The Pacific Polymer Conference is the pre-eminent meeting of the Pacific Polymer Federation, the alliance of the polymer societies and polymer divisions of chemical societies from the nations around the Pacific rim. On December 6th-10th 2009 the event was hosted in Australia at the Cairns Convention Centre, a fine venue for a splendidly organised meeting with a fantastic array of speaker.
The Applied Polymer Chemistry group presented three papers at the 11th Pacific Polymer Conference.
Dr Fellows presented a lecture entitled “Effect of Poly(acrylic acid) Molecular Mass and End-Group Functionality on Calcium Oxalate Crystallisation“ Authors CP East, AD Wallace, A Al-Hamzah, WOS Doherty and CM Fellows.
Mr Al-Hamzah presented a lecture entitled “Apparent Inhibition of Thermal Decomposition of Bicarbonate and Hydrolysis of Carbonate by Poly(Acrylic Acid). The Effect of Molecular Weight and End-Group Functionality.”
Authors A Al-Hamzah and CM Fellows.
Mr Prangley presented a poster entitled “The truth about surface grafting. A quantitative investigation into ATRP “surface grafting” on commercial Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) substrates.”
Authors RP Prangley, AD Wallace and CM Fellows.
An excellent and productive time was had by all!