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Professor SUGIMOTO Ryuichi

Year of birth Gender Male
Affiliation School of Environmental Science and Engineering
Research Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute
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Areas of specialization
Laboratory/research office Functional Polymer Laboratory
In the Functional Polymer Laboratory, we synthesize highly functional polymers, using techniques based on fine polymerization technology, for application in biomedical materials, molecular devices and smart materials.
Current reseach topics
Educational background 1981: Doctor
Professional background 2009-: 
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Courses  * Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school ▼

Chemical Experiments
Polymer Science
Catalyst Chemistry
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Graduation Thesis
Chemical Exercise

Graduate school ▼

Seminar 1
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Seminar 4

Research activities

Research papers ▼

  1. Authors: SUGIMOTO Ryuichi, Phung Hai Thien An
    Title: Synthesis and characterization of copolymers composed of 3-hexylthiophene and fluorene via chemical oxidation with FeCl3
    Journal: Polymer Journal, Vol. 48, No. 12, pp. 1115-1121, Springer Natuer
    Year: 2016
  2. Authors: SUGIMOTO Ryuichi, T. Hirai, Y.Nagae, K.L.White, K.Kamachi, M.Kido, T.Uchiyama, M.Nishibori, Y.Konishi, K.Yokomachi, K.Saigo, T.Ohishi, Y.Higaki, K.Kojio, A.Takahara
    Title: Solvent free oxidative coupling polymerization for 3-hexylthiophene (3HT) in the presence of FeCl3 particles
    Journal: RSC Advances, Vol. 6, pp. 111993-111996
    Year: 2016
  3. Authors: SUGIMOTO Ryuichi, Phung Hai Thien An
    Title: Conjugated carbazole-thiophene copolymer: Synthesis, characterization and applications
    Journal: Synthetic Metals, Vol. 220, pp. 59-71, ELSEVIER
    Year: 2016
  4. Authors: SUGIMOTO Ryuichi, Phung Hai Thien An, Takuya Nakashita
    Title: Synthesis and properties of stable 3-hexylthiophene and triphenylamine copolymer
    Journal: Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Vol. 89, No. 11, pp. 1328-1330
    Year: 2016
  5. Authors: Ryuichi Sugimoto, Tomoyasu Hirai, Masanao Sato, Makoto Kido, Yusuke Nagae, Katsuhiro Kaetsu, Yudai Kiyoshima, Shota Fujii, Tomoyuki Oishi, Kevin L.White, Yuji Higaki, Yasutake Teraoka, Makio Nishibori, Kazutake Kamitani, Kenji Hanada, Takeharu Sugiyama, Kazuhiko Saigo, Ken Kojio, Atsushi Takahara
    Title: X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) Study on the Role of Solvent in Polymerization of 3-Hexylthiophene with Solid FeCl3 Particles.
    Journal: Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 53, pp. 2075-2078
    Year: 2015
  6. Authors: SUGIMOTO Ryuichi, Tomoaki Matsugi
    Title: Direct Incorporation of Hydroxy Groups into Isotactic Polypropylene via Metallocene-Catalyzed Copolymerization of Ester Group Containing Vinyl Monomer Treated with Dialkylaluminum Hydride and Propylene
    Journal: Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Vol. 88, No. 9, pp. 1238-1240
    Year: 2015
  7. Authors: Sugimoto Ryuichi, Hideyuki Kaneko, Junji Saito, Nobuo Kawahara, Shingo Matsuo, Tomoaki Matsugi
    Title: Controlled Radical Polymerization with Polyolefin Macroinitiator: A Convenient and Versatile Approach to Polyolefin-based Block and Graft Copolymers
    Journal: Polymer Bulletine, Vol. 71, No. 6, pp. 1421-1431
    Year: 2014
  8. Authors: NISHIWAKI, Nagatoshi, HIRAO, Shotaro, SAWAYAMA, Jun, ASAHARA,Haruyasu, SUGIMOTO,Ryuichi, KOBIRO, Kazuya, SAIGO, Kazuhiko
    Title: Synthesis of Vicinally Functionalized 1,4-Dihydropyridines and Diazabicycles via a Pseudo-Intramolecular Process
    Journal: Tetrahedron, Vol. 70, pp. 402-408
    Year: 2014
  9. Authors: Syou Hirai, ASAHARA,Haruyasu, HIRAO, Shotaro, SAWAYAMA, Jun, SUGIMOTO,Ryuichi, SAIGO, Kazuhiko, NISHIWAKI, Nagatoshi
    Title: An NMR Study on a Pseudo-Intramolecular Transacylation Reaction of an α-Aryl-β-keto Ester
    Journal: RSC Advances, Vol. 4, No. 10, pp. 4889-4892
    Year: 2014
  10. Authors: NISHIWAKI, Nagatoshi, SUGIMOTO,Ryuichi, SAIGO, Kazuhiko, KOBIRO, Kazuya
    Title: Mechanistic Aspect of Ring Transformations in the Reaction of 5-Nitro-4-pyrimidinone with Acetophenone Derivatives and Cycloalkanones Depending on the Electron Density / Ring Size of the Ketone
    Journal: Tetrahedron Letters, Vol. 54, No. 8, pp. 956-959
    Year: 2013
  11. Authors: LIU Yi, NISHIWAKI, Nagatoshi, SAIGO, Kazuhiko, SUGIMOTO,Ryuichi
    Title: Kinetics Study on 3-Hexylthiophene Polymerization with Iron(III) Chloride
    Journal: Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Vol. 86, pp. 1076-1078
    Year: 2013
  12. Authors: CHEN Xin, KOBIRO, Kazuya, ASAHARA,Haruyasu, Kakiuchi, Kiyomi, SUGIMOTO,Ryuichi, SAIGO, Kazuhiko, NISHIWAKI, Nagatoshi
    Title: Reactive 2-Quinolones Dearomatized by Steric Repulsion between 1-Methyl and 8-Substited Groups
    Journal: Tetrahedron, Vol. 69, No. 23, pp. 4624-4630
    Year: 2013

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  1. Recent progress of the oxidative polymerization of substituted thiophene, International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2015, 2015/05/16

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