Editors: Kazuyuki Horie and Akihiro Abe
Wiley-VCH, 2003, pp. 1-326
IUPAC Polymer Conference on the Mission and Challenge
of Polymer Science and Technology (IUPAC PC2002) was
held as the first strategic symposium of the IUPAC Macromolecular
Division (MMD) on December 2-5, 2002 at the Kyoto International
Conference Hall, in order to determine the present status
of polymer science and technology and clarify their
mission and challenges in the future. The conference
was planned as a part of the activities celebrating
the 50th anniversary of the Society of Polymer Science,
Japan, and cosponsored by IUPAC Macromolecular Division
(MMD) and the Science Council of Japan.
scientific program consisted of plenary lectures, 6
scientific oral and poster sessions, and a panel discussion
summarizing the conference and discussing the role and
activities of IUPAC MMD in the world polymer community.
Six themes arranged from a strategic viewpoint for the
Polymer Concepts in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology
- Frontiers of Polymer Science
- Advanced and Emerging Polymer Technologies
- State of the Art in "Bio-Polymers"
- Polymers and the Environment
- Commodity Polymers and the World Economy
conference was attended by 762 participants from 29
countries; 4 plenary and 41 invited lectures were presented.
This volume contains invited lectures, which are published
in the same order as they were presented in the original
program of the conference. Plenary Lectures and a keynote
article of the conference will be published in Pure
and Applied Chemistry (Vol 74, No. 10), IUPAC.