The Chemistry of Radical Polymerization, Third Edition, is completely updated with the latest trends in mechanisms, processes, and applications in this rapidly evolving field. This comprehensive reference contains the crucial fundamental information necessary to understand the factors which control radical polymerization as well as critical evaluation of the latest developments and their impact on research and practice. Moreover, it provides the practical content to support the design of polymer syntheses and the efficient construction of polymer architectures.
Covering vital processes chemistry researchers, practitioners, and advanced students need to know, The Chemistry of Radical Polymerization, Third Edition, includes new content on the industrially important area of heterogeneous polymerization including emulsion, miniemulsion, microemulsion, and dispersion polymerization. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to explore recent progress in methods for "reversible-deactivation radical polymerization", otherwise known as living or controlled radical polymerization, and which includes processes such as SRMP, ATRP, and RAFT polymerization.
- Offers valuable training for graduates in polymer chemistry and is a key reference for researchers and practitioners in radical polymerization
- Features substantial updates and expansion of key chapters on controlled and living polymerization, reflecting the considerable growth and advances in the field
- Includes a completely new chapter on heterogeneous polymerization
1. Introduction 2. Radical Reactions 3. Initiation 4. Propagation 5. Termination 6. Chain Transfer 7. Copolymerization 8. Heterogeneous Polymerization 9. Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization (RDRP) 10. Stable Radical-Mediated Radical Polymerization 11. Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization 12. Radical Polymerization with Degenerate Chain Transfer 13. Radical Polymerization in Heterogeneous Media
Graeme Moad, PhD, FAA, FRACI
Chief Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Clayton, Victoria, Australia