Chain Structure and Conformation of Macromolecules

Chain Structure and Conformation of Macromolecules

1st Edition - December 28, 1982

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  • Author: Frank Bovey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158435

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Chain Structure and Conformation of Macromolecules provides an introduction to the chain structures of synthetic polymers and their determination in solution and in the solid state. This book discusses the synthetic methods and polymerization mechanisms. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the brief history of the macromolecular concept and of stereochemical and geometrical isomerism in synthetic polymer chains. This text then introduces vibrational spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Other chapters consider the geometric isomerism in diene copolymers as well as the rotational isomeric state method of calculation of polymer chain dimensions. This book discusses as well copolymerization and the measurement of copolymer structure. The final chapter deals with the NMR observation of polymers in the solid state by the method of magic angle spinning, by which both dynamic measurements and high resolution structural information are possible. This book is a valuable resource for organic chemists, chemical engineers, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 The Structure of Polymer Chains

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 History of the Macromolecular Concept

    1.3 Isomerism in Vinyl Polymer Chains

    1.4 Isomerism in Diene Polymer Chains

    1.5 Vinyl Polymers with Optically Active Side Chains

    1.6 Polymers with Asymmetric Centers in the Main

    1.7 Other Types of Isomerism


    Chapter 2 The Spectroscopy of Macromolecules

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Vibrational Spectroscopy

    2.3 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

    General References

    Chapter 3 Stereochemical Configuration and Its Observation

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Model Compounds for Vinyl Polymer Chains

    3.3 Polymer Chains

    3.4 The Effect of Polymerization Temperature on Stereochemical Configuration

    3.5 More Complex Proton Spectra; Computer Simulation

    3.6 Carbon-13 Spectroscopy

    3.7 Fluorine Spectroscopy



    Chapter 4 Geometrical Isomerism in Diene Polymers

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Polybutadiene

    4.3 Polyisoprene

    4.4 Polychloroprene


    Chapter 5 Copolymerization and Copolymer Structure

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Copolymer Composition; The Copolymer Equation

    5.3 Reactivity Ratios

    5.4 Determination of Reactivity Ratios

    5.5 Monomer Sequences and Their Observation


    Chapter 6 Regioregularity and Branching in Vinyl Polymer Chains

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Head-To-Tail Versus Head-To-Head:Tail-To-Tail Isomerism; Regioregularity

    6.3 Branching in Vinyl Polymers


    Chapter 7 Chain Conformations of Macromolecules

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 The Freely Jointed Chain

    7.3 The Freely Rotating Chain

    7.4 Chains with Restricted Rotation

    7.5 Experimental Observation of Polymer Chain Conformations in Solution

    7.6 Experimental Observation of Polymer Chain Conformations in the Crystalline State

    7.7 Experimental Observation of Polymer Chain Conformations in the Amorphous Solid State

    7.8 Chain Conformation and Chemical Shift


    General References

    Chapter 8 Solid State NMR of Macromolecules

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Pulsed Fourier Transform NMR and Relaxation

    8.3 Dipolar Broadening in Solids

    8.4 High Power Proton Decoupling

    8.5 Chemical Shift Anisotropy

    8.6 Magic Angle Spinning

    8.7 1H-13C Cross Polarization

    8.8 Solid State Carbon-13 NMR of Polymers



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  • No. of pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: December 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158435

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