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A well-rounded and articulate examination of polymer properties at the molecular level, Polymer Chemistry focuses on fundamental principles based on underlying chemical structures, polymer synthesis, characterization, and properties. It emphasizes the logical progression of concepts and provide mathematical tools as needed, and fully derived problems for advanced calculations.
The much-anticipated Third Edition expands and reorganizes material to better develop polymer chemistry concepts and update the remaining chapters. New examples and problems are also featured throughout.
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Polymer Chemistry, Third Edition offers a logical presentation of topics that can be scaled to meet the needs of introductory as well as more advanced courses in chemistry, materials science, polymer science, and chemical engineering.
Introduction. How Big is Big? Linear and Branched Polymers, Homopolymers, and Copolymers Addition, Condensation, and Natural Polymers. Polymer Nomenclature. Structural Isomerism. Molecular Weights and Molecular Weight Averages. Measurement of Molecular Weight. Preview of Things to Come. Step-Growth Polymerization. Introduction. Condensation Polymers: One Step at a Time. Kinetics of Step-Growth Polymerization. Distribution of Molecular Sizes. Polyesters. Polyamides. Stoichiometric Imbalance. Chain-Growth polymerization.Introduction. Chain-Growth and Step-Growth Polymerizations: Some Comparisons. Initiation. Termination. Propagation. Radical Lifetime. Distribution of Molecular Weights. Chain Transfer. Controlled Polymerization. Introduction. Poisson Distribution for an Ideal Living Polymerization. Anionic Polymerization. Block Copolymers, End-Functional Polymers, and Branched Polymers by Anionic. Polymerization. Cationic Polymerization. Controlled Radical Polymerization. Polymerization Equilibrium. Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP). Dendrimers. Copolymers, Microstructure, and Stereoregularity. Introduction. Copolymer Composition. Reactivity Ratios. Resonance and Reactivity. A Closer Look at Microstructure. Copolymer Composition and Microstructure: Experimental Aspects. Characterizing Stereoregularity. A Statistical Description of Stereoregularity. Assessing Stereoregularity by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Ziegler-Natta Catalysts. Single-Site Catalysts. Polymer Conformations. Conformations, Bond Rotation, and Polymer Size. Average End-to-End Distance for Model Chains. Characteristic Ratio and Statistical Segment Length. Semi flexible Chains and the Persistence Length. Radius of Gyration. Spheres, Rods, and Coils. Distributions for End-to-End Distance and Segment Density. Self-Avoiding Chains: A First Look. Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions. Review of Thermodynamic and Statistical Thermodynamic Concepts. Regular Solution Theory. Flory-Huggins Theory. Osmotic Pressure. Phase Behavior of Polymer Solutions. What's in c? Excluded Volume and Chains in a Good Solvent. Light Scattering by Polymer Solutions. Introduction: Light Waves. Basic Concepts of Scattering. Scattering by an Isolated Small Molecule. Scattering from a Dilute Polymer Solution. The Form Factor and the Zimm Equation. Scattering Regimes and Particular Form Factors. Experimental Aspects of Light Scattering. Dynamics of Dilute Polymer Solutions. Introduction: Friction and Viscosity. Stokes' Law and Einstein's Law. Intrinsic Viscosity. Measurement of Viscosity. Diffusion Coefficient and Friction Factor. Dynamic Light Scattering. Hydrodynamic Interactions and Draining. Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC). Networks, Gels, and Rubber Elasticity. Formation of Networks by Random Cross-Linking. Polymerization with Multifunctional Monomers. Elastic Deformation. Thermodynamics of Elasticity. Statistical Mechanical Theory of Rubber ElastiCity: Ideal Case. Further Developments in Rubber Elasticity. Swelling of Gels. Linear Viscoelasticity. Basic Concepts. The Response of the Maxwell and Voigt Elements. Boltzmann Superposition Principle. Bead-Spring Model. Zimm Model for Dilute Solutions, Rouse Model for Unentangled Melts. Phenomenology of Entanglement. Reptation Model. Aspects of Experimental Rheometry. Glass Transition. Introduction. Thermodynamics Aspects of the Glass Transition. Locating the Glass Transition Temperature. Free Volume Description of the Glass Transition. Time-Temperature Superposition. Factors that Affect the Glass Transition Temperature. Mechanical Properties of Glassy Polymers. Crystalline Polymers. Introduction and Overview.Structure and Characterization of Unit Cells. The Thermodynamics of Crystallization: Relation of Melting Temperature to Molecular Structure. Structure and Melting of Lamellae. Kinetics of Nucleation and Growth. Morphology of Semicrystalline Polymers. The Kinetics of Bulk Crystallization. Appendix.