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Macromol. Symp., Vol. 245-246, 2006, pp. 1-680

World Polymer Congress - MACRO 2006

41st International Symposium on Macromolecules,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16-21 July 2006

Editor: Ailton de Souza Gomes
Wiley-VCH, 2006

> Content doi:10.1002/masy.200790004

Polymer-Promoting Life Quality

The 41st International Symposium on Macromolecules (Macro 2006), sponsored by IUPAC and the Brazilian Polymer Association, was held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from the 16th to 21st of July, 2006. This Congress was organized by the Brazilian Polymer Association, and sponsored by the Polymer Division of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry, and Brazilian Research Agencies, CAPES and CNPq. With 1120 participants from 50 countries, the MACRO2006 attracted 467 participants from Brazil and 653 from other countries.

Twelve plenary lectures were delivered by distinguished scientists, including one Nobel Laureate. A total of 1311 papers,138 invited lectures, 222 oral contributed talks and 667 posters were presented in 13 sessions of the Congress. The program of the meeting included the following topics:

  • Polymer Chemistry and Reaction Processes
  • Polymer Characterization Polymer Processing
  • Structure and Properties of Polymers
  • Polymer Solutions and Gels
  • Polymer Blends and Composites
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Novel Applications
  • Biomaterials And Environment Recycling
  • Advances in Commercial Polymers
  • Polymer Education
  • International Cooperation

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of MACRO 2006 I would like to thank all participants for their presence and support for the success of this meeting. Souza Gomes


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