Sourcebook of Advanced Polymer Laboratory Preparations


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

This convenient, bench-top manual highlights typical preparative methods for a wide range of polymer types. The Sourcebook emphasizes practical laboratory procedures for a selection of syntheses that are representative of a given class of starting materials and polymerization techniques. The choice of material reflects the extensive industrial experience of the authors, saves on tedious literature searching when planning laboratory procedures, and includes specific laboratory directions that can be used as models for many related preparations.
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Graduate students and professionals in polymer chemistry, materials scientists, and chemical engineering, as well as biomaterials specialists..


Book information

  • Published: June 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-618605-5


"....The book is a convenient source for synthetic procedures and should be widely used for both graduate students and industrial chemists. It is concisely written and concentrates on the really important not only provides laboratory preparations of most of the important technical polymers, but may also be used as a source of models to guide related polymer preparations. The reasonable price is a further reason that might favor its broad distribution."
--Bernd Tieke, University of Koln (Germany)

"The book should be on the bookshelf (and the bench!) of anyone involved, or likely to becomeinvolved, in synthesising polymers."
--Barry Hunt, CHEMISTRY IN BRITAIN, May 1999.

Table of Contents

Polymerization of Styrene and Other Olefins. Polyesters. Polycarbonates. Polyamides. Polymerization of Aldehydes. Polymerization of Epoxides and Cyclic Ethers. Polyureas. Polyurethanes. Thermally Stable Polymers. Polymerizationof Acrylic Monomers. Amino Resins. Phenol-Aldehyde Condensations. Epoxy Resins. Alkyd Resins. Polyacetal and Poly (vinyl acetals). Poly (vinyl ethers). Poly (N-Vinylpyrrolidone). Silicone Resins (Polyorganosiloxanes or Silicones). Olefin-Sulfur Dioxide Copolymers. Sulfide Polymers. Polymerization of Mono- and Diisocyanates. Polyoxyalkyation of Hydroxy Compounds. Polymerization of Vinyl Esters. Polymerization of Allyl Esters. Poly (vinyl alcohol). Introductory Notes on Emulsion Polymerization Techniques.Index.