Introduction to Synthetic Polymers

Paperback | April 1, 2000

byIan M. Campbell

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This clear and concise textbook introduces the huge field of polymer science to students taking degree courses in chemistry, material science and related subjects covering polymers. By focusing on the few major polymers, for example polystyrene and PVC, which are in common use and which thestudents will recognise, the book illustrates simply the basic principles of polymer science. It looks at the factors which give rise to the special properties of polymers, and emphasizes how polymer molecules can be synthesised with different sizes and architectures to tailor the properties of theresulting material. The later chapters then introduce a wide range of polymers some with special applications now and others with exciting potential for the future. There are exercises at the end of each chapter.

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This clear and concise textbook introduces the huge field of polymer science to students taking degree courses in chemistry, material science and related subjects covering polymers. By focusing on the few major polymers, for example polystyrene and PVC, which are in common use and which thestudents will recognise, the book illustrates ...

Ian M. Campbell is at University of Leeds.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198564708

ISBN - 13:9780198564706

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Average molecular masses and polydispersity3. Microscopic features of bulk polymers4. Major techniques for analysis and structure determination5. Step-growth polmerization6. Addition polymerization via free radicals7. Addition polymerization via ionic and coordination mechanismsGeneral features; Ziegler-Natta and related processes, metallocene catalysts, Phillips processes: 8. Properties of common polymers in bulk9. Some speciality polymers10. Looking to the future

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A feature of the book is the extensive use of figures and tables that include real data. There are also test questions at the end of each chapter. Times Higher Education Supplement, February 2003.