This new book covers the synthetic as well application aspects of functional polymers. It highlights modern trends in the field and showcases the recent characterization techniques that are being employed in the field of polymer science. The chapters are written by top-notch scientists who are internationally recognized in the field. The chapters will highlight the modern trend in the field.
Controlled/Living Polymerizations of Functional Monomers. Synthesis of Functional Polymers of Polar and Non Polar Monomers by Living and/or Controlled Polymerization. Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: A Key Tool Towards the Design and Synthesis of Functional Polymers. Synthesis of Chain End Functional Polymers by Living Cationic Polymerization Method. Advanced Synthetic Strategies for Making Biodegradable Functional Materials. Structural Diversity in Synthetic Polypeptides by Ring Opening Polymerization of N-Carboxy Anhydrides. Enzymatic and Biomimetic Approaches to the Synthesis of Electrically Conducting Polymers. Thermoreversible Ion Gels from Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Brushes Diblock CoPolymers. Maleimide Containing Thiol-Reactive Polymers: Synthesis and Functionalization. Application of Functional Materials. Metal-Containing Conjugated Polymers: Photovoltaic and Transistor Properties. Polymer Resist Technology in Lithography. Polynorbornene-Based Sensors for "In-Field" Heavy Metal and Nerve Agent Sensing Applications. Index.