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Poster presentations

Paper presentations since 2008 are listed below. Information about earlier outputs can be obtained from the Webmaster.

Last revision: 31 July, 2019

 

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2019

LE Ball, WAS Hadasha, R Pfukwa, L Riley, A Ali, TR Dafforn, B KlumpermanThe synthesis of poly(diisobutylene-alt-maleic anhydride) via RAFT-mediated polymerisation.  The 13th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME 2019), Stellenbosch, South Africa, 15-18 April 2019.

E Barnard, R Pfukwa, AJ Muller, B KlumpermanSynthesis and morphological studies of amphiphilic molecular brushes for biological applications.  ibid.

L Bertossi, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanThe bio-conjugation of cytochalasin A/B.  ibid.

L Brits, WAS Hadasha, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanPoly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) based hydrogel as reversible, non-hormonal male contraceptive.  ibid.

CA Coetzee, H Pfukwa, H PaschAldehyde functionalized polymers from renewable monomers.  ibid.

RD Cunningham, A Kopf, R Pfukwa, A Killian, B KlumpermanSynthesis of non-alternating styrene-maleic anhydride (SMAnh) copoymers via RAFT polymerisation – Investigating the efficiency of styrene-maleic acid lipid particle (SMALP) formation.  ibid.

H du Plessis, AHP Cronjé, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanSynthesis and optimization of functional polymeric nanoparticles via continuous polymerization process.   ibid.

L Fortuin, R Pfukwa, L Klumperman.  Biodegradable polymeric prodrugs for the targeted delivery of artemether-lumefantrine.  ibid.

S Jokonya, M Langlais, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanSynthesis of w-functional telechelic PVP conjugates of Tyrocidine for cancer drug delivery.  ibid.

GC Kuyler, PE MallonPhysically crosslinked thermo-responsive hydrogel nanofibers with tunable hydrophobicity.  ibid.

ME Matthews, AJ van ReenenSilver-thiolate functionalised polydiacetylenes for ethylene gas detection.  ibid.

S Mbizana, R Pfukwa, L Hlalele, L KlumpermanL-Arginie, L-aspartic acid and glycine terpolymers as cell adhesion substrate.  ibid

TB Motloung, R Pfukwa, L Hlalele, B KlumpermanSynthesis and application of cellulose-based derivatives in hydrogel and coating systems.  ibid.

D Murima, H PaschComprehensive 2D-LC analysis of star and hyperbranched polymers.  ibid.

UL Muza, H PaschStereocomplexation of polymers in micelle nanoreactors as studied by thermal field-flow fractionation.  ibid.

N Sibanda, H Pasch, H PfukwaLignin depolymerization by oxidative methods into value added compounds.  ibid.

M Sigwinta, F WewersEthylene-1-octene elastomers: Molecular structure characterization by advanced analytical methods.  ibid.

CM Smit, S Boye, R Pfukwa, A Lederer, B KlumpermanPVP-enzyme bioconjugates.  ibid.

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2018

M Smit, M LutzModified chitosan and poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride) nanofibers as Mtb affinity substrates.  Electrospinning 2018, STIAS, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 16-18 January 2018.

MHO Pretorius, M LutzElectrospinning of chitosan/PLA based nanocomposite fibre mats reinforced with chitin nanowhiskers for wound dressing applications.  ibid.

AH Kopf, N Harmzen. JJ Dominguez, MC Koorengevel, R Pfukwa, B Klumperman, AJ KillianMembrane solubilization by styrene maleic acid copolymers: Importance of polymer length and comonomer sequence.  Conference: Overcoming Bottlenecks in Membrane Biology, Alberta, Canada, 11 April 2018.

E Barnard, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanSynthesis and morphological studies of amphiphilic molecular brushes for biological applications.  10th ENCP International Conference on Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites, San Sebastian, Spain, 3-5 October 2018.

L Fortuin, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanBiodegradable polymeric prodrugs for the targeted delivery of artemether-lumefantrine.  ibid.

SI Magagula, AJ van ReenenThe use of carbon-13 CP/MAS NMR, FT-IR and SSA to trace the effect of controlled vis-breaking on the conformation and regularity of polymer sequences in heterophasic ethylene-propylene copolymers.  7th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC), Houston, TX, USA, 21-24 October 2018.

ME Matthews, AJ van ReenenCrystallisation behaviour of commercial polyethylenes and their blends.  ibid.

