Polymer Synthesis: Theory and Practice

Fundamentals, Methods, Experiments

Authors: Braun, D., Cherdron, H., Rehahn, M., Ritter, H., Voit, B.

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About this Textbook

The first English edition of this book was pubUshed in 1971 with the late Prof. Dr. Werner Kern as coauthor. In 1997, for the preparation of the third edition, Prof. Dr. Helmut Ritter joined the team of authors and in 2001 Prof. Dr. Brigitte Voit and Prof. Dr. Matthias Rehahn complemented this team. The change in authors has not altered the basic concept of this 4th edition: again we were not aimed at compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes. In­ stead, we attempted to reach a broader description of the general methods and techniques for the synthesis, modification, and characterization of macromo- cules, supplemented by 105 selected and detailed experiments and by sufficient theoretical treatment so that no additional textbook be needed in order to under­ stand the experiments. In addition to the preparative aspects we have also tried to give the reader an impression of the relation of chemical structure and mor­ phology of polymers to their properties, as well as of areas of their application.

Reviews

From the reviews of the fourth edition:

"The basic concept of the new edition … remains unchanged: Emphasis is again … on a broader description of the general methods and processes for the synthesis, modification and characterisation of macromolecules. … In addition to the preparative aspects the book also gives the reader an impression on the relation of chemical constitution and morphology of polymers to their properties, as well as on their application areas." (KGK-Kautschuk Gummi Kunststoffe, Issue no. 5, 2005)

"The book, I found, covers a wide range of topics, all of value to a technologist seeking further knowledge of polymer structures, their creation and subsequent accreditation … . it is a goldmine of information on the various processes for generating known polymer structures – again, well presented … . If I have one criticism it is that perhaps the book attempts to cover too much - it is certainly not a text that can be reviewed in one sitting! To give it full justice, I needed to go back to it several times. Nevertheless, it is a book that I will certainly return to again, not only to gain a better understanding of the topic of polymers, but to dip into a fascinating presentation of what has been achieved with the chemistry of macropolymers." (Jan Czerski, Materials World, Vol. 14 (4), April, 2006)

"This improved and updated 4th edition of the 1971 original has been written by a group of qualified authors who have pit together coherent and detailed material comprising a well-balanced mixture of theoretical descriptions with over 100 well-selected experiments. … Overall, the book is an eclectic combination of polymer topics geared towards the industrial chemist. However, it is also a good student laboratory manual and it would certainly be a useful companion in a polymer synthesis class." (AD Asandei, Polymer International, Vol. 55 (1), 2005)

"The original edition had, as does the new fourth edition, detailed methods for many polymerisation reactions using all types of polymerisation conditions. … Polymer Synthesis: Theory and Practice can be a useful and comprehensive book for finding starting-point experimental conditions for most polymerisations. It should be considered for library acquisition, where it will serve many users." (R.A. Shanks, Magazine of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, June, 2005)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 1-38

  • Methods and Techniques for Synthesis, Characterization, Processing, and Modification of Polymers

    Pages 39-156

  • Synthesis of Macromolecules by Chain Growth Polymerization

    Pages 157-262

  • Modification of Macromolecular Substances

    Pages 329-379

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polymer Synthesis: Theory and Practice
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals, Methods, Experiments
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26890-1
DOI
10.1007/b138247
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XVIII, 385
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations
Topics