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Harry Allcock’s Chemistry and Applications of Polyphosphazenes provides the only published compilation of material on polyphosphazenes, detailing synthetic methodologies and physical properties for each substance. Allcock explains the critical relationships between structure and properties, aiding the practicing researcher in the design of polyphosphazenes with specific applications. Professionals and students in polymer science, engineering, and industries such as rubbers and plastics will find Chemistry and Applications of Polyphosphazenes to be an invaluable text.
Harry R. Allcock is an Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. He also has affiliations with the university's Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He received the International Award of the Polymer Society of Japan and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO POLYPHOSPHAZENES.
1. Concepts, Nomenclature, and Background.
2. Overview of Polyphosphazene Synthesis and Characterization Methods.
3. The Model Compound Concept.
PART 2: SYNTHESIS.
4. Synthesis of Polymerization Monomers.
5. Ring-Opening Polymerization.
6. Condensation Polymerization to Linear Polyphosphazenes.
7. Primary Macromolecular Substitution.
8. Secondary Reactions Carried Out on Polyphosphazene Side Groups.
9. Crosslinking Reactions.
10. Ring-Linked Phosphazene Polymers.
11. Hybrid Systems.
PART 3: STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES, AND USES.
12. General Structure and Property Relationships in Polyphosphazenes.
13. Classical Polyphosphazenes.
14. Properties of Newer Emerging Systems.
15. Polyphosphazenes as Biomedical Materials.
17. Polyphosphazenes as Solid Polymer Electrolytes.
18. Optical and Electro-Optical Polymers.
19. Elastomers and Other Applications.
Appendix I. Reprint of H. N. Stokes Paper of 1897.
Appendix II. Reagents Used in Polyphosphazene Primary Macromolecular Substitution.
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