Principles of Step-Growth Polymerization (Polycondensation and Polyaddition)

M. Zhang, S. M. June, T. E. Long

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Abstract

Step-growth polymerization enables future technologies and molecular design of diverse macromolecular architectures ranging from tailored long-chain branching to segmented block copolymers. Scientists and engineers continue to advance the traditional families of step-growth polymers with novel synthetic strategies, unique processing scenarios, and tailored interfaces. Many step-growth polymers impart sustainability into emerging technologies, including bio-derived monomers and biodegradable compositions. New reaction pathways including Michael addition reactions, ionene polyelectrolytes, and click modification strategies have reenergized this field. This chapter focuses on the structure-property-performance relationships that continue to advance macromolecular science and engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolymer Science
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Reference, 10 Volume Set
PublisherElsevier
Pages7-47
Number of pages41
Volume5
ISBN (Print)9780080878621
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Block copolymers
  • Click chemistry
  • Copolymers
  • Dendrimers
  • Hyperbranching
  • Ionenes
  • Michael addition
  • Polyamides
  • Polycondensation
  • Polyesters
  • Polyimides
  • Polyureas
  • Polyurethanes
  • Segmented copolymers
  • Step-growth polymerization
  • Sustainable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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