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平尾明 教授
Akira Hirao
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陰離子活性聚合段式、分枝、星狀與超分支高分子之精準合成
  • 學經歷
  • 化學工程學系
    台灣大學

  • 研究主題
  • 陰離子活性聚合段式、分枝、星狀與超分支高分子之精準合成
    Research interests are focused on the following areas: synthesis and living anionic polymerization of new functional monomers, precise synthesis of architectural polymers such as block polymers, graft polymers, comb-like polymers, chain-end-and in-chain-multi-functionalized polymers, star-branched polymers, and dendrimer-like star-branched polymers, surface nanostructure control and analyses, and nanoscale self-organization and supra-molecular assemblies created from multi-phase polymers with well-defined and precisely controlled structures.

  • 最新研究
  • 榮譽獎項
  • 1978, Award of Polymer Society of Japanfor Young Researcher.
    2010, Award of Polymer Society of Japan(The best award of polymer science in Japan).
    2011, Publication Award for the year 2011, Society of Rheology(USA).
    2013, Fellow Academia in Japan Polymer Society.
    2014, Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science & Technology Award.

  • 研究著作
  • The Representative Papers and Books Published since 2004 (350 referred research articles and 50 issued patents in the research carrier (1970-present)
     
    General Papers

    1. A. Hirao, M. Kitamura, S. Loykulnant, “Living Anionic Polymerization of 4-(4-(2-isopropylphenoxy)butyl)styrene, A New Dual Functionalized Styrene Derivatives Having -Methylstyrene Functionality” Macromolecules 2004, 37(13), 4770-4775.
    2. S-W. Ryu, T. Watanabe, H. Asada, A. Hirao, “Synthesis of Well-Defined High-Density Branched Polymers Carrying Two Branch Chains in Each Repeating Unit by Coupling Reaction of Benzyl Bromide-Functionalized Polystyrenes with Polymer Anions Comprised of Two Polymer Segments” Macromolecules 2004, 37(17), 6291-6298.
    3. A. Hirao, K. Kawasaki, T. Higashihara, “Synthesis of Well-Defined Star-Branched Polymers by Coupling Reaction of Star-Branched Polymer Anions Comprised of Three Polymer Segments with Chain-End-Functionalized Polystyrenes with a Definite Number of Benzyl Bromide Moieties” Macromolecules 2004, 37(14), 5179-5189.
    4. T. Higashihara, M. Nagura, K. Inoue, N. Haraguchi, A. Hirao, “Successive Synthesis of Well-Defined Star-Branched Polymers by a New Iterative Approach Involving Coupling and Transformation Reactions” Macromolecules 2005, 38, 4577-4587.
    5. A. A. El-Shehawy, H. Yokoyama, K. Sugiyama, A. Hirao, “Precise Synthesis of Novel Chain-End-Functionalized polystyrenes with a definite Number of Perfluorooctyl Groups and Their Surface Characterization” Macromolecules 2005, 38, 8285-8299.
    6. A. Hirao, A. Matsuo, T. Watanabe, “Precise Synthesis of Dendrimer-Like Star-Branched Poly(methyl methacrylate)s up to Seventh Generation by an Iterative Divergent Approach Involving Coupling and Transformation Reactions” Macromolecules 2005, 38, 8701-8711.
    7. Youliang Zhao, T. Higashihara, K. Sugiyama, A. Hirao, “Synthesis of Functionalized Asymmetric Star polymers Containing Conductive Polyacetylene Segments by Living Anionic Polymerization” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 14158-14159.
    8. A. Hirao, M. Hayashi, S. Loykulnant, K. Sugiyama, S. W. Ryu, N. Haraguchi, A. Matsuo, T. Higashihara, “Precise Synthesis of Chain-Multi-Functionalized Polymers, Star-Branched Polymers, Star-Linear Block Copolymers, Densely Branched Polymers, and Dendritic Branched Polymers Based on Iterative Approach Using Functionalized 1,1-Diphenylethylene Derivatives” Prog. Polym. Sci., 2005, 30, 111-182.
