Since the publication of the first edition of Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules, new developments in the field have greatly advanced the study of large molecules. These advancements include the technical improvement of measuring instruments as well as the involvement of new disciplines such as materials science and structural biology.
The Second Edition of Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules takes these changes into account while continuing the uniquely integrated approach to polymers and biological macromolecules taken by the original text. It explores fully the principles of macromolecular chemistry, methods for determining molecular weight and configuration of molecules, the structure of macromolecules, and their separations. New and thoroughly revised chapters cover topics including:
- Liquid crystals
- Rubber elasticity
- Fourier series
- Protein molecules
- Nuclear magnetic resonance
- X–ray crystallography
This comprehensive resource features end–of–chapter problems and references. In providing an integrated treatment of polymer chemistry and biophysical chemistry, the book reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of this subject. Advanced students and professionals in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and biochemistry will all find Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules, Second Edition to be a timely, carefully structured presentation of the material.
Preface to the First Edition.
2. Syntheses of Macromolecular Compounds.
3. Distribution of Molecular Weight.
4. Macromolecular Thermodynamics.
5. Chain Configuration.
6. Liquid Crystals.
7. Rubber Elasticity.
8. Viscosity and Viscoelasticity.
9. Osmotic Pressure.
12. Optical Rotatory Dispersion and Circular Dichroism.
13. High–Performance Liquid Chromatography and Electrophoresis.
14. Light Scattering.
15. Fourier Series.
16. Small–Angle X–Ray Scattering, Neutron Scattering, and Laser Light Scattering.
17. Electronic and Infrared Spectroscopy.
18. Protein Molecules.
19. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
20. X–Ray Crystallography.
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