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SAWAMOTO Mitsuo

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Title Professor
Belong to Institute of Science and Technology Research
Applied Chemistry (graduate school)
Graduated Ph. D. Kyoto University
Degree Ph. D.
Field of Study Polymer chemistry
Research, Studies Polymer synthesis

Academic Papers, Critique

Science, 2013, 341, DOI: 10.1126/science.1238149; a first review on sequence-controlled polymers. [with J.-P. Lutz.] 2013

Nature Chemistry 2011, 3, 917-924; a first account of single-chain technology in polymer chemistry. [with J.-P. Lutz.] 2011

Chemical Reviews, 2009, 109, 4963–5050; a second comprehensive and critical review on metal-catalyzed living radical polymerization. 2009

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 10808-10809; a first paper addressing sequence control in radical polymerization via selective radical addition. 2009

Acc. Chem. Res. 2008, 41, 1120-1132; an up-dated account on metal-catalyzed living radical polymerization. 2008

Polymer Journal 2005, 35, 234-237; tacticity dependence of poly(N-isoporopylacrylamide) on phase-separation. [with Y. Okamoto and M. 2005

Macromolecules 2004, 37, 1702-1710; RAFT polymerization of Nisopoylacrylamide for stereoregular polymers of controlled molecular weight. [with Y. Okamoto and M. Kamigaito] 2004

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 14702-14703; living cationic and radical polymerizations by microreactor-flow systems. [with J. Yoshida] 2004

Chemical Records 2004, 4, 159-175; a detailed account for the discovery and development of metal-catalyzed living radical polymerization. 2004

Macromolecules 2003, 36, 543-545; isotactic Poly(NIPAM) by RAFT polymerization in the presence of Lewis acids. [with Y. Okamoto and M. Kamigaito] 2003

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 5288-5289; Ru(II) encapsulation and catalysis of core-functionalized star polymers by living radical polymerization. 2003

Macromolecules 2002, 35, 330-333; the first paper on controlled radical polymerization of vinyl acetate with Fe(I) dinuclear complex catalysts. 2002

Chemical Reviews, 2001, 101, 3689–3745; a first comprehensive and critical review on metal-catalyzed living radical polymerization. [ACS 2007 Highly Cited Papers (within top 1%) published in Chemical Reviews in the ten latest years (1998–2007)] 2001

Macromolecules 2001, 34, 215-221; the first paper on star-shaped polymers by metal-catalyzed living radical polymerization. 2001

Macromolecules 2001, 34, 4370-4374; versatile Cp*Ru(II) catalysts for living radical polymerizations of styrene, acrylates, and methacrylate. 2001

Macromolecules 1999, 32, 2420-2424; the first paper on Re(V) catalysts for living radical polymerization. 1999

Macromolecules 1999, 32, 3820-3823; indenyl and related halfmetallocene Ru(II) catalysts for living radical polymerization. 1999

Macromolecules 1999, 32, 6877-6880; phosphine-free halfmetallocene Fe(II) catalysts for living radical polymerization of acrylates. 1999

Macromolecules 1998, 31, 6762-6768; Calixarene-core multifunctional star polymers via the Ru(II)-catalyzed living radical polymerization. 1998

Macromolecules 1998, 31, 6756-6861; new Ni(II) catalysts and block or random copolymers in living radical polymerization. 1998

Macromolecules 1998, 31, 557-562; multifunctional initiators for living radical polymerization. 1998

Macromolecules 1998, 31, 6708-6711; silyl enol ethers for endcapping in Ru(II)-catalyzed living radical polymerization. 1998

Macromolecules 1997, 30, 4507-4510; the first paper on Fe(II)- catalyzed living radical polymerization. 1997

Macromolecules 1997, 30, 2249-2253; the first paper on Ni(II)- catalyzed living radical polymerization. 1997

Tetrahedron 1997, 53, 15445-15457; a review focusing design of initiators and reaction mechanism in living radical polymerization. 1997

Macromolecules 1997, 30, 2244-2248; a paper reporting evidence for radical growth mechanism for the Ru(II)-initiated living radical polymerization. 1997

Macromolecules 1996, 29, 1070-1072; Ru(II)-catalyzed living radical polymerization for precise molecular weight. 1996