A Ndiripo, M Pornwillard, T Pathaweeisariyakul, H PaschSeparation according to polarity of poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) and poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) copolymer components on a preparative and chromatographic scale.  ibid.

A Ndiripo, H PaschRetention of polypropylene stereoisomers on porous graphitic carbon as influenced by column temperature and type of adsorption promoting solvent. ibid.

H Pesch, M LutzModification and incorporation of chitosan nanoparticles into polymer matrices.  NANOSMAT-Africa, Somerset West, South Africa, 19-23 November 2019.

M Smit, M LutzPolymer-coated magnetic nanoparticles for the diagnosis and treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).  ibid.

MHO Pretorius, M LutzElectrospinning of chitosan/PLA based nanocomposite fibre mats reinforced with chitin nanowhiskers for wound dressing applications.  ibid.

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2017

UL Muza, GH Greyling, H PaschMulitdetector thermal field-flow fractionation (ThFFF) for the characterization of complex polymer self-assemblies.  International Symposium on the Separation and Characterization of Synthetic and Natural Macromolecules (SCM 8), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2-6 February 2017.

L Fortuin, B Klumperman, R PfukwaTargeted antimalarial polymeric prodrugs.  14th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Workshop & Conference on Macromolecules and Materials, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 10-13 April 2017.

CM Smit, B Klumperman, R PfukwaReversible hydrogels based on poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride)  ibid.

E Barnard, B Klumperman, R PfukwaAmphiphilic molecular brushes: Towards synthetic dendritic cells for cancer immunotherapy.  ibid.

GH Greyling, H PaschCharacterization of vinyl polymers by thermal field-flow fractionation.  ibid.

N Harmzen.  Sequence controlled polymers of styrene and maleic anhydride.  ibid.

UL Muza, GH Greyling, H Pasch.  Characterization of complex polymer self-assemblies and large aggregates by multi-detector thermal field-flow fractionation.  ibid.

NW Radebe, TF Beskers, H Pasch.  Multidimensional analysis with field flow fractionation and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.  ibid.

Z Viktor, H Pfukwa, H Pasch.  Characterization of natural polymers for cosmetic applications.  ibid.

SI Magagula, AJ van Reenen.  Understanding the effect of controlled rheology reactions on the molecular composition of heterophasic ethylene-propylene copolymers (HEPCs).  Physical Aspects of Polymer Science, Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom, 13-15 September 2017.

SC van Wyk, R Pfukwa, L Klumperman, NP Gule, LR HutchingsRing-opening polymerization of lactones.  12th IUPAC International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization, Durham University, Newcastle, UK, 17-22 September 2017.

CM Smit, E Barnard, E Harmzen-Pretorius, WAS Hadasha, R Pfukwa, B Klumperman.  Nano-structured materials – functionality and responsiveness: Polymer-enzyme conjugates.  Faculty of Science Research Showcase, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 17 November 2017.

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2016

I Weideman, B Klumperman, R Pfukwa.  Organocatalytic anionic polymerisation of o-phthaladehyde: effect of catalyst on polymer microstructure.  APA International Conference on Advanced Polymers, Biomaterials, Bioengineering & Nano Drug Delivery, Sofitel L’Imperial Resort & Spa, Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius, 5-7 September 2016.

2015

L Fortuin, L Cronje.  Modified polymer nanoparticles to capture mycobacteria.  4th International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science, 20-22 May 2015, Riva del Garda, Italy.

N Basson, PE MallonNon-equilibrium morphologies of electrospun amphiphilic copolymers.  13th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Workshop and Conference on Macromolecules and Materials, 7-10 Sep 2015, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

HE Etmimi, PE MallonElectrospun nanofibers from amphiphilic block copolymers and their graphene nanocomposites.  ibid.

GH Greyling, H PaschMultidetector thermal field-flow fractionation as an innovative tool for microstructure separation of synthetic polymers.  ibid.

IM Heyns, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanSynthesis and structure-property relationships of 3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone-based (co)polymers.  ibid.

SI Magagula, AJ van ReenenThe effect of organic peroxides on the molecular composition of heterophasic ethylene-propylene copolymers (HEPCS).  ibid.

L Maku, H PaschIdentification and characterisation of additives in colourants by advanced analytical techniques.  ibid.

S Mbizana, L Hlalele, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanKinetic study of copolymerization of N-carboxyanhydrides of ornithine, glycine and aspartic acid.  ibid.

