Cyclic Polymers

  • J. Anthony Semlyen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Alexander V. Vologodskii
    Pages 47-83
  3. John S. Davies
    Pages 85-124
  4. Shinichi Kitamura
    Pages 125-160
  5. Stephen J. Clarson
    Pages 161-183
  6. Daniel J. Brunelle
    Pages 185-228
  7. Barry R. Wood, S. Caroline Hamilton
    Pages 271-306
  8. Yong Ding, Allan S. Hay
    Pages 307-345
  9. Jacques Roovers
    Pages 347-384
  10. Harry W. Gibson, Eric J. Mahan
    Pages 415-560
  11. David A. Leigh, Richard A. Smith
    Pages 561-600
  12. Ionel Haiduc
    Pages 601-698
  13. Robert F. T. Stepto, David J.R. Taylor
    Pages 699-740

About this book


Cyclic Polymers (Second Edition) reviews the many recent advances in this rapidly expanding subject since the publication of the first edition in 1986. The preparation, characterisation, properties and applications of a wide range of organic and inorganic cyclic oligomers and polymers are described in detail, together with many examples of catenanes and rotaxanes. The importance of large cyclics in biological chemistry and molecular biology is emphasised by a wide coverage of circular DNA, cyclic peptides and cyclic oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. Experimental techniques and theoretical aspects of cyclic polymers are included, as well as examples of their uses such as ring opening polymerisation reactions to give commercially important materials. This book covers a wide range of topics which should be of interest to many scientific research workers (for example, in polymer science, chemistry and molecular biology), as well as providing a reference text for undergraduate and graduate students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Anthony Semlyen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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