10th Edition

Carraher's Polymer Chemistry

ISBN 9781498737388
Published October 9, 2017 by CRC Press
816 Pages 550 Color Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Tenth Edition integrates the core areas of polymer science. Along with updating of each chapter, newly added content reflects the growing applications in Biochemistry, Biomaterials, and Sustainable Industries. Providing a user-friendly approach to the world of polymeric materials, the book allows students to integrate their chemical knowledge and establish a connection between fundamental and applied chemical information. It contains all of the elements of an introductory text with synthesis, property, application, and characterization. Special sections in each chapter contain definitions, learning objectives, questions, case studies and additional reading.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Introduction to Polymers

Chapter 2 Polymer Structure (Morphology)

Chapter 3 Molecular Weight of Polymers

Chapter 4 Polycondensation Polymers (Step-Reaction Polymerization)

Chapter 5 Ionic Chain-Reaction and Complex Coordination Polymerization (Addition Polymerization)

Chapter 6 Free Chain Polymerization (Addition Polymerization)

Chapter 7 Copolymerization

Chapter 8 Composites and Fillers

Chapter 9 Naturally Occurring Polymers—Plants

Chapter 10 Naturally Occurring Polymers—Animals

Chapter 11 Organometallic and Inorganic–Organic Polymers

Chapter 12 Inorganic Polymers

Chapter 13 Testing and Spectrometric Characterization of Polymers

Chapter 14 Rheology and Physical Tests

Chapter 15 Additives

Chapter 16 Reactions on Polymers

Chapter 17 Synthesis of Reactants and Intermediates for Polymers

Chapter 18 Polymer Technology

Chapter 19 Selected Topics

Appendix A: Symbols

Appendix B: Structures of Common Polymers

Appendix C: Mathematical Values and Units

Appendix D: Comments on Health

Appendix E: ISO 9000 and 14000

Appendix F: Electronic Education Websites


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Charles E. Carraher, Jr., is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, and associate director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens. He was recognized as the most outstanding chemist in the southeastern United States (1992) by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Dr. Carraher currently serves as co-chair of the ACS’s Joint Polymer Education Committee, on the board of the Intersocietal Polymer Education Committee, and has been a member of the ACS’s Committee on Professional Training (CPT). He also serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Polymeric Materials and on the board of the Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials and the Journal Chinese Advanced Materials Society. The author or co-editor of about 80 books and over 1,100 articles, Dr. Carraher has chaired/co-chaired numerous national and international symposia. His research has led to the synthesis of over 75 new families of polymers.