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Available Ionomers
NATO ASI Series (1987)
  • William MacKnight, University of Massachusetts Amherst
A number of commercially available ionomers are discussed. These include Surlyns, Nafions, and Thermoplastic Elastomers based on sulfonated rubbery backbones. In addition, a number of experimental ionomers described in the literature are examined, including those with semi-crystalline, elastomeric, and plastic backbones. Finally, the synthesis and some properties of a new class of end-functionalized ionomers, known as halato-telechelics are described. It is postulated that the properties of all these various classes of ionomers can be understood on the basis of a morphological model in which the salt groups aggregate to form physical crosslinks and microphase separated ionic clusters. 
  • Ionomers,
  • commercial,
  • elastonomers,
  • Surlyns,
  • Nafions
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William MacKnight. "Available Ionomers" NATO ASI Series Vol. 198 (1987)
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