25 No. 1
January - February 2003
A. Guiseppi-Elie and K. Levon
Wiley-VCH, 2002, pp. 1-185.
This text is intended for
scientists, engineers, and other technical personnel who seek
a current assessment of the rapidly growing field of macro-moleculemetal
complexes. The book is the result of technical contributions
to the 9th International Symposium on Macromolecule-Metal
Complexes (MMC-9) sponsored by IUPAC, the Polymer Division
of the American Chemical Society (POLY, ACS), and Polytechnic
University. The symposium, which featured four plenary addresses,
was organized by the Herman F. Mark Polymer Research Institute
and held 19-23 August 2001 at the Polytechnic Universitys
Metrotech Center in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
The keynote address was delivered
by Professor Eli Pearce, president of the American Chemical
Society, who spoke on a "Strategy Plan for the American Chemical
Society." The other plenary addresses were delivered by Professor
Victor Kabanov (Moscow State University, Russian Academy of
Sciences) on "Cooperativity Effects in Polyelectrolyte Complexation;"
Professor Alan MacDiarmid (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2000,
University of Pennsylvania) on "Synthetic Metals: a Novel
Role for Organic Polymers;" and Professor Eishun Tsuchida
(Waseda University) on "Human Serum Albumin Incorporating
Lipidhemes as an Oxygen Infusior."
Thematically, the book is
organized according to the topical conferences of the symposium.
The symposium focused on the role of metal ions, complexes,
and metallic clusters in macromolecular systems wherein the
polymeric materials were either natural or synthetic organic,
or synthetic inorganic. The symposium addressed new directions
such as supramolecular assemblies, bio-related applications,
and organic and inorganic chemistry. Conferences were held
addressing such important contemporary issues as macromolecular-metal
complexes in green chemistry and polyelectrolytes and polymer
batteries. For the first time at this MMC symposium, a conference
was dedicated to macromolecule-metal complexes formed from
inherently conductive polymers with the potential for metal-like
conductivity. Other conferences addressed electronic, magnetic,
and optical properties of macromolecule-metal complexes; bio-related
applications; and physical properties of macromolecule-metal
The symposium chairs were
Professors E. Tsuchida, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, and
Kalle Levon and Yoshi Okamoto, Polymer Research Institute,
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, USA. The first MMC symposium
was held in Beijing in 1985. The series of conferences has
been successfully held every two years. The MMC-8 was held
at Waseda University in Tokyo in 1999 and MMC-10 will be held
along the Volga River in Russia.
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