Polymer Science and Technology Series

Polymer Applications of Renewable-Resource Materials

Authors: Carraher Jr., Charles E., Sperling, L.H.

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For there is hope of a tree, If it be cut down, That it will sprout again And that the tender branch Thereof will not cease. Job XIV (7) Mankind has been blessed with a multitude of resources. In the beginning he utilized almost soley replenishable items such as vegetation and animal protein, for both nourishment and shelter. Gradually, such metals as copper and iron were developed and replaced wood as a material of construction. Cement and glass, although more plentiful than other minerals, also replaced the use of growing sub­ stances. Coal and oil became the primary sources of heat and power. Closer to the focus of this book, petroleum products began to replace the vegetable oils, tannin, wool, cotton, leather, silk, rubber, etc. in a host of applications. Surely, it was argued, the new materials did the job better and cheaper. What they didn't say is that soon we would run out of oil. In any case, research on growing natural products, now called renewable resources, slowed, and these industries sought only to maintain their status quo. The 20th Century saw an unprecedented emphasis and dependence on nonrenewable resources as energy sources (petroleum, coal, ura­ nium) and the fabric of technology (drugs, clothing, shelter, tires, computer parts). The predawn of the 21st Century brings a reali­ zation that a cyclic shift back towards the use of renewable re­ sources for technological application is in order.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Renewable Resource Monomers and Polymers

    Pages 1-26

    Sperling, L. H. (et al.)

  • Renewable Resources for Industrial Applications an Historical Perspective

    Pages 27-40

    Arthur, Jett C., Jr.

  • Enhancing the use of Cellulose by Solutions in DMSO and DMAc

    Pages 41-44

    Seymour, Raymond B.

  • Modification of Dextran Through Reaction With Organostannane Halides as a Function of Reaction System - A Model for Polysaccharide Modification

    Pages 45-58

    Carraher, Charles E., Jr. (et al.)

  • Starch-g-Poly(Methyl Acrylate)╌Effects of Graft Level and Molecular Weight on Tensile Strength

    Pages 59-71

    Swanson, Charles L. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polymer Applications of Renewable-Resource Materials
Authors
Series Title
Polymer Science and Technology Series
Series Volume
17
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-3503-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-3503-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-41033-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-3505-4
Series ISSN
0093-6286
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 469
Number of Illustrations
75 b/w illustrations
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