The field of CMA (complex macromolecular architecture) stands atthe cutting edge of materials science, and has been a locus ofintense research activity in recent years. This book gives anextensive description of the synthesis, characterization, andself-assembly of recently-developed advanced architecturalmaterials with a number of potential applications.
The architectural polymers, including bio-conjugated hybridpolymers with poly(amino acid)s and gluco-polymers, star-branchedand dendrimer-like hyperbranched polymers, cyclic polymers,dendrigraft polymers, rod-coil and helix-coil block copolymers, areintroduced chapter by chapter in the book. In particular, the bookalso emphasizes the topic of synthetic breakthroughs byliving/controlled polymerization since 2000.
Furthermore, renowned authors contribute on special topics suchas helical polyisocyanates, metallopolymers, stereospecificpolymers, hydrogen-bonded supramolecular polymers, conjugatedpolymers, and polyrotaxanes, which have attracted considerableinterest as novel polymer materials with potential futureapplications. In addition, recent advances in reactive blendingachieved with well-defined end-functionalized polymers arediscussed from an industrial point of view. Topics on polymer-basednanotechnologies, including self-assembled architectures andsuprastructures, nano-structured materials and devices,nanofabrication, surface nanostructures, and their AFM imaginganalysis of hetero-phased polymers are also included.
* Provides comprehensive coverage of recently developed advancedarchitectural materials
* Covers hot new areas such as
o click chemistry o chain walking o polyhomologation o ADMET
* Edited by highly regarded scientists in the field
* Contains contributions from 26 leading experts from Europe,North America, and Asia
Researchers in academia and industry specializing in polymerchemistry will find this book to be an ideal survey of the mostrecent advances in the area. The book is also suitable assupplementary reading for students enrolled in Polymer SyntheticChemistry, Polymer Synthesis, Polymer Design, Advanced PolymerChemistry, Soft Matter Science, and Materials Science courses.
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