2nd Edition

Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry
A Problem-Solving Approach, Second Edition




ISBN 9781466553842
Published January 11, 2013 by CRC Press
770 Pages 240 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Industry and academia remain fascinated with the diverse properties and applications of polymers. However, most introductory books on this enormous and important field do not stress practical problem solving or include recent advances, which are critical for the modern polymer scientist-to-be. Updating the popular first edition of "the polymer book for the new millennium," Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry: A Problem-Solving Approach, Second Edition seamlessly integrates exploration of the fundamentals of polymer science and polymer chemistry.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Chapter on living/controlled radical polymerization, using a unique problem-solving approach
  • Chapter on polymer synthesis by "click" chemistry, using a unique problem-solving approach
  • Relevant and practical work-out problems and case studies
  • Examples of novel methods of synthesis of complex polymer molecules by exciting new techniques
  • Figures and schematics of the novel synthetic pathways described in the new examples

Author Manas Chanda takes an innovative problem-solving approach in which the text presents worked-out problems or questions with answers at every step of the development of a new theory or concept, ensuring a better grasp of the subject and scope for self study. Containing 286 text-embedded solved problems and 277 end-of-chapter home-study problems (fully answered separately in a Solutions Manual), the book provides a comprehensive understanding of the subject. These features and more set this book apart from other currently available polymer chemistry texts.

Table of Contents

Introductory Concepts
Basic Definitions
Polymerization and Functionality
Polymerization Processes
Molecular Architecture
Classification of Polymers
Plastics, Fibers, and Elastomers
Polymer Nomenclature
References
Exercises

Chain Dimensions, Structures, and Transitional
Phenomena
Introduction
PolymerChains: Structures and Dimensions
Constitutional and Configurational Isomerism
Crystallinity in Polymers
Thermal Transitions in Polymers
Regions of Viscoelastic Behavior
Factors Affecting Tg
Factors Affecting Tm
Relation Between Tm and Tg
Theoretical Treatment of Glass Transition
Chain Movements in Amorphous State
Thermodynamics of Rubber Elasticity
References
Exercises

Polymers in Solution
Introduction
Phase Equilibria in Poor Solvents
Solubility Behavior of Polymers
Swelling of Crosslinked Polymers
Frictional Properties of Polymer Molecules in Dilute Solution
References
Exercises

Polymer Molecular Weights
Introduction
Molecular Weight Averages
Molecular Weights in Terms of Moments
Molecular Weight Determination
References
Exercises

Condensation (Step-Growth) Polymerization
Introduction
Rates of Polycondensation Reactions
Number-Average Degree of Polymerization
Control of Molecular Weight
Molecular Weight Distribution (MWD)
Nonlinear Step Polymerization
Recursive Approach for Average Properties
Polycondensation of AxB Monomers
References
Exercises

Free Radical Polymerization
Introduction
Scheme of Radical Chain Polymerization
Experimental Determination of Rp : Dilatometry
Methods of Initiation
Dead-End Polymerization
Determination of Absolute Rate Constants
Chain Length and Degree of Polymerization
Chain Transfer
Deviations from Ideal Kinetics
Inhibition/Retardation of Polymerization
Effects of Temperature
Molecular Weight Distribution
Polymerization Processes
Living Radical Polymerization
References
Exercises

Chain Copolymerization
Introduction
Binary Copolymer Composition – Terminal Model
Multicomponent Copolymerization: Terpolymerization
Deviations from Terminal Model
Copolymerization and Crosslinking
Block and Graft Copolymerization
Reference
Exercises

Ionic Chain Polymerization
Introduction
Ionic Polymerizability of Monomers
Anionic Polymerization
Anionic Copolymerization
Cationic Polymerization
References
Exercises

Coordination Addition Polymerization
Introduction
Ziegler-Natta Catalysts
Mechanism of Ziegler-Natta Polymerization
Kinetics of Ziegler-Natta Polymerization
Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts
Ziegler-Natta Copolymerization
Metallocene-Based Ziegler-Natta Catalysts
Immobilized Metallocene Catalysts
Oscillating Metallocene Catalysts
References
Exercises

Ring-Opening Polymerization
Introduction
Polymerization Mechanism and Kinetics
References
Exercises

Living/Controlled Radical Polymerization
Introduction
Stable Free Radical Polymerization
Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)
Degenerative Chain Transfer
Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer
References
Exercises

Polymer Synthesis by Click Chemistry
Introduction
Copper-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition
Strain-Promoted Azide-Alkyne Coupling
Diels-Alder Click Reactions
Thiol-Ene Reactions
References
Exercises

Appendix A Conversion of Units
Appendix B Fundamental Constants
Index

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Reviews

Professor Chanda’s book provides comprehensive coverage of polymer science, with emphasis on quantitative aspects. Worked problems illustrate important concepts and provide the path toward solution in a clear manner. Traditional chain and step growth are covered along with the latest polymerization methods, including ATRP, RAFT, and other polymerization methods.
—Kenneth J. Wynne, Virginia Commonwealth University