TERANO, Minoru President, Director of Headquarters for Industrial Collaboration, Director of Headquarters for Excellent Core Promotion
◆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
1989 - : 同技師長
1981 - : 東邦チタニウム(株)触媒部 技師
◆Research Keywords
新規重合触媒の開発, ポリオレフィンの高機能化
◆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
Structure-performance relationship of Mg(OEt)2-based Ziegler-Natta catalysts
Toru Wada, Toshiki Funako, Patchanee Chammingkwan, Ashutosh Thakur, Akanksha Matta, Minoru Terano, Toshiaki Taniike
Journal of Catalysis, 389, 525-532, 2020
Revisiting the identity of δ-MgCl2: Part II. Morphology and exposed surfaces studied by vibrational spectroscopies and DFT calculation
Alessandro Piovano, Maddalena D'Amore, Toru Wada, Paolo Cleto Bruzzese, Gentoku Takasao, Ashutosh Thakur, Patchanee Chammingkwan, Minoru Terano, Bartolomeo Civalleri, Silvia Bordiga, Toshiaki Taniike, Elena Groppo
Journal of Catalysis, 387, 1-11, 2020
Revisiting the identity of δ-MgCl2: Part I. Structural disorder studied by synchrotron X-ray total scattering
Toru Wada, Gentoku Takasao, Alessandro Piovano, Maddalena D'Amore, Ashutosh Thakur, Patchanee Chammingkwan, Paolo Cleto Bruzzese, Minoru Terano, Bartolomeo Civalleri, Silvia Bordiga, Elena Groppo, Toshiaki Taniike
Journal of Catalysis, 385, 76-86, 2020
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
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
◆Misc
Untitled
B. Liu, M. Terano, V. Busico, Y. Tang, W. Y. Wong
JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, 798, 291-291, 2015
次世代化学技術の展望 次世代型高機能ポリオレフィン系材料の創成
谷池俊明, 岡本建三, 山口政之, 寺野稔
ケミカルエンジニヤリング, 54, 1, 39-43, 2009
Self-healing properties of weak gel
山口 政之, 寺野 稔
Material stage, 8, 10, 103-106, 2009
結晶性高分子を利用した新規自己修復材料の創製 II
和田忠士, 寺野稔, 山口政之
高分子学会予稿集(CD-ROM), 56, 2 Disk1, 3PA109-, 2007
結晶性高分子を利用した新規自己修復材料の創製
和田忠士, 小野晋, 寺野稔, 山口政之
高分子学会予稿集(CD-ROM), 56, 1 Disk1, 3J21-, 2007
◆Books
Ziegler-Natta触媒の構造性能相関
48-57, 触媒学会, 2017
Ziegler-Nattaナノ触媒を用いた超高分子量ポリエチレン微粒子の合成
93-98, 次世代ポリオレフィン総合研究 Vol.11, 三恵社, 2017
TiCl3/MgCl2モデル触媒を用いたZiegler-Natta触媒の活性点の精密分析
47-52, 次世代ポリオレフィン総合研究 Vol.10,三恵社, 2016
リアクターグラニュール技術によるポリプロピレンナノコンポジットの調製とその特性, ポリプロピレンの構造制御と複合化、成形加工技術
196-203, 技術情報協会, 2016
高機能ポリオレフィン系材料の創製とその応用
56,p2, 北陸経済研究, 9・10月号, 2014
◆Conference Activities & Talks
データ科学で迫る固体重合触媒の構造性能相関
第3回キャタリストインフォマティクスシンポジウム, 東京, 2017
Ziegler-Nattaナノ触媒を用いた超高分子量ポリエチレン微粒子の合成
第12回次世代ポリオレフィン総合研究会, 東京, 2017
多変量解析を用いたZiegler-Natta触媒の構造性能相関
第8回岩澤コンファレンス, 名古屋, 2016
Chemiluminescence Imaging as a Powerful Screening Tool for Polymer Degradation and Stabilization
6th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization, Shanghai, China, 2016
Ziegler-Natta触媒における未解決問題
第11回次世代ポリオレフィン総合研究会, 東京, 2016

■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 - 2012 , Kanazawa, Japan
LSP/JAIST INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON HETEROGENEOUS ZIEGLER-NATTA CATALYSTS , Minoru Terano , 2009 - 2009 , Naples, Italy
1st International Symposium on Ultimate Stability of Nano-structured Polymers and Composites,JAIST, Chairman of the organize committee , Minoru Terano , 2007 - 2007 , Ishikawa, Japan

■Academic  Awards

・ 論文賞 , マテリアルライフ学会 , 2016
・ 論文賞 , マテリアルライフ学会誌 , 2007