Handbook of Polymer Synthesis, Characterization, and Processing

  • 19h 21m
  • Eduardo Vivaldo-Lima, Enrique Saldívar-Guerra
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

Covering a broad range of polymer science topics, Handbook of Polymer Synthesis, Characterization, and Processing provides polymer industry professionals and researchers in polymer science and technology with a single, comprehensive handbook summarizing all aspects involved in the polymer production chain. The handbook focuses on industrially important polymers, analytical techniques, and formulation methods, with chapters covering step-growth, radical, and co-polymerization, crosslinking and grafting, reaction engineering, advanced technology applications, including conjugated, dendritic, and nanomaterial polymers and emulsions, and characterization methods, including spectroscopy, light scattering, and microscopy.

About the Authors

ENRIQUE SALDÍVAR-GUERRA is Senior Scientist and Head of the Polymerization Processes Department at the Center for Research on Applied Chemistry in Mexico. Formerly the president of the Mexican Polymer Society, he holds five patents and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, and Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, among others.

EDUARDO VIVALDO-LIMA is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Faculty of Chemistry at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and External Academic Member of the Institute for Polymer Research of the University of Waterloo in Canada. A former president of the Mexican Polymer Society, Dr. Vivaldo-Lima is a reviewer for quite a number of journals, including Polymer Engineering & Science, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, and Macromolecular Reaction Engineering.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Polymers and Polymer Types
  • Polymer States and Properties
  • Step-Growth Polymerization
  • Free Radical Polymerization
  • Coordination Polymerization
  • Copolymerization
  • Anionic Polymerization
  • Cationic Polymerizations
  • Crosslinking
  • Polymer Modification—Functionalization and Grafting
  • Polymer Additives
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering
  • Bulk and Solution Processes
  • Dispersed-Phase Polymerization Processes
  • New Polymerization Processes
  • Polymer Spectroscopy and Compositional Analysis
  • Polymer Molecular Weight Measurement
  • Light Scattering and its Applications in Polymer Characterization
  • Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering of Polymer Systems
  • Microscopy
  • Structure and Mechanical Properties of Polymers
  • Polymer Rheology
  • Principles of Polymer Processing
  • Blown Films and Ribbons Extrusion
  • Polymer Solutions and Processing
  • Wood and Natural Fiber-Based Composites (NFCs)
  • Polymer Blends
  • Thermosetting Polymers
  • Conducting Polymers
  • Dendritic Polymers
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Color Section