The Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences has become one of the world's premiere centers for studies of polymeric materials; in use, during processing, and in harsh environments. The Institute's focus is on commercially available materials and their modifications to improve performance through advanced theoretical analysis and implementation of experimental results.
Selected papers from the Institute have been incorporated into five sections-Stabilization and Degradation, Biochemistry , Photochemistry, Rheology and Flame Retardancy-and should provide invaluable background to producers of polymeric materials.
Table of Contents
1. Chemical Transformation of Polymers During Processing 2. Experimental Methods for Estimating Stabilizers; Efficiency 3. Quantitative Foundations of Polymer 4. Physico-Chemical Criteria for Estimating the Efficiency of Burn Dressings Biocompatibility and Biodestructibility 5. Photoradical Ageing of Polymers 6. A New Generation of Highly Efficient Fluorescent Polymers 7. Hydrodynamic and Conformational Parameters of the Macromolecules of Cellulose and Its Derivatives in Non-Aqueous Solutions 8. New Types of Ecologically Safe Flame Retardant Polymer Systems 9. Elastomeric Heat-Shielding Materials for Internal Surfaces of Missile Engines