History and New Results

  • Hans Kricheldorf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  3. History

    1. Front Matter
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  4. New Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-291

About this book


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.


Flory theory Stockmayer and equilibriation cyclization cyclization reactions history of polycondensation hyperbranched polymers nylons polycondensation polyesters step growth polymerization

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Kricheldorf
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  1. 1.HamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39429-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39428-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39429-4
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