Macromolecular

NMR Spectroscopy of Polymers and Biobased Materials (#12)

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a premiere technique for the studies of polymers and biobased materials. The literature on this topic continues to grow rapidly. The field now covers a broad spectrum of activities, from polymer identification, quality control, and reaction monitoring to structure determination, polymer morphology, compatibility, chain conformation, dynamics, diffusion, and imaging. For many years we have organized successful symposia devoted to this topic at roughly every 3 years. The purpose is to provide an international forum for the presentation of recent advances in NMR techniques and characterization of natural and synthetic polymers. Over the years, it has become the largest and the foremost symposia for the NMR studies of polymers. The last two symposia were convened at Pacifichem 2010 in Honolulu and ACS New Orleans meeting in 2013, and both were very successful. We are organizing this symposium again at Pacifichem 2015. The following topics are contemplated, including the state-of-the-art research of polymer NMR in solids, solutions, and imaging. 1) Fundamental and applied research. 2) New methodology development. 3) Polymer structure determination. 4) Polymer dynamics and diffusion. 5) Nanostructures and nanocomposites. 6) Supramolecular assemblies. 7) Blends, miscibility, and heterogeneity. 8) Polymers under confinements and on surfaces. 9) Multidimensional NMR.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015