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Chemistry - Polymer Science | Anionic Polymerization - Principles, Practice, Strength, Consequences, and Applications

Anionic Polymerization

Principles, Practice, Strength, Consequences, and Applications

Hadjichristidis, Nikos, Hirao, Akira (Eds.)

2015, 1000 p. 450 illus., 150 illus. in color.

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  • Focuses and expands on a specific area of polymers
  • Covers a wide range of topics on anionic polymerization from basic principles to experimental techniques important for practice
  • Topics include recent advances in synthesis, polymerization, architectural polymers, morphology, nano-ordered supra-molecules and molecular assemblies, and potential application in the fields of nanoscience and technology
This book presents these important facts: a) The mechanism of anionic polymerization, a more than 50-year challenge in polymer chemistry, has now become better understood; b) Precise synthesis of many polymers with novel architectures (triblock, multi-block, graft, exact graft, comb, cyclic, many armed stars with multi-components, dendrimer-like hyper-branched, and their structural mixed (co)polymers, etc.) have been advanced significantly; c) Based on such polymers, new morphological and self-organizing nano-objects and supramolecular assemblies have been created and widely studied and are considered nanodevices in the fields of nanoscience and technology; d) New high-tech and industrial applications for polymeric materials synthesized by anionic polymerization have been proposed. These remarkable developments have taken place in the last 15 years. Anionic polymerization continues to be the only truly living polymerization system (100 % termination free under appropriate conditions) and consequently the only one with unique capabilities in the synthesis of well-defined (i.e., precisely controlled molecular weight, nearly mono-disperse molecular weight distribution, structural and compositional homogeneity) complex macromolecular architectures. This book, with contributions from the world’s leading specialists, will be useful for all researchers, including students, working in universities , in research organizations, and in industry.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Anionic Polymerization - Block Copolymers - Complex Macromolecular Architectures - Cyclic Monomers - Morphological Self-organized Nanomaterial - Nano-objects - Non-polar Monomers - Polar Monomers - Polymerization - Polyolefins

Related subjects » Nanotechnology - Physical Chemistry - Polymer Science

Table of contents 

From the Contents: Principles and Practice.- Mechanism and Kinetics of Anionic Polymerization.- Experimental Techniques (Monomer and Solvent Purification, Polymerization under High-Vacuum Conditions, Polymerization Under Inert Atmosphere).- Non-polar Monomers: Styrene, 1,3-Diene Monomers, and Their Protected Monomers.- Strength: Precise synthesis of well-defined architectural polymers.- Block Copolymers.- Graft and Comblike Copolymers.- Star-Branched and Dendrimer-Like Hyperbranched Polymers.- Consequences: Morphologies and Self-Assembled Hierarchical Structures.- Block Copolymers and Miktoarm Star-Branched Polymers.- Block Copolymers Based on Polypeptides.- Applications.- Block Copolymers for Self-assembling Lithographic Materials.- New Thermoplastic Elastomers with Branched Structures.- Future Prospects.

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