2007 Prague Meetings on Macromolecules

70th PMM - 46th microsymposium



Libor Matějka

PRAGUE, July 8 - 12, 2007

Second Circular


(Information about visas, insurance, currency, trasport etc. can be found in the "Permanent information" on https://www.imc.cas.cz/sympo/ginfo/ )


70th meeting – 46th Microsymposium

under the auspices of the

Macromolecular Division
Jung-Il Jin
President of the Polymer Division

Organized by the


F. Rypáček
Director of the Institute

D. Výprachtický
P.M.M. Head

E. Grisová, M. Rodová
P.M.M. Secretariat

J. Jůza, J. Kaprálek
P.M.M. Technical Managers


Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i.
P.M.M. Secretariat
Heyrovského nám. 2
162 06 Praha 6,
Czech Republic


Phone:  +420-296 809 332
Fax: +420-296 809 410
E-mail: sympo@imc.cas.cz
WWW: https://www.imc.cas.cz/sympo/46micros/

Libor Matějka


M. Raab, M. Špírková, A. Strachota, B. Meissner, I. Kroutilová, B. Strachotová


All sessions will be held in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., Heyrovského nám. 2, Praha 6


English is the working language of the Microsymposium; no translation will be provided. All materials for publication must be submitted in English.


Data-Video-Projector (XGA) connected to a local PC will be available. Following media can be used for transfer of data: FDD 3.5", CD, DVD, USB-Flash. Other supported inputs are via: PCMCIA, IEEE 1394 ports, 4-in-1 Card Reader-Multimedia Card, Secure Digital, Smart Media, or from VHS. No connection of private notebooks or laptops will be allowed. Full functionality of the presentation will be checked by the technical staff in advance.

In addition, an overhead projector will be available.


  U. Schubert (Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Materials Chemistry, Wien, Austria)
Inorganic-organic hybrid polymers based on surface-modified metal oxide clusters
  J.F. Gérard, J. Galy (UMR CNRS, Laboratoire des Matériaux Polymères, INSA Lyon, France)
From sol-gel to dispersion of nanoparticles including nanostructuration from hybrid O/I nanobuilding blocks: The different routes for synthesis of O/I nanomaterials
  M. Shibayama (Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan)
Small-angle neutron scattering and dynamic light scattering studies on high-performance polymer-nanocomposite hydrogels
  R.J.J. Williams (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencia y Tecnología de Materiales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Nanostructured materials based on polyhedral and bridged silsesquioxanes
  D. Loy (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Tailoring functionality of polysilsesquioxanes for fuel cell applications
  C. Sanchez (Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée, UMR CNRS 7574, UPC, Paris, France)
Designed construction of nanostructured functional inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic materials
  R.M. Laine, M. Roll, M. Asuncion, C. Brick, S. Sulaimann, R. Tamaki (Macromolecular Science and Engineering Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)
Perfect and nearly perfect silsesquioxane for polyfunctional nanoparticles and nanocomposites
  J.D. Lichtenhan, B. Fu, P. Wheeler (Hybrid Plastics Inc., Hattiesburg, MS, USA)
Achieving value with nanostructured chemicals
  J.P. Pascault (UMR CNRS, Laboratoire des Matériaux Polymères, INSA Lyon, France)
Design of block copolymers for nanostructuration of epoxies and other thermosets
  M. Matsuo (Nara Women's University, Faculty of Human Life and Environment, Japan)
Alternating current electrical and dielectric properties of nano-composites prepared by several kinds of method

