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Polymer synthesis and characterization : a laboratory manual
Sandler, Stanley R., 1935-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Academic Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
xvii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Contains some of the procedures from the three-volume set of Polymer syntheses, second edition [1994-96] by Stanley R. Sandler and Wolf Karo, as well as new procedures and a new section on polymer characterization"--Pref.
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Central Library QD281.P6 P638 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This laboratory manual covers important techniques for polymer synthesis and characterization, and provides newcomers with a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of highlighted techniques. The reader will benefit from the clear writing style and straightforward approach to fairly complex ideas. The book also provides references that the more advanced reader can use to obtain in-depth explanations of techniques. Polymer Synthesis and Characterization will serve as a useful resource for industrial technicians and researchers in polymer chemistry and physics, material science, and analytical chemistry.

Combines the extensive industrial and teaching experience of the authors Introduces the user to the concept of "Good Manufacturing Practice" Presents experiments that are representative of a wide variety of polymerization and characterization methods Includes numerous references for more advanced students, technicians, and researcher

Author Notes

Dr. Stanley R. Sandler won the R&D 100 Award offered by the industry in 1990 for a significant commercial process to prepare an important organic intermediate. In addition to this honor, he has over 100 publications involving patents, books, an encyclopedia article, several journal articles, and he is currently a referee for several journals. Sandler received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Penn State University.

Wolf Karo was a winner of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. He holds a number of patents, and has been active in developing applications of monodispersed microspheres in diagnostic testing and other areas of biotechnology. Karo received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Polymer Syntheses
A Polymerization of Styrene
Experiment 1 Preparation of Polystyrene by the Free Radical Polymerization Process
Experiment 2 Preparation of Polystyrene by the Emulsion Polymerization Process
Experiment 3 Preparation of Polystyrene by the Anionic Polymerization Method
Experiment 4 Preparation of Polystyrene by the Cationic Polymerization Process
B Polymerization of Acrylic Esters
Experiment 5 Bulk Photopolymerization of Methyl Methacrylate: A Test Tube Demonstration
Experiment 6 Suspension Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate
Experiment 7 Redox Emulsion Polymerization of Ethyl Acrylate
C Polyamides
Experiment 8 Preparation of Poly(hexamethylene sebacamide)(Nylon 6-10) by the Interfacial Polymerization Technique
D Polyesters
Experiment 9 Preparation of Poly(1,4-butylene isophthalate)
E Epoxy Resins
Experiment 10 Preparation of A Cured Epoxy Resin by the Room Temperature Reaction ofBisphenol A Diglycidyl Ether with Polyamines
F Vinyl Acetate Polymers and Reactions
Experiment 11 Seed Emulsion Terpolymerization of Vinyl Acetate, Butyl Acrylate, and Vinyl Neodecanoate with Gradual Monomer and Initiator Additions
Experiment 12 Preparation of Poly(vinyl alcohol) by the Alcoholysis of Poly(vinyl Acetate)
Polymer Characterization
Experiment 13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Experiment 14 Infrared Spectroscopy
Experiment 15 Thermogravimetric Analysis. Experiment 16:Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Experiment 17 Dilute Solution Viscosity of Polymers
Experiment 18 Gel Permeation Chromatography
Experiment 19 Light Scattering
Experiment 20 End Group Analysis
Experiment 21 X-Ray Diffraction
Experiment 22 Optical Microscopy
Experiment 23 Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
Subject Index

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