Principles of Polymer Chemistry, Volume 1

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 2000 - Science - 626 pages
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Principles of Polymer Chemistry, Second Edition was written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in polymer chemistry, along with practicing chemists who need a reference guide. Many important events have taken place since the First Edition was published in 1995, and they are updated here. For example, sections have been included on controlled/living free radical polymerization, and sections on metathesis type polymerization and metallocene catalysts were expanded. The book was also expanded to include discussions of thermodynamics of elasticity, thermodynamics of polymeric solutions, and rheology and viscoelasticity. A chapter on degradation of polymers was also added.
  

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Contents

Introduction and Physical Properties of Polymers
1
FreeRadical ChainGrowth Polymerization
41
CONTENTS Reaction
54
Ionic ChainGrowth Polymerization
103
RingOpening Polymerizations
193
8 4 Special Catalysts for Polymerizations of Lactones
221
Common ChainGrowth Polymers
261
StepGrowth Polymerization and StepGrowth Polymers
327
6 1 Polyphenyleneoxides
375
Naturally Occurring Polymers
449
Reactions of Polymers
474
4 3 2 Chloromethylation Reactions
505
Degradation off Polymers contents
581
Appendix
617
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A. Ravve received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Utah in 1950, and was Post Doctoral Fellow at both the University of Michigan (1950-1951) and Iowa State University (1951-1952). He worked for 28 years with Continental Group, Incorporated, mainly as a Research Manager, and subsequently as Senior Consultant in syntheses and utilization of polymeric materials. He also taught evening courses in polymer chemistry at several institutions of higher learning in the Chicago area, from 1960-1991. Currently he does consulting in polymer chemistry.

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