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Polymer Syntheses

This revised and updated Second Edition of Polymer Synthesis II continues in the tradition of Volume I in presenting detailed laboratory instructions for the preparation of various polymers. Each chapter is organized by functional groups, and each chapter not only presents preparative methods, but also includes a brief introductory summary, reviews of the very latest journal articles and patents, and safety hazards and precautions. Procedures have been chosen on the basis of safety considerations and ease of being carried out with standard laboratory equipment. This comprehensive treatment of each polymer group makes Polymer Synthesis II an indispensable guide for industrial and academic chemists as well as for students in the field.

Polymer chemists in both industry and academia, and chemical engineers, materials scientists, and graduate students in these disciplines.

Hardbound, 427 Pages

Published: October 1993

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-618512-6


  • "I have been a user of this series for years, and the authors have done a fine job on the second edition of Polymer Syntheses, Volume I."
    --ELI M. PIERCE, Polytechnic University

    "The amount of information provided by this volume is extraordinary: more than 1750 literature citations are included...the book is a valuable source of fundamental and practical information regarding methods of polymer synthesis and is recommended for both personal and library purchase."


  • Urea, Melamine, Benzoguanamine–Aldehyde Resins (Amino Resins or Aminoplasts). Introduction. Urea-Aldehyde Condensations. Melamine-Aldehyde Condensations. Benzoguanamine-Aldehyde Condensations. Miscellaneous Preparations. Phenol–Aldehyde Condensations. Introduction. Condensation of Phenol with Aldehydes. Miscellaneous Preparations and Applications. Epoxy Resins. Introduction. Condensation-Elimination Reactions. Oxidation Reactions. Free Radical Reactions. Curing-Polymerization Reactions of Epoxy Compounds and Resins. Miscellaneous Methods. Silicone Resins (Polyorganosiloxanes or Silicones). Introduction. Polyorganosiloxanes. Miscellaneous Silicone Resin Preparations and Compositions. Alkyd Resins. Introduction. Unmodified Alkyds. Modified Alkyds. Alkyds Modified with Vinyl Monomers. Alkyds Modified with Other Thermosetting Resins. Miscellaneous Alkyd Preparations. Polyacetals and Poly(vinyl acetals). Introduction. Polyacetals from Formaldehyde. Polyacetals from Substituted Aldehydes. Polyacetals with Other Functional Groups. Polyketals. Polythioacetals and Polythioketals. Poly(vinyl acetals). Miscellaneous Preparations. Poly(vinyl ethers). Introduction. Cationic Polymerization. Free-Radical Polymerization. Coordination-Catalyzed Polymerization. Miscellaneous Preparations. Poly(N-Vinylpyrrolidone). Nomenclature and Molecular Weight Relationships. Introduction. Polymerization Procedures. Miscellaneous Preparations. Polymerization of Acrylic Acids and Related Compounds. Introduction. Polymer Preparations. Polymerization of Itaconic Acid. Polymerization of Salts of the Acrylic Acids. Miscellaneous Preparations. Poly(vinyl chloride). Introduction. Bulk Polymerization. Suspension Polymerization. Emulsion Polymerization. Solution Polymerization. Radiation-Initiated Polymerization. Polymerization with Organometallic Initiators. Miscellaneous. Subject Index.


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