Block Copolymers

Block Copolymers

Overview and Critical Survey

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Authors: Allen Noshay, James E. McGrath
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218939

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Block Copolymers: Overview and Critical Survey is a critical review of block copolymer technology and a comprehensive critical survey on the synthesis, characterization, properties, and applications of the specific block copolymer structures reported in the literature. The copolymers are organized according to segmental architecture and chemical composition. Comprised of seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of what block copolymers are, how they are made, and what they can and cannot be expected to do. The next chapter defines block copolymers and compares them with other types of polymer "hybrids," that is, polymer blends, random copolymers, and graft copolymers. The various segmental architectures that are possible with block copolymers are then described, followed by a discussion on the various synthesis techniques applicable to block copolymers; the characterization methods capable of elucidating block copolymer structures; some applications of commercially available block copolymers; and some future challenges for block copolymer technology. The last three chapters are devoted to A-B diblock copolymers, A-B-A triblock copolymers, and (A-B)n multiblock copolymers. This monograph should be useful to readers who want to become generally conversant with block copolymer technology and to those who need to delve more deeply into the subject.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Introduction and Format



    Part One Overview

    2 Polymer Hybrids

    A. Introduction

    B. Physical Blends

    C. Random/Alternating Copolymers

    D. Graft Copolymers

    E. Block Copolymers


    3 Block Copolymer Architecture

    A. Synthesis

    B. Properties

    4 Block Copolymer Synopsis

    A. Synthesis

    B. Structural Characterization

    C. Physical Properties

    D. Applications for Commercially Available Block Copolymers

    E. Challenges for the Future


    Part Two Critical Survey

    5 A-B Diblock Copolymers

    A. Polystyrene Block Copolymers

    B. Polyacrylic and Polyvinylpyridine Block Copolymers

    C. Poly(α-Olefin) Block Copolymers

    D. Heteroatom Block Copolymers


    6 A-B-A Triblock Copolymers

    A. Hydrocarbon Block Copolymers

    B. Polyacrylic and Polyvinylpyridine Block Copolymers

    C. Heteroatom Block Copolymers


    7 (A-B)n Multiblock Copolymers

    A. Ether-Ether

    B. Ether-Vinyl

    C. Ether-Ester

    D. Ester-Ester

    E. Ester-Vinyl

    F. Carbonates

    G. Amides

    H. Urethanes

    I. Siloxanes

    J. Cross-Linked Epoxy Resin Systems


    Supplemental References

    A. Styrene-Dienes

    B. Polyolefins

    C. Polyesters

    D. Polyurethanes

    E. Other Systems

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 532
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218939

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Allen Noshay

James E. McGrath

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