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Concise Encyclopedia of High Performance Silicones

Edited by Atul Tiwari and Mark D. Soucek
Series: Materials Degradation and Failure
Copyright: 2014   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118469651  |  Hardcover  |  

Price: $249 USD
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A unique and indispensable one-stop encyclopedia for academicians and industrial sector scientists and engineers working on applied silicone technologies

The encyclopedia will be an invaluable source of information for researchers and students from diverse backgrounds including physics, chemistry, materials science and surface engineering, biotechnology, pharmacy, medical science, and biomedical engineering.

The Concise Encyclopedia of High Performance Silicones contains critical information on silicones (i.e., polysiloxanes) that are commercially available for high performance applications. Although voluminous literature is available to readers, vital information is hard to find as it remains scattered. This encyclopedia is compiled for a broad readership and contains carefully screened chapters on cutting edge technologies available in the field of silicones.

Divided into three sections—Synthesis Methodologies of Silicones; Characterizing the Silicones; and the Applications of Silicones—the book starts by explaining various innovative techniques adopted by chemists for the synthesis of novel silicone materials. The featured examples include the syntheses of biologically safer silicones through the use of enzymes; the use of silicone modified epoxy coatings in controlling the corrosion and biofouling activities on metal alloys; the use of smart silicone nanoparticles in paint and coating systems; the effect of irradiation on silicone chemistry; biocompatible silicones; and the use of polydimethylsiloxane in preparation of microfluidic devices.

The second section of the book helps readers in characterizing the silicones. A comprehensive review on the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy on silicones will assist in analyzing the synthesized silicones with different types of NMR techniques. The use of FTIR techniques on silicones will help readers in extracting the hard to find spectral assignments. Similarly, the chapters on thermal degradation and behavior of silicones at high frequency are deeply informative. The knowledge of safety and toxicity aspects, mathematical modeling for drug delivery and structure-property correlation in silicones, will help readers select the material for specific applications.

The last section explores current application areas of silicones. The use of silicones for soft electronics, contact lens, membranes for separation technology, maxillofacial prosthetic, fiber optic based chemical sensing, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is detailed in individual chapters. Finally, the use of silicone as microfluidic device and biopharmaceutical containers is comprehensively described.

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Atul Tiwari received his PhD in Polymer Science from the Macromolecular Research Centre, R.D. University, Jabalpur, India, and his second master degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. In 2004, Dr. Tiwari was invited as a postdoctoral fellow by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he developed five technologies that were later patented by the university and transferred to companies. He currently works as a Research Faculty Member in the College of Engineering at the university. He has been actively engaged as a consultant to companies working in various fields of polymer science, engineering, and technology. As an academician, Dr. Tiwari has published more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles related to material science and has co-authored and edited 10 books. He has been bestowed with Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist status from the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, and is a member of several other professional bodies in the UK, USA, and India.

Mark D. Soucek is a Professor in the Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron. In 2003, Dr. Soucek was selected as a Gordon Award Finalist for his work in UV-Curable Bio-based polymers. In 2004, Dr. Soucek was awarded the Radtech Innovation Award for his work in UV-curable coatings. In 2004 and 2005, he received an honorable mention for the Gordon Award for Core-Shell latex work, and UV-curing of Unsaturated Polyesters. In 2009, Professor Soucek won his second Roon Award for a developing a new class of alkyd coatings. He presently has more than 100 research papers published all in coating science.

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