Academic Staff and Fellows
- Yusaku SUENAGA
- Professor Doctor of Science
- Department/Science Graduate school/Science
Polymers are used in synthetic fibers, resins, and rubbers. We research the synthesis of functional polymer particles that can assume a variety of characteristics by chemically modifying the polymer particle surface where the particles have a uniform size.
Surface modification of highly mono-disperse polymer particles
|Research Area||Poly-Nuclear Metal Complex, Polymer Particles|
|Teaching (Undergraduate Course)||Basic Chemistry and Exercises, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Excercises in Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry Laboratory II, Synthetic Seminar 1, Synthetic Seminar 2, Seminar for Bachelor Thesis, Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis|
|Teaching (Graduate Course)||Functional Polymer Chemistry, Advanced Research on Functional Molecular Chemistry, Synthetic Polymer Chemistry|
|Research Interests||(1) Syntheses and structures of poly-nuclear metal complexes with redox active ligands.
(2) Syntheses and properties of mono-disperse functional particles.
(1) Crystal structure of dinuclear Co complex with bridging fluorides: m-difluoro-bis[tris(6-methyl-2-pyridylmethyl)amine]dicobalt(II) bis(tetrafluoroborate), Acta Cryst., E70, m359-m360 (2014).
(2) Syntheses and properties of high mono-disperse functional nanoparticles: Surface modification with polythiophene, Kobunshi Ronbunshu, 71(6), 272-278 (2014).
(3) Crystal structure and characterization of tri-nuclear cobalt(III) complex with 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexahydroxytriphenylene, Chem. Lett., 43(4), 562-564 (2014).
|Research and Achievements||
One of our research is study of surface chemical modification of polymer particles. We have prepared mono-dispersed polymer particles using soap-free emulsion polymerization or RAFT polymerization. These surfaces on the particles are modified by color pigments, hydrophilic polymer chains and hydrophobic rigidity polythiophene. The other is study on property and electronic structure of poly-nuclear metal coordination complex with redox active ligands. The goal is to study of a new functional poly-nuclear metal complexes with spin transition behavior.
|Affiliated Academic Societies||The Chemical Society of Japan, Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry, The Society of Polymer Science Japan, American Chemical Society|
|Title of Thesis, Institute, Date||Syntheses and Structures of Supramolecular Copper and Silver Complexes using Intermolecular Interaction、Kindai University、Jun/1998.|
|Biography||1980 TOSOH Corporation, 1995 Kindai University, 2003-2004 Visiting Associate Professor in Colorado University (USA), 2013 Professor in Kindai University|
|Interests and Others||Hiking, Skiing, Slow Jogging, Japanese archery, Playing tennis|
Polymer Science Laboratory
|Office Location||22-5F Polymer Science Laboratory|