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Introduction to Polymers

ISBN-10: 0849339294
ISBN-13: 9780849339295
Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 6/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

The third edition of a best-selling textbook, Introduction to Polymers includes new chapters on polymer composites and functional polymers for electrical, optical, photonic, and biomedical applications. It features a new section on controlled radical polymerizations such as nitroxide, ATRP, RAFT/MADDIX, and CCT and expands material on NMR spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The book offers additional information on statistical theory and measurement of repeat unit sequence distributions. With updated questions, problems, solutions manual, and suggestions for further reading, this text remains an essential textbook and valuable resource for undergraduate students in polymer chemistry and material science.

Concepts, Nomenclature And Synthesis Of Polymers
Concepts and Nomenclature
The Origins of Polymer Science and the Polymer Industry
Basic Definitions and Nomenclature
Molar Mass and Degree of Polymerization
Principles of Polymerization
Introduction
Classification of Polymerization Reactions
Monomer Functionality and Polymer Skeletal Structure
Functional Group Reactivity and Molecular Size: The Principle of Equal Reactivity
Step Polymerization
Introduction
Linear Step Polymerization
Non-Linear Step Polymerization
Radical Polymerization
Introduction to Radical Polymerization
The Chemistry of Conventional Free-Radical Polymerization
Kinetics of Conventional Free-Radical Polymerization
Free-Radical Polymerization Processes
Reversible-Deactivation ('Living') Radical Polymerizations
Non-Linear Radical Polymerizations
Ionic Polymerization
Introduction to Ionic Polymerization
Cationic Polymerization
Anionic Polymerization
Group-Transfer Polymerization
Stereochemistry and Coordination Polymerization
Introduction to Stereochemistry of Polymerization
Tacticity of Polymers
Geometric Isomerism in Polymers Prepared from Conjugated Dienes
Ziegler-Natta Coordination Polymerization
Metallocene Coordination Polymerization
Ring-Opening Polymerization
Introduction to Ring-Opening Polymerization
Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization
Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization
Free-Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization
Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization
Specialized Methods of Polymer Synthesis
Introduction
Solid-State Topochemical Polymerization
Polymerization by Oxidative Coupling
Precursor Routes to Intractable Polymers
Supramolecular Polymerization (Polyassociation)
Copolymerization
Introduction
Step Copolymerization
Chain Copolymerization
Block Copolymer Synthesis
Graft Copolymer Synthesis
Characterization Of Polymers
Theoretical Description of Polymers in Solution
Introduction
Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions
Chain Dimensions
Frictional Properties of Polymer Molecules in Dilute Solution
Number-Average Molar Mass
Introduction to Measurements of Number-Average Molar Mass
Membrane Osmometry
Vapour Pressure Osmometry
Ebulliometry and Cryoscopy
End-Group Analysis
Effects of Low Molar Mass Impurities upon M<SUB>n</SUB>
Scattering Methods
Introduction
Static Light Scattering
Dynamic Light Scattering
Small-Angle X-Ray and Neutron Scattering
Frictional Properties of Polymers in Solution
Introduction
Dilute Solution Viscometry
Ultracentrifugation
Molar Mass Distribution
Introduction
Fractionation
Gel Permeation Chromatography
Field-Flow Fractionation
Mass Spectroscopy
Chemical Composition and Molecular Microstructure
Introduction
Principles of Spectroscopy
Ultraviolet and Visible Light Absorption Spectroscopy
Infrared Spectroscopy
Raman Spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Mass Spectroscopy
Phase Structure And Morphology Of Bulk Polymers
The Amorphous State
Introduction
The Glass Transition
Factors Controlling the T<SUB>g</SUB>
Macromolecular Dynamics
The Crystalline State
Introduction
Determination of Crystal Structure
Polymer Single Crystals
Semi-Crystalline Polymers
Liquid Crystalline Polymers
Defects in Crystalline Polymers
Crystallization
Melting
Multicomponent Polymer Systems
Introduction
Polymer Blends
Block Copolymers
Properties Of Bulk Polymers
Elastic Deformation
Introduction
Elastic Deformation
Elastic Deformation of Polymers
Viscoelasticity
Introduction
Viscoelastic Mechanical Models
Boltzmann Superposition Principle
Dynamic Mechanical Testing
Frequency Dependence of Viscoelastic Behaviour
Transitions and Polymer Structure
Time-Temperature Superposition
Effect of Entanglements
Non-Linear Viscoelasticity
Elastomers
Introduction
Thermodynamics of Elastomer Deformation
Statistical Theory of Elastomer Deformation
Stress-Strain Behaviour of Elastomers
Factors Affecting Mechanical Behaviour
Yield and Crazing
Introduction
Phenomenology of Yield
Yield Criteria
Deformation Mechanisms
Crazing
Fracture and Toughening
Introduction
Fundamentals of Fracture
Mechanics of Fracture
Fracture Phenomena
Toughened Polymers
Polymer Composites
Introduction to Composite Materials
Matrix Materials
Types of Reinforcement
Composite Composition
Particulate Reinforcement
Fibre Reinforcement
Nanocomposites
Electrical Properties
Introduction to Electrical Properties
Dielectric Properties
Conduction in Polymers
Polymer Electronics
Answers to Problems
Index
Problems and Further Reading appear at the end of each chapter

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