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Chemistry and Technology of Water-Soluble Polymers

Editors: Finch, C.A. (Ed.)

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To the biochemist, water is, of course, the only solvent worthy of consideration, because natural macromolecules exhibit their remarkable conformational properties only in aqueous media. Probably because of these remarkable properties, biochemists do not tend to regard proteins, nucleotides and polysaccharides as polymers in the way that real polymer scientists regard methyl methacrylate and polyethylene. The laws of polymer statistics hardly apply to native biopolymers. Between these two powerful camps, lies the No-man's land of water soluble synthetic polymers: here, we must also include natural polymers which have been chemically modified. The scientific literature of these compounds is characterized by a large number of patents, which is usually a sign of little basic understanding, of 'know-how' rather than of 'know-why'. Many of the physical properties of such aqueous solutions are intriguing: the polymer may be completely miscible with water, and yet water is a 'poor' solvent, in terms of polymer parlance. ~kiny of the polymers form thermorever­ sible gels on heating or cooling. The phenomena of exothermic mixing and salting-in are common features of such systems: neither can be fully explained by the available theories. Finally, the eccentric behaviour of polyelectrolytes is well documented. Despite the lack of a sound physico-chemical foundation there is a general awareness of the importance of water soluble vinyl, acrylic, polyether, starch and cellulose derivatives, as witnessed again by ~he vast patent literature.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Interface between the Chemistry of Aqueous Polymer Solutions and their Application Technology

    Molyneux, P.

    Pages 1-20

  • The Rheological Characterization of Concentrated Solutions and Gels of Water-Soluble Polymers

    Warburton, B.

    Pages 21-30

  • Methods of Polymerization for Preparation of Water-Soluble Polymers

    Thomson, R. A. M.

    Pages 31-70

  • Water Sensitive Chemically Cross-Linked Gels

    K√°lal, Jaroslav

    Pages 71-80

  • Chemical Modification and Some Cross-linking Reactions of Water-Soluble Polymers

    Finch, C. A.

    Pages 81-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemistry and Technology of Water-Soluble Polymers
Editors
  • C.A. Finch
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9661-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9661-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-41251-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9663-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 358
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