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Division of Polymer Science

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and Polymer Science

University of Stellenbosch

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Last revision: 1 June, 2021



Degrees awarded in March/April 2021



MHO Pretorius. Ternary hydrogel blends of water soluble polymers: A fundamental study. Drs M Lutz, NP Gule

Ball LE. Synthesis and characterisation of hairy poly(lactic acid) nanoparticles. Prof B Klumperman, Dr R Pfukwa. 

SK Roman. Thermoresponsive hydrogels from poly(ethylene glycol)-based graft poly(dimethyl siloxane) amphiphilic copolymers with tunable lower critical solution temperature. Prof PE Mallon. 

S Sibariboyi. Synthesis of poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride)-based zwitterionic copolymers for nanodisc formation. Prof B Klumperman, Dr R Pfukwa. 

C Gqola. Synthesis of PVP-based hydrogels for the removal of organic and inorganic pollutants. Dr R Pfukwa, Prof B Klumperman. 

GV Garbonova. The synthesis and investigation of poly(N-vinylpyrrolildone) based hydrogels. Prof B Klumperman, Dr R Pfukwa. 

RM Chagwedera. Investigation of side reactions in the conventional radical polymerisation of maleic anhydride and n-butyl vinyl ether. Prof B Klumperman, Dr R Pfukwa. 




JL Barnard.  Structure-property relationships in PVC-lubricant compounds.  Prof AJ van Reenen.


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