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The Science of Polymer Molecules

The Science of Polymer Molecules


Part of Cambridge Solid State Science Series

  • Date Published: October 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521565080

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  • This book is an introduction to polymers and focuses on the synthesis, structure and properties of the individual molecules that constitute polymeric materials. It approaches polymeric materials from a molecular basis on the belief that there is a common core of knowledge and principles concerning polymer molecules that can be set out in an introductory work. Subjects treated include an introductory overview of synthesis, an introduction of the concept and definition of molecular weight and its distribution, experimental methods for measuring molecular weight, a more detailed view of polymerization including kinetics and mechanism, and the three-dimensional architecture of polymers as determined by conformation and stereochemistry. The statistical description of the conformational disorder of the molecules is covered and then built upon in treating rubber elasticity and polymer solutions.

    • Materials science sells
    • Much of modern technology dependent on polymers
    • The book's general nature makes it suitable for students of chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science
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    '… a welcome addition to the scientific literature in general and to the Cambridge 'Solid State Science Series' … an exceptionally interesting and useful book …' Polymer News and Computational Polymer Science

    'Recommended for academic libraries wherever polymer or materials science are taught.' Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521565080
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 147 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Polymerization: an overview
    2. Molecular weight and molecular weight distribution
    3. Molecular weight determination
    4. Polymerization: kinetics and mechanism
    5. Three-dimensional architecture: conformation and stereochemical configuration
    6. The statistical behaviour of conformationally disordered chains
    7. The interacting bond model for the average properties of coiling chains
    8. Rubber elasticity
    9. Solutions

  • Authors

    Richard H. Boyd, University of Utah

    Paul J. Phillips, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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