Polycondensation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642394299
  • ISBN-13: 9783642394294
  • DDC: 547.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 291 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book reports on origin and history of polycondensation chemistry beginning in the first half of the 19th century. Furthermore, history and inventors of the most important polycondensates, such as Nylons, PET or polycarbonates, are described. The classical theory of step-growth polymerizations is discussed in the light of the latest experimental and theoretical results. Particular emphasis is laid on the role of cyclization reactions. Special categories of polycondensation processes are discussed in more detail: syntheses of hyperbranched and multicyclic polymers, non-stoichiometric polycondensations, interfacial polycondensations, solid state polycondensations, condensative chain polymerizations etc.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: History.
3: Experiments before World War I.
4: Wallace H. Carothers: Life and Work.
5: Paul J. Flory and the Classical Theory of Polycondensation.
6: W. H. Stockmayer and the Role of Equilibration.
7: Important Polycondensates.
8: New Results.
9: The Role of Cyclization and a New Theory of Polycondensation.
10: Non-Stoichiometric Polycondensations.
11: Ring-Opening Polycondensation.
12: Hyperbranched Polymers by a2 + bn Polycondensation.
13: Hyperbranched Polymers by abn Polycondensations.
14: Multicyclic Polymers.
15: Polycondensation Via Electrostatic Self-Assembly.
16: Solid State Polycondensation.
17: Combined Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP) and Polycondensation.
18: Condensative Chain Polymerization.