The Chemistry of Polymers

Author: John Nicholson

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782628320

Category: Polymerization

Page: 210

View: 8527

A new revised and updated version of the well-established and highly readable textbook on polymer science.

Polymers and the Environment

Author: G Scott

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847551726

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 3368

As environmental performance becomes increasingly important, the development of man-made polymers and their associated benefits has been overshadowed by problems relating to their ultimate disposal. In the light of wider acceptance of polymers for use in high technology applications, Polymers and the Environment aims to redress the balance. The book reviews the properties and industrial applications of polymers and discusses their environmental benefits compared with traditional materials. It also addresses the issues of polymer durability, recycling processes to aid waste minimization and biodegradable polymers. This text is intended to introduce the non-specialist reader to the benefits and limitations of polymeric materials from an environmental viewpoint, and will prove a useful book for both students and professionals.

Hyperbranched Polymers

Macromolecules in between Deterministic Linear Chains and Dendrimer Structures

Author: Albena Lederer,Walther Burchard

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849733945

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 2581

There is great commercial interest in hyperbranched polymers from manufacturers of polymer formulations, additives and coatings, polymer electronics and pharmaceuticals. However, these polymers are difficult to characterize due to their very complex, multidimensional distribution and there is a great need to understand how to control their synthesis to obtain certain material properties. Hyperbranched Polymers is the first book to examine in detail the recent advances in hyperbranched polymers. Focusing on the on the structural characterization of hyperbranched polymers, the book summarizes the research in the field and makes a direct correlation between the chemical structure and global molecular properties. This correlation is essential for understanding the structure-properties-relation and fills the gap between the synthetic advances and physico-chemical understanding of this polymer class. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, the book will appeal to both scientists working in fundamental research, both active and new to the field, as well as industrial manufacturers of dendritic polymers.

Fundamentals of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization

Author: Nicolay V. Tsarevsky,Brent S. Sumerlin

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849734259

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 2407

Provides an in-depth history, description, and mechanistic understanding of each of the controlled/living radical polymerization techniques and practical details necessary to carry out the reactions.

Conjugated Polymers

Author: Klaus Mullen,John R Reynolds,Toshio Masuda

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849737991

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 2894

Conjugated polymers are gaining a lot of interest due to their inherent functional properties and applications in plastic electronics. Their characteristic charge transporting and conducting properties produces features including coloration, photoluminescence, electroluminescence, photoconductivity, and electrochromism. In order to develop new functional polymers, researchers need the background information on the synthesis of the different polymer systems. Conjugated Polymers focuses on the practical preparation of conjugated polymers with each chapter discussing a particular type of conjugated polymer including a general explanation of the polymer, experimental details for synthesis and characterization. Edited by world leading experts in the field of conjugated polymer synthesis, the book serves as a convenient guide for advanced undergraduate level and above.

Fluorinated Polymers

Author: Bruno Ameduri,Hideo Sawada

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782626719

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 3304

Fluoropolymers display a wide range of remarkable properties and are used in a number of applications including high performance elastomers, thermoplastics, coatings for optical fibers, and hydrophobic and lipophobic surfaces. Fluorinated Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, Processing and Simulation covers the fundamentals of different fluorinated polymers. Topics include the kinetics of homopolymerisation and copolymerization, process chemistry, and controlled radical co-polymerisation techniques. Written by internationally recognized academic and industrial contributors, the book will be of interest to those in industry and academia working in the fields of materials science, polymer chemistry and energy applications of polymers. Together with Fluorinated Polymers: Applications, these books provide a complete overview of different fluorinated polymer materials and their uses.

