Functionalized polymers are macromolecules to which chemically bound functional groups are attached which can be used as catalysts, reagents, protective groups, etc. Functionalized polymers have low cost, ease of processing and attractive features for functional organic molecules. Chemical reactions for the introduction of functional groups in polymers and the conversion of functional groups in polymers depend on different properties. Such properties are of great importance for functionalization reactions for possible applications of reactive polymers. This book deals with the synthesis and design of various functional polymers, the modification of preformed polymer backbones and their various applications.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Future Prospects. Conjugated Polymers. Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Polymers. Biodegradable Polymers. Functional Pseudo-Proteins. Functional Proteins. Functionalization of Cellulose—Chemical Approach. Functionalized Polymers Processed by 3D Printing. Polyvinylcarbazole Composite Membranes. Elastomeric and Plastomeric Materials. Polyurethane. Biopolymeric Sensors. Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Their Biomedical Applications. Poly(siloxane)s, Poly(silazane)s and Poly(carbosiloxane)s.
Dr. Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Bhupal Nobles' University, Udaipur, India. Dr. Chauhan’s research interests include conducting polymers, polymeric materials, biomaterials, graphene, metal-organic framework, material characterization, nanocomposites, and biopolymers. Dr. Chauhan has worked as editor or author of four published books, in the areas of biocidal polymers, polyaniline, and inorganic and organometallic polymers, as well as contributing to numerous journal articles and book chapters on functionalized polymers and biomaterials.