Contributions from more than 1,100 articles presented by prominent polymer scientistsApproximately 650 figures and 22,000 referencesQuick access to key concepts with cross-references for general subject areas, subject index, and alphabetical organization of topicsConcentrated, potent collection of valuable material from the 12-volume encyclopedia - in one volume
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.
Table of Contents
Additives o Adhesives o Adsorptive Resins o Alloys o Alternating Copolymers o Antibacterial Polymers o Antifoaming Agents Antifouling Materials o Amphiphilic Materials o Barrier Materials Batteries o Biodegradable Materials o Bioerodible Materials Biomaterials o Biomimetic Materials o Biopolymers o Biosensors o Blends o Block Copolymer Micelles o Branched Polymers o Building Materials o Calixarenes o Carbon Fibers o Carbon Monoxide o Copolymers o Catalysts o Ceramic Precursors o Chemical Amplification Resists o Chemical Sensors o Coatings o Colloids o Comb-Like Materials o Compatibilizers o Composites o Conjugated Polymers o Contact Lenses o Cosmetic Materials o Cyclopolymerization o Degradation o Dendrimers o Drag Reducing Agents o Drug Delivery Systems o Elastomers o Electroconducting Materials o Electrooptical Materials o Electrorheological Materials o Emulsion Polymerization o Environmentally Degradable Polymers o Engineering Thermoplastics o Enzyme-Catalyzed Polymerization o Ferroelectric o Polymers o Fibers o Fillers o Flame Retardants o Flocculants o Fluorine-Containing Polymers o Foams o Food Polymers o Free Radical Polymerization o Functional Materials o Gas Permeable Polymers o Gels o Gradient Polymers o Graft Polymers o Group Transfer Polymerization o Gums o Hair Care Polymers o High Modulus Materials o High Performance Polymers o High Solids Coatings o High Strength Materials o High Temperature Materials o Host-Guest Materials o Hydrogels o Hydrophilic Materials o Hydrophobic Materials o Hyperbranched Polymers o Immobilized Enzymes o Inclusion Complexes o Initiators o Inorganic Materials o Intelligent Materials o Interpenetrating Polymer Networks o Inverse-Emulsion/Suspension Polymerization o Ion-Chelating Polymers o Ionomers o Lacquers o Ladder Polymers o Langmuir-Blodget Film o Liquid Crystalline Materials o Living Polymerization o Macrocycles o Macromonomers o Membranes o Metathesis Polymerization o Microbial Polymers o Microcapsules o Microemulsion Polymerization o Modified Natural Products o Molecular Assemblies o Monodisperse Polymers o Monodisperse Particles o Networks o Oligomers o Optical Fibers o Optically Active Polymers o Organic/Inorganic Materials o Organometallic Materials o Oxidative Coupling Polymerization o Paints o Paper o Photopolymers o Polyampholytes o Polyelectrolyte Complexes o Polyelectrolytes o Polymeric Compatibilizers o Polymeric Drugs o Polymeric Initiators o Polymeric Surfactants o Plastics o Printing Inks o Recyclable Materials o Reinforcing Agents o Release Coatings o Resins o Ring-Opening Polymerization o Rotaxanic Materials o Rubbers o Sealants o Scale Inhibitors o Self-Assembled Materials o Skin Care Polymers o Spiro Polymers o Star Polymers o Superabsorbent Materials o Surface Modified Materials o Suspension Polymerization o Telechelics o Template Polymerization o Thermosensitive Materials o Thickeners o Topochemical Polymerization o Ultrathin Films o Vulcanization o Waterborne Coatings o Water-Soluble Polymers o Wood Composites o Zwitterionic Polymerization
"This book should be in most libraries where the student can find beginning data on many topics in polymeric materials."
"…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,Choice, March 1999
"This concise version would be a good addition for a collection, which did not contain the main work. It would be a handy reference work for a researcher to have in office or laboratory."
-Robert Michaelson in E-Streams, December 1999