Edited by B. Klumperman and R. D. Sanderson.
WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2007
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 which is part of the Chemistry Department
of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
part of its activities, UNESCO encourages and sponsors
UNESCO Schools and scientific conferences in collaboration
with scientific associations such as the International
Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The UNESCO
School and Conference on Macromolecules and Materials
Science is held annually in Stellenbosch, South Africa
World authorities in various fields of macromolecular
science are invited to give tutorials at the UNESCO School
and informative plenary lectures at the conference. The
exposure to new ideas and advanced concepts in macromolecular
science is of great importance for South African students
and senior staff alike coming from different universities
and research institutions. It is particularly valuable
that with the support of UNESCO generous concessions can
be made for attendees from disadvantaged communities and
from countries with emerging technologies.
Conference focused on Macromolecules: Polymers for
Advanced Applications. There was an emphasis on polymers
for biomedical applications. Abridged versions of a number
of papers are compiled to create the present volume of