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Polymer Chemistry: An Introduction (3rd International Edition)

ISBN : 9780195392098

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¥13,629
Author: 
Malcolm P. Stevens
Pages
574 Pages
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Paperback
Size
171 x 245 mm
Pub date
Aug 2009
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Now updated to incorporate recent developments in the field, the third edition of this successful text offers an excellent introduction to polymer chemistry. Ideal for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and industrial chemists who work with polymers, it is the only current polymer textbook that discusses polymer types according to functional groups. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the chemistry of macromolecular substances, with particular emphasis on polymers that are important commercially and the properties that make them important. Major topics include polymer synthesis and nomenclature; molecular weight and molecular weight distribution; reactions of polymers; recycling of polymers; methods used for characterizing and testing polymers; morphology; stereoregular polymers; polymer blends; step-growth, chain-growth, and ring-opening polymerization; commercially important addition and condensation polymers; and heterocyclic, inorganic, and natural polymers. Review exercises, many including journal references, are provided to help lead students into the polymer literature.
   
Polymer Chemistry, 3/e, offers the most up-to-date treatment available of new developments in this rapidly changing field. It covers dendritic and hyperbranched polymers, olefin polymerization using metallocene catalysts, living free radical polymerization, biodegradable bacterial polyesters, mass spectrometric methods for determining molecular weights of polymers, atomic force microscopy for characterizing polymer surfaces, and polymers exhibiting nonlinear optical properties.

Index: 

Preface
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 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
Index

About the author: 

Malcolm P. Stevens is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Hartford.

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