Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 75, No. 7, 2002, p. 1206. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 75, No. 7, 2002, p. 1228. Original Russian Text Copyright C 2002 by Zaikov. ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ INFORMATION ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ X Korshak Symposium was held on February 13, polymeric materials for aircraft industry, which are 2002 at the Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement stable to 400 3 450oC. Such materials are used, in Compounds (INEOS), Russian Academy of Sciences particular, in construction of skin of extrasupersonic airplanes and in manufacture of engines (e.g., turbine (RAS) (Moscow). The symposium was organized by blades). Note that the preparation procedure of the the Russian Academy of Science (Scientific Council binder proposed by the authors is very simple. on Macromolecular Compounds at the Department of General and Technical Chemistry), INEOS, and the The lecture given by A.P. Petrova and P.M. Valet- Mendeleev Russian University of Chemical Engineer- skii (Moscow) was devoted to development of special ing (Moscow). polymeric materials based on carborane derivatives, suitable for exploitation at temperatures of up to The symposium was opened by Yu.N. Bubnov 1000oC. Under such conditions, polymers based on (Moscow) who outlined that Academician V.V. Kor- carborane-containing compounds degrade with forma- shak (190931988) was one of the pioneers in the tion of a coke with good mechanical characteristics. polymer chemistry of the XX century, and that his The authors successfully used novolac resins as school is one of the largest in the world. binders for composites with good mechanical proper- The symposium participants were 150 scientists ties. Phenol3rubber and polyurethane adhesives found from 25 institutions of RAS, universities of the Minis- wide application as binders also. The resulting ma- try of Higher Education of the Russian Federation, terials can be exploited not only at very high, but also and applied research institutions. at very low temperatures (to 3200oC). The symposium program included five plenary lec- The composites proposed can operate without tures under the general topic The Korshak’s Concepts deterioration of their performance characteristics for are Alive and Flourishing. The lectures emphasized 10 000 h at 600oC (for example, they were used to that the Korshak’s concepts are developed at present, seal joints on the skin of the Soviet shuttle Buran). being realized in new scientific lines and significant The last lecture entitled The Lessons of V.V. Kor- practical applications. shak was given by P.M. Valetskii. He outlined the The first lecture given by E.M. Sul’man (Tver) was Korshak’s scientific activities. A special emphasis devoted to nano-scale metal3polymer catalysts in was made on the fact that he easily entrusted young hydrogenation and oxidation. The reported results researchers with important pieces of theoretical and were obtained by INEOS in cooperation with some practical works, including those by request of the German research centers. USSR Defense Ministry. The second lecture on polymerization with atom All the lectures were followed by lively discus- transfer and also on synthesis of amphiphilic block sions. Particularly, Academician N.A. Plate, vice- copolymers was given by Yu.A. Kabachii (Moscow). president of RAS, and Academician V.A. Kabanov, The background of this line was founded by Cristoff the Secretary of the Department of General and Tech- Matisevski (Poland). Then his works were successful- nical Chemistry of RAS, participated in the discus- ly developed by Korshak’s disciples. sions. V.I. Sidorenko and I.I. Ponomareva (Moscow) in The next XI Korshak Symposium will be held at their lecture reported on a new generation of poly- INEOS RAS in 2004. heteroarylene-based binders for highly heat-resistant composite materials. The authors obtained unique E. G. Zaikov 1070-4272/02/7507-1206$27.00 C 2002 MAIK [Nauka/Interperiodica]
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