© 2007

Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook

  • James E. Mark

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. R. Sundararajan
      Pages 3-24
    3. Chandima Kumudinie Jayasuriya, Jagath K. Premachandra
      Pages 25-40
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 42-42
    2. Carin A. Helfer, Wayne L. Mattice
      Pages 43-57
    3. Joel R. Fried
      Pages 59-65
    4. Andrzej Kloczkowski, Andrzej Kolinski
      Pages 67-81
    5. Mohamed Daoud, H. Eugene Stanley, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 83-89
  4. Thermodynamic Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 92-92
    2. George I. Makhatadze
      Pages 103-143
    3. Jianye Wen
      Pages 145-154
    4. Yong Yang
      Pages 155-163
    5. L. Mandelkern, R. G. Alamo
      Pages 165-186
    6. Donald J. Plazek, Kia L. Ngai
      Pages 187-215
    7. Joel R. Fried
      Pages 217-232
    8. Robert A. Orwoll, Pamela A. Arnold
      Pages 233-257
    9. P. R. Sundararajan
      Pages 259-287
    10. W. Zeng, Y. Du, Y. Xue, H. L. Frisch
      Pages 289-303

About this book


This handbook offers concise information on the properties of polymeric materials, particularly those most relevant to the areas of physical chemistry and chemical physics. In the second edition of Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook, each chapter has been extensively updated and revised. The number of  chapters have increased from 52 to 63 to include novel polymeric structures, specifically rotaxanes and related materials, self-assembly materials, foldamer supramolecular structures, tribology, mechanical properties of single molecules, and dendrimers, as well as reinforcing phases in polymers, including carbon black, silica, clays and other layered fillers, POSS, carbon nanotubes, and reinforcement theory. The study of complex materials is highly interdisciplinary, and new findings are scattered among a large selection of scientific and engineering journals. Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook is a comprehensive and authoritative compilation that brings together data and supporting information from experts in the different disciplines contributing to the rapidly growing area of polymers and complex materials.


Copolymer NMR X-Ray X-ray scattering chemistry crystal glass liquid magnetic properties morphology nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) polymer polymers spectroscopy thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • James E. Mark
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati

Bibliographic information


From the reviews of the second edition:

"This edition of Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook is a mammoth undertaking with 63 chapters divided into nine parts and 100 distinguished contributors with affiliations in industry, academia, and governmental agencies. The objectives of the book are very ambitious. … The compilations of physical properties are very readable and, depending on one’s interests, range from the mundane and practical to the esoteric. … All in all, this is a very useful compendium and should have a place on every polymer scientist’s bookshelf." (George Christopher Martin, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 130 (3), 2008)

"This handbook covers an enormous range of properties of polymeric materials, particularly those relevant to the areas of physical chemistry and chemical physics. … It is a reference work for researchers or advanced students studying polymeric materials. … The main goal of the book is to discuss and describe important results and modern developments. … If the reader … wishes to work in polymer applications or related areas, this is a good book to have available." (Christian Brosseau, Optics and Photonics News, February, 2008)