Polymer Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry : An Introduction

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The second edition of this text covers all aspects of polymer chemistry and provides a clear, up-to-date account of areas of modern technological importance. Polymer reactions, characterization, and evaluation, polymerization methods, solution methods, and polymer morphology are all explained, and the properties of polymers are discussed in terms of their chemical structure. Many applications of current interest are considered, including liquid crystal polymers, conducting polymers, hermoplastic elastomers, degradable polymers, and polymer blends. This modern account provides a sound foundation both for undergraduate and graduate students on courses in polymer chemistry, and for industrial chemists with no prior training in the field. It will also serve as a useful reference source for the practising polymer chemist.show more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 908g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 3 halftones, numerous line illustrations, tables
  • 0195066472
  • 9780195066470

Table of contents

PART I: Polymer Structure and Properties: Basic principles; Molecular weight and polymer solutions; Chemical structure and polymer morphology; Chemical structure and polymer properties; Evaluation, characterization, and analysis of polymers; PART II: Vinyl Polymers: Free radical vinyl polymerization; Vinyl polymerization with ionic and group transfer initiators; Vinyl polymerization with complex coordination catalysts; Reactions of vinyl polymers; PART III: Nonvinyl Polymers: Step-reaction and ring-opening polymerization; Polyethers, polysulfides, and related polymers; Polyesters; Polyamides and related polymers; Phenol-, urea-, and melamine-formaldehyde polymers; Inorganic and partially inorganic polymers; Miscellaneous organic polymers; Natural polymers; Appendix A: Commonly used polymer abbreviations; Appendix B: Polymer literature; Appendix C: Sources of laboratory experiments in polymer chemistry.show more

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