There are many kinds of functional polymer materials, which enjoys wide applications and broad prospects in fields like chemistry, electronics, aerospace, transportation, medicine, information and many others. The excellent performance of functional polymer materials can bring about technological progress in many areas, and promote the launch of new products. Alfa Chemistry never misses its role in bringing the best, new and novel chemicals and materials to its customers. Therefore, it develops a website to specially provide various functional polymers for researchers, including but not limited to: adsorptive polymers, biomedical polymers, Electrofunctional Polymers, functional PEGs, photoactive polymers, and silicone polymers.
Functional polymer materials
Functional polymer materials originated in the late 1960s. By modifying reactive groups on the
polymer, it has special functions with regard to chemical reactivity, catalytic activity, electrical
conductivity, and biocompatibility. Compared with traditional polymer materials, functional
polymer materials have attracted much attention because of their special properties brought by
modified special groups besides.
The focus of current research is mainly on the relationship between the properties of functional
polymers and their structures. Through continuous research and development of new structures
and synthesis methods of functional polymers, emerging functional polymers with more functions
are screened out and the application fields of functional polymer materials are broadened. With
the advancement of science and technology, the field of functional polymer materials is
undergoing innovation and development.
Classification of functional polymer materials
Functional polymer materials have both the performance of traditional polymer materials and the
characteristics brought by special modifying groups. According to functional characteristics, they
can be divided into reactive, optical, electrical, biomedical, environmental degradation, shape
memory, adsorption and separation, liquid crystal, thermal conductive functional polymers.
According to their structure, polymer materials can also be divided into three types: main chain
type, side chain type and bonding type.
Reactive functional polymer materials
Reactive functional polymer materials mainly include polymer catalysts and polymer reagents.
They achieve the purpose of polymerizing small molecular reagents or catalysts by grafting reactive
active centers or catalytic centers to polymer chains.
Photofunctional polymer materials have the ability to absorb, store and convert light, mainly
covering photosensitive coatings, fluorescent agents, photoconversion materials, photochrom