Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.14 in
Published: January 28, 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521320763
ISBN - 13: 9780521320764
Table of Contents
Preface; 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; References; Index.
From the Publisher
This book is an introduction to polymers that focuses on the synthesis, structure, and properties of the individual molecules that constitute polymeric materials. The authors approach the subject matter from a molecular basis and carefully develop principles from an elementary starting point. Their discussion includes an overview of polymer synthesis, an introduction to the concept and measurement of molecular weight, a detailed view of polymer kinetics and the three-dimensional architecture of polymers, and a statistical description of disorder.
"Recommended for academic libraries wherever polymer or materials science are taught." Choice