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Thiol-X Chemistries in Polymer and Materials Science

Thiol-X Chemistries in Polymer and Materials Science

Andrew B Lowe | Christopher N Bowman


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Thiol-X chemistries are already well established techniques, but it is only recently that they have been exploited for the functionalization and synthesis of polymers and other materials. As such, information on these techniques is scattered across the literature and Thiol-X Chemistries in Polymer and Materials Science is the first book to compile work specifically focussing on the application of thiol-based chemistries in materials design and synthesis.

The book introduces the various thiol-X chemistries currently available and applications where they have been successfully used, including examples of 'click' processes, in polymerizations, polymer synthesis, and polymer modification. Short 'how to' sections within the chapters also provide general experimental techniques to employ the various chemistries described.

Written by leading experts in the field, this book is a comprehensive resource for postgraduates, academics and industrial practitioners interested in polymer and materials applications.

Andrew B. Lowe is Professor of Polymer Science & ARC Future Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, University of New South Wales. He received his BSc (Hons) (1993), DPhil (1998) and DSc (2009) degrees from the University of Sussex, UK. In 2002 he moved to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, USA and then in 2007 he became Associate Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials also at University of Southern Mississippi, USA, until he moved to his current position in 2009. His research interests include the synthesis and characterization of novel functional monomers and (co)polymers and synthetic applications of the thiol-ene, thiol-yne and other thiol-based "click" reactions.

Christopher N. Bowman is Patten Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Co-Director of the NSF I/UCRC for Fundamentals and Applications and Photopolymerizations at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is interested in photopolymerizations, polymerization reaction engineering, highly cross linked polymers, dental materials and nanotechnology. Recent awards include the American Institute of Chemical Engineering Charles M.A. Stine Award (2009), Residence Academic Life Teaching Award, Committee on Learning and Academic Support Services, University of Colorado (2008), American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Cooperative Research Award (2007) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers R.H. Wilhem Award (2006).