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I Made Arcana, Prof.

I Made Arcana, Prof.

Division of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Institut Teknologi Bandung

Chemistry Building, Room 214
Jl. Ganeca 10 Bandung, Indonesia, 40132
Ph. (+62) 22 2502103 ext. 214


  1. B.Sc., Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, 1987
  2. M.Sc., Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, 1990
  3. Ph.D., USTL Montpellier, France, 1996
  4. Post-Doctoral, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2003
  5. Training, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan, 2003


Career Profile

  1. Lecturer, Institut Teknologi Bandung, 1987-now
  2. Teacher, Aloysius Senior High School, Bandung, 1987-1990
  3. Lecturer, Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani, UNJANI, Bandung, 1990-1992
  4. Lecturer, Universitas Bandung Raya, 1990-1992


Research Interests

Biodegradable Polymers

  • Synthesis of biodegradable polymers (copolymers and its polyblends) based on lactone compounds and natural products with polyolefine derivatives (such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene).
  • Synthesis of poly(urethane-ester) from poliol of lactone segments and natural products with diisocianate derivative compounds.
  • Novel polystyrene and their derivatives as biomaterials.
  • Synthesis of composites from natural fibres and polyolefine derivatives.

Selected Publications

  1. C. Jaimes, M. Arcana, A. Brethon, A. Mathieu, F. Schue, and J. M. Desimone, “Structure and Morphology of poly([R,S]-b-butyrolactone) Synthesized from Aluminoxane Catalyst”, Eur. Polym. J., 34 (2), 1998, p. 175-185
  2. M. Arcana, O. Giani-Beaune, F. Schue, W. Amass, A. Amass, “Structure and Morphology of poly(?-hydroxybutyrate) Synthesized by Ring-Opening Polymerization of Racemic (R,S)-?-Butyrolactone with Distannoxane Derivatives”, Polymer International, 49 (11), 2000, 1348-1355
  3. M. Arcana, O. Giani-Beaune, F. Schue, W. Amass, A. Amass, “Ring-Opening Copolymerization of Racemic ?-butyrolactone with ?-caprolactone and ?-valerolactone by Distannoxane Derivative Catalyst: Study of the Enzymatic Degradation in Aerobic Media of Obtained Copolymers”, Polymer International, 51 (10), 2002, 859-866
  4. M. Arcana, K. Nagesh, and S. Ramakrisnan, “Synthesis of Narrow Polydispersity Block Copolymers of PtBA-PS by Novel RAFT Polymerization Technique”, Proc. ITB Eng. Science, 36 (1), 2004
  5. M. Arcana, A. Sulaeman, K. D. Pandiangan, A. Handoko, and M. Ledyastuti, “Synthesis of Polyblends from Polypropylene with poly(R,S)-?-hydroxybutirate and Its Characterization”, Polymer International, 55 (4), 2006, 435