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Frontiers of Macromolecular Science

T. Saegusa, T. Higashimura, A. Abe

Blackwell Science,1989 [ISBN

This book is the scientific proceedings of the 32nd International Symposium on Macromolecules (MACRO 88), held under the auspices of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, in Kyoto, Japan. It describes the current status of the progress of polymer science research. In addition to fundamental chemistry and physics of polymer science, high performance polymers and functional polymers, which are essential bases of the so-called `advanced technologies' are emphasised in this book.


Plenary Lectures: Free radical ring-opening polymerization; Structure of homopolymers, block copolymers and polymer blends as revealed by neutron scattering; Future prospects for the polymer industry; Session 1: Polymerization Chemistry and Session 2: Synthesis of New Polymers and Polymer Reactions: Stereo- and conformational control in the synthesis of helical polymers: solid state measurements of optical activity; Asymmetric polymerization of methacrylates and optical resolution on the polymers; The origin of stereospecificity in -olefins polymerization with chiral catalytic systems; The fundamental concepts of polymer stereochemistry; Synthesis and stereocomplexation of stereoregular polyesters; Macromolecular design by living carbocationic techniques; Living cationic polymerization of vinyl monomers: control of propagating species with added bases; Metallopopphyrin catalysts for living and immortal polymerizations; Group transfer polymerization in macromolecular engineering of vinyl polymers; Anionic polymerization of vinyl silanes - route to the new family of polysilicon hydrocarbons; Advanced polymer properties: the new frontiers of the 'ideal' Ziegler-Natta catalysts; The polymerization of cyclic olefins with metathesis catalysts; Kinetic parameters for some individual steps in the metathesis polymerization of norbornene derivatives; Cationic ring-opening polymerization via activated monomer; Syntheses and ring-opening polymerizations of new cyclic monomers; Functional polymers on the basis of 2-oxazolines; Ring-opening polymerization of bicyclic oxalactams - Telechelics, macromers, and block and graft copolymers; Syntheses of polymers from functional oligomers prepared by ring-opening reaction; New polymers based on azlactone chemistry; Synthesis and polymerization reactions of poly--caprolactone containing di- and star block copolymers; Initiation and acceleration mechanisms in epoxy resin curing reactions involving model reactions; Alternating radical copolymerization; Reactivity and structure in radical ploymerization; ESR study of semicontinuous emulsion polymerization; Radiation chemistry of polymers; Photo-induced thermal degradation of some polymers: rate parameters for elementary processes; Telechelic oligomers; Synthesis and applications of macromonomers; Advances in heterophase copolymer synthesis; Development in functional elastomers; STARBURST dendrimers - Size, shape and surface control of macromolecules; Synthetic analogues of membrane proteins; Polyion interchange and recognition phenomena in interpolyelectrolyte complexes; Cationic/anionic monomers and polymers; Polymer-metal complex catalysts; Polymer-protected metal-complexes for gas-separation; Polymer matrices for organic synthesis; Session 3: Structure and Properties of Polymers: Structure and dynamics of polymers by infrared and Raman spectroscopy: state of the art; 2H NMR studies of oriented fluid phases; Modified Rouse-Zimm equations for dilute and entangled chain polymers; Single-chain conformation and dynamics; Configuration-dependent properties of polymers; Configuration and conformation of asymmetric polymers; Recent studies of rubberlike elasticity; Dynamic properties of polyelectrolyte solutions and concentration effects;
Polydispersity in thermodynamic and kinetic considerations; Statistical thermodynamics of amorphous polymers: from melt to glass; Simulation of aggregating colloids in shear flow; Phase equilibrium in lyotropic liquid crystals; Patterns in gels undergoing phase transition; Adsorption and desorption behavior of polymers at an interface; Polymer-polymer interactions in solution as studied by fluorescent labeling techniques; Electron microscopy of thermotriopic liquid crystalline polymers; NMR characterization of amorphous piezoelectric polymers; Session 4: High Performance Polymers: Structure development in high-strength polyethylene fibers;
Recent developments in fluoropolymer chemistry; Modification of wholly aromatic polyamides for high performance materials; Thermoplastic glutarimide polymer; Multiphase polymer alloys; Structure of multiphase polymers; Thermoplastic alloys - a challenge to industrial research now and in years to come; Ultra-high oimpact composite materials; Liquid crystal polymers - XII New high performance plastics of trans-4,4'-stilbenedicarboxylic acid polyesters; Liquid crystalline behavior of wholle aromatic polyester; Session 5: Functional Polymers: Highly conducting polyacetylene: preparation of aligned cis-rich films in low-temperature nematic liquid crystals; Highly conducting polymers via soluble precursors; Molecular design of conjugated polymers for electrical and optical properties; Properties and application of organic photoconductive materials: molecular design of organic photoconductive polycyclic aromatic diimides compounds; Organic semiconducting polymers and oligomers for electronic devices; Novel vinylidene fluoride polymeric materials through regiodefect control, isotopic substitution, and cocrystallization; Chemistry and physics of organic polymer ferromagnets; Approaches to the design of a novel macromolecular system with tailored optical properties; Preparation and nonlinear optical properties of novel polydiacetylenes; Recent development in plastic optical fibers; Novel polymeric imaging systems for microlithography; Photoreactive polyimide resins; Preparation and properties of mono- and multilayer films of polyimides and related polymers; Surface characterization of thin organic films by scanning tunneling microscopy; Functional properties of thin films of polymer/(liquid crystal) composites; Highly permeable reverse osmosis membranes; Session 6: Bio-Related Polymers: Nucleic acid structure from A to Z; Local helix-coil transition in DNA and its genetic implications; Specific interactions of flexible, water-soluble neuropeptides with flat lipid membranes and implications for biological activity: the membrane compartments theory of receptor selection; Channel formation by synthetic polypeptides in bilayer membranes; Biomimetic functions of synthetic bilayer membranes; Bioelectronic materials and protein engineering; Aromatic polypeptides as bioelectronic devices; Bioactive polymer surfaces: improved blood compatibility; Ion-chelating polymers for biomedical use; Modified synthetic polymers for biomedical applications; Application of synthetic polymers in implants; Immobilization of urease onto macroporous anion exchange resins.

448 illustrations
608 pages


© 1998 Blackwell Science Ltd


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