|PRAGUE MEETINGS ON
68thmeeting - 44thmicrosymposium
POLYMER GELS AND NETWORKS
PRAGUE, JULY 10 - 14, 2005
Under the auspices of
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY
Polymer Division: R.F.T. STEPTO (President)
POLYMER NETWORKS GROUP E. GEISSLER (Chairman)
NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE "NANOFUN-POLY" J. KENNY (Coordinator)
Preparation and chemical modification of networks and gels
Gel and network states of matter
Gelation and network formation
Gels in life sciences, technology and applications
The microsymposium will include main (30+10 min), invited (25+5), and short (15+5) lectures. Two poster sessions are planned.
|R. BANSIL (USA), A. MICHELMAN-RIBEIRO, R.
EFFECTS OF ELECTROPHORETIC ION MIGRATION ON THE STRUCTURE OF AGAROSE GELS
|C. DECKER (France)
SYNTHESIS AND PROPERTIES OF NANOCOMPOSITE AND PHOTOPOLYMER NETWORKS
|C. FLOSBACH (Germany)
OPTIMISED NETWORK STRUCTURES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COATING SYSTEMS
|W. HYK (Poland), M. KARBARZ
ELECTROCHEMICAL STUDIES ON EFFICIENCY OF SOLUTE RELEASE FROM THERMORESPONSIVE POLY(N-ISOPROPYLACRYLATE) GELS
|Z. LI (Netherlands), J. C. M. BROKKEN-ZIJP, G.
PREPARATION AND SURFACE PROPERTIES OF POLY(DIMETHYLSILOXANE)- BASED INORGANIC/ORGANIC HYBRID MATERIALS
|P.J. LUTZ (France)
STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF POLY(ETHER) MACROMONOMER BASED HYDROGELS
|A. MATSUMOTO (Japan), M. DOURA, T. KIGUCHI, H.
ITO, H. AOTA
DEVELOPMENT OF FLEXIBLE NETWORK POLYMERS CONSISTING OF OLIGOMERIC PRIMARY POLYMER CHAINS ORIGINATED FROM MULTIALLYL CROSSLINKING POLYMERIZATION
|C. S. PATRICKIOS (Cyprus), M. VAMVAKAKI, A. I.
TRIFTARIDOU, E. THEMISTOU, T. K. GEORGIOU, D. KAFOURIS,
N. HADJIANTONIOU, M. KARBARZ
THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF POLYMETHACRYLATE MODEL NETWORKS: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING
|W. PYCKHOUT-HINTZEN (Germany), A. BLANCHARD,
D. RICHTER, E. STRAUBE, D. J. READ
AN INTERPLAY OF SMALL ANGLE NEUTRON SCATTERING AND RHEOLOGICAL RELAXATION DATA IN DEFORMED POLYMER MELTS
|V. RAVAINE (France), V. LAPEYRE, S. CHEVREUX,
GLUCOSE-RESPONSIVE CORE-SHELL MICROGELS
|V. R. TIRUMALA (USA), J. ILAVSKY, M. ILAVSKY
EFFECT OF MONOMER STRUCTURE AND IONIC COMONOMER COMPOSITION ON THE COIL-TO-GLOBULE TRANSITION IN HYDROGELS
|E. VAN DEN BOSCH (Belgium), H. BERGHMANS
STRUCTURE FORMATION IN ISOTACTIC POLY(METHACRYLIC ACID)
|B. VOIT (Germany), D. SCHMALJOHANN, M.
ABDELREHIM, M. SANGERMANO, A. DI GIANNI, E. PAVLOVA, K.
HYPERBRANCHED POLYMERS AS REACTIVE MATERIAL IN FILM AND COATING APPLICATION
|J. WALASEK (Poland)
HEAT CAPACITY OF POLYMER LIQUID CRYSTALS SUBJECTED TO EXTERNAL DEFORMATIONS
Study on the polymerization energetic prepolymer NEO
|D. Kaya, O. Pekcan
Studying on network formation in NIPA gels by using fluorescence technique
|M. Mahlous, S. Benamer, A. Boukrif, S.
