Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition

Author: Alberto Ciferri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420027921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

View: 3513

Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition details assembly processes and structure-function correlation in natural and synthetic self-assembling materials, focusing on developments occurred over the past five years. The book highlights developments in the synthesis of complex structures, chemical design principles, and theoretical models of growth processes resulting in an increasingly accurate prediction of stability, degree of polymerization, and shape of various assemblies. It focuses on the rich variety of properties, functions, and applications of self-assembling supramolecular polymers. Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition ties together potential applications such as those of nanostructures with dynamic-combinatorial-adaptive self-healing features, opto-electronic devices, supramolecular amphiphiles, hydrogels, organic/inorganic nanocomposites, molecular biosensors, molecular imprinting, molecular engines, templates for superlattices with prescribed symmetry. Several chapters of the first edition have been updated or rewritten, and an equal number of new chapters have been added. More than 500 drawings, photographs, micrographs, equations, and tables enhance and reinforce essential concepts presented in the book. Authored by an expert in polymer mechanics, biopolymers, liquid crystals, and supramolecular assemblies, Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition emphasizes fundamental principles at the basis of bottom-up nanotechnology, chemical design strategies, and exciting applications for various self-assembling materials for a unified and cutting-edge account of the field.
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Handbook of Conducting Polymers, Second Edition,

Author: Terje A. Skotheim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824700508

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1120

View: 9540

Discussing theory and transport, synthesis, processing, properties, and applications, this second edition of a standard resource covers advances in the field of electrically conducting polymers and contains more than 1500 drawings, photographs, tables, and equations. Maintaining the style of presentation and depth of coverage that made the first edition so popular, it contains the authoritative contributions of an interdisciplinary team of world-renowned experts encompassing the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering. The Handbook of Conducting Polymers highlights progress, delineates improvements, and examines novel tools for polymer and materials scientists..
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Supramolecular Chemistry

Author: Jonathan W. Steed,Jerry L. Atwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118681509

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 3497

Supramolecular chemistry is ‘chemistry beyond the molecule’ - the chemistry of molecular assemblies and intermolecular bonds. It is one of today’s fastest growing disciplines, crossing a range of subjects from biological chemistry to materials science; and from synthesis to spectroscopy. Supramolecular Chemistry is an up-to-date, integrated textbook that tells the newcomer to the field everything they need to know to get started. Assuming little in the way of prior knowledge, the book covers the concepts behind the subject, its breadth, applications and the latest contemporary thinking in the area. It also includes coverage of the more important experimental and instrumental techniques needed by supramolecular chemists. The book has been thoroughly updated for this second edition. In addition to the strengths of the very popular first edition, this comprehensive new version expands coverage into a broad range of emerging areas. Clear explanations of both fundamental and nascent concepts are supplemented by up-to-date coverage of exciting emerging trends in the literature. Numerous examples and problems are included throughout the book. A system of “key references” allows rapid access to the secondary literature, and of course comprehensive primary literature citations are provided. A selection of the topics covered is listed below. Cation, anion, ion-pair and molecular host-guest chemistry Crystal engineering Topological entanglement Clathrates Self-assembly Molecular devices Dendrimers Supramolecular polymers Microfabrication Nanoparticles Chemical emergence Metal-organic frameworks Gels Ionic liquids Supramolecular catalysis Molecular electronics Polymorphism Gas sorption Anion-pinteractions Nanochemistry Supramolecular Chemistry is a must for both students new to the field and for experienced researchers wanting to explore the origins and wider context of their work. Review: "At just under 1000 pages, the second edition of Steed and Atwood's Supramolecular Chemistry is the most comprehensive overview of the area available in textbook form...highly recommended." Chemistry World, August 2009
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Liquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures

Author: Takashi Kato

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540778675

Category: Science

Page: 237

View: 4544

This book presents critical reviews of the present position and future trends in modern chemical research concerned with chemical structure and bonding. It contains short and concise reports, each written by the world's renowned experts. Still valid and useful after 5 or 10 years, more information as well as the electronic version of the whole content is available at: springerlink.com.
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Porous Polymers

