Progress in Silicones and Silicone-Modified Materials

Progress in Silicones and Silicone-Modified Materials

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Silicon, silica and silicones each have important but separate technological roles to play for mankind in this millennium. All three have the element silicon (Si) in common but they have unique and distinctive chemistries, properties and applications. This book describes recent advances in silicones and the advanced materials which are based on the siloxane bond (Si-O).

We have seen tremendous developments in silicon-based materials over the past century and yet clearly there is still much potential for new advanced materials based on the siloaxne bond. With the high abundance of silicon and oxygen on Earth, we are probably working with the most sustainable and "green" materials if we adopt the correct materials chemistry, materials processing, materials recovery and materials reuse strategies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 163 x 233 x 18mm | 486g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 62 halftones; 46 line art
  • 0841229643
  • 9780841229648

Table of contents


Silica, Biosilica and Silanes

1. Amorphous Silica Preservation in an Anthropogenic Soil: An Explorative Study of "Plaggen" Soils
2. Sol-Gel Materials for WSUD Water Treatment Applications
3. Preparation of Epoxy-Functional Silicones Using Sol-Gel Chemistry
4. 3-Methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane

Siloxane Polymers and Copolymers

5. Living Polymerization Routes to Siloxane Macromers and Higher Order Silicone Structures
6. Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties of New Fluorosilicone Block Copolymers
7. Silicone Macroinitiator in the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Styrene and Vinyl Acetate: Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Thermoreversible Block Copolymers
8. Silicone Macroinitiator in the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate and Vinyl Acetate: Synthesis and Characterization of Pentablock Copolymers

Siloxane Characterization and Properties

9. Organic Surface Modifications on Silicone Elastomers: Impact on Moisture Vapor Permeability and Surface Energy Dynamics
10. NMR Investigations of Network Formation and Motional Dynamics in Well-Defined Model Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Elastomers

Silicon, Proteins and Enzymes

11. A Milestone in Biomineralization: From a Structural Assessment to a Genetic Concept of Mineral Formation. Or How the Enzyme Silicatein Forms a Solid Silica Rod
12. Quinone Tethered Silylethers: Protein Binding and Film Forming Abilities
13. A Lesson in Limerick Enzymology

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About Stephen J. Clarson

Stephen J. Clarson is Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He obtained his doctoral degree in Chemistry at the University of York in 1985. In 2000 Dr. Clarson was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has received numerous awards for his teaching including the Neil Wandmacher Excellence in Teaching Award in 1993 for Most Outstanding Teacher in the College of Engineering.
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