© 1984

New Monomers and Polymers

  • Bill M. Culbertson
  • Charles U. PittmanJr.

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Richard W. Thomas, Tejraj M. Aminabhavi, Patrick E. Cassidy
    Pages 1-28
  3. B. A. Reinhardt, G. A. Loughran, F. E. Arnold, E. J. Soloski
    Pages 29-40
  4. Lon J. Mathias, Sharf U. Ahmed, Peter D. Livant
    Pages 55-65
  5. F. J. Williams, A. S. Hay, H. M. Relles, J. C. Carnahan, G. R. Loucks, B. M. Boulette et al.
    Pages 67-101
  6. Charles E. Carraher Jr., Tushar A. Manek, David J. Giron, Mary L. Trombley, Kathy M. Casberg, William J. Scott
    Pages 133-148
  7. Charles E. Carraher Jr., Andrew L. Gasper, Mary L. Trombley, Fred L. DeRoos, David J. Giron, George G. Hess et al.
    Pages 149-162
  8. Samuel J. Huang, Peter T. Trzasko
    Pages 163-172
  9. Smarajit Mitra
    Pages 185-200
  10. William H. Daly, Shih-Jen Wu
    Pages 201-222
  11. Warren W. Kaeding, George C. Barile
    Pages 223-241
  12. Marvin D. Rausch, David W. Macomber, Francis G. Fang, Charles U. Pittman Jr., T. V. Jayaraman, Ralph D. Priester Jr.
    Pages 243-267
  13. John E. Sheats, Fred Hessel, Louis Tsarouhas, Kenneth G. Podejko, Thomas Porter, L. R. Kool et al.
    Pages 269-284
  14. J. E. Mulvaney
    Pages 311-327

About this book


Interest in preparing new polymers peaked about 1966. Since that time, industrial and government support for the synthesis and study of new polymers has steadily declined. Gone are the good days when government funds supported a great push to attain ulti­ mate thermal stability for organic polymeric materials. Gone are the good days when many chemical companies, encouraged by the obvious potential for rewards, had great interest and provided support for preparing new polymers. We now often hear managers say "we have enough polymers" or "all we need to do is find additional and better ways to use existing polymers. " The latter often in­ cludes the statement, "we can get the new materials that are wanted from polymer alloys or blends. " Interest in preparing new monomers has also waned, even though it is well recognized that monomers with special functionality are greatly needed to fine-tune existing polymers for specific tasks. Shrinkage of interest in new monomer and polymer research has not come about solely as a result of the obvious maturity of the polymers industry. Since uses for polymers continue to grow and there is still room for good concepts to study, lack of market growth and fields of study have probably not significantly contribu­ ted to that shrinkage.


Potential fields metals polymer stability star

Editors and affiliations

  • Bill M. Culbertson
    • 1
  • Charles U. PittmanJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Ashland Chemical CompanyColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Mississippi State UniversityMississippiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Monomers and Polymers
  • Editors Charles U. Pittman
    Bill M. Culbertson
  • Series Title Polymer Science and Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41477-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-4621-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-4619-7
  • Series ISSN 0093-6286
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 494
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physics, general
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