The Polysiloxanes

The Polysiloxanes

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Polysiloxanes are the most studied inorganic and semi-inorganic polymers because of their many medical and commercial uses. The Si-O backbone endows polysiloxanes with intriguing properties: the strength of the Si-O bond imparts considerable thermal stability, and the nature of the bonding imparts low surface free energy. Prostheses, artificial organs, objects for facial reconstruction, vitreous substitutes in the eyes, and tubing take advantage of the stability and pliability of polysiloxanes. Artificial skin, contact lenses, and drug delivery systems utilize their high permeability. Such biomedical applications have led to biocompatability studies on the interactions of polysiloxanes with proteins, and there has been interest in modifying these materials to improve their suitability for general biomedical application. Polysiloxanes examines novel aspects of polysiloxane science and engineering, including properties, work in progress, and important unsolved problems. The volume, with ten comprehensive chapters, examines the history, preparatin and analysis, synthesis, characterization, and applications of these polymeric materials.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • with 68 illustrations
  • 0195181735
  • 9780195181739
  • 2,170,993

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 1.1 Background ; 1.2 History ; 1.3 Nomenclature ; 2. Preparation, Analysis, and Degradation ; 3. Types of Polysiloxanes ; 4. Some Characterization Techniques Useful for Polysiloxanes ; 5. General Properties ; 6. Surfaces ; 7. Elastomeric Networks ; 8. Copolymers and Interpenetrating Networks ; 9. Composites ; 10. Applications ; Subject Index
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About Gui Lin

James Edward Mark is a distinguished research professor of chemistry at the University of Cincinnati and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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