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The Wiley Polymer Networks Group Review, Volume 1, Chemical and Physical Networks: Formation and Control of Properties

The Wiley Polymer Networks Group Review, Volume 1, Chemical and Physical Networks: Formation and Control of Properties

ISBN: 978-0-471-97344-7 March 1998 574 Pages


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This, the first Wiley publication of a Polymer Network Group Review, presents articles resulting from the 13th Polymer Network Group conference that took place in the Netherlands in September 1996. The scope of the conference was "Chemical versus Physical Networks: Formation and Control of Properties". The resulting contributions provided new insight into recent trends in liquid crystalline and anisotropic networks, nanostructures and new developments in network theory and modeling. The papers published in this volume have been divided into 7 sections: Thermoreversible and Biopolymer Gels Formation of Covalent Networks Liquid Crystalline Networks Characterisation of Networks Critical Gels Heterogeneous Gels Swelling of Networks

Rheological Behaviour of Reversible Polymeric Networks—A Brief Review of Theory and Simulation (G. Marrucci & B. Van Den Brule).


Steps to a Deeper Understanding of Gels and Physical Networks (W. Burchard, et al.).

The Gel Time—Theory and Practice (S. Ross-Murphy & A. Tobitani).

Part Played by the Solvent in the Thermoreversible Gelation of Polymers (J.-M.


Gelation and Dynamics of PEO-PPO-PEO Copolymers in Water (S. Hvidt).

Gel—Sol Transition of Gellan Aqueous Solutions by Rheology and DSC—Effects of Salts (K. Nishinari, et al.).

Gelation Under Shear: A Dynamic Phase Transition (W. de Carvalho & M. Djabourov).

Characterization of Helical Junction Zones in Gelatin Networks: A Spectroscopic Approach (R. Keller & F. de Wolf).

Structural Studies of Homogeneous Calcium Alginate Gels (B. Stokke, et al.).

Investigations of Cluster Formation in Thermoreversible Networks (T. Geiger & R. Stadler).

Effect of Complex Formation on the Type of Elasticity in PVC Thermoreversible Gels (M. Dahmani, et al.).

Thermoreversible Gel Networks: Example of a New Benzohydroxamic Acid Organogel (P. Terech).

Initiation Mechanisms for Three-Dimensional Photopolymerization of Biodegradable Networks (D. Svaldi, et al.).


Covalent Networks: Understanding Their Formation, Structure and Properties (R. Stepto).

Control of Network Formation in Free-Radical Monovinyl-Multivinyl Copolymerization (A. Matsumoto, et al.).

Network Formation Accompanied by Microphase Separation (B. Rozenberg & G. Sigalov).

Synthesis and Characterization of Model Macromolecules Including Model Networks Derived from Methacrylic Esters (G. Hild & J. Lamps).


Is Power-Law Mechanical Behaviour Always Obeyed at the Gel-Point Threshold?

(M. Ilavský, et al.).

Polymer Network Formation and Characterization: Gel-Point Determination with Dielectrical and Rheological Spectroscopy (L. Alili, et al.).

A New Approach to the Description of Critical Gels (L. Rogovina & G. Slonimsky).


Reaction-Induced (Nano)inhomogeneities in Polymer Networks (K. Dušek & J. Pascault).

Formation, Structure and Mechanical Properties of Organic—Silica Hybrid Networks (L. Matějka, et al.).

Network Density in Phases of Crosslinked Binary Blends of Non-Compatible Elastomers and Their Properties (V. Shershnev & V. Yulovskaja).

Analysis of Molecular Orientation in Silica Filled Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Networks (L. Bokobza, et al.).


Structures and Dynamics of Polymer Gels Observed by 1H NMR Imaging and 1H PGSE NMR Methods (I. Ando, et al.).

Liquid Crystalline Thermoset Networks by Step Polymerization of Cyanates and Epoxides (W. Mormann).

3-D Molecular Architectures in Thin Film Liquid Crystalline Networks (D. Broer, et al.).

Network Formation by Chain Polymerization of a Liquid Crystalline Monomer (H. Boots, et al.).

Investigations on Network Formation in Freely-Suspended Films of Ferroelectric LC-Polymers (E. Gebhard, et al.).

An Approach to Network Stabilized Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals (T. Wittig & R. Zentel).

A Light Scattering Study of Phase Separation in Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Composites (J. Maugey, et al.).

Anisotropic Crosslinked Materials Obtained by In-Situ Photopolymerization of Reactive Mesogens (J. Galán, et al.).


Effect of Solvent on Chain Unfolding in Polymer Networks (E. Geissler, et al.).

Thermodynamic and Scattering Measurements on Swollen Polymer Networks (F. Horkay, et al.).

Swelling Dynamics of a Polyelectrolyte Hydrogel in Different Aqueous Media (T. Budtova & P. Navard).

Phase Transitions in Swollen Networks: Swelling in a Single Solvent and in Solvent Mixtures (R. Moerkerke, et al.).


Cooperative Binding of Surfactants with Solubilized Polymers and Networks (T. Narita, et al.).

Surface Roughness of Polymer Gels (A. Suzuki, et al.).

The Theory of Viscoelastic Relaxation Properties of Polymer Networks with Interchain Friction and Fixed Average Volume (Yu.

Gotlib, et al.).

NMR Investigation of Deuterated Polymer Networks Under Deformation (S. Hotopf, et al.).

Correlation Between Rheological Characteristics of Enzymatically Degrading Dextran Glycidyl Methacrylate Gels and the Mobility of Macromolecules Inside These Gels (T. Van Oostveldt, et al.).


"provides useful insight into recent trends in liquid crystalline and anisotropic networks, nanostrucre and new developments in network theory and modelling." (Polymer International, March 2002)