Fundamentals of Polymer Science: An Introductory Text, Second Edition

Fundamentals of Polymer Science: An Introductory Text, Second Edition

by Michael M. Coleman

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Now in its second edition, this widely used text provides a unique presentation of today's polymer science. It is both comprehensive and readable. The authors are leading educators in this field with extensive background in industrial and academic polymer research. The text starts with a description of the types of microstructures found in polymer

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ISBN-13: 9781351446389
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication date: 01/25/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
File size: 15 MB
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Table of Contents

THE NATURE OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS
What Are Polymers - What Is Polymer Science?
Some Basic Definitions
Molecular Weight
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Appendix: Chemical Structures of Some Common Polymers

POLYMER SYNTHESIS
Introduction
Step-Growth Polymerization
Chain or Addition Polymerization
Polymerization Processes
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading


KINETICS OF STEP-GROWTH AND ADDITION POLYMERIZATION
Introduction
The Kinetics of Step-Growth Polymerization
Kinetics of Free Radical Polymerization
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading

STATISTICS OF STEP-GROWTH POLYMERIZATIONS
Introduction
The Statistics of Linear Polycondensation
Molecular Weight Distributions in Linear Condensation Polymers
Multichain Condensation Polymers
Theory of Gelation
Random Branching without Network Formation
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading

COPOLYMERIZATION
General Overview
The Copolymer Equation
Reactivity Ratios and Copolymer Composition
Copolymer Sequence Distribution and the Application of Probability Theory
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading

SPECTROSCOPY AND THE CHARACTERIZATION OF CHAIN STRUCTURE
Introduction
Fundamentals of Spectroscopy
Basic Infrared Spectroscopy
Characterization of Polymers by Infrared Spectroscopy
Basic NMR Spectroscopy
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading

STRUCTURE
Introduction
States of Matter and Bonding in Polymer Materials
The Conformations or Configurations of Polymer Chains
Random Walks, Random Flights and Disordered Polymer Chains
Polymer Morphology
Final Words - A Brief Comment on Size
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading

CRYSTALLIZATION, MELTING AND THE GLASS TRANSITION
Overview and General Approach
Some Fundamentals
Crystallization and Melting: Some Equilibrium Consid

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