Springer Theses

Studies on "Perfect" Hyperbranched Chains Free in Solution and Confined in a Cylindrical Pore

Authors: Li, Lianwei

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Provides the first comprehensive description of how polymer chains with different topological structures are confined and crawling through a small cylindrical pore under an elongation flow field
  • Outlines the first detailed description of how to synthesize defect-free "perfect" hyperbranched polymer chains and their solution properties in different solvents, including several scaling laws established for the first time
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About this book

Lianwei Li's Ph.D. thesis solves a long-standing problem in polymer physics: how does a hyperbranched chain pass through a cylindrical pore smaller than its size under an elongational flow field? The question was asked by the Nobel Laureate, the late Professor de Gennes in the 70s but has never been seriously addressed through real experiments. This thesis outlines how Lianwei Li developed a novel polymerization strategy using a seesaw-type macromonomer to prepare a set of "defect-free" hyperbranched chagins with different overall molar masses and controllable uniform subchain lengths. The author then unearthed how the critical (minimum) flow rate at which a hyperbranched chain can pass through the pore, is dependent on the overall molar mass and the subchain length. The experimental results give a unified description of polymer chains with different topologies passing through a small cylindrical pore, which enables us to separate chains by their topologies instead of their sizes in ultrafiltration. In addition, this research also reveals how the chain structure of amphiphilic hyperbranched block and graft copolymers affect their solution properties, including the establishments of several classic scaling laws that relate the chain size and the intrinsic viscosity to the overall molar mass and the subchain length, respectively. This work has led to numerous publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction and Background

    Li, Lianwei

    Pages 1-10

  • Our Main Goals

    Li, Lianwei

    Pages 11-11

  • Seesaw-Type Macromonomer Strategy: A Versatile Approach for the Preparation of “Perfect” Hyperbranched Polymers

    Li, Lianwei

    Pages 13-31

  • Preparation of ‘‘Perfect’’ Hyperbranched Homopolymers and Copolymers by “Click” Chemistry

    Li, Lianwei

    Pages 33-53

  • Solution Properties of “Perfect” Hyperbranched Homopolymers and Copolymers

    Li, Lianwei

    Pages 55-101

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06097-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06096-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35999-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Studies on "Perfect" Hyperbranched Chains Free in Solution and Confined in a Cylindrical Pore
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06097-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06097-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06096-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35999-1
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 128
Number of Illustrations and Tables
85 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
Topics