Chemistry and Technology of Water-Soluble Polymers

May 5, 2013|
Chemistry and Technology of Water-Soluble Polymers by C.A. Finch
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To the biochemist, water is, of course, the only solvent worthy of consideration, because natural macromolecules exhibit their remarkable conformational properties only in aqueous media. Probably because of these remarkable properties, biochemists do not tend to regard proteins, nucleotides and polysaccharides as polymers in the way that real polymer scientists regard methyl methacrylate and polyethylene. The laws of polymer statistics hardly apply to native biopolymers. Between these two powerful camps, lies the No-man's land of water soluble synthetic polymers: here, we must also include natural polymers which have been chemically modified. The scientific literature of these compounds is characterized by a large number of patents, which is usually a sign of little basic understanding, of 'know-how' rather than of 'know-why'. Many of the physical properties of such aqueous solutions are intriguing: the polymer may be completely miscible with water, and yet water is a 'poor' solvent, in terms of polymer parlance. <_he20_vast20_patent20_literature. vast="" patent="">
Title:Chemistry and Technology of Water-Soluble PolymersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:358 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inShipping dimensions:358 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inPublished:May 5, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1475796633

ISBN - 13:9781475796636

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