The ability of condensation polymers to undergo additional chemical reactions, so-called transreactions, is really fascinating. These processes lead to novel copolymers with desired composition and sequential order, allow to enhance the compatibility and to minimize molecular weight fluctuations during polycondensation and processing and to provide for chemical healing of laminates of condensation polymers.
An international team of highly reputated polymer chemists and physicists discusses here, first of all, various types of transreactions, but additional condensations are also detailed in many cases. - A comprehensive book of high interest to any polymer scientist in academia and industry!
Table of contents
Interchange Reactions in Condensation Polymers and Their Analysis by NMR Spectroscopy
Effects of Catalysts ub the Reactive Blending of biphenol A Polycarbonate with Poly(alkyleneterephthalte)s
Interchain Transesterification Reactions in Copolyesters
Reactive Melt Processisng of Aliphatic
Aromatic Polyamide Blends: Effect on Molecular Structure, Semicrystalline Morphology and Thermal Properties
Sequential Reordering in Condensation Copolymers
Effect of Transreactions and Additional Condensation on Structure Formation and Properties of Condensation Polymers
"Chemists and materials scientists...explain how condensation polymers can undergo additional chemical reactions that lead to novel copolymers." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2001)