28 No. 2
by Francesco Ciardelli and Giacomo Ruggeri
Ciardelli, MCC-11 cochairman (right), and Giacomo Ruggeri,
a member of the local organizing committee
International Symposium on Macromolecule-Metal Complexes (MMC-11),
sponsored by IUPAC, was held in Tirrenia (Pisa, Italy) 10–13
September 2005, chaired by R. Barbucci, of Siena, and F. Ciardelli,
of Pisa. The symposium was part of the series of regular biennial
meetings of the MMC group sponsored by IUPAC Polymer Division.
Approximately 170 participants from 30 countries demonstrated
the increasing interest and exciting progress in the field
of macromolecule-metal systems and complexes, which is devoted
to the synthesis of artificial combinations of metal ions/metals,
ligands, and macromolecules and has the aim of creating new
materials with a variety of properties.
The meeting was organized by the University of Pisa and University
of Siena with the sponsorship of the European Polymer Federation;
AIM (Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole);
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan; and the Chemical Society
Scientific topics debated during the symposium included:
• synthesis, formation, and characterization
• environmental applications
• binding of small molecules, sensors
• catalysis and photocatalysis
• conductivity, photoconductivity, and ionic conductivity
• electronic, optical, and magnetic applications
• alternative processes of energy conversion
invited speakers, a number of specialists covered both basic
areas and new developments. The founder and honorary chairman
of MMC, Professor Tsuchida (Waseda University, Japan), gave
an opening lecture on “Safety of Oxygen-Infusion and
Efficacy as Artificial Red Blood Cells,” followed by
invited speakers from 13 countries. All lectures and titles
of conferences are available at <www.dcci.unipi.it/~bea/mmc-11>,
along with information about poster sessions and poster awards.
Nearly 100 other participants made oral or poster presentations.
Proceedings of this conference will appear in an upcoming
issue of Macromolecular Symposia. > see
vol. 235, 1-236 (2006)
Francesco Ciardelli <[email protected]>
is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Industrial
Chemistry at the University of Pisa in Italy and was cochairman
of the symposium with Rolando Barbucci, professor at the University
of Siena. Giacomo Ruggeri, also professor at the University
of Pisa, was a member of the conference’s local committee.
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