The World Polymer Congresses are highlights in the calendars of polymer scientists. In July 2000, the 38th International Symposium on Macromolecules (sponsored by IUPAC) was held in Warsaw, attended by 1 500 participants from 54 countries. The program covered all areas of macromolecular chemistry-from various kinds of polymer synthesis to theory and modeling of polymer systems; from polymer properties and characterization to industrial processing. All types of polymers (e.g., crystalline, branched, blends, composites and biorelated) were discussed, and industrial and educational perspectives were explored. Volumes 174 and 175 of Macromolecular Symposia present almost all the Invited and Plenary Lectures from the Congress and represent an excellent overview of the current state of macromolecular science.
Table of Contents
Preface (S. Penczek, et al.).
Science as a Cultural Activity (H. Kroto).
Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry (J.-M. Lehn).
Biotechnology and Polymer Chemistry: A Growing Relationship (J. Miller & P. M. Norling).
Rational Design of Polymer Colloids (D. Lamb, et al.).
Olefin Polymerizations Using Cationic Ni(II) and Pd(II) Diimine Complexes (M. Brookhart, et al.).
De Novo Design of Biomedical Polymers: Hybrids from Synthetic Macromolecules and Genetically Engineered Protein Domains (J. Kopeček, et al.).
Crystalline Morphology and Thermal Properties for Random Copolyesters of (R)-3-Hydroxybutyric Acid with Different Hydroxyalkanoic Groups (H. Abe & Y. Doi).
Macromolecular Engineering by Controlled/Living Ionic and Radical Polymerizations (K. Matyjaszewski).
Phase Transition and Self-Assembly in Block Copolymers (T. Hashimoto).
A Practical Approach to the Living Polymerization of Functionalized Monomers: Application to Block Copolymers and 3-Dimensional Macromolecular Architectures (E. Harth, et al.).
Nano-Scale Ordering in Highly Branched Regular Polymer Structures (A. Ozerin).
Industrial Research on Polymeric Materials, Today and in the Future (J. A. Put).
Multidimensional Solid-State NMR of Structure and Dynamics of Polymers (H. W. Spiess).
A View on Future Directions for Macromolecular Science (N. M. Bikales & A. J. Lovinger).
Polymers from Non-Homopolymerizable Monomers (D. Braun).
Polycondensation vs. Cyclization of Divinylsubstituted Silicon Compounds Catalyzed by Transition Metal Complexes (B. Marciniec, et al.).
Control of the Stereochemical Structure of Silicon-Containing Polymers (Y. Kawakami).
Recent Developments in Cellulose Grafting Chemistry Utilizing Barton Ester Intermediates and Nitroxide Mediation (W. H. Daly, et al.).
Semi-Rigid Polyesters Analysed Using the "Strong-Fragile" Concept (A. Saiter, et al.).
Miscibility and Kinetic Behaviour of Cyanate Resin/Polysulfone Blends (I. Recalde, et al.).
The Prediction of Reactivity in Radical Polymerisation (A. Jenkins & J. Jenkins).
Pulsed-Laser Radical Polymerization and Propagation Kinetic Parameters of Some Alkyl Acrylates (L. Couvreur, et al.).
Tailored Polymer Architectures by Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (E. Rizzardo, et al.).
Initiation, Propagation and Termination in Fluid Phase Free-Radical Polymerization (M. Buback).
Historical Perspectives on Living Anionic Polymerization (J. Smid).
The Persistent Radical Effect in Living Radical Polymerization - Borderline Cases and Side-Reactions (H. Fischer & M. Souaille).
Unusual Features of Ring-Opening Polymerisation (H. Höcker & H. Keul).
Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate with Neutral Zirconocene Enolate Cp2ZrMe[OC(ME)=CMe2] (F. Bandermann, et al.).
Structure and Reactivity of Addition Fragmentation Agents in Photochemically and Thermally Induced Cationic Polymerization (Y. Yagci, et al.).
New Elastomers by Metallocene Catalysis (W. Kamisky).
Metallocene Polyolefins and Their Blends (M. Hess, et al.).
Recent Progress in Polyolefin Materials and Processing (M. Kakugo).
Linear, Hyperbranched, and Dendrimer-Like Polymers Containing Phosphorus. Synthesis and Properties (J.-P. Majoral, et al.).
Modelling of Hyperbranched and Network Polymerisation (H. Galina & J. B. Lechowicz).
New Types of Multifunctional Liquid Crystalline Photochromic Copolymers for Optical Data Recording and Storage (V. P. Shibaev, et al.).
Stars and Dendrimer-Like Architectures by the Divergent Method Using Controlled Radical Polymerization (Y. Gnanou & D. Taton).
Understanding the Elastomeric Properties of Polymer Networks (R. T. F. Stepto, et al.).
Novel Supramolecular Networks Based on Melamine-and Imide-Containing Oligomers (T. Loontjens, et al.).
New Neutral and Ionic Poly(ethylene oxide) Networks by Radical Polymerization (K. S. Kazanskii).
Thermodynamics of Polymeric Fluids - Effect of Volume on the Configurational Entropy of Chain Molecules (A. Abe, et al.).
Structure and Properties of Single Complex Macromolecules and of Related Bulk Systems (T. Pakula).
Analysis of Complex Polymers by Multidimensional Analytical Techniques (H. Pasch).
Strategies in Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatographic Separation of Complex Polymer Systems (D. Berek).