Block Copolymers: Phase Morphology, Material Applications and Future Challenges


Ryan H. Diaz (Editor)
Aaron P. Ferguson (Editor)

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI097000

Block copolymers constitute a fascinating group of polymeric materials belonging to the “soft matter” family. These materials are formed by blocks of polymeric chains from different monomers. In most cases, these blocks are thermodynamically incompatible, but the covalent bonds between them impose specific arrangements, generating particular morphologies both in bulk and in solution.

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the phase morphology, material applications and future challenges of block copolymers. Topics discussed include the different experimental skills developed to synthesize model block copolymers; the macromolecular design of stereo block polylactides showing high performance; ion-containing block copolymers and their applications; self-assembled block copolymers for the preparation of advanced materials; the electrical properties of polythylene-b-polyethylene oxide diblock copolymers; and triblock copolymers as tougheners for PMMA matrices. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Model Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties and Morphological Characterization
(Mario D. Ninago, Angel J. Satti, Leopoldo R. Gómez, Daniel A. Vega, Andrés E. Ciolino, Marcelo A. Villar, Enrique M. Vallés, Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (PLAPIQUI), Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Camino “La Carrindanga”, Bahía Blanca, Argentina, and others)

Macromolecular Design of Stereo Block Polylactides Showing High Performance
(Kazunari Masutani, Yoshiharu Kimura, Department of Bio-based Materials Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology Hashigami-cho, Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan)

Ion-Containing Block Copolymers: Fundamentals to Applications
(Feifei Xue, Shichun Jiang, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R. China)

Self-Assembled Block Copolymers for Preparation of Advanced Materials
(J. Gutierrez, R. Fernández, L. Cano, D. Builes, A. Tercjak, Group ‘Materials + Technologies’, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic School, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain)

Electrical Properties of Polythylene-b-Polyethylene Oxide Diblock Copolymer: Segregation and Development of Nanowires
(E.S. Araujo, H.P. de Oliveira, Impedance Spectroscopy and Organic Materials Group, Institute of Materials Science, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Juazeiro, BA, Brazil)

Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)-<i>b</i>-Poly(n-Butyl Acrylate)-b-Poly(ε-Caprolactone) Triblock Copolymers as Tougheners for PMMA Matrices
(Nelly Chagneux, Jules Kierkels, Thierry Leblanc, Thomas Trimaille, Han Meijer, Pierre Gérard, Didier Gigmes, Denis Bertin, Han Goossens, UMR 7273 Institut de Chimie Radicalaire, CNRS – Aix-Marseille Université, Site de Saint-Jérôme, Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen, Marseille, France, and others)


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