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.
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).