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Advances in Polymer Synthesis

  • Bill M. Culbertson
  • James E. McGrath

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. G. Riess, J. M. Schwob, G. Guth, M. Roche, B. Laude
    Pages 27-49
  3. James W. Cleary
    Pages 173-185
  4. Charles E. Carraher Jr., Raymond J. Linville
    Pages 187-201
  5. V. Percec, H. Nava, J. M. Rodriguez-Parada
    Pages 235-250
  6. M. Uribe, K. A. Hodd
    Pages 251-273
  7. Peter G. Edelman, Richard J. Mathisen, Samuel J. Huang
    Pages 275-290
  8. C. H. Bamford, I. P. Middleton, Y. Satake, K. G. Al-Lamee
    Pages 291-320
  9. Roderic P. Quirk
    Pages 321-346
  10. R. D. Allen, T. E. Long, J. E. McGrath
    Pages 347-362
  11. Martin A. Doherty, Thieo E. Hogen-Esch
    Pages 363-380
  12. F. C. Schwab, J. G. Murray
    Pages 381-404
  13. Ramani Narayan, G. T. Tsao
    Pages 405-417
  14. Claude Lavallee, Daniel Grenier, Robert E. Prud’homme, Alain Leborgne, Nicolas Spassky
    Pages 441-460
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 517-553

About this book

Introduction

"Polymer Science and Engineering: Challenges, Needs, and Opportunities," a report issued in 1981 by the National Research Council's ad hoc Panel on Polymer Science and Engineering gives ample support for the urgent need of increased commitment to basic studies on polymers. Needs and opportunities, mentioned in the Panel's list, included polymerization methods, specialty polymers, high performance materials, and in situ (reaction injection molding) polymerization for direct conversion of monomers/oligomers to useful shapes. Clearly, in all these and several other areas, advances in polymer synthesis are needed. Whether one takes a look at the commodity or specialty polymers area or considers areas of growing needs, such as polymers for the automotive, aerospace, electronics, communications, separations, packaging, biomedical, etc., advances in polymer synthesis are needed. Polymeric materials, as they are constantly being modified and improved, fine-tuned for current and additional needs, and more readily adopted by industry and the public, will have a vastly expanding influence on everyday life. However, lack of long-term support of meaningful size for basic research on all facets of polymer chemistry and engineering, with particular emphasis on making needed advances in polymer synthesis, could well stunt the growth of high techn.ology in our country. Expanding this thought, lack of attention to basic research on polymer synthesis could help foster or insure that we won't have materials with performance profiles to meet requirements of emerging technologies and national needs, in a reasonably economic and timely fashion.

Keywords

Copolymer polyamide polyester polymer polymerization

Editors and affiliations

  • Bill M. Culbertson
    • 1
  • James E. McGrath
    • 2
  1. 1.Ashland Chemical CompanyColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2121-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9254-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2121-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0093-6286
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