    9. A. Hirao, K. Sugiyama, Y. Tsunoda, A. Matsuo, T. Watanabe, “Highlight Article (review article). Precise Synthesis of Well-Defined Dendrimer-Like Star-Branched Polymers by Iterative Methodology Based on Living Anionic Polymerization” J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2006, 44, 6659-6687.
    10. A. Hirao, T. Imai, K. Watanabe, M. Hayashi, K. Sugiyama, “Living Anionic Polymerization of 4-(-Alkylvinyl)styrene Derivatives” Chemical Monthly 2006, 137(7), 855-867.
    11. K. Sugiyama, Y. Karasawa, T. Higashihara, Y. Zhao, A. Hirao, “Synthesis of Block Copolymers and Asymmetric Star-Branched Polymers Comprised of Polyacetylene and Polystyrene Segments via Ionic Bond Formation” Chemical Monthly 2006, 137(7), 869-880.
    12. J-E. Yang, S. Samal, T. Higashihara, K. Sugiyama, N. Haraguchi, A. Matsuo, A. Hirao, J-S. Lee, “Synthesis and Morphology Studies of a Polystyrene-Poly(arylene ether sulfone)-Polystyrene Coil-Semirod-Coil Triblock Copolymer” Macromolecules 2006, 39, 3038-3042.
    13. A. Hirao, T. Higashihara, M. Nagura, T. Sakurai, “Successive Synthesis of Well-Defined Many-Arm Star-Branched Polymers by an Iterative Methodology Using a Specially Designed 1,1-Diphenylethylene” Macromolecules 2006, 39, 6081-6091.
    14. M. Hayashi, K. Inagaki, K. Sugiyama, A. Hirao, “Synthesis of Well-Defined Poly(4-Isopropenylstyrene) by Living Anionic Polymerization and Its Application to Graft Copolymers Using Styrene-Butadiene Copolymer Anions", Kautschuk Gummi und Kunststoffe 2006, 7/8, 396-398.
    15. Youliang Zhao, T. Higashihara, K. Sugiyama, A. Hirao “Synthesis of Asymmetric Star-Branched Polymers Having Two Polyacetylene Arms by Means of Living Anionic Polymerization Using 1,1-Diphenylethylene derivatives” Macromolecules 2007,.40, 228-238.
    16. A. Hirao, K. Sugiyama, H. Yokoyama, “Precise Synthesis and Surface Properties of Architectual Per- and Semifluorinated Polymers with Well-Defined Structures” Prog. Polym. Sci., 2007, 32, 1393-1438.
    17. A. Hirao, K. Sugiyama, A. Matsuo, Y. Tsunoda, T. Watanabe, “Synthesis of well-defined dendritic hyperbranched polymers by iterative methodology using living/controlled polymerization (review article)” Polymer International 2008, 57, 554-570.
    18. A. Hirao, K. Inoue, T. Higashihara, M. Hayashi, “Successive Synthesis of Well-Defined Star-Branched Polymers by Iterative Methodology Based on Living Anionic Polymerization (review article)” Polymer J., 2008, 40(10), 923-941.
    19. Ashraf A. El-Shehawy, K. Sugiyama, A. Hirao, “Application of Well-Defined Chain-End-Functionalized Polystyrenes with Dendritic Chiral Ephedrine Moieties as Reagents for Highly Catalytic Enantioselective Addition of Dialkylzincs to Aldehydes” Tetrahedron Asymmetry 2008, 19, 425-434.
    20. A. Hirao, T. Higashihara, K. Inoue, “Successive Synthesis of Well-Defined Asymmetric Star-Branched Polymers up to 7 Arm, 7-Component ABCDEFG Type by an Iterative Methodology Based on Living Anionic Polymerization” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 3579-3587.
    21. Alain Deffieux, Michel Schappacher, A. Hirao, T. Watanabe, “Synthesis and AFM Structural Imaging of Dendrimer-Like Star-Branched Polystyrenes” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 5670-5672.
    22. K. Sugiyama, K. Watanabe, A. Hirao, M. Hayashi, “Living Anionic Polymerization of 4-(-Alkylvinyl)styrene Derivatives” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 4235-4244.
