The "Polymer Yearbooks" provide reviews of Japanese and Russian polymer science not otherwise readily available in English. A desk reference interest to polymer scientists, they contain reviews covering topics in polymer synthesis, degradation, renewable polymer sources, drug release, thermodynamics of polymers under shear, and more. The books also contain lists of publications in polymer science and their editors are listed, together with information such as standard abbreviations and trade names. There are summaries of physical, chemical and mathematical data along with definitions of terms in polymer science. This volume also contains state-of-the-art Japanese research presented in the annual Spring and Fall meetings of the Japanese Polymer Science Society. The aim of this section is to make information on the progress of Japanese polymer science, and on topics of interest to polymer scientists in Japan, more easily available worldwide.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Review section: kinetics and mechanisms of the product conversions in reaction of 2,4,6-tri-t-butylphenol with NO2; physical and mechanical behaviour of polymer glasses; cross-linked poly(methyl methacrylate); effect of polymer matrix on kinetics and mechanism of carbene reactions; properties of constitutive equations for undiluted linear polymers based on the molecular theory; investigation of organosiloxane equilibrium reactions; some peculiarities of phenolic stabilizers consumption and role of their transformation products in the oxidation process; definition of terms and classification of processes relating to aging polymers; physical chemistry of topological disorder - sorption and reactions of low-molecular compounds in polymers; biodegradable polymeric microparticles in biomedical applications; ecological aspects of polymer flame retardation; some aspects of the thermal degradation of poly(vinyl chloride); conference "physics and chemistry of elementary chemical processes"; European meeting on fire retardancy of polymeric materials. Part 2 Progress in polymer science in Japan: computer science of polymer; polymer dynamics and rheology; free-radical polymerization; ionic chain polymerization - anionic, cationic and coordination polymerization of vinyl monomers and related compounds; electroactive polymers; degradable polymers; structure, properties and functions of thermoresponsive polymer gels; functional membrane, separation membrane and organic thin films; biopolymers; polymer alloys; physical properties of polymeric solids. Part 3 Current awareness.
Richard A. Pethrick (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) (Author)