By Lieng-Huang Lee (auth.), Lieng-Huang Lee (eds.)

Honolulu is a most pretty position, appropriate for all occa­ sions. Its selection because the assembly web site for the 1st Joint Chemical Congress among the yankee Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Japan used to be praised through scientists from each side. in this Congress, the foreign convention on Adhesion and Adsorption of Polymers was once held on the Hyatt Regency lodge among April 2 and five, 1979. We had audio system from ten international locations proposing over 40 papers with regards to the subject material. It used to be a memorable occasion. not like our prior adhesion symposia held in 1971 and 1975, this used to be the 1st time within the related convention that we mentioned either adhesion and adsorption of polymers at the same time. those vital phenomena usually are not in basic terms inter-related, but additionally both vital in adhesive know-how in addition to biochemical procedures. The papers offered to this convention care for those phenomena from either primary and functional viewpoints. additionally, with the development of latest floor analytical innovations, the particular, microscopic happenings on the interfaces might be pin­ pointed. therefore, characterization of interface grew to become one of many significant focuses of this convention. therefore, a huge insurance of the subject material comprises statistical thermodynamics, floor physics, floor research, fracture mechanics, viscoelasticity, failure research, floor amendment, adsorption kinetics, bio­ polymer adsorption, and so forth. because of the diligence of our contri­ butors, we're now in a position to post the ultimate papers in those volumes.

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We hope that surface and interfacial tensions are recognized more rightly as a tool for the studies on polymer science and SURFACE AND INTERFACIAL TENSIONS 39 technology and experimental results can be further accumulated and their theoretical foundations can be firmly established. REFERENCES 1. S. Wu, "Interfacial and Surface Tension of Polymers", ~ Macromol. , Macromol. Chem. Chem. Cl0, 1 (1974). 2. S. Wu, "Interfacial Energy, Structure, and Adhesion Between Polymers", (Chap. 6) in Polymer Blends, Vol.

Y 1 of further diluted solutions so 36 TOSHIO HATA AND TOMOYUKI KASEMURA 1// ,. J 0 -o~ 30 E u "c >. "0 25 0 ~ 20 ,. J IJJ :x: / 0 Log C 1 Fig. 22. Surface tension of poly-y-benzyl-D-glutamate in ethylene dichloride and the content of helical conformation at 25 0 C plotted against log C. 0 (c:g/dl) (not included in the Figure) scarcely varies keeping the value of solvent itself. It is concluded from these facts that PBLG molecules in the Sform and more or less in associated states may be more compatible with EDC, accordingly tend to exist in the bulk phase, while in the helical form they will become more lyophobic, because of the benzyl side chains oriented towards outside the rod like molecules.

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