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GOTO Atsushi

Associate Professor

Deputy Head (Graduate Studies & Research)

Education: B.Eng., M.Eng., & Ph.D., Kyoto University

Research Area: Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Materials

Phone: (65) 6316 8900

E-mail: agoto@ntu.edu.sg

Webpage: TBA

Research Interest

Our research group is interested in polymer chemistry and polymer materials. Our particular interests are controlled syntheses of polymers and creation of new advanced materials using such architecturally controlled polymers.

Living Radical Polymerizations via Organic Catalysis

Living radical polymerization (controlled radical polymerization) has attracted growing attention in academia and industry as a useful and powerful technique for preparing architecturally controlled polymers. We have been developing new living radical polymerization systems via organic catalysis.

Our systems are the first living radical polymerizations for the use of non-metal catalysts. The catalysts are easily accessible and inexpensive organic molecules. The polymerizations are easy to operate, amenable to a variety of monomers and polymer structures, and hence useful for a variety of polymer material designs. These polymerizations have been implemented to commercial production of polymers in industry.

We are studying fundamentals (chemistry) of these polymerizations and applications of these polymerizations to creating new advanced materials.


Selected Publications

  1. Photo-Controlled Organocatalyzed Living Radical Polymerization Feasible over a Wide Range of Wavelengths, A. Ohtsuki, L. Lei, M. Tanishima, A. Goto*, H. Kaji, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 5610-5617.

  2. Systematic Study on Alkyl Iodide Initiators in Living Radical Polymerization with Organic Catalysts, L. Lei, M. Tanishima, A. Goto*, H. Kaji, Y. Yamaguchi, H. Komatsu, T. Jitsukawa, M. Miyamoto, Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 6610-6618.

  3. Macromolecular Architectures Designed by Living Radical Polymerization with Organic Catalysts, M. Tanishima, A. Goto*, L. Lei, A. Ohtsuki, H. Kaji, A. Nomura, Y. Tsujii, Y. Yamaguchi, H. Komatsu, M. Miyamoto, Polymers, 2014, 6, 311-326.

  4. Reversible Generation of a Carbon-Centered Radical from Alkyl Iodide Using Organic Salts and Their Application as Organic Catalysts in Living Radical Polymerization, A. Goto*, A. Ohtsuki, H. Ohfuji, M. Tanishima, H. Kaji, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 11131-11139.

  5. Visible-Light-Induced Reversible Complexation Mediated Living Radical Polymerization of Methacrylates with Organic Catalysts, A. Ohtsuki, A. Goto*, H. Kaji, Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 96-102.