    23. T. Higashihara, R. Faust, K. Inoue, A. Hirao, “Synthesis of Novel Multi-Functionalized Polyisobutylenes at Chain End(s) and Their Application to AnB Asymmetric Star and AnBAn Pompom Polymers by Combination of Living Cationic and Anionic Polymerizations” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 5616-5625.
    24. A. Karatzas, H. Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis, K. Inoue, K. Sugiyama, A. Hirao, “Complex Macromolecular Chimeras” Biomacromolecules 2008, 9, 2072-2080.
    25. A. Narumi, K. Fuchise, R. Kakuchi, A. Toda, T. Satoh, S. Kawaguchi, K. Sugiyama, A. Hirao, T. Kakuchi, “A Versatile Method for Adjusting Thermoresponsivity: Synthesis and ‘Click’ Reaction of an Azido End-Functionalized Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)” Macromol. Rapid Communications 2008, 29, 1126-1133.
    26. T. Higashihara, K. Ohoshimizu, A. Hirao, M. Ueda, “Facile Synthesis of ABA Triblock Copolymer Containing Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Polystyrene Segments via Linking Reaction of Poly(styryl)lithium” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 9505-9507..
    27. A. Hirao, T. Watanabe, K. Ishizu, Moonhor Ree, S.-W. Jin, K.-Sik Jin; Alain Deffieux, Michel Schappacher, Stephane Carlotti, “Precise Synthesis and Characterization of Four Generation Dendrimer-Like Star-Branched Poly(methyl methacrylate)s and Block Copolymers by Iterative Methodology Based on Living Anionic Polymerization" Macromolecules 2009, 42, 683-692.
    28. Akira Hirao, Takumi Watanabe, Ryosuke Kurokawa, “Precise Synthesis of Exact Graft Polystyrenes Having Branches from Two to Five in Number by Iterative Methodology Based on Living Anionic Polymerization” Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 3973-3981.
    29. Hee-Soo, Yoo, Takumi Watanabe, Akira Hirao, “Precise Synthesis of Dendrimer-Like Star-Branched Polystyrenes and Block Copolymers Composed of Polystyrene and Poly(methyl methacrylate) Segments by an Iterative Methodology Using Living Anionic Polymerization” Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 4558-4570.
    30. Kenji Sugiyama, Akira Hirao, J. C. Hsu, Y. C. Tung, W. C. Chen, “Living Anionic Polymerization of Styrene Derivatives p-Substituted with -Conjugated Oligo(fluorene)Moieties” Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 4053-4062.
    31. Tomoya Higashihara, Takuro Sakurai, Akira Hirao, ”Successive Synthesis of Asymmetric Star-Branched Polymers Based on Iterative Methodology Using 1,1-Diphenylethylene Derivatives of Alternative Choice at Each Iteration” Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 6006-6014.
    32. Chaoxu Li, Jung-Ching Hsu, Kenji Sugiyama, Akira Hirao, Wen-Chang Chen, Raffaele Mezzenga, “Synthesis and self-Assembly Behavior of Poly(fluorenyl styrene)-block-Poly(2-vinylpyridine) Block Copolymers and Their Blends with Single Wall Carbone Nanotubes (SWCNTs)” Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 5793-5801.
    33. Akira Hirao, Kohta Murano, Ryosuke Kurokawa, Takumi Watanabe, Kenji Sugiyama, “Precise Synthesis of Exact Graft Copolymers, Poly(methyl methacrylate)-exact graft-Polystyrene, by Iterative methodology Using a Specially Designed In-Chain-Functionalized AB Diblock Copolymer Anion” Macromolecules 2009, 42, 7820-7827.
    34. Cheng-Liang Liu, Jung-Ching Hsu, Wen-Chang Chen, Kenji Sugiyama, Akira Hirao, “Non-volatile Memory Devices Based on Polystyrene Derivatives with Electron-Donating Oligofluorene Pendant Moiety” Appl. Mater. Interface, 2009, 1(9), 1974-1979.
    35. K. Sugiyama, Kyoichi Inoue, Tomoya Higashihara, Hiromi Hayashi, Akira. Hirao, “Synthesis of Well-Defined Block Copolymers and Star-Branched Polymers by Using Terminal 1,3-Butadiene Functionalized Polymers as Reactive Building Blocks (review article)” Reactive and Functional Polymers 2009, 69, 480-492.
