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The synthesis, chemical and physical characterisation of selected energetic binder systems
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
Due to numerous accidents involving munitions, recent interest has focused on the development and use of insensitive munitions (IM). Polymeric materials are used in insensitive munitions as binders or plasticizers. Most ...
Controlled polymerization of amino acid derivatives
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
This dissertation can be broken into two parts comprising different strategies to synthesise novel poly-amino acid based polymers. The use of recently developed nickel(0) and cobalt(0) metal catalysts for the living ...
α-Diimine complexes of transition metals for the polymerisation of lower α-olefins
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
In this study several potential polymerisation catalysts were synthesised. This was accomplished by coordinating α-diimine ligands such as N,N'-diferrocenyldiazabutadiene (DFDAB), N,N'-dimesityldiazabutadiene (DMDAB) as ...