POLYCHAR-18 World Forum on Advanced Materials
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The 18th World Forum on Advanced Polymeric Materials (POLYCHAR 18) took place in Siegen, Germany, April 7–10, 2010. The cover picture shows the newly coined Paul J. Flory Research Prize medal.
Editor: Werner Mormann
Polymers and Organic Chemistry
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The 13th International Symposium on Polymers and Organic Chemistry (POC '09) took place in Montreal, Canada. The cover is selected from the article by D. E. Bergbreiter et. al., p. 25, and shows the kinetic study of the reaction of PIB vinyl ether with 2nd generation Grubbs catalyst 10 by 1H NMR spectroscopy.
Editor: William Skene
New Frontiers in Macromolecular Science
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The well known “Prague Meetings on Macromolecules (PMM)” continued its series with this 73rd meeting, which took place in Prague (Czech Republic) in July 2009. It was dedicated to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the “Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic”. The cover figure is selected from the article by J. Czernek, p. 125.
Editors: V?ra Cimrová, František Rypá?ek
POLYCHAR-17 World Forum on Advanced Materials
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The 17th Forum took place on April 20th - April 24th, 2009 at the Institute of Materials Research of the University of Rouen. The tutorial Course on Polymer Characterization was held at the same location on April 20th. Both were organized by Prof. Jean-Marc Saiter of the University of Rouen and his team. The Forum stressed the following areas: Predictive Methods; Nanomaterials and Smart Materials; Electrical & Dielectric Properties; Surfaces, Interfaces & Tribology; Mechanical Properties and Performance; Rheology and Processing; Structure- Property Relationships; Materials Synthesis; Biomaterials, Materials for Energy & Recycling.
Editors: Jean-Marc Saiter, Witold Brostow, Michael Hess
Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials
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The 4th International Symposium on Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (MAM-08), sponsored by IUPAC and German Research Foundation (DFG), was organized by Prof. Dr. Helmut Ritter et al. and held at the Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf from September 7–11, 2008. The aim of the congress was to bring together scientists from over the world to present scientific and technological findings related to the areas of polymer chemistry (macromolecular) and extended molecular networks (supramolecular). By gathering engineers, material scientists as well as inorganic, organic and physical chemists would offer a diversified view on the fascinating and versatile issues of science.
Editors: Helmut Ritter, Ella Bezdushna, Carsten Koopmans, Maricica Munteanu, Monir Tabatabai, Kurt E. Geckeler