Polymer Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

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"Highly recommended!" - CHOICE New Edition Offers Improved Framework for Understanding Polymers Written by well-established professors in the field, Polymer Chemistry, Second Edition provides a well-rounded and articulate examination of polymer properties at the molecular level. It focuses on fundamental principles based on underlying chemical structures, polymer synthesis, characterization, and properties. Consistent with the previous edition, the authors emphasize the logical progression of concepts, rather than presenting just a catalog of facts. The book covers topics that appear prominently in current polymer science journals. It also provides mathematical tools as needed, and fully derived problems for advanced calculations. This new edition integrates new theories and experiments made possible by advances in instrumentation. It adds new chapters on controlled polymerization and chain conformations while expanding and updating material on topics such as catalysis and synthesis, viscoelasticity, rubber elasticity, glass transition, crystallization, solution properties, thermodynamics, and light scattering. Polymer Chemistry, Second Edition offers a logical presentation of topics that can be scaled to meet the needs of introductory as well as more advanced courses in chemistry, materials science, and chemical engineering.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 177.8 x 256.5 x 35.6mm | 1,088.63g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 400 black & white illustrations, 113 black & white tables, 4 black & white halftones
  • 1574447793
  • 9781574447798
  • 379,275

Table of contents

Introduction to Chain Molecules Introduction How Big is Big? Linear and Branched Polymers, Homopolymers, and Copolymers Addition, Condensation, and Natural Polymers Polymer Nomenclature Structural Isomerism Molecular Weights and Molecular Weight Averages Measurement of Molecular Weight Preview of Things to Come Step-Growth Polymerization Introduction Condensation Polymers: One Step at a Time Kinetics of Step-Growth Polymerization Distribution of Molecular Sizes Polyesters Polyamides Stoichiometric Imbalance Chain-Growth polymerization Introduction Chain-Growth and Step-Growth Polymerizations: Some Comparisons Initiation Termination Propagation Radical Lifetime Distribution of Molecular Weights Chain Transfer Controlled Polymerization Introduction Poisson Distribution for an Ideal Living Polymerization Anionic Polymerization Block Copolymers, End-Functional Polymers, and Branched Polymers by Anionic Polymerization Cationic Polymerization Controlled Radical Polymerization Polymerization Equilibrium Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP) Dendrimers Copolymers, Microstructure, and Stereoregularity Introduction Copolymer Composition Reactivity Ratios Resonance and Reactivity A Closer Look at Microstructure Copolymer Composition and Microstructure: Experimental Aspects Characterizing Stereoregularity A Statistical Description of Stereoregularity Assessing Stereoregularity by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Ziegler-Natta Catalysts Single-Site Catalysts Polymer Conformations Conformations, Bond Rotation, and Polymer Size Average End-to-End Distance for Model Chains Characteristic Ratio and Statistical Segment Length Semiflexible Chains and the Persistence Length Radius of Gyration Spheres, Rods, and Coils Distributions for End-to-End Distance and Segment Density Self-Avoiding Chains: A First Look Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions Review of Thermodynamic and Statistical Thermodynamic Concepts Regular Solution Theory Flory-Huggins Theory Osmotic Pressure Phase Behavior of Polymer Solutions What's in c? Excluded Volume and Chains in a Good Solvent Light Scattering by Polymer Solutions Introduction: Light Waves Basic Concepts of Scattering Scattering by an Isolated Small Molecule Scattering from a Dilute Polymer Solution The Form Factor and the Zimm Equation Scattering Regimes and Particular Form Factors Experimental Aspects of Light Scattering Dynamics of Dilute Polymer Solutions Introduction: Friction and Viscosity Stokes' Law and Einstein's Law Intrinsic Viscosity Measurement of Viscosity Diffusion Coefficient and Friction Factor Dynamic Light Scattering Hydrodynamic Interactions and Draining Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) Networks, Gels, and Rubber Elasticity Formation of Networks by Random Cross-Linking Polymerization with Multifunctional Monomers Elastic Deformation Thermodynamics of Elasticity Statistical Mechanical Theory of Rubber Elasticity: Ideal Case Further Developments in Rubber Elasticity Swelling of Gels Linear Viscoelasticity Basic Concepts The Response of the Maxwell and Voigt Elements Boltzmann Superposition Principle Bead-Spring Model Zimm Model for Dilute Solutions, Rouse Model for Unentangled Melts Phenomenology of Entanglement Reptation Model Aspects of Experimental Rheometry Glass Transition Introduction Thermodynamics Aspects of the Glass Transition Locating the Glass Transition Temperature Free Volume Description of the Glass Transition Time-Temperature Superposition Factors that Affect the Glass Transition Temperature Mechanical Properties of Glassy Polymers Crystalline Polymers Introduction and Overview Structure and Characterization of Unit Cells The Thermodynamics of Crystallization: Relation of Melting Temperature to Molecular Structure Structure and Melting of Lamellae Kinetics of Nucleation and Growth Morphology of Semicrystalline Polymers The Kinetics of Bulk Crystallization Appendix *Each Chapter contains a Chapter Summary and Problemsshow more