Polymer Chemistry

Our major interest is the development of novel polymeric materials, especially via polymerization catalyzed by transition-metal complexes.For example, we have realized the living polymerization of 1-alkene and cycloalkene with novel organotitanium complexes to obtain high-performance tailor-made polyolefins for optical plastics. We also aim at the development of polymeric materials from plant resources. We also prepare novel porous carbon materials from common polymers by controlling the pore diameter with metal compound particles derived from organometallic compounds.