This unified presentation of cationic polymerization discusses initiation, propagation, transfer, and termination in cationic polymerizations of alkenes and heterocycles. It also elucidates the mechanisms of the reactions involved in all carbocationic and ring-opening polymerizations. It is written by internationally acclaimed experts in their respective fields.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of the reactions of carbocations with nucleophiles; mechanistic aspects of cationic polymerization of alkenes; controlled/living carbocationic polymerization; controlled polymer synthesis by cationic polymerization; cationic polymerization of heterocyclics; step-growth electrophilic oligomerization and polymerization reactions; industrial cationic polymerizations - an overview.