Poly (Ethylene Oxide)  - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120732500, 9780323160599

Poly (Ethylene Oxide)

1st Edition

Authors: F.E. Jr. Bailey
eBook ISBN: 9780323160599
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1976
Page Count: 184
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Description

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

Acknowledgments

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

Details

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

About the Author

F.E. Jr. Bailey