Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry: A Problem-Solving Approach, Second Edition

Manas Chanda

January 11, 2013 by CRC Press
Textbook - 770 Pages - 240 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466553842 - CAT# K15289

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  • Emphasizes the reaction parameters important in controlling polymerization rates, degree of polymerization, and structural features such as branching and cross-linking
  • Includes worked numerical examples and exercise problems to reinforce concepts and stimulate deeper thinking
  • Emphasizes polymerization kinetics
  • Devotes individual self-contained chapters to primary types of polymerization reactions: condensation, free radical, ionic, coordination, and ring-opening
  • Provides elaborate state-of-the-art accounts of living/controlled radical polymerization and application of "click" chemistry for complex polymer synthesis illustrated with practical examples

A solutions manual and PowerPoint® slides are available with qualifying course adoption.


Industry and academia remain fascinated with the diverse properties and applications of polymers. However, most introductory books on this enormous and important field do not stress practical problem solving or include recent advances, which are critical for the modern polymer scientist-to-be. Updating the popular first edition of "the polymer book for the new millennium," Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry: A Problem-Solving Approach, Second Edition seamlessly integrates exploration of the fundamentals of polymer science and polymer chemistry.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Chapter on living/controlled radical polymerization, using a unique problem-solving approach
  • Chapter on polymer synthesis by "click" chemistry, using a unique problem-solving approach
  • Relevant and practical work-out problems and case studies
  • Examples of novel methods of synthesis of complex polymer molecules by exciting new techniques
  • Figures and schematics of the novel synthetic pathways described in the new examples

Author Manas Chanda takes an innovative problem-solving approach in which the text presents worked-out problems or questions with answers at every step of the development of a new theory or concept, ensuring a better grasp of the subject and scope for self study. Containing 286 text-embedded solved problems and 277 end-of-chapter home-study problems (fully answered separately in a Solutions Manual), the book provides a comprehensive understanding of the subject. These features and more set this book apart from other currently available polymer chemistry texts.


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