New York, USA – December 24, 2020 – In December 2020, the US-based chemical supplier, Alfa Chemistry announced the launch of a new sub-website for the supply of functional polymers, including Adsorptive Polymers, Biomedical Polymers, Electrofunctional Polymers, Functional PEGs, Photoactive Polymers, Silicone Polymers and more. With unstopping efforts, the company continues to offer chemicals for specialized applications, such as catalysts, fatty acids, analytical reagents, materials, and MOF chemicals.
Functional polymer is a special type of polymer in which the polymer chain contains one or more reactive groups attached to the chain end or main chain. Polymers are traditionally used in plastics, rubber, and coatings. Owing to the advances of modern synthetic polymer chemistry, varieties of functional polymers have been developed for various applications including optoelectronics, catalysis, biomaterials, medicine, building materials, water treatment, coatings, and many more.
Functional materials are indispensable in the development of revolutionary technologies. The unique functions of polymers are realized by using certain special preparation methods or by introducing functional groups or fillers into materials. In biomedical applications, functional polymers are used as synthetic building blocks to design complex structures, such as nanomaterials, biological couplings, biocompatible surfaces, scaffolds, hydrogels, etc.
Research hotspots of functional polymers:
Polymerization methodologies, luminescent polymers, photovoltaic polymers, biorelated polymers, supramolecular polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, shape-memory polymers, separation polymer membranes, energy storage polymers, covalent organic framework polymers, etc.
The functional polymers at Alfa Chemistry fall into the following categories:
The adsorption of ions and molecules to polymer surfaces plays a role in many applications including: biomedical, structural, coatings, environmental and petroleum.
Biomedical polymers have and still continue to play an important role in how we support and treat patients with various diseases through their use in tissue and blood interacting medical devices and drug delivery systems.
Conducting electroactive polymers such as polypyrroles, polythiophenes and polyanilines are a fascinating group of functional polymers.
Functional PEGs have reactive terminal groups on the structure for PEGylation, which is routinely achieved by incubation of a reactive derivative of PEG with the target molecule.
Photoactive polymers are attractive semiconductors for photovoltaic cells because they are strong absorbers and can be deposited on flexible substrates at low cost.
Silicone polymers have a long history in biomedical applications, especially in cardiovascular applications.
To know more about Alfa Chemistry’s functional polymer product offerings, please visit https://functional-polymers.alfa-chemistry.com.
About Alfa Chemistry
The top goal of Alfa Chemistry is to meet both manufacturing and research demands of its customers worldwide by supplying the chemicals needed. To fulfill this, the company keeps an close eye on the recent technology advances and research hotspots, and manages to bring the best quality chemicals to clients. In-stock products can be shipped out within 3-5 business days upon receipt of customers’ purchase order.