Larbi Youcef, B. Mansouri
Synthesis and characterization of PVA hydrogels for wound dressing
|S. Edgecombe, P. Linse
MC study of polyelectrolyte gel interaction with oppositely charged macroions
|P. Ptaszek, A. Ptaszek, M. Grzesik
Phase separation in maize starch-guar gum-water systems
|P. Ptaszek, M. Lukasiewicz, B.
Achremowicz, M. Grzesik
Interaction of hydrocolloid networks with mono- and oligosaccharides
Modification of chitosan gel to enhance and control the fertilizers performance
|A. Ptaszek, P. Ptaszek, W. Berski
Structural changes of polysaccharides water solutions under shear flow
|M. Lukasiewicz, A. Ptaszek, L. Koziel,
B. Achremowicz, M. Grzesik
Carboxymethylcellulose/polyaniline blends. Synthesis and properties
|I.A. Miskova, N.Yu. Solomko, O.G.
Budishevska, S.A. Voronov
Peroxidation of interfacial surface of colloid systems for creation nanocomposites
|D. Şakar, A. Sara ç, Ö. Cankurtaran,
A study on polystyrene networks in linear polystyrene solutions
|O. Çelik, D. Şakar, Ö. Cankurtaran,
A study of swelling behaviors of poly(p-chlorostyrene networks in linear poly(p-chlorostyrene) solutions
|S. Richter, V. Boyko, R. Matzker, K.
Schröter, T. Brand, S. Berger
Detecting the gel point in reversible and irreversible systems: Comparison of methods (DLS, rheology and NMR)
|F. Guillaumie, M. Mellergaard, M.
Boysen, K. Schwach-Abdellaoui
New biosynthetic cross-linked hyaluronic acid for biomedical applications
|H. Beneš, M. Pekárek, M. Duškova-Smrčkova
Polyurethane networks from recycled polyols
|S.Doudali, K. Hannoudi
Preparation of gel with piroxicam using acrylic acid polymers
|K. Hammoudi, L. Lammoudi
Modelization of a principle active diffusion from a polymeric system
|V. Bekiari, P. Lianos
Study of poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) hydrogels as hosts of lanthanide ion complexes
|A. Ďuračková, H. Valentová, E.
Pavlova, M. Dušková-Smrčková, K. Dušek
Effect of diluent on cyclization and mechanical properties of polyurethane networks
|T.T. Alekseeva, L.A. Protasenya, N.V.
Yarovaya, Yu.S. Lipatov
Interpenetrating polymers networks hydrogels based on polyurethane
|E. Karpushkin, E. Sbrueva, V. Skobeleva,
The interaction of anionic cross-linked polyelectrolyte gels with ascorbic acid
|M. Kráčalík, M. Studenovský, J. Mikešová,
R. Thomann, Ch. Friedrich
Effect of 3D structures on recycled PET/organo-clay nanocomposites
|T. Gotoh, S. Sakohara
Application of porous thermosensitive gel for dewatering of organic slurry
|L. Solar, A. Nohales, C. Gomez
Chemorheology of epoxy/organically layered silicate nanocomposites
|F. Lionetto, A. Sannino, G. Coluccia, A.
Gelation and network formation monitored by ultrasonic analysis
|Z. Hubicki, B. Łodyga, A. Łodyga, M.
Recovery of palladium from simulated solutions using selective ion-exchange resins with
|Z. Hubicki, M. Leszczyńska, B. Łodyga,
Preconcentration of Pd(II) traces on chelating amidoxime, aminophosphonic and iminodiacetate ion exchangers
|Z. Hubicki, M. Leszczyńska
Application of gel and macroporous ion-exchange resins in Pd(II) ions sorption from model chloride solutions
|J. Weber, V. Boyko, K.F. Arndt
Synthesis and characterization on network precursors
|T.K. Georgiou, C.S. Patrickios
Synthesis, characterization and modeling of double-hydrophobic model networks based on cross-linked star copolymers
|E. Themistou, C.S. Patrickios
Synthesis and characterization of star polymers and polymer networks containing a labile dimethacrylate cross-linker
|D. Kafouris, C.S. Patrickios
Synthesis and characterization of hydrophobic shell cross-linked polymer model networks and large-core star polymers
|V. Can, O. Okay
Shake gels based on laponite - PEO mixtures: Effect of polymer molecular weight
|V.R. Tirumala, R.A. Narayanan, P.