    36. Tomoya Higashihara, Kenji Sugiyama, Hee-Soo Yoo, Mayumi Hayashi, Akira Hirao, “Combining Living Anionic polymerization with Branching Reaction in an Iterative Fashion to Design Branched Polymers, Feature Article (review article)”, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2010, 37, 1031-1059.
    37. Kenji Sugiyama, Toshiyuki. Oie, Abou El-Magd Ahmed, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis of Well-Defined (AB)n Multiblock Copolymers Composed of Polystyrene,and Poly(methyl methacrylate) Segments Using Specially Designed Living AB Diblock Copolymer Anion” Macromolecules 2010, 43, 1403-1410.
    38. E. van Ruymbeke, E. B. Muliawan, S. G. Hatzikiriakos, Takumi Watanabe, Akira Hirao, D. Vlassopoulos, “Viscoelasticity and Extensional Rheology of Model Cayley-tree Polymers of Different Generations” J. Rheology, 2010, 54(3), 643-662.
    39. Jung-Ching Hsu, Kenji Sugiyama, Yu-Cheng Chiu, Akira Hirao, Wen-Chang Chen, “Synthesis of New Star-Shaped Polymers with Styrene-Fluorene Conjugated Moieties and Their Multicolor Luminescent Ordered Microporous Films” Macromolecules 2010, 43, 7151-7158.
    40. Floudas, George; Mondeshki, Mihail; Lieberwirth, Ingo; Spiess, Hans;
    Iatrou, Hermis; Hadjichristidis, Nikos; Hirao, Akira; Gitsas, Antonis “Hierarchical self-assembly and dynamics of a miktoarm star chimera composed of Poly(gamma-benzyl-L-glutamate), Polystyrene and Polyisoprene" Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9071-9076.
    41. Sangwoo Jin, Tomoya Higashihara, Kyeong Sik Jin, Jinhwan Yoon, Yecheol Rho, Byungcheol Ann, Jehan Kim, Akira Hirao, Moonhor Ree, “Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering Characterization of the Molecular Structure of Star Polystyrenes with Varying Numbers of Arms” J. Phys. Chem., B, 2010, 114, 6247-6257.
    42. Akira Hirao, Reiko Inushima, Takefumi Nakayama, Takumi Watanabe, Hee-Soo Yoo, Takeshi Ishizone, Kenji Sugiyama, Toyoji Kakuchi, Stephane Carlotti, Alain Deffieux, “Precise Synthesis of Thermo-responsive and Water-soluble Star-branched Polymers and Star Block Copolymers by Living Anionic Polymerization” Eur. Polym. J., 2011, 47, 713-722.
    43. Jung-Ching Hsu, Cheng-Liang Liu, Wen-Chang Chen, Kenji Sugiyama, Akira Hirao, “A Supramolecular Approach on Using Poly(fluorenylstyrene)-block-Poly(2-vinylpyridine): PCRM Composite Thin Films for Non-Volatile Memory Device Applications” Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2011, 32, 528-533.
    44. Ahmed Abouelmagd, Kenji Sugiyama, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis of Well-Defined Miktoarm Star-Branched Polymers Consisting of Perfluorinated Segments by a Novel Methodology Using Soluble In-Chain-Benzyl Bromide-Functionalized AB Diblock Copolymers as Key Building Blocks” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 826-834.
    45. Hong Chul Moon, Arockiam Anthonysamy, Jin Kon Kim, Akira Hirao, “Facile Synthetic Route for Well-Defined Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) Copolymer by Anionic Coupling Reaction” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 1894-1899.
    46. A. Hirao, K. Murano, Ahmed Abouelmagd, M. Uematsu, S. Ito, R. Goseki, T. Ishizone, “General and Facile Approach to Exact Graft Copolymers by Iterative Methodology Using Living Anionic In-Chain-Functionalized AB Diblock Copolymers as Key Building Blocks” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 3302-3311.
    47. A. Hirao, S. Tanaka, R. Goseki, T. Ishizone, “Living Anionic Polymerization of 1,4-Divinylbenzene” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 4579-4582.
