This volume, which completes the Second Edition of this widely respected three-volume set, continues the tradition of providing detailed and concise laboratory instructions for the preparation of organic and inorganic polymers. Updates are provided on the preparation of various types of polymers including olefin-sulfur dioxide copolymers, polythioesters, sulfide polymers, polyisocyanates, polyoxyalkylhydroxy compounds, polyvinyl carbazole, polyvinyl acetate, polyallyl esters, and polyvinyl flouride. The procedures were chosen on the basis of safety and to be representative of preparation methods for a general class of polymers. Fundamental and practical information on polymer synthesis is combined with extensive references and reviews of the patent literature.

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@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Completes the Second Edition of three-volume set * Brings together useful preparative methods for polymers and resins * Organized by functional group * Includes new polymerization methods


Polymer chemists, materials scientists, chemical engineers, and biomaterials specialists.

Table of Contents

Preface. Olefin-Sulfur Dioxide Copolymers. Polythioesters. Sulfide Polymers. Polymerization Reactions of Mono- and Diisocyanates. Polyoxyalkylation of Hydroxy Compounds. Polymerization Reactions of N-Vinyl Carbazole and RelatedMonomers. Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate and Other Vinyl Esters. Polymerization of Allyl Esters. Polymerization of Vinyl Floride. Miscellaneous Polymer Preparations. Author Index. Subject Index.


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About the authors

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.

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.


@qu:"This book is the welcome complement to the second editions of Volumes I and II...a valuable reference work for specialists and nonspecialists alike. It is an excellent place to begin a search for a reliable synthetic method." @source:--Roger K. Bunting, Illinois Sate University, JOURNAL OF AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. @qu:"...this series of books is very useful and thus should be available to any laboratory concerned with the synthesis of polymers of diverse types." @source:--R. Bruce King, University of Georgia, POLYMER NEWS