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As polymer applications continue to extend beyond materials science, a growing number of students and professionals approach the subject from a variety of scientific backgrounds. Versatile and user-friendly, Seymour/Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Seventh Edition provides a complete resource for understanding polymers.

This edition maintains the broad scope, logical organization, and in-depth coverage of its bestselling predecessors. Emphasizing the fundamental behavior of polymers in nature reflected in current technological developments, the book features new chapters on composites, fibers, and naturally occurring polymers in plants and animals. It also highlights the applications of nanoscale polymers with new sections on drug discovery and design, electronics, optical fibers, textiles, biodegradable materials, smart materials, and adhesives.

Seymour/Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Seventh Edition fulfills the ACS-CPT advanced course requirement for students, scientists, and engineers. Each chapter includes learning summaries, self-study tips, glossaries, new sources for additional reading, and new exercises with solutions. This edition also updates and expands its listings for laboratory exercises and demonstrations, common polymer structures, nomenclature and trade names, and useful resources available on the Internet.

While solutions appear throughout the text, professors who adopt the text for coursework will be aided by a separate test-bank manual that is available for their exclusive use.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420051025
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/3/2007
  • Series: Undergraduate Chemistry Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 776
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Polymer Nomenclature How to Study Polymers

INTRODUCTION TO POLYMERS History of Polymers Why Polymers?
Today's Marketplace General Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Stereochemistry of Polymers Molecular Interactions Polymer Crystals Amorphous Bulk State Polymer Structure-Property Relationships Cross-Linking Crystalline and Amorphous Combinations

MOLECULAR WEIGHT OF POLYMERS Introduction Solubility Average Molecular Weight Values Fractionation of Polydisperese Systems Chromatography Colligative Molecular Weights Light-Scattering Photometry Other Techniques Viscometry

Comparison Between Polymer Type and Kinetics of Polymerization Introduction Stepwise Kinetics Polycondensation Mechanisms Polyesters Polycarbonates Synthetic Polyamides Polyimides Polybenzimidazoles and Related Polymers Polyurethanes and Polyureas Polysulfides Polyethers and Epoxys Polysulfones Poly(ether ketone) and Polyketones Phenolic and Amino Plastics Furan Resins Synthetic Routes Liquid Crystals Microfibers General Stepwise Polymerization

Chain-Growth Polymerization-General Cationic Polymerization Anionic Polymerization Stereoregularity and Stereogeometry Polymerization with Complex Coordination Catalysts Soluble Stereoregulating Catalysis Polyethylenes Polypropylene Polymers from 1,4-dienes Polyisobutylene Metathesis Reactions Zwitterionic Polymerization Isomerization Polymerization Precipitation Polymerization

Initiators for Free Radical Chain Polymerization Mechanism for Free Radical Chain Polymerization Chain Transfer Polymerization Techniques Fluorine-Containing Polymers Polystyrene Poly(vinyl chloride)
Poly(methyl methacrylate)
Poly(vinyl alcohol) and Poly(vinyl acetals)
Solid State Irradiation Polymerization Plasma Polymerizations

COPOLYMERIZATION Kinetics of Copolymerization The Q-e Scheme Commercial Copolymers Block Copolymers Graft Copolymers Elastomers Thermoplastic Elastomers Blends Networks-General Polymer Mixtures Dendrites Ionomers Viscosity Modifiers

COMPOSITES AND FILLERS Fillers Types of Composites Long Fiber Composites-Theory Fibers and Resins Long Fiber Composites-Applications Nanocomposites Fabrication Metal-Matrix Composites

NATURALLY OCCURRING POLYMERS: PLANTS Polysaccharides Cellulose Cellulose-Regenerating Processes Esters and Ethers of Cellulose Starch Homopolysaccharides Heteropolysaccharides Synthetic Rubbers Naturally Occurring Polyisoprenes Resins Balloons Lignin Melanins

NATURALLY OCCURRING POLYMERS: ANIMALS Proteins Levels of Protein Structure Nucleic Acids Flow of Biological Information RNA Interference Polymer Structure Protein Folding Genetic Engineering DNA Profiling The Human Genome: General Chromosomes Proteomics Protein Site Activity Identification

ORGANOMETALLIC AND INORGANIC-ORGANIC POLYMERS Introduction Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Condensation Organometallic Polymers Coordination Polymers Addition Polymers Ion-Exchange Resins

INORGANIC POLYMERS Introduction Portland Cement Other Cements Silicates Silicon Dioxide (Amorphous)
Kinds of Amorphous Glass Safety Glass Lenses Sol-Gel Silicon Dioxide (Crystalline Forms)-Quartz Forms Silicon Dioxide in Electronic Chips Silicon Dioxide in Optical Fibers Asbestos Polymeric Carbon-Diamond Polymeric Carbon-Graphite Internal Cyclization-Carbon Fibers and Related Materials Carbon Nanotubes Bitumens Carbon Black Polysulfur Ceramics High Temperature Superconductors Zeolites

TESTING AND SPECTROMETRIC CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMERS Spectronic Characterization of Polymers Surface Characterization Amorphous Region Determinations Mass Spectrometry Thermal Analysis Thermal Property Tests Flammability Electrical Properties: Theory Electric Measurements Optical Properties Tests Weatherability Chemical Resistance Measurement of Particle Size Measurement of Adhesion Permeability and Diffusion

RHEOLOGY AND PHYSICAL TESTS Rheology Typical Stress-Strain Behavior Stress-Strain Relationships Specific Physical Tests

ADDITIVES Plasticizers Antioxidants Heat Stabilizers Ultraviolet Stabilizers Flame Retardants Colorants Curing Agents Antistatic Agents-Antistats Chemical Blowing Agents Compatibilizers Impact Modifiers Processing Aids Lubricants Microorganism Inhibitors

REACTIONS ON POLYMERS Reactions with Polyolefines and Polyenes Reactions of Aromatic and Aliphatic Pendant Groups Degradation Cross-Linking Reactivities of End Groups Supramolecules and Self-Assembly Transfer and Retention of Oxygen Nature's Macromolecular Catalysts Mechanisms of Energy Absorption Breakage of Polymeric Materials

SYNTHESIS OF REACTANTS AND INTERMEDIATES FOR POLYMERS Monomer Synthesis from Basic Feedstocks Reactants for Step-Reaction Polymerization Synthesis of Vinyl Monomers Synthesis of Free Radical Initiators

POLYMER TECHNOLOGY Fibers Elastomers Films and Sheets Polymeric Foams Reinforced Plastics (Composites) and Laminates Molding Casting Extrusion Coatings Adhesives

SELECTED TOPICS Conductive Polymeric Materials Nonlinear Optical Behavior Photophysics Drug Design and Activity Synthetic Biomedical Polymers Sutures Geotextiles Smart Materials High-Performance Thermoplastics Construction and Building Flame-Resistant Textiles Water-Soluble Polymers Anaerobic Adhesives Hydrogels Emerging Polymers


APPENDICES Symbols Trade Names Syllabus Polymer Core Course Committees Structures of Common Polymers Mathematical Values and Units Comments on Health ISO 9000 and 14000
Electronic Education Web Sites Stereogeometry of Polymers Statistical Treatment of Measurements Combinatorial Chemistry Polymerization Reactors Materials Selection Charts


*This book includes summaries, glossaries, exercises, and suggestions for further reading for each individual chapter

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