1st Edition

Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia, Twelve Volume Set

    9600 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and development on the synthesis, properties, and applications of polymeric materials. This groundbreaking work includes the largest number of contributors in the world for a reference publication in polymer science, and examines many fields not covered in any other reference. With multiple articles on many subjects, the encyclopedia offers you a broad-based perspective on a multitude of topics, as well as detailed research information, figures, tables, illustrations, and references. Updates published as new research unfolds will continue to provide you with the latest advances in polymer science, and will keep the encyclopedia at the forefront of the field well into the future.

    From novices to experienced researchers in the field, anyone and everyone working in polymer science today needs this complete assessment of the state of the art.

    The entire 12-volume set will be available in your choice of printed or CD-ROM format.

    Biodegradable Polymers
    Biomaterials for the Body
    Biomimetic Materials
    Block Copolymers
    Block Copolymer Micelles
    Comb-like Polymers
    Commercial Resins, Plastics, Elastomers
    Conducting Polymers
    Contact Lens Materials
    Controlled Release
    Dendrictic Polymers
    Dental Polymers
    Immobilized Enzymes
    Electrorheological Fluids
    Engineering Plastics
    Ferroelectric Polymers
    Ferromagnetic Polymers
    Flame-Resistant Material
    Fluorine-containing Polymers
    Functional Polymers
    Gas Barrier Polymers
    Gas Separation Membranes
    Gelling Agents
    Group Transfer Polymerization
    Hair and Skin Care Polymers
    Hairy Rod-Like Polymers
    High Solids Coatings
    Host-Guest Chemistry
    Hydrophilic Polymers
    Hydrophilic Surfaces
    Hyper-Branched Polymers
    Immortal Polymerization
    Inclusion Polymerization
    Inorganic/Organic Hybrids
    Interpenetrating Polymer Networks
    Ladder Polymers
    Liquid Crystalline Polymers
    Living Polymers (Radical, Cation, Anion, and Coordination)
    Macrocyclic Polymers
    Metallocene Catalysis
    Metal Complexation Polymers
    Microbial Polymers
    Microencapsulated particles
    Molecular Assemblies
    Molecular Complexes
    Molecular Composites
    Molecular Recognition
    Monodisperse Particles
    Monodisperse Polymers
    Network Polymers
    New Catalysts Systems
    New Fabrics
    New Initiating Systems
    New Living Polymer Systems
    New Polymerization Methods
    New Resins
    Nonlinear Optical Materials
    Nonthrombogenic Polymers
    Nucleic Acid Analogs
    Olefin-Carbon Monoxide Copolymers
    Optically Active Polymers
    Organometallic Polymers
    Pervaporation Membranes
    Phase Transfer Catalysts
    Phosphorous-Containing Polymers
    Photochromic Polymers
    New Polymer Systems
    Poly (Ether Ketone)
    Poly (Ether Sulfone)
    Polyelectrolyte Complexes
    Polymers from Natural Resources
    Preceramic Polymers
    Ring-Opening Polymerization
    Smart Materials
    Star Polymers
    Supramolecular Assembly
    Surface Modification
    Polymeric Surfactants
    Suture Materials
    Thermoplastic Composites
    Thermoreversible Gels
    Water-Borne Coatings
    Ziegler-Natta Catalysts
    Zwitterionic Polymerization


    Salamone, Joseph C.

    "The preparation of encyclopedia on polymer material is the most complex task which has been accomplished with near perfection by Professor Salamone as an Editor-in-chief in close cooperation from CRC Press…This encyclopedia is strongly recommended for all the libraries of research institutes on polymer industries."
    --D.C. Trivedi, CECRI, Karaikudi
    "…this compendium clearly promises to be a significant contribution to the field of polymer science…comprehensive from the standpoints of both the selection of contributors, worldwide, and the subjects covered…the greatest anticipation is its availability on CD-ROM…enormously simplify obtaining cross referenced searches on polymer structures, systheses and uses."
    --Stephen L Goldstein, PhD, Olin Research Center