78th PRAGUE MEETING ON MACROMOLECULES

PMM
IMC  IUPAC

FRONTIERS OF POLYMER COLLOIDS: FROM SYNTHESIS TO
MACRO-SCALE AND NANO-SCALE APPLICATIONS

20 − 24 JULY 2014   •   PRAGUE    •   CZECH REPUBLIC


Symposium Chairman: Daniel Horák (Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR)


Honorary Chairman: Jaromír Šňupárek (University of Pardubice )


Venue: Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry,
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Heyrovského nám. 2, 162 06 Prague 6, Czech Republic

TOPICS

  1. Advanced methods of synthesis and preparation of polymer colloids using conventional and innovative polymerization processes (RAFT, ATRP, etc.). Kinetics and mechanism. Micro- and nano-encapsulation, polymer/inorganic nano-composite particles, core-shell microspheres, hollow particles.
  2. Nano- and microparticles, polymer micelles and vesicles for life sciences, drug and gene delivery and biomedical diagnostics, polymer material - biomolecules complexes and assemblies, click chemistry. Biocompatible/biodegradable particles, polymer colloids in nano-biotechnologies.
  3. Stimuli-responsive polymer colloids, such as temperature-, pH- and light-sensitive, magnetic and conducting polymer particles, colloid characterization and physico-chemical properties of particles: microstructure, chemical composition, swelling ability, morphology, surface properties, etc.
  4. New trends in industrial applications of polymer colloids in coatings, composite materials, adhesives, paper and textile, etc. Colloidal crystals for optical devices.


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