Polymer Colloids II

  • Robert M. Fitch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Light Scattering

  3. Particle Size; Particle Swelling

  4. Surface Chemistry

    1. Shigekuni Yoshimura, Kaoru Takano, Sei Hachisu
      Pages 139-151
    2. P. Bagchi, B. V. Gray, S. M. Birnbaum
      Pages 225-263
    3. S. M. Ahmed, M. S. El-Aasser, F. J. Micale, G. W. Poehlein, J. W. Vanderhoff
      Pages 265-287
    4. M. A. Barrett Gültepe, D. H. Everett, M. E. Gültepe
      Pages 313-329
    5. M. S. El-Aasser, S. M. Ahmed, G. W. Poehlein, J. W. Vanderhoff, X. Rovira, J. I. Tabernero et al.
      Pages 361-377
    6. James A. Wingrave
      Pages 419-445
    7. W. E. Daniels, C. T. Enos, J. G. Iacoviello, J. H. Frost, J. W. Vanderhoff, S. M. Ahmed
      Pages 477-496
  5. Coagulation and Flocculation

    1. Helen Hassander, Holger Nilsson, Christer Silvegren, Bertil Törnell
      Pages 511-526
    2. T. W. Healy, A. Homola, R. O. James, R. J. Hunter
      Pages 527-536
  6. Emulsion Polymerization

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 669-684

About this book


This volume is comprised of most of the papers presented at a symposium held in Miami Beach during the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in September, 1978. In a sense, it is a sequel to the first ACS symposium held on this topic and published under the title "Polymer Colloids" in 1971 by Plenum Press. That volume contained 12 papers, whereas "Polymer Colloids II" contains 33, an indication of the magnitude of the growth of the field in less than a decade. Increased sophistication probably best characterizes the changes which have taken place, especially in the realm of instru­ mentation. Ten years ago techniques such as quasielastic light scattering, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS - also known as ESCA), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), ultrasonic absorption spectroscopy and hydrodynamic exclusion chromatography (REC) were unavailable to the polymer colloid chemist. Recent advances in all of these methods are described in this volume. Although the book deals primarily with "synthetic latexes" or "emulsion polymers" as colloids, there are a number of papers which deal with their synthesis: particle nucleation in emulsion polymer­ ization, the synthesis of emulsifier-free polymer colloids using novel reagents, molecular weight distributions derived from the kinetics of emulsion polymerization, and anionically polymerized non-aqueous polymer colloids. The kinetics and thermodynamics of the swelling of latex particles by monomers is also dealt with here.


adsorption electrolyte kinetics macromolecule polymerization spectroscopy structure thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert M. Fitch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Materials Science and Department of Chemistry, U-136The University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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