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

Polymer Synthesis

2nd Edition

Volume 1

Print ISBN: 9780126185119
eBook ISBN: 9780080925547
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th December 1991
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

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* 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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@qu: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. @source:--JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY @qu: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. @source:--ELI M. PEARCE, Director, Polymer Research Institute, Polytechnic University @from:From Reviews of the Original Edition: @qu: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. @source:--POLYMER INTERNATIONAL