Handbook of Antioxidants provides a wealth of information on the mechanics, practical effects and applications of a wide range of antioxidants. The book starts by introducing the general concepts relating to antioxidants and their application, then segues into a discussion on existing natural and synthetic antioxidants, characterizing their general properties and application. Formation and action of oxidizing species in living organisms, ambient air, industrial environments, and chemical reactions are covered next. Subsequent chapters cover the theories and mechanisms of stabilization, performance indicators, antioxidant selection, degradation and stabilization of different polymers and rubbers, specific effects on other components of formulation, and analytical methods.
- Provides theory, mechanisms of action, practical effects and implications of application for an array of antioxidants
- Looks at different aspects of phenomena occurring when materials are exposed to ambient air which contains oxygen, ozone, singlet oxygen, and other oxidizing species (radicals)
- Covers natural and synthetic antioxidants, their stability, performance indicators, degradation and stabilization mechanics, and more
1. Introduction 2. Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants 3. Photophysics and Photochemistry in the Relationship to Oxidation and Antioxidants 4. Mechanisms of Antioxidation 5. Stability of Antioxidants 6. Principles of Antioxidant Selection 7. Prevention of Oxidation of Selected Polymers and Rubbers 8. Antioxidation of Industrial Products 9. Effects of Antioxidants on Other Components of a Formulation 10. Analytical Methods in Oxidation and Stabilization
George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.