Published April 26, 2005
Reference - 776 Pages - 518 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780824723316 - CAT# DK3116
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The book highlights developments in the synthesis of complex structures, chemical design principles, and theoretical models of growth processes resulting in an increasingly accurate prediction of stability, degree of polymerization, and shape of various assemblies. It focuses on the rich variety of properties, functions, and applications of self-assembling supramolecular polymers. Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition ties together potential applications such as those of nanostructures with dynamic-combinatorial-adaptive self-healing features, opto-electronic devices, supramolecular amphiphiles, hydrogels, organic/inorganic nanocomposites, molecular biosensors, molecular imprinting, molecular engines, templates for superlattices with prescribed symmetry. Several chapters of the first edition have been updated or rewritten, and an equal number of new chapters have been added. More than 500 drawings, photographs, micrographs, equations, and tables enhance and reinforce essential concepts presented in the book.
Authored by an expert in polymer mechanics, biopolymers, liquid crystals, and supramolecular assemblies, Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition emphasizes fundamental principles at the basis of bottom-up nanotechnology, chemical design strategies, and exciting applications for various self-assembling materials for a unified and cutting-edge account of the field.
“The book is written by well-recognized experts in the field, and it is also thoroughly edited. … Chapters from the first edition have been updated, and many new chapters have been added. … the references are timely. Overall, the book is a success. It is very timely and useful, and the price is affordable. There is a broad community of potentially interested readers. There are researchers and, of course, graduate students working in self-assembly and nanotechnology, materials chemistry, hydrogen bonding, molecular recognition, and supramolecular chemistry in general. Not only science and engineering libraries, but also many individuals may benefit by having a copy of this excellent book on their bookshelf.”
— Dmitry M. Rudkevich, University of Texas at Arlington, in J. AM. CHEM. Soc., Vol. 128, 7110-7112, 2006
“…761 fascinating pages…richly illustrated…this book is a must for people who are interested in this discipline or for those who are keen to keep up with new cutting edge technologies.”
—Hans Misiak, Chemistry & Industry, October 2006
“This book provides an outstanding and comprehensive review of supramolecular polymers. …The contents of the chapters have been extensively updated from what was in the first edition of this book published five years ago. The organization of the chapters is very well done…The editors have done an excellent job in presenting the book in a thoroughly revised and updated form. In general, the book provides tutorial information and should be useful to the non-specialists…who want some basic information about the designated topic area. …A nice collection of reviews covering various aspects of supramolecular polymers…Recommended as a valuable resource.”
Polymer News, Abhijit Sarkar, Midland Molecular Institute, Midland, MI, USA
". . . is one super book . . . is comprehensive and covers new and interesting ground . . . well written and referenced . . . All told Supramolecular Polymers shows that there is a multitude of exciting developments in macromolecular science."
– Gary S. Vardon, in JOM On-Line, September 2008