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New material on the chemistry of polymeric materials for special applications. These subjects are currently of considerable interest in industry and academia
Only Polymer textbook that combines Organic and Physical Chemistry. Thus, for instance, in each chapter that deals with polymer preparations, both the kinetics and the thermodynamics of the reactions are discussed
All figures are updated in this edition
Physical properties of polymers are expanded and placed into a separate chapter and include such subjects as elasticity and rheology of polymers as well as a thorough discussion of the transition temperatures. This is done to accommodate students who do not receive a separate course on physical properties of polymers
This successful textbook undergoes a change of character in the third edition. Where earlier editions covered organic polymer chemistry, the third edition covers both physical and organic chemistry. Thus kinetics and thermodynamics of polymerization reactions are discussed.
This textbook also covers such hot topics as photonic polymers, electricity conducting polymers, polymeric materials for immobilization of reagents and drug release, organic solar cells, and organic light emitting diodes.
This textbook contains review questions at the end of every chaper, references for further reading, and numerous examples of commerically important processes.
Physical Properties and Physical Chemistry of Polymers.- Free-Radical Chain-Growth Polymerization.- Ionic Chain-Growth Polymerization.- Ring-Opening Polymerizations.- Common Chain-Growth Polymers.- Step-Growth Polymerization and Step-Growth Polymers.- Naturally Occurring Polymers.- Reactivity and Chemical Modifications of Polymers.- Polymeric Materials for Special Applications.