Organic and Physical Chemistry of Polymers

  • ID: 2326488
  • Book
  • 632 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"A scholarly and authoritative introduction to polymers . . . I recommend it wholeheartedly."
Norbert Bikales, former program director, PolymersDivision of Materials Research of the National Science Foundation

Organic and Physical Chemistry of Polymers provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of polymers, including their structure and synthesis as well as their chemical and physical properties. This accessible guide illuminates the increasingly important role of polymers in modern chemistry, beginning with the essentials, and:

  • Covers thermodynamics, conformation, morphology, and measurements of molar masses

  • Discusses polymerization mechanisms, reaction of polymers, synthesis of block and graft polymers, and complex topologies

  • Addresses the mechanical properties, rheology, polymer processing, and fabrication of fibers and films

  • Includes figures, tables, and suggested resources for further information

With basic data about the various classes of commodity, technical, and specialty polymers, this is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physical and/or polymer chemistry, and a practical reference for researchers and professionals in the polymer industry.

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1. Introduction.

2. Cohesive energies of polymeric systems.

3. Molecular structure of polymers.

4. Thermodynamics of Macromolecular Systems.

5. Conformational structures and morphologies.

6. Determination of molar masses and study of conformations and morphologies by physical methods.

7. Step–growth polymerizations.

8. Chain polymerizations.

9. Reactivity and chemical modification of polymers.

10. Macromolecular synthesis.

11. Thermo–mechanical properties of polymers.

12. Mechanical properties of polymers.

13. Rheology, Formulation and Polymer Processing Techniques.

14. Natural and artificial polymers.

15. Linear (monodimensional) synthetic polymers.

16. Three–dimensional synthetic polymers.

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