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Report from IUPAC-Sponsored Symposium


Macromolecules-Metal Complexes
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.

Y. Okamoto is a professor at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

> Published in Chem. Int. 24(4), 2002

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