Polymer Synthesis

Volume 1


  • Stanley Sandler, Elf Atochem North America
  • Wolf Karo, Polysciences Inc.

This revised and updated second edition of Polymer Syntheses, Volume I brings together useful preparative methods for polymers and resins by functional group type that are of interest to both academic and industrial researchers. Several new directions for polymerization procedures have been included and are organized by various methodologies. Tables of physical property data and preparations make this book a valuable addition to any research library or research group.
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Polymer scientists, chemists, materials scientists, chemical engineers, and biomaterials professionals in industry and academia. Audience includes students of all these disciplines.


Book information

  • Published: December 1991
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-618511-9


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.

I have been a user of this series for years and the authors have done a find job on the second edition of Polymer Syntheses, Volume I.
--ELI M. PEARCE, Director, Polymer Research Institute, Polytechnic University
This book is theresult of careful digestion of a vast amount of literature....It is a welcome addition to the armory of the synthetic organic polymer chemist.
From Reviews of the Original Edition:, --POLYMER INTERNATIONAL

Table of Contents

Polymerization of Olefinic and Diolefinic Hydrocarbons. Polyesters. Polycarbonates. Polyamides. Polymerization of Aldehydes. Polymerization of Epoxides and Cyclic Ethers. Polyureas. Polyurethanes. Thermally Stable Polymers. Polymerization of Acrylate and Methacrylate Esters. Polymerization of Nitrile Monomers. Polyacrylamide and Related Amides. Organophosphorus Polymers. Free Radical Initiation of Vinyl and Related Monomers. Appendices. References. Subject Index.