Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers / Edition 1

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Overview

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, then covering thermodynamics, conformation, morphology, and measurements of molar masses; polymerization mechanisms, reaction of polymers, synthesis of block and graft polymers, and complex topologies; and the mechanical properties, rheology, polymer processing, and fabrication of fibers and films.

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"It is a valuable as a reference source for students or practioners who desire a broad, general, basic introduction to the chemistry and properties of polymers." (CHOICE, August 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471725435
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Yves Gnanou is Director of Research at the Centre Nationalde la Recherche Scientifique in the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques of Université Bordeaux 1 in Pessac, France.

Michel Fontanille is an Emeritus Professor at Université Bordeaux 1 in Pessac, France.

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Table of Contents

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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