Poly (Ethylene Oxide)

Poly (Ethylene Oxide)

1st Edition - January 28, 1976

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  • Author: F.E. Jr. Bailey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160599

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Poly (ethylene oxide) discusses the molecular characteristics of a crystalline, thermoplastic, water-soluble polymer. The book presents the preparation of ethylene oxide; the synthesis of high and low molecular weight polymer; and the complexes with acrylic and methacrylic acid polymers. The text describes the radiation crosslinking of solutions and discusses the electrical conduction of saturated organic polymers. Another topic of interest is the surface tension and density of polyethylene glycol. The section that follows describes the reactivity and comonomer structure of copolymers. The book will provide valuable insights for chemists, students, and researchers in the field of organic chemistry.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Preparation of Ethylene Oxide

    2.1 Dehydrohalogenation of Ethylene Chlorohydrin

    2.2 Oxidation of Ethylene

    2.3 Properties of Ethylene Oxide

    Chapter 3. Polymerization of Ethylene Oxide

    3.1 Low Molecular Weight Polymer Synthesis

    3.2 High Molecular Weight Polymer Synthesis

    3.3 Catalysis

    3.4 Mechanism of Polymerization

    3.5 Properties of Poly(ethylene Oxide)

    Chapter 4. Solution Properties of Poly(ethylene Oxide)

    4.1 Solubility

    4.2 Molecular Weight Determination

    4.2.1 Polyethylene Glycols

    4.2.2 Poly(ethylene Oxide)

    4.3 Molecular Weight Distribution

    4.4 Dilute Solution Viscosity

    4.4.1 Molecular Weight Dependence

    4.4.2 Shear Dependence

    4.5 Degradation

    4.6 Solution Rheology

    4.7 Friction Reduction, The Toms Effect

    Chapter 5. Association Complexes of Poly(ethylene Oxide)

    5.1 General

    5.2 Complexes with Acrylic and Methacrylic Acid Polymers

    5.3 Complexes with Neutral Salts

    5.4 Salting-out or Precipitation from Solution

    Chapter 6. Properties of Poly(ethylene Oxide)

    6.1 Crystallization of Poly(ethylene Oxide)

    6.2 Infrared and Raman Spectra

    6.3 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    6.4 Dielectric Behavior

    6.5 Thermodynamic Parameters in Solution

    6.6 Interfacial Characteristics

    6.7 Radiation Crosslinking in Solutions

    6.8 Physical Properties

    6.8.1 Tensile Properties

    6.8.2 Melt Viscosity

    6.8.3 Glass Transition Temperature

    6.8.4 Thermal Properties

    6.8.5 Miscellaneous

    Chapter 7. Copolymers of Ethylene Oxide

    7.1 Reactivity and Comonomer Structure

    7.2 Comonomers

    7.2.1 Other Oxides

    7.2.2 Isocyanates

    7.2.3 Styrene

    7.2.4 0-Caprolactone or Polyesters

    7.2.5 Methyl Methacrylate

    7.2.6 Naturally Occurring Polymers

    7.3 Heterogeneous Network Polymers

    Chapter 8. Commercial Applications for Poly(ethylene Oxide)

    8.1 Low Molecular Weight Polymers

    8.2 High Molecular Weight Polymers

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 28, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160599

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