Healable Polymer Systems

Author: Wayne Hayes,Barnaby W. Greenland,Michael W. Keller

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 184973626X

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 5602

Polymers are used in many everyday technologies and their degradation due to environmental exposure has lead to great interest in materials which can heal and repair themselves. In order to design new self healing polymers it's important to understand the fundamental healing mechanisms behind the material. Healable Polymer Systems will outline the key concepts and mechanisms underpinning the design and processing of healable polymers, and indicate potential directions for progress in the future development and applications of these fascinating and potentially valuable materials. The book covers the different techniques developed successfully to date for both autonomous healable materials (those which do not require an external stimulus to promote healing) and rehealable or remendable materials (those which only recover their original physical properties if a specific stimulus is applied). These include the encapsulated-monomer approach, reversible covalent bond formation, irreversible covalent bond formation and supramolecular self-assembly providing detailed insights into their chemistry. Written by leading experts, the book provides polymer scientists with a compact and readily accessible source of reference for healable polymer systems.

Bio-inspired Polymers

Author: Nico Bruns,Andreas F M Kilbinger

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782626662

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 612

View: 2509

Many key aspects of life are based on naturally occurring polymers, such as polysaccharides, proteins and DNA. Unsurprisingly, their molecular functionalities, macromolecular structures and material properties are providing inspiration for designing new polymeric materials with specific functions, for example, responsive, adaptive and self-healing materials. Bio-inspired Polymers covers all aspects of the subject, ranging from the synthesis of novel polymers, to structure-property relationships, materials with advanced properties and applications of bio-inspired polymers in such diverse fields as drug delivery, tissue engineering, optical materials and lightweight structural materials. Written and edited by leading experts on the topic, the book provides a comprehensive review and essential graduate level text on bio-inspired polymers for biochemists, materials scientists and chemists working in both industry and academia.

Thiol-X Chemistries in Polymer and Materials Science

Author: Andrew B. Lowe,Christopher N. Bowman

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 184973660X

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 3964

A comprehensive resource on thiol-x chemistries for postgraduates, academics and industrial practitioners interested in polymer and materials applications from leading experts in the field.

The Chemistry and Physics of Coatings

Author: Alistair R Marrion

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847558208

Category: Science

Page: 394

View: 1579

The Chemistry and Physics of Coatings provides an introduction to the science underpinning the paint (organic coatings) industry to graduate level chemists who may have no previous knowledge of polymer-based technologies. This book stresses important physical phenomena such as rheology, film formation, and mechanical properties, their exploitation in paint, and the economic and legislative background against which coatings technology is tested. Attention is given to the chemistry of the polymers, pigments, and solvents that compose typical coatings, and the complex 'science and art' of formulating them effectively. The book also aims to give insights into the commercial application of the chemistries described, and includes a glossary of industry and polymer-related terms. Revised and updated, this second edition has been expanded to include separate chapters on binders for high solids and solvent-free coatings, inorganic and hybrid coatings and coatings formulation. There is also a new section on coatings additives. The Chemistry and Physics of Coatings will be of particular interest to graduates of materials and polymer sciences and related areas. It will also appeal to undergraduates, lecturers and those in the paint industry. Extracts from reviews of 1st Edition "... readable and surprisingly comprehensive ... In short this is an excellent book, which I recommend without hesitation." Journal of Materials Chemistry "..an informative and thoroughly recommended volume." Polymer International

Mechanochemistry in Materials

Author: Yoan C. Simon,Stephen L. Craig

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782621466

Category: Electronic books

Page: 210

View: 7772

Mechanochemistry in materials science has experienced tremendous growth in the last 5 years and has developed to become one of the most important topics in polymer science today.

Conducting Polymers

Bioinspired Intelligent Materials and Devices

Author: Toribio Fernández Otero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1782623159

Category:

Page: N.A

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Inorganic Rings and Polymers of the P-block Elements

From Fundamentals to Applications

Author: Tristram Chivers,Ian Manners

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847559069

Category: Science

Page: 335

View: 3526

This unique book provides comprehensive coverage of monocyclic inorganic ring systems of the p-block elements and the polymers that are derived from them.

