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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 ...
Novel siloxane block copolymers
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
The research presented in this dissertation was concerned with the living radical polymerization (LRP) of an amphiphilic, water-soluble, bi-substituted and biologically compatible acrylamide derivative, namely ...