O Jaspher, N Mama, B Klumperman, R PfukwaFluorescent poly(coumarin triazoles) with metal anion chemosensint capability.  ibid.

L Taleli, W van Otterlo, B KlumpermanTumour-targeted delivery of small-molecules via polymer carriers: Fantasy of reality?  ibid.

A Kargaard, R Pfukwa, AE Rowan, B KlumpermanPolyisocyanides for tissue engineering.  ibid.

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2014

N Begum, B KlumpermanSynthesis of poly(styrene-co-maleimide) (SMI) copolymer nanoparticles.  Polychar 22, 22nd World Forum on Advanced Materials, 8-11 April 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

S Cheruthazhekatt, H PaschChemical composition separation of EP copolymers by TREF, CRYSTAF, CEF and HT-SGIC: Crystallization versus adsorptionibid.

L Fortuin, L CronjeModified chitosan nanofibers for efficient capture of mycobacteriaibid.

DM Mafukidze, L Tichagwa, M LutzSynthesis, characterisation and evaluation of hydrophobic lignocelluloses-clay nanocomposites for organic pollutant removal from water. ibid.

X Monnier, JA Soto Puente, N Basson, A Saiter, E Dargent, PE MallonInvestigation of the amorphous domain cooperativity in complex copolymer nanofibers by temperature modulated DSCibid.

A Nel, M LutzInvestigation of the effect of chitin nano whiskers on the structural and physical properties of high impact polypropylene/chitin compositesibid.

MM Phiri, W Hadasha, R Pfukwa, B KlumpermanSynthesis of high molecular weight liquid molecular brushes and their bulk propertiesibid.

PP Sinha, H Duveskog, S Cheruthazhekatt, H PaschCharacterization of impact polypropylene and its preparative TREF fractions by high-resolution solid-state NMRibid.

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2013

PP Sinha, H Assumption, H PaschHigh-resolution solid-state NMR studies of electron beam irradiated polypropylene.  6th International Symposium on the Separation and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules (SCM-6), 6-8 Feb 2013, Dresden, Germany.

KG Maiko, PP Sinha, GW Harding, W Hiller, H PaschThe comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatographic separation of protonated and deuterated polystyrenes.  6th International Symposium on the Separation and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules (SCM-6), 6-8 Feb 2013, Dresden, Germany.

TG Wright, H Chirowodza, H PaschNMR studies on the mechanism of reverse iodine transfer polymerisation of styreneibid.

AC Makan, T Otte, C Teuchert, H PaschPolybutadienes and polyrotaxanes: A study of unusual elution phenomena using SEC- and AF4-MALLS. ibid.

L Botha, AJ van ReenenThe effect on in-process ethylene incorporation on the evolution of particle morphology and molecular characteristics of commercial heterophasic ethylene propylene copolymers (HEPCS).  12th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Workshop and Conference on Macromolecules & Materials, 24-28 Mar 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

M Brand, AJ van Reenen, E Rohwer, P NeethlingThe use of laser light scattering to study solution crystallization phenomena in polyolefinsibid.

O Jasper, N Mama, B Klumperman, R PfukwaSynthesis of fluorescent polymers with coumarin backbone by “click” polymerizationibid.

AC Makan, T Otte, C Teuchert, H PaschPolybutadienes and polyrotaxanes: A study of unusual elution phenomena using SEC- and AF4-MALLS. ibid.

M Mothunya, L Hlalele, B KlumpermanMechanistic aspects of RAFT mediated (CO) polymerization by in situ 1H NMRibid.

T Wright, H Chirowodza, H PaschNMR studies on the mechanism of reverse iodine transfer polymerisation of styreneibid.

I Rootman-le Grange, M Lutz.  Making cell phones user-friendly formative assessment and immediate feedback tools for first-year chemistry.  9th International Conference on E-learning, 27-28 June 2013, Cape Town, South Africa.

N Ngaza, W van Aswegen, PP Sinha, AC Makan, H PaschAsymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation as a novel tecnique for the analysis of PS-b-PI copolymers.  International Symposium on Field- and Flow-based Separations (FFF 2013), 30 Jun – 4 Jul 2013, Pau, France.

AC Makan, R Williams, Y Koen, CP Beyers, H PaschFFF analysis of polymers used in water-based decorative coatings.  ibid.

I Rootman-le Grange, M LutzA comparison of lecturers’ and students’ experiences of technology in the classroom.  European Science Education Research Association, 2-7 Sept 2013, Cyprus.

