Polymeric Materials

  • Joon Bu Park


Polymers (poly = many, mer = unit) are linked together by the primary covalent bonding in the main chain backbone with C, N, O, Si, etc., atoms. The simplest example (but not a simple material) is polyethylene, which is derived from ethylene (CH2=CH2), in which the carbon atoms share electrons with two other hydrogen and carbon atoms: -CH2(CH2-CH2)nCH2-, where n indicates the number of repeat units.


Natural Rubber Silicone Rubber Polyvinyl Acetate Linear Polymer Condensation Polymerization 
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Further Reading

  1. T. Alfrey and E. F. Gurnee, Organic Polymers, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1967.Google Scholar
  2. F. W. Billmeyer, Jr., Textbook of Polymer Science, 2nd edition, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1971.Google Scholar
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  6. H. P. Gregor (ed.), Biomedical Applications of Polymers, Plenum Press, New York, 1975.Google Scholar
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  8. H. Lee and K. Neville, Handbook of Biomedical Plastics, Pasadena Technology Press, Pasadena, Calif., 1971.Google Scholar
  9. D. J. Lyman, “Biomedical Polymers,” Rev. Macromol. Chem., 1, 355, 1966.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. P. Meares, Polymers: Structure and Bulk Properties, D. Van Nostrand Co., London, 1965.Google Scholar
  11. J. M. Schulz, Polymer Materials Science, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1974.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joon Bu Park
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  1. 1.Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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