Molecular Characterization and Analysis of Polymers

Edited By

  • John Chalmers
  • Robert Meier

Written by expert contributors from the academic and industrial sectors, this book presents traditional and modern approaches to polymer characterization and analysis. The emphasis is on pragmatics, problem solving and property determination; real-world applications provide a context for key concepts. The characterizations focus on organic polymer and polymer product microstructure and composition.
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This book will be of particular interest to those engaged in polymer research and development and polymer product characterization and analysis. It will be of significant value to polymer groups and research institutions within academia, industrial laboratories and third-party contract organisations/laboratories involved in the molecular characterization and analysis of polymers and polymer products.


Book information

  • Published: October 2008
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53056-1

Table of Contents

Preface by John M. Chalmers and Robert J. MeierSECTION I: Introduction 1 Introduction by John M. Chalmers and Robert J. Meier 2 Polymer Chemistry and Microstructure by Jacques Devaux and Sophie Demoustier-Champagne 3 Polymeric Materials: Composition, Uses and Applications by Jack P. Candlin SECTION II: Polymer Chain Analysis 4 Chain Structure Characterization by Gregory Beaucage and Amit S. Kulkarni5 Chain End Characterization by Tony Jackson and Duncan Robertson 6 Determination of molecular weights and their distributions by Simone Wiegand and Werner KöhlerSECTION III: Polymer Morphology and Structure7 Phase Structure and Morphology by Rufina G. Alamo8 Characterization of Molecular Orientation by Michel Pézolet, Christian Pellerin and Thierry Lefèvre9 Polymer Networks: Elastomers by James E. Mark and B. ErmanSECTION IV: Polymer Degradation 10 Polymer Degradation and Oxidation: An introduction by John M. Chalmers and Robert J. Meier11 The role of oxidation in degradation of polymers; the relation of oxidation to the light emission from oxidized polymers by Jozef Rychlý and Lyda Matisova-Rychlá12 ESR and ESR Imaging Methods for the Study of Oxidative Polymer Degradation by Shulamith Schlick and Krzysztof Kruczala SECTION V: Polymer Product Analysis 13 Spatial imaging/heterogeneity by Peter Wilhelm and Boril Chernev14 Additive analysis by John Sidwell15 Failure, Defect and Contaminant Analysis by James D. Rancourt, Jennifer Brooks, Sue Mecham, Alan Sentnam, Brian Starr and Jason Todd16 Surface Analysis by John M. Chalmers and Robert J. MeierSECTION IV: Polymer and Polymer Product Development: Support Techniques17 The Supporting Role of Molecular Modelling and Computational Chemistry in Polymer Analysis by John Kendrick18 High