Telechelic polymers have garnered a great deal of scientific interest due to their reactive chain-end functions. This comprehensive book compiles and details basic principles and cutting-edge research in telechelic polyesters, polyethers, and polycarbonates, ranging from synthesis to applications. It discusses general strategies towards telechelic polymers, centered on fundamental aspects of polycondensation reactions of cationic, anionic, coordination-insertion, and activated monomer mechanisms of the metal-, enzyme-, or otherwise organo-catalyzed ring-opening polymerization of cyclic monomers and of post-polymerization chemical modification methods of polymer precursors. All main classes of polymers are covered separately, comprising polyhydroxyalkanoates, poly(e-Caprolactone)s, poly(lactic acid)s, and polylactides, including synthetic approaches as well as some illustrative up-to-date examples and uses. It also addresses more largely polyethers (poly(ethylene oxide), poly(tetrahydrofuran), fluorinated polyethers), and polycarbonates [bisphenol-A polycarbonate, poly(propylene carbonate), poly(trimethylene carbonate), poly(cyclohexene carbonate)]. It also discusses applications of hydroxyl, thiol, amino, or acrylate/methacrylate end-capped polymers as starting materials for the preparation of diverse polymer architectures ranging from block, graft, star-shaped polymers, and micelles to precursors for ATRP macroinitiators, polyurethane copolymers, shape-memory polymers, or nanosized drug-delivery systems. The book will appeal to polymer chemists in academia and industry.
About the Editor:
Sophie Guillaume received her PhD from the University of Syracuse, New York, USA, and then joined the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France, for her postdoctoral research. She then joined the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, and moved to the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO), Bordeaux, France). She now holds a CNRS Directeur de Recherche position at the Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR) in Rennes, France. Her research is mainly focused on the development of green pathways for the synthesis and structure–property relationships on synthetic polymers (especially polyesters, polycarbonates, polyolefins, polyurethanes). Areas of emphasis include bio-based degradable polymers and functionalized and reactive (co)polymers for advanced industrial and biomedical applications.
Basic Chemistry for the Synthesis of Telechelic Polyesters and Polycarbonates
Takeshi Endo and Atsushi Sudo
Telechelic Polyesters and Polycarbonates Prepared by Enzymatic Catalysis
Susana Torron, Mats K. G. Johansson, Eva Malmström, Linda Fogelström, Karl Hult, and Mats Martinelle
Telechelic Polyhydroxyalkanoates/Polyhydroxybutyrates (PHAs/PHBs)
Abdulkadir Alli, Baki Hazer, Grażyna Adamus, and Marek Kowalczuk
Telechelic Poly(ε-Caprolactone)s: Synthesis and Applications
Timm Heek, Marc Behl, and Andreas Lendlein
Telechelic Poly(Lactic Acid)s and Polylactides
Malgorzata Basko and Andrzej Duda
Sophie M. Guillaume
Telechelic Polyethers by Living Polymerizations and Precise Macromolecular Engineering
Pierre J. Lutz, Bruno Ameduri, and Frédéric Peruch