Thiygarajan, D.C. Mancini
Slow-mode relaxation in semi-dilute poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) solutions.studied by X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy
|F. Eckert, V. Boyko, K.F. Arndt
Dynamic properties of polymeric networks
|A. Hamerska-Dudra, J. Bryjask, A.W.
Immobilisation of glucoamylase and trypsin on crosslinked thermosensitive carriers
|T. Uematsu, Ch. Svanberg, P. Jacobsson
Hydrodynamic correlation lengths in semi-flexible polymer solutions
|M. Bodnár, J.F. Hartmann, J. Borbély
Preparation of core-shell nanoparticles from chitosan
Assessment of swollen polymer morphology
|A. Nohales, L. Solar, C.M Gomer
Dynamic viscoelastic characterization of a reactive epoxy-amine system modify with sepiolite
|N. Orakdogen, O. Okay
Formation and properties of poly(N,N-dimethylacryl amide) hydrogels
|M.Y. Kizilay, O. Okay
Effect of swelling on spatial inhomogenity in poly(acrylamide) gels formed at various monomer concentrations
|M.M. Ozmen, O. Okay
Effect of preparation temperature on the properties of 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid sodium salt (AMPS) based gels
|J. Vraštil, V. Špaček, L. Matějka,
Organic-inorganic hybrid star-like copolymers
|R. Ziobro, P. Ptaszek, A. Ptaszek
Viscoelastic properties of reextuded potato starch
|V. Guryca, J. Michálek, V. Pacákova,
M.V. Novotný, J. Širc
Porous polyacrylamide monoliths as stationaryphases for hydrophilic interaction electrochromatography
|A. Giannopoulou, A. Aletras, N.
Pharmakakis, G. Papatheodorou, S.N. Yannopoulos
DLS study of eye lens proteins dispersions: The effect of temperature
|J. Jovanocic, B. Adnadjevic, D.
Swelling kinetics of poly(acrylic acid) hydrogel in distilled water
|J. Jovanovic, B. Adnadjevic
Influence of xerogel structure on swelling kinetics
|T.W. Son, B.G. Kim, B.S. Kim, S.M. Sung
Preparation and characterization of nonstoichiometric polyelectrolyte complexes using chitosan and PEGmonosuccinate
|T.W. Son, S.M. Sung, B.S. Kim, B.G. Kim
Rheological properties of chitosan-alginate complex hydrogels
|B. Meissner, L. Matějka
Effect of stoichiometry on the properties of end-linked networks
|S.S. Kim, S.J. Lee
A study on the emulsion polymerization and electrical charge of particles in preparation of fine toner
|M. Květoň, A. Havránek
Polymerization and networking as a method of permanent holographic record formation
|M. Květoň, J. Havránková, A.
Polymer growth detected by holographic method
|H. Bysell, M. Malmsten
Polypeptide incorporation in oppositely charged microgels
|K. Pagonis, G. Bokias
Temperature- and solvent- sensitive hydrogelsbased on n-isopropylacrylamide and N,N-dimethylacrylamide
|A. Anžlovar, M. Žigon
Aqueous dispersions based on polyurethane/polymethacrylate semi-ipns
|J. Yang, C. Xu, C. Wang, J. Kopeček
Novel hybrid hydrogels self-assembled from HPMA copolymers containing coiled-coil peptide grafts
|P. Chivukula, K. Dušek, D. Wang, M.
Dušková-Smrčková, P. Kopečková, J. Kopeček
Novel azo bond-containing pH-sensitive IPN hydrogels: Design, characterization and application
|A. Abreu, F.E. Antunes, L. Coppola, D.