The Chemistry of Textile Fibres

Author: Robert R Mather,Roger H Wardman

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782626360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 9012

Textiles are ubiquitous materials that many of us take for granted in our everyday lives. We rely on our clothes to protect us from the environment and use them to enhance our appearance. Textiles also find applications in transport, healthcare, construction, and many other industries. The revised and updated 2nd Edition of The Chemistry of Textile Fibres highlights the trend towards the synthesis, from renewable resources, of monomers for making synthetic fibres. It contains new information on the influence of legislation and the concerns of environmental organisations on the use of chemicals in the textile industry. New sections on genetically modified cotton, anti-microbial materials and spider silk have been added as well as a new chapter covering functional fibres and fabrics. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the various types of textile fibres that are available today, ranging from natural fibres to the high-performance fibres that are very technologically advanced. Readers will gain an appreciation of why particular types of fibre are used for certain applications through understanding the chemistry behind their properties. Students following ‘A’ level courses or equivalent and first-year undergraduate students reading textile technology subjects at university will find this book a valuable source of information.

Fluorinated Polymers: Applications

Volume 2

Author: Bruno Ameduri,Hideo Sawada

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782629165

Category: Science

Page: 419

View: 3728

Industrial Aspects of Fluorinated Oligomers and Polymers; Fluoroalkyl Acrylate Polymers and Their Applications; Structural Diversity in Fluorinated Polyphosphazenes: Exploring the Change from Crystalline Thermoplastics to High-Performance Elastomers and Other New Materials; Fluoroplastics and Fluoroelastomers - Basic Chemistry and High-performance Applications; Fluorinated Specialty Chemicals - Fluorinated Copolymers for Paints and Perfluoropolyethers for Coatings; Commercial Synthesis and Applications of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride); The Role Perfluoropolyethers in the Development of Polymeric Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells; Fluorinated Ionomers and Ionomer Membranes: Monomer and Polymer Synthesis and Applications; Research and Non-major Commercial Co- and Terpolymers of Tetrafluoroethylene; Chlorotrifluoroethylene Copolymers for Energy-applied Materials; Fabrication of Flexible Transparent Nanohybrids with Heat-resistance Properties Using a Fluorinated Crystalline Polymer; Creation of Superamphiphobic, Superhydrophobic/Superoleophilic and Superhydrophilic/Superoleophobic Surfaces by Using Fluoroalkyl-endcapped Vinyltrimethoxysilane Oligomer as a Key Intermediate

Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine

Author: Youqing Shen

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849736200

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 8244

Interest in the application of nanotechnology to medicine has surged in recent years and could transform the way we diagnose, treat and prevent diseases such as cancer. However, the clinical success of nanomedicine is limited because of problems with toxicity and therapeutic efficacy. To overcome this it is essential to produce new nanosystems with specific functions, which can be achieved by designing new polymers with particular properties that can be used for nanomedicine. Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine provides a complete overview of the different strategies for designing polymers for nanomedicine applications. The first part of the book looks at the current problems and direction in nanomedicine including a review of current design and targeting of nanocarriers. The second part explores the design of polymers with different functions including hyperbranched polymers, polymersomes, polysaccharides, polymeric micelles and zwitterionic polymers and their applications in gene therapy and drug delivery. This timely book is edited by a leading scientist in nanomedicine and provides a suitable introduction and reference source for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and academic and industrial researchers in polymer science, nanotechnology and pharmacy interested in materials for medical applications.

Colour Chemistry

Author: Robert Christie

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782625313

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 4911

This revised and up-dated second edition provides a current insight into how the fundamental principles of the chemistry of colour are applied in dyes and pigments. The text has been expanded and re-written throughout, while largely maintaining the structure of the first edition. In particular, the chapter on functional dyes has been substantially re-written to embrace the significant developments in chemistry and technology that this area has experienced in the last decade. As industry and society have become increasingly sensitive towards environmental issues, the chapter describing how the colour industry has been responding is expanded to reflect this growing importance. A new chapter is introduced on colour in cosmetics, with particular emphasis on hair dyes, reflecting the growing international, industrial significance of this topic. This chapter is co-written with Dr Olivier Morel. Colour Chemistry will be of interest to academics and industrialists who are specialists in colour science or who have involvement with the diverse range of coloured materials, for example traditional application in textiles, paints, printing inks, plastics and cosmetics, and functional applications in electronics and biology. Broad and balanced in its coverage, this book provides an introduction to the chemistry of colour that is ideal for students, graduates and those in industry and academia seeking an introduction to the topic.

