Highlighting solutions to more recently identified problems, this work focuses on the chemistry and technology involved in the functionalization of monomers, and the preparation and processing of polymers to serve specific material needs. It reflects the advances that have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition.
"Praise for the previous edition. . . . . .contains many well-selected, abbreviated experimental procedures that will inform the reader about what is really involved in the preparation and modification of functional polymers. "
---Journal of the American Chemical Society
"This is a very useful book and. . .highly recommend[ed] to the polymer chemistry community. . .. it will serve as an excellent reference text and will be much used in our research libraries. "
". . .provides a comprehensive background for every chemist on this very interesting aspect of functional polymer chemistry."
Introduction; polymeric catalysts; photoresponsive polymers; electrically conducting polymers and their applications as functional materials; magnetic polymers; oxygen-carrying and oxygen-permeating polymers; polymeric inclusion complexes; hydrophobic modification of poly(MA-CDA) to enhance biological activity; a Novel biomaterial - aramid-silicone resin; polymeric materials for second-order nonlinear optical applications; ion-conducting polymers; chitin heparinoids - their preparation and specificities; unimer micelles of functionalized amphiphilic polyelectrolytes; polymer gels.