    48. Hsu, Jung-Ching; Li, Chaoxu; Sugiyama, Kenji; Mezzenga, Raffaele; Hirao, Akira; Chen, Wen-Chang, “Synthesis and Morphology of New Asymmetric Star Polymers of poly[4-(9,9-dihexylfloren-2-yl)styrene]-block-poly(2-vinylpyridine) and Their Non-Volatile Memory Device Applications” Soft Matter 2011, 7, 8440-8449.
    49. Akira Hirao, Masahiro Uematsu, Ryousuke Kurokawa, Takashi Ishizone, Kenji Sugiyama, “Facile Synthetic Approach to Exact Graft (Co)polymers and Double-Tailed Polystyrene: Linking reaction of Living Anionic Polymers with Specially Designed In-Chain-Multifunctionalized Polystyrenes” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 5638-5649.
    50. Amélie Labbé, Anne-Laure Brocas, Emmanuel Ibarboure, Takashi Ishizone, Akira Hirao, Alain Deffieux, Stéphane Carlotti, “Selective Ring-Opening Polymerization of Glycidyl Methacrylate: Toward the Synthesis of Cross-Linked (Co)polyethers with Termoresponsive Properties” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 6356-6364.
    51. Akira Hirao, Yuri Matsuo, Toshiyuki Oie, Raita Goseki, Takashi Ishizone, Kenji Sugiyama, André H. Gröschel, Axel H. E. Müller, “Facile Synthesis of Triblock Co- and Terpolymers of Styrene, 2-Vinylpyridine, and Methyl Methacrylate by a new Methodology Combining Living Anionic Diblock Copolymers with a Specially Designed Linking Reaction” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 6345-6355.
    52. Akira Hirao, Hee-Soo Yoo, “Dendrimer-Like Star-Branched Polymers: Novel Structurally Well-Defined Hyperbranched Polymers (review article)”, Polym. J., 2011, 43, 2-17.
    53. Tomoya Higashihara, Mayumi Hayashi, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis of Well-Defined Star-Branched polymers by Stepwise Iterative Methodology Using Living Anionic Polymerization” Prog. Polym. Sci., 2011, 36, 323-375.
    54. Akira Hirao, Kota Murano, Toshiyuki Oie, Masahiro Uematsu, Raita Goseki, and Yuri Matsuo, “Chain-end- and in-chain-functionalized AB diblock copolymers as key building blocks in the synthesis of well-defined architectural polymers (review article)” Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1219-1233.
    55. Jung-Ching Hsu, Wen-Ya Lee, Hung-Chin Wu, Kenji Sugiyama, Akira Hirao, and Wen Chang Chen, “Non-Volatile Memory Based on Pentacene Organic Field-Effect Transistors with Polystyrene para-Substituted Oligofluorene Moieties as Polymer Electrets” J. Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 5820-5827.
    56. Hee-Soo Yoo, Takumi Watanabe, Yosuke Matsunaga, and Akira Hirao, “Precise Synthesis of Dendrimer-Like Star-Branched Poly(tert-butyl methacrylate)s and Their Block Copolymers by a Methodology Combining -Terminal-Functionalized Living Anionic Polymers with a Specially Designed Linking Reaction in an Iterative Fashion” Macromolecules 2012, 45, 100-112.
    57. Susanna Junila, Nikolay Houbenov, Anastasis Karatzas, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Akira Hirao, Hermis Iatrou, Olli Ikkala, “Side-Chain Controlled Self-Assembly of Polystyrene-Polypeptide Miktoarm Star Copolymers” Macromolecules 2012, 45, 2850-2856.
    58. Shotaro Ito, Saeko Senda, Raita Goseki, Akira Hirao, “Precise Synthesis of Miktoarm Star Polymers by Using a New Dual-Functionalized 1,1-Diphenylethylene Derivative in Conjunction with Living Anionic Polymerization System” Macromolecules 2012, 45, 4997-5011.
    59. Shunsuke Tanaka, Masayoshi Matsumoto, Raita Goseki, Takashi Ishizone, Akira Hirao, “Living Anionic Polymerization of 1,4-Divinylbenzene and Its Isomers” Macromolecules 2013, 46, 146-154.
