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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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Preface.

The Editor.

Contributors.

Dedication.

PART I: ESR FUNDAMENTALS.

Chapter 1. Continuous-Wave and Pulsed ESR Methods (Gunnar Jeschke and Shulamith Schlick).

Chapter 2. Double Resonance ESR Methods (Gunnar Jeschke).

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

Chapter 4. ESR Imaging (Shulamith Schlick).

PART II: ESR APPLICATIONS.

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

Chapter 6. Local Dynamics of Polymers in Solution by Spin-Label ESR (Jan Pilař).

Chapter 7. Site-Specific Information on Macromolecular Materials by Combining CW and Pulsed ESR on Spin Probes (Gunnar Jeschke).

Chapter 8. ESR Methods for Assessing the Stability of Polymer Membranes Used in Fuel Cells (Emil Roduner and Shulamith Schlick).

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

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

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

Chapter 12. High Field ESR Spectroscopy of Conductive Polymers (Victor I. Krinichnyi).

Index.

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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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