Advances in Polymer Chemistry and Methods Reported in Recent US Patents
The objective of this book is to convey to academic and industrial researchers and students advances in synthetic and characterization methods in 9 selected areas of polymer chemistry reported in 2007-2008 US Patents. It reviews the impact of newer bulk anionic, cationic, and free radical polymerization methods within selected industrial applications. Bulk and surface crosslinking agents using selected bi- and tri-functional reagents, photochemical methods, or free radical agents are also reviewed. Finally, there is a separate section on cationic and cationic ring opening polymerization reactions describing di- and tri-heterocyclic monomers and their use in medical devices.