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New Trends in Polymer Sciences

ISBN: 978-3-527-32735-5
390 pages
May 2010
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The volume contains selected papers from the inaugural US-Mexico Symposium on Advances in Polymer Science, MACROMEX 2008. This first bi-national conference was the result of a joint effort of the Mexican Polymer Society and the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. The symposium covered a wide range of subjects from fundamental aspects of polymer synthesis to the application of polymers for advanced technologies, including polymer processing and engineering.
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PART 1: PRECISE POLYMER SYNTHESIS AND POLYMER MODIFICATION

Preparation of Copolymers Derived from Thiolene -
Cationic Systems by Using a Coupling Agent
Plasma Copolymerization of Ethylenglycol and Allylamine
Polyethylene Obtained by Plasma Polymerization of Hexene
Microemulsion Copolymerization Modeling Study Via a Combined Integral-Differential Experimental Data Processing Approach
Evaluation of the Final Morphology of HIPS Based on the Architecture of the Compatibilizer Graft Copolymer PBd-g-PS
Aqueous Phase Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate
Photochromic Block Copolymer Poly(styrene-b-azo monomer) by ATRP
Synthesis of Random Copolymers Poly(methylmethacrylate-coazo monomer) by ATRP-GET
The Use of the RAFT-Technique for the Preparation of Temperature-pH Sensitive Polymers in Different Architectures
Syndiospecific Styrene Polymerization in Aliphatic Solvents Catalyzed by FluTi(OiPr)3-MAO. Study of Polymerization Conditions
Anionic Syntheses of Chain-end and In-chain Functionalized Polymers by Silyl Hydride Functionalization and Hydrosilylation Chemistry
Catalysts for UHMWPE
Heterogeneous Polymerization of Ethylene and 1Hexene with SiMe3Cp2ZrH3AlH2 SiO2 MAO
Performance of a Kinetic Model for Free Radical Copolymerization of Vinyl Divinyl Monomers in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Progress in Controlled Grafting-from by Nitroxide Chemistry
Silicon-based and Fluorinated Polymeric Surfactants for Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization in Dispersion in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide


PART 2: BIOPOLYMERS
Poly(d lactide) Poly(menthide) Poly(d lactide) Triblock Copolymers as Crystal Nucleating Agents for Poly(l lactide)
Temperature-Sensitive Hydrogels: A Gentle Way of Concentrating Cellulase Enzymes
One-pot Biocatalytic Synthesis of Sugar-based Poly(epsiloncaprolactone)
Using Chitosan as a Nucleation Agent in Thermoplastic Foams for Heavy Metal Adsorption
Modified Acrylic Bone Cements
In situ Production of Polymer-Capped Silver Nanoparticles for Optical Biosensing
Rapid Starch Acetylation at Low Temperature Using Iodine as Catalyst
Mammalian Cell Culture on a Novel Chitosan-based Biomaterial Crosslinked with Gluteraldhyde
Adsorption of Chitosan

PART 3: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS
Dynamic Mechanical and Dielectric Relaxation Behavior of
Chitosan Films, Influence of Water Content
Ionic Conductivity of Polymer Electrolytes
Effect of Di(2-ethyl hexyl phthalate) Epoxidized Soybean Oil and Calcium Stearate Zinc Stearate Ratios on the Mechanical Properties of Plasticized PVC Formulations. A Study for Calcium Stearate Rich Formulations
Tensile Properties of Self-Crosslinkable Poly(n-butylmethacrylate-co-n-methylolacrylamide) Films Prepared by Emulsion and Microemulsion Latexes
Phase Behavior and Particle Formation of Poly(1H,1Hdihydrofluorooctyl Methacrylate) in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Polymer Chain Collapse in Supercritical Fluids -
Molecular Simulation Results and Experimental Evidence

PART 4: POLYMER ENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS
Water-Based Coatings Based on Mixtures of Acrylic Dispersions and Alkyd Emulsions
Shelf Stability of Isocyanate-Functionalized Vinyl Acrylic Latexes
Preparation and Characterization of Stable Aqueous Ferrofluid Using Low Molecular Weight Sulfonated Polystyrene
Polymer Surfaces with Anticoagulant, Antifouling, and
Antimicrobial Attributes
Monovalent Salt Effects on the Membrane Activity of Antimicrobial Polymers
Recent Optical Applications of Perfluorocyclobutyl Aryl Ether
Polymers
Production of Graded-Index Preforms by Combined Frontal Copolymerization of MMA and BzMA
Structural Characteristics of PMMA Thin Films Induced by Spin Coating Deposition

PART 5: POLYMER PROCESSING AND COMPOSITES
Coarsening of FLPS-SAN Blends with Cocontinuous Morphology Studied with 3D Image Analysis
The Transient Flow of the PET-PEN-Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposite
Strain Effect on the Electrical Conductivity of CB-SEBS and GPSEBS Composites
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Krzysztof Matyjaszewski is J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. He is also director of the Center for Macromolecular Engineering at CMU and adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the editor of the journal "Progress in Polymer Science" and "Central European Journal of Chemistry". His research focus is on macromolecular engineering, especially on synthesis of well-defined copolymers using atom transfer radical polymerization and other controlled/living polymerization techniques. He is author of 10 books, over 60 book chapters, over 500 peer-reviewed publication and 30 US patents.
Rigoberto C. Advincula is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Houston. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of the Philippines in 1987 and his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Florida seven years later.
He was Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in 1995 and the following year a Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University. In 2003, Dr. Advincula was one of the recipients of the Arthur K. Doolittle Award given by the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering division of the American Chemical Society. His current research interests are in the area of organic and polymer materials as applied to nanoscale building blocks and phenomena, with applications focusing on electro-optical properties, biofunctional systems, and surface modifiers.

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