Reactions on Polymers

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., U.S.A., July 15–25, 1973

  • James A. Moore
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. C. G. Overberger, Thomas W. Smith
    Pages 1-26
  3. T. St. Pierre, G. Vigee, A. R. Hughes
    Pages 61-72
  4. Paolo Ferruti
    Pages 73-101
  5. Carmela Yaroslavsky
    Pages 111-115
  6. E. Klesper, D. Strasilla, V. Barth
    Pages 137-168
  7. H. James Harwood
    Pages 188-229
  8. R. Corett, A. Kalir, E. Katz, R. Shahar, M. Torten
    Pages 365-370
  9. I. Parikh, P. Cuatrecasas
    Pages 440-443

About these proceedings


The subject matter of this volume has its roots in the early days of polymer chemistry when gun cotton and Parkesine were first developed. Indeed, its roots can ultimately be traced into anti­ quity, since, in commerce and daily life, man has always carried out reactions on polymers, e. g. in primitive dyeing and tanning operations. In more modern times Prof. Staudinger is commonly acknowledged as the investigator most responsible for the renais­ sance of interest in "polymer analogous" reactions. In recent years it has become apparent that the "black art" of conducting chemical reactions on macromolecules is an area which is amenable to basic scientific investigation. Examples of important developments which have come 'about ,in part ,as a result of this realization have been the advances in molecular biology (which may be rightly considered as the biochemistry of macromo­ lecules) and by such milestone achievements as solid phase pep­ tide synthesis and affinity chromatography. These few selected examples all have macromolecules (biological and synthetiC) in common. The stimulation to wide areas of scientific endeavor re­ sulting from these developments would undoubtedly have occurred· sooner, and certainly with much less difficulty, had the various investigators been aware of the problems attending attempts at performing reactions on polymers. The major purposes of this Advanced Studies Institute were threefold: 1.


Chemical reaction base biochemistry catalysis chemistry chromatography crystal macromolecule molecule polyelectrolyte polymer polymer chemistry polymerization reactions

Editors and affiliations

  • James A. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2680-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2678-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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