Desk Reference of Functional Polymers: Syntheses and Applications

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Discusses the synthesis, properties, and current and potential applications of a wide variety of functional polymers in four major areas: radiation effects and applications, opolelectronic properties and applications, chemical and physicochemical applications, and biomedical applications. Reviews the general synthetic methods for preparing functional polymers. Examines functional polymers with properties of interest in such fields as microlithography, photochemistry, nonlinear optics, electrical conductivity, chemical sensors, electron and energy transfer processes, polymeric liquid crystalline networks, chiral liquid crystalline polymers, solar energy utilization, floculation of minerals, catalysis, polymeric dental aids, polymer-drug conjugates, biocompatible polymer surfaces, and drug targeting by functional polymers.

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A comprehensive, multi-authored reference on the broad area of polymer science and engineering that involves the design, synthesis, and study of macromolecular materials of increasing structural sophistication and complexity used for a wide range of chemical, physico-chemical, and bio-medical processes. Covers general synthetic methods, radiation effects and applications, optoelectronic properties and applications, chemical and physico- chemical applications, and bio-medical applications. More specific topics include functional polymers via anionic polymerization; polymer photochemistry and photo-cross-linking; liquid-crystalline and chiral, side-chain, liquid-crystalline polymers; polymeric stabilizers and anti-oxidants; and surface modification of hydroxyapatite for dental plaque inhibition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841234697
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: ACS Professional Reference Book Series
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: General synthetic methods
Part Two: Radiation effects and applications
Part Three: Optoelectronic properties and applications
Part Four: Chemical and physiochemical applications
Part Five: Biomedical applications

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