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2012

HJ Adendorf, EP Jacobs, L Nieuwoudt. (Low Tech)2 communication gadgets for teaching and learning. 6th Annual conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 22-23 May 2012, Somerset West, South Africa.

DD Robertson, AJ van ReenenStudying crystallization analysis by laser light scattering (SCALLS).  IUPAC Macro 2012 World Polymer Congress, 24-29 Jun 2012, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

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2011

MI Malik, PP Sinha, GW Harding, H PaschHyphenation of LCCC with spectroscopy:  PDMS-b-PS copolymers. 5th International Symposium on the Separation and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules, SCM-5, 27-29 Jan 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

NC Basson*, AJ van ReenenThe effect of compatibilizer on the properties of impact polypropylene-wood polymer composites.  POLYCHAR 19 World Forum on Advanced Materials, 20-24 Mar 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal.

AC Makan, T Otte, C Teuchert, H Pasch, E Moldenhauer*Field flow fractionation as a novel method for polymer analysis. FFF-15

AC Makan*, T Otte, C Teuchert, H PaschField flow fractionation as a novel method for polymer analysis.  11th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Workshop and Conference on Functional Polymeric Materials Composites, 26-29 Apr 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

MI Malik, PP Sinha, GW Harding, H PaschTwo-dimensional liquid chromatography of complex polymers: PDMS-PS block copolymers.  ibid.

PP Sinha, MI Malik, H PaschMicrostructural separation and analysis of polyisoprene and polyethylene oxide by using liquid chromatography.  ibid.

NC Basson*, AJ van ReenenThe effect of compatibilizer on the properties of impact polypropylene,Pinus radiata,wood polymer composites.  ibid.

H Chirowodza*, PC Hartmann, H Pasch.  Characterisation of edge modified Laponite clay particles.  ibid.

DD Robertson*, AJ van Reenen.  Solution crystallization analysis by laser light scattering (SCALLS): Tracking crystallization kinetics.  ibid.

AZ Al.Aeeb*,B Klumperman. Synthesis and characterization of nano-colorants and their use in hot-melt ink applications. ibid.

M Brand*, AJ van Reenen, P Neethling, EG Rohwer. Solution crystallization analysis by laser light scattering: Applications to polyolefins. ibid.

S Cheruthazhekatt*, GW Harding, H Pasch. Molecular characterization of complex polyolefins by SEC-FTIR. ibid.

NP Dlamini*, M de Kwaadsteniet, B Klumperman, E Cloete. Fabrication and testing of antimicrobial efficacy of poly(vinyl)alcohol/copper (PVA/Cu) nanofibers. ibid.

HM Etmimi*, RD Sanderson. New approach to the synthesis of exfoliated poly(styrene-butyl acrylate) nanocomposites using functionalized graphene via miniemulsion polymerization. ibid.

JJ Jacobs*, G Pound-Lana, G Habraken, B Klumperman. RAFT mediated poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) as a polymeric modifier in self-assembling drug delivery systems using thiazolidine chemistry. ibid.

H Kakwere*, B Klumperman.Living free radical polymerization for the synthesis of polymer-drug conjugates for cancer treatment. ibid.

N Mama*, R Pfukwa, B Klumperman. Synthesis and characterization of coumarin based fluorescent polymers.  ibid.

K Mpitso*, JB McLeary, B Klumperman. Synthesis and characterization of SMI copolymer nanoparticles and their surface modification. ibid.

P Naidoo*, PE Mallon, AJ van Reenen. The effect of molecular composition on the mechanical properties of linear low density polyethylene synthesized with 1-hexene co monomer under different catalytical conditions. ibid.

AJ van Reenen. The effect of utilising thermally degraded LDPE as a compatibilizer in LDPE/wood composites. ibid.

R Pfukwa*, AE Rowan, B Klumperman. Poly(p-aryltriazole) foldamer. ibid.

NO Pretorius*, JB McLeary, H Pasch. The combination of liquid-chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques for the characterization of aliphatic polyesters. ibid.

PW Reader*, G Arnott, B Klumperman. Light switchable surfaces. ibid.

AJ Shaik*, B Klumperman.Densely grafted alternating brush copolymers, fiber formation, modification and medicinal applications. ibid.

W van Schalkwyk*, R Pfukwa, AJ Shaik, B Klumperman. Synthesis and characterization of fully conjugated isoxazole dendrimers. ibid.