The Chemistry of Medical and Dental Materials

Author: John W Nicholson

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847552056

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

View: 1848

Implants into the human body, such as hip joints, heart valves and dental crowns, have been increasingly used over the last 40 years or so, and many patients have benefited from their use. But how much is known about the metals, ceramics and polymers that are used in these repairs? This book provides a state-of-the-art account of the chemistry of the synthetic materials used in medicine and dentistry. It looks at the properties and interactions of these materials within the body at a molecular level, and includes discussion of bioengineering and cell biology. In addition, there is an account of the surgical procedures used, as well as extensive coverage of the possible biological reactions to the presence of foreign materials in the body. A brief look at the emerging field of tissue engineering completes the text. Fully referenced, with detailed reviews of the current literature, The Chemistry of Medical and Dental Materials will be an essential starting-point for all those in academia and industry who are involved in the development of new and improved repair materials.

Polymer Chemistry

An Introduction

Author: Malcolm P. Stevens

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195124446

Category: Science

Page: 551

View: 7310

Polymer Chemistry provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an up-to-date introduction to the chemistry of macromolecular substances, including their synthesis and the properties underlying their commercial importance. Significant new developments in polymer science over the past decade are covered, as are methods used for testing and characterising polymers.

Renewable Resources for Functional Polymers and Biomaterials

Polysaccharides, Proteins and Polyesters

Author: Peter Williams

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782625844

Category: Science

Page: 466

View: 7087

This book details polysaccharides and other important biomacromolecules covering their source, production, structures, properties, and current and potential application in the fields of biotechnology and medicine. It includes a systematic discussion on the general strategies of isolation, separation and characterization of polysaccharides and proteins. Subsequent chapters are devoted to polysaccharides obtained from various sources, including botanical, algal, animal and microbial. In the area of botanical polysaccharides, separate chapters are devoted to the sources, structure, properties and medical applications of cellulose and its derivatives, starch and its derivatives, pectins, and exudate gums, notably gum arabic. Another chapter discusses the potential of hemicelluloses (xylans and xylan derivatives) as a new source of functional biopolymers for biomedical and industrial applications. The algal polysaccharide, alginate, has significant application in food, pharmaceuticals and the medical field, all of which are reviewed in a separate chapter. Polysaccharides of animal origin are included with separate chapters on the sources, production, biocompatibility, biodegradability and biomedical applications of chitin (chitosan) and hyaluronan. With the increasing knowledge and applications of genetic engineering there is also an introduction in the book to nucleic acid polymers, the genome research and genetic engineering. Proteins and protein conjugates are covered, with one chapter providing a general review of structural glycoproteins, fibronectin and laminin, together with their role in the promotion of cell adhesion in vascular grafts, implants and tissue engineering. Another chapter discusses general aspects of a number of industrial proteins, including casein, caseinates, whey protein, gluten and soy proteins, with emphasis on their medical applications, and with reference to the potential of bacterial proteins. Another natural polymer resource, microbial polyesters, although small compared with polysaccharides and proteins, is also gaining increasing interest in biomedical technology and other industrial sectors. One chapter, therefore, is devoted to microbial polyesters, with comprehensive coverage of their biosynthesis, properties, enzymic degradation and applications. By dealing with biopolymers at the molecular level, the book is aimed at the biomedical and wider materials science communities and provides an advanced overview of biopolymers at the graduate and postgraduate level. In addition it will appeal to both academic and industrial life scientists who are involved in research and development activities in the medical and biotechnology field.