Synthesis, structure, properties and applications

  • M. R. Tant
  • K. A. Mauritz
  • G. L. Wilkes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Synthesis and Structural Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Jérôme, Mieczyslaw Mazurek
      Pages 3-40
    3. Brian P. Grady, Stuart L. Cooper
      Pages 41-92
  3. Structure and Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Kenneth A. Mauritz
      Pages 95-157
    3. K. Chakrabarty, L-Y. Shao, R. A. Weiss
      Pages 158-207
    4. Richard A. Register, Robert K. Prud’homme
      Pages 208-260
    5. Martin R. Tant, Garth L. Wilkes
      Pages 261-289
    6. Malcolm A. F. Robertson, Howard L. Yeager
      Pages 290-330
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. H. L. Yeager, A. A. Gronowski
      Pages 333-364
    3. Ruskin Longworth, Herbert Nagel
      Pages 365-389
    4. Z. Gao, A. Molnár, A. Eisenberg
      Pages 390-443
    5. H. Reiff, D. Dieterich
      Pages 444-476
    6. Robert D. Lundberg
      Pages 477-501
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 503-514

About this book


Polymers have achieved an enviable position as the class of materials having the highest volume of production, exceeding that of both metals and ceramics. The meteoric rise in the production and utilization of polymers has been due to advances in polymer synthesis which allow the creation of specific and well-defined molecular structures, to new knowledge concerning the relationships between polymer structure and properties, and to an improved understanding of how processing can be used as a tool to develop morphological features which result in desired properties. Polymers have truly become 'engineered materials' in every sense of the term. Polymer scientists and engineers are forever seeking to modify and improve the properties of synthetic polymeric systems for use in specific applications. Towards this end they have often looked to nature for advice on how to design molecules for specific needs. An excellent illustration of this is the use of noncovalent bonding (ionic, hydrogen, and van der Waals) in lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, where these noncovalent bonds, acting both intra­ and intermolecularly, precisely control the structure and thus the function of the entire system. The utilization of ionic bonding, in particular in man-made polymers has attracted widespread interest in recent years, since ionic interactions exert a similar strong influence on the structure and properties of these synthetic systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. R. Tant
    • 1
  • K. A. Mauritz
    • 2
  • G. L. Wilkes
    • 3
  1. 1.Eastman Chemical CompanyKingsportUSA
  2. 2.Department of Polymer ScienceUniversity of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7153-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1461-2
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