Future Remarks

  • Nikos Hadjichristidis
  • Akira Hirao


We hope this book has shown the reader the many accomplishments of the polymer chemistry community using anionic polymerization. But the potential for further contributions using these techniques is even greater. For example, the contributors to this volume have demonstrated the unique advantages of anionic polymerization in controlling the architecture and microstructure of polydienes. In the near future post-polymerization reactions on these different structures/microstructures will create novel polymeric materials for many industrial applications. This important topic should be further explored in academia and industry.


Industrial Application Polymeric Material Polymerization Process Triblock Copolymer Unique Advantage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Physical Sciences and EngineeringKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), Polymer Synthesis Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)ThuwalSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Polymeric and Organic Materials Department, Graduate School of Science and EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyMeguro-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Polymer Science and EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceSoochow UniversitySuzhouChina

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