Expanding Monomers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications provides a thorough discussion of expanding polymer systems and their potential applications. The scope of the book includes background information on conventional monomers, their polymeric systems, and associated shrinkage problems. Monomers that expand during polymerization are covered in detail, including their synthesis and characterization. Polymerization (homopolymerization and copolymerization) of expanding monomers is discussed, in addition to mechanisms and kinetics of several polymerization processes, such as cationic initiation and free radical ring-opening polymerization.
The book also explores various applications in which expanding polymer systems have potential. These applications include coatings, casting and potting materials, composite adhesives, and electrical insulations. Expanding Monomers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications will be valuable as a reference for manufacturers, researchers, teachers, and students in polymer and materials science, in addition to industry and university libraries.
Shrinkage in Conventional Monomers During Polymerization (R.M. Luck and R.K. Sadhir). Monomers that Expand During Polymerization (R.M. Luck and R.K. Sadhir). Ionic Polymerization of Oxygen-Containing Bicyclic, Spirocyclic, and Related Expandable Monomers (T. Takata and T. Endo). Free Radical Polymerization of Expandable Oxaspiro Monomers (J.W. Stansbury). Kinetics and Mechanism of Polymerization of Expandable Monomers (R.K. Sadhir and R.M. Luck). Electrical and Electronic Properties of Expanding Polymers (B.S. Bernstein). Application of Expanding Monomers in Composite Structures (M.R. Piggott). The Use of Expanding Monomers in Embedding and Related Processes (H.E. Saunders). Applications of Expanding Monomers in Coatings (C. Bluestein, R. Mehta, and M.S. Cohen). Summary and Outlook (H.E. Saunders).