Design, Synthesis and Applications

Author: Shilun Qiu,Teng Ben

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849739323

Category: Science

Page: 311

View: 9589

A comprehensive overview of different porous polymer systems focusing on structure design, synthesis method and properties.
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Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

Author: Akira Harada

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352732321X

Category: Science

Page: 372

View: 7780

Presenting the work of pioneering experts in this exciting field of supramolecular polymer chemistry, this monograph covers an extensive range of applications, including drug delivery and catalysis. It focuses on new structures and phenomena of cyclodextrin-based supramolecular polymers and many other compound classes. While providing a deeper insight in macromolecular recognition and the mechanisms of living systems, this book also introduces fascinating novel phenomena beyond natural systems.
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Functional Monomers and Polymers, Second Edition

Author: Kiichi Takemoto,Raphael M. Ottenbrite,Mikiharu Kamachi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824799915

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 1065

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.
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Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry

A Problem-Solving Approach, Second Edition

Author: Manas Chanda

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466553855

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 770

View: 3084

Industry and academia remain fascinated with the diverse properties and applications of polymers. However, most introductory books on this enormous and important field do not stress practical problem solving or include recent advances, which are critical for the modern polymer scientist-to-be. Updating the popular first edition of "the polymer book for the new millennium," Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry: A Problem-Solving Approach, Second Edition seamlessly integrates exploration of the fundamentals of polymer science and polymer chemistry. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Chapter on living/controlled radical polymerization, using a unique problem-solving approach Chapter on polymer synthesis by "click" chemistry, using a unique problem-solving approach Relevant and practical work-out problems and case studies Examples of novel methods of synthesis of complex polymer molecules by exciting new techniques Figures and schematics of the novel synthetic pathways described in the new examples Author Manas Chanda takes an innovative problem-solving approach in which the text presents worked-out problems or questions with answers at every step of the development of a new theory or concept, ensuring a better grasp of the subject and scope for self study. Containing 286 text-embedded solved problems and 277 end-of-chapter home-study problems (fully answered separately in a Solutions Manual), the book provides a comprehensive understanding of the subject. These features and more set this book apart from other currently available polymer chemistry texts.
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Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Ninth Edition

Author: Charles E. Carraher Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466552204

Category: Science

Page: 818

View: 9349

Most of the advancements in communication, computers, medicine, and air and water purity are linked to macromolecules and a fundamental understanding of the principles that govern their behavior. These fundamentals are explored in Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Ninth Edition. Continuing the tradition of previous volumes, the latest edition provides a well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this edition offers detailed coverage of natural and synthetic giant molecules, inorganic and organic polymers, biomacromolecules, elastomers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, blends, caulks, composites, and ceramics. Using simple fundamentals, this book demonstrates how the basic principles of one polymer group can be applied to all of the other groups. It covers reactivities, synthesis and polymerization reactions, techniques for characterization and analysis, energy absorption and thermal conductivity, physical and optical properties, and practical applications. This edition includes updated techniques, new sections on a number of copolymers, expanded emphasis on nanotechnology and nanomaterials, and increased coverage of topics including carbon nanotubes, tapes and glues, photochemistry, and more. With topics presented so students can understand polymer science even if certain parts of the text are skipped, this book is suitable as an undergraduate as well as an introductory graduate-level text. The author begins most chapters with theory followed by application, and generally addresses the most critical topics first. He provides all of the elements of an introductory text, covering synthesis, properties, applications, and characterization. This user-friendly book also contains definitions, learning objectives, questions, and additional reading in each chapter.
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Silicon Based Polymers

Advances in Synthesis and Supramolecular Organization

Author: François Ganachaud,Sylvie Boileau,Bruno Boury

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402085281

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 285

View: 2234

Silicon Based Polymers presents highlights in advanced research and technological innovations using macromolecular organosilicon compounds and systems, as presented in the 2007 ISPO congress. Silicon-containing materials and polymers are used all over the world and in a variety of industries, domestic products and high technology applications. Among them, silicones are certainly the most well–known, however there are still new properties discovered and preparative processes developed all the time, therefore adding to their potential. Less known, but in preparation for the future, are other silicon containing-polymers which are now close to maturity and in fact some are already available like polysilsesquioxanes and polysilanes. All these silicon based materials can adopt very different structures like chains, dendrimers, hyperbranched and networks, physical and chemical gels. The result is a vast array of materials with applications in various areas such as optics, electronics, ionic electrolytes, liquid crystals, biomaterials, ceramics and concrete, paints and coatings ... all needed to face the environmental, energetical and technological issues of today. Some industrial aspects of the applications of these materials will also be presented.
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Crystalline Bacterial Cell Surface Layers

Author: Uwe B. Sleytr,Paul Messner,Dietmar Pum,Margit Sara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642735371

Category: Science

Page: 193

View: 7102

Crystalline surface layers (S-layers) represent an almost universal feature of archaebacterial cell envelopes and can be found in gram-positive and gram-negative eubacterial species from nearly all phylogenetic branches. S-layers consist of a single protein- or glycoprotein species and thus can be considered as one of the most primitive membrane structures developed during evolution. Prokaryotes carrying S-layers are ubiquitously found in every part of the biosphere. This supports the concept of a general supramolecular "porous crystalline surface layer" fulfilling a broad spectrum of functions which are strongly dependent on the particular environmental and ecological conditions. Their structural simplicity makes S-layers a suitable model for analyzing structure-function relationships as well as dynamic aspects of membrane morphogenesis.
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Metal-containing and Metallosupramolecular Polymers and Materials

Author: Ulrich Schubert,George Richard Newkome,Ian Manners

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: 9780841239296

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 575

View: 7620

The last few years have brought a dramatic boom in the area of metal-containing systems and materials, both in supramolecular and polymer chemistry as well as nanoscience. Besides synthetic advances, a major increase in knowledge regarding metallopolymer characterization has been apparent. Moreover, recently a growing interest in the application of these materials can be seen. Potential applications are identified in the areas of smart or intelligent materials, systems with special photochemical and photophysical properties (such as LEDs or solar cells), nanoscience, sensory materials, as well as materials with very special thermal and mechanical properties. This symposium series book covers the complete range of metal-containing polymers and materials by first-hand articles from the world-leading groups. These include design, synthesis, characterization as well as selected applications.
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Electrical Properties of Polymers

Author: Evaristo Riande,Ricardo Diaz-Calleja

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420030471

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

View: 6398

Electrical Properties of Polymers describes the electric phenomena responsible for determining the chemical and supramolecular structure of polymers and polymeric materials. The authors explore the properties of quasi-static dipoles, reviewing Brownian motion, Debye theory, Langevin and Smoluchowski equations, and the Onsager model. This reference displays Maxwell and entropy equations, along with several others, that depict the thermodynamics of dielectric relaxation. Featuring end-of-chapter problems and useful appendices, the book reviews molecular dynamics simulations of dynamic dielectric properties and inspects mean-square dipole moments of gases, liquids, polymers, and fixed conformations.
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Cellular Polymers

Author: N.A

Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing

ISBN: 9780902348745

Category: Foamed materials

Page: 200

View: 1015

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Giant Vesicles

Perspectives in Supramolecular Chemistry

Author: Pier Luigi Luisi,Peter Walde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470511524

Category: Science

Page: 426

View: 7515

Perspectives in Supramolecular Chemistry Founded by J.-M. Lehn Perspectives in Supramolecular Chemistry reflects research which develops supramolecular structures with specific new properties, such as recognition, transport and simulation of biosystems or new materials. The series covers all areas from theoretical and modelling aspects through organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry to materials, solid-state and polymer sciences reflecting the many and varied applications of supramolecular structures in modern chemistry. Giant Vesicles Edited by Pier Luigi Luisi and Peter Walde Institute für Polymere, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland Giant vesicles or giant liposomes are supramolecular assembles of amphiphiles, surface active substances which normally contain one or two hydrophobic chains and one hydrophilic head. Due to their relatively large size, giant vesicles are easily observed by light microscopy. This volume provides an overview of ideas and results obtained from experimental studies as well as theoretical approaches. A wide variety of aspects ranging from pure mathematics and physical considerations to biochemical and biological applications are covered. Historical and fundamental aspects are discussed as well as a range of experimental approaches including the micromanipulation and micro-puncturing of single giant vesicles. 87 international contributors comment on a wide range of issues contained under the five main part headings: Introduction Preparation Methods Basic Theoretical Aspects Physical Properties Chemical and Biological Aspects. Giant Vesicles has been written for researchers in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics, working in supra-molecular chemistry, surfactant science, liposome and pharmaceutical sciences.
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Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

Author: Akira Harada

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527639799

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 8239

Presenting the work of pioneering experts in this exciting field of supramolecular polymer chemistry, this monograph covers an extensive range of applications, including drug delivery and catalysis. It focuses on new structures and phenomena of cyclodextrin-based supramolecular polymers and many other compound classes. While providing a deeper insight in macromolecular recognition and the mechanisms of living systems, this book also introduces fascinating novel phenomena beyond natural systems.
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Mechanochemistry in Materials

Author: Yoan C. Simon,Stephen L. Craig

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782621466

Category: Electronic books

Page: 210

View: 6832

Mechanochemistry in materials science has experienced tremendous growth in the last 5 years and has developed to become one of the most important topics in polymer science today.
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Hydrogen Bonded Supramolecular Structures

Author: Zhanting Li,Li-Zhu Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662457563

Category: Science

Page: 350

View: 7495

This book covers the advances in the studies of hydrogen-bonding-driven supramolecular systems made over the past decade. It is divided into four parts, with the first introducing the basics of hydrogen bonding and important hydrogen bonding patterns in solution as well as in the solid state. The second part covers molecular recognition and supramolecular structures driven by hydrogen bonding. The third part introduces the formation of hollow and giant macrocycles directed by hydrogen bonding, while the last part summarizes hydrogen bonded supramolecular polymers. This book is designed to bring together in a single volume the many important aspects of hydrogen bonding supramolecular chemistry and will be a valuable resource for graduates and researchers working in supramolecular and related sciences. Zhan-Ting Li, PhD, is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, China. Li-Zhu Wu, PhD, is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
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Self-Healing Polymers

From Principles to Applications

Author: Wolfgang H. Binder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527670203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 446

View: 7421

Self-healing is a well-known phenomenon in nature: a broken bone merges after some time and if skin is damaged, the wound will stop bleeding and heals again. This concept can be mimicked in order to create polymeric materials with the ability to regenerate after they have suffered degradation or wear. Already realized applications are used in aerospace engineering, and current research in this fascinating field shows how different self-healing mechanisms proven successful by nature can be adapted to produce even more versatile materials. The book combines the knowledge of an international panel of experts in the field and provides the reader with chemical and physical concepts for self-healing polymers, including aspects of biomimetic processes of healing in nature. It shows how to design self-healing polymers and explains the dynamics in these systems. Different self-healing concepts such as encapsulated systems and supramolecular systems are detailed. Chapters on analysis and friction detection in self-healing polymers and on applications round off the book.
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Block Copolymers

Author: Francisco Balta Calleja,Zbigniew Roslaniec

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824703820

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

View: 8560

A summary of block copolymer chemical structures and synthesis. It discusses physical methods of characterization such as computer simulation, microhardness, dielectric spectroscopy, thermal mechanical relaxation, ultrasonic characterization, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray scattering, and NMR, among others. It also outlines rheological and processing parameters in the multiphase polymer systems with stable microstructures.
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