    60. Shotaro Ito, Raita Goseki, Takashi Ishizone, Saeko Senda, Akira Hirao, “Successive Synthesis of Miktoarm Star Polymers Having up to Seven Arms by a New Iterative Methodology Based on Living Anionic Polymerization Using a Trifunctional Lithium Reagent” Macromolecules 2013, 46, 819-827.
    61. Yecheol Rho, Changsub Kim, Tomoya Higashihara, Sangwoo Jim, Jungwoon Jung, Tae Joo Shin, Akira Hirao, Moonhor Ree, “Complex Self-Assembled Morphologies of Thin Film of an Asymmetric A3B3C3 Star Polymer” ACS Macro Letters 2013, 2, 849-855.
    62. Wei-Tzu Kuo, Hsin-Lung Chen, Raita Goseki, Akira Hirao, Wen-Chang Chen, “Interplay between the Phase Transitions at Different Length Scales in the Supramolecular Comb-Coil Block Copolymers Bearing (AB)n Multiblock Architecture” Macromolecules 2013, 46, 9333-9340.
    63. Raita Goseki, Akira Hirao, Masa-aki Kakimoto, Teruaki Hayakawa, “Cyclindrical Nanostructure of Rigid-Rod POSS-Containing Polymethacrylate from a Star-Branched Block Copolymer” ACS Macro Letters 2013, 2, 625-629.
    64. Yuri Matsuo, Ryuji Konno, Takashi Ishizone, Raita Goseki, Akira Hirao, “Precise Synthesis of Block Polymers Composed of Three or More Blocks by Specially Designed Methodologies in Conjunction with Living Anionic Polymerization Systems (review article)” Polymers 2013, 5, 1012-1040.
    65. Shotaro Ito, Raita Goseki, Takashi Ishizone, Akira Hirao, “Successive synthesis of well-defined multiarmed miktoarm star polymers by iterative methodology using living anionic polymerization (review article)” Eur. Polym. J., 2013, 49, 2545-2566.
    66. Shunsuke Tanaka, Raita Goseki, Takashi Ishizone, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis of Well-Defined Novel Reactive Block Polymers Containing a Poly(1,4-divinylbenzene) Segment by Living Anionic Polymerization” Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2333-2339.
    67. Akira Hirao, Raita Goseki, Takashi Ishizone, “Advance in Living Anionic Polymerization: From Functional Monomers, Polymerization Systems, to Molecular Architectures (review article)” Macromolecules 2014, 47, 1883-1905.
    68. Shotaro Ito, Raita Goseki, Takashi Ishizone, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis of well-controlled graft polymers by living anionic polymerization toward exact graft polymers (review article)” Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 5523-5534.
    69. Yu-Cheng Chiu, Tzu-Ying Chen, Chu-Chen Chueh, Hung-Yu Chang, Kenji Sugiyama, Yu-Jane Sheng, Akira Hirao, Wen-Chang Chen, “High performance nonvolatile transistor memories of pentacene using the electrets of star-branched P-type polymers and their donor/accepter blends” J. Materials Chem., C: 2014, 2, 1436-1446.
    70. T. Higashihara, S. Ito, S. Fukuta, T. Koganezawa, M. Ueda, T. Ishizone, A. Hirao, “Synthesis and Characterization of ABC-Type Asymmetric Star Polymers Comprised of Poly(3-hexylthiophene), Polystyrene, and Poly(2-vinylpyridine) Segments” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 245-255.
    71. Raita Goseki, Kota Togii, Shunsuke Tanaka, Shotaro Ito, Takashi Ishizone, and Akira Hirao, “Precise Synthesis of Novel Star-Branched Polymers Containing Reactive Poly(1,4-divinylbenzene) Arm(s) by Linking Reaction of Living Anionic Poly(1,4-divinylbenzene) with Chain-(-Phenylacrylate)-Functionalized Polymers” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 2370-2377.
    72. Raita Goseki, Suguru Onuki, Shunsuke Tanaka, Takashi Ishizone, and Akira Hirao, “Living Anionic Polymerization of 1,4-Diisopropenylbenzene” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 3230-3238.
