Dilute Solutions, Semidilute Solutions, Concentrated Solutions, Polymer Melts, Polyelectrolytes, etc.
(b) Molecular Dynamics, Multi Phases, Suspension, Emulsion, Fluid Mechanics, Processing, etc.
4) Liquid Crystals (Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Thermotropic Liquid Crystals, Lyotropic Liquid Crystals, etc.)
5) Gels, Network Polymers (Elastomers, Thermosetting Resins, Structures / Formation Processes / Properties / Dynamics of Gels, etc.)
(a) 6a) Physics / Chemistry of Polymer Surfaces / Interfaces / Thin Films (Structures / Properties of Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films of Polymers; Surface Forces; Nano-Rheology; Tribology, etc.)
(b) 6b) Fabrication of Functional Polymer Surfaces / Interfaces / Thin Films (Assemblies at the Interfaces, Molecular Assemblies, Monolayers, LB Films, Fine Particles, Colloids, etc.)
7) Others

[Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Electrical / Electronic / Magnetic Functions (Dielectric, Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric, Semiconductor, Conductive, and Magnetic Materials, etc.)
2) Optical / Photochemical Functions (Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Fiber, Waveguide, Photoresist, Microfabrication, Display-Related Materials, Organic EL, Recording Materials, etc.)
3) Energy-Related Materials Functions (Solar Cell, Fuel Cell, Secondary Battery, Capacitor, etc.)
4) Separation / Recognition / Catalytic Functions (Membrane for Gas and Liquid Separation, Permeation, Separation Column, Molecular Recognition, Molecular Separation, Polymer Catalyst, etc.)
5) High Performance / Physical Functions (Mechanical Properties (e.g. High Strength / High Modulus), Heat Resistance, Flame Retardance, Extreme Environmental Performance, etc.)
6) Functional Soft Materials (Liquid Crystal, Gel, Elastomer, Stimuli-Responsive Materials, etc.)
7) Nanomaterial / Supramolecular Functions (Thin Film, Nanoparticle, Nanofiber, Nanorod, Nano Fabrication, etc.)
8) Composite / Hybrid Material Functions (Organic-Inorganic Hybrid, Nanocomposite, Fiber-Particle Reinforced Composites, etc.)
9) Surface / Interface Functions (Functional Coating, Adhesive, Sticking, Friction, Wear, Water-Repellent Materials, etc.)
10) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Peptides, Polypeptides, Proteins (Enzymes, Antibodies, Peptide Aptamers, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
2) Nucleic Acids, Genes (Gene Expression, Artificial Nucleic Acids, Nucleic Acid Aptamers, Antisense Nucleic Acids, RNA Interference, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
3) Saccharides, Polysaccharides, Glycopolymers (Saccharide Syntheses, Nanofibers, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
4) Molecular Assemblies, Polymeric Assemblies (Liposomes, Vesicles, Fibers, Nanoparticles, Artificial Membranes, etc.)
5) Biomimetics, Bioinspired Materials (Biological Models, Structural Mimicry, Biological Reactions, Molecular Recognition, Stimulus Responses, Self-Assembly, etc.)
6) Artificial Organs, Diagnostics, Medical Devices (Biocompatibility, Blood Coagulation, Biointerfaces, Bioconjugation, Bioimaging, Biosensing, etc.)
7) Nanomedicine (Drug Delivery, Drug Carrier, Drug Release, Retainability in Blood, Transduction into Cells, Prodrugs, etc.)
8) Regenerative Medicine (Tissue Regeneration, Stem Cells, iPS Cells, Cell Culture, Scaffolds, etc.)
9) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Environment-Conscious Polymer Materials (Bio-based Polymers, Biodegradable Polymers, New Recyclable Polymers, High-performance Composite Materials, Applications, etc.)
2) Resource Circulation Process (Utilization of Biomass Resources, Biorefinery, Polymer Waste Treatments, Resource Saving Technology, Carbon Neutral, etc.)
3) Environment-Conscious Polymer Process (Energy Saving Process, Process Saving, Organic Solvent Free Process, Additives for Reducing the Environmental Load, etc.)
4) Environmental Load Evaluation Technology (Methods for Evaluating the Bio-based Contents, Methods for Evaluating the Green-level, Regulation of Biodegaradability, Regulation of Recycling, etc.)
5) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Vehicle / Structural Materials (Polymer Materials for Automobiles, Aircrafts, Vessels, Buildings, Infrastructure, etc.)
2) Daily Life Products (Polymer Materials for Foods, Cosmetics, Film Products, Sheet Products, Coatings, Adhesives, Fiber Products, Papers, Printings, Sanitary Materials, Wrappings, etc.)
3) High Performance Industrial Materials (Engineering Plastics and Other Polymer Materials with High Strength, High Elasticity, Thermostability, Flame Retardance, Extreme Environment Properties, etc.)
4) Mold Processing Technology, Micro/Nanofabrication Technology, and Industrial Nanomaterials (Advanced Molding, Ultra-fine Fabrication, Thin Films, Particles, Nanofibers, Nanorods, etc.)
5) Composite / Hybrid Materials (Organic-Inorganic Hybrids, Nanocomposites, Fiber- or Particle-reinforced Composites, etc.)
6) Surface / Interface Materials (Functional Coatings, Adhesives, Antifriction and Wear-resistant Materials, Water-repellent Materials, etc.)


