Contemporary Polymer Chemistry: An Overview of the Third Edition
Contemporary Polymer Chemistry is a book that provides comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible coverage of the relationship between fundamental chemistry and the uses of polymers. With help from new co-author James Mark, the book presents a complete overview of the synthetic, kinetic, structural, and applied aspects of modern polymer chemistry as well as coverage of industrial and medical applications[^1^]. The book is intended for chemists and chemical engineers involved in polymer chemistry.
The third edition of Contemporary Polymer Chemistry has been revised and expanded to include new topics and examples that reflect the latest developments in polymer science. Some of the new features are:
A new chapter on controlled polymerization, which covers various methods for achieving precise control over molecular weight, composition, architecture, and functionality of polymers[^1^].
A new section on thermodynamics of polymer blends, which explains the principles and applications of phase behavior, miscibility, and compatibility of polymer mixtures[^1^].
A new introduction to small-angle neutron scattering, which complements the existing chapter on light scattering by polymer solutions and provides a powerful technique for studying polymer structure and dynamics[^1^].
More examples of relevant synthetic chemistry in the chapter on step-growth polymerization[^1^].
More details about atom-transfer radical polymerization and reversible addition/fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization in the chapter on controlled polymerization[^1^].
More problems and worked examples throughout the book to enhance learning and understanding[^1^].
The third edition of Contemporary Polymer Chemistry is a valuable resource for students and professionals who want to learn more about the principles and applications of polymer chemistry.The book is organized into ten chapters that cover the following topics:
Introduction to chain molecules, which introduces the concept of polymers and their properties, classification, and nomenclature.
Step-growth polymerization, which describes the mechanism, kinetics, molecular weight distribution, and synthesis of linear and network polymers by condensation reactions.
Chain-growth polymerization, which explains the mechanism, kinetics, molecular weight distribution, and synthesis of linear and branched polymers by addition reactions.
Controlled polymerization, which discusses various methods for controlling the molecular weight, composition, architecture, and functionality of polymers by using living or controlled radical, cationic, anionic, or ring-opening polymerization.
Copolymers, microstructure, and stereoregularity, which examines the structure-property relationships of polymers with different monomer sequences and configurations.
Molecular weight and size of macromolecules in solution and bulk phases, which introduces the concepts and methods for measuring and characterizing the molecular weight and size of polymers in solution and bulk phases.
Thermodynamics of polymer mixtures, which covers the principles and applications of phase behavior, miscibility, and compatibility of polymer mixtures.
Light scattering by polymer solutions, which describes the theory and practice of light scattering techniques for studying polymer structure and dynamics in solution.
Small-angle neutron scattering by polymer solutions and melts, which complements the previous chapter by introducing the theory and practice of small-angle neutron scattering techniques for studying polymer structure and dynamics in solution and melt phases.
Structure-property relationships in polymers: mechanical behavior and transitions, which explores the relationship between the molecular structure and the mechanical properties and transitions of polymers.
The book also includes appendices that provide useful tables, data, formulas, and references for polymer chemistry. The book is written in a clear and concise style that makes it easy to follow and understand. The book also uses numerous examples, figures, tables, and problems to illustrate and reinforce the concepts presented. 061ffe29dd