Functionalized Polymers Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
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.
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.
"The emphasis is on chemical synthesis of the functional groups and on various properties and applications. Properties addressed include bio sensitivity, cellulose or protein networks, conjugation, corrosion, electrical capacitance, optical activity, and biodegradability. The chapters, each written by a different author team, cover a broad range of topics from the same viewpoint. The book is well edited: each chapter starts with an introduction and ends with applications, and the overall selection of topics is sufficiently broad to benefit a wide audience. Given the emphasis on chemical synthesis and behavior, there is little focus, for example, on mechanical or adhesion properties. Each chapter has an extensive, up-to-date bibliography and can serve as the starting point for further research in this exciting, modern topic combining chemistry, materials science, and engineering."
— J. Lambropoulos, University of Rochester, Choice, November 2022