Nanomaterials and Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
Education and Research Activities in the Laboratory
Based on the concept of “molecular technology”, this laboratory was established in 2015 to conduct research on functional materials and nanomaterials in the field of polymer chemistry. Students who are interested in polymer synthesis and nanomaterials are welcome. The development of functional polymer materials requires knowledge of organic synthesis, analytical methods, and materials design, all of which are covered in the laboratory. We offer thorough education to prepare students to become researchers through discussions, presentations, and participation in academic conferences and meetings.
Trimethylene carbonate derivatives and N-vinylamide derivatives, for example, are selected as biomaterial application. (Fig. 1)
Thermal, pH, and light are used for stimuli-responsive polymer materials, which change their chemical and physical properties. (Fig. 2)
Nanoparticles, nanofibers, and nanofilms are design and prepared using polymer-polymer interactions, such as van der Waals and electrostatic interactions. (Fig. 3)
Explanatory Pictures of Research Activities
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Recent Research Papers and Achievements
1. Y. Haramiishi, N. Chanthaset, K. Kan, M. Akashi, H. Ajiro*, “Contrast Effect on Hydrolysis of Poly(trimethylene carbonate) Depending on Accelerated Species Due To the Hydrophilic Oligo(ethylene glycol) Units at Side Groups Polymer Degradation and Stability”, Polym. Degrad. Stab. accepted on 29th May 2016.
2. R. Kawatani, K. Kan, M.A. Kelland, M. Akashi, H. Ajiro*, “Remarkable Effect on Thermosensitive Behavior Regarding Alkylation at the Amide Position of Poly(N-vinylamide)s”, Chem. Lett. accepted on 26th February 2016.
3. H. Ajiro*, S. Ito, K. Kan, M. Akashi*, “Catechin Modified Polylactide Stereocomplex at Chain End Improved Antibiobacterial Property”, Macromol. Biosci. 2016, 16(5), 694.
4. H. Ajiro*, A. Kuroda, K. Kan, M. Akashi*, “Stereocomplex Film Using Triblock Copolymers of Polylactide and Poly(ethylene glycol) Retain Paxlitaxel on Substrates by Aqueous Inkjet System”, Langmuir, 2015, 31(38), 10583.