Invited lectures

  L. Bokobza (France)
Some new developments in rubber nanocomposites
  M. Popall (Germany)
ORMOCER® s - inorganic-organic class-II sol-gel hybrids - high performance polymers for challenging micro-optic and opto/electrical applications
  M. Stamm (Germany)
Ordered nanotemplates and composites by copolymer self-organisation
  P. Pissis (Greece)
Molecular dynamics in polymer nanocomposites studied by dielectric and related techniques
  W.D. Cook, G. Liang, H.J. Sautereau, A. Tcharkhtchi (Australia)
Thermoplastic nanocomposites using reactive plasticizers as processing aids
  M. Furukawa, K. Kojio (Japan)
Micro phase separation of bulk and ultrathin films of polyurethane elastomers
  F. Maurer (Sweden)
Free volume and mesopores in polymer nanocomposites
  J. Jančář, J. Kalfus (Czech Republic)
Free and retarded reptation in PVAc/HA nanocomposites above the neat PVAc Tg
  H. Galina (Poland)
Hyperbranched polyesters of controlled molecular size distribution
  J. Kenny (Italy)
Plasma Treatment of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for the Preparation of Fully Integrated Nanocomposites
  V. Choudhary (India)
Tailoring thermoresponsive nanoparticles for targeted delivery of anticancer drugs

Special lectures

  A. Avgeropoulos, S. Rangou, V. Krikorian, E.L. Thomas (Greece)
Synthesis, molecular and morphological characterization of 2nd genaration dendritic homopolymers and copolymers of butadiene and isoprene with different microstructures
  K. Karaky, L. Billon (France)
Amphiphilic gradient copolymers shape composition influence on the surface/bulk properties
  C.P. Buckley, C. Prisacariu (UK)
NM-scale structural origins of the mechanical properties of polyurethanes
  J. Kovács, Z. Dominkovics, G. Vörös, B. Pukánszky (Hungary)
Network formation in PP/layered silicate nanocomposites: modeling and analysis of rheological properties
  A. Fina, D. Tabuani, G. Camino (Italy)
POSS grafting on PPgMA by one-step reactive blending
  D. Grande (France)
Tailoring mesoporous polymeric materials from (semi-)IPNs as nanostructured precursors
  A.R. Albunia, C. Daniel, C. D’Aniello, P. Rizzo, V. Venditto, G. Mensitieri, P. Musto, G. Guerra (Italy)
Nanostructured polymeric molecular sieves
  M. Hernandez, B. Sixou, J. Dupuy, J. Duchet, H Sautereau (France)
PMMA-epoxy-clay ternary blends: synthesis and properties
  L.-H. Xie, B.-M. Zhao, L.-H. Wang, W. Huang (China)
An efficient synthesis strategy for highly nonplanar opto-electronic nanomaterials by BF3.OET2-mediated Friedel-Crafts reactions
  M. Ilavský, A. Jigounov, J. Nedbal, P. Pissis, J. Baldián, Z. Sedláková (Czech Republic)
Structure, thermal and dielectric properties of LC thiol with azobenzene mesogenic group and com-like polybutadiene-diols modified with this thiol
  N. Kato (Japan)
Microporous, thermosensitive hydrogel prepared by freezing
  J. Keckes, P. Boesecke, W. Gindl (Austria)
Structural changes in cyclically deformed cellulose-based nanocomposites characterized by in‑situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction coupled with tensile tests
  S.B. Mishra, A.K. Mishra, A.S. Luyt (South Africa)
Influence of organic peroxides on morphology and properties of EVA-organoclay nanocomposites
  M.A. Morris (Ireland)
Achieving highly ordered nanoscale features at surfaces using self assembly of block copolymers
  P. Pötschke, S. Pegel, T. Villmow, I. Alig, S. Dudkin, D. Lellinger (Germany)
Melt processing-property-relationships in multiwalled carbon nanotube-polymer composites
  K.S. Triantafyllidis, P.I. Xidas, T.J. Pinnavaia (Greece)
Alternative synthetic routes to epoxy polymer – clay nanocomposites via minimization of the organic modifier of organoclays
  Y-Z. Wang, K.-K. Yang, F.-Y. Huang, Fang-Lu, X.-L. Wang (China)
A novel potential ecomaterial based on poly(P-dioxanone)/montmorillonite nanocomposite


The number of poster communications is limited (2 posters per registered participant). Every poster communication must be registered for presentation on the Registration Form; the registered poster communication is automatically accepted if the author's participation fee has been remitted.

The poster boards are 120 cm high and 120 cm wide. The material for mounting posters will be provided.


