Overview for Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis to Applications
"Dendrimers and hyperbranched Polymers-Synthesis to Applications" is a book on highly branched macromolecules, an advance high performance class of polymeric materials. The book covers the basic understanding, the synthesis, characterization, unique properties and potential applications of more perfect architectural dendrimers as well as the less perfect hyperbranched polymers. It discussed the detail coverage of almost all known subclasses of dendritic polymers. Chapter one deals with the basic concepts of dendrimers, dendrons and hyperbranched polymers, their structural characteristics, challenges for their syntheses by different synthetic routes, general techniques for their characterization and uniques properties with respect to the other classes of macromolecules along with the potential for their novel applications. Chapter two to ten described the comprehensive reviews of different subclasses of dendritic polymers such as hydrocarbons, amides, imines, ethers, esters, phosphorous containing macromolecules, silicon based macromolecules and others with respect to their synthesis, characterization, properties and valuable applications.
Niranjan Karak (Author)
Niranjan Karak, Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur) is a Reader of Polymer Science and Technology, Chemical Sciences Department, Tezpur University (A Central University). Dr. Karak was also a Post-doctoral Fellow of Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Visiting Professor of Prof. J.W. Cho's Laboratory, Department of Textile Engineering, Konkuk University, South Korea. He had also served as a technical person in a polymer Industry for one year. Dr. Karak has published about thirty six research papers, review articles in reputed national and international Journals, and presented several technical papers, Invited talks based on his research group's findings in India and abroad. Dr. Karak is executing a few Government sponsored research projects from UGC, CSIR, DST, DRDO, etc. and is guiding a few students also a reviewer of research papers for publications in seven international polymer journals. His fields of research interest are mainly based on high performance advance polymers synthesis, characterization, properties evaluation and applications.
Sukumar Maiti (Author)
Sukumar Maiti was a Professor of Polymer Materials, Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He had also worked as the chief, R&D, Deepak Nitrite Ltd., Technologist, Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., Baroda; NSF Post-doctoral Fellow, State University of New York, and Polymer research Scientist, Gaylord Research Institute, Newark, USA. Professor Maiti was a visiting Scientist for several Universities, R&D organizations and Institutes in different countries. He received the Ramani Mohan Gold, A.C.Sen Gold Medal, University Gold Medal and Jubilee Scholarship-all from Calcutta University, UDCT-Golden Jubilee Gold Medal, Mumbai University. He has been a member of a number of professional societies and advisory Board of Scientific Journals and Organizations. He is the Founding Editor, Journal of Polymer Materials and the author/co-author of 5 books, about 300 research and technical papers, and I each of U.S., European and International patents. He directed a number of research programs both for industry and academy, and guided 33 Ph.D. students.