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  • Basson, Neil (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Two series of amphiphilic, organic-inorganic graft copolymers of poly(methyl methacrylate) and poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PMMA-graft-PDMS), as well as poly(acrylonitrile) and poly(dimethylsiloxane) ...
  • Sutherland, Aimee Celeste (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Hybrid graft copolymers of polystyrene (PSty) and polydimethylsiloxane macromonomers (PDMS) were synthesised. PSty-g-PDMS was synthesised employing the grafting through technique via a conventionally ...
  • Fleet, Reda (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    Cellulose, one of the most abundant organic substances on earth, is a linear polymer of D-glucose units joined through 1,4-β-linkages. Cellulose is however not easily processed without chemical modification. A number of ...
  • Elhrari, Wael (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    Synthesis of a series of poly (methylmethacrylate)-graft-poly (styrene) polymer was carried out via free radical polymerization of methylmethacrylate and polystyrene macromonomers. The macromonomers were synthesized via ...
  • Baleg, Abd-Almonam (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    Graft and block copolymers were synthesized using multifunctional and monofunctional macroinitiators to produce the copolymers. The process involved hydroboration of commercially available unsaturated rubbers and ...
  • Alshuiref, Abubaker (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    Polyurethanes (PUs) are finding increasing application and use in many industries due to their advantageous properties, such as a wide range of flexibility combined with toughness, high chemical resistance, excellent ...