    73. Shotaro Ito, Raita Goseki, Ian Manners, Takashi Ishizone, and Akira Hirao, “Successive Synthesis of Multi-Armed and Multi-Component Star-Branched Polymers by New Iterative Methodology Based on Linking Reaction between Block Copolymer In-Chain Anion and -Phenylacrylate-Functionalized Polymer” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2015, 216, 1523-1533.
    74. Han-Sheng Sun, Yu-Cheng Chiu, Wen-Ya Lee, Yougen Chen, Akira Hirao, Toshifumi Satoh, Toyoji Kakuchi, Wen-Chang Chen, “Synthesis of Oligosaccharide-Based Block Copolymers with Pendant -Conjugated Oligofluorene Moieties and Their Electrical Device Applications” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 3907-3917.
    75. Shotaro Ito, Takashi Ishizone, and Akira Hirao, “Precise Synthesis of New Exactly Defined Graft Copolymers Made up of Poly(alkyl methacrylate)s by Iterative Methodology Using Living Anionic Polymerization“ Macromolecules 2015, 48, 8307-8314.
    76. Shotaro Ito, Saeko Senda, Takashi Ishizone, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis of Exactly-Defined Multi-Graft Polymers with Two or More Chains per Branch Point by New Iterative Methodology” Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2078-2086.
    77. Tomoya Higashihara, Shotaro Ito, Seijiro Fukuta, Satoshi Miyane, Yuto Ochiai, Takashi Ishizone, Mitsuru Ueda, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis and Characterization of multicomponent ABC- and ABCD-Type Miktoarm Star-Branched Polymers Containing a Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Segment” ACS Macro. Lett., 2016, 5, 631-635.
    78. Raita Goseki, Shotaro Ito, Emi Akemine, Akira Hirao, “Facile Synthesis of Multiarmed and Multicomponent Star polymers by New Iterative Methodology Using (Formyl-Protected 1,3-Dioxolane)-End-Functionalized Polymer Anions” Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 6170-6177.
    79. Sanghoon Lee, Hyojoon Lee, Taihyun Chang, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis and Characterization of an Exact Polystyrene-graft-Polyisoprene: A Failure of Size Exclusion Chromatography Analysis” Macromolecules 2017, 50, 2768-2776.
    80. Yu-Hsuan Lin, Hsin-Lung Chen, Raita Goseki, and Akira Hirao, “Phase Structure of the Exact Graft Copolymer Synthesized by Iterative Methodology Based on Living Anionic Polymerization” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2017 218 (12), DOI:10.1002/macp.201700150 in press.
    81. Kohei Otake, Masayoshi Matsumoto, Shunsuke Tanaka, Satoshi Utida, Raita Goseki, Akira Hirao, Takashi Ishizone, “Anionic Polymerization of Divinylbenzenes Possessing Methoxy Group” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2017, 218 (12), DOI:10.1002/macp.201600550 in press.
    82. Raita Goseki, Shotaro Ito, Akira Hirao, “Synthesis of multicomponent Asymmetric Star-Branched Polymers by iterative Methodology with New Diblock Copolymer in-Chain Anions as Building Blocks” Polymer 2017, 124, 284-292.
    83. Raita Goseki, Yuri Matsuo, and Akira Hirao, “Precise Syntheses of Structural Possible All Tetrablock Quaterpolymers by Methodology Combining Living Anionic Polymerization with Linking Chemistry Using 1:1 Addition Reaction” Polym. Chem., 2018 in press.

     
    Books

    1. A. Hirao, M. Hayashi, T. Higashihara, N. Hadjichristidis, Recent Synthetic Developments in Miktoarm Star Polymers with More than Three Different Arms: In Complex Macromolecular Architectures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Self-Assembly, Eds., N. Hadjichristidis, A. Hirao (Co-editor), Y. Tezuka, F. Du Prez, John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Chapter 4, pp97-132
    2. H-S Yoo, A. Hirao, Precise Synthesis of Dendrimer-Like Star-Branched Polymers, a New Class of Well-Defined Hyperbranched Polymers: In Complex Macromolecular Architectures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Self-Assembly, Eds., N. Hadjichristidis, A. Hirao (Co-editor), Y. Tezuka, F. Du Prez, John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Chapter 5, pp133-167
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