© 2012

Principles of Polymer Chemistry


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. A. Ravve
    Pages 1-15
  3. A. Ravve
    Pages 151-251
  4. A. Ravve
    Pages 253-327
  5. A. Ravve
    Pages 329-402
  6. A. Ravve
    Pages 537-565
  7. A. Ravve
    Pages 567-693
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 791-801

About this book


This successful textbook undergoes a change of character in the third edition.  Where earlier editions covered organic polymer chemistry, the third edition covers both physical and organic chemistry. Thus kinetics and thermodynamics of polymerization reactions are discussed.

This textbook also covers such hot topics as photonic polymers, electricity conducting polymers, polymeric materials for immobilization of reagents and drug release, organic solar cells, and organic light emitting diodes.

This textbook contains review questions at the end of every chaper, references for further reading, and numerous examples of commerically important processes.


Chain-Growth Free-Radical Polymer textbook Polymeric Materials Polymerization Ring-Opening

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Consultant in Polymer ChemistryNilesUSA

About the authors

A. Ravve received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Utah in 1950, and was Post Doctoral Fellow at both the University of Michigan (1950-1951) and Iowa State University (1951-1952). He worked for 28 years with Continental Group, Incorporated, mainly as a Research Manager, and subsequently as Senior Consultant in syntheses and utilization of polymeric materials. He also taught evening courses in polymer chemistry at several institutions of higher learning in the Chicago area, from 1960-1991. Currently he does consulting in polymer chemistry.

Bibliographic information