This reference describes the important phases and applications of polymeric surface active materials - including colloid stabilization and solution properties, syntheses with various techniques, and uses in polymerization as stabilizers and as compatibilizers in incompatible polymer blends.;Written for scientists involved in research fields other than polymer colloids, this book discusses colloid stabilization by polymeric surfactants in aqueous and nonaqueous systems, as well as custom synthesis of these materials. It examines their uses as stabilizers in heterophase polymerizations and considers the phenomenon of adsorption at surfaces and interfaces. The properties and characteristics of such compounds as polyelectrolytes, polyampholytes and hydrogels are clarified.;Containing many drawings and tables, this book is for materials scientists, chemists, engineers and physicists in the polymer industry working with paints, adhesives, elastomers and blends.
". . .a useful reference for chemists, engineers, material scientists, and polymer scientists. "
---Textile Research Journal
". . .the book is well written and easily understood; the diagrams are clearly reproduced and each chapter gives sufficient references to get deeper into the subject. "
". . .the author has covered an extremely wide area and. . .has gathered together under one cover information that the practitioner in the field should find extremely useful in an immediate reference book. "
Polymeric surfactanst and colloid stability; synthesis of amphipathic polymeric materials - block copolymers, graft copolymers; solution properties of polymeric surfactants; polyester surfactants; poly(vinyl alcohol) and derivatives; polymeric surfactants as stabilizers in aqueous emulsion polymerization; polymeric amphipathic materials in polymer blends as compatibilizers; polymeric surfactants in nonaqueous systems; polyelectrolytes, polyampholytes, hydrogels and polymerizable surfactants; microemulsions and polymeric surfactants.