Principles of Polymer Design and Synthesis

  • Wei-Fang Su

Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 301-306

About this book


How can a scientist or engineer synthesize and utilize polymers to solve our daily problems? This introductory text, aimed at the advanced undergraduate or graduate student, provides future scientists and engineers with the fundamental knowledge of polymer design and synthesis to achieve specific properties required in everyday applications. In the first five chapters, this book discusses the properties and characterization of polymers, since designing a polymer initially requires us to understand the effects of chemical structure on physical and chemical characteristics. Six further chapters discuss the principles of polymerization reactions including step, radical chain, ionic chain, chain copolymerization, coordination and ring opening. Finally, material is also included on how commonly known polymers are synthesized in a laboratory and a factory. This book is suitable for a one semester course in polymer chemistry and does not demand prior knowledge of polymer science.


Commercial Copolymers Dendritic Polymers Free Radical Chain Polymerization Group Transfer Polymerization Homopolymers Hyperbranched Copolymers Ionic Chain Polymerization Living Polymerization Polymer Blends Polymer Recycling

Authors and affiliations

  • Wei-Fang Su
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38729-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38730-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4901
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6603
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