Renewable-Resource Materials

New Polymer Sources

  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
  • L. H. Sperling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Review

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. H. Sperling, C. E. Carraher Jr.
      Pages 3-26
  3. Saccharides and Polysaccharides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. M. B. Amin, A. G. Maadhah, A. M. Usmani
      Pages 29-39
    3. Arthur J. Stipanovic, P. J. Giammatteo, S. B. Robie
      Pages 41-52
    4. Yoshinobu Naoshima, Charles E. Carraher Jr., Satomi Hirono, Tamara S. Bekele, Phillip D. Mykytiuk
      Pages 53-62
    5. Yoshinobu Naoshima, Charles E. Carraher Jr., Koichi Matsumoto
      Pages 63-73
    6. M. B. Amin, A. G. Maadhah, A. M. Usmani
      Pages 75-82
  4. Graft Polysaccharides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Bohuslav V. Kokta, Famakan Dembélé, Claude Daneault
      Pages 85-96
    3. George F. Fanta, Robert C. Burr, William M. Doane
      Pages 107-114
    4. Ernst Bayer, Martin Keck, Kurt E. Geckeler
      Pages 127-135
  5. Oils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. J. Kumanotani, K. Inoue, M. Achiwa, L. W. Chen
      Pages 163-176
    3. Sukumar Maiti, Sabyasachi Sinha Ray, Achintya K. Kundu
      Pages 187-203
  6. Proteins and Leather

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Richard O. Mohring, Ferdinand Rodriguez
      Pages 207-223
    3. Charles E. Carraher Jr., Louis G. Tisinger, William H. Tisinger
      Pages 225-233
    4. Paul L. Kronick, Bohdan Artymyshyn, Peter R. Buechler, William Wise
      Pages 235-250
    5. Peter R. Buechler, Paul L. Kronick, Frank Scholnick
      Pages 251-258
  7. Rubber, Lignin, and Tannin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Dipak K. Setua
      Pages 275-285
    3. Theodore M. Garver Jr., Simo Sarkanen
      Pages 287-303
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-332

About this book


I will plant in the wilderness the cedar the acacia-tree and the myrtle and the oil-tree; I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane-tree and the larch together; That they may see, and know and consider and understand together, That the hand of the Lord hath done this, ••• Isaiah, 41:19 and 20 (first portion) The need to improve our utilization of the Earth's natural resources is everyone's business, from every country. This book presents papers from all parts of the world on the subject of making new or improved polymers from renewable resources, be they plastics, elastomers, fibers, coatings, or adhesives. In important ways, this book constitutes part II of an edited work published by Plenum Press in 1983, "Polymer Applications of Renewable-Resource Materials. " To that extent, about half of the authors are the same. However, their papers present an update of their research three years later. The other half of the authors are entirely new. Bo~h of these books grew out of symposia sponsored by the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society. The papers for the present book are based loosely on a symposium held at the Miami Beach meeting in April, 1985. Unfortunately, interest in polymers from renewable resources fluctuates with the price and availability of petroleum oil. At the time of writing this preface, the price is low, and appears to be headed lower still.


composite elasticity nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) polymer polymers viscoelasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 1
  • L. H. Sperling
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  2. 2.Lehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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