Editors: A. Deffieux, C.
Pichot, and F. Candau
Wiley-VCH, 2005, pp. 1-302
volume contains key papers given at the World
Polymer Congress "Macro 2004", held in Paris
on July 4-9, 2004, under the auspices of the International
Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The volume
covers the session devoted to Polymer Chemistry Reactions
and Processes, in particular topics: 1) Polycondensation,
Polyaddition, Chain Polymerization, Catalytic Polymerization,
Functionalization; 2) Preparation of Polymers in Dispersed
and Unconventional Media.
contributions in the first topic dealt with either purely
mechanistic or synthetic aspects of metallocene and enzyme
catalysis, as well as anionic, cationic and radical initiated
polymerizations and cover quite different types of monomers
ranging from olefins and dienes, to heterocycles including
saccaridic monomers, with the common aim of understanding
the elementary reaction mechanisms and better controlling
the polymerization processes.
to the versatility of polymerization processes in dispersed
media (topic 2), a large variety of polymers exhibiting
a wide range of functionalities, properties, morphologies
and particle size, can be now prepared. A considerable
number of such materials are indeed involved in many diverse
applications and intensive research is increasingly devoted
to their synthesis and properties. The selected papers
cover the following aspects: recent developments in emulsion
polymerization; smart polymer colloids; unconventional
preparation methods of dispersed polymers; organic/inorganic
papers presented in this special volume aim at providing
a nonexhaustive illustration of this symposium session.