XXXII Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad
Polimérica de México A.C.

13-17 Oct. 2019

Boca del Río, Veracruz

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Plenaristas Confirmados

Prof. Mitsuo Sawamoto, PhD (Dr. Eng.) - Japan

Plenary Lecture: “Precision Functional Polymers by Precision Polymerization: Strategy, Scope, and Future”


This Plenary Lecture will focus on the development of ionic and radical precision (or living) polymerizations, the principle of precision control, and the design catalysts. The second part will cover the precision synthesis of a variety of functional polymers (e.g., star polymers, single-chain folded macromolecules, etc.) and their functions. In addition, the lecture will conclude by discussing the future of polymerizations and polymers.


Professor, Chubu University
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Special Appointed Professor, Kyoto University
(Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation)
Program Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Member, The Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Executive Director, The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)
Chair, CSJ Committee of International Exchange
Chair, International Organizing Committee
Pacifichem 2020
Institute of Science and Technology Research
Chubu University
1200 Matsumoto-cho
Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve University
Dept. of Macromolecular Sci. & Eng.
Editor-in-Chief MRS Communications

Director of PETRO CASE

Current Member

Prof. Michael F. Cunningham, PhD., P.Eng.

Queen’s University, Department of Chemical Engineering
Ontario Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Engineering, cross appointed to
19 Division Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

Plenary Lecture: "Carbon Dioxide Switchable Polymers and Processes"

Carbon dioxide has emerged as a new and innovative “trigger” for stimuli-responsive materials. It is abundant, inexpensive, nontoxic and environmentally benign. Carbon dioxide switchable polymers are a class of stimuli-responsive polymers for which CO2 is a trigger used to change the polymer properties. We have prepared a variety of polymeric materials that are CO2 responsive, including nanoparticles with surface properties that can be switched from charged to uncharged using only carbon dioxide and air as triggers, switchable viscosity polymer solutions, switchable nanoparticles prepared via Polymerization Induced Self-Assembly (PISA), and switchable polymers for forward osmosis water treatment and purification. We have recently extended the development of CO2 switchable materials by preparing graft modified cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) that act as CO2 switchable Pickering emulsifiers. In addition to making stimuli-responsive polymers, CO2 switchable technology can be used as a valuable process alternative in polymer reaction engineering. CO2 switchable technology has been applied to various process applications including the preparation of artificial latexes, and the removal of the metal catalyst and ligand from polymers made using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. This presentation will provide an overview of recent progress in the preparation of CO2 switchable polymers and the application of CO2 switching principles to chemical engineering processes.

Prof. Gabriel Luna-Barcenas

Nanocomposites for biomedical & environmental applications


In this talk I will discuss some applications in which the proper combination of synthesis and characterization methods help fine-tune the performance of a nanocomposite. In this regard, the extensive use of polysaccharides and proteins has triggered many interested applications due to the presence of amine, carboxyl and hydroxyl groups. In acidic aqueous media, the primary amine protonates giving rise to hydrogen abstraction, chelation, and other bonding forces when in the presence of an “appropriate” substrate. In this regard, I will present three investigations that our group has developed:

  1. Antibacterial Skin Patch. 
  2. Cu++ Detection Electrode
  3. Protein-coated magnetic nanowires as highly detectable optical labels. 




S1. Síntesis de Polímeros

S2. Biopolímeros

S3. Polímeros para Aplicaciones Biomédicas

S4. Nanocompósitos y Materiales Híbridos Poliméricos

S5. Reología y Procesamiento de Polímeros

S6. Mecanismos y Cinética de Polimerización

S7. Superficies e Interfaces Poliméricas

S8. Polímeros para Aplicaciones Avanzadas



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