Fundamental Principles of Polymeric Materials

Author: Christopher S. Brazel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470505427
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"This new edition introduces the field of polymers, balancing chemistry, physics, and engineering applications. It updates a classic text used in introductory polymer courses, but has not been updated since 1993. This revised and updated edition focuses on new technologies that use polymers, new feedstocks, polymers derived from biological sources, new polymerization strategies, and analysis of polymers. Further, the third edition includes new homework problems and examples. With the updates mentioned, the book now includes the latest concepts while also remaining friendly to students new to the field"--

Principles of Polymer Design and Synthesis

Author: Wei-Fang Su
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642387306
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How can a scientist or engineer synthesize and utilize polymers to solve our daily problems? This introductory text, aimed at the advanced undergraduate or graduate student, provides future scientists and engineers with the fundamental knowledge of polymer design and synthesis to achieve specific properties required in everyday applications. In the first five chapters, this book discusses the properties and characterization of polymers, since designing a polymer initially requires us to understand the effects of chemical structure on physical and chemical characteristics. Six further chapters discuss the principles of polymerization reactions including step, radical chain, ionic chain, chain copolymerization, coordination and ring opening. Finally, material is also included on how commonly known polymers are synthesized in a laboratory and a factory. This book is suitable for a one semester course in polymer chemistry and does not demand prior knowledge of polymer science.

Stabilization of Polymeric Materials

Author: Hans Zweifel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642803059
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Plastics are used worldwide in everyday life, e.g. as food packaging, electronics, construction, automotive parts, and household appliances. To produce these products with the desired service lifetimes the use of suitable stabilizers is necessary. This book provides a concise and comprehensive overview of the basic mechanisms of plastic degradation processes caused by heat and light. At its core is a detailed description of the stabilization of different polymers, including an explanation of stabilization mechanisms and the influence of commonly used additives such as fillers, flame retardents and pigments on the stability of plastic. Every polymer scientist, material technologist, or application engineer dealing with the design of the properties of plastics will benefit from this new overview.

Polymer Morphology

Author: Qipeng Guo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118892763
Format: PDF, ePub
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With a focus on structure-property relationships, this book describes how polymer morphology affects properties and how scientists can modify them. The book covers structure development, theory, simulation, and processing; and discusses a broad range of techniques and methods. • Provides an up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of polymer morphology • Illustrates major structure types, such as semicrystalline morphology, surface-induced polymer crystallization, phase separation, self-assembly, deformation, and surface topography • Covers a variety of polymers, such as homopolymers, block copolymers, polymer thin films, polymer blends, and polymer nanocomposites • Discusses a broad range of advanced and novel techniques and methods, like x-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, and electron microscopy and their applications in the morphology of polymer materials

Chemorheology of Polymers

Author: Peter J. Halley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521807190
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Understanding the dynamics of reactive polymer processes allows scientists to create new, high-value, high-performance polymers. This book is an indispensable resource for researchers and practitioners working in this area. It includes coverage of thermoplastics, thermoset and reactive polymers, together with practical industrial processes and modern chemorheological models and tools.

Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers

Author: Xiang Cheng Zhang
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081003935
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers: Materials and Properties provides a practical guide to the use of biodegradable and bioresorbable polymers for study, research, and applications within medicine. Fundamentals of the basic principles and science behind the use of biodegradable polymers in advanced research and in medical and pharmaceutical applications are presented, as are important new concepts and principles covering materials, properties, and computer modeling, providing the reader with useful tools that will aid their own research, product design, and development. Supported by practical application examples, the scope and contents of the book provide researchers with an important reference and knowledge-based educational and training aid on the basics and fundamentals of these important medical polymers. Provides a practical guide to the fundamentals, synthesis, and processing of bioresorbable polymers in medicine Contains comprehensive coverage of material properties, including unique insights into modeling degradation Written by an eclectic mix of international authors with experience in academia and industry

Principles of Polymerization

Author: George Odian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471274003
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The new edition of a classic text and reference The large chains of molecules known as polymers are currentlyused in everything from "wash and wear" clothing to rubber tires toprotective enamels and paints. Yet the practical applications ofpolymers are only increasing; innovations in polymer chemistryconstantly bring both improved and entirely new uses for polymersonto the technological playing field. Principles of Polymerization,Fourth Edition presents the classic text on polymer synthesis,fully updated to reflect today's state of the art. New and expandedcoverage in the Fourth Edition includes: Metallocene and post-metallocene polymerization catalysts Living polymerizations (radical, cationic, anionic) Dendrimer, hyperbranched, brush, and other polymerarchitectures and assemblies Graft and block copolymers High-temperature polymers Inorganic and organometallic polymers Conducting polymers Ring-opening polymer ization In vivo and in vitro polymerization Appropriate for both novice and advanced students as well asprofessionals, this comprehensive yet accessible resource enablesthe reader to achieve an advanced, up-to-date understanding ofpolymer synthesis. Different methods of polymerization, reactionparameters for synthesis, molecular weight, branching andcrosslinking, and the chemical and physical structure of polymersall receive ample coverage. A thorough discussion at the elementarylevel prefaces each topic, with a more advanced treatmentfollowing. Yet the language throughout remains straightforward andgeared towards the student. Extensively updated, Principles of Polymerization, FourthEdition provides an excellent textbook for today's students ofpolymer chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science, aswell as a current reference for the researcher or otherpractitioner working in these areas.

The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering

Author: Alfred Rudin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323140343
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This introductory text is intended as the basis for a two or three semester course in synthetic macromolecules. It can also serve as a self-instruction guide for engineers and scientists without formal training in the subject who find themselves working with polymers. For this reason, the material covered begins with basic concepts and proceeds to current practice, where appropriate. * * Serves as both a textbook and an introduction for scientists in the field * Problems accompany each chapter

Starch Based Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites

Author: Jasim Ahmed
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439851174
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In recent years, much attention has been focused on biodegradable polymers from renewable resources. Due to its availability and low cost, starch is a promising candidate among biopolymers for use in biodegradable packaging materials and for other purposes. Starch-Based Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites: Chemistry, Processing, and Applications presents the latest developments in starch chemistry, rheology, starch derivatives, starch-based nanocomposites, and their applications. Topics discussed include: The chemistry, microstructure, processing, and enzymatic degradation of starch The importance and role of starch as a gelling agent Plasticization and the role of plasticizers Various rheological techniques applied to starch-related products and the characteristics of starch dispersions Polymeric aspects of reactive extrusion (REX) and its use on starch and other biopolymers Cyclodextrins (CDs) and their industrial applications, and CD-based supramole and polymers The potential of starch in food packaging, edible packaging, feedstock for bioproducts, and industrial and consumer products The theoretical basis and derivation of the mathematical model for multicomponent systems and its solution algorithm The book also explores recent progress in biodegradable starch-based hybrids and nanomaterials and the incorporation of nanoparticles in starches to enhance their mechanical and thermal properties. The book concludes by discussing the use of biopolymeric nanoparticles (BNPs) in drug delivery and life cycle assessment (LCA) of starch-based polymeric materials for packaging and allied applications. With contributions from leading experts in academia and industry, this volume demonstrates the versatility of starch and its potential in a variety of applications.