Polymer Chemistry

  • Sebastian Koltzenburg
  • Michael Maskos
  • Oskar Nuyken

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sebastian Koltzenburg, Michael Maskos, Oskar Nuyken
    Pages 1-16
  3. Sebastian Koltzenburg, Michael Maskos, Oskar Nuyken
    Pages 17-37
  4. Sebastian Koltzenburg, Michael Maskos, Oskar Nuyken
    Pages 39-91
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    Pages 93-103
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    Pages 105-117
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    Pages 119-139
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    Pages 141-162
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    Pages 163-204
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    Pages 205-244
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    Pages 245-292
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    Pages 293-319
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    Pages 349-380
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    Pages 407-424
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    Pages 425-438
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    Pages 493-513

About this book

Introduction

This comprehensive textbook describes the synthesis, characterization and technical and engineering applications of polymers. Offering a broad and balanced introduction to the basic concepts of macromolecular chemistry and to the synthesis and physical chemistry of polymers, it is the ideal text for graduate students and advanced Masters students starting out in polymer science. Building on the basic principles of organic chemistry and thermodynamics, it provides an easily understandable and highly accessible introduction to the topic. Step by step, readers will obtain a detailed and well-founded understanding of this vibrant and increasingly important subject area at the intersection between chemistry, physics, engineering and the life sciences.
Following a different approach than many other textbooks in the field, the authors, with their varying backgrounds (both from academia and industry), offer a new perspective. Starting with a clear and didactic introduction, the book discusses basic terms and sizes and shapes of polymers and macromolecules. There then follow chapters dedicated to polymers in solutions, molar mass determination, and polymers in the solid state, incl. (partially) crystalline or amorphous polymers as well as their application as engineering materials. Based on this information, the authors explain the most important polymerization methods and techniques. Often neglected in other textbooks, there are chapters on technical polymers, functional polymers, elastomers and liquid crystalline polymers, as well as polymers and the environment. An overview of current trends serves to generate further interest in present and future developments in the field.
This book is the English translation of the successful German textbook "Polymere", which was awarded the Chemical Industry in Germany’s 2015 literature Prize (“Literaturpreis des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie”) for its innovative, novel approach, and its good accessibility and readability, while at the same time providing comprehensive coverage of the field of polymer science.

Keywords

Polymer Chemistry textbook Plastics Polymer Analysis Polymer Physics Polymer Synthesis Polymer science textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Koltzenburg
    • 1
  • Michael Maskos
    • 2
  • Oskar Nuyken
    • 3
  1. 1.Functional BiopolymersBASF SE, GMM/B - B001LudwigshafenGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer ICT-IMMMainzGermany
  3. 3.GarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49279-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49277-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49279-6
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