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Report from IUPAC-Sponsored
9th International Symposium on Macromolecules-Metal Complexes (MMC9),
19-23August 2001, Brooklyn New York, USA.
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by Y. Okamoto
The 9th International Symposium on Macromolecules-Metal Complexes
(MMC9) was held 19-23August 2001 at the Polytechnic University's
campus in Brooklyn New York, USA. The symposium was organized by
the Polytechnic University's Polymer Research Institute and was
sponsored by IUPAC and by the American Chemical Society's Division
of Polymer Chemistry. The honorary chairman of the conference was
Professor Eishun Tsuchida and the chairmen of the meeting were Kalle
Levon, director of PRI, and Professor Yoshi Okamoto. The symposium
focused on the role of metal ions, complexes, and clusters in macromolecular
systems. These macromolecular complexes play a pivotal role in a
wide range of technologies including sensors, fuel cells, batteries,
medical devices, toxic material recovery, and fiber optic amplifiers.
There were 40 oral presentations in addition to a poster session
at the conference, which attracted over 150 attendees, including
75 international scientists. Professors Eli M. Pearce, Victor Kabanov,
Eishun Tsuchida, and Alan G. MacDiarmid, the Nobel Laureate 2000,
were the plenary speakers. The 10th Macromolecular Metal Complexes
(MMC-10) will be held in Moscow in May 2003.
Okamoto is a professor at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn,
New York, USA.
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