In this chapter we shall consider the structure, morphology, composition, condition, properties, and behavior of the molecules which make up resins, polymers, and elastomers. We shall concentrate on the intrinsic attributes of the pure chemical compounds, whether they be man-made or isolated from natural products by purification procedures. Such attributes are for scientific, rather than practical, purposes; they satisfy natural curiosity and lead to a basic understanding of the material. The information is also to be used in conjunction with technological and practical information gathered on Levels II, III, and IV.
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- ACS Symposium on morphology of polymers (T. G. Rochow, ed.,) at Los Angeles, California, April 4–5, 1963, J. Polymer Sci., Part C 3, 1963; reprinted by Interscience Div. of John Wiley and Sons, New York 10016 (1963). There are 16 papers with special attention here on those by V. G. Peck and L. D. Moore on Morphology of large molecules in polyethylene, pp. 9–19; by M. J. Richardson on Molecular weights of amorphous polymers by electron microscopy, pp. 21–29; and by H. P. Wohnsiedler on Morphology of molded melamine—formaldehyde, pp. 77–89.Google Scholar
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- H. Beyer, Organic Chemistry, 10th ed. (in English), Verlag Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt/Main (1963).Google Scholar