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

Pt. 1 General Synthetic Methods
1.1 Functional Polymers via Free-Radical Polymerization of Chloromethylstyrene 3
1.2 Functional Polymers via Anionic Polymerization 19
1.3 Functional Polyolefins via Ziegler-Natta Polymerization: The Borane Approach 35
1.4 Living Cationic Polymerization: Synthesis of End-Functionalized Polyisobutylenes 57
1.5 Perfect Diels-Alder Ladder Polymers: Precursors for Extended [pi]-Conjugation 73
1.6 Functional Polymers via Ring-Opening-Closing Alternating Copolymerization 93
1.7 Functionalized Polymers via Enzymatic Synthesis 103
1.8 Polymers Containing Phosphonic and Bis(phosponic acid) Groups 115
1.9 Amine-Containing Polymers: Amine-Functionalized Polyolefins 133
1.10 Metal-Containing Polymers and Interpenetrating Networks 151
1.11 Germylene and Stannylene Polymers 169
1.12 Silicon-Containing Monomers and Polymers 183
1.13 Functional Polymer Surfaces Produced from Cold Plasma 201
1.14 Functional Cellulose Derivatives 227
1.15 Chitin and Chitosan Derivatives 239
1.16 Development of Novel Materials from Proteins 261
Pt. 2 Radiation Effects and Applications
2.1 Polymer Photochemistry and Photo-Cross-Linking 273
2.2 Photosensitive Polymers 293
2.3 Functional Polymers for Microlithography: Nonamplified Imaging Systems 311
2.4 Functional Polymers for Microlithography: Chemically Amplified Imaging Systems 341
2.5 Polymer Modification by Ion Implantation: Ion Bombardment and Characterization 371
2.6 Polymer Modification by Ion Implantation: Electrical Conductivity and Applications 387
Pt. 3 Optoelectronic Properties and Applications
3.1 Photophysics of Functional Polymers 407
3.2 Liquid-Crystalline and Chiral Side-Chain Liquid-Crystalline Polymers 427
3.3 Monodomain Liquid-Crystalline Networks by In Situ Photopolymerization 451
3.4 Conducting Polymers 463
3.5 Transparent Polymers for Optical Applications 489
3.6 Functionalized Polymers for Second-Order Nonlinear Optics 505
3.7 Polymers for Activated Laser Switching 529
Pt. 4 Chemical and Physicochemical Applications
4.1 Light-Harvesting Functional Polymers 549
4.2 Polymers for Solar-Energy Devices 567
4.3 Photoluminescent Polymers for Chemical Sensors 589
4.4 Functional Polymers for Chemical Sensors 601
4.5 Polymeric Stabilizers and Antioxidants 621
4.6 Functional Polymers for Selective Flocculation of Minerals 635
Pt. 5 Biomedical Applications
5.1 Biocompatible Polymer Surfaces 657
5.2 Biomedical Polyurethanes 677
5.3 Homopolymers and Copolymers of 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate for Biomedical Applications 699
5.4 Molecularly Designed Dental Polymers 719
5.5 Surface Modification of Hydroxyapatite for Dental Plaque Inhibition 739
5.6 Polymer-Drug Conjugates 753
5.7 Drug Targeting by Functional Polymers: Targeting of Polymer-Coated Liposomes 769
Index 789
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