This broadly-based work gathers the vast bulk of information published on cyclopolymerization since its discovery - including the symmetrical diene counterparts of all classical monomers that can undergo addition polymerization, all unsymmetrical dienes, and cyclopolymerizable monomers such as dialdehydes, diynes, diisocyanates, diepoxides, dinitriles, and some organometallic monomers.;Providing access to contemporary knowledge in the field and offering discussions of interest to a wide variety of polymer scientists, Cyclopolymerization and Cyclocopolymerization: delineates theory; summarizes polymerization procedures; furnishes theoretical justification for mechanistic proposals; details commercial applications; and describes new monomer syntheses. Supplying over 2700 references as well as chemical abstract citations, Cyclopolymerization and Cyclocopolymerization is a resource which should be of practical value to polymer, academic, theoretical and industrial chemists; chemical and plastics engineers; research and development directors in chemistry and chemical engineering programmes; and graduate-level students in these disciplines
Table of Contents
Introduction and historical background; nonconjugated symmetrical dienes; nonconjugated unsymmetrical dienes; cyclopolymerization leading to polycyclic systems; symmetrical monomers containing other multiple bonds; monomers containing different multiple bonds (functionally unsymmetrical monomers); copolymerization of nonconjugated dienes with conventional vinyl monomers; cyclopolymerization of dienes with selected vinyl monomers; cyclopolymerization leading to ladder polymers; mechanism of cyclopolymerization; mechanism of cyclocopolymerization; practical significance of cyclopolymerization.
George Butler (Gainesville, Florida, USA)