Polymers have undoubtedly changed the world through many products that improve our lives. However, additives used to modify the overall characteristics of these materials may not be fully disclosed or understood. These additives may present possible environmental and health hazards. It is important to monitor consumer products for these compounds u
Overview of Polymers, Additives, and Processing. Extraction and Analysis. Crosslinking Compounds/Accelerators. Stabilizers. Antioxidants. Coupling Agents. Flame Retardants. Plasticizers. Other Compounds of Interest. Practical Applications of Investigative Analyses. APPENDIX A Chromatograms. APPENDIX B Definitions and Abbreviations. Subject Index. Molecular Weight Index. Five Peak Index of Mass Spectra. CAS Number Index. RTECS Number Index.