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|Main Title||Introduction to polymer chemistry /|
|Author||Carraher, Charles E.|
|ISBN||9781439809532 (hbk. : alk. paper); 1439809534 (hbk : alk. paper)|
|Subjects||Polymers ; Polymerization|
|Collation||xxiv, 510 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The first edition of the critically acclaimed Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provided readers with a much-needed, well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this second edition continues that tradition, offering detailed coverage of natural and synthetic giant molecules, inorganic and organic polymers, elastomers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, blends, caulks, composites, and ceramics." "Using simple fundamentals, the author shows how the basic principles of one polymer group can be applied to all of the other groups. He covers synthesis and polymerization reactions, reactivities, techniques for characterization and analysis, energy absorption and thermal conductivity, physical and optical properties, and practical applications. This edition also addresses environmental concerns and green polymeric materials, including biodegradable polymers and microorganisms for synthesizing materials. Brief case studies are woven within the text as historical accounts to illustrate various developments and the societal and scientific contexts in which these changes occurred."--BOOK JACKET.