1993: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Polymers with Novel Topologies

Tuesday, 27th April

Highly Branched Systems
09:10 Professor Jean Frechet (Cornell University)
"Dendritic and Hyperbranched Polymers and Copolymers"
10:50 Dr. Richard Turner (Eastman-Kodak, Rochester)
"Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of All-Aromatic Hyperbranched Polyesters"
11:55 Professor Bert Meijer (Eindhoven University)
"New Topologies with Dendrimers"
17:00 Dr. Tom McLeish (Sheffield University)
Rheology of Polymeric Stars
18:00 Dr. Owen Webster (response to invitation await) (Du Pont, Wilmington)
"Hypercrosslinked Rigid-Rod Polymers"

Wednesday, 28th April

Rings, Catenanes, Rotaxanes and Related Systems
09:00 Professor Fraser Stoddart (Birmingham University)
"Self-Assembly Catenanes, Rotaxanes and Double Helicates: New Approaches to Novel Polymer Systems"
10:40 Professor Harry Gibson (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg)
"Synthesis and Characterization of Rotaxanes and Polyrotaxanes"
11:50 Professor Philip Hodge (Manchester University)
"Cyclic Polymers: An Endless Tail"
Peculiar Polymers and Peculiar Situations
17:00 Dr. Ken Evans (Liverpool University)
"Polymers Showing Negative Poisson Ratio"
18:00 Dr. Randal Richards (Durham University)
"Tripping the Light Fantastic"

Thursday, 29th April

Stiff Linear Polymers
09:00 Professor George Gray (Merck, Poole)
"L.C. Polymers Structure and Dynamics"
10:40 Professor Allan Hay (McGill University)
"Rigid Amorphous Polymers, Synthesis and Properties"
11:50 Professor Allan Underhill (Bangor University)
"Polymers Incorporating Metal Chelates"
17:00 Professor Gerhard Wegner (MPI, Mainz)
"Molecularly Rigid Rods, Advantages and Problems"

The conference was held at Moretonhampstead
Tuesday, 27th April - Thursday, 29th April 1993


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