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Handbook for the Chemical Analysis of Plastic and Polymer Additives, Second Edition


Michael Bolgar, Jack Hubball, Joseph Groeger, Susan Meronek
September 25, 2015

Polymers have undoubtedly changed the world through many products that improve our lives. However, additives used to modify the overall characteristics of these materials may not be fully disclosed or understood. These additives may present possible environmental and health hazards. It is important ...

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends


Gary D. Patterson, James E. Mark, Joel Fried, Do Yoon
August 24, 2015

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends is the first full-length treatment of the life and work of Paul John Flory, recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1974. It presents a chronological progression of his scientific, professional, and personal achievements as recounted and written by...

Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications


Ashok Kumar
March 3, 2016

The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews, and...

Functional Hydrogels in Drug Delivery: Key Features and Future Perspectives

Umile Gianfranco Spizzirri, Giuseppe Cirillo
August 16, 2017

The book deals with the synthesis and characterization of hydrogels specifically used as drug delivery systems. Each chapter includes the most recent updates about the different starting materials employed and the improvement of their physicochemical and biological properties to synthetize high...

Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization: Fundamentals to Applications

Samir Chikkali, Ashootosh V. Ambade, Bas de Bruin, Michael Shaver
August 15, 2017

The proposed book focusses on metal mediated/catalyzed “controlled/living radical polymerization” (CRP/LRP) methods. It surveys a wide variety of catalyzed polymerization reactions, making it essentially a “one stop” review in the field. A significant contribution to polymer science is “metathesis...

Concise Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials

Munmaya Mishra
August 14, 2017

The Concise Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials presents new and selected content from the 11-volume Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials Encyclopedia. The carefully culled content includes groundbreaking work from the earlier published work as well as exclusive...

Green Nanotechnology

Oleg Figovsky, Dmitry Beilin
August 10, 2017

Green nanotechnology has two goals: producing nanomaterials and products without harming the environment or human health, and producing nanoproducts that provide solutions to environmental problems. It uses existing principles of green chemistry and green engineering to make nanomaterials and...

Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications

Vaibhav Jain, Akshay Kokil
August 01, 2017

Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications provides a basic introduction to the optical properties of polymers, as well as a systematic overview of the latest developments in their nano engineering applications. Covering an increasingly important class of materials...

Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes

Jianhua Fang, Jinli Qiao, David P. Wilkinson, Jiujun Zhang
July 26, 2017

Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes covers PEMs from fundamentals to applications, describing their structure, properties, characterization, synthesis, and use in electrochemical energy storage and solar energy conversion technologies. Featuring chapters authored by leading experts from...

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering

Magdi El Messiry
June 23, 2017

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering sheds light on the area of the natural fiber textile composites with new research on their applications, the material used, the methods of preparation, the different types of polymers, the selection of raw materials, the elements of design the natural...

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization

Kal Renganathan Sharma
June 14, 2017

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization describes the thermodynamic basis for miscibility as well as the mathematical models used to predict the compositional window of miscibility and construct temperature versus volume-fraction phase diagrams. The book covers the...

Iontronics: Ionic Carriers in Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

Janelle Leger, Magnus Berggren, Sue Carter
June 14, 2017

The field of organic electronics promises exciting new technologies based on inexpensive and mechanically flexible electronic devices, and is now seeing the beginning of commercial success. On the sidelines of this increasingly well-established field are several emerging technologies with...

Functional Polymers: Design, Synthesis, and Applications

Raja Shunmugam
June 13, 2017

This new book covers the synthetic as well application aspects of functional polymers. It highlights modern trends in the field and showcases the recent characterization techniques that are being employed in the field of polymer science. The chapters are written by top-notch scientists who are...

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

Jinsong Leng, Alan Kin-tak Lau
May 22, 2017

The novel properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites make them useful for a broad range of applications in fields as diverse as space exploration, bioengineering, car manufacturing, and organic solar cell development, just to name a few. Presenting an overview of polymer nanocomposites,...

Lightweight and Sustainable Materials for Automotive Applications

Omar Faruk, Jimi Tjong, Mohini Sain
May 18, 2017

Automotive manufacturers are required to decrease CO2 emissions and increase fuel economy while assuring driver comfort and safety. In recent years, there has been rapid development in the application of lightweight and sustainable materials in the automotive industry to help meet these criteria....