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Macromolecular Engineering: Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications, 4 Volume Set

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Editor), Yves Gnanou (Editor), Ludwik Leibler (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-31446-1
2982 pages
April 2007
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The book provides a state of the art description of the synthetic tools to precisely control various aspects of macromolecular structure including chain composition, microstructure, functionality and topology as well as modern characterization techniques at molecular and macroscopic level for various properties of well-defined (co)polymers in solution, bulk and at surfaces. The book addresses also the correlation of molecular structure with macroscopic properties additionally affected by processing. Finally, some emerging applications for the (co)polymers are highlighted.
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Table of Contents

Macromolecular Engineering: Methods and Scope
Carbanionic Polymerization
Carbocationic Polymerization
Ionic Ring Opening Polymerization
Radical Polymerization
Coordination Polymerization
Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization
Self-Assembling Through Weak Interactions
Enzymatic Catalysis
Biosynthesis of Protein-Based Polymers
Polypeptides from N-Carboxy Anhydrides
Mechanistic Transformations
Polymerization in Dispersed Media
Polymerization Under External Stimuli
Inorganic Polymers Manners

Chain Tacticity
Telechelics and Macromonomers
Statistical, Alternating and Gradient Copolymers
Multisegmental Block/Graft Colpolymers
Cyclic Polymers
Controlled Branching in Polymers
From Linear to (Hyper)Branched Polymers
Stars and Microgels
Dendritic Macromolecules
Molecular Brushes
Grafting on Solid Surfaces
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Objects
Core-Shell Particles
Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films
Bioinspired Complex Block Copolymers
Complex Functional Macromolecules

Self-Assembly of Copolymers
Transport & Electro-Optics of Self-Assemblies
AFM of Polymers
Scattering from Polymers
Dynamics of Self-Assembled Systems
TEM of Polymers
Polymer Networks
Adhesion Creton
Reactive Blending
Mechanical Properties & Polymer Reinforcement
Scanning Calorimetry
NMR Spectroscopy
High Throughput Screening

Thermoplastic Elastomers Handling
Polymer/Layered Filler Nanocomposites
Polymeric Surfactants
Conjugated Polymers for Electronic Applications
Soft Lithography
Microelectronic Materials with Hierarchical Organization
Metallic & Semiconductor Nanoparticles
Membranes and Fuel Cells
Polymers in Sensor Devices
Polymeric Drugs
From Biomineralization to Double Hydrophilic Polymers
Application of Polymeric Bioconjugates
Tissue Engineering
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Author Information

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski is currently J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. He is also Director of Center for Macromolecular Engineering at CMU and adjunct professor at University of Pittsburgh and at Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the editor of "Progress in Polymer Science" and "Central European Journal of Chemistry". His research group is involved in several areas of macromolecular engineering, especially in synthesis of various well-defined copolymers using atom transfer radical polymerization and other controlled/living polymerization techniques. He is author of over 400 peer-reviewed publications, over 50 book chapters, 8 books and 26 US patents.

Yves Gnanou is currently the Director of the "Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques" at Bordeaux University (France) and Director of Research with the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique". He is also an adjunct professor at University of Florida (Department of Chemistry-Gainesville) and was a visiting professor at the Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. His research interests focus on the study of the mechanism of chain polymerizations and the development of miscellaneous polymeric architectures by novel synthetic methods. He is author of more than 160 peer-reviewed publications in the field of polymer chemistry, 1 book and 16 patents.

Ludwik Leibler is currently Director of Research with the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" and Professor of Soft Matter and Chemistry at Ecole de Physique et Chimie Industrielles in Paris. His background includes stints in academia, in government, and in industrial laboratories. His current projects deal with macromolecular and supramolecular systems and in particular with blends, copolymers, and networks. He authored more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2004, Dr. Leibler has been elected as Foreign Associate of National Academy of Engineering (USA).
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