Introduction to Polymer Chemistry, Fourth Edition

Charles E. Carraher Jr.

January 11, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 560 Pages - 350 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498737616 - CAT# K26547

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Recipient of a 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award by Choice Magazine, the publishing branch of the ACRL, a division of the American Library Association.

  • Covers organic intensive chapters up front, before physical aspects
  • Discusses the analytical and physical nature of materials
  • Brief case studies are woven within the text as historical accounts to illustrate various developments and concepts
  • Contains updated exercises, learning summaries, glossaries, and suggestions for further reading
  • Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoptions.


Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provides 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 chemistry and materials, this fourth edition continues to provide detailed coverage of natural and synthetic giant molecules, inorganic and organic polymers, elastomers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, blends, caulks, composites, and ceramics. Building on undergraduate work in foundational courses, the text fulfills the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (ACS CPT) in-depth course requirement

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