Functional Condensation Polymers

  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
  • Graham G. Swift

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Nano Materials

    1. D. Scott Thompson, D. W. Thompson, Robin E. Southward
      Pages 3-15
    2. Stephen C. Lee, R. Parthasarathy, K. Botwin, D. Kunneman, E. Rowold, G. Lange et al.
      Pages 31-41
    3. Mason K. Harrup, Alan K. Wertsching, Michael G. Jones
      Pages 43-53
  3. Light and Energy

    1. Dirk Poppe, Torsten Zerfaß, Rolf Mülhaupt, Holger Frey
      Pages 83-94
    2. Yoshimitsu Sakaguchi, Kota Kitamura, Junko Nakao, Shiro Hamamoto, Hiroshi Tachimori, Satoshi Takase
      Pages 95-104
    3. Kevin D. Belfield, Alma R. Morales, Stephen Andrasik, Katherine J. Schafer, Ozlem Yavuz, Victor M. Chapela et al.
      Pages 135-147
  4. Bioactivity and Biomaterials

    1. Charles E. Carraher Jr.
      Pages 151-184
    2. Deborah W. Siegmann-Louda, Charles E. Carraher Jr., Fred Pflueger, David Nagy, John R. Ross
      Pages 199-205
    3. Charles E. Carraher Jr., Herbert Stewart, Shawn M. Carraher, Donna M. Chamely, Wesley W. Learned, James Helmy et al.
      Pages 223-234
  5. Enhanced Physical Properties

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 311-315

About this book


Although in nature the vast majority of polymers are condensation polymers, much publicity has been focused on functionalized vinyl polymers. Functional Condensation Polymers fulfills the need to explore these polymers which form an increasingly important and diverse foundation in the search for new materials in the twentyfirst century. Some of the advantages condensation polymers hold over vinyl polymers include offering different kinds of binding sites, their ability to be made biodegradable, and their different reactivities with various reagents under diverse reaction conditions. They also offer better tailoring of end-products, different tendencies (such as fiber formation), and different physical and chemical properties. Some of the main areas emphasized include dendrimers, control release of drugs, nanostructure materials, controlled biomedical recognition, and controllable electrolyte and electrical properties.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  • Graham G. Swift
    • 3
  1. 1.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca Raton
  2. 2.Florida Center for Environmental StudiesPalm Beach Gardens
  3. 3.G.S.P.C., Inc.Chapel Hill

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