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Polymer Synthesis - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780126185119, 9780080925547

Polymer Synthesis

2nd Edition

Volume 1

Authors: Stanley Sandler Wolf Karo
Hardcover ISBN: 9780126185119
eBook ISBN: 9780080925547
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd February 1992
Page Count: 512
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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.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed directions for the synthesis of various functional groups
  • Includes up-to-date references to the journal literature and patents (foreign and domestic)
  • Reviews the chemistry for each functional group and suggests where additional research is needed


Polymer scientists, chemists, materials scientists, chemical engineers, and biomaterials professionals in industry and academia. Audience includes students of all these disciplines.

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.


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About the Authors

Stanley Sandler

Dr. Stanley R. Sandler won the R&D 100 Award offered by the industry in 1990 for a significant commercial process to prepare an important organic intermediate. In addition to this honor, he has over 100 publications involving patents, books, an encyclopedia article, several journal articles, and he is currently a referee for several journals. Sandler received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Penn State University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Elf Atochem North America

Wolf Karo

Wolf Karo was a winner of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. He holds a number of patents, and has been active in developing applications of monodispersed microspheres in diagnostic testing and other areas of biotechnology. Karo received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Cornell University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Polysciences Inc.


"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." --JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

"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

From Reviews of the Original Edition:
"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." --POLYMER INTERNATIONAL

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