Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications [NOOK Book]

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The only comprehensive reference covering the properties, synthesis and applications of hyperbranched polymers.

* Helps the reader gain a better understanding of irregular branching and its relationship to a polymer's properties and potential applications, aiding in the design of highly functional materials.

* Covers the important theoretical aspects of the topic, as well as summarizing available techniques for characterizing these polymers.

* Compares hyperbranched polymers with conventional linear polymeric ...

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Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

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Overview

The only comprehensive reference covering the properties, synthesis and applications of hyperbranched polymers.

* Helps the reader gain a better understanding of irregular branching and its relationship to a polymer's properties and potential applications, aiding in the design of highly functional materials.

* Covers the important theoretical aspects of the topic, as well as summarizing available techniques for characterizing these polymers.

* Compares hyperbranched polymers with conventional linear polymeric materials as well as perfectly branched dendrimers.

* Includes perspectives on future challenges in the synthesis and use of hyperbranched polymers in functional materials.

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"This volume should definitely be on the desk of anyone who has been, is currently, or is contemplating working in the field of branched polymers." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, 25 August 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470934760
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/4/2011
  • Series: Wiley Series on Polymer Engineering and Technology , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet the Author

Deyue Yan, PhD, is a professor at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Yan has served on the editorial board of Macromolecular Theory and Simulations and is currently on the editorial board of the Chinese Journal of Polymer Science.

Chao Gao, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University, P.R. China. Dr. Gao also serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Open Macromolecules Journal and the Open Process Chemistry Journal.

Holger Frey, PhD, is Full Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at Johnannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. Dr. Frey has served on the editorial advisory boards of several polymer journals.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Contributors.

1 Promising Dendritic Materials: An Introduction to Hyperbranched Polymers.

2 Polycondensation of ABx Monomers.

3 Synthesis of Hyperbranched Polymers via Polymerization of Functionally Symmetric Monomer Pairs.

4 Synthesis of Hyperbranced Polymers via Polymerization of Asymmetric Monomer Pairs.

5 Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization.

6 Ring-Opening Multibranching Polymerization.

7 Hyperbranced Copolymers Synthesized by Cocondensation and Radical Copolymerization.

8 Convergent Synthesis of Hyperbranced Polymers and Related Approaches.

9 Hyperbranced and Dendritic Polyolefins Prepared by Transition-Metal Catalyzed Polymerization.

10 Hyperbranced π-Conjugated Polymers.

11 Degree of Branching (DB).

12 Influence of Branching Architecture on Polymer Properties.

13 Kinetic Theory of Hyperbranched Polymerization.

14 Grafting and Surface Properties of Hyperbranced Polymers.

15 Biological and Medical Applications of Hyperbranced Polymers.

16 Applications of Hyperbranced Polymers in Coatings, as Additives and in Nanotechnology.

17 Conclusions and Perspective: Toward Hyperbranched/Dendritic States.

Index.

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