Ionomers: Synthesis, structure, properties and applications by M.R. TantIonomers: Synthesis, structure, properties and applications by M.R. Tant

Ionomers: Synthesis, structure, properties and applications

byM.R. TantEditorK.A. Mauritz, G.L. Wilkes

Paperback | September 28, 2011

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Polymers have achieved an enviable position as the class of materials having the highest volume of production, exceeding that of both metals and ceramics. The meteoric rise in the production and utilization of polymers has been due to advances in polymer synthesis which allow the creation of specific and well-defined molecular structures, to new knowledge concerning the relationships between polymer structure and properties, and to an improved understanding of how processing can be used as a tool to develop morphological features which result in desired properties. Polymers have truly become 'engineered materials' in every sense of the term. Polymer scientists and engineers are forever seeking to modify and improve the properties of synthetic polymeric systems for use in specific applications. Towards this end they have often looked to nature for advice on how to design molecules for specific needs. An excellent illustration of this is the use of noncovalent bonding (ionic, hydrogen, and van der Waals) in lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, where these noncovalent bonds, acting both intra­ and intermolecularly, precisely control the structure and thus the function of the entire system. The utilization of ionic bonding, in particular in man-made polymers has attracted widespread interest in recent years, since ionic interactions exert a similar strong influence on the structure and properties of these synthetic systems.
Title:Ionomers: Synthesis, structure, properties and applicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:514 pagesPublished:September 28, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401071535

ISBN - 13:9789401071536

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Table of Contents

Part One: Synthesis and Structural Characterization. Synthesis and Characterization of Molecular Structure. Morphological Structure and Characterization. Part Two: Structure and Properties. Morphological Theories. Solution Properties. Melt Rheology. Structure and Properties of Hydrocarbon-Based Ionomers. Structure and Properties of Perfluorinated Ionomers. Part Three: Applications. Membrane Applications. Packaging. Blend Compatibilization. Urethane-Based Dispersions. Elastomers and Fluid Applications.