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Amphiphilic Block Copolymers : Self-Assembly and Applications - Paschalis Alexandridis

Amphiphilic Block Copolymers

Self-Assembly and Applications

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780444824417
Number Of Pages: 448

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It is the belief of the editors of this book that the recognition of block copolymers as being amphiphilic molecules and sharing common features with other well-studied amphiphiles will prove beneficial to both the surfactant and the polymer communities. An aim of this book is to bridge the two communities and cross-fertilise the different fields. To this end, leading researchers in the field of amphiphilic block copolymer self-assembly, some having a background in surfactant chemistry, and others with polymer physics roots, have agreed to join forces and contribute to this book.

The book consists of four entities. The first part discusses theoretical considerations behind the block copolymer self-assembly in solution and in the melt. The second part provides case studies of self-assembly in different classes of block copolymers (e.g., polyethers, polyelectrolytes) and in different environments (e.g., in water, in non-aqueous solvents, or in the absence of solvents). The third part presents experimental tools, ranging from static (e.g., small angle neutron scattering) to dynamic (e.g., rheology), which can prove valuable in the characterization of block copolymer self-assemblies. The fourth part offers a sampling of current applications of block copolymers in, e.g., formulations, pharmaceutics, and separations, applications which are based on the unique self-assembly properties of block copolymers.

Section headings
Theory of block copolymer self-assembly
Self-assembly in simple and complex systems
Techniques for the study of self-assembly structure and dynamics
Applications of amphiphilic copolymers
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ISBN: 9780444824417
ISBN-10: 0444824413
Series: Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st November 2000
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.97