Symp., Vol. 214, 2004, pp. 1-379
& Materials Science
Annual UNESCO School & IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules
& Materials Science,
Stellenbosch (South Africa), April 2003
Editors: R.D. Sanderson and H. Pasch
Wiley-VCH, 2004, pp. 1-379
Chemistry for Life Division in Paris has awarded 13 Associated
Centres for research in chemical science and education.
One of these is the UNESCO Associated Centre for Macromolecules
& Materials which is part of the Chemistry Department
of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
As part of its activities, UNESCO encourages and sponsors
UNESCO Schools and scientific conferences in collaboration
with scientific associations such as the International
Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The UNESCO
School and Conference on Macromolecules & Materials
Science is held annually at different locations in South
Africa (website: http://academic.sun.ac.za/unesco/Homepage.htm).
World authorities in various fields of macromolecular
science are invited to give tutorials at the UNESCO School
and informative plenaries at the conference. The exposure
to new ideas and advanced concepts in macromolecular science
is of great importance for South African students and
senior staff alike coming from different universities
and research institutions. It is particularly valuable
that with the support of UNESCO generous concessions can
be made for attendees from disadvantaged communities and
from countries with emerging technologies.
The 6th UNESCO School & IUPAC Conference focused on
polymer properties with a special session on the characterization
of polyolefins. Abridged versions of a number of papers
are compiled to create the present volume of Macromolecular
Symposia. The content of the papers is also available
in the Virtual Teaching Encyclopaedia which contains papers
from previous UNESCO conferences as well (at the above
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