Synthetic Methods in Step–Growth Polymers

  • ID: 2244901
  • Book
  • 606 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An applications–oriented resource on step–growth polymerization

Step–growth polymers polymer chains of any length that combine to form a longer polymer chain comprise a large portion of the commodity plastics industry today, including polyesters, polyamides, and polyurethanes. Synthetic Methods in Step–Growth Polymers provides a concise source of information on synthetic techniques, purification, and characterization methods for step–growth polymers and also addresses future synthetic trends.

This applications–oriented handbook is a one–stop, at–your–fingertips source of information for researchers, technologists, and industrial managers. Encompassing a single reference of the classical and state–of–the–art synthetic techniques for preparing polymers via step–growth polymerization, Martin Rogers and Timothy Long’s text provides a historical background of step–growth polymerization, basic information regarding major classes of step–growth polymers, and experimental techniques such as purification, synthesis, and characterization. Chapters include:

  • Polyurethanes and Polyureas
  • Polyimides and Other High–Temperature Polymers
  • Non–Traditional Step–Growth Polymerization ADMET
  • Non–Traditional Step–Growth Polymerization Transition Metal Coupling
  • Depolymerization and Recycling

All chapters are contributed by leading experts in their respective fields. Chemists, chemical engineers, and materials scientists, as well as industrial, academic, and government libraries, will find Synthetic Methods in Step–Growth Polymers to be an unparalleled resource for this category of polymerization.

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Introduction to Synthetic Methods in Step–Growth Polymers (M. Rogers, et al.).

Polyesters (A. Fradet & M. Tessier).

Polyamides (R. Gaymans).

Polyurethanes and Polyureas (J. Dodge).

Polyimides and Other High–Temperature Polymers (B. Sillion, et al.).

Synthesis of Poly(arylene ether)s (S. Wang & J. McGrath).

Chemistry and Properties of Phenolic Resins and Networks (S. Lin–Gibson & J. Riffle).

Nontraditional Step–Growth Polymerization: ADMET (A. Church, et al.).

Nontraditional Step–Growth Polymerization: Transition Metal Coupling (Q. Hu).

Depolymerization and Recycling (M. Polk).


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"The most valuable feature of the book will probably be its collection of experimental procedures." (MRS Bulletin, January 2005)

...contains vast amounts of experimental techniques highly useful for polymer chemists or other researchers...may well serve as a first line of reference source for all polymer and materials scientists. (Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 20, No. 12 12/1, 2003)

"This excellent book is a vary valuable source of information...strongly recommended..." (Polymer News)

"...Mainstream polymer chemists should acquire a personal copy for their bookshelves and all serious scientific libraries otherwise." (Journal of Reactive & Functional Polymers)

"...outstanding new polymer chemistry ideal resource for students of polymers...highly recommended." (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 3, November 2003)

"This book definitely fills a need for practicing polymer chemists and is the kind of reference that they should have at their desk...also a useful textbook..." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125, No. 44, 2003)

" source of concise information on synthetic techniques and methods of purification and characterization of the polymers of growth for phases (Centro Espanol de Plasticos, August 2007)

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