Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers / Edition 1

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Here is a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of polymer science, including their structure and synthesis as well as their chemical and physical properties. Covering a wide spectrum of modern polymer science, the book discusses such topics as: the structure of polymers, thermodynamics, conformation, morphology, measurements of molar masses, polymerization mechanisms, reactions of polymers, block and graft polymers, complex topologies, as well as mechanical properties, rheology, fabrication, molding, fibers, films, and various classes of industrially important polymers.

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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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