Trends in Polymer Science, 1996, 4, 371-377; a concise review on metal-catalyzed living radical polymerization. 1996

Macromolecules 1996, 29, 6979-6982; block copolymers via the Ru(II)-catalyzed living radical polymerization. 1996

Macromolecules 1995, 28, 1721–1723; the first paper on metalcatalyzed living radical polymerization. [#2 Best Cited Paper published in Macromolecules; see: Lodge, T.P. ibid., 2007, 40, 1; #3 Best Cited Paper published in Macromolecules on its 50th anniversary in 2017 since 1967] 1995

Progress in Polymer Science, 1991, 16, 111-172; a comprehensive and crtical review on living cationic polymerization. 1994

Macromolecules 1991, 24, 2309-2313; the first paper on star polymers by living cationic polymerization. 1991

Macromolecular Symposia 1988, 13-14, 457-471; a concise review on initiating systems in Ru(II)-catalyzed living cationic polymerization. 1988

Macromolecules 1987, 20, 2693-2697; Zn(II)-Lewis acids as novel catalysts for living cationic polymerization. 1987

Macromolecules 1984, 17, 265-268, the first paper on Lewis acidcatalyzed living cationic polymerization. 1984

Macromolecules 1984, 17, 2228-2230; synthesis of monodisperse and block polymers in living cationic polymerization. 1984

Advances in Polymer Science 1984, 62, 49-94; a then comprehensive review on living cationic polymerization and selective cationic oligomerization. 1984

Lectures, Symposium, Presentation

Plenary Lecture, The 12th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME 2017) (May 21–25, 2017; Ghent, Be;gium), 2017

Plenary Lecture, The International Conference of Polymer Science and Technology "Advances in Polymer Science and New Generations Technology" (MACRO 2017), SPSI-ACS Jubilee Symposium (The Society of Polymer Science – India) (January 8–11, 2017; Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India), 2017

Plenary Lecture, The First International Conference of Molecular Engineering of Polymers (MEP-1) (Fudan, China), 2016

Plenary Lecture, Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit (EPTS'16) (Merbourne, Australia), 2016

Plenary Lecture, Warwick 2016, the Macro Group UK (Warwick, UK), 2016

Plenary Lecture, The 4th Federation of Asian Societies - International Polymer Congress (4FAPS-IPC 2015) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), 2015

Keynote Lecture, European Polymer Congress 2015 (EPF2015), European Polymer Federation (Dresden, Germany), 2015

Award Lecture, NIMS Conference 2014 "A Strong Future from Soft Materials", National Institute for Materials Science, Japan (Tsukuba, Japan), 2014

Plenary Lecture, The 10th IUPAC International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME-10) (Durham, UK), 2013

Plenary Lecture, The 34th Australasian Polymer Symposium (the Royal Australian Chemical Institute) (Darwin, Australia), 2013

Plenary Lecture, The Third International Symposium "Frontiers in Polymer Science" (Sitges, Italy), 2013

Plenary Lecture, MacroGruopUK International Conference on Polymer Synthesis and UKPCF International Conference on Polymer Colloids (Warwick 2012) (Warwick, UK), 2012

Plenary Lecture, The 2007 European Polymer Conference, The European Polymer Federation (Portrotz, Slovenia), 2007

Plenary Lecture, Malaysian Chemical Congress 2004 (MCC 2004) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), 2004

Plenary Lecture, The 41st IUPAC World Polymer Congress (Beijing, China), 2002

Awards

Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry [The Franklin Institute, U. S. A.], 2017

Alexander von Humboldt Research Award [The Humboldt Foundation, Germany], 2016

Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon [presented by the Emperor Akihito and the Prime Minister of Japan (Shinzo Abe)], 2015

NIMS Award on Strong Future of Soft Materials [NIMS: National Institute for Materials Science, Japan], 2014

SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology, [SPSJ: The Society of Polymer Science, Japan] (for FY2012), 2013

Macro Group UK Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science [Royal Society of Chemistry, The Pure and Applied Macromolecular Chemistry Group (Macro Group UK)] (for 2012), 2012

Arthur K. Doolittle Award [American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE)] (for 2001), 2002

Divisional Research Award of the Chemical Society of Japan (for FY1998), 1999

Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (for FY1991), 1992

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