TERANO, Minoru Vice-President
◆Degrees
B.E. (1976), M.E. (1978), Doctor degree (1981) from Tokyo Institute of Technology
◆Professional Experience
1992 - : Toho Titanium Co., Ltd. as a leader of the catalyst R.&D. group
◆Specialties
Polymers(Organic Materials), Surface Science
◆Research Interests

Our main research program is concerned with an olefin polymerization catalyst. The world polyolefin industry is quite huge and is still increasing remarkably. A new type of catalyst which can produce a polymer with a new property is eagerly requested to develop as it is easier for the existing plant to change the catalyst than to modify the process. Our research group is trying to develop new types of olefin polymerization catalysts having the controllability for the polymer property and its microstructure. The theoretical background of our group is kinetics which is quite important and useful for understanding the polymerization mechanism. A stopped flow method is mainly applied for the purpose, especially to study the initial stage of polymerization. Following figure is the typical equipment used in the study.Polymerization time can be controlled from 0.05s to 1s by changing the length from (a) to (b).

Moreover, our group is trying to develop novel olefin base polymers that can be used in a variety of fields.

■Publications

◆Published Papers
Development of Large-Scale Stopped-Flow Technique and its Application in Elucidation of Initial Ziegler-Natta Olefin Polymerization Kinetics
Thakur Ashutosh, Wada Toru, Chammingkwan Patchanee, Terano Minoru, Taniike Toshiaki
POLYMERS, 11, 6, -, 2019/06
Machine Learning-Aided Structure Determination for TiCl4-Capped MgCl2 Nanoplate of Heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta Catalyst
Takasao Gentoku, Wada Toru, Thakur Ashutosh, Chammingkwan Patchanee, Terano Minoru, Taniike Toshiaki
ACS CATALYSIS, 9, 3, 2599-2609, 2019/03
Synthesis of polypropylene functionalized with a trace amount of reactive functional groups and its utilization in graft-type nanocomposites
Kurahashi Eiji, Wada Toru, Nagai Takeshi, Chammingkwan Patchanee, Terano Minoru, Taniike Toshiaki
POLYMER, 158, 46-52, 2018/12/05
Nano-Dispersed Ziegler-Natta Catalysts for 1 mu m-Sized Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Particles
Chammingkwan Patchanee, Bando Yusuke, Terano Minoru, Taniike Toshiaki
FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY, 6, -, 2018/10/30
Silsesquioxane-Supported Chromium Catalyst for Insight into Phillips-Type Ethylene Polymerization
Zeng Yanning, Liu Shuxin, Terano Minoru
MACROMOLECULAR REACTION ENGINEERING, 12, 5, -, 2018/10
◆Books
MgO/MgCl2/TiCl4コアシェル触媒を用いた不均一系オレフィン重合における構造性能相関の解明
谷池 俊明, Patchanee Chammingkwan, 寺野 稔, 次世代ポリオレフィン総合研究 Vol.6, 三恵社, 2012
Current Achievements on Heterogeneous Olefin Polymerization Catalysts
Minoru Terano, Editor, Sankeisha.Co.,Ltd, 2004
Future technology for polyolefin and olefin polymerization catalysis
寺野 稔, 塩野 毅, Technology and Education Publishers, 4907837070, 2002
◆Conference Activities & Talks
Chemiluminescence Imaging as a Powerful Screening Tool for Polymer Degradation and Stabilization
Toshiaki Taniike, Naoki Aratani, Minoru Terano
6th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization, Shanghai, China, 2016/11/06
Great history and bright future of polyolefin technologies
Minoru Terano
World Polyolefin Congress 2015, Tokyo, 2015/11/23
Structure-Performance Relationships for Stabilizers Studied by High-Throughput Chemiluminescence Imaging
Toshiaki Taniike, Naoki Aratani, Tetsu Sato, Minoru Terano
ACS fall meeting (POLY Symposium: Polymer degradation, performance and ultimate stability), San Francisco, USA, 2014/08/10
Nano Designs in High-Performance Polypropylene Composites
Toshiaki Taniike, Minoru Terano
International Symposium for Green-Innovation Polymers, Kanazawa, 2014/03/06
Recent Achievements of Stopped-Flow Technique for Heterogeneous Olefin Polymerization
Minoru Terano, Toshiaki Taniike
Asian Polyolefin Workshop 2013, Beijing, China, 2013/10/15

■Contributions to  Society

◆Academic Society Affiliations
THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN, American Chemical Society, MATERIALS LIFE SOCIETY, JAPAN
◆Academic Contribution
8th International colloquium on Heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta Catalysts , Minoru Terano , 2012/03/27 - 2012/03/30 , Kanazawa, Japan
LSP/JAIST INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON HETEROGENEOUS ZIEGLER-NATTA CATALYSTS , Minoru Terano , 2009/06/25 - 2009/06/26 , Naples, Italy
1st International Symposium on Ultimate Stability of Nano-structured Polymers and Composites,JAIST, Chairman of the organize committee , Minoru Terano , 2007/10/11 - 2007/10/13 , Ishikawa, Japan