The 11th International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization (IP’15) will be held at Bordeaux University in the South West of France from 5th – 10th July 2015, organized and hosted by the Polymer Institute.
IP’15 will be the latest in a series of successful meetings, the most recent of which were held in Awaji (Japan, 2013), Akron (USA, 2011), Krakow (Poland, 2009), Kloster Banz (Germany, 2007), Goa (India, 2005), Boston (USA, 2003), Crete (2001, Greece).
IP’15 has roots from the series of international symposia on Cationic, Anionic, and Ring-Opening Polymerizations, which were merged as International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization in 1995, held in Istanbul (Turkey). Decision of the merger was made in the 11th International Symposium on Cationic Polymerization and Related Processes, held in Borovetz, Bulgaria, in 1993, with the recognition of closer relationship and interplay among these polymerization methods, in view of precise control of polymer structures and macromolecular architectures. Thus this symposium on Ionic Polymerization will be the 22nd symposium as the Cationic series as well as the 11th one named “Ionic Polymerization“.
Topics will cover academic and applied research in the areas of anionic, cationic, and related polymerization mechanisms. Contributions related to other methods of living/controlled polymerization (catalytic, controlled free-radical, and step-growth polymerizations) are welcome, as well as industrial applications and processes of these well-controlled polymerizations. For further details about the conference visit the website or email the organising committee.