Symposium “Topical Problems of Chemistry and Physics of Functionalized and Mesophase Polymers”

Symposium “Topical Problems of Chemistry and Physics of Functionalized and Mesophase Polymers” Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 78, No. 2, 2005, p. 345. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 78, No. 2, 2005, pp. 350 351. Original Russian Text Copyright 2005 by Zaikov. INFORMATION Symposium Topical Problems of Chemistry and Physics of Functionalized and Mesophase Polymers Symposium Topical Problems of Chemistry and (the Netherlands) was devoted to use of membrane Physics of Functionalized and Mesophase Polymers processes in oil and gas industry. The molecular was held on November 3, 2004. The symposium was design of functionalized polymeric membranes organized by the Topchiev Institute of Petrochem- was discussed in the lecture presented by E. Drioli ical Synthesis (TIPS), Russian Academy of Sciences, (Italy). A group of Russian researchers (V.V. Volkov, and the Scientific Council for Macromolecular Com- A.G. Fadeev, and G.N. Bondarenko) described the pounds, Chemistry Division, Russian Academy of structure, molecular flexibility, and membrane prop- Sciences. The sponsors were the Corium International erties of comb-shaped polymers containing perfluoro Co. (the United States) and TNO (Institute for Innova- groups. D. Khalikov (Tajikistan) considered the phys- tions in Power Engineering) (the Netherlands). icochemical aspects of catalyzed degradation of a nat- ural network polymer, plant-cell protopectin. Amond the Symposium participants were about 150 scientists from 38 research centers of France, Four lectures were delivered in the third session. Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Russia, G. Cleary (the United States) described properties Tajikistan, the United States, and Uzbekistan. In fact, of ternary mixtures of hydrophilic polymers demon- the Symposium was dedicated to fifty-year research strating adhesion to biological surfaces. The lecture activities and seventieth birthday of Academician given by L.I. Valuev (Russia) was devoted to syn- N.A. Plate, Vice President of the Russian Academy thesis and characterization of polymers having a lower of Sciences, Director of the Topchiev Institute of critical temperature of mixing, which can be used Petrochemical Synthesis. The symposium included 17 as carriers for bioactive agents. D. Duchene (France) presentations. presented the results obtained with polymers adapted to targeted drug transportation. Z. Nurkeeva (Kazakh- Known Russian scientists: N.A. Plate, V.A. Kaba- stan) considered new stimulus-sensitive vinyl ether nov, I.A. Oreshkin, V.G. Kulichikhin, A.D. Litmano- polymers and their complexes. vich, L.I. Valuev, V.V. Volkov, G.F. Tereshchenko, and S.N. Khadzhiev, took part in the Opening Cere- The last fourth session included four presentations. mony. A total of four sessions were held. The lecture given by Ya.V. Kudryavtsev and A.D. Lit- manovich (Russia) was devoted to the theory of inter- In the first session, four reports were presented. chain exchange in polymer blends. V.G. Kulichikhin H. Finkelman (Germany) reviewed the history of re- (Russia) described nanocomposite-based hydrocol- search from mesophase polymers to mesophase elas- loid systems for medical purposes. J. Kirsch (Ger- tomers. A group of authors [R.V. Tal’roze, V.N. Vasi- many) reported on recent RAS/Bayer collaboration lets, and G.A. Shandryuk (Russia)] reported on de- programs. He outlined that the collaboration was velopment of novel mesophase polymeric brushes. enabled by N.A. Plate’s activities. In the concluding The lecture given by E.M. Antipov (Russia) was remarks, N.A. Plate told about his research activities, devoted to preparation and characterization of super- elastic fibers and nanocomposites based on biode- particularly, in the field of polymer chemistry and gradable and biocompatible polyhydroxyalkanoates. physics. V.P Shibaev (Russia) considered in his lecture new Finally, the symposium revealed that problems of prospects for development, testing, and application chemistry and physics of functionalized and mesop- of mesophase polymers. hase polymers are being successfully solved. Russian The second session included five presentations. scientists, primarily Academician Plate’s scientific K. Matyjaszewski (the United States) reported on school, contribute significantly to their solution. well-organized hybrid polymers as promising mate- rials for the future. The lecture given by A. Jansen G. N. Zaikov 1070-4272/05/7802-0345 2005 Pleiades Publishing, Inc. Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

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