33nd International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization - ISPAC 2020

Country: Italy

City: Como

Abstr. due: 28.02.2020

Dates: 31.05.20 — 03.06.20

Area Of Sciences: Chemistry;

Organizing comittee e-mail: https://ispac-conferences.org/contact.aspx

Organizers: ISPAC


ISPAC 2020 will be a great opportunity to celebrate the Foundation of Polymer Science Centennial. In fact in 1920, Hermann Staudinger postulated for the first time that materials such as natural rubber have very high molecular weights. In a paper entitled "Über Polymerisation," Staudinger described many reactions that form high molecular weight molecules by linking together a large number of small molecules. He also named these reactions "polymerizations," meaning that individual repeating units are joined together by covalent bonds.

Hundred years of Polymer Science have shown how essential is polymer analysis and characterization, in fact many breakthroughs would not have been possible without a precise comprehension of the molecular structure of polymers obtained by new syntheses, a famous example is the case of isotactic polypropylene.

Scientific topics

  • Characterization of smart polymers and hybrid natural-biobased polymers.
  • Characterization challenges posed by the advancement of circular economy
  • Opportunities and challenges in using turn-key instruments
  • Molecular characterization of network polymers
  • Future trends

Conference Web-Site: https://ispac-conferences.org/ISPAC-2020.aspx