Macromolecular Engineering


From Precise Synthesis to Macroscopic Materials and Applications

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<p><b>Complete and Thorough Resource on Macromolecular Engineering for Researchers and Industry Professionals</b> <p>This book covers the entire field of macromolecular engineering, from design and preparation of well-defined macromolecules, to precise characterization, all the way to optimization for specific functions and applications. It provides background information, comparative advantages and limitations, the most recent advances of numerous synthetic approaches, characterization techniques, and potential applications. <p>The second edition has been completely updated and edited by a world-class team of editors led by K. Matyjaszewski. Sample topics covered within the work include: <ul> <li>Synthetic tools to precisely control various aspects of macromolecular structure including chain composition, microstructure, functionality, and topology</li> <li>Modern characterization techniques at the molecular and macroscopic level for various properties of well-defined (co)polymers in solution, bulk and at surfaces</li> <li>The correlation of molecular structure with macroscopic properties additionally affected by processing</li> <li>Self-healing polymers, renewable resources, photopolymerization, click chemistry, organocatalysis, hierarchical self-assembly, nanocarbon, and ionic liquids </li></ul><p>Polymer chemists and engineers, materials scientists, and professionals in the plastics and pharmaceutical industries will be able to use <i>Macromolecular Engineering</i> as a completely comprehensive reference work to understand macromolecular engineering and its many practical applications.