1st Edition

Engineering Plastics

Edited By Robert J. Cotter Copyright 2004
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    The primary purpose of this work is to provide plastics industry professionals with a comprehensive review and compilation of those polymers that contain the aryl ether group in their structure. The development of processes for the synthesis of high molecular weight polyarylethers has led to the commercial introduction of many members of this polymer family. In fact, it can be said that it provided the basis for the emergence of the class of plastics known as high-performance engineering thermoplastics.

    Introduction  SECTION ONE 1 Nucleophilic Synthetic Methods A. Poly(ether sulfones) B. Poly(ether ketones) 2 Electrophilic Synthetic Methods  A. Poly(ether sulfones) B. Poly(ether ketones) C. Poly(phenylene ethers) 3 Additional Synthetic Methods A. Poly(ether sulfones) B. Poly (ether ketones) C. Poly(ether imides) D. Poly(phenylene ethers) SECTION TWO 4 Polyarylethers Derived from Bisphenol A 5 Polyarylethers Derived from 4,4'-Disubstituted Diphenyl Sulfones 6 Crystalline Polyarylethers 7 Polyarylethers Containing Heterocyclic Structures (Non-Imide) 8 Commercialized Polyarylethers and Their Engineering Properties


    Robert J. Cotter  Durham Technology Consultants, Inc., Durham, New Hampshire