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Concise polymeric materials encyclopedia
Salamone, Joseph C., 1939-
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
1706 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Concise Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia culls the most used, widely applicable articles from the Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia - more than 1,100 - and presents them to you in a condensed, well-ordered format. Featuring contributions from more than 1,800 scientists from all over the world, the book discusses a vast array of subjects related to the:
synthesis, properties, and applications of polymeric materials
development of modern catalysts in preparing new or modified polymers
modification of existing polymers by chemical and physical processes
biologically oriented polymers
This comprehensive, easy-to-use resource on modern polymeric materials serves as an invaluable addition to reference collections in the polymer field.

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The more than 1,000 articles in this work are condensed from Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia (12v., CH, Jun'97). The editor has high recognition in polymer science, and the contributors are largely from academia, with a few from industry and research institutions. Taking a broad approach to polymeric materials, the editor has included articles on the development of new catalysts to modify polymers and synthesize new ones. Approximately half the articles treat classes of compounds and typically stress synthesis, preparation, properties, and applications. Particular attention is given to biologically oriented polymers and to those with health care applications. The brief review articles are organized in sections and contain many cross-references to related subjects. Most articles can be readily comprehended by undergraduates, albeit they are slightly more advanced than Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering(22v., 1985- ). Structural diagrams and other figures are provided where appropriate, and each article ends with an extensive bibliography of patents, well-known journals, and other sources in polymer science; more obscure sources are excluded, and article titles are omitted. Unlike Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (Kirk-Othmer, 25v., CH, Mar'93), this work does not use CAS Registry numbers, which might aid identification of certain polymers and assist further searching. Materials are indexed in both polymeric and monomeric forms, and overall indexing is satisfactory. Although the binding may not stand up to heavy use, the quality of the articles and the reasonable price make this an excellent purchase for institutions with science programs that do not own Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia; those with undergraduate concentrations in polymer science or graduate programs in polymer science, chemical engineering, chemistry, or biotechnology will require the entire parent set. M. A. Manion University of Massachusetts at Lowell