THE VIII MENDELEEV CONGRESS AND POLYMER SCIENCE IN THE USSR
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The section of the VIII Mendeleev Congress on the chemistry and technology of polymers is discussed. The reports presented were concerned primarily with the synthesis of new types of polymers, the development of new methods of synthesis, and the modifications of the properties of polymers. Some of the compounds studied were 1 urethane polyesters, 2 linear polymers such as polydiisopropyl benzene, 3 copolymers from the unsaturated ester-unsaturated acid--salt of unsaturated acid system, 4 weak-acid ion-exchange resins, 5 salts of acrylic and methacrific acids, 6 grafted copolymers, 7 polyorganoalumosiloxanes, 8 organometallic chelate-forming compounds, 9 isoprene and butadiene polymers, 10 silicon-stannic organic and stannicorganic compounds, 11 fiber-forming polymers, 12 diamines, 13 grafted copolymers of styrol and starch, 14 vinyl polymers, and 15 rubber. A number of papers were dedicated to the synthesis of cellulose derivatives, to the study of the properties of cellulose and other polysaccharides, and to their utilization as raw materials.