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Handbook of RAFT Polymerization

ISBN: 978-3-527-31924-4
556 pages
March 2008
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Spanning the entire field from fundamentals to applications in material science, this one-stop source is the first comprehensive reference for polymer, physical and surface chemists, materials scientists, chemical engineers, and those chemists working in industry.
From the contents:
* Introduction: Living Free Radical Polymerization and the RAFT Process
* Fundamental Structure-Reactivity Correlations Governing the RAFT Process
* Mechanism and Kinetics
* The RAFT Process as a Kinetic Tool
* Theory and Practice in Technical Applications
* RAFT Polymerization in Bulk and Organic Solvents, as well as Homogeneous Aqueous Systems
* Emulsion and Mini-Emulsion Polymerization
* Complex Architecture Design
* Macromolecular Design via the Interchange of Xanthates
* Surface Modification
* Stability and Physical Properties of RAFT Polymers
* Novel Materials: From Drug Delivery to Opto-Electronics
* Outlook and Future Developments
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Living Free Radical Polymerization and the RAFT Process
Fundamental Structure-Reactivity Correlations Governing the RAFT Process: A Quantum Chemical Approach
The Mechanism and Kinetics of the RAFT Process: Overview, Rates, Stabilities, Side Reactions, Product Spectrum and Outstanding Challenges
The RAFT Process as a Kinetic Tool: Accessing Fundamental Parameters of Free Radical Polymerization
The Chemistry of Thiocarbonylthio Compounds: An Overview
RAFT Polymerization in Bulk and Organic Solvents: RAFT Agent Design, Monomer Range, Synthetic Procedures and Polymerization Protocols
RAFT Polymerization in Homogeneous Aqueous Systems: Initiation Systems, RAFT Agent Stability, Monomers and Polymer Structures
RAFT in Emulsion and Mini-Emulsion Polymerization: Fundamentals and Applications
Complex Architecture Design via the RAFT Process: Scope, Strengths and Limitations
Macromolecular Design via the Interchange of Xanthates: Design, Scope and Applications
Surface and Particle Modification via the RAFT Process: Approach and Properties
Stability and Physical Properties of RAFT Polymers -- Functional Polymers -- Post Modification
Towards Novel Materials Prepared via the RAFT Process: From Drug Delivery to Opto-Electronics
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Author Information

Professor Barner-Kowollik completed his PhD at the University of Goettingen, before joining the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) in Sydney, Australia. He has published over 110 peer reviewed research papers, over 80 conference papers and 5 book chapters. He has received several awards for his work, including the Rennie Medal of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Edgeworth David Medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales.
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Reviews

"It is an excellent book, and I suspect that workers (and students) from many fields will find this a constantly useful reference for many years to come. "(Journal of the American Chemical Society, July 4, 2008)

"...very good support for the expert, an excellent tool for the newcomer" (Macromol. Rapid Commun. 04/2008)
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