New Trends in Polymer Sciences

  • ID: 1086437
  • Book
  • 390 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The volume contains selected papers from the inaugural US–Mexico Symposium on Advances in Polymer Science, MACROMEX 2008. This first bi–national conference was the result of a joint effort of the Mexican Polymer Society and the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. The symposium covered a wide range of subjects from fundamental aspects of polymer synthesis to the application of polymers for advanced technologies, including polymer processing and engineering.
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PART 1: PRECISE POLYMER SYNTHESIS AND POLYMER MODIFICATION

Preparation of Copolymers Derived from Thiolene –

Cationic Systems by Using a Coupling Agent

Plasma Copolymerization of Ethylenglycol and Allylamine

Polyethylene Obtained by Plasma Polymerization of Hexene

Microemulsion Copolymerization Modeling Study Via a Combined Integral–Differential Experimental Data Processing Approach

Evaluation of the Final Morphology of HIPS Based on the Architecture of the Compatibilizer Graft Copolymer PBd–g–PS

Aqueous Phase Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate

Photochromic Block Copolymer Poly(styrene–b–azo monomer) by ATRP

Synthesis of Random Copolymers Poly(methylmethacrylate–coazo monomer) by ATRP–GET

The Use of the RAFT–Technique for the Preparation of Temperature–pH Sensitive Polymers in Different Architectures

Syndiospecific Styrene Polymerization in Aliphatic Solvents Catalyzed by FluTi(OiPr)3–MAO. Study of Polymerization Conditions

Anionic Syntheses of Chain–end and In–chain Functionalized Polymers by Silyl Hydride Functionalization and Hydrosilylation Chemistry

Catalysts for UHMWPE

Heterogeneous Polymerization of Ethylene and 1Hexene with SiMe3Cp2ZrH3AlH2 SiO2 MAO

Performance of a Kinetic Model for Free Radical Copolymerization of Vinyl Divinyl Monomers in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Progress in Controlled Grafting–from by Nitroxide Chemistry

Silicon–based and Fluorinated Polymeric Surfactants for Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization in Dispersion in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

PART 2: BIOPOLYMERS

Poly(d lactide) Poly(menthide) Poly(d lactide) Triblock Copolymers as Crystal Nucleating Agents for Poly(l lactide)

Temperature–Sensitive Hydrogels: A Gentle Way of Concentrating Cellulase Enzymes

One–pot Biocatalytic Synthesis of Sugar–based Poly(epsiloncaprolactone)

Using Chitosan as a Nucleation Agent in Thermoplastic Foams for Heavy Metal Adsorption

Modified Acrylic Bone Cements

In situ Production of Polymer–Capped Silver Nanoparticles for Optical Biosensing

Rapid Starch Acetylation at Low Temperature Using Iodine as Catalyst

Mammalian Cell Culture on a Novel Chitosan–based Biomaterial Crosslinked with Gluteraldhyde

Adsorption of Chitosan

PART 3: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS

Dynamic Mechanical and Dielectric Relaxation Behavior of

Chitosan Films, Influence of Water Content

Ionic Conductivity of Polymer Electrolytes

Effect of Di(2–ethyl hexyl phthalate) Epoxidized Soybean Oil and Calcium Stearate Zinc Stearate Ratios on the Mechanical Properties of Plasticized PVC Formulations. A Study for Calcium Stearate Rich Formulations

Tensile Properties of Self–Crosslinkable Poly(n–butylmethacrylate–co–n–methylolacrylamide) Films Prepared by Emulsion and Microemulsion Latexes

Phase Behavior and Particle Formation of Poly(1H,1Hdihydrofluorooctyl Methacrylate) in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Polymer Chain Collapse in Supercritical Fluids –

Molecular Simulation Results and Experimental Evidence

PART 4: POLYMER ENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS

Water–Based Coatings Based on Mixtures of Acrylic Dispersions and Alkyd Emulsions

Shelf Stability of Isocyanate–Functionalized Vinyl Acrylic Latexes

Preparation and Characterization of Stable Aqueous Ferrofluid Using Low Molecular Weight Sulfonated Polystyrene

Polymer Surfaces with Anticoagulant, Antifouling, and

Antimicrobial Attributes

Monovalent Salt Effects on the Membrane Activity of Antimicrobial Polymers

Recent Optical Applications of Perfluorocyclobutyl Aryl Ether

Polymers

Production of Graded–Index Preforms by Combined Frontal Copolymerization of MMA and BzMA

Structural Characteristics of PMMA Thin Films Induced by Spin Coating Deposition

PART 5: POLYMER PROCESSING AND COMPOSITES

Coarsening of FLPS–SAN Blends with Cocontinuous Morphology Studied with 3D Image Analysis

The Transient Flow of the PET–PEN–Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposite

Strain Effect on the Electrical Conductivity of CB–SEBS and GPSEBS Composites
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Krzysztof Matyjaszewski is J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. He is also director of the Center for Macromolecular Engineering at CMU and adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the editor of the journal "Progress in Polymer Science" and "Central European Journal of Chemistry". His research focus is on macromolecular engineering, especially on synthesis of well–defined copolymers using atom transfer radical polymerization and other controlled/living polymerization techniques. He is author of 10 books, over 60 book chapters, over 500 peer–reviewed publication and 30 US patents.

Rigoberto C. Advincula is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Houston. He obtained his bachelor′s degree from the University of the Philippines in 1987 and his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Florida seven years later.

He was Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in 1995 and the following year a Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University. In 2003, Dr. Advincula was one of the recipients of the Arthur K. Doolittle Award given by the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering division of the American Chemical Society. His current research interests are in the area of organic and polymer materials as applied to nanoscale building blocks and phenomena, with applications focusing on electro–optical properties, biofunctional systems, and surface modifiers.

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