Macromolecules - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121197551, 9780323145794

Macromolecules

1st Edition

An Introduction to Polymer Science

Editors: F Bovey
eBook ISBN: 9780323145794
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1979
Page Count: 566
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Description

Macromolecules is an introductory book about macromolecules, specifically about the fundamental aspects of macromolecules, such as their nature, the ways they are formed, and their behavior. This book also focuses on the basics of macromolecules, which includes history, composition, and properties.
The topics covered in this book include polymerization kinetics, chemical reactions, and degradation of macromolecules. This book also discusses biological molecules, including naturally occurring materials, synthetic macromolecules, and model compounds. Students majoring in chemistry or other related fields, such as materials engineering, will find this book very useful.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1. The Nature of Macromolecules

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Formation of Macromolecules

1.3. Structure of Macromolecules

1.4. Morphology and Mechanical Properties

1.5. Biological Macromolecules and Biopolymers

1.6. Historical Perspective

References

Chapter 2. Formation of Macromolecules

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Vinyl and Diene Polymerization

2.3. Ring Opening Polymerization

2.4. Step-Reaction Polymerization

References

Chapter 3. Microstructure and Chain Conformation of Macromolecules

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Vibrational Spectroscopy

3.3. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

3.4. Stereochemical Configuration

3.5. Geometrical Isomerism

3.6. Copolymer Sequences

3.7. Ring-Opening Polymers

3.8. Branches and Defect Structures

3.9. Chain Conformation

References

General References

Chapter 4. Macromolecules in Solution

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Thermodynamics of Macromolecules in Solution

4.3. Phase Equilibrium

4.4. Measurement of Molecular Weight and Size

4.5. Polyelectrolytes

References

General References

Chapter 5. Macromolecules in the Solid State: Morphology

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Polymer Crystallinity

5.3. Crystallization from Solution

5.4. Crystallization from the Melt

References

General References

Chapter 6. Physical Behavior of Macromolecules

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Viscoelastic Properties of Macromolecules in the Rubbery State

6.3. Glassy and Crystalline Polymers

6.4. Transport

References

Chapter 7. Reactions of Macromolecules

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Mechanochemical Reactions

7.3. Cross-Linking Reactions

7.4. Oxidative Degradation

7.5. Hydrolytic Degradation and Biodegradation

7.6. Thermal Degradation

7.7. Flammability

References

Chapter 8. Biological Macromolecules

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Polypeptides

8.3. Proteins

8.4. Nucleic Acids

8.5. Polysaccharides

References

Index




Details

No. of pages:
566
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1979
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323145794

About the Editor

F Bovey

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