E Zengeni*, PC Hartmann, PE Mallon, RD Sanderson, H Pasch. Physical and barrier properties of copolymers reinforced with clay nanoplatelets. ibid.

L Cronje*, B KlumpermanSurface modification of poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) nanofibers to facilitate the binding of mycobacteria.  Autex 2011, 11th World Textile Conference, 8-10 Jun 2011, Mulhouse, France.

W van Aswegen, MI Malik*, T Otte, H PaschNanoparticle characterisation by field-flow fractionation.  European Polymer Congress, EPF2011, and X11 Congress of the Specialized Group of Polymers, GEP, 26 Jun – 1 Jul 2011, Granada, Spain.

M Grabowsky, MI Malik, PP Sinha, H PaschChromatographic characterization of PS-block-PEOibid.

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2010

WKS Elhrari*, PE Mallon2-D Chromatographic analysis of polystyrene-block-poly(methylmethacrylate) copolymers synthesized using borane chemistry.  POLYCHAR 18 – World Forum on Advanced Materials Synthesis, Properties, Characterisation, 7-10 Apr 2010, Siegen, Germany.

NO Pretorius*, JB McLeary, H PaschThe combination of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques for the characeterization of aliphatic polyesters.  ibid.

L Keulder*, AJ van ReenenSolution electrospinning of pololefins.  ibid.

HM Etmimi* MP Tonge, RD SandersonEncapsulated graphite sheets covered with polystyrene nanocomposites by in-situ miniemulsion polymerization.  Macro 2010.  43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress, 11-16 Jul 2010, Glasgow, UK.

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2009

L Hlalele*, MP Tonge, B KlumpermanIn situ 1H NMR study of high temperature nitroxide mediated polymerization of n-butyl acrylate.  POLYCHAR17 – World Forum on Advanced Materials, Université de Rouen, Rouen, France, 20-24 Apr 2009.

AA Elarbi*, AJ Burger, DS McLachlan, RD SandersonFlux enhancement in a spiral wrap ultrafiltration element by using backpulsing.  International WISA Membrane Technology Conference, Spier Hotel, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 13-15 May 2009.

MA Elharati*, RD Sanderson, I Goldie, W Weber, JH KnoetzeMembrane characterization by solute transport using ultraviolet spectrophotometry and gravimetry methods.  ibid.

A Rugbani*, K SchreveInvestigating the influence of fabrication parameters on the diameter and mechanical properties of polysulphone hollow-fiber membranes.  ibid.

E Shugman, D McLachlan, C Aldrich, RD SandersonFlux recovery during infrasonic frequency backpulsing of micro and ultra filtration membranes, fouled with alumina and yeast.  ibid.

A Khalaf*, RD Sanderson, JH KnoetzeProduction of hollow fibre membrane by co-electrospinning of cellulose acetate.  ibid.

A Tawri*, SM Bradshaw, I Goldie, PE Jacobs.  The use of collapsing pressure to determine the diameter of hollow-fine-fibre cellulose acetate membranes by dry-wet spinning technique.  ibid.

NO Pretorius*, JB McLeary, H Pasch.  The combination of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques for the characterization of aliphatic polyesters.  22nd International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC), Tomas Bata University, Zlín, Czech Republic, 21-24 Jun 2009.

AA Elarbi*, AJ Burger, DS McLachlan, RD SandersonFlux enhancement in a spiral wrap ultrafiltration element by backpulsing.  SACEC 2009. Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa, 20-23 September 2009.

A Khalaf*, RD Sanderson, JH KnoetzeProduction of submicron hollow fibers by co-electrospinning of cellulose acetate.  ibid.

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2008

A Samakande*, RD Sanderson, PC Hartmann.  RAFT as a tool for the synthesis of encapsulated PS-clay nanocomposite miniemulsions.  Macro 2008, Polymers at Frontiers of Science and Technology, Tapei, Taiwan, 29 June – 4 July 2008.

RD Sanderson*, DJ Koen, F Bester, DS McLachlanFlux flow and cleaning enhancement in a spiral membrane element using continuous infrasonic back pulsing.  International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, Honolulu, Hawaii, 12-18 July 2008.

R Pfukwa*, GEN Pound, B KlumpermanFacile end group modification of RAFT made polymers by radical exchange with hydrogen peroxide.  236th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 17-21 August 2008.