Gaudio, C. Oliviero, I. Nicotera
New findings in the phase behaviour of aqueous sodium oleate system. Structural analysis by rheology, DSC and NMR
|A. Krklješ, J. Nedeljković, Z.
Fabrication of Ag-PVA hydrogel nanocomposites by gamma irradiation
|J.L Stanford, P.A. Cookson
Structure development during the formation of multiphase polyurethane networks
|L. Rajabi, R. Mirabdolbaghi, GH.
Effects of bismaleimide resin on dielectric, dynamic thermal degradation and dynamic mechanical properties of epoxy - amine based glass-fabric reinforced networks/composites
|K.H. Tsoi, B.W. Darvell
Aspects of gelation on polysulphide prepolymers by numerical simulation
|Ch. Johansson, M. Malmsten
Electrostatic interactions between proteins and microgel particles
|M. Andersson, P. Hansson
Binding and unbinding of lysozyme to a poly(styrene sulfonate) gel
|P. Nilsson, P. Hansson
Surfactant-induced deswelling of polyacrylate gels
|S. Çavuş, G. Gürdag
Synthesis and swelling behavior of pH- and temperature-sensitive poly(N,N' dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate-co-2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propane suphonic acid) hydrogels
|S.A. Udra, V.I. Mashchenko, L.A.
Kazarin, V.V. Sorokin, V.I. Gerasimov
Structure formation in polyacrylonitrile-propylenecarbonate solutions in gelation
|F. Kučera, E. Kostelecká
Synthesis and properties of hydrogels based on polycrylamide
|H. Ito, H. Aota, A. Matsumoto
Synthesis of flexible networks polymers consisting of centipede - type primary polymer chains by utilizing allyl polymerization
|K. Nakamura, H. Aota, A. Matsumoto
Kinetic pursuit of free-radical crosslinking monovinyl/divinyl copolymerization resulting in hydrophylic network polymers by means of reactir
|J.H. Kim, J.S. Yeo, H.C. Kim, S.H. Kim,
Gelation behavior and properties of poly(viny alcohol) and poly(acrylic acid)
|M. Navrátil, V. Křesálek
Monitoring of cross-linking reaction of collagen hydrolysate with glutaraldehyde by optical method.
|I. Kroutilová, L. Matějka, J.
Pleštil, M. Steinhart, M. Šlouf
Formation-structure-properties relations in epoxy networks reinforced with POSS
|M. Uchman, B. Strachotová, L. Matějka
Organic-anorganic hydrogels with thermoresponsive properties
|K. Kráčalíková, M. Bleha
Crosslinked methacrylate-based polymer gels as supports for immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC)
|Z. Hrdlička, A. Kuta, E. Landová, V.
Styrene-butadiene rubber compounds containing liquid polybutadiene curable at low temperatures
|J. Zelenka, M. Zelenková-Myšková
Properties of epoxy networks with clay particles
|S. Szabó L., B. Iván, J. Scherble, R.
New types of amphiphilic conetworks: Synthesis and characterization of poly(N,N-dimethyl acrylamide)-L-poly(dimethylsiloxan)s
|G. Kali, B. Iván
Swelling response of amphiphilic conetworks to salt concentration
|P. Mezey, A. Domján, B. Iván, R.
Thomann, R. Mülhaupt
Morphology studies and potential applicationsof poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide)-L-polyisobutylene amphiphilic polymer conetworks
|G. Costello, S.R. Euston
Computer simulation of model protein denaturation, aggregation and gelation
|M. Babič, D. Horák, P. Sáha
Preparation of poly(NN-dimethylacrylamide)-based microspheres by heterogenous polymerization technique
|L. Toman, M. Janata, J. Spěváček, A.
Sikora, P. Vlček, P. Látalová, J. Dybal, J. Michálek,
M. Pekárek, P. Holler, B. Masař
Osocyanate-multifunctionalized polyisobutylenes as novel crosslinking agents for preparation of polymer gels and networks
|R. Regisser, F. Mechin, J.P.Pascault
Evidence of chemical clusters presence in end-linked multimodal polyurethane networks through thermomechanical and 1H solid-state NMR analysis
|I. Alenichev, Z. Sedláková, M.
