Crown Ethers and Phase Transfer Catalysis in Polymer Science

  • Lon J. Mathias
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Polymer Modification

    1. Thanh Dung N’Guyen, Jean-Claude Gautier, Sylvie Boileau
      Pages 27-34
    2. Charles R. Harrison, Philip Hodge, Barry J. Hunt, Ezzatollah Khoshdel, Janette Waterhouse
      Pages 35-44
    3. William H. Daly, John D. Caldwell, Kien Van Phung, Robert Tang
      Pages 45-57
  3. Polymer Synthesis

  4. Mechanistic Aspects

    1. Emo Chiellini, Roberto Solaro, Salvatore D’Antone
      Pages 227-248
    2. D. C. Sherrington, J. Kelly
      Pages 249-261
    3. Pietro Tundo, Paolo Venturello
      Pages 275-290
  5. Ion Binding and Chelating Polymers

    1. J. A. Moore, E. M. Partain III
      Pages 291-327
    2. Koji Yagi, Maria Cristina Sanchez
      Pages 345-357
  6. Polyoxyethylene

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 417-426

About this book


Phase transfer catalysis or interfacial catalysis is a syn­ thetic technique involving transport of an organic or inorganic salt from a solid or aqueous phase into an organic liquid where reaction with an organic-soluble substrate takes place. Over the past 15 years there has been an enormous amount of effort invested in the development of this technique in organic synthe­ sis. Several books and numerous review articles have appeared summarizing applications in which low molecular weight catalysts are employed. These generally include either crown ethers or onium salts of various kinds. While the term phase transfer catalysis is relatively new, the concept of using a phasetrans­ fer agent (PTA) is much older~ Both Schnell and Morgan employed such catalysts in synthesis of polymeric species in the early 1950's. Present developments are really extensions of these early applications. It has only been within the last several years that the use of phase transfer processes have been employed in polymer synthesis and modification. Similarly, the use of polymer-bound phase transfer agents is also a recent development. These and related areas have nonetheless enjoyed explosive growth as mea­ sured by the number of publications and the variety of applica­ tions which have appeared. Several reviews dealing with these l 6 polymer-related investigations have been published.


catalysis polymer science polymer synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Lon J. Mathias
    • 1
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern MississippiSouthern StationUSA
  2. 2.Wright State UniversityDaytonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-9351-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-9349-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0093-6286
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