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Polymers find their applications in ever more areas of modern technology. The invention of new synthetic methods allows the polymer chemist to design new polymer materials with specific mechanical, optical or electronic properties .
This concise handbook covers all modern synthetic methods in polymer science. It will enable the polymer chemist or materials scientist to find details about the specific synthesis he wants to use in designing polymers with new advanced properties.
Repetitive Synthesis of Oligomers (Moore)
Transition Metal-Catalyzed Polycondensation and Polyaddition (Heitz)
Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (Grubbs)
Acyclic Diene Metathesis(ADMET) Polymerization (Wagener)
Ziegler-Natta Catalysis (Okuda)
Living Radical Polymerization (Sawamoto)
Anionic Polymerization (Dubois)
Cationic Polymerization (Cramail)
Emulsion-Dispersion Polymerization (German)
Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Polymers (Rehahn)
Chiral Polymers (Wulff)
Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers (Meijer)
Double-Stranded Polymers (Schlueter)
Polyrotaxanes (Harada)
Polymerization in Organized Media (Stupp)
Biocatalytic Routes to Polymers (Kobayashi)
Molecular Biological Approach to Biomaterials (Tirrell)
The Concept of Modular Chemistry (Antonietti)
Synthesis of Cyclic Macromolecules (Lutz)