Reforming (Reinforcing Agents, Stabilizers, Flame Retardants, Surface Modification, Foaming, etc.)
8) Others

Selected Topics [Oral Presentation]

S1. Novel functions of element-block polymer materials created by synergistic effect

Yoshiro KANEKO, Masayuki GON
1)Design and preparation of element-blocks
2)Design and preparation of element-block polymers and supramolecules
3)Surface and interface control of element-block polymer materials
4)Functions and applications of element-block polymer materials

S2. Frontiers in polymer synthesis directed towards high-performance and functional polymer materials

1)Polymer structures and properties based on designs of new polymerization systems
2)Polymer structures and properties based on development of precision polymerization systems
3)Polymer structures and properties based on designs of new polymer synthesis for polymers with unique shapes and morphologies
4)Polymer structures and properties based on designs of postpolymerization modification

S3. Frontiers of precision polymer synthesis based on design of key reaction

1)Design of key reactions and monomer structures for precision polymer synthesis
2)Catalyst design for precise polymerizations
3)Control of topology and high-order structures by design of key reactions
4)Degradation and upcycling of polymers by design of key reactions

S4. Designed network polymer by controlling molecular arrangement and covalent bond formation

1)Designed network polymer by controlling molecular arrangement
2)Designed network polymer by controlling covalent bond formation
3)Characteristics and function of designed network polymer by controlling molecular arrangement and covalent bond formation

S5. Characterization and Property-Function Relationships Supporting the Development of Polymeric Materials

1)First to higher order structural analysis of polymer materials
2)Structural characterization of polymer composites
3)Understanding polymer dynamics
4)Design, physical properties, and functional evaluation/analysis techniques for polymer materials

S6. Understanding Polymer surface and interface

Takahiko KAWAI
1)Properties of Polymer surface and interface
2)Multiscale structure analysis of Polymer surface and interface
3)Simulation of Polymer surface and interface

S7. Interdisciplinary developments of polymer membranes: from thin films to flexible and high-strength solid membranes

Takaaki SATO, Hisao MATSUNO
1)Hierarchical structures and functions of polymer thin films, flexible films to solid-state membranes
2)Interaction of water and ions with membrane-forming polymer materials at the interface
3)Synthesis, structure, and properties of polymer thin films and their industrial applications
4)Biological functions and product performance of flexible membranes formed by amphiphilic molecules in aqueous environments
5)Precise control of microscopic-to-mesoscopic structure, the key to toughening and weight reduction of solid membranes

S8. Elucidation of boundary between bulk water and water molecules

Daisuke ISHII
1)Interactions of liquid molecules on surfaces
2)Interactions at bulk liquid interfaces
3)Functional surfaces using correlation between interfaces and liquids

S9. Forefront of polymer materials supporting energy conversion devices

1)Polymer materials for battery application
2)Polymer materials for hydrogen production, transport and utilization
3)Design and analysis of energy device-related polymers by data science
4)Polymer materials for other energy conversion systems

S10. Frontiers of chiral materials

Katsuhiro MAEDA
1)Precise synthesis of chiral materials
2)Structural and physical properties of chiral materials
3)Function and application of chiral materials

S11. Total Gel Science Driving the SDGs

Taka-Aki ASOH
1)Molecular Design of Polymer Gels
2)Structural and Physical Property Analysis of Polymer Gels
3)Functions Generation of Polymer Gels
4)Applications of Polymer Gels

S12. Medical polymers that fight against various diseases in effective, biofriendly, and smart ways

1)Medical polymers that fight against cancer
2)Medical polymers that fight against cardiovascular, nervous system and musculoskeletal diseases
3)Medical polymers that fight against other diseases (chronic diseases, infectious diseases, postoperative discomforts, etc.)

S13. Biopolymers for construction of molecular systems and materials beyond life

1)Technology for understanding structure and function of biopolymers, and molecular design to mimic and transcend them
2)Biopolymers for controlling and enhancing the function at cellular level
3)Design of biopolymer materials that mimic and surpass life systems
4)Development of functional molecular devices for construction of artificial life systems

S14. Synthesized/Working polymers and supramolecules in water environment

Hironori IZAWA, Masaaki AKAMATSU
1)Organic and polymer syntheses in water environment
2)Self-assembly and self-organization in water environment
3)Function generation in water environment

S15. Plastic Resource Cycle for Circular Economy

1)Reaction and process of plastic recycling
2)Environmentally adaptive functional plastics
3)Substitution of plastic to biomass
4)Evaluation of the environmental impact of plastics

S16. Developments in optical electronics materials and processes in physical space compatible with cyberspace

1)Development of novel functional materials based on microstructure
3)Ultrafine processing technology (lithography, nanoimprinting, induction self-assembly, etc.)
4)Development of polymer materials and device application technology