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
A laboratory manual for university courses as well as professional training courses in polymer science. Experiments cover a wide variety of polymerization and characterization methods, and are designed to be completed in one laboratory period using limited quantities of materials. Assumes familiarity with organic chemistry and a previous course in polymer chemistry where the mechanisms of the various polymer reactions illustrated by these experiments have already been covered. Many, but not all, of the preparations were taken from a three-volume series, , published by Academic Press in 1992, 1994, and 1996. Plastic comb binding. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.