Green Polymerization Methods: Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction

Green Polymerization Methods: Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction

Editor(s): Robert T. Mathers, Michael A. R. Meier

Published Online: 19 MAR 2011 04:14PM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527326259

Online ISBN: 9783527636167

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636167

About this Book

Designing polymers and developing polymerization processes that are safe, prevent pollution, and are more efficient in the use of materials and engergy is an important topic in modern chemistry. Today, green polymer research can be seen increasingly in academia nd industry. It tackles all aspects of polymers and polymerization - everything from chemical feedstocks, synthetic pathways, and reaction media to the nature of the final polymer as related to its inherent nontoxicity or degradability. This book summarizes and evaluates the latest developments in green polymerization methods. Specifically, new catalytic methods and processes which incorporate renewable resources will be discussed by leading experts in the field of polymer chemistry. This book is a must-have for Polymer Chemists, Chemists Working with/on Organometallics, Biochemists, Physical Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Biotechnologists, Materials Scientists, and Catalytic Chemists.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Integration of Renewable Starting Materials

  3. Part III: Sustainable Reaction Conditions

  4. Part IV: Catalytic Processes

  5. Part V: Biomimetic Methods and Biocatalysis

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