Title

Structural Design of Water-Soluble Copolymers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

Macromolecules exhibiting solubility in aqueous solutions represent a diverse class of polymers ranging from biopolymers that direct life processes to synthetic systems with enormous commercial utility. In this chapter discussion will be directed toward fundamental concepts of structural arrangement, functionality, synthesis, and solution behavior. Subsequent chapters will detail advanced synthetic methods, polymerization kinetics, solution behavior including that of polyelectrolytes, polyampholytes, and polysoaps, and a number of selected technological applications.

Publication Title

ACS Symposium Series

Volume

467

First Page

2

Last Page

24