1st Edition

Colloidal Polymers Synthesis and Characterization

Edited By Abdelhamid Elaissari Copyright 2003

    Amidst developments in nanotechnology and successes in catalytic emulsion polymerization of olefins, polymerization in dispersed media is arousing an increasing interest from both practical and fundamental points of view. This text describes ultramodern approaches to synthesis, preparation, characterization, and functionalization of latexes, nanoparticles, and numerous additional colloidal polymer systems. In chapters contributed by leading international researchers, it communicates critical parameters for method selection, presents guidelines for controlling structural and colloid properties, presents recent results and information on polymer colloids, and describes other tools to assist in the production of desirable outcomes.

    Free-Radical Emulsion Polymerization and Aqueous Polymer Dispersions: A Long History with More Challenges To Meet in the Future
    Jean-Claude Daniel
    Controlled Free-Radical Polymerization: A Way To Design Polymer Architecture and Surface Properties of Latex Particles
    Céline Farcet, Carine Burguière, and Bernadette Charleux
    Preparation of Microlatexes Using Polymeric Surfactants or Mixed Surfactants
    Peihong Ni and Shoukuan Fu
    Catalytic Polymerization of Olefins in Emulsion: A Breakthrough in Polymer Colloids
    Remi Soula, Jerôme Claverie, Roger Spitz, and Alain Guyot
    Functionalization of Colloidal Particles
    Changchun Wang, Wuli Yang, and Shoukuan Fu
    Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Based Particles: Preparation and Colloidal Characterization
    Françoise Meunier and Abdelhamid Elaissari
    Microemulsion Polymerization: A Way To Synthesize Well-Defined Highly Functionalized Nanoparticles
    Chantal Larpent
    Hollow Particles: Synthetic Pathways and Potential Applications
    Elodie Bourgeat-Lami
    Preparation of Polymer and Hybrid Colloids by Miniemulsion for Biomedical Applications
    Katharuna Landfester
    Synthesis, Characterization, and Biomedical Application of Conducting Polymer Particles
    Mohamed Chehimi, Ammar Azioune, Smain Bousalem, Amel Ben Slimane, and Abderrahim Yassar
    Preparation of Magnetic Latexes
    Abdelhamid Elaissari, Florence Sauzedde, Franck Montagne, and Christian Pichot
    Polymer Beads in Biomedical Chromatography: Preparation and Characterization
    Ali Tuncel, E. Ünsal, and S. Senel
    Assembling of Polymer Particles onto Solid Supports for Medical Applications
    Jean-Paul Chapel and Tatsuo Taniguchi
    The Necessary in Colloidal Characterization of Colloid Polymer
    Olivier Mondain Monval and Abdelhamid Elaissari
    Electrokinetic and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Thermally Sensitive Polymer Colloids
    Brian R. Saunders


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