Flory and Friends

  • Gary Patterson
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


Although Wallace Carothers (1896-1937) was not alive to personally interact with the ongoing polymer science community, he left a legacy of publication that was quickly collected and edited by Herman Mark (1895-1992) and G. Stafford Whitby (1887-1972).


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    Flory PJ (1944) Network structures and the elastic properties of vulcanized rubber. Chem Reviews 35:51–75CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Flory PJ (1945) Thermodynamics of dilute solutions of high polymers. J Chem Phys 13:453–465CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Fox TG, Flory PJ (1950) Second-order transition temperatures and related properties of polystyrene: 1, influence of molecular weight. J Appl Phys 21:581–591CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Fox TG, Flory PJ, Bueche AM (1951) Treatment of osmotic and light scattering data for dilute solutions. J Am Chem Soc 73:285–289CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Mandelkern L, Krigbaum WR, Scheraga HA, Flory PJ (1952) Sedimentation behavior of flexible chain molecules: polyisobutylene. J Chem Phys 20:1392–1397CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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