Polymer Chemistry : An Introduction
Polymer Chemistry provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an introduction to the chemistry of macromolecular substances, including their synthesis and the properties underlying their commercial importance. Significant new developments in polymer science over the past decade are covered, as are methods used for testing and characterizing polymers.
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- Hardback | 576 pages
- 171 x 242 x 32mm | 1,075g
- 01 Feb 1999
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 3rd Revised edition
- 3 halftones, numerous line drawings
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Table of contents
Part I: Polymer Structure and Properties ; 1. Basic Principles ; 2. Molecular weight and polymer solutions ; 3. Chemical structure and polymer morphology ; 4. Chemical structure and polymer properties ; 5. Evaluation, characterization, and analysis of polymers ; Part II: Vinyl Polymers ; 6. Free radical vinyl polymerization ; 7. Ionic polymerization ; 8. Vinyl polymerization with complex coordination catalysts ; 9. Reactions of vinyl polymers ; Part III: Nonvinyl Polymers ; 10. Step-reaction and ring-opening polymerization ; 11. Polyethers, polysulfides, and related polymers ; 12. Polyesters ; 13. Polyamides and related polymers ; 14. Phenol-, urea-, and melamine-formaldehyde polymers ; 15. Heterocyclic polymers ; 16. Inorganic and partially inorganic polymers ; 17. Miscellaneous organic polymers ; 18. Natural polymers ; Appendix A Commonly used polymer abbreviations ; Appendix B Polymer literature ; Appendix C Sources of laboratory experiments in polymer chemistry
the best introduction to polymer chemistry available at the undergraduate level./Aslib Book Guide, vol.64, no.8, August 1999.