Biological and Synthetic Polymer Networks

  • O. Kramer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introductory Paper

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. Burchard, R. Stadler, L. L. Freitas, M. Möller, J. Omeis, E. Mühleisen
      Pages 3-38
  3. Biological Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. John D. Ferry
      Pages 41-55
    3. John M. Gosline, Robert E. Shadwick, M. Edwin Demont, Mark W. Denny
      Pages 57-77
    4. Kell Mortensen, Rogert Bauer, Ulf Larsson
      Pages 79-85
    5. H. Tenhu, O. Rimpinen, F. Sundholm
      Pages 87-93
    6. Angelika Thurn, Walther Burchard
      Pages 95-111
    7. E. Pezron, A. Ricard, F. Lafuma, R. Audebert
      Pages 113-126
    8. W. Vorwerg, F. R. Schierbaum, F. Reuther, B. Kettlitz
      Pages 127-139
  4. Formation of Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. E. Kröner, D. Chassapis, R. Takserman-Krozer
      Pages 185-205
    3. Lu Binglin, Thor A. Bak
      Pages 207-217
    4. Douglas R. Miller, Christopher W. Macosko
      Pages 219-231
    5. Gianna Cirillo, Graziella Chiodini, Natalino Del Fanti, Giovanni Moggi, Febo Severini
      Pages 255-265
    6. C. Collette, F. Lafuma, R. Audebert, L. Leibler
      Pages 277-290
    7. E. Wachenfeld-Eisele, W. Burchard
      Pages 305-319
    8. S. F. Bush, J. M. Methven, D. R. Blackburn
      Pages 321-334
  5. Characterisation of Polymer Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Kell Mortensen, Walther Batsberg, Ole Kramer, Lewis J. Fetters
      Pages 369-382
    3. R. S. Stein, V. K. Soni, H. Yang, Burak Erman
      Pages 383-400
  6. Swelling of Polymer Networks

  7. Rubber Elasticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495
    2. W. Batsberg, S. Hvidt, O. Kramer, L. J. Fetters
      Pages 509-516
    3. Andrzej Ziabicki, Janusz Walasek
      Pages 517-530
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 531-548

About this book


Biological and Synthetic Polymer Networks contains 36 papers selected from the papers presented at NETWORKS 86, the 8th Polymer Networks Group Meeting. NETWORKS 86 was held in Elsinore, Denmark, on 31 August 5 September 1986. A total of nine invited main lectures and 68 contributed papers were presented at the meeting. A wide range of important biological and synthetic materials consist of three-dimensional polymer networks. The properties range from very stiff structural materials to extremely flexible rubbery materials and gels. Most polymer networks are permanent networks held together by covalent bonds. Such networks are insoluble but they may swell considerably in good solvents. Polymer networks held together by ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds or so-called entanglements are of a more temporary nature. At long times they exhibit a tendency to flow, and they are soluble in good solvents. The paper by Professor Walther Burchard and his co-workers, 'Covalent, Thermoreversible and Entangled Networks: An Attempt at Comparison', serves as a general introduction to polymer networks. The book contains both theoretical and experimental papers on the formation, characterisation and properties of polymer networks. Two topics were given special sessions at the meeting, namely Biological Networks and Swelling of Polymer Networks.


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Editors and affiliations

  • O. Kramer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7097-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1343-1
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