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- IUPAC-sponsored event -


6th Annual UNESCO School & IUPAC Conference on Polymer Properties
14-17 April 2003, Mpumalanga, South Africa
(UNESCO Introductory Course, 10-11 April 2003)

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This continuing series of schools and conferences, held annually, has 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

The primary focus will be on the following:

  • characterization of polyolefins and emulsions from newest synthetic techniques (e.g., metallocenes and living-free radical)
  • catalysts and polymer synthesis (including combinatorial chemistry) hyphenated HPLC techniques, morphology, and ultrasonics

The scientific program will comprise plenary and invited lecturers, as well as other oral and poster presentations. Delegates are invited to submit contributions to the organizers.

Professor R. D. Sanderson
UNESCO Associated Centre for Macromolecules and Materials, Institute for Polymers Science, University of Stellenbosch Private Bag X1,
Matieland 7602, South Africa
Tel.: +27 21 808 3174
Fax: +27 21 808 4967
[email protected]


> Announcement published in Chem. Int. 23(6), 2002

* 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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