New Methods for Polymer Synthesis

  • W. J. Mijs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. O. W. Webster, B. C. Anderson
    Pages 1-32
  3. Shohei Inoue, Takuzo Aida
    Pages 33-65
  4. Eric J. Goethals, Ronny R. De Clercq
    Pages 67-109
  5. Oskar Nuyken, Stephen D. Pask
    Pages 111-153
  6. Takeshi Endo, Tsutomu Yokozawa
    Pages 155-177
  7. Sylvie Boileau
    Pages 179-210
  8. Fukuji Higashi
    Pages 211-236
  9. E. A. Ofstead, K. B. Wagener
    Pages 237-271
  10. Roeland J. M. Nolte, Wiendelt Drenth
    Pages 273-310
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 311-317

About this book


The art and science of macromolecular architecture is based on synthesis, analysis, processing, and evaluation of physical properties of polymers. The growing specificity of available synthetic methods and the increasing refinement of analytical and physical analysis are gradually providing a deeper insight into structure-property relationships of polymers, upon which many applications can be based. This book deals with recent methods for polymer synthesis. Those that lead to specific structures have been selected especially. Background, mechanism scope and limitations, and illustrative procedures are given for each method. With this layout the editor hopes that the book will provide a practical guideline, for the synthetic polymer chemist in industry or at a university graduate school, on how to apply the methods in the design of new polymer structures. The editor is grateful to the authors not only for their contributions containing interesting new developments in polymer synthesis, but also for the way they have fitted their text into the general framework of the book. The elegant chemistry described in the following chapters will, it is hoped, inspire more organic chemists to apply their skills to polymer synthesis, where the beauty of organic chemistry in terms of structural control and reactivity may be even more apparent than in the low molecular field.


polymer polymer synthesis polymerization polymers synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • W. J. Mijs
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Technology, DelftDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information