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Macromol. Symp., Vol. 156, 2000, pp. 1-284

Macromolecule-Metal Complexes
(MMC-8 Tokyo)

Symposium Editor, E. Tsuchida
Wiley-VCH, 2000, pp. 1-284
ISBN 3-527-30135-6


This issue contains plenary and invited lectures delivered at the IUPAC 8th International Symposium on Macromolecule-Metal Complexes (MMC-8 Tokyo), which was held at Ibuka Memorial Hall, the International Conference Center of Waseda University, Tokyo, from September 5-9, 1999.

The field of MMC is now receiving much attention not only in chemistry and macromolecular science but also as a frontier material system with numerous molecular functions. Since the first symposium, MMC-I, that was held in Beijing in 1985, the biennial IUPAC MMC symposia have been providing a special opportunity for scientists in this research field to meet each other and to become aware of the most recent progress in MMC.

Around 280 delegates from 20 different countries attended MMC-8. In addition to 8 plenary and 27 invited lectures, contributed papers were presented in 6 oral contributions and 100 posters. The well-organized program and outstanding facilities of the conference center provided excellent possibilities for extended discussions among the delegates. The theme of this symposium focused on the role of MMC in the recent developments of macromolecular sciences and technologies. The latest results in the fundamental part, which are related to multi-electron transfers, supramolecules, dendrimers, molecular recognitions, and in advanced technologies, such as photoenergy devices, sensors, catalysis, electronics, biomaterials, were widely discussed by a variety of scientists. Furthermore, the "Priority Session" took place with a strong involvement of the industrial participants. This session focused on secondary batteries and portable fuel cells, which is a growing superior technology related to MMC science, especially in Japan.

One of the factors that made this symposium successful was the large number and the positive attitude of the younger participants who will bear the next generation. On the other hand, MMC-prizes were awarded to the eight representative senior scientists who contributed significantly to the development of MMC. It is hoped that delegates left the MMC-8 with new knowledge and new friendships that will lead to many contributions for further progress in this research field in the forthcoming century.

The 9th International Symposium on Macromolecule-Metal Complexes (MMC-9) will be held in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in 2001. Finally, the editor would like to thank all who have contributed to this symposium, and express particular appreciation to them.

Prof. Eishun Tsuchida

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