Polymer Libraries pp 1-15

Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 225)

Polymer Libraries: Preparation and Applications

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Abstract

Polymer libraries offer straightforward opportunities for the investigation of structure–property relationships and for a more thorough understanding of certain research problems. Furthermore, if combined with high-throughput methods for their preparation as well as screening, they offer the additional advantage of time savings and/or the reduction of experimental efforts. Thus, the herein discussed methods of polymer library preparation and selected literature examples of polymer libraries describe efficient and state-of-the-art methods to tackle difficult research challenges in polymer and materials science.

Keywords

Combinatorial materials research High-throughput screening Library preparation Polymer library Property screening 

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© Springer 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA
  2. 2.Institute of ChemistryUniversity of PotsdamGolmGermany

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