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Durham University

Durham Centre for Soft Matter

IP 2017

International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization – IP 2017

Endorsed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

September 17th – 22nd 2017

Durham University

The 12th International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization (IP 2017) will be held at Durham University in the UK from 17th to 22nd September 2017, organised and hosted by the Durham Centre for Soft Matter. IP 2017 will be the latest in a series of successful meetings, the most recent of which were held in Bordeaux (France, 2015), Awaji (Japan, 2013), Akron (USA, 2011) and Krakow (Poland, 2009).

IP 2017 has it’s roots in the series of international symposia on Cationic, Anionic, and Ring-Opening Polymerizations, which were merged into the inaugural International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization, held in Istanbul (Turkey, 1995).

The focus of IP 2017 will be on academic and industrial research in the areas of anionic, cationic and ring-opening polymerization mechanisms. Contributions related to other methods of living/controlled polymerization (catalytic, controlled free-radical, and step-growth polymerizations) are welcome.

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For a list of confirmed speakers, the scope of the conference, and for details of the organising committee, please see the links on the left.

IUPAC endorsement implies that entry visas will be granted for all bona fide chemists provided application is made not less than six months in advance. If a visa is not granted two months before the meeting, the IUPAC Secretariat should be notified without delay by the applicant.