Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Prem Prabhakaran, Kwang-Sup Lee
    Pages 1-52
  3. Lindsey A. Bultema, Xia Huang, Daniel D. Brauer, Patrick Theato
    Pages 53-103
  4. Gertrude Fomo, Tesfaye Waryo, Usisipho Feleni, Priscilla Baker, Emmanuel Iwuoha
    Pages 105-131
  5. Nickolas D. Polychronopoulos, John Vlachopoulos
    Pages 133-180
  6. Abdul Malik P. Peedikakkal, N. N. Adarsh
    Pages 181-223
  7. Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Mahbub Rabbani, Joyanta Kumar Saha
    Pages 225-240
  8. Shah Mohammed Reduwan Billah
    Pages 241-288
  9. Balappa B. Munavalli, Satishkumar R. Naik, Anand I. Torvi, Mahadevappa Y. Kariduraganavar
    Pages 289-345
  10. Manfred Stamm
    Pages 347-389
  11. Syed Mohammed Javaid Zaidi, Kenneth A. Mauritz, Mohammad K. Hassan
    Pages 391-416
  12. Ajithkumar Manayan Parambil, Jiji Abraham, Praveen Kosappallyillom Muraleedharan, Deepu Gopakumar, Sabu Thomas
    Pages 417-446
  13. Shah Mohammed Reduwan Billah
    Pages 447-512
  14. Ibrahim Khan, Muhammad Mansha, Mohammad Abu Jafar Mazumder
    Pages 513-549
  15. Abd Almonam Baleg, Milua Masikini, Suru Vivian John, Avril Rae Williams, Nazeem Jahed, Priscilla Baker et al.
    Pages 551-604
  16. Magdalena Mazurek-Budzyńska, Muhammad Yasar Razzaq, Marc Behl, Andreas Lendlein
    Pages 605-663
  17. Stefan Zechel, Martin D. Hager, Ulrich S. Schubert
    Pages 665-717
  18. Shahid Pervez Ansari, Farman Ali
    Pages 749-788
  19. Suru Vivian John, Emmanuel Iwuoha
    Pages 789-823
  20. Shah Mohammed Reduwan Billah
    Pages 825-882
  21. Mazen K. Nazal, Mohammad Abu Jafar Mazumder
    Pages 883-909
  22. Mohammad Omaish Ansari, Sajid Ali Ansari, Moo Hwan Cho, Shahid Pervez Ansari, Mohamed Shaaban Abdel-wahab, Ahmed Alshahrie
    Pages 911-940
  23. N. Awang, Juhana Jaafar, A. F. Ismail, T. Matsuura, M. H. D. Othman, M. A. Rahman
    Pages 977-1010
  24. Rasel Das, Syed Mohammed Javaid Zaidi, Sayonthoni Das Tuhi
    Pages 1011-1044
  25. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan
    Pages 1045-1077
  26. Rizwana Mobin, Tauseef Ahmad Rangreez, Hamida Tun Nisa Chisti, Inamuddin, Mashallah Rezakazemi
    Pages 1135-1156

About this book


This reference work provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of functional polymers and polymeric materials, ranging from their synthesis and characterization, to properties, actual applications and an outlook on future perspectives. Including over 30 comprehensive review chapters, all written by leading international experts, this reference is also a sound introduction to this exciting field. The book is carefully edited by an international team of experts in the field, ensuring complete coverage of the relevant topics and concise representation.

Functional polymers and smart polymeric materials play a decisive role for new innovations in all areas where new materials are needed. Optoelectronics, catalysis, biomaterials, medicine, building materials, water treatment, coatings, and many more applications rely on functional polymers. This work is a major reference for researchers, scientists, and practitioners working in any of these fields, or entering this vibrant research area.

Key topics of this reference work include:

  • Polymerization methods and polymer synthesis
  • Characterization and properties of new functional polymers and smart materials
  • Functional polymer composites and blends
  • Applications of functional polymers and smart materials: for electro-optics and optoelectronics, in biology and in medical research, as coatings and adhesives, for gas sensing, in functional membranes for separation or proton conduction and many more


Functional Materials Applications Functional Polymer Synthesis Functional Polymers Polymer Characterization Polymer Coatings Polymeric Composites and Blends Polymeric Materials Polymeric Membranes Smart Polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Abu Jafar Mazumder
    • 1
  • Heather Sheardown
    • 2
  • Amir Al-Ahmed
    • 3
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  3. 3.Center of Research Excellence in Renewable EnergyKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia

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