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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...

Natural-Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Tatiana G. Volova, Yuri S. Vinnik, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, Nadejda M. Markelova, Gennady E. Zaikov
April 18, 2017

This new book presents the authors’ biomedical studies of natural degradable biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates [PHAs]) and discusses the demand for medical-grade materials and modern trends, focusing on the present status and future potential of PHAs. The authors present and summarize their most...

Handbook of Telechelic Polyesters, Polycarbonates, and Polyethers

Sophie M. Guillaume
April 18, 2017

Telechelic polymers have garnered a great deal of scientific interest due to their reactive chain-end functions. This comprehensive book compiles and details the basic principles of and cutting-edge research in telechelic polyesters, polycarbonates, and polyethers, ranging from synthesis to...

Functional Polymeric Composites: Macro to Nanoscales

Chin Hua Chia, Chin Han Chan, Sabu Thomas
April 15, 2017

This new work, Functional Polymeric Composites: Macro to Nanoscales, focuses on new challenges, findings, opportunities, and applications in the area of polymer composites. The chapters, written prominent researchers from academia, industry, and research institutes from around the world, present...

Polymer Nanocomposites for Dielectrics

Katie Zhong, Bin Li
January 12, 2017

Polymers have been used as dielectric materials owing to their light weight, great flexibility, and processability as well as high insulation properties. To enhance their performance for various desired dielectric applications, fabrication of polymeric nanocomposites is believed to be one of...

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry, Fourth Edition

Charles E. Carraher Jr.
January 11, 2017

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...

Polymer Glasses

Connie B. Roth
December 21, 2016

"the present book will be of great value for both newcomers to the field and mature active researchers by serving as a coherent and timely introduction to some of the modern approaches, ideas, results, emerging understanding, and many open questions in this fascinating field of polymer glasses,...

Green Polymer Composites Technology: Properties and Applications

November 07, 2016

This book is a comprehensive introduction to "green" or environmentally friendly polymer composites developed using renewable polymers of natural origin such as starch, lignin, cellulose acetate, poly-lactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxylalkanoates (PHA), polyhydroxylbutyrate (PHB), etc., and the...

Polymeric Foams: Innovations in Processes, Technologies, and Products

Shau-Tarng Lee
October 26, 2016

Polymeric foams are sturdy yet lightweight materials with applications across a variety of industries, from packaging to aerospace. As demand for these materials increase, so does innovation in the development of new processes and products. This book captures the most dynamic advances in processes,...

Aqueous Polymeric Coatings for Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms, Fourth Edition

Linda A. Felton
October 13, 2016

Aqueous-based film coating has become routine in the pharmaceutical industry. This process eliminates the use of organic solvents and thus avoids economic, environmental, and toxicological issues related to residual solvents and solvent recovery. Aqueous-based coating, however, is complex and many...

Block Copolymer Nanocomposites

Galder Kortaberria, Agnieszka Tercjak
October 06, 2016

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites based on block copolymers. Because of the self-assembly capability of block copolymers for the generation of nanostructures, besides their ability to nanostructure thermosetting matrices such as...

Tailoring of Nanocomposite Dielectrics: From Fundamentals to Devices and Applications

Toshikatsu Tanaka, Alun S. Vaughan
October 06, 2016

This book illustrates interfacial properties, preparation, characterization, devices, and applications from the standpoint of nano-interfacial tailoring. Since the primary focus of the book is on the use of nanocomposite dielectrics in electrical applications, chapters are devoted to directly...

Multi Frequency EPR Spectroscopy of Conjugated Polymers and Their Nanocomposites

Victor I. Krinichnyi
September 28, 2016

Conjugated polymeric materials and their nanocomposites are widely used for the creation of alternative sources of renewable energy, cell phone screens, mobile gadgets, video players and OLED-TV, as well as organic diodes, transistors, sensors, etc. with field-dependent and spin-assisted electronic...