Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook · Chain Structures


This chapter gives an overview of the literature on microstructures of polymers with macrocyclic and photoactive group, fullerene-based polymers, carbon nanotube-based polymers, supramolecular polymers, cyclics, rotaxanes, and dendrimers. Although X-ray diffraction could confirm the existence or absence of regular microstructure, infrared spectroscopy could be used to estimate the isotactic or syndiotactic content of a polymer. The schematic representation for defining the tacticity of vinyl polymers has been shown. In addition to the tacticity, the molecular weight and its distribution are also major factors which influence the ultimate properties of the chain structures. Some of the work on the control of tacticity and molecular weight distribution with common polymers such as the poly(methyl methacrylate) and polystyrene has been tabulated.

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