Polymer Photodegradation: Mechanisms and experimental methods by J.f. RabekPolymer Photodegradation: Mechanisms and experimental methods by J.f. Rabek

Polymer Photodegradation: Mechanisms and experimental methods

byJ.f. Rabek

Paperback | September 19, 2012

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During the last two decades, the production of polymers and plastics has been increasing rapidly. In spite of developing new polymers and polymeric materials, only 40<_6020_are20_used20_commercially20_on20_a20_large20_scale.20_it20_has20_been20_estimated20_that20_half20_of20_the20_annual20_production20_of20_polymers20_is20_employed20_outdoors.20_the20_photochemical20_instability20_of20_most20_polymers20_limits20_their20_outdoor20_application20_as20_they20_are20_photodegraded20_quickly20_over20_periods20_from20_months20_to20_a20_few20_years.20_to20_the20_despair20_of20_technologists20_and20_consumers20_alike2c_20_photodegradation20_and20_environmental20_ageing20_of20_polymers20_occur20_much20_faster20_than20_can20_be20_expected20_from20_knowledge20_collected20_in20_laboratories.20_in20_order20_to20_improve20_polymer20_photostability20_there20_has20_been20_a20_very20_big20_effort20_during20_the20_last20_3020_years20_to20_understand20_the20_mechanisms20_involved20_in20_photodegradation20_and20_environmental20_ageing.20_this20_book20_represents20_the20_author27_27_s20_attempt2c_20_based20_on20_his20_2520_years27_27_20_experience20_in20_research20_on20_photodegradation20_and20_photo20_stabilization2c_20_to20_collect20_and20_generalize20_a20_number20_of20_available20_data20_on20_the20_photodegradation20_of20_polymers.20_the20_space20_limitation20_and20_the20_tremendous20_number20_of20_publications20_in20_the20_past20_two20_decades20_have20_made20_a20_detailed20_presentation20_of20_all20_important20_results20_and20_data20_difficult.20_the20_author20_apologizes20_to20_those20_whose20_work20_has20_not20_been20_quoted20_or20_widely20_presented20_in20_this20_book.20_because20_many20_published20_results20_are20_very20_often20_contradictory2c_20_it20_has20_been20_difficult20_to20_present20_a20_fully20_critical20_review20_of20_collected20_knowledge2c_20_without20_antagonizing20_authors.20_for20_that20_reason2c_20_all20_available20_theories2c_20_mechanisms20_and20_different20_suggestions20_have20_been20_presented20_together2c_20_and20_only20_practice20_can20_evaluate20_which20_of20_them20_are20_valid. are="" used="" commercially="" on="" a="" large="" scale.="" it="" has="" been="" estimated="" that="" half="" of="" the="" annual="" production="" polymers="" is="" employed="" outdoors.="" photochemical="" instability="" most="" limits="" their="" outdoor="" application="" as="" they="" photodegraded="" quickly="" over="" periods="" from="" months="" to="" few="" years.="" despair="" technologists="" and="" consumers="" _alike2c_="" photodegradation="" environmental="" ageing="" occur="" much="" faster="" than="" can="" be="" expected="" knowledge="" collected="" in="" laboratories.="" order="" improve="" polymer="" photostability="" there="" very="" big="" effort="" during="" last="" 30="" years="" understand="" mechanisms="" involved="" ageing.="" this="" book="" represents="" _author27_27_s="" _attempt2c_="" based="" his="" 25="" _years27_27_="" experience="" research="" photo="" _stabilization2c_="" collect="" generalize="" number="" available="" data="" polymers.="" space="" limitation="" tremendous="" publications="" past="" two="" decades="" have="" made="" detailed="" presentation="" all="" important="" results="" difficult.="" author="" apologizes="" those="" whose="" work="" not="" quoted="" or="" widely="" presented="" book.="" because="" many="" published="" often="" _contradictory2c_="" difficult="" present="" fully="" critical="" review="" _knowledge2c_="" without="" antagonizing="" authors.="" for="" _reason2c_="" _theories2c_="" different="" suggestions="" _together2c_="" only="" practice="" evaluate="" which="" them="">
Title:Polymer Photodegradation: Mechanisms and experimental methodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:664 pagesPublished:September 19, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Physical aspects of the photodegradation of polymers. Photochemical aspects of degradation of polymers. Photodegradation and photo-oxidative degradation of homochain polymers. Photodegradation and photo-oxidative degradation of heterochain polymers. Role of metal compounds in the photodegradation of polymers. Degradation of polymers initiated by radicals formed from photolysis of different compounds. Degradation of polymers by oxygen reactive species formed from photoreactions of oxygen. Photodegradable polymers. Photodegradation of polymers in extreme conditions. Experimental methods in polymer degradation. References. Index.

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As a reference work and a wide window to the scientific literature, Rabek's magnum opus should be very useful indeed...I recommend that everyone interested in polymer degradation ensure that he/she has easy access to this book and at least scans through it initially; more detailed reading is sure to follow. Polymer News