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Interactions of Surfactants with Polymers and Proteins

E. Desmond Goddard
November 29, 2017

Interactions of Surfactants with Polymers and Proteins covers work done in this area over the last 30 years and examines in detail the physico-chemical, microstructural, and applications aspects of interactions of surfactants with polymers and proteins in bulk surfaces and at interfaces. The...

Polyurethane Foam Sorbents in Separation Science

November 29, 2017

The purpose of this book is to present in a monographic and systematised form a review of all the literature devoted to polyurethane-based polymeric sorbents in separation chemistry. The primary types of sorbents dealt with are polyurethane foams and open-pore polyurethanes. The structure of the...

Telechelic Polymers: Synthesis and Applications

Eric J. Goethals
November 29, 2017

This first-of-its-kind publication reviews the most impor-tant literature on the synthesis, properties, and applications of telechelic polymers. Written by a group of internationally known ex-perts in the field, this text contains a review table which allows the reader to search for given polymers...

Synthesis and Polymerization of Metal-Containing Monomers

Anatoly D. Pomogailo
November 29, 2017

This book overviews methods for the synthesis of metal-containing monomers with various types of metal bonds to the organic moiety of the molecule, such as ionic, covalent, donor-acceptor, and others. Published data on homopolymerization, copolymerization, and graft polymerization of these monomers...

Polymers for Electronic Applications

J.H. Lai
November 29, 2017

The object of this book is to review and to discuss some important applications of polymers in electronics. The first three chapters discuss the current primary applications of polymers in semiconductor device manufacturing: polymers as resist materials for integrated circuit fabrication,...

Models of Biopolymers By Ring-Opening Polymerization

Stanislaw Penczek
November 29, 2017

There are a number of methods used to synthetically prepare biopolymers, their models, and bioanalogous polymers. This work approaches the syntheses of the three major groups of biopolymers existing in nature - polypeptides, polysaccharides, and nucleic and teichoic acids - by ring-opening...

Carbon Nanotubes for Polymer Reinforcement

Peng-Cheng Ma, Jang-Kyo Kim
November 22, 2017

Discovered in the twentieth century, carbon nanotubes (CNT) were an integral part of science and industry by the beginning of the twenty first century, revolutionizing chemistry, physics, and materials science. More recent advances in carbon nanotube production methods have resulted in a tremendous...

Functional Polymeric Composites: Macro to Nanoscales

Chin Hua Chia, Chin Han Chan, Sabu Thomas
November 16, 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...

Plastics Technology Handbook, Fifth Edition

Manas Chanda
November 01, 2017

Updated throughout to reflect advances over the last decade, the Fifth Edition continues the handbook’s tradition of authoritative coverage of fundamentals, production methods, properties, and applications of plastics and polymer-based materials. It covers tooling for plastics fabrication processes...

Chemical Engineering of Polymers: Production of Functional and Flexible Materials

Omari V. Mukbaniani, Marc J. M. Abadie, Tamara Tatrishvili
October 30, 2017

In this important volume, the structures and functions of these advanced polymer and composite systems are evaluated with respect to improved or novel performance, and the potential implications of those developments for the future of polymer-based composites and multifunctional materials are...


Martin Alberto Masuelli
October 23, 2017

This book examines the whole range of modern packaging options. It covers edible packaging based on carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidative and antimicrobial packaging, and the chemistry of food and food packaging, such as plasticization and polymer morphology. Issues related to shelf life and...

Functionalized Polysulfones: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Silvia Ioan
October 23, 2017

Functionalized Polysulfones: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications focuses on polysulfones and their derivatives, which are widely used as functional materials in the biochemical, industrial, and medical fields due to their structural and physical characteristics, such as good optical...