Abstracts of main and special lectures and all registered poster communications will be published in the Programme Booklet provided their texts have reached the P.M.M. Secretariat by 15 April 15 May (change!!) 2007. We collect abstracts either on diskettes or CD, by e-mail, or through the Microsymposium website. File formats: RTF or Microsoft Word are most suitable, files in PDF or as GIF pictures with resolution 600 dpi will also be accepted.

It is useful to use file names derived from the name of the participant (if you register using the WWW form and upload your abstract, the file is renamed automatically). You may also send a hard copy of the abstract by mail; facsimiles cannot be accepted.

The P.M.M. Secretariat will confirm the receipt of the abstracts of all registered participants. Abstracts of unregistered participants will be neither confirmed nor published or returned.

Abstracts, except for their headings, will be printed without editing.

The Programme Booklet will be available at the Registration Desk.

Preparation of abstracts

Abstracts should not exceed one page of the A4 size.

A sample of an abstract is available at https://www.imc.cas.cz/sympo/ginfo/abstract.rtf in RTF format.

Abstracts with the format not corresponding to that of the sample will not be accepted.


Main, invited and special lectures and selected poster communications will be published in a special volume of Macromolecular Symposia (see:  http://www.ms-journal.de ; Conferences on Macromolecular Science). All the papers submitted to Macromolecular Symposia are subject to peer review. A maximum of 10 pages is allowed for main or invited lectures and 6 pages for special lecture or poster communication. The manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the instructions available on http://www.ms-journal.de and submitted via Online Submission and Refereeing Tool manuscriptXpress. The deadlines and detailed submission instruction will be announced. The “Instructions to Authors” we will communicate to all registered participants at the beginning of the submission period. 


During the conference it will be possible to see the new SAXS/WAXS system at IMC. Dr. K. Joensen from JJ X-Ray Systems who provided the instrument will be available for discussions, demonstrations and running samples that participants are welcome to bring along. The instrument is capable of taking Two-dimensional SAXS data in the q-range from 0.007 Å-1 to 1.1 Å-1, (corresponding to periodicities from 5Å to 1000 Å) and two-dimensional WAXS data (for determination of crystallinity) up to 60 degres 2-theta. Participants samples can be solids, liquids, gels, and/or powders, with the possibility of subjecting samples to temperatures up to 300 degrees.

Routine samples at ambient temperatures can be characterized without prior arrangement, while time for samples requiring temperature characterization should be booked prior to the conference by contacting Dr. K. Joensen at karsten.joensen@jjxray.dk


  1. Welcome reception, Monday - included in registration fee.
  2. Visit to Křivoklát castle and Lány with an informal dinner; Wednesday. The excursion will not coincide with any programme session. Please book for the excursion using the Registration Form (admission by tickets only). Price: 90 EUR(extra fee).
  3. Farewell drink, Thursday - - included in registration fee.


Guided visit to the medieval castle Křivoklát, 40 km west of Prague, which used to be a seat of princes and kings of Bohemia from the Přemyslide dynasty (until 1306) and of kings of the Luxemburg (1310-1437) and Jagiello (1471-1526) dynasties. The excursion continues in the game park in Lány, which is a part of the chateau parkland. The Baroque chateau Lany is the official summer residence of presidents of the Czech Republic. After a walk through the game park an informal dinner will be served in the Hotel Classic. Those who are interested can visit the museum of historic sport cars with about 50 exhibits.


Registration Form/Fees 15 April 30 May 2007
Abstracts 15 April 30 May 2007
Cancellation of registration (if full refund is required) 1 June 2007


Sunday, 8 July

16:00 – 19:00 On-site registration

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Praha 6, Heyrovského nám. 2

All participants, including invited speakers, should register

The registration will continue on Monday

All the following sessions (Monday through Thursday) take place in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague 6, Heyrovského Sq. 2.

Monday, 9 July

08:00 - 16:00 Registration (continued)
09:00 - 09:30 Opening of the Microsymposium
09:30 - 17:30 Lectures, Poster session I
19:00 - 22:00 Welcome reception

Tuesday, 10 July

09:00 - 18:00 Lectures, Poster session II

Wednesday, 11 July

09:00 - 12:00 Lectures
14:00 - 22:00 Excursion
Please book for the excursion using the Registration Form.

