© 1986

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

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Renewable-Resource Materials
  • Book Subtitle New Polymer Sources
  • Authors Charles E. Carraher
    L. H. Sperling
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-42271-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9295-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-2205-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 332
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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