W Hadasha*, B KlumpermanSynthetic approaches towards alternating hetero-arm brush copolymers.  NATO Advanced Study Instittute on New Smart Materials via Metal Mediated Macromolecular Engineering: from Complex to Nano Structures, Antalya, Turkey, 1-12 September 2008.

A Alshuiref*Synthesis and characterization of urethane acrylate graft copolymer.  10th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules and Materials, Berg-en-Dal Restcamp, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 7-11 September 2008.

M Brand*, AJ van ReenenComparison of differences in crystallization temperature of different polypropyene copolymers measured by a turbidity fractionation analyser (TFA).  ibid.

N Bailly*, MP Tonge, RD SandersonAB diblock copolymers via RAFT mediated miniemulsion polymerizationibid.

E de Goede*, H Pasch, PE Mallon.  Crystallisation fractionation study of the degradation of impact PP copolymers.  ibid.

H Etmimi*, MP Tonge, RD SandersonHydrophobic core/shell particles via miniemulsion polymerization: Particle morphology determination.  ibid.

M Elharati*, RD Sanderson, H Knoetze, W Weber.  Surface-modification of polyether sulphone ultrafiltration membranes by polivinyl alchohol.  ibid.

NGI Greesh*, PC Hartmann, RD SandersonPolystyrene/clay nano-composites colloids through dispersion polymerization in polar medium: Synthesis, characterization and thermal stability.  ibid.

GW Harding*, AJ van ReenenPolymerisations with a 4th generation Ziegler-Natta catalyst, characterisation and structure-property relationships of polypropylene.  ibid.

RT Olsson, M Swart, MS Hedenqvist*, PE MallonElectrospun organic-inorganic fibre/silicon elastomer composites; properties and possibilities.  ibid.

L Keulder*, AJ van ReenenSolution electro-spinning of polyolefins.  ibid.

A Klash*, RD Sanderson, M MeinckenLocalisation and quantification of functional groups on pulp fibers.  ibid.

H Matahwa*, RD SandersonSynthesis of CACO3 crystals in the presence of a fluorescent tagged crystal growth modifier.  ibid.

R Pfukwa, G Pound, B KlumpermanFacile end group modification of RAFT made polymers by radical exchange with hydrogen peroxide.  ibid.

NO Pretorius*, JB McLeary, H PaschCharacterization of aliphatic polyesters by chromatography and mass spectrometry.  ibid.

O Rashwan*, V Hugo, RD Sanderson, W WeberSynthesis and characterization of furan based polyamides and polyureas. ibid.

A Samakande*, RD Sanderson, PC HartmannRAFT technology as an efficient route to the preparation of polymer clay nanocomposites with controlled architecture.  ibid.

M Sweed*, PE Mallon2-Dimensional crystallization analysis of polyolefin blends.  2nd International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization, ICPC, Valencia, Spain, 14-17 September 2008.

AJ van Reenen, I Amer*Molecular weight effects on crystallization of polypropylene   ibid.

AJ van Reenen, O Soltan*Effect of the in situ polymerization and melt mixing on the non-isothermal crystallization of polypropylene nanocomposites  ibid.

AJ van Reenen, A Shebani*The use of fractionation to study the effect of molecular composition on the ESCR of polyolefins  ibid.

L Retief*, JM McKenzie, KR Koch, LJ Barbour, PE Mallon, SA Bourne31P NMR spectroscopy of the minor components present in vegetable oil.  39th SACI National Convention, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 30 Nov – 5 Dec 2008.

ABE Abduallah*, PE MallonSynthesis, characterization and morphology of PDMS-PBCH multi-block copolymersibid.

GM Bayley*, PE MallonPAN-graft-PDMS nanofibres for reinforcing crosslinked silicone sheetsibid.

H Chirowodza*, RD SandersonEffect of syndiotacticity on the morphology of polyvinyl alcoholibid.

DL D’Aguiar*, RD SandersonFluorescent labeled surface hydrolysed polyvinyl pivalate suspension particles.  ibid.

WK Elhrari*, PE Mallon2-D Chromatographic analysis of Ps-block-PMMA copolymers synthesized using borane chemistryibid.

NO Pretorius*, JB McLeayr, H PaschCharacterization of aliphatic polyesters by chromatography and mass spectrometryibid.

NO Pretorius*, JB McLeary, H PaschChromatographic investigation of RAFT mediated copolymers in heterogeneous media. ibid.

MAM Sweed*, PE MallonFree volume properties of semi-crystalline polymers as studied by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS)ibid.

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