Price: 90 € (extra fee).

Thursday, 12 July

09:00 - 16:00 Lectures
16:00 Farewell drink - complimentary for all participants



Final registration

Any person wishing to attend the Microsymposium (including speakers) must submit the enclosed Registration Form to the P.M.M. Secretariat. The confirmation of registration means only that your registration is accepted. It is not a receipt of payment (see Remittance of fees).

Please note that the title of any contribution should be definitive and identical with the abstract heading.


Registration fees

The fees can be paid in any convertible currency but the total must be equivalent to the sum specified in Euro:

  30 May 15 April at the latest After 30 May 15 April including on-site
Full fee 450 EUR 550 EUR
IUPAC Affiliate Member fee* 420 EUR 520 EUR
Student fee** 250 EUR 350 EUR
Accompanying person fee ***   50 EUR   50 EUR
Excursion   90 EUR   90 EUR

The registration fee includes Microsymposium materials, admission to all sessions, refreshments, four lunches, and participation in the welcome reception and farewell drink.

* The participant is requested to give the number of his/her IUPAC Affiliate Membership card valid in 2007 in his/her Registration Form and show the card during on-site registration.

** Student-rate registration is available for students who can prove their full-time student status by submitting a statement of their university or institute.

*** Accompanying person fee includes participation in the welcome reception and farewell drink.

Remittance of fees

Please order your bank to transfer the respective amount to the following account:

Account name: Ustav makromolekulární chemie AV CR, v.v.i., Heyrovskeho nam. 2, 162 06 Praha 6
Account number in national format: 478387443/0300
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): CZ14 0300 0000 0004 7838 7443
Variable symbol: 8146
Payment title: 355
Bank: Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (address: Na prikope 14, CZ-115 20 Praha 1, Czech Republic.)
Bank Identifier Code (BIC). CEKOCZPP

The P.M.M. Secretariat will acknowledge payments by mailing receipts.

The secretariat is able to accept mail order (MO) payments with embossed Eurocard/Mastercard or VISA cards. You have to print out a mail order (its generating is possible from the on-line registration form; blank mail orders are also available here in html, rtf, or pdf, but using of those generated during sending registration form is preferred), fully and correctly fill it, sign it and send to the address of the P.M.M. Secretariat. The receipt of payment will be confirmed. We note that the bank requires that the total amount to be paid must be indicated in Czech crowns; the price in Czech crowns appears on the registration form.

Remittance of fees is to be made by 30 April May 2007. If a mail order is delivered to the P.M.M. Secretariat or payment recorded in the bank in Prague after 5 May 2007 (late payment), the higher rates of registration fees will come into effect and possible arrears will have to be cleared at the Registration Desk. On-site cash payment of a registration fee as a late payment may be accepted only exceptionally and after preliminary agreement of the Organizers. Without such agreement, the applicant cannot be included in the list of participants in Programme Booklet.


In the event of cancellation of participation, a full refund of the fees paid (less an administrative bank tax) will be made if the P.M.M. Secretariat receives notification before 1 June 2007. Only 75 % of the fees paid will be refunded if cancellation is received after 1 June but before 15 June 2007.

In any case, please inform the P.M.M. Secretariat where to return the payment (bank, address, and account No.). Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after 15 June 2007.


A list of hotels of various categories including a student hostel will be available on the web of Congress Agency EKU (CZ -110 00 Praha 1, Vodičkova 17, e-mail info@eku.cz, http://www.eku.cz, phone/fax +420-224 947 589)


Information about

can be found in the "Permanent information" on https://www.imc.cas.cz/sympo/ginfo/


All correspondence should be addressed to the

P.M.M. Secretariat
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i.
Heyrovského nám. 2
CZ-162 06 Praha 6
Czech Republic
Phone: +420-296 809 332
Fax:      +420-296 809 410

E-mail: sympo @imc.cas.cz


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