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Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition

Edited by Alberto Ciferri 
CRC Press  2004  



Hardback  776 pp  ISBN 9780824723316      £107.00
  • Introduces supramolecular interactions and dynamic association-dissociation processes
  • Covers properties and applications of self-assembled, reversible structures including linear, helical, columnar, tubular polymers, micelles, monolayers, three-dimensional phases, and networks
  • Describes stabilized assemblies such as covalently bonded polymers exhibiting novel supramolecular effects, polymers with mechanically interlocked units, dendrimers, and monolayers
  • Details host-guest composites mimicking biological systems, and engineered assemblies such as layered polyelectrolytes

Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition details assembly processes and structure-function correlation in natural and synthetic self-assembling materials, focusing on developments occurred over the past five years.

The book highlights developments in the synthesis of complex structures, chemical design principles, and theoretical models of growth processes resulting in an increasingly accurate prediction of stability, degree of polymerization, and shape of various assemblies. It focuses on the rich variety of properties, functions, and applications of self-assembling supramolecular polymers. Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition ties together potential applications such as those of nanostructures with dynamic-combinatorial-adaptive self-healing features, opto-electronic devices, supramolecular amphiphiles, hydrogels, organic/inorganic nanocomposites, molecular biosensors, molecular imprinting, molecular engines, templates for superlattices with prescribed symmetry. Several chapters of the first edition have been updated or rewritten, and an equal number of new chapters have been added. More than 500 drawings, photographs, micrographs, equations, and tables enhance and reinforce essential concepts presented in the book

Authored by an expert in polymer mechanics, biopolymers, liquid crystals, and supramolecular assemblies, Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition emphasizes fundamental principles at the basis of bottom-up nanotechnology , chemical design strategies, and exciting applications for various self-assembling materials for a unified and cutting-edge account of the field.

Contents

PART I: THEORY AND STRUCTURE
Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry -Scope and Perspectives; J.-M. Lehn
Growth of Supramolecular Structures; A. Ciferri
Theory of Supramolecular Polymerization; P. van der Schoot
Supramolecular Liquid Crystals: Simulation; R. Hentschke, P. Lenz, and B. Fodi
Supramolecular Low-Molecular Weight Complexes and Supramolecular Side-Chain Polymers; T. Kato
Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Polymers: Linear and Network Polymers and Self-Assembling Discotic Polymers; P.S. Corbin and S.C. Zimmermann
Dendrimeric Supramolecular and Supramacromolecular Assemblies; D.A. Tomalia
Polymers with Interwined Superstructures and Interlocked Structures; J. B. Beck and S.J. Rowan
Theory of Block Copolymers; M.D. Whitmore
Assemblies in Complex Block Copolymer Systems; V. Abetz
Microstructure and Crystallization of Rigid-Coil Comblike Polymers and Block Copolymers; K. Loos and S. Muñoz-Guerra

PART II: PROPERTIES AND FUNCTIONS
DNA Structures and their Applications in Nanotechnology; J. Xu, T.H. LaBean, and S.L. Craig
Soluble Amphiphilic Nanostructures and Potential Applications; N. Kimizuka
Supramolecular Properties of Polymers for Plastic Electronics; D. Comoretto
Supramolecular Polymers in Action; A.W. Bosman and R.P. Sijbesma
Columnar, Helical, and Tubular Supramolecular Polymers; W. Zhang and C. Nuckolls
Crystalline Bacterial Cell Surface Layers (S-Layers): A Versatile Self-Assembly System; U.B. Sleytr, M. Sára, D. Pum, and B. Schuster
Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) and Synthesis of Planar Micro- and Nanostructures; L. Yan, Wilhelm T.S. Huck, and G.M. Whitesides
Layered Polyelectrolyte Assemblies; X. Arys, A.M. Jonas, A. Laschewsky, R. Legras, and F. Mallwitz
Molecular Imprinting; M. Komiyama
Protein Polymerization and Polymer Dynamics Approach to Functional Systems; F. Oosawa
Force Generation by Cellular Polymers; G. Oster and A. Mogilner
Index
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