As the first polymer book to receive the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title distinction (2007), Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provided undergraduate students with a much-needed, well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemis
Introduction to Polymers. Polymer Structure (Morphology). Molecular Weight of Polymers. Naturally Occurring Polymers. Step-Reaction Polymerization (Polycondensation Reactions). Ionic Chain Reaction and Complex Coordination Polymerization (Addition Polymerization). Free Radical Chain Polymerization (Addition Polymerization). Copolymerization. Organometallic and Metalloid Polymers. Inorganic Polymers. Reactions of Polymers. Testing and Spectrometric Characterization of Polymers. Rheology and Physical Tests. Additives. Synthesis of Reactants and Intermediates for Polymers. Polymer Technology. Appendices. Index.