Vol. 23, No.5
Book from IUPAC and Wiley-VCH
Vol. 165: Developments in Polymer Synthesis and Characterization.
Symposium Editors, Ronald D. Sanderson and Harald Pasch; Editor, I.
Meisel; Associate Editors, C. S. Kniep and S. Spiegel; Assistant Editor,
K. Grieve. Published by Wiley-VCH, March 2001, pp. 1-154. ISBN 3527
303278 (ISSN 10221360).
Contents and Preface
UNESCO Chemistry for Life Division in Paris has awarded 13 Associated
Centres for research in chemical science and education. One of these
is the UNESCO Associated Centre for Macromolecules and Materials, in
the Chemistry Department at the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch,
South Africa. UNESCO has a humanitarian approach to the support of science
and education. (See <http://www.sun.ac.za/unesco/_private/unescoinfo.htm/>.)
One of the ways it sees its goals is to encourage and partially sponsor
UNESCO Schools in collaboration with scientific associations such as
IUPAC. The UNESCO School and Conference is held annually in Stellenbosch
(50 km from Cape Town), South Africa (Web site: http://www.sun.ac.za/unesco/unesco.htm).
World authorities in various areas of macromolecular science are invited
to deliver informative plenary lectures in their fields of expertise.
Not only does this conference have the benefits of an IUPAC Conference,
at which people can meet and form liaisons, it also introduces advanced
concepts and techniques into Africa. Generous concessions are made for
students and staff from disadvantaged communities or from countries
with emerging technologies.
Abridged versions of papers presented at the 3rd UNESCO School and
IUPAC Conference, held 8-12 April 2000, were compiled, in printed form,
to create this contribution to Macromolecular Symposia. The content
of the papers is also made available as a PowerPoint Presentation in
the Virtual Teaching Encyclopedia, available online at <http://www.sun.ac.za/unesco/unesco.htm/>.
Prof. R. D. Sanderson
UNESCO Associated Centre for Macromolecules and Materials
University of Stellenbosch
Matieland, South Africa