Swelling and mechanical behavior of charged poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)networks in water/ethanol mixtures
|O. Truněček, H. Valentová, J.
Budinski-Simendič, M. Plavšič, M. Ilavský
Dynamic mechanical behavior of reinforced elastomers based on NR, SBR, BR and BR/SBR rubbers
|H. Valentová, J. Nedbal, Z.
Sedláková, M. Ilavský
Dielectric, dynamic mechanical and thermal behavior of ordered polyurethane networks
|L. Hanyková, J. Labuta, J. Spěváček,
J. Lang, M. Ilavský
Coil/globule transition in poly(vinyl methyl ether) water/ethanol solutions studied by NMR spectroscopy
|L. Starovoytova, J. Spěváček, L.
Hanyková, M. Ilavský
Thermotropic phase transitions in aqueous solutions of polymer mixtures studied by NMR spectriscopy
|J. Budinski-Simendič , M. Špírková,
K. Dušek, T. Dikic, M. Plavsič, I. Popovic, L.
Katsikas, M. Ilavský
Thermal stability and structural studies of polyurethane networks containing isocyanurate(hexahydro-1,3,5-triazin-2,4,6-trion) rings as a crosslink
|M. Pastorczak, M. Kozanecki , S.
Kadlubowski , J. M. Rosiak , J. Ulański
Water structure in swelled/deswelled hydrogels system studied by Raman spectroscopy
|Z. Tuzar, P. Štěpánek, J. Kříž, P.
Kadlec, F. Nallet
Physical network of polymers in partially miscible solvents: Light scattering study
|P. Štěpánek, V. Rzukhtin, K. Pranzas,
Z. Tuzar, F. Nallet
Small-angle neutron scattering study of transient networks of block copolymers in a mixture of immiscible solvents
|M. Walczak, J.B. Lechowicz, H. Galina
Hyperbranched polymers based on 4,4-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)pentanoic acid
|J. Širc. J. Michálek, Z. Bosáková,
Use of polymers networks as chiral stationary phases for HPLC
|A. Strachota, L. Matějka
Hybrid inorganic/organic epoxy networks containing stannoxane and siloxane clusters
|I. Fernández, O.Vernáez , G. Navarro
Dynamic rheology characterization of SBR crosslinking in organic solutions
|H. Macková, D. Horák
Effect of reaction parameters on properties of thermosensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microspheres
|J. Šomvársky, Z.Sedláková, J.
Pleštil, M. Ilavský
SAXS, photoelastic and dynamic mechanical behavior of three component polyurethane networks prepared by one stage and two-stage process
|F.E. Antunes, B. Lindman, M.G. Miguel
Mixed systems of hydrophobically modified polyelectrolytes: controlling rheology by charge and hydrophobe stoichiometry and interaction strenght
|M. Netopilík, P.Kratochvíl
Distribution of degrees of polymerization in statistically branched polymers with tetrafunctional branch points: Model calculations
|Sunday, July 10
Monday, July 11
Tuesday, July 12
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 14
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INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
K. ULBRICH (Director of the Institute)
D. VYPRACHTICKY (P.M.M. Head)
M. SRPOVA, E. GRISOVA, M. RODOVA (P.M.M. Secretariat)
J. KAHOVEC (Guest Editor)
J. BRUS, J. JUZA, J. KAPRALEK (P.M.M. Technical Managers)
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Taxis can be hired at the airport or the
railway stations. The fare is max. 22 CZK per kilometre and 30
CZK is the boarding fee within the city boundaries (2005 January
prices). Taxi fare from the Prague Airport to the Institute of
Macromolecular Chemistry is 300-400 CZK, to downtown 500 -700
CZK. The Airport minibus service CEDAZ provides transport to the
City for 360 CZK (1-4 persons). We recommend negotiating the fare
before entering a taxi.