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The chemistry of polymers.

Author: John W Nicholson; Royal Society of Chemistry.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©1997.
Series: Royal Society of Chemistry paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Ebook
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Nicholson; Royal Society of Chemistry.
ISBN: 0854045589 9780854045587 9781847552075 1847552072
OCLC Number: 225419240
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Polymer chemistry: basic concepts; the history of the concept of the macromolecule; classification of polymer; structure and properties of polymer: poly(ethylene), poly(propylene), poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(styrene), poly(vinylchloride) PVC, the nylons, epoxy resins, phenol-formaldehyde polymers, aminoresins, poly(tetrafluoroethylene) PTFE, polyurethanes, silicones, naturally occurring polymers, cellulose, starch, natural rubber, proteins, poly(B-hydroxybubycates), poly(ether ether ketones). Polymerisation reactions: chain polymerisation: initiation, propagation, termination, other reactions; arrangement of monomer units; kinetics of chain polymerisation; autoacceleration; practical methods of chain polymerisation: bulk polymerisation, solution polymerisation, suspension polymerisation, emulsion polymerisation, the loop process; other chain polymerisation mechanisms; step polymerisation; step polymerisation with polyfunctional monomers; copolymerization. Polymer structure: polymer stereochemistry; polymer crystallinity: orientation and crystallisation, the crystalline melting point, polyblends; thermal and mechanical properties: the glass transition temperature, the effects of plasticisers, ,ethos of determining glass trasition temperature; the effect of polymer stereochemistry on Tg; the relationship between crystalline melting point and Tg; other thermal transitions. Crosslinking: introduction; phenol-formaldehyde resins; unsaturated polyester resins; polyurethanes; epoxy resins. Polymer solutions: introduction; dissolution of polymers; solubility parameters; simple liquid mixtures and Raoult's law; entropy of mixing; real molecules in dilute solution; shapes of polymer molecules in solution; reputation model of molecular motion; water-soluble polymers; uses of high-viscosity polymer solutions; polymer melts. Methods of determining relative molar mass: introduction; molar masses from colligative properties: vapour phase osmometry; light scattering: experimental determination; viscosity methods of determining relative molar mass; end group analysis; gel permeation chromatography. Mechanical properties of polymers: introduction; stress, strain, and Young's modulus; brittle and though fracture; types of strength; the influence of surfaces; viscoelasticity; creep and stress relaxation; cold drawing; dynamic tests; time/temperature relationship; rubberlike elasticity; reinforced polymers; practical measurements of mechanical properties; further reading. (Part contents).
Series Title: Royal Society of Chemistry paperbacks.


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