Shoma Yoshida in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, won a SPSJ Annual Meeting Poster Award. This award given to the person made the excellent poster presentation at SPSJ Annual Meeting.
<About awarded research>
In recent years, a variety of bio-based polymer materials have been developed for reducing the environmental burdens. In particular, much attention have been paid to furan-containing polymers because these polymers can be made from non-edible cellulose. Furan-containing network polymers crosslinked with bismaleimide have self-healing ability derived from reversible Diels-Alder reaction. In this research, we copolymerized 2,5-furandimethylene succinate with propylene succinate to improve the molecular mobility of the network chains. As a result, we have successfully developed relatively high strength polymer with good healing ability under mild condition.
It is a great honor to receive this award. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Prof. Naoko Yoshie and also our lab members for all of their support. I will devote myself to research in order to make greater achivements.