• Rasel DasEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)


Polymer can be defined as a macromolecule, and due to its broad range of properties, they could play an essential role in everyday life. This chapter defines some terms of polymer and its chemistry for chain formation, mechanism of polymerization, methods for polymer characterization, etc. It also highlights the summary of each chapter of this book, i.e., the uses of both natural and synthetic polymers for water purification.


Polymer Definition Syntheisis Characterization Water purification 

References and Future Reading

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    Hamaide T, Holl Y, Fontaine L, Six J-L, Soldera A (2012) Teaching polymer chemistry: revisiting the syllabus. Open J Polym Chem 2:132CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Surface EngineeringLeipzigGermany

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