Inorganic polymers have remarkable properties that can be superior to their organic counterparts in a variety of ways including, for example, thermal stability (polysilazanes), controlled degradability in drug-delivery systems, water repellents, flame retardants and metal ion conductors in batteries (polyphosphazenes), precursors for ceramics, microlithography and electroluminescent devices (polysilanes). Furthermore, the discovery of new synthetic approaches to metallopolymers led to a rapid surge of this field and the range of applications for these functional materials. Inorganic polymers are an innovative approach for sustainability by switching from hydrocarbon/oil based polymers to element based polymers and lessen the burden on scarce non-renewable resources or even provide alternatives to those.
Outstanding experts in the field have been invited from all over the world and already accepted our invitation to hold their plenary and invited lectures at the Conference. The event will offer an excellent platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge and experience on Inorganic Polymers for young and senior scientists, and experts from companies.