Advances in Polymer Chemistry and Methods Reported in Recent US Patents
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Thomas F. DeRosa
Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9780470312865
Online ISBN: 9780470385999
About this Book
The objective of this book is to convey to academic and industrial researchers and students advances in synthetic and characterization methods in 9 selected areas of polymer chemistry reported in 2007-2008 US Patents. It reviews the impact of newer bulk anionic, cationic, and free radical polymerization methods within selected industrial applications. Bulk and surface crosslinking agents using selected bi- and tri-functional reagents, photochemical methods, or free radical agents are also reviewed. Finally, there is a separate section on cationic and cationic ring opening polymerization reactions describing di- and tri-heterocyclic monomers and their use in medical devices.