Modification of condensation polymers : challenges and opportunities / William H. Daly, Soo Lee, and C. Rungaroonthaikul -- Dimethylene spacers in functionalized polystyrenes / Graham D. Darling and Jean M.J. Frchet -- Chemical modification of poly(vinyl chloroformate) by phenol using phase-transfer catalysis / S. Boivin, P. Hemery, and S. Boileau -- Chemical modification of poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) and properties of the resulting polymers / Simona Percec and George Li -- Synthesis and reactions of halogenated polyethers and polysulfides / Melvin P. Zussman, Jenn S. Shih, Douglas A. Wicks, and David A. Tirrell -- Polymeric dialkylaminopyridines as supernucleophilic catalysts / Subhash C. Narang, Susanna Ventura, and Roopram Ramharack -- Styrenic- and acrylic-siloxane block and graft copolymers / S.D. Smith, G. York, D.W. Dwight, and J.E. McGrath -- Effect of the polymer backbone on the thermotropic behavior of side-chain liquid crystalline polymers / Coleen Pugh and Virgil Percec -- Polyimidazolinones via thermal cyclodehydration of polyamides containing [alpha]-amino acid units / Jerald K. Rasmussen, Larry R. Krepski, Steven M. Heilmann, Kumars Sakizadeh, Dean M. Moren, Howell K. Smith, II, and Alan R. Katritzky -- Synthesis and characterization of N-phenyl-3,4-dimethylenepyrrolidine polymers / Raphael M. Ottenbrite and Herbert Chen -- Polycyclopropanone synthesis and hydrogenolysis / Roderic P. Quirk and James H. Dunaway -- Chain-propagation and step-propagation polymerization : synthesis and characterization of poly(oxyethylene)-b-poly(pivalolactone)telechelomer / K.B. Wagener and S. Wanigatunga -- Modification of polymer surfaces by photoinduced graft copolymerization / B. Rêanby, Z.M. Gao, A. Hult, and P.Y. Zhang -- Photoozonization of polypropylene : oxidative reactions caused by ozone and atomic oxygen on polymer surfaces / J.F. Rabek, J. Lucki, B. Rêanby, Y. Watanabe, and B.J. Qu -- Photochemical modifications of poly(vinyl chloride) : conducting polymers and photostabilization / C. Decker -- Hydrophilization of polydiene surfaces by low-temperature ene reactions / Lee A. Schechtman -- Surface heparinization of poly(ethylene terephthalate) films modified with acrylic hydrogels / Cristofor I. Simionescu, Monica Leanca, and Ioan I. Negulescu -- Reactions of metal vapors with polymers / Colin G. Francis, Scott Lipera, Pascale D. Morand, Peter R. Morton, John Nash, and Peter P. Radford -- Synthesis and characterization of block copolymers containing acid and ionomeric functionalities / T.E. Long, R.D. Allen, and J.E. McGrath -- AB block copolymers containing methacrylic acid and/or metal methacrylate blocks : preparation by selective cleavage of methacrylic esters / Douglas E. Bugner -- Imide hydrolytic stability of N-substituted dimethacrylamide cyclopolymers : poly[N-(4-sulfophenyl)dimethacrylamide] / Joseph J. Kozakiewics, Sun-Yi Huang, Daniel R. Draney, and JoAnn L. Villamizar -- Radical-promoted functionalization of polyethylene : controlled incorporation of hydrogen-bonding groups / M.F. Schlecht, E.M. Pearce, T.K. Kwei, and W. Cheung -- Recent studies of polymer reactivity / Herbert Morawetz -- Analytical study of photodegraded p-aramid in an p18sOb2s atmosphere / Madeline S. Toy and Roger S. Stringham -- Reaction of atomic oxygen [O(p3sP)] with polybutadienes and related polymers / Morton A. Golub, Narcinda R. Lerner, and Theodore Wydeven -- Tri-n-butyltin hydride reduction of poly(vinyl chloride) : kinetics of dechlorination for 2,4-dichloropentane and 2,4,6-trichloroheptane / Fabian A. Jameison, Frederic C. Schilling, and Alan E. Tonelli -- Identification of products from polyolefin oxidation by derivatization reactions / D.J. Carlsson, R. Brousseau, Can Zhang, and D.M. Wiles -- Catalytic hydrogenation, hydroformylation, and hydroxymethylation of polybutadiene : synthesis and characterization / N.A. Mohammadi and G.L. Rempel -- Reactive modifiers for polymers / S. Al-Malaika -- Phase-transfer-catalyzed modification of dextran employing dibutyltin dichloride and bis(cyclopentadienyl)titanium dichloride / Yoshinobu Naoshima and Charles E. Carraher, Jr. -- Cross-linking of ethylene-propylene copolymer rubber with dicumyl peroxide-maleic anhydride / Norman G. Gaylord, Mahendra Mehta, and Rajendra Mehta -- Synthesis of conjugated polymers via polymer elimination reactions / Samson A. Jenekhe -- Cross-linking and isomerization reactions of an acetylene-terminated polyisoimide prepolymer / R.H. Bott, L.T. Taylor, and T.C. Ward.