Anionic Polymerization

Principles, Practice, Strength, Consequences and Applications

  • Nikos Hadjichristidis
  • Akira Hirao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Principles and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kedar Ratkanthwar, Junpeng Zhao, Hefeng Zhang, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Jimmy Mays
      Pages 3-18
    3. Kedar Ratkanthwar, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Jimmy Mays
      Pages 19-59
    4. Akira Hirao, Katsuhiko Takenaka
      Pages 61-126
    5. Chang-Geun Chae, Ho-Bin Seo, Jae-Suk Lee
      Pages 339-386
    6. Junpeng Zhao, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Helmut Schlaad
      Pages 429-449
    7. Yougen Chen, Keita Fuchise, Toshifumi Satoh, Toyoji Kakuchi
      Pages 451-494
    8. Zhong Li, Durairaj Baskaran
      Pages 495-537
  3. Strength: Precise Synthesis of Well-Defined Architectural Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 539-539
    2. Georgios Theodosopoulos, Marinos Pitsikalis
      Pages 541-623
    3. Andrew Goodwin, Nam-Goo Kang, Jimmy W. Mays
      Pages 625-658
    4. Akira Hirao, Mayumi Hayashi, Shotaro Ito, Raita Goseki, Tomoya Higashihara, Nikos Hadjichristidis
      Pages 659-718
    5. Junpo He, Jia Li, Shaohui Yang
      Pages 719-752
    6. Georgios Theodosopoulos, Marinos Pitsikalis
      Pages 753-803
    7. Tomoya Higashihara, Eisuke Goto, Mitsuru Ueda
      Pages 805-840
  4. Consequences: Morphologies and Self-Assembled Hierarchical Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 841-841
    2. Tomoyasu Hirai, Yukari Oda, David P. Penaloza Jr., Daisuke Kawaguchi, Keiji Tanaka
      Pages 861-880
    3. David Calabrese, Brandon Wenning, Christopher K. Ober
      Pages 881-924
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 973-973
    2. Kenichi Hamada, Yoshihiro Morishita, Toyoaki Kurihara, Kazushige Ishiura
      Pages 1011-1031
  6. Future Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1079-1079
    2. Nikos Hadjichristidis, Akira Hirao
      Pages 1081-1082

About this book


This book presents these important facts: a) The mechanism of anionic polymerization, a more than 50-year challenge in polymer chemistry, has now become better understood; b) Precise synthesis of many polymers with novel architectures (triblock, multi-block, graft, exact graft, comb, cyclic, many armed stars with multi-components, dendrimer-like hyper-branched, and their structural mixed (co)polymers, etc.) have been advanced significantly; c) Based on such polymers, new morphological and self-organizing nano-objects and supramolecular assemblies have been created and widely studied and are considered nanodevices in the fields of nanoscience and technology; d) New high-tech and industrial applications for polymeric materials synthesized by anionic polymerization have been proposed. These remarkable developments have taken place in the last 15 years. Anionic polymerization continues to be the only truly living polymerization system (100 % termination free under appropriate conditions) and consequently the only one with unique capabilities in the synthesis of well-defined (i.e., precisely controlled molecular weight, nearly mono-disperse molecular weight distribution, structural and compositional homogeneity) complex macromolecular architectures. This book, with contributions from the world’s leading specialists, will be useful for all researchers, including students, working in universities, in research organizations, and in industry.


Anionic Polymerization Block Copolymers Complex Macromolecular Architectures Cyclic Monomers Morphological Self-organized Nanomaterial Nano-objects Non-polar Monomers Polar Monomers Polymerization Polyolefins

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikos Hadjichristidis
    • 1
  • Akira Hirao
    • 2
  1. 1.King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)ThuwalSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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