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Advanced ESR Methods in Polymer Research

ISBN: 978-0-471-73189-4
353 pages
September 2006
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A definitive work on ESR and polymer science by today's leading authorities

The past twenty years have seen extraordinary advances in electron spin resonance (ESR) techniques, particularly as they apply to polymeric materials. With contributions from over a dozen of the world's top polymer scientists, Advanced ESR Methods in Polymer Research is the first book to bring together all the current trends in this exciting field into one comprehensive reference.

Part I establishes the fundamentals of ESR, from experimental techniques to data analysis, and serves as a valuable overview for the beginning ESR student. Part II introduces the broad range of ESR applications to polymeric systems, including living radical polymerization, block copoly-mers, polymer solutions, ion-containing polymers, polymer lattices, membranes in fuel cells, degradation, polymer coatings, dendrimers, and conductive polymers. By exposing readers to the great potential of ESR, the authors hope to encourage more extensive application of these methods.
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Table of Contents





1 Continuous-Wave and Pulsed ESR Methods 3
Gunnar Jeschke and Shulamith Schlick

2 Double Resonance ESR Methods 25
Gunnar Jeschke

3 Calculating Slow-Motion ESR Spectra of Spin-Labeled Polymers 53
Keith A. Earle and David E. Budil

4 ESR Imaging 85
Shulamith Schlick


5 ESR Study of Radicals in Conventional Radical Polymerization Using Radical Precursors Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization 101
Atsushi Kajiwara and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

6 Local Dynamics of Polymers in Solution by Spin-Label ESR 133
Jan PilarB

7 Site-Specific Information on Macromolecular Materials by Combining CW and Pulsed ESR on Spin Probes 165
Gunnar Jeschke

8 ESR Methods for Assessing the Stability of Polymer Membranes Used in Fuel Cells 197
Emil Roduner and Shulamith Schlick

9 Spatially Resolved Degradation in Heterophasic Polymers From 1D and 2D Spectral–Spatial ESR Imaging Experiments 229
Shulamith Schlick and Krzysztof Kruczala

10 ESR Studies of Photooxidation and Stabilization of Polymer Coatings 255
David R. Bauer and John L. Gerlock

11 Characterization of Dendrimer Structures by ESR Techniques 279
M. Francesca Ottaviani and Nicholas J. Turro

12 High-Field ESR Spectroscopy of Conductive Polymers 307
Victor I. Krinichnyi


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Author Information

SHULAMITH SCHLICK, DSc, is a Professor of Physical and Polymer Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Detroit Mercy. One of the foremost authorities in the field of polymer research, and the editor of one previous book, Dr. Schlick has held visiting professorships and appointments worldwide and has authored over 200 scientific articles and book chapters.
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