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Conference Announcement

- IUPAC-sponsored event -

4th Annual UNESCO School and South African IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules and Materials Science,
9 - 11 April 2001, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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The School and Conference have the following goals:

  • to expose Africa to macromolecules and materials technology that is applicable to their economies,
  • to create a virtual teaching encyclopedia CD-ROM for teaching in developing countries, where books, journals, and teaching material preparation are not available,
  • to teach analytical skills during the preceding week at the UNESCO School, and
  • to provide a worldwide forum for the gathering of many top-notch material scientists. Scientific sessions will cover the following topics principally from an industrial perspective:
    • monomer synthesis and transformations
    • catalysts and polymer synthesis (including combinatorial chemistry)
    • polymer properties (chemical characterization, hyphenated HPLC techniques, morphology, and ultrasonics)
    • stabilization and degradation
    • polymerization (especially metallocenes and living-free radical)
    • polymer processing, especially for polymer intermediates
    • polyolefins and emulsions
    • macromolecular and materials education
    • advanced materials, nanostructured systems

A UNESCO School will be held 7 - 8 April 2001 in Stellenbosch. Approximately 150 scientific participants from around the world are expected to attend these events.

For further information, contact Prof. R.D. Sanderson, UNESCO Associated Centre for Macromolecules and Materials, Institute for Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa: E-mail: [email protected]; Tel: +27 21 808 3172; Fax: +27 21 808 4967.

Conference website: http://www.sun.ac.za/unesco/unesco.htm

> Published in Chem. Int. 22(5), 2000

* Sponsorship by IUPAC attests to the quality of the scientific program and indicates the host country's assurance that scientists from all countries may participate.
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