This is a multi-volume compendium of technology that describes industrially important polymers, both naturally occurring and synthetic. The book is arranged in 3 main parts: Part 1 describes polymerization processes in detail and future trends in closely related fields. Part 2 includes a comprehensive presentation of source and structure-based polymer nomenclature and covers descriptions of the syntheses and characteristics of the industrially important polymer classes. Part 3 discusses biopolymers and their derivatives. Contributions from international authors from both industry, academia and research provide comprehensive and balanced coverage of this field. Illustrations, clear diagrams and charts, and extensive use of tables enhance the presentation and provide a unique level of detail. This work should be of interest to chemists, chemical engineers, patent attorneys, marketing specialists and all those involved in today's polymer industry.
Table of Contents
Polymerization processes; synthetic polymers - nomenclature; step-growth polymers (polyamides, polycarbonates, polyesters, polyimides, polyureas, polyurethanes); chain-growth polymers (organic fluoropolymers, polyacrylamides and poly(acrylic acids) - polyacrylates; polymethacrylates; polyolefins; polystyrene and styrene copolymers; poly(vinyl chloride); poly(vinyl esters); poly(vinyl ethers); poly(vinylidene chloride); vinyl polymers, other); polymers formed by the opening of a multiple bond other than a carbon-carbon bond (polyoxymethylenes); polymers formed by ring-opening reactions (metathesis polymers, polyaziridines, polyoxyalkylenes); synthetic resins (alkyd resins, amino resins, epoxy resins, phenolic resins, unsaturated polyester resins, other synthetic resins); miscellaneous polymers (electrically conducting polymers, high-temperature polymers, inorganic polymers, poly(phenylene oxides) silicones); biopolymers and their derivatives - cellulose, cellulose esters, cellulose ethers, chitin and chitosan, enzymes, gelatin, natural resins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, proteins, silk, single cell proteins, starch, wool.