This work introduces the basic theories and experimental methods of anionic polymerization as well as the synthesis, analysis and characteristics of anionic polymerized products. It details the creation of linear and branched polymers, random and block copolymers, graft and macromonomers, and many other substances. The work emphasizes the relationship between fundamental principles and commercial applications.;College or university bookstores may purchase five or more copies at a special student price, available on request from Marcel Dekker, Inc.
Part 1 Structure and bonding in carbanionic compounds: structure of carbanions and organometallic compounds; stabilities of carbanionic species; ion pairs, free ions and stereochemistry in carbanionic chemistry. Part 2 Introduction to anionic and living polymerization: living polymerization - definitions, consequences and criteria; general aspects of anionic polymerization. Part 3 Kinetics and mechanism in anionic polymerization: initiation reactions in anionic polymerization - kinetics of addition of organolithium compounds to vinyl monomer; propagation reactions - kinetics and mechanism for styrenes and dienes in hydrocarbon solvents with lithium as counterion; termination and chain transfer reactions; stereochemistry of polymerization; copolymerization. Part 4 Anionic synthesis of polymers with well-defined structures: functionalized polymers and macromonomers; block copolymers; star polymers; graft copolymers. Part 5 Commercial applications of anionically prepared polymers: commercial applications of anionically polymerized products - an overview; polydiene rubbers; styrene-diene rubbers; styrenic thermoplastic elastomers; applications of styrenic thermoplastic rubbers in plastics modifications, adhesives and footwear; clear impact-resistant polystyrene; nonfunctional telechelic prepolymers. Part 6 Polar monomers: anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate and related polar monomers; block polymers prepared via anionic ring-opening polymerization.
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---